The picture shows New Gate in Derry (Londonderry) Northern Ireland.

New Gate, Derry / Londonderry, 2003, watercolour with body colour, 18.5 x 13.5 cm

This is New Gate in Derry (Londonderry), Northern Ireland. It is the newest of the gates and was built in order to facilitate access to the Talbot Theatre, which was the first theatre to be built in Derry, and which is now a Church of Ireland Diosecan office. It is the white building on the left of the picture.

The powers that be are about to rip out the insides of the building to create offices etc. To mark the passing of this event it was decided to stage George Farquhar's (Farquar's !) comedy 'The Beaux Stratagem'. George Farquar was a native of Derry and the Beaux Strategem was the first play to be staged at the Talbot Theatre. The current production runs from Thursday 17th February to Saturday 19th February. It is directed by the well known theatre director Jonathan Burgess, who has put on many plays both in Derry's Playhouse (down Pump Street to the left before you get to the gate) and the new Waterside Theatre on the other side of the river to us and whose banks can be seen through the gate.

Here are pictures of all the members of the cast of Farquhar's (Farquar's) Beaux Strategem at The Talbot Theatre Derry/Londonderry as they appear on a friend of mine's website http://veryderry.com

Some of the cast of the Beaux Strategem by George Farquhar (Farquar)

Some of the cast of the Beaux Strategem by George Farquhar (Farquar) (I'm the tall fellow at the back), February 2005

The names of the cast members in order of appearance (sort of):

	Cherry ................. Laverne O'Donnell
	Boniface ............... Mathew Jennings
	AimWell ................ James Lecky
	Archer ................. Mark Adamson
	Gibbet ................. Paul McBride
	Scrub .................. Alan Wright
	Sullen ................. Kieran Griffiths
	Mrs Sullen ............. Michelle Lake
	Count Bellair .......... Dave Duggan
	Dorinda ................ Lyndsey Morgan
	Lady Bountiful ......... Jennifer Beattie
	Gipsy .................. Cathrine Hutcheson
	Foigard ................ Kieran Gallagher
	Hounslow................ Colin Millar
	Bagshot ................ John Magowan
	Sir Charles Freeman .... Julius Guzy
	Servant ................ Mark Watson
		

The buildings in the middle ground just through the gate are part of the Fountain Area of the city.

I'm currently in the process of painting a panoramic view of the city as seen from the top of the hill opposite



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