Kilkeel RNLI crew member and beach lifeguard supervisor, treads the boards

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Jason Nugent, Kilkeel RNLI crew member and beach lifeguard supervisor, treads the boards in Belfast and Bangor theatres.

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Jason takes an in-house resuscitation course

Jason starred as the lead in Marble Productions’ take on Michael McDonagh’s 2003 play The Pillowman in Belfast on 8 and 9 February and in Bangor on 16 February. His love affair with the stage began with his time at Kilkeel High School and continued whilst at university.

The Pillowman audience is taken on a ‘dark, gritty journey’ which is interspersed with humour and wit.

There are just four characters in the play, with Jason the only one to appear throughout the entire two-and-a-half-hour show.

Speaking afterwards Jason said ‘It was my most challenging role to date due to the sensitivity of the content and level of emotion required.’

On Jason’s return to duty at the station John Fisher, Lifeboat Operations Manager, said: ‘We are proud of Jason’s acting abilities. He will be taking part in other productions with Marble Productions and we wish him well for those performances.’

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