New production images are released for Removed, a brand new play inspired by interviews with young people growing up in care in Northern Ireland, created by Prime Cut Productions, in collaboration with playwright Fionnuala Kennedy, and Voice Of Young People In Care (VOYPIC), and in association with Young at Art.
Removed will receive its world premiere at Belfast Children’s Festival on Saturday 9 March, and run until 16 March 2019, at the Brian Friel Theatre.
The Belfast Children’s Festival is an annual international arts festival for children and young people aged 0 – 17 years and their accompanying adults.
Removed is a funny and affecting fictional story, told by a character called ‘Adam’ and offers insight into the experiences of growing up in the Northern Irish care system.
Adam is OK to share his story – really it’s alright – it’s OK that his life was turned upside down – and the social workers were nice, kinda – and the foster homes, well… and his baby brother Joe?
Removed is not based on one individual, but rather an amalgam of the many interviews gathered by Fionnuala Kennedy, with Voice Of Young People In Care, a group of young people with care experience, who are campaigning for changes to the care system in Northern Ireland.
Removed has been developed through Prime Cut’s Participate and Innovate Programmes, and is supported by Creative Europe as part of the EU Collective Plays Project.
Performance Dates: Saturday 9th March until Saturday 16 March 2019
Press in from: Saturday 9 March
Venue: Brian Friel Theatre, Queens University Belfast
Address: 20 University Square, Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT7 1PA
Suggested Running Time: 60mins
Tickets: Young at Art Festival Box Office: 028 9024 3042 (open M-F 10am-2pm) /
Price: £10- £8
Suggested Age Recommendation: 11+ with parental/carer discretion (contains some strong language)