Stephen Beggs and Kabosh present The King of East Belfast.
‘Laws are made for a reason, written or unwritten’. Everyone knows that, but the King of East Belfast could have made an exception for his closest ally. Aren’t fathers supposed to look out for their sons, even if the ties that bind aren’t bound in blood?
Jim swore he would never come back. For him, Belfast was nothing but ghosts and bad memories. He had to get away, from his family, from everything that had happened. From him…
Too many things said; too many things left unsaid. Ran away across the sea and kept running for over 30 years; but he’s finally come home…to say a last goodbye.
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In partnership with Kabosh, The King of East Belfast is written and performed by Stephen Beggs and directed by Paula McFetridge.
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