Down and out in Paris

14 September 2017 19:30 – 23:00
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, 1A Bank Parade, Newry, United Kingdom
Drama/ Pantomime/ Musicals

Down and Out in Paris and London by Phelim Drew Opens at the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre

Adapted and performed by Phelim Drew, he takes to the stage at The Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, Newry on Thursday 14 September at 7.30pm in a captivating production of ‘Down And Out In Paris And London’ by George Orwell.

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Roisin Mulgrew said, “George Orwell’s writing provokes a gamit of emotions, and this production by such a talented actor is a must see”.

Directed by Michael Toumey, the play lays bare the story of a man drifting through life in 1920s Paris.   Scraping by in dead end jobs and generally soaking up the rich underbelly of Parisian life, he finds himself falling helplessly short and discovering a very different view of life, looking up from below.

With a keen understanding of social inequality and a wry sense of humour, he vividly recounts his experiences while down and out. This powerful performance from Phelim Drew brings Orwell’s classic to the stage with humour, empathy and wit.  The performance is enhanced with costume by Therese McKeone, lighting design by Colm Maher, sound design by Philip Steward and song composition by Conor Linehan.

Reviews for Phelim Drew’s performance have been hailed as “Captivating” by In Dublin.  The Sunday Independent wrote “Drew dominated the stage”, and the Irish Mail on Sunday stated “Phelim Drew gives and excellent performance”.

Tickets cost £12.00 per person and £10.00 for concessions and block bookings. 

To book contact The Sean Hollywood Arts Centre on 028 3031 3180.