Fri 12 July | 14:00 | Town Hall Theatre

2024 | Ireland, NI, France, Belgium | 116’

New Lodge is a Catholic neighbourhood in the heart of Belfast, violently affected by the conflict in Northern Ireland. Today it is marked by social abandonment, yet the inhabitants have a proud sense of belonging and idealism, albeit occasionally unhinged, that can be found in their humanity and caustic humour.

Once paramilitary foot soldiers as teenagers, the men are now beset by disillusion, poor health, and unemployment. The women, fed up with any nostalgia for the Troubles, stay busy to keep the community afloat. Each in their own way, neighbours Joe and Jolene resort to a peculiar version of theatrical re-enactment as a way of coming to terms with the trauma they have each suffered.

Post-show discussion will follow

Director/Writer: Alessandra Celesia
Producers: Jeremiah Cullinane, Jean-Laurent Csinidis, John McIlduff, Geneviève de Bauw

Principal funder