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Happy New Year

Happy New Year and best wishes to everyone who supports the work of Chris Patrick-Simpson!

2010 proved to be a busy but successful year, with Chris performing in c21’s production of Simon Block’s ‘Not A Game For Boys’, swiftly followed by Dario Fo’s ‘Low Pay? Don’t Pay’ with Bruiser Theatre Company. Chris’ voice-over work also came to the screen via UTV’s ‘Fabulous Food Adventure’.

2011 is set to be equally busy with the long-awaited screening of ‘The Guards’, featuring Chris in a leading role alongside Steven Aldridge and Hollyoaks actor Emmett Scanlan. Keep your eyes glued to TV3 for the big arrival!

Discussions also continue for a new feature film – we can’t say too much about it just yet, but of course all news will appear here first for you all!


‘Not A Game For Boys’ action shots

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Not A Game For Boys is creating quite a stir at Feile an Phobail and audiences are lapping it up! If you haven’t already been, there’s only 2 nights left in the run – take a look at the production shots for a taster!

The show runs in the Emerald Roadhouse, Finaghy Road North, tonight and tomorrow night only (Wednesday and Thursday.) Kick off is at 7:30pm but get yourself down early to grab a comfy seat and a cold beverage beforehand!

Curtain up!

It’s opening night of Not A Game For Boys this evening as part of Feile an Phobail 2010 – great excitement all round!

Have you got your ticket yet? Come along for a great night’s entertainment, a fantastic play and wonderful performances, all brought to you by the committed and hardworking team at c21. See you there!

c21 on Radio Ulster

The PR bandwagon continues to roll for Not A Game For Boys! As well as being busy in the final stages of rehearsals, the cast will be on Radio Ulster’s afternoon show tomorrow (Saturday 31 July) with Gerry Kelly. Tune in between 12.30pm and 3pm if you can!

And remember – Not A Game For Boys only runs from 2 – 5 August, so get yourself down to the Emerald Roadhouse (the Old Devenish complex) next week for a fantastic evening of theatre.  You’ll have a great night’s entertainment with plenty of laughs.

There may be some tickets remaining on the door but best to buy in advance from Feile an Phobail.

Less than a week to go…

Yes folks, it’s only a few days until Not A Game For Boys kicks off in the Emerald Roadhouse, starring Chris Patrick-Simpson alongside James Doran and Stephen Kelly. If you haven’t got your tickets you really need to get in there now as they’re selling fast!

It’s going to be a great play, and with an informal setting in the Emerald (if you’re there early enough you can get yourself both a pint and a comfy seat on a sofa!) a hugely enjoyably experience all round.

Click to book them directly from Feile an Phobail.


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…

Tune In…

Chris and c21’s Producer Stephen Kelly will be live on the radio tomorrow talking about Not A Game For Boys.

Listen to Feile FM (103.2FM) between 12pm and 1pm tomorrow (Tuesday 20 July) and again to the George Jones Show on U105 from 3.15pm to hear how rehearsals have been going and an exclusive excerpt from the play.