Prime Cut Nominated Twice in Irish Theatre Awards

Owen McCafferty's Scenes From The Big Picture set for awards success

Belfast production company Prime Cut has received two nominations in this year’s Irish Times Theatre Awards, for their production of Owen McCafferty's Scenes From The Big Picture, staged at the Waterfront Studio in September 2007.

The play has been shortlisted for Best Production, with Nick McCall also receiving a nomination for Best Lighting Design.

'Scenes From The Big Picture was a massive undertaking for the company,' said Prime Cut executive producer Edel Magill.

'It featured one of the largest professional casts and creative teams of the past few decades. We are absolutely delighted to be shortlisted for Best Production. That’s the nomination that really celebrates the collaborative nature of theatre, it acknowledges the combined efforts of everyone who contributed to the production.

'Given the current precarious arts funding environment we believe this nomination strengthens the case for investment in the talent and comittment of local artists and arts organisations. Prime Cut again thanks Arts Council (LotteryProjects), Belfast City Council and the Esmee Fairbairn, Foyle and Paul Hamlyn Foundations for their support.'

At present Owen McCafferty is commissioned to write for the National Theatre and recently completed a new version of Merivaux’s Slave Island for Sonia Friedman. Other work includes Cold Comfort, produced by Prime Cut Productions. This play had a successful run in Belfast before transferring to the London fringe.