Encore performance for Off the Cuff Community Theatre Group at Seamus Heaney HomePlace November 20, 2017 Following its sell-out success at the Seamus Heaney HomePlace opening celebrations, Bellaghy’s Off the Cuff Community Theatre Group make a welcome return to the venue on Wednesday 29 November at 8pm with their version of ‘The Burial at Thebes’. A version of Sophocles’ ‘Antigone’, which Seamus Heaney adapted in 2004 to mark the centenary of the Abbey Theatre, ‘The Burial at Thebes’ explores themes of family, community and violence that are just as relevant to audiences today as they were when it was originally written 2,500 years ago. Off the Cuff Community Theatre Group is led by Bellaghy chairperson Madeline Scullion. Madeline and her multi-talented community team work with members on numerous aspects of the group’s productions, including writing, directing, performing, lighting and photography. Madeline, who plays Tiersias (The Blind Seer) in the forthcoming production, said: “At Off the Cuff we bring people to the theatre and theatre to the people! Our members come from across Mid Ulster and we aim to improve the quality of the lives of our community – both our members and our audience - through the medium of drama. We are delighted to be working with Seamus Heaney HomePlace once again. When we first performed ‘The Burial at Thebes’ the event sold out, so we hope that members of the community who didn’t see it first time around will come along to support local talent and have a great night out.” Off the Cuff presents ‘The Burial at Thebes’ on Wednesday 29 November at 8pm, at Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy - tickets are £3 and can be booked from box office on tel. 028 7938 7444 or online here.