Stephen stars in play about taxis, table tennis and tough decisions...

John Travers, Stephen Kelly and Jim Doran pictured in rehearsals for C21 Theatre Company's production of 'Not a Game For Boys' which is now on tour. INNT 09-210-CON
John Travers, Stephen Kelly and Jim Doran pictured in rehearsals for C21 Theatre Company's production of 'Not a Game For Boys' which is now on tour. INNT 09-210-CON

A GLENGORMLEY actor is appearing in an hilarious play about taxis, table tennis and tough decisions which is now touring venues across Northern Ireland until March 27.

Stephen Kelly plays the role of Eric in the C21 Theatre Company production of ‘Not a Game For Boys’.

Written by Simon Block and first performed at the Royal Court Theatre in 1995, Not a Game for Boys is a painfully funny, highly charged tale of large scale obsessions played out in a small hall in the backstreets of Belfast.

The year is 1995. The place Belfast. Eric, Oscar and Ernie are three taxi men who escape from the trials of their beleaguered lives for one evening a week to play local league table tennis.

Eric would rather die than be relegated to division two. Oscar has just attended a funeral and is staring into the void of his own unmarried, lonely life, while Tony’s casual affair in the back of his cab is threatening to destroy not just his relationship, but his friendships - and even worse - the future of the team.

Read the full story in this week’s Times...