A one woman play by Colin Bateman
Directed by Kieran Griffiths
“What are we to make of the men of violence whose time has been and gone, and who have settled into both civil and civilian life? Is there any reason at all to suppose that their capacity for murder has somehow drained away, or will it always be there, like a lining of grease and fat lurking in their mental plumbing?”
Award winning writer Colin Bateman’s second play asks the question, can forgiveness overcome the want for revenge in 21st century Northern Ireland?
This powerful and captivating play, laced with the blackest of humour comes to The Balor following a fantastic debut at The Playhouse in 2016, a sellout run at Bangor’s Open House festival and standing ovations at the Lyric theatre, Belfast.
“One of the strongest pieces of theatre ever produced in Derry…. believable, near the knuckle in places, entertaining and disturbing….” Derry Journal
“a raw, powerful and no-holds-barred journey through the deepest, darkest emotions we have all…Bag for Life will stir the darkest recesses of the Northern Irish soul”- The Irish News
“”A play which transcends political ideologies or aspirations, class territories or clan warfare. Addy delivers a tour-de-force in her eighty minute monologue”- Culture NI