BUT CHIEFLY YOURSELVES
A look at the Great War through readings and song
A one night collaboration by Armagh Theatre Group and U3A Choir
Studio Theatre, Market Place, Armagh
Friday 27th April at 8pm... £10
Tickets from the Box Office at Market Place 028 2752 1821
With the sell out performances of 'Good Things' by Armagh Theatre Group over the last two weekends we continue to promote Arts and Drama in the Armagh area when we throw open the stage to YOU! at our monthly Open Mic Nights on 27th April 8pm.
Due to the unexpected cancellation of March OMN Finbar and Breige have happily offered to appear at this month's Open Mic on 27th April. We have a packed evenings entertainment with the talented duo, our regular and new contributors, Limerick Laughs compo (still 'Spring memories' theme, so if you had one for last month you can still enter) with a host of wonderful prizes... complementary refreshments and nibbles, music ,songs, storytelling and laughs galore# usually at me! Doors open 8pm and we start 8.30pm £5 only BYOB and Bring a friend!
Una Boylan joined Armagh Theatre Group soon after its foundation in 1966 and quickly became an essential part of the group right up to 2018. Her last performance on stage in 2016 was in 'Two's' and she was scheduled to take part in a comedy this Autumn, to be held in her beloved Abbey Lane Theatre.
Given her dynamic personality she held positions on committee from: Vice-Chair, Chair and President and while acting and producing plays, she raised the necessary funds to keep us afloat through decades of raffles.
Her enthusiasm was infectious and she never stopped recruiting to the ranks at every opportunity. Dozens of young and not so young actors got their 'break' on stage due to her cajoling and encouragement.
Amagh Theatre Group will forever be indebted to her drive, enthusiasm and good humour in her efforts to bring live drama to the people of Armagh. During the time when violence and disturbances were daily occurrences she, along with others in Armagh Theatre Group provided a vital cross-community group for drama, resulting in the vibrant Drama and Arts community that continues to blossom in Armagh City today.
Due to the death of our esteemed and lifelong member Una Boylan in Blackrock Clinic,Dublin this month's Open Mic Night is cancelled out of respect to Una's memory and her family.
Una has been part of the driving force of Armagh Theatre Group since she joined in the 1960's and she held every committee position during those decades with great ability. A consummate actor, producer,organiser and raffle ticket seller her infectious laughter will live long in the memory of those she has left behind. RIP Una.
Armagh Theatre Group’s Spring production is a modern comedy, Good Things by Liz Lochhead, one of Scotland’s foremost playwrights, and is brought to its own Abbey Lane Theatre in Armagh, over 2 weekends, Friday 6th and Saturday 7th & Friday 13th and Saturday 14th April 2018 at 8pm.
You never see a fairy tale heroine older than her teens, but in Good Things, playwright Liz Lochhead has fashioned a Cinderella for fortysomethings. The woman destined for the swanky red shoes is 48-year-old Susan Love (Marie Claire Guy), dumped by her husband for a girl half her age and left doing voluntary work in a charity shop, hoping speed-dating will sort her out. A midlife crisis, accentuated by the twin horrors of Christmas and Valentine’s Day, our heroine rides an emotional roller coaster supported by her work colleagues, Frazer (Adam Trotter) and Marjorie (Claire Brady) and unsettled by the enigmatic David (Andrew Rennie). A host of characters pass through the shop played by a fine mix of experienced and new to the Armagh stage – Aisling Kelly, Charlie Guy, Aideen Conway, Conor Egan, Wilma Campbell, Thomas Healy, Madeleine Kelly and Tim Hanna.
Produced and Directed by Hilary Good and Sandra Armstrong this bittersweet romantic comedy twists and turns with minor interruptions, major tragedies and farcical interludes but…. Will our Cinderella go to the Ball?
This is a touching, warm-hearted and very funny expression of the lives of a lost generation. Don’t miss this great night’s entertainment in Armagh’s little gem of a theatre.
Tickets are £12 (including glass of wine) and are only available from Music World, Abbey Lane, Armagh. Shop Hours. Mon-Sat. (closed Easter 30 March-2 April) Tel 028 3752 7882
Finbar Magee is a singer-songwriter and award-winning bard from Armagh. His repertoire ranges from romantic to social comment and satirical humour. His songs - such as My Belfast Love & The Hills of Sweet Lislea have been covered by many artists and graced major stages worldwide, including Glastonbury.
His satirical poetry have won awards in Ireland and Scotland.
Breige Quinn (also from Armagh) is one of Armagh's finest traditional fiddlers. She provides beautiful accompaniment to Finbar's songs and delivers her own style in jigs, reels and slow airs beautifully.
Abbey Lane Theatre are delighted to welcome Finbar and Breige and would strongly recommend getting in early for this renowned duo.
Our famous Limerick Laughs compo's is on Easter memories, Choc and hardboiled eggs, daffodils and bonnets , picnics and holidays......prizes galore so get writing
Apology for a sideways on David. He is now off his back and walking with a knee brace, plaster removed.
Hope this image is upright and of a pre-fall David.