Showing: 23 October 2018
THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT!
NORTHERN IRELAND SCREEN & QFT50 PRESENT:
Join us in celebrating the success of Northern Ireland’s Derry Girls, Channel Four’s award-winning comedy series currently in production on its second series.
Created by Lisa McGee and Directed by Michael Lennox, Derry Girls is set in early 1990s Derry and focuses on a group of friends as they navigate the trials of teenhood against the backdrop of a divided city. Hilarious throughout, the Girls have won the hearts of viewers far and wide. With over 2.5 million viewers averaged per episode, and more still to ‘catch-up’, Derry Girls has become the most talked-about TV comedy of the year.
Following a screening of the final two episodes from Series One, to remind us all where we left them (amid a step aerobics routine that Jane Fonda would be proud of), we will be joined by the cast and creative team behind the show, for a Q&A session. This will be a fantastic opportunity to hear more about the journey that this series has been on over the last year, and to gain a sneak peek of what the Derry Girls are up to next!
Joining us for this very special night: Saoirse-Monica Jackson (Erin), Louisa Harland (Orla), Nicola Coughlan (Clare), Jamie-Lee O'Donnell (Michelle), writer/creator Lisa McGee, and director Michael Lennox.
Special thanks to Hat Trick Productions.
This event is presented in partnership with Northern Ireland Screen.
BFI Comedy Genius is a nationwide season supported by funds from the National Lottery, led by Film Hub Midlands on behalf of the BFI UK Film Audience Network.
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