Mary-Frances is ‘Home Sweet Home’

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Ballymena actress Mary-Frances Doherty is set to take her show ‘Home Sweet Home’ to New York next month.

The former St Louis Grammar School student’s production has been selected for the New York New Works Theatre Festival in Times Square.

Mary-Frances graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with a BA (Hons) Degree in Contemporary Theatre Practice and has worked professionally in Singapore, Malaysia, Belgium and Germany as well as extensively throughout the UK and Ireland.

In 2013, Mary-Frances was Artist in Residence at the Ballymena Arts Festival with her hugely successful performance installation ‘Time for Tea’ and in 2014, she was invited, as a founding member of the performance collective Curious Doings, to perform in Brussels as part of The Northern Ireland Executive Office and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Culture Night 2014 celebrations, to promote the culture and creativity of Northern Ireland.

Ahead of the New York visit, Mary-Frances is starring in ‘The Things People Say’ by Curious Doings, which is running at The Lyric Theatre from September 8-10.

‘The Things People Say’ is a devised performance exploring the idea of what people say and the impact that can have on themselves, those around them, and the wider society.

From famous speeches to local gossip, the show looks at our relationship to language and the power of words.