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The Playhouse Derry/Londonderry present Colin Bateman’s Bag for Life

“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 novelist and screenwriter Colin Bateman’s second stage play asks the question – can forgiveness overcome the want for revenge in 21st century Northern Ireland?
Julie Addy in Colin Bateman’s Bag for Life

Julie Addy in Colin Bateman’s Bag for Life

Commissioned as a legacy project for Derry Londonderry’s 2013 UK City of Culture, this powerful and captivating play is laced with the blackest of humour, and received a hugely successful script in hand reading at the Open House Festival in Bangor, 2015.

“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” Irish News

Contains strong language. Suitable ages 15+

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