LISA MCGEE IN CONVERSATION
Joe Mahon in conversation with LISA MCGEE
LOCATION: Great Hall, Magee Campus, Ulster University
DATE: Friday 17th AUGUST, 7.30PM
AS A CURTAIN-RAISER to the presentation of Brian Friel’s Hiberno-English translation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters, Derry girl Lisa McGee opens the second weekend of Lughnasa Frielfest, 2018. ‘If you aren’t already watching,’ raved The Guardian after the first episode of Derry Girls, ‘then catch yourself on.’ Lisa McGee’s deliciously tart comedy series about a gang of schoolgirls (and one boy) at a convent school in Derry ~Londonderry in the early 1990s, was a runaway hit and, like Friel, captured the humour and complexity of family life.
McGee, who created the RTÉ show Raw and the sitcom London Irish is also an award-winning playwright, and for this homecoming event she talks about her admiration for Friel and the extraordinary success of Derry Girls.
‘Daft, profane and absolutely brilliant…..’
The Guardian on Derry Girls