Two Plays: A Bolt from d’Blue and For The Love of Mary

A photo collage featuring David Gilna and Mel Bradley.
Two Plays: <em>A Bolt from d'Blue</em> and <em>For The Love of Mary</em> 24Oct

We have a brilliant theatre pairing for you, here. Two plays: A Bolt from d’Blue and For the Love of Mary are both single-hander pieces, of roughly an hour, performed by their writers. Guests can pay for a single ticket to cover both pieces or book to see the individual shows. Please bear this in mind when selecting your tickets.

A Bolt From d’Blue



In this powerful one-man show, A Bolt From d’Blue, David Gilna (writer, actor) recounts his early dreams of being a performer; his family history; his first arrival to the USA and, of course, the moment that changed his life forever: being struck by lightning.

25-years after it happened, Gilna deftly guides us through the humour and horror of this near-death experience. He weaves the trauma of this life-changing event into a poignant and unforgettable show. For anyone seeking hope -or a teary-eyed laugh- A Bolt From d’Blue is not to be missed.

For the Love of Mary

8.30 pm


For The Love of Mary tells the story of Irish womanhood, and all its challenges. Viewed through the lens of a woman from a Protestant/Unionist background -displaced by The Troubles into a Nationalist community- she embarks upon a journey to uncover what lies beneath one of the world’s most iconic mothers.

For the Love of Mary

For the Love of Mary has received support from Arts Council Northern Ireland, Culture Ireland, Derry City and Strabane, Irish Writers Centre and University of Atypical.

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24 October 2023

7pm: A Bolt from d'Blue. 8.30pm: For the Love of Mary.


Leaf on Bold Street
65-67 Bold Street
L1 4EZ

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