Jimmy Ellis: Home Again

Thurs 2 & Sat 4 Aug
St. Martin’s Church


£12 / £10 concession

A rehearsed reading of an autobiographical story of his childhood in east Belfast by the late actor James (Jimmy) Ellis.  Written in 2001 and combining brand new material donated by Jimmy’s wife Robina and audio recordings of the actor himself, this is a portrait of an east Belfast boy and his dog Spot, and the people and stories that filled their home at 30 Park Avenue during the war-years and beyond.  Jimmy Ellis: Home Again  has been adapted by Glenn Patterson and is told through poetry and live music.  It is produced by Blunt Fringe in partnership with EastSide Arts and has been generously supported by ARUP.


"The great Marlon Brando once said that Nostalgia is the most powerful drug of them all ...  I can only imagine the powerful spell the works and voice of Jimmy Ellis will have on those lucky enough to attend Jimmy Ellis: Home Again." - Adrian Dunbar