January 2017, the White House welcomed the infamous Donald Trump to the Presidential seat and to end the year c21 Theatre Company welcomes him to Belfast.
Can you guess what is on Donald Trump’s Christmas list this year? You guessed it, a wall. What better way to get inspiration for his Mexican wall than to visit Belfast’s famous Peace wall, with a guided tour by our very own former First Minister, Arlene Foster.
As Belfast gears up for the festive season of peace on earth, Arlene gets an early Christmas present, a visit from Mr President himself, Donald Trump. Following in the footsteps of past presidents, Trump makes it his mission to find some Irish roots, but has he come to the right place? The unruly pair, set off on a wild, fun-filled adventure, with a little more slaying than sleighing, in a bid to show Trump a proper Belfast Christmas.
Written by Rosemary Jenkinson and directed by c21 Theatre Company’s co-founder, Stephen Kelly, this hilarious and satirical show is part of a two-part Christmas production, namely The Chronicles of Christmas in the Black Box Theatre on Wednesday 20th December.
Speaking ahead of the production, c21 Theatre Company co-founder and director, Stephen Kelly says, “Following Rosemary’s hugely successful sell-out show Michelle and Arlene, we were delighted to welcome Mr Trump to Belfast.
Not your typical Christmas play, with cultural and political references and an incident involving the handling of a weapon, the show offers light-hearted entertainment which is set to have you in stitches.
Stephen continues, “The hugely talented cast, Miche Doherty and Maria Connolly, bring to life eccentric and larger than life character of Trump, with the seriousness of Arlene, offering a striking juxtaposition to create an inadvertently hilarious show, which we think everyone will love.”
Trump’s Big Bad Belfast Christmas is followed by another short play, Brendan Quinn’s Game of Gnomes. Directed by Tom Finlay, the festive show follows the story of Bernard Sythe’s audition for Game of Thrones, or so he thought.
Performances take place at the Black Box Theatre, Belfast on Wednesday 20th December, with Trump’s Big Bad Belfast Christmas taking place at 1pm, tickets costing £6.
Evening performances will take place at 7.45pm of Trump’s Big Bad Belfast Christmas, followed by Games of Gnomes, tickets costing £10 for both shows. Doors open 30 minutes ahead of the performance. To buy your tickets, visit blackboxbelfast.com.