Thursday 24th – Saturday 26th June 2021, at 7pm each evening
Bruiser Theatre Company are proud to present an online theatre production of Mojo Mickybo by Owen McCafferty.
Mojo Mickybo shows the friendship between two boys growing up in Belfast – a friendship that at first is immune to the sectarian violence taking place around them, but which nonetheless is ultimately destroyed by it.
Mojo and his mate Mickybo are two nine-year-old boys from opposing sides of the sectarian divide. They are ‘thick as two small thieves’, playing headers, being mouthy, building huts, spitting from cinema balconies and re-enacting their favourite movie, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. They are young cowboys in the making, with the violence of The Troubles only obliquely impacting on them – until finally their friendship is destroyed in a way that they only later come to understand.
This is pure, undiluted storytelling in Bruiser’s trademark dynamic physical style. Fast-paced, darkly funny and action-packed.
Despite venues remaining closed due to the ongoing pandemic, Bruiser are keeping theatre alive and accessible by releasing the production online.