Skip to content ↓

Calday Grange Grammar School

Calday Grange Grammar School

Ambition, Respect and Pride

    News and Events

    School Play - The Ceasefire Babies

    This year we are taking part again in the National Theatre’s Connections Festival.

    ‘The Ceasefire Babies’ by Fiona Doyle is one of ten brand new plays written especially for Connections by a selection of the best playwriting talent in the UK. We will be performing it in the Drama Studio on Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th February at 7pm. Tickets are £5 and can be bought online from the school shop.



    A representative of the National Theatre will be attending and will give us her report on the show before we take it to the Lowry Theatre in Manchester in May.

    National Theatre Connections is one of the UK’s largest celebrations of youth theatre. Plays are commissioned for and about young people, from some of the best contemporary playwrights, and performed by schools and youth theatres all over the UK and Ireland. 


    Our play is inspired by the Ballymurphy massacre in Belfast in 1971 and is set at that time and in the present day. It asks a number of questions.

    • How do we form our allegiances and beliefs ?
    • Do we make our own decisions,or do we inherit them?
    • Can a cycle of ideology and disagreement be broken ?
    • And who can take the first step?

    The annual bonfire preparations are underway; Mikey’s coming home from the Centre and his sister Jamie cannot wait. But there is change in the air and not everyone’s ready for it. Jamie wants to reignite her father and uncle’s old conflicts, but Mikey and their friends must decide whether to take hold of their own destinies, or allow the ghosts of the past to dictate their futures.

    Tickets are £5 and can be bought online from the school shop.