Big thank you from

Lisburn actress coming home with new play

Nuala McGowan

Nuala McGowan

LISBURN actress Nuala McGowan is to star in a new show making its way to theatres throughout the country to heat up the cold autumn evenings.

Nuala, who now lives in London where she studied at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, is currently home playing the role of Jill in outrageous comic farce Cooking With Elvis.

The play is being brought to the stage by Belfast's leading physical theatre company Bruiser and promises a compelling, frantic and funny night's entertainment in true Bruiser style. The show opened in the Waterfront Hall in Belfast for three nights from September 22 before embarking on a 15-venue nationwide tour to theatres throughout Ireland including Lisburn's Island Arts Centre.
Written by Lee Hall, who is best known for his international stage hit Billy Elliot, Cooking with
Elvis is a hilarious dark comedy about domestic turmoil, sex, loss, regret... and cooking.

Told from the perspective of Nuala's character, 14-year-old domestic science enthusiast Jill, the show is set in the North East of England and tells the story of a family coming to terms with looking after their quadriplegic Dad, a former Elvis impersonator and surveyor who is now confined to a wheelchair.

Nuala has taken part in many shows with Lisburn's Fusion Theatre company, most notably their
award-winning productions of Les Miserables (as Madam Thenardier), Pirates of Penzance (as Ruth), Jesus Christ Superstar (As Herod's Girl and Soul Girl) and their production of The King and I (as Lady Thiang). Bruiser's company manager Stephen Beggs, who will be leaving his desk behind and taking to the road in the role of Dad in Cooking with Elvis, commented: We are so excited about entertaining audiences with this unforgettable show throughout September and October. It's definitely not for the prudish and packs quite a punch but we guarantee that those who come along to see us won't be disappointed."

Nuala added: Anyone who enjoys live comedy will love Cooking With Elvis. And, although this is by no means an Elvis tribute night some of his best-loved songs are featured throughout the performance. As the show strapline states -'sex, food and The King - what more could you ask for?'"
The show will be coming to Lisburn's Island Arts Centre on October 7 and tickets are on sale from the Box Office on 92509254.

Ulster Star