Photographer: Ciaran Bagnall

Prime Cut Productions | Northern Ireland | Theatre


Adam is okay to share his story, really it's alright. It's okay that his life was turned upside down, and the social workers were nice, kinda, and the foster homes, well... and his baby brother Joe?

‘Removed’ is an affecting, shocking and funny insight into growing up in the care of the State. It is a hard-hitting account of the challenges faced by our young people and their capacity to build resilience and to continue to hope, sometimes despite all odds.

‘Removed’ is not based on one individual, but rather an amalgam of the many interviews gathered by Fionnuala Kennedy with the Voice Of Young People In Care, a group of young people with care experience who are campaigning for changes to the care system in Northern Ireland. Adam’s story captures the humour, compassion and honesty of a the people interviewed in the making of this play.

‘Removed’ has been developed through Prime Cut’s Participate and Innovate Programmes and is supported by Creative Europe as part of the EU Collective Plays Project.

Parent/carer discretion is advised. Contains very strong language and difficult topics.

“Powerful, heart breaking performance. It is an untold story that needs to be heard, representing the experience of children in care authentically and with truth.”
‘…a quiet, unsettling explosion of polyvocal expressionism.’ – Simon Fallaha


Prime Cut Productions

Founded in 1992, Prime Cut Productions is an independent award-winning Theatre Company based in Belfast. They are committed to producing excellent contemporary theatre that is accessible and entertaining for as wide an audience as possible. They seek to forge artistic links locally and internationally and continue to nurture the development of theatre practice and artists in Northern Ireland. Since 2014 Prime Cut have been the recipients of over 20 awards including 7 for ‘Scorch’ and a further 4 for ‘Red’.


Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane

Accessibility: The venue is fully wheelchair accessible.

Parking: There is no parking at this venue. Spanish Arch/Jury's Inn car park is a 1 minute walk from the theatre and costs €2.20 per hour. Street parking is also available nearby and costs €2 per hour.

Public Bus: The Mick Lally Theatre is an 8 minute walk from all bus stops in Eyre Square.

Walking: The Mick Lally Theatre is a 9 minute walk from the Town Hall Theatre and a 3 minute walk from the Spanish Arch.