Classic Gogol story comes to Old Courthouse

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Old Courthouse favourites, Bruiser Theatre Company are back at the Old Courthouse, Antrim on Thursday, April 17 at 7.30pm with the world premiere of their adaptation of The Nose by Nikolai Gogol.

This hilarious comedy shines a merciless light on the murky world of bureaucracy, written and starring long-term Bruiser collaborator Patrick J. O’Reilly.

In this fresh, new adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s classic short story, Alexey, a government bureaucrat, awakens one morning horrified to discover that his nose has run off! Join Alexey as he frantically tries to stop his runaway nose from causing him all manner of public humiliation and get back on his face.

This adaptation preserves Gogol’s whimsical and humorous writing style and pokes fun at the incompetence of ‘the powers that be’ and the superficial nature of society’s respectable classes.

From the Company that brought you the hugely popular Lady Windermere’s Fan and The Caucasian Chalk Circle, this great new show will be fun, visually exciting and very funny.

Gilly Campbell, Dance and Drama Officer with the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, said: “For this latest production Bruiser has once again put their own unique spin on a classic satirical tale. Well-known for producing fast-paced, quick-witted, thoroughly engaging shows, we are proud to be able to support Bruiser in bringing The Nose to audiences across Northern Ireland this spring.”

Tickets cost £12/£10 and are available from the Box Office online at or by phoning 028 9446 3113.