It’s 1991 in West Belfast. With their husbands either locked up or killed, Marie, Cassie and Nora are just trying to get on with their lives, despite the bombs and burning buses. Life must go on – after all, there’s still laundry to do, bills to pay and kids to feed.
But when a mysterious young woman turns up on Marie’s doorstep and disrupts their girls’ night out, the devastating revelations which ensue will shatter dreams and threaten their friendship irrevocably. Sharply funny, moving, yet never shying from the harsh realities of life during the Troubles, Bold Girls is a celebration of women’s strength under siege.
The play was first performed by 7:84 Scottish People’s Theatre at Cumbernauld Theatre in 1990 and on tour. This new production as part of our Autumn Season is being Directed by Michael Duke former Tinderbox Theatre Company (Belfast) Artistic Director, who is originally from County Down, and currently based in Glasgow.