Tyrone drama to explore impact of fracking

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The controversial issue of fracking will be explored in a ground-breaking play ‘This Land’ to be staged at Strule Arts Centre in Omagh.

The play which will take place on April 7, will pose a number of questions for the audience.

We are heading towards some scary and challenging times in the continued search for power and now more than ever we need to become informed in order to decide the best way forward

Jo Newman

How far down do you own the land beneath your feet?

How much does where you live inform the person you become and what happens when someone else comes along and stakes their claim?

‘This Land’ unearths some of these answers when Pentabus Theatre Company and Salisbury Playhouse take to the stage in Omagh.

This Land explores what happens when a family face the threat of a fracking company setting up metres from their home.

The play hurtles through thousands of years of history, exploring the layers of lives lived on one patch of land – everything that has happened there and what is to come.

For young couple Bea and Joseph this is a story of fractured hearts, lives and lands.

Bea is played by Rosie Armstrong, whose recent stage work has included Great Britain at the National Theatre and the West End production of Chimerica. Joseph is played by Harry Long who has recently performed in Enemy of the People for The Octagon, Bolton and Fatal Attraction at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Director Jo Newman says: “Pentabus Theatre Company empowers and champions writing about the rural world and takes this work to places where they have a real resonance.

“The play addresses an important and controversial issue which is happening right now all over the world. We are heading towards some scary and challenging times in the continued search for power and now more than ever we need to become informed in order to decide the best way forward.”

To book tickets contact Box Office 028 82 247831 or online at www.struleartscentre.com