Replay Theatre Company is a Belfast-based touring company formed in 1988 to write and produce original theatre for younger audiences. The company tours a variety of venues at schools, youth clubs and community centres enabling inclusive access and engagement with theatre and the arts for children across Northern Ireland and beyond. Material in this archive relates to several educational plays written by Replay founder and former Charabanc actress Brenda Winter, including historical plays 'The Normans at Carrick', 'Time Hurdlers', and 'The Battle for Morrigan's Mound'. Other items of note include material from: 'Hiring Days' an educational play written by Marie Jones to introduce themes of cultural heritage and economic awareness to primary children; 'Shalom Belfast!' written by Rebecca Bartlett, and 'Little Lou Tells a Story' by Sarah FitzGibbon. The archive contains scripts, leaflets, programmes, activity packs, press releases and photographs.
I Was There: Working-Class Women in Community Drama
The extraORDINARYwomen project at the Linen Hall Library has one fundamental goal: to celebrate the significance of ordinary women’s lives in Northern Ireland. As part of Ciara McAllister's PhD research, Ciara explored the Theatre and Performing Arts collections in the Linen Hall Library, looking specifically at materials relating to community arts.
Anna Lo discusses her election journey, making change for a better future and her debut in politics. A tough campaigning journey proved to be fruitful as she made history by becoming ‘the first non-white elected politician in Northern Ireland and more astonishingly, the first China-born parliamentarian in Europe.’