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Founded in 1994, Kabosh is committed to challenging the notion of what theatre is and where it takes place. The company aims to reinvent the ways in which stories are told, commissioning new writing and devising work for site-specific environments and installation.

World Premiere of Lives in Translation

lives in translation

We are delighted to announce the world premiere tour of Rosemary Jenkinson’s Lives in Translation. The show will premiere at S13 as part of the Belfast International Arts Festival before going on an NI tour to a mix of theatre venues and local courthouses. See all the details below!

Kabosh’s new production, Lives in Translation, celebrates the human survival instinct through the story of one woman, Asha, who in fleeing the conflict of her home becomes trapped in a different struggle. She is trapped within the suffocating bureaucracy surrounding asylum seeking. Based on interviews with female Somali asylum seekers, local support workers and community organisations, this poignant new drama explores how asylum seekers are forced to navigate support systems through translation. It highlights how disempowering and frustrating this system can be, and ultimately how time is controlled most by those it affects least.

Directed by Paula McFetridge and featuring Tony Flynn, Julie Maxwell and Raquel McKee, the performance follows a ten-year journey through Mogadishu, Dublin, Belfast and London, as one woman fights for a life free from constant fear and a place to make home.

The performance will also feature original music from Dónal O’Connor, video content by Conan McIvor, set design by Stuart Marshall and costume design by Liz Cullinane.



Belfast – S13 Boucher Road, BT12 6HR

Wednesday 25th – Saturday 28th October | 7:30pm & Sat Matinee 3pm

Tickets £15 / £12 / Sat Matinee £10

Phone: 028 9089 2707

Belfast international arts festival



Downpatrick – Downpatrick Courthouse

Tuesday 31st October | 8pm

Tickets £10 / £8

Phone: 028 4461 0747

Down arts centre



Ards – Ards Arts Centre

Wednesday 1st November | 8pm

Tickets £8

Phone: 028 9181 0803

Ticket source



Dungannon – Dungannon Courthouse

Thursday 2nd November | 8pm

Tickets £10 / £8

Phone: 028 8772 8600

Ticket solve



Derry/Londonderry - Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

Saturday 4th November | 8pm

Tickets £8 / £5

Phone: 028 7126 4132

Culturlann Doire events

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Belfast Bred now running every month!!

We’re happy to announce that Belfast Bred will now run throughout the year, on the last Saturday of every month.

Belfast Bred is a unique tour which fuses theatre, history, a walking tour and the food offering of Belfast today.

With your guide Barney, a chef from the RMS Titanic who has spent the last 105 years frozen in an iceberg, you will discover Belfast’s rich heritage and get a first-hand fascinating and hilarious insight into the food that Belfast was built on!

Join the fun on the last Saturday of every month. Tickets just £22

Book Online here | Phone 0044 (0) 28 9024 6609 | Or purchase in the Belfast Welcome Centre

QUARTERED: Belfast, A Love Story

Kabosh is delighted to announce a brand new promenade performance that will premiere with this year’s Outburst Queer Arts Festival.
Written by Dominic Montague and directed by Paula McFetridge, Belfast, A Love Story explores the unique experiences of LGBTQ+ citizens in Belfast and examines our relationships with space. It asks the question, when the queer maps and boundaries are drawn – who holds the pen?
Performances take place throughout the day on the weekends of the festival | Fri 10th – Sun 12th & Fri 17th – Sun 19th November.
Tickets are just £8/£5 and capacity is limited so please book in advance. For more details and to book click here.

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Streets of Belfast

As part of Féile an Earraigh we are presenting *The West Awake*. To get a taste of the tour, and to experience the only theatrical walking tour app, download Streets of Belfast.
Available on iTunes and the iPhone App Store you can sample the first three stops on *The West Awakes* for free and after that it’s just 79p for the full Falls Road and/or Shankill Road.

Search Streets of the Belfast on the App Store or find more info here

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