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Belfast playwright Rob Hollway to turn his battle with booze into short film

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Recovering alcoholic Robb Hollway

Recovering alcoholic Robb Hollway

Rob Hollway with actress Debra Hill who appeared in the stage version of Painted Lady

Rob Hollway with actress Debra Hill who appeared in the stage version of Painted Lady

Recovering alcoholic Robb Hollway

A recovering alcoholic who wrote a play inspired by a 20-year-battle with alcohol is now set to turn his work into a short film.

Rob Hollway (45), a father-of-two from Belfast, is thrilled to have secured funding to make a screen version of his hit debut play, The Painted Lady.

The powerful production attracted sell out audiences during two performances in The Mac and Accidental Theatre in Belfast last year.