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‘’An undercurrent of unease, an incremental build-up of tension – Mydidae is a potent piece of writing’’ (exeuntmagazine)

Prime Cut Productions in association with the MAC premiere Jack Thorne’s hard-hitting play Mydidae as part of the Ulster Bank Belfast International Arts Festival. An intimate two-hander, Mydidae takes place in a small bathroom where everything is bared – metaphorically and literally for the audience.

Jack Thorne is a BAFTA award-winning writer for: This is England 88 and The Fades. He is currently working alongside JK Rowling helping her write Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for the West End to be released in 2016.

Mydidae is one of eighteen premieres that will showcase as part of The Ulster Bank Belfast International Arts Festival and is produced as part of Prime Cut Production’s Reveal programme and the BBC fellowship, both of which help develop emerging artists.

Thorne’s play subtly explores issues surrounding child loss and the effects it can have on a relationship, these issues resonate long after the curtain falls. The show premieres one week after National Infant and Pregnancy Loss awareness day. Rhiann Jeffrey, Director and part of Prime Cut Productions Reveal program that mentors emerging artists, explains, “I hope that anyone who has been in a relationship will be able to relate to some aspect of Mydidae – regardless of the couples circumstances. The play addresses universal issues and offers a rare insight into a very private place with very ordinary people”.

Emma Jordan, Prime Cut’s Artistic Director said: “There are very few opportunities for emerging artists in Northern Ireland, and even less money. The Reveal programme gives these artists an opportunity to explore their own ideas, develop their craft and in the case of Rhiann Jeffrey direct their first professional production with the mentorship and support of experienced artists and facilitators. This production is entirely produced, directed and designed by early stage theatre artists and in this current stagnant arts climate it is a beacon of hope for the future”.

Mydidae opens at the MAC on the 20th October and runs to the 25th October. Tickets on sale now at: www.themaclive.com. The play is directed by Rhiann Jeffrey, Produced by Stephen Coulter, Costume and Set Design by Cait Corkery, Sound Design by Marty Byrne and Stage Management: Ciara Nolan. The production and associated outreach activity is made possible through funding provided by Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Performing Arts Fund, Belfast City Council, Paul Hamlyn Foundation,

For further Information on the production please contact Conn McKermott, Arts Development Manager on 07516602116 or conn@primecutproductions.co.uk

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