Christmas at Stage Beyond

This year Stage Beyond celebrated the season with a very modern twist on the festive classic It’s A Wonderful Life.

The group scripted the skit which looked at the topical issue of the American presidential election campaign.

Dee Conaghan, Artistic Manager of Stage Beyond, said the idea for the sketch came from the group members themselves who are always directly involved in deciding what projects they take on.

‘It was very much the members’ idea,’ said Dee. ‘They wanted to look at what would happen if Donald Trump were elected as President.’

The Christmas showcase allowed the group to show off what they have been working on towards the end of 2015 – before they embark on a heavy schedule for 2016 which will see them perform in Belfast and Dublin – as well as the Millennium Forum Derry with their ambitious production of Rashomon.

Stage Beyond also shined as the half time entertainment for the Millennium Forum’s annual pantomimeĀ Aladdin as part of the Relaxed Performance.

Here are some photos of their Christmas hijinks!