Thursday, 4 October 2018

Footsteps Announce Contract To Deliver Education Programmes for The Siege Museum of Derry

Footsteps are delighted to announce that they have been contracted by the Siege Museum of Derry to deliver education programmes covering the history of the Siege of Derry in 1689 and World War 1. These education programmes will be delivered to schools in the city of Derry throughout October and will engage KS3 students in learning through theatre the importance of these two seminal historic events in Derry City's history.

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Footsteps Awarded Animation Of Derry Walls Summer Project

Footsteps are delighted to announce that they have been awarded the contract for the Animation of Derry's Walls Project for 2018. Footsteps owner Robert Forshaw said, "We are delighted to be working once again in the City of Derry and on this particular contract. Running from the 14th of July 2018 to the 30th of August 2018 we will be providing 1st person historical interpretation every Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday from 11.30am to 3.30pm. The history of Derry's walls is steeped with stories of rebellion, sieges and plots and the story of these walls has been shaped by those either born in Derry or who have visited the City. Whether it be Kings, chieftains, poets, playwrights, suffragettes or people of industry, Derry's walls has a story to be told for each and everyone of us."

For further details keep an eye out for information through Derry City & Strabane District Council websites and social media as well as visiting or visiting our facebook page @FootstepsNI.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Last Orders Continues to Warrenpoint

After a successful run in Rostrevor, Omeath & Mullagbane, Ross McShane's Last Orders moves on to Warrenpoint in February 2018. The Warrenpoint Golf Club may seem an unusual spot to find a piece of new theatre but it is an ideal setting for this two act play. Set in a pub, Dominick the bar man is trying to shut up shop but his efforts are thwarted by a cantankerous punter who wants one last drink. The two begin to chat and soon their conversation gets on to life, religion and the afterlife.  Finally they are both startled by an unusual visitor.

This is a play that will challenge you to question your own beliefs and is a moving first outing written by Warrenpoint man Ross McShane. To purchase tickets contact Footsteps at

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Last Orders called for Ti Chulainn, Mullaghbane 30th November 2017

After a successful run at Crawfords Bar, Rostrevor & The Granvue Hotel, Omeath, "Last Orders", a new play by Ross McShane and directed by owner of Footsteps, Robert Forshaw, moves on to the Ti Chulainn centre in Mullaghbane, South Armagh. As part of the Winter Solstice Festival organised by Newry Mourne & Downpatrick Council, theatre lovers will be able to experience this two act drama that investigates the meaning of life in the heart of a Pub.

For tickets contact Footsteps at, ring 07901688979 or contact the Ti Chulainn centre directly. Tickets cost £10 per person and the show is on at 8pm on the 30th November 2017

Monday, 16 October 2017

Last Orders Moves On To Granvue Hotel

After a fantastic run of four nights at Crawfords Bar, Rostrevor Inn, Rostrevor, "Last Orders" now moves on to the Granvue Hotel, Omeath, for 2 nights. Reviews of the play have said "Last Orders is a deep play, with thought provoking questions and quality acting not expected in rural South Down. This is a must see production. Great Job, Footsteps." For tickets contact footsteps directly at Tickets are priced at £10/12.50 Euro per person for both the 3rd & 4th November. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Footsteps Are Delighted To Announce The Production Of A New Play

Footsteps is delighted to announce that they will be staging and performing a brand new play in the Rostrevor Inn, Rostrevor, in October 2017. The play "Last Orders" was written by playwright Ross McShane, a valued member of our team, and will be performed "in the round" over 3 nights. This debut play is a 2 Act drama that is set in an weather worn pub in Ireland. It explores the meaning of our existence and life after the here and now with laughs and tears on the journey. The play will be directed, produced and performed by Footsteps and will be performed on the 8th, 9th, & 15th October 2017. Robert Forshaw, owner of Footsteps, says "We are thrilled that the Rostrevor Inn  has agreed to allow us to stage this exciting and beautifully written play. Ross is an extremely talented writer, and Footsteps is thrilled to be able to give Ross the opportunity to have his debut play staged." Watch this space for further updates and ticket information.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Footsteps To Help ASDA Bring World Book Day To Life!

Asda set to bring World Book Day to Life!

Characters from the most popular children’s novels will take charge of the shopping aisles in Asda to celebrate World Book Day (Thursday 2nd March).

Big and little kids are encouraged to come along next week, to hear the magical words of JK Rowling and Lewis Carroll, as told by Asda’s very own Professor Snape and Mad Hatter ahead of World Book Day. 
Speaking about the activity, Asda Antrim’s Community Champion, Barbara Logan said:
“World Book Day is a fantastic opportunity to encourage reading, and this activity will really help ‘the words jump off the page!’  Reading is a great way to fire children’s imagination, and we know our customers will enjoy seeing these classic stories being brought to life.”

Interactive reading sessions will take place in selected Asda Stores (Asda Antrim / Asda Enniskillen / Asda Larne) on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st February at selected times.

Children can swap their World Book Day tokens in store, or use their money-off coupons on a wide selection of book available in store.  Asda has an extensive range of adult and children dress-up options available online and in store now.  The Mad Hatter and Professor McGonagall from Harry Potter costume (pictured) is available in store now.