In The Window – The Play
Life hasn’t turned out the way Margaret dreamed. Lonely as hell in a house that won’t sell, no hubby, no kids and a deathly boring Job. So tonight she’s got a playdate with a bottle of rose and bowl of pink pills. But her romance with suicide is rudely interrupted by an intruder, a snoop and a policeman. Nuala McKeever, Belfast’s Queen of Comedy’ delivers a poignant, hilarious, disastrous cocktail that’s to die for about the resilience of the human heart in the face of… well just about everything that can go wrong in our crazy modern lives.
Nuala McKeever – Performer
Nuala first came to public attention playing Emer in the Award winning BBC comedy Give My Head Peace, followed by writing and starring in her own show, McKeever on UTV. As well as writing a weekly column in the Belfast Telegraph, Nuala is also a regular contributor to TV and radio programmes. She starred as Mrs Lovett in the N.I. premier of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, appeared in Christmas Eve Can Kill You and Carol’s Christmas. Other theatre credits include Out Of the Box, which premiered at Belfast Festival and toured across Ireland. She recently performed her own new solo play, The Window, at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast.
Andrea Montgomery – Director
A Canadian writer and director who has created more than 40 projects, including five one person shows, across the UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Born in Delhi, she grew up in Bangkok, Ottawa, Geneva, Jakarta and London.
Andrea was Chief Executive of the Palace Theatre, Westcliff, before moving to Northern Ireland in 2002 as the Artistic Director of the Riverside Theatre. She is currently Artistic Director of Terra Nova Productions, Northern Ireland’s first inter-cultural theatre company. Working with international colleagues she has created a range of productions in Hong Kong, Macau, London and Northern Ireland. Her most recent project for Terra Nova was Arrivals which saw her commission short five intercultural plays, which she directed in February 2014.
Andrea also writes and her most recent play, the bilingual English and Cantonese piece, All At Once I Saw A Crowd, (set in Greenland, Hong Kong and Belfast) was shortlisted for the Nick Darke Award 2012 and long listed for the Bruntwood Award in 2013. She was funded to develop Crowd at Gateway Theatre in Vancouver and at the National Theatre of Greenland in 2013.
Andrea regularly free-lances. She wrote and directed Eternally Scrooged for Theatre at the Mill Christmas 2013, and directed Dirty Dancin’ At Le Shebeen which had the best advances in the history of the Belfast Grand Opera House, in April 2014.
Andrea is an experienced comedy writer and director. She has worked with Nuala McKeever on ten separate projects, including one-woman shows, comedy reviews, a project for BBC comedy, several comedy Christmas projects and the hits how Ulster Kama Sutra puppet project.
“This is a play for everyone. By all means, climb in the window. Or more conventionally, walk in through the door and up the aisle. Even drill your way through the floorboards if you have to. However you get there, you must see the show.” – Broadway Baby, Edinburgh 2014
“Packed with Black humour, grief and charm” – NI SCENE 2014
“Poignancy and sharp one liners enliven even the darkest comedies!” – Belfast Telegraph, 2014