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!
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
Membership of Armagh Theatre Group is due for renewal by 1st January 2018. This is an annual payment of £30 which greatly helps to maintain Abbey Lane Theatre and all the necessary public liability, health and fire regulations & insurances. As a registered charity we are now obliged under Charity Commission regulations to produce detailed annual accounts. These have to be professionally produced . Your membership fee allows us to 'keep the doors open' and lets us do what we are here for.....to provide AMATURE DRAMA & ARTS for our community. Less than a penny a day and you can help to enrich lives through Drama, poetry ,music, writing ,songs , stories & much more.
You can download a Bankers Order through the membership section on this website or drop into your Bank with these details
ARMAGH THEATRE Co Ltd, Bank of Ireland, English St , ARMAGH. sort code 90/20/47 a/c no 40166793.