Keeping the wheels of Drama moving through productions at Armagh Theatre Group is an on going procedure. Their inception, or conception, more than often comes in the form of one of our regular reading nights the most recent which was Tuesday past. Yes, at times eveyone involved in a production often feels that sence of expection and worry, like new parents, as we approach the 'birthing' date. The staging of a new production.
We read 'London Vertigo' by B Freil set as a period farce (Hilarious) ; 'The car journey' by Thornton Wilder (Our Town) a moving one act that we all can relate to. Also 'The Donahue Sisters' by Geraldine Aron another one act,
very funny with an unexpected shocking twist!
There on the night, Claire, Bridie, Goretti, Malcolm, Tim, Maria, Byddi, Felim. Also Paul Mc, Malachi and Aideen not in pic). Thanks to all for coming along. Next readings will be in June. KEEP EYE ON WEBSITE FOR DATE.
with our play reading at, 8pm in Abbey Lane Theatre and YOU are invited to be in at the start of this fantastic, magical, exciting, wonderful conception.
DONT MISS THIS. An artistic journey which could see you on stage later this year. If you want to act on stage then act on this info. ARMAGH THEATRE GROUP, PLAY READINGS. TUES 15TH 8PM ABBEY LANE THEATRE.
Abbey Lane Theatre was packed as April's OMN got underway with internationally renowned guest artists Finbar Magee & Breige Quinn giving us a taste of their vast repertoire. Finbar's witty and thought provoking songs beautifully accompanied by Breige on fiddle had the audience entralled instantly. Their finale 'Facebook Friday Night' will go down as one of the golden memories of Open Mic Night's moments.
OUR NEXT OPEN MIC ....FRIDAY 25TH MAY
Brilliant depiction of Doris in 'GoodThings' by Wilma Campbell
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.