The Dutiful Wife – putting the ‘I’ into ‘We’ while turning a political spouse into a smiling doormat #cqaf15

The Dutiful Wife is a short but explosive piece of contemporary dance theatre by Off The Rails that examines whether a political spouse can hold it together in public while anxiety and unease grows inside? Can a politician’s wife rationalise her husband’s political rhetoric about integrity, loyalty and trust with reports of his unzipped trousers? While NI politicians aren’t always the most charismatic, there’s still a familiar feel to the glad-handing and cheap platitudes handed out by the dancers as …

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Jon Snow and Peter Hain appearing on 1 May, the opening day of Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

While there’s lots of great stuff going on in the 15th Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival from 1-11 May, there are a couple of political events on the opening day that might interest some Slugger readers. Having heard Jon Snow speak before in Belfast, I can strongly recommend the opening event on Thursday 1 May with the Channel 4 News presenter’s lunchtime talk in The Black Box. £8 including lunch. Six hours later Peter Hain will step onto the stage in …

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