I am getting very excited as it is only a few week to go until the stage production of ‘Under the Hawthorn Tree’ opens in Belfast’s Mac Theatre. It is the first ever Irish stage production of the book!!
I went up to Belfast to meet the cast and crew and sit in on rehearsals. I found it a bit strange and emotional at first to watch actors playing characters that I have created and care about so much on stage.
However I feel my book is in very good hands as Cahoots Northern Ireland is a world class children’s theatre company, who have produced some truly original and innovative theatre. The brilliant Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney is directing the play, which was adapted for stage by Charles Way. There is a stirring original score by Garth Mc Conaghie with some amazing songs which really added to the story.
I do hope lots of young fans and older fans of the book will come along to see the show at THE Mac Theatre in Belfast.
The show opens on Thursday 27th September and runs through until Saturday 7th October 2018