Powerful women’s hostel play to be performed at Féile an Phobail festival in Belfast


A theatre company’s production of Not On Our Watch, a play about the 12-week worker work-in occupation of Regina Coeli Hostel, will be performed in the Felons Club, west Belfast, on Friday, August 11, 8pm, as part of the Féile an Phobail festival.

The play, produced by Kabosh, will also be performed at a number of other venues, including Shorts Recreational Centre on August 2, 8pm; An Culturlann, Derry, on August, 3, 7.30pm; The Deers Head, Belfast, on August 10, 7.30pm; and The Teachers Club, Dublin on August 12 at 8pm.

Louise Mathews

Not on Our Watch, written by Louise Mathews and directed by Kabosh artistic director Paula McFetridge, played to packed audiences during its last theatre run in Northern Ireland.

Ms McFetridge said: “Louise has produced an amazing piece of work, full of compassion for the broken lives of these women while at the same time angrily denouncing the system that has failed them in every way possible.” 

More details and ticket info available at kabosh.net/production/not-on-our-watch/