Chris Darcy, Writer &  Director of 'Border Pole'

Border Pole by Chris Darcy

About the show

Lena Nowakowski is in a pickle.  After her move from Poland, all she wants is to settle in to her new house at Pettigo and get on with her work at the meat factory.  Trouble is, half the house is in NI and half in the Republic of Ireland.  And she's plagued by wazzicks - uppity estate agents, the PSNI, the Guards, the Church (both sides...), her co (non) workers and the local hoods.  BUDCo brings you a night of comedy, song and some very swift costume changes in this premier of Chris Darcy's new play. (Warning: there are some Brexit jokes, well - how could there not be?)

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 Event Details

Thurs 19 Sept 2019

Fri 20 Sept 2019

Sat 21 Sept 2019

Doors Open 7.00 PM

Show from 7:45PM to 10:00PM  

Othello irish tour: info & tickets

Othello by William Shakespeare

 The Turks are attacking Cyprus and General Othello, ‘The Moor’, is sent with an army by the Venetian Duke to stop their advance. In the claustrophobic atmosphere of a Cypriot military stockade, the psychopathic Iago convinces General Othello that his wife, Desdemona, is having an affair with The Moor’s right-hand man, Captain Cassio. The result is an explosion of mistaken motives, violence and murder.  Bright Umbrella Drama Company present a colourful, fast paced production shot through with humour, pathos and tragedy in a modern military setting.   The play has much to say to modern audiences in an era of women's' rights, the 'Me Too' movement and challenges posed by racism and a fear of 'otherness'. 

Venues and tickets: 2019

  • Saturday 26th October:  The Little Theatre, East Belfast.  Call 07885 748727.  Click for Tickets

  • Wednesday 30th October: Strule Arts Centre, Omagh.   Box Office on 028 8224 7831. Click for Tickets 

  • Saturday 2nd November: Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey.  Box Office on +353 74 913 1849.  Click for Tickets

  • Tuesday 5th November:  Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen.  Box Office on 028 6631 5440.  Click for Tickets 

  • Friday 8th November: Riverside Theatre Coleraine.  Box Office on 028 7012 3123.  Click for Tickets

  • Saturday 9th November, Sean Holywood Arts Centre, Newry.  Box Office on 028 3031 3180 for Tickets

  • Wednesday 13th November: Smock Alley Theatre, DUBLIN.  Box Office on +353 (1) 677 0014.  Click for Tickets

Othello for school and college performances: Contact +44 (0) 7885 748727 or