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Please Support Fast & Loose


Please Support Fast & Loose

Fast & Loose: 4 Plays in 1 day

Theatre for the chronically impatient

Accidental's annual 24-hour playwright project, FAST & LOOSE, is sending out an S.O.S. We need extra love to make this 9th installment happen, and we'd really appreciate your support. After several years of funding FAST & LOOSE one of our regular funders declined to back the project this year. We don't want to lose the fun, energy and creativity that go along with F&L so we're opening up the project in more ways than ever before, especially for generous folk who help sponsor us.

FAST & LOOSE is an unpredictable, unique & uplifting showcase of some of the finest theatre artists working in Northern Ireland and for your support we want to get you more involved than ever before.

If you can't get involved in supporting the project then please do come along and see the show.

Fast & Loose is a 24-hour takeover of the Lyric, creating & premiering four new plays in just one day. At 9 p.m. on Friday, four writers are given a selection of random inspirations & just twelve hours to write a short play each. Then at 9 a.m. on Saturday, four directors, twelve performers and six stage crew arrive & start rehearsing each new play, which all premiere that very night, Saturday 28th November at 9 p.m. Join us for this bold & breathless experiment in playmaking.

Embrace the unknown.

Saturday 28th November @ 9pm

Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Limited tickets available

Special thank you to our very generous supporters...

Paul Bleakney

Fra Gunn

Garrett Carr

Rebecca Mairs

Cynthia DeDakis

Hannah Coyle

Elaine Duncan

Stephen Beggs

Shauneen Young

Thomas Clarke

Moninne Dargan

Dave Kinghan

Brendan Rice

Nathan Mateer

Ruth Hartle

Hamilton Lavery

Gerry Hellawell


Shannon Sickels

Gráinne Close

Jonti Dalal-Small

Helen Ashton

Rachel Szmukler

You can find out more about previous Fast & Loose projects here.

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