Derry Hits Home

AnNua Productions explore the sense of belonging and migration in new audio-visual stage show at the Waterside Theatre from July 1 - 4

The notion of home can mean a lot of different things to a vast spectrum of people. In their newest production, Derry/Donegal-based contemporary theatre company AnNua aim to take audiences on a multimedia journey across the world to discover what it means to belong through a tale of Irish migration.

Over a year in the making, Home examines the ideas of people movement, the plight of refugees and more by capturing the voices, languages and experiences of the world's homeless population in a unique audio-visual design.

Written by AnNua Director Paul Moore (Derry 24), the result is described as a funny, furious and sometimes deeply saddening journey through time and imagination. Director Paula Simms previously worked alongside BAFTA Award-winning writer Frank Cottrell Boyce in 2013 to create The Return of Colmcille as part of Derry's City of Culture celebrations.

It also includes an original competition by musician/lecturer Brian Bridges, featuring contributions from jazz legend Gay McIntyre, Lorna and Karen McLaughlin (The Henry Girls), Martin Coyle (Balkan Alien Sound) and Cara Park.

AnNua is a registered charity and has produced six original works since its inception in 2009. From the outset its band of artists have combined script, performance and composition with the use of light and image to link traditional Irish forms with world theatre and new technologies.

Home runs at the Waterside Theatre, Derry from July 1 - 4. For more performing arts events in your area visit our What's On section.