Rehearsals start for ‘Not A Game For Boys’

Chris has just started rehearsals for Simon Block’s Not A Game For Boys, in which he is starring. The play will be staged as part of Feile an Phobail 2010.

Directed by Patsy Hughes, the comedy also stars James Doran and Stephen Kelly.

It’s 1995… Three taxi men, a gun and a table tennis game.

Eric, Oscar and Tony are taxi drivers. They escape for one evening each week to play table tennis as a team in a local amateur league. Eric would rather die than be relegated to division two. Oscar has just attended a funeral and fears his unmarried, lonely life mirrors that of his deceased colleague. Tony‘s casual affair in the back of his taxi is threatening to destroy not only his relationship, but his friendships… and the future of the team.

Not A Game For Boys is a laugh-out-loud comedy: a tale of competitive obsessions, played out in a small hall on a back street of Belfast. Though the characters play with bats and balls, the main game takes place anywhere but the table…

Chris previously starred in PS, Your Cat Is Dead as part of Feile 2008. While that particular role involved some nudity ‘in the name of art’, Chris has promised that this year he’ll be keeping his clothes firmly on!

Not A Game For Boys runs from 2 – 5 August 2010 at 7:30pm in The Emerald Roadhouse, (The Old Devenish Complex), 33-37 Finaghy Road North, Belfast.

Tickets are £7 and available from Feile an Phobail,, An Chulturlann, Belfast Welcome Centre and Siopa Na Healainne (Art Shop, 51 Falls R0ad.) Alternatively, you can buy them here.

See you there!

Published by Chris Patrick-Simpson

Chris is an Irish actor who is based in Vancouver, B.C. He has collaborated with the best directors in film, television and theatre in projects such as the award-winning The Magdalene Sisters (Momentum), The Boxer (Universal), Fifty Dead Men Walking (Brightlight Pictures), Good Vibrations (Revolver Films), Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie (BBC Films), 71 (Warp Films), Shooting For Socrates (New Black Films), and High-Rise (Recorded Picture Company). On TV, Chris has played leads in The Guards (TV3) The Man Who Crossed Hitler (Hardy Pictures for BBC) The Clinic (RTE) The Family (BBC) Missing (BBC), The Titanic Enquiry (BBC), Ripper Street (BBC), Galavant (ABC) and The Fall (BBC). Chris has worked with some of the top theatre companies in the UK and Ireland. Additionally he is proud to have both starred in and co-produced a successful UK/Irish tour of The Wrong Man, which received critical acclaim throughout its run.

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