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A Thought for Your Pennies

Dancing always got me further than fighting

Tinderbox are honoured to present 'A Thought for Your Pennies', written and performed by Daniel Kelly for EastSide Arts Festival 2019, and selected from our Take Away Theatre Programme - Bite sized theatre with super-sized stories.

A Thought for Your Pennies A Thought for Your Pennies…Never judge a cover by its book…Everything will be rain as right…

Intensely physical and full of heart, A Thought for Your Pennies tells the story of Ray, a young man who was raised by his grandfather who lived his life as an international boxer. 

Unfortunately, Granda’s health regresses with a common condition among older fighters called Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy which unfortunately causes rapid deterioration. 

Ray must now learn to transition himself from being Granda’s student to become his carer whilst also pursuing his own boxing career, the girl he loves and the everyday struggles of life.

What happens when the world stops making sense?

A Thought for Your Pennies is a powerful human story about family, love and the breakdown of the familiar in living with Dementia.

Tinderbox is delighted to be part of EastSide Arts Festival and is supported by National Lottery funding through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and receives funding from Belfast City Council.

With TakeAwayTheatre, Tinderbox create playful, engaging, and ambitious productions, that are driven by the vision of professional artists and celebrate creative potential in Northern Ireland. The chosen artists were offered a commission for development which included a full development week and the expertise of the Tinderbox Team to nurture and develop their ideas through to full production.

Dates: 1 st -3 rd August at 8pm

Venue: St Matthews Sports & Social Club, Mountforde Drive, Belfast BT5 4GJ

Tickets cost £8 and may be booked via or by calling 028 9024 6609 Join the conversation online with #AThoughtForYourPennies

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