Bronagh Waugh, aka Sally Ann Spector in BBC Two’s The Fall, returned to Belfast celebrating the the Arts Council project funding of Pintsized Productions – a theatre company she was instrumental in creating and of which she is now a proud patron. She headed to the Hudson Bar to spread the joy.

Hudson Bar Managers Sean Burrell and Carmel Anne Torens

Hudson Bar Managers Sean Burrell and Carmel Anne Torens celebrating with Bronagh Waugh

Originally established eight years ago by Bronagh and her bestie Gerard McCabe, the company’s artistic director, with the goal of creating pint-sized projects and showcase Northern Ireland’s emerging talents.

Bronagh said: “You know there are so many cuts happening across the board, we are so, so thankful that we managed to get some funding and that they are supporting Pintsized Surprise. To get recognition and support from the Arts council feels like a proud moment cause 8 years on, it feels like the theatre company has really grown and is being taking seriously and being recognised!”

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Thanks to the funding, Pintsized Productions will be hitting the road in August with their production Pintsized Surprise – previously enjoyed at the Edinburgh Fringe, Feile an Phobal and Belfast’s Pick ‘n’ Mix festival at the MAC.

Co-Founder Gerard McCabe explained: “The audience will meet at a preordained place and then, quite literally, taken on a journey into the unknown. Of course having no idea what the production is about we are asking the audience to take a risk but that is the thrill of the entire production as the wonder and tension of the unknown creates the overall atmosphere of the event.”

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