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The Playhouse is seeking up to 15 individuals from the Bogside, Fountain & Bishop Street areas interested in theatre performance and backstage skills.

Successful applicants will receive training and will become part of the team designing, rehearsing, technically delivering and even performing the highlight of the Playhouse's spring programme: 'The Bog Couple'.

Discussions and training with interested parties will begin in December 2017.


The Play: The Bog Couple
Fate and a couple of failed marriages have crashed two men together under the same roof in the Rossville Flats in the midst of The Troubles - in what can only be described as the mismatch of the century. Set in the Rossville Flats in the Bogside in 1976, ‘The Bog Couple' (inspired by Neil Simon's The Odd Couple) is a riotous new comedy coming to The Playhouse in February 2018.
Written by Dr Liam Campbell and directed by Kieran Griffiths the play will hold a series of readings, performances, and workshops in the Bogside, Fountain and Bishop Street. The Bog Couple will have its full world premiere at The Playhouse from Tuesday 13 to Saturday 17 February 2018. More information about the play is available here.

Those answering this call will be involved in every step of the play's production from page to stage.


Gain vital experience and training in theatre performance and backstage skills. The Creative Industries has been identified by the Northern Ireland Executive as an area of economic growth in N. Ireland.


- Work with industry professionals exploring theatre performance and directing skills.
- Experience and undertake set design, set build, lighting & sound design.
- Get involved in costuming & stage management.
- Undertake masterclasses with industry standard technicians, performers, directors and writers.
- Be part of a team delivering all aspects of a high quality professional stage play.

No previous experience needed. Interested? Contact Liam Campbell at the Playhouse:
028 7126 8027 0r via email liam@derryplayhouse.co.uk

This project is supported by the Urban Villages Initiative, a key action within the Northern Ireland Executive's Together: Building a United Community (TBUC) Strategy.

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