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The Thief

Imagine a world where interaction with the pictures and people on your TV screen is not only possible, but achievable. Welcome to the world of Vince. A wannabe illusionist and TV addict, Vince idolises Harry Houdini. So much so that he discovers his much-practised mind-bending techniques have seized control of his set.

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What they said:

  • “An evening of barely controlled craziness, which contains some genuine gems of humour and wonder.  Strange, very strange.”
  • Irish Times, March 2004

The Shadow of the Glen & The Tinker’s Wedding

Big Telly has done it again with these two outrageously wicked comedies revolving around marriage - one on the cards and the other on the rocks... and continues its series of popular Irish Classics with a touring production of the two plays by J.M. Synge.

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What they said:

  • “Big Telly’s updating of work on a previous tour added sparkle to a standard, which was deservedly critically acclaimed… the show is a sell out success for the company”
  • News Letter, February 2005

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Big Telly Theatre Company continues its celebration of Irish Classics. Big Telly's adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray will bring together the company's contemporary approach to popular Irish Classics and its reputation for theatrical innovation and visual flair. The story of a man who preserves his youth and is feted by society while his portrait deteriorates with age and corruption, is a beauteous, sinister fable with keen contemporary relevance.

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What they said:

  • “…strong emphasis on expressionism and special effects – and the occasional dash of melodrama thrown in for good measure.”
  • Irish Times, February 2006
  • "This Irish born and bred theatre company perform this play with realistic credibility, portraying the characters sympathetically and performing the piece with a real understanding of all things Irish. [Big Telly] transform Synge's dialogue into lyrical poetry." 
  • The Stage, Playboy of the Western World, Basingstoke Revival, 2004
  • "An evening of barely controlled craziness, which contains some genuine gems of humour and wonder. Strange, very strange." 
  • The Irish Times, The Thief, Irish Tour, 2004
  • "...a production rich in life's zest which laughs along with Synge's creations. Seaton's love for the piece comes through, truly, madly deeply." 
  • News Letter, Playboy of the Western World, Irish Tour, 2003
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