Drama, — March 2, 2010 20:56 — 0 Comments

Brecht’s “Arthuro Ui”

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui will play on Friday at 8.00 in the Arts Centre.

Meanwhile, our theatre critic Michael McNamee reviews Monday evening’s play.

"That Woman at Rathard by Sam Hanna Bell was performed on Monday night at the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre.

This play, set in the early twentieth century is based on Sam Hanna Bell’s best known book, December Bride. It is a rewrite, with the plot timescale compressed and many of the characters juxtaposed to suit a stage performance.

The scene is Rathard, a fictional Hamlet set in rural North Down. Anyone who has ever visited the area, and also read the book, will instantly recognise it as the Hamlet of Ardmillan.

The use of many local names, such as Crockart (in real life Crockard) adds authentic flavour to the setting.

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