Our Autumn production is the famous 'GASLIGHT' by Patrick Hamilton. Set in London of 1890's this Victorian thriller comes to the Market Place Studio Theatre from Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th November with an 8pm start. Tickets £10 and £8 (concessions) from the Box Office Market Place Theatre (02837 521821)
Producer Felim Rafferty has assembled a talented cast to bring this classic Victorian era drama to the Armagh stage. The tormented 'Bella Manningham', portrayed so sympathetically by MONIQUE RENNIE, stoically tries to remain faithful to her domineering husband 'Jack Manningham' played by DAVID O'TOOLE. David wonderfully captures this cunning and evil character using all his years of stage craft to high professional standards. His amorous flirtations with the young and beautiful maid 'Nancy'( Claudia Clendenning) is blatantly provocative to an audience. Claudia's stage presence belies her novice appearance for ATG on the 'BIG STAGE'. Des Crilly an 'oul han' with Ballymacnab Players takes on the character of ex detective Rough who has had his eye on Manningham even in retirement. He plods along slowly unravelling the true intentions of Jack Manningham to us, the audience, until the surprising end. Bella Manningham gets much needed loyalty and support from her Housekeeper 'Elizabeth', played by Gillian Faulkner with calm authority, as Bella succumbs to her husbands selfish scheme. A pulsating night of theatre from your local Armagh Theatre Group. Please support.
TONIGHT 8PM ,ABBEY LANE THEATRE, BRING YOUR OWN TIPPLE, and PARTY with the SOUNDS OF 'MIGHTY QUINN' in the magic atmosphere of old Abbey Lane. Courtyard under cover, BYOB! Free gig ; donations collected towards band costs.
'MIGHTY QUINN' back by popular public demand ,12th AUGUST start 8PM ABBEY LANE THEATRE. EXPECT A FULL HOUSE!
Bring your own tipple, Free event. Voluntary donations for band to cover costs will be gratefully accepted.
The eagerly anticipated July Open Mic Night on Friday 28th could well be the highlight of this year's series. Last year was the first in association with the world renowned writers school and a wealth of artistic talent availed of the occasion to let their hair down after a week of classes in the Market Place Theatre. You might remember the singing and guitar playing of Sinead Coll, Sheila Cashman singing ''The Spinning Wheel'' or Marie from Warrenpoint reciting 'Shakespeare'. Along with all our regulars this night should not be missed.
Limerick Laughs competition open to all with a Limerick on 'Writers and writing' (subject picked by last month's winner.. Dymphna as a nod to our literal friends from JHISS) The winner will be showered with wonderful things ....so get writing ''There was a wee ...''
Our guests this month is the very talented Spotlight Studios Youth Drama/Dance school. Based in Armagh and directed by the gifted Joanne Mullen Spotlightght Studio Dance and Drama School performed their 'Chara & The Beast' (the Celtic tale of Beauty &the Beast) to a packed Market Place auditorium last weekend. They will be appearing in Abbey Lane with highlights of the show for us on Fri 30th door open 8pm .
Usual entry, nibbles and drinks provided but bring your own please if you wish. £5 for 5 mins on stage, under lights with an appreciative and enthusiastic audience. BEST VALUE ENTERTAINMENT IN TOWN!
This months' Limerick subject 'Politicians'