The Well of the Saints and The End of the Beginning


The Well of the Saints and The End of the Beginning

This autumn, Big Telly is producing a double bill of The Well of the Saints and The End of the Beginning, bringing together the company’s contemporary approach to popular Irish Classics and its reputation for theatrical innovation and visual flair spanning 20 years.

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What they said:

  • “Great writers, great stories and great craic...”                                     
  • Belfast Telegraph, November 2008

The Haunting of Helena Blunden

The past is imperfect and the present is tense in this atmospheric production where the line between now and then is blurred and memories have a life of their own...

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What they said:

  • “Zoë Seaton’s direction and nicely restrained turns from the actors keep the tension high and the audience engaged...”

“A powerful, clever play...”

  • Culture Northern Ireland, Mar 10
  • “A compact little musical with surprising twists and turns...”

 ‘An entertaining evening...’

  • The Stage Online, Mar 10

Spike Milligan’s ‘Puckoon’

Spike Milligan's PUCKOON is a Goonish blend of theatrical anarchy, musical wit, and impossible plot. Ireland 1922, and the Ulster Boundary Commission has drawn the new border straight through the small town of Puckoon. With the church separated from its own graveyard and drink now thirty percent cheaper in one corner of the pub, life in the newly divided village will never be the same again.

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What they said:

  • "It is easy see why this rumbustious romp of a show has been a huge hit barnstorming around Ireland. The wildly talented company of six actor-musicians attack Spike Milligan’s absurd comic novel with inspired physical gusto..." 
  • —, Mar 11

  • “Puckoon will delight those who are already Milligan fans and create new ones.”

  •  — Theatre Guide London, Mar 11

  • "A rip-roaring piece of physical theatre...Hugely entertaining ...a glossy production which looks great!" 
  • — The Stage Online, Feb 09

  • "The madcap genius of Spike Milligan...a pythonesque piece of theatre ...oddball entertainment" 

  • — The Irish Times, Feb 09

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