For its tenth year in Belfast, we're starting a new chapter by taking Fast & Loose outside the city for the first time. 

In this 24-hour fiesta, Accidental Theatre creates & premieres four new plays in just one day. At 9 p.m. on Friday, four writers are given a selection of random inspirations & just twelve hours to write a short play each. At 9 a.m. on Saturday, four directors, twelve performers and six stage crew arrive & leap into creating the plays, which premiere that very night at 9 p.m. — a bold & breathless experiment in playmaking.

It's even more unpredictable, unique & uplifting than usual, whilst always remaining a showcase of some of the finest theatre artists working in Northern Ireland. Embrace the unknown.

Fast & Loose 2017

Saturday 17th June 2017
12-13 Shaftesbury Square


Thursday 29th June 2017
12 Shore Street, Cushendall

About the 10th Year

This year it's extra special, as we’re celebrating F&L's tenth incarnation. Along with the usual (four new plays), we'll also present three special ones from the back catalogue — wild fruits of this decade-long project. WAIT! There's more: All this happens in Accidental's new shared HQ, at 12-13 Shaftesbury Square. As we start to take F&L to unusual places and fun spaces.

In collaboration with Big Telly's Creative Shops programme, we'll be taking Fast & Loose on tour — creating 24-hour performances with groups around the country!

Starting in Cushendall in June!