Mojo Mickybo 2022 May 31st, 2022

Mojo Mickybo - UK and ROI Tour

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Bruiser Theatre Company bring theatre to new audiences with the return of international touring!

"Mojo Mickybo revival emphasises the importance of theatre." - The Irish News

At times during the COVID-19 pandemic, it felt like we'd never get back to touring. But with the support of Culture Ireland and National Lottery Project Funding through The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Bruiser delivered a five week tour of the UK and ROI with their critically acclaimed production of Mojo Mickybo by Owen McCafferty!

"A funny, but ultimately tragic, tale of two boys from Belfast, skilfully performed and presented. I loved every minute spent with Mojo Mickybo." - Everything Theatre

Owen McCafferty’s Mojo Mickybo is about a friendship between two boys growing up in Belfast. Set over the summer of 1970, Mojo and Mickybo are two nine-year-old boys from opposing sides of the sectarian divide. They are 'thick as two small thieves', playing headers, building huts, spitting from cinema balconies, with the violence of The Troubles only obliquely impacting on them-until finally their friendship is destroyed in a way that they only later come to understand.

This was pure storytelling with dynamic physicality, providing opportunity for a new generation to experience Belfast’s most treasured, living playwright; offering new international audiences to consider that Mojo and Mickybo represent the division of a benighted country that has spent a century at war with itself.

"A fascinating and thoroughly engrossing piece of writing brought to life by two amazing and talented actors." - London Theatre 1