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C.L.G./Sitting Up For Michael 2014 - Interview with the cast and crew (video)

The cast and crew of C.L.G./Sitting Up for Michael discuss the upcoming double bill.

C.L.G. 
Two members of rival GAA clubs have been locked in a room until they can decide on a neutral venue for their upcoming match. It'll be the first time the two teams will have met for nine years, and some old scores have been long to heal. Will the dastardly Sam trick his way to getting the venue he wants, or can the put-upon Lory hold fast? They'd need to hurry up though - Fair City will be on soon.

Sitting Up for Michael
Michael's died. Who's going to do the readings? Will there be a lock-in at Packie's? Why did he only get twenty Mass Cards? It's a wil' handlin' altogether. The family and friends of Michael Montague gather for the sit up on the eve of his funeral. Set in contemporary county Tyrone, James McAnespy's comedy explores themes of family, separation and hidden pasts. So don't open the brandy until tomorrow. Brian, Michael's stubborn son, bickers relentlessly with his sister Frieda who has just come down from Belfast and starts ruling the roost as usual. Their neighbour Doris offers her support and a hot pot of tea. Young Rory, who reaches for a drink a little too readily is there to see Joe, whose coming down on the University bus, with a girl he just met - but she's got more to hide than she's letting on.

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C.L.G./Sitting Up for Michael Double Bill is debuting in the White Bear Theatre, London from April 8-27. Tickets are on sale now from TicketSource

Listen to this White Bear Director's Chair interview with our own Alex Howarth.

Alex got interviewed this week and he talks about how the play is relatable to people who might not have an Irish background, the production process and the tradition of Irish writing.



C.L.G./Sitting Up for Michael Double Bill is debuting in the White Bear Theatre, London from April 8-27. Tickets are on sale now from TicketSource

Sitting Up for Michael rehearsal photos

Janette McManus, Paul Christian Rogers, James McAnespy
Janette McManus
Paul Christian Rogers, Peter Dineen, Fintan Dineen

Sharron Byrne, James McAnespy

Sharron Byrne, James McAnespy

Sharron Byrne, James McAnespy

Emma Spence, Fintan Dineen, James McAnespy

Janette McManus, Paul Christian Rogers

James McAnespy

The full cast of Sitting Up for Michael

The full cast of Sitting Up for Michael

Janette McManus, Paul Christian Rogers, Emma Spence, Sharron Byrne, James McAnespy

Director Alex Howarth

Emma Spence, Sharron Byrne

Janette McManus, James McAnespy, Sharron Byrne, Peter Dineen

Fintan Dineen, James McAnespy

Peter Dineen, James McAnespy

Paul Christian Rogers, James McAnespy, Peter Dineen, Sharron Byrne

Laura Duffy took these fantastic rehearsal pictures of Sitting Up for Michael, featuring our entire cast and director, Alex Howarth.

C.L.G./Sitting Up for Michael Double Bill is debuting in the White Bear Theatre, London from April 8-27. Tickets are on sale now from TicketSource

Meet the cast & crew - Georgia Stanley-Hirst, Props & Costume

Georgia is currently in her final year of a degree in Theatre Production Arts at Mountview Academy and is specialising in Stage Management. 

Having worked with Alex on a production at Mountview last year and Stage Managing his show, at Edinburgh Festival in the summer, it’s been great for them to be working together again. 

In the past, she has stage managed productions for Mayhem Musical Theatre Company and Perfect World Productions and has worked on a number of productions at Mountview, including ‘Spring Awakening’ and ‘Richard II’. 

After graduating from Mountview, she will continue to work in a wider variety of jobs within theatre and continue working in the industry.

Meet the Cast and Crew: Alex Howarth - Director

Alex Howarth is in the midst of an incredibly hectic 2014. Prior to taking the reigns on Sitting Up for Michael he was working as Assistant Director to David Thacker for his production of Twelfth Night in the Octagon Theatre in Bolton.

With his own company Patch of Blue, he will be taking a number of original devised shows to the Edinburgh festival, so it's all go with Alex! 


His full list of credits include:

Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts 
Theatre includes Dear Santa (The Capitol, Horsham), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (UK Tour), [title of show] (UK Professional Premiere, Edinburgh Festival), Medea (Guildhall), CafĂ© Nation (World Premiere, Cockpit Theatre), Beans On Toast (Karamel), Rain Man (Karamel), Godspell (Edinburgh Festival), The Last Five Years (Edinburgh Festival), Hansel and Gretel (Edinburgh Festival), A Streetcar Named Desire (The Byre), Whistle Down The Wind (The Byre). 
Assistant Director credits include Twelfth Night (Octagon Theatre, Bolton), The Complete Works Of Shakespeare-Abridged (UAE Tour), Avenue Q (Theatre Royal Windsor), Spend, Spend, Spend (Cockpit Theatre).

C.L.G./Sitting Up for Michael Double Bill is debuting in the White Bear Theatre, London from April 8-27. Tickets are on sale now from www.whitebeartheatre.co.uk

New director for C.L.G./Sitting Up for Michael: Alex Howarth

We are delighted to announce that we have a new director on board for C.L.G./Sitting Up for Michael in the shape of Alex Howarth.

Helen Donnelly, who directed the original tour in 2012 has been given a great opportunity with The Finborough Theatre, and we wish her all the best with it. She has left the production in a great state, and Alex Howarth is more than capable of filling her shoes, and we're all looking forward ot see what he does with the piece!