Coming soon: Arrivals 2

arrivals2Terra Nova Productions, with support by Accidental Theatre, presents ARRIVALS 2.

 

Arrivals2 is the second part of a trilogy of theatre productions conceived and directed by Terra Nova Productions’ Artistic Director Andrea Montgomery.  Following the success of Arrivals last year, Montgomery was bombarded with applications from writers who wanted to work on Arrivals2.  She has commissioned five professional Northern Irish writers to write five interlocking pieces based on the lives of Northern Ireland’s immigrants and their children.

 

The Five Playwrights

 

The five writers working on Arrivals2 for the project are:

  • award-winning Armagh playwright and screenwriter Daragh Carville;
  • poets James Meredith (Belfast) and Deirdre Cartmill (Tyrone) who made such successful contributions to Arrivals last year;
  • Award-winning actress Maggie Cronin (born in London, lives in Belfast) who has appeared across our stages and screen, including 2011 Oscar-winning short film The Shore by Terry George and is now turning her hand to playwriting;
  • And emerging writer Finn Kennedy (Belfast) whose script Hostel was successfully toured by Kabosh Theatre Company, starring Caroline Curran and Julie McCann.

 

The Four Actors

 

Arrivals2 is performed by four professional actors: local NI actress Louise Parker, London-born actress Melissa Dean (whose mother is from Ardoyne and father is from the Caribbean), and second English actors Robert Bertrand (whose family is from St Lucia) and Nathanael Campbell (whose family is from Jamaica).

 

Emerging Artists and Community Stars

 

Because the Arrivals2 pieces are inspired by real stories told by real Northern Irish multicultural citizens, it may be of interest for local papers to interview some of these people.  We are currently firming up who is available to interview and will shortly provide additional information.

 

Terra Nova Productions has commissioned two emerging intercultural Artists, poet Nandi Jola and singer Amita Shanbhogue.  Nandi is a published poet from South Africa. Amita is originally from India.

 

 

Composer Anthony Toner

 

For fans of Anthony Toner, the singer-songwriter has created the score to the production.  Anthony is playing on the soundtrack heard between the five pieces, and fans will have an opportunity to hear a range of guitar styles including Anthony’s excellent slide playing.

The soundtrack for Arrivals2 builds on Anthony’s experience of Arrivals. On Arrivals2 Anthony will be working with Amita Ravikirana Shanbhogue.

 

Director

 

Andrea Montgomery has directed 40+ professional productions.  She has worked in Northern Ireland, across the UK and in France, Canada, Macau, Hong Kong, Iran and Greenland.  Andrea is the daughter of Canadian diplomats, was born in Delhi India, and has lived in Bangkok, Geneva, Jakarta, Ottawa, Vancouver, London and Coleraine.

 

Audiences may be surprised to learn that not only has Andrea Montgomery directed all of Nuala McKeever’s writing, she is the director for Leesa Harker’s Dirty Dancing In Le Shebeen, both the 2014 and 2015 productions. She also directed Leesa’s Christmas play Slimmer for Christmas and will be directing the Scottish production of Shebeen in April of this year.

 

Emerging Artists and Community Stars

 

Because the Arrivals2 pieces are inspired by real stories told by real Northern Irish multicultural citizens, it may be of interest for local papers to interview some of these people.  We are currently firming up who is available to interview and will shortly provide additional information.

 

Terra Nova Productions has commissioned two emerging intercultural Artists, poet Nandi Jola and singer Amita Shanbhogue.  Nandi is a published poet from South Africa. Amita is originally from India.

Northern Irish tour begins in March 2015. For full details click on the link below

ARRIVALS 2 TOUR DATES AND TICKETS

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