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Wanted: Féile superheroes

By Ciara Quinn

A CALL has gone out for all ardent superhero fans to sign up to the annual street theatre project as part of Féile an Phobail.

Last year saw a vibrant Alice in Wonderland-inspired Mad Hatter’s Tea Party theme running throughout the 10-day community festival as young people launched and attended the opening parade in full costume. Youth Arts Worker Conall McCorry told the Andersonstown News that the street theatre initiative is always something that stops people in their tracks.

“This is our fourth year organising the project and we can’t wait to see the likes of Batman, the Joker, Iron Man, Spider-Man, all the classic comic book heroes and villains, turn a few heads as we get into the Féile spirit.”

The workshops are open to anyone aged 16 to 21.

Conall added: “We have drama practitioners coming from as far as the Netherlands to hold workshops. We have Caitríona Ward who is the co-founder of Craicin’ Up Productions coming to teach the basics of drama and how to set up a play from scratch. We also have Gráinne Curistan coming up from Dublin who works tirelessly in the theatre industry and is very active in experimenting with different styles of theatre. It really is an opportunity not to be missed. So basically, if you are superhero fanatic or you are an up and coming actor looking to skill up this project will certainly add strings to your bow.”

For info contact or telephone 90 313440.

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