Up-and-coming journalist Dempsey loves his London life – but is suddenly shipped home to Belfast to make a documentary on the changing face of good ol' Norn Iron.
A Christmas visitor at best, Dempsey has his fingers crossed for a quick job and a leap up the career ladder. But his parents (Tom and Martha) and his oldest school buddy (Mark) have their own agendas for him, and soon Dempsey is forced out from behind his camera.
O’Hagan’s stage debut is a multimedia exploration of homecoming that rips into ideas about family and identity, and asks how far can a person be the author of their own life. With a superb cast, starring Maggie Cronin best known for her role in the BBC's long-running daytime drama Doctors and Academy award winning short film The Shore; Cillian O'Sullivan, currently starring in 6Degrees; Noel Magee from BBC production Betrayal of Trust, and upcoming Lyric Theatre actor Jason McLaughlin.
LATEST BLOG POST: I think of Fast & Loose as the Thanksgiving moment of Accidental’s theatre year: An annual gathering time. Moments of high-stress and hilarity shared among (very suddenly formed!) families. A ton of preparation for a single meal. Tiffs and bickering on the avenue to something delectable.
Last December we were excited to announce that Accidental was awarded a grant from the BBC Performing Arts Fund to host Emily DeDakis on a training Fellowship with us. Emily has been a frequent face at Accidental and a long time volunteer on our work since 2009 and we are very excited to be able to help further her training as an artist.
Just before rehearsals started for our latest show The Kitchen, the Bedroom and the Grave Elizabeth sat down with the writer Donal O'Hagan and director Richard Lavery to chat about were the show came from, what were some of their favourite moments to look out for.
As we work on our latest show we took time out to talk to Emily, our Dramaturg Fellow, supported by the BBC Performing Arts Fund. Asking her about what she thinks about her work, the show and the support that the BBC Fellowship has given her this year.