Become bewitched at Newry Halloween spooktactular

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Become bewitched at Newry Halloween spooktactular thumbnailLITTLE Saorlaith Trainor, with Patricia Mathers from Around a Pound and Christina Nelson from Big Telly Theatre, is looking forward to all the Halloween activities next week.

THURSDAY and Saturday will see Newry transformed into a fang-tastically ghastly fantasia of fun as The Big Telly Theatre Company put on their Halloween extravaganza.

Big Telly will bring their uniquely irreverent brand of theatricality to Hill Street on Thursday as they stage their Pumpkin Party, where would-be Jack O' Lanterns get to meet Mr and Mrs Pumpkin and make their own pumpkin, before indulging in some spookily scrumptious pumpkin soup, freshly prepared by Seamus and co. from the Boo-levard Restaurant!

Christina Nelson, Director of The Big Telly Theatre Company, said: "We're inviting everyone and their families to come along to Thursday's Pumpkin Party, so you can bring your own or you can avail of one of ours.

"It is a very family orientated event, so it's going to be lots of fun so everyone should come together and have some Halloween craic."

On Saturday the theatre company will stage their interpretation of The Little Shop of Horrors, where, Christina said, unsuspecting Joe and Jolene public could find themselves as part of the ensemble that flits across town through each act.

"People are to meet at the Big Telly office at 52 Hill Street. That building is going to be transformed into the trick or treat dungeon," she said.

 "Then there'll be lots of tricks or treats throughout the town, because we're creating the Little Shops of Horrors throughout the town.

"The interchangeable, shape-shifting nature of the set adds to the mystique, dramatic irony and, most importantly, the sense of fun and mischief.

"It's all new work, but then there's a community element, so we take what's here and we bring creativity and create a little bit of havoc in town centres and try to re-energise them in a creative fashion.

"There are 10 businesses involved throughout Newry and there'll be a cast of about 30 performers out on the streets on Saturday. In fact I would say every, walkabout, street-theatre, musical theatre performer in Northern Ireland is going to be in Newry that day.

"There's a lot of comedy involved and it's nice to make people smile for a little while and that's what we're trying to do. It's been going from strength to strength."

Christina urged people to come along to the uniquely interactive family orientated event.


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