An Evening of Original Mini Plays at ATG
Armagh Theatre Group’s New Year production is – An Evening of Original ‘Mini Plays’ written, produced and performed entirely by members & friends of ATG on Thursday 11th, Friday 12th & Saturday 13th January 2024 at 8pm in Abbey Lane Theatre, Armagh.
Get ready for a night filled with laughter, drama, and incredible performances. Your heartstrings will be plucked and you will laugh at the foibles of humans and admire the depths or heights to which the imagination can and does sink and soar. We welcome this opportunity for our local playwrights to showcase their talents and entertain us at the same time.
Whether you're a theatre enthusiast or just looking for a fun night out, this eclectic mix of mini plays, encompass comedy, romance and the downright bizarre and guarantees a dramatic roller coaster of a night never before seen in Abbey Lane Theatre! So, grab your friends and family and head over to Abbey Lane for an unforgettable night of entertainment.
The ideal Christmas Present? Why Not? Tickets £15 available through the link below.
Our second Dublin event was in the Teachers Club in Parnell Sq where we presented the first full reading of 'Toxic Relationships' to an enthralled audience.
The evening started with a workshop for students and teachers followed by a vegetarian buffet, hospitality of our hosts Oxfam/ Comhlamh. A packed enthuastic theatre were entertained by ATG members and responded with cheers, boos, laughter and applause throughout the performance.
The warmth of the response to the reading was heartfelt by actors, Margaret Marjoram producer and writer Byddi Lee .
Thank you to Oxfam and Comhlamh for all their hospitality and welcome .
This week we broke new ground for the history books of Armagh Theatre Group by appearing in two venues on Wednesday and Thursday in Dublin City.
Firstly Byddi Lee's incisive new play on climate change 'Toxic Relationships' , which we have been rehearsing under the wonderful directorial eye of Margaret Marjoram, was featured as an excerpt reading in Aviva Stadium as part of the Sci-Com Communications Conference.
ATG were the only Drama group attending this vital climate focused event to show young scientists a novel , humorous way of educating audiences through drama. (Hand drawing by attendee while we performed was proof it worked)
The stage is waiting for you to get up and entertain.
Tomorrow night in Abbey Lane Theatre's famous Open Mic we have special singing guest Colm Gavin all the way from Dublin, we will have a local World record holder and sell-out author, we will have poetry, songs, music and craic all evening for a massive cover charge of £5..... Dont miss the surprizes, the raffle, launch of our new Poetry Competition for 2024, and our famous welcome to all who come along. Limited space so dont leave it too late!
Went to see 'Impact" last night. Excellent. A very important play informing a new audience of the horrendous railway accident. The topic was handled sensitively and acted well. I was in the upper gallery and heard all. Using the guide and tourists at the statue was a very good way to start the play. The scene with children dancing as angels was very poignant. Reading out the names was also an emotional piece of drama and by making it the first list of 30 or so deaths it didn’t take too long. The full list of names at the end with music was again very well done and a tribute to those lives lost. I’m sure lots of relatives must have brought their own stories to you after seeing the play. Well done to Byddi, Malachi and you for taking on the research and writing and producing the play.
Never write reviews but felt strongly to let you all know that I took my 2 daughters to see Impact last night in Armagh. Wow wow wow what a performance of such a tragedy we were all blown away and enjoyed learning so much about it, soo well written and acted out, huge huge credit to you all super well done, we all look forward to seeing you on the stage again!
Relatives of Thomas McGrath, the ill-fated train driver of the Sunday school excursion train, travelled from Dundalk
to see last night's production of IMPACT.
Two of Thomas's great,great nieces felt apprehensive as to how their 'Uncle' would be portrayed. They had just recently found
out their family link to the tradgey but came away from the performance with a sence of pride that he tried to stand up for what he
believed was right against what could be conceived as greed on the part of authority.
Both loved the production and wished ATG all the best for tonight's (Sat) performance.
L to R Tim, Sandra Woods, Byddi, Linda Martin, Margery and Malachi
Dublin based Colm Gavin, coming to Abbey Lane Open Mic 24 th Nov Armagh City as special guest artist....Last of this year- surprises await.https://youtu.be/cwSKkyc_h3A?si=eRI2FMaGBW6r-UUK
Also next Friday night we meet a local personality, writer and world record breaker. Great raffle prizes, surprises and not least all the
talented contributors who have entertained us through 2023 with poetry, song, stories music and craic.
It's Georgian weekend in Armagh also and a touch of Christmas in the air. So dont miss Abbey Lane Armagh Open Mic.
ONLY £5 at door, BYOB, performance slots 5 min's on stage,under lights in front of an appreciative audience. Your road to stardom.