Playwright Abbie Spallen has recruited 12 of Northern Ireland’s well known actors to take to the stage for her new production Lally The Scut.

Opening at The Mac next month the co-production with Tinderbox Theatre Company promises to be an “unflinching satire”.

Directed by Michael Duke and with the largest cast to date on the MAC stage, the production will be one of the biggest productions this year so far.

Set in a borderland town the uproarious, occasionally macabre and always compelling, Lally the Scut draws a line in the mud for Northern Ireland.

Richard Clements as Gavin; Maria Connolly as Lally's mother; Frank McCusker as Owen and Roisin Gallagher as Lally

Richard Clements as Gavin; Maria Connolly as Lally’s mother; Frank McCusker as Owen and Roisin Gallagher as Lally

Roisin Gallagher, Richard Clements, Alan McKee and Gerard McCabe will be among cast who will bring the play to life.

And for those interested to know a bit more about it the show’s producers say: “audiences can expect to experience a full gambit of emotions and will recognise the plight of characters, who struggle to deal with obstacles from local politics to local gossip”.

Having already been described as “a riveting drama, with plenty of twists, the story centres on how one community pulls together (or not) when a child goes missing”.

Áine McVerry, Director of Marketing & Communications, the MAC said: “Audiences are set to be captivated by this powerful drama which is premiering exclusively at the MAC. We are really excited to be working with Tinderbox and Abbie on this new piece of writing – this really is Northern Ireland theatre having a moment. Earthy, irreverent, honest, disturbing, forceful and funny, the production features some well-known theatre faces and we are thrilled to be working with the 12 strong cast who are all from Northern Ireland. ”

Michael Duke, Tinderbox Artistic Director and Director added: “Lally the Scut is a hugely original and completely enthralling play. We are delighted to work with Abbie Spallen and the MAC to produce work of this scale and imagination, and to work with 12 of the country’s most talented actors to create a spectacular show”.

Tickets are on sale now from www.themaclive.com starting from just £12. The show runs from April 14 to May 2.

INBV-LallyTheScut01Lally The Scut Starring:

Rosin Gallagher
Carol Moore
Michael Condron
Maria Connolly
Frank McCusker
Richard Clements
Alan McKee
Vincent Higgins
Gerard McCabe
Miche Doherty
Tara Lynne O’Neill
Tony Flynn

The child’s down a hole, the mother’s up to high doh,
the town’s up in arms and humanity’s down the drain.

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