Donegal actor stars in new production production

Patrick McBrearty of St Johnston will be familiar to Donegal audiencePatrick McBrearty of St Johnston will be familiar to Donegal audiences 

Donegal actor stars in new production production
Carolyn Farrarcarolyn.farrar@donegaldemocrat.com@dgldemocrat

Donegal actor Patrick McBrearty is part of the ensemble bringing a new trio of plays to the stage.

Tinderbox Theatre Company’s “What we’re made of”, directed by Patrick J. O’Reilly, taps into current feelings of global upheaval.

“What We’re Made Of” is at the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast from Thursday, Sept. 15th to 23th at 7.30pm, with a preview on Sept. 14th and matinees at 3pm on Sept. 17th and 18th.

Patrick is part of the ensemble cast that includes Nicky Harley, Rhodri Lewis and Kerri Quinn.

Alternately cheeky, playful and poignant, “What We’re Made Of” includes three one-act plays: “History” by Daragh Carville; “Hiatus”, a collaboration between playwrights from Northern Ireland and Croatia; and “Hen”, a solo performance.

“They’re all different styles – very interesting theatre,” Patrick said. “It’s something I don’t think I’ve ever seen before and something you’ll definitely remember.”

He said, “’Hiatus’ started out as a response to the refugee crisis but evolved to become about Europe more generally. It looks at the parallels between two post-conflict societies, and examines the impact on what it’s like to leave your own country and arrive in a new one.”

Patrick was last on the Donegal stage in An Grianán Theatre’s celebrated 2014 production of Frank McCabe’s, “Frank Pig Says Hello”, which also toured the country.

“I kind of grew up in An Grianán Theatre,” he said, crediting the influence of An Grianán Director, Patricia McBride, and Pluincéad Ó Fearraigh of Letterkenny Music and Drama Group.

Patrick, from St. Johnston, graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2013. He has also performed in The Importance of Being Ernest (Wilde Festival), Lovers (Friel Festival), Blackout (Lyric Theatre), Blinkered (Sole Purpose), The Tempest (Terra Nova), Under The Hawthorn Tree (Cahoots NI), After The End (Pintsize). Later this year, he will appear in the Lyric Theatre’s production of Three Sis.

Donegal Actor Patrick McBrearty is part of the ensemble bringing a new trio of plays to the stage.

Tinderbox Theatre Company’s “What we’re made of”, directed by Patrick J. O’Reilly, taps into current feelings of global upheaval.

“What We’re Made Of” is at the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast from Thursday, Sept. 15th to 23th at 7.30pm, with a preview on Sept. 14th and matinees at 3pm on Sept. 17th and 18th.

Patrick is part of the ensemble cast that includes Nicky Harley, Rhodri Lewis and Kerri Quinn.

Alternately cheeky, playful and poignant, “What We’re Made Of” includes three one-act plays: “History” by Daragh Carville; “Hiatus”, a collaboration between playwrights from Northern Ireland and Croatia; and “Hen”, a solo performance.

“They’re all different styles – very interesting theatre,” Patrick said. “It’s something I don’t think I’ve ever seen before and something you’ll definitely remember.”

He said, “’Hiatus’ started out as a response to the refugee crisis but evolved to become about Europe more generally. It looks at the parallels between two post-conflict societies, and examines the impact on what it’s like to leave your own country and arrive in a new one.”

Patrick was last on the Donegal stage in An Grianán Theatre’s celebrated 2014 production of Frank McCabe’s, “Frank Pig Says Hello”, which also toured the country.

“I kind of grew up in An Grianán Theatre,” he said, crediting the influence of An Grianán Director, Patricia McBride, and Pluincéad Ó Fearraigh of Letterkenny Music and Drama Group.

Patrick, from St. Johnston, graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2013. He has also performed in The Importance of Being Ernest (Wilde Festival), Lovers (Friel Festival), Blackout (Lyric Theatre), Blinkered (Sole Purpose), The Tempest (Terra Nova), Under The Hawthorn Tree (Cahoots NI), After The End (Pintsize). Later this year, he will appear in the Lyric Theatre’s production of Three Sisters.