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McCool XXL

Live theatre gig where pop met rock and tribe of five were wired for sound. From the days when men were men and fish could talk, Big Telly produced the unforgettable saga of the wild child who took on the world Finn McCool, the original rock legend.

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What they said:

  • “A high-tech hit… a show [that] demonstrates it can harness the attention of tomorrow’s theatregoers as well as today’s. And that’s a giant step.”
  • Belfast Telegraph, March 2002

The Playboy of the Western World

Big Telly produced a 12 venue All Ireland tour of this popular Irish Classic in spring 2003 and as a result of its success, was invited to revive it during the Irish Season at the Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke in London for a three week residency in autumn 2004, receiving rewarding reviews and positive feedback.

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What they said:

  • “Seaton's love of the work comes through, truly, madly deeply”. “…a production rich in life's zest which laughs along with Synge's bizarre creations…”
  • Newsletter, March 2003

The Colleen Bawn

Big Telly's revival of The Colleen Bawn is a perfect marriage of the physical ensemble style for which the company is known coupled with one of Ireland's most popular plays. This classic tale of love and intrigue across the classes in 19th-century Ireland featured a gallery of distressed damsels, landed gentry and roguish peasantry performed by a cast of just eight.

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What they said:

  • “This adaptation of the play had it all…Comedy was supplied by a “horsey” heiress and a deluded suitor…John Hewitt as Corrigan as usual did not disappoint…it was good fun, and well done.”
  • Coleraine Chronicle, October 2003
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