We are having a second reading of our Spring season comedy play next week in Abbey Lane Theatre Armagh.
This call out is to encourage more adult male participants to join with a strong female cast for performances in May.
Armagh Theatre Group have a wealth of knowledge and experience to help encourage you to step on to a stage for your first time ever, or since school dramas, or to tick off your bucket list.
We will take you from a hesitant nervous wannabee to a confident accomplished actor accepting applause from a full auditorium.
All we want from you is enthusiasm and commitment and we guarantee laughter all the way.
*EVERYONE is welcome next week especially those males up for the challange.*
If you are interested in joining Armagh Theatre Group this is a great opportunity to come and see who we are and what we are about.
DAY.....Wednesday 15th March 23' Time.....7.30pm Place..... Abbey Lane Theatre, Abbey Lane Armagh BT61 7DW
Ain't no mountain high enough...
Hugh thanks to Marian Rafferty ( the famous Rafferty's of Ballymacnab) and friends in there fund raising efforts climbing the Banks of Seagahan Dam...No no no wrong!
The heights of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. A mere 19,341 ft. Well done to you and this HUGH CONGRATULATIONS for achieving your goal. ATG is very grateful for your wonderful donation of £550 towards our funds. Just giving page is closed, thanks to all who supported Marian.
Abbey Lane's raffers echoed with the sounds of laughter, music, rhyme and song as a full house enjoyed the great mix of talent
present at this month's Open Mic.
After the presentation to the prize winners of the first 30/3/30 poetry competition Rachel took over MC duties for the rest of the evening and introduced us to a great selection of artists from Carryduff, Dungannon, Magherlin, Rathfriland, Moira, Richhill, Jerrettspass, Cappagh and Armagh City surrounds. Our visitors where from as far as Banbridge, Belfast and America. We must be doing something right!
As promised we had Musicians, poets, singers, storytellers,comedian, spoken word poet and a yarn spinner. We had a raffle! And all this for £5... We had a Ball. Thank you to all who managed to get in and who supported the artists with such warmth and encouragement.
The artists were:
Adam Trotter, John Henderson, StevieC, Harry Perrin, Lily Rose Conway, Matthew, Theo Sinton,John McAndrew, Mark Brownlee, Cathy Carson,Bridie Donaghy, Ellen McKenna, Molly, Jay Rafferty and Dymphna .
Thanks to all the ATG members who helped in any way setting up, raffle tickets etc and clearing the space for the Youth Group session on Sat morning.
We are back again on 31st March with results of our monthly poetry competition and what im sure will be another great night's entertainment at the Open Mic in Abbey Lane Theatre Armagh. 'The Capital of Talent'
Rachel Toner presents Lily Rose , Eugene and Joe their awards at Abbey Lane Theatre's inaugural poetry competition which kicked off February's Open Mic.
Lily Rose Conway was delighted to be presented with our cash prize for overall winner.
'Great Oak'. on the topic Nature, was the unanimous winner among the judges and Lily Rose read out her poem in front of a full house .
Highly commended certificates were awarded to Eugene Dugan-Brause for his 'Deadlock Deja Vu' on the topic Groundhog Day and Joe McGinley's
'Three in to two' on the topic Loves Triangle.
We would like to acknowledge all the poets who submitted to the competition and to such a high standard throughout.
'Great Oak' by LilyRose Conway.
Sharp snaps, halted tracks
Soaring oak, old as ages,
Painfully bent, barraged,
Felled at hands of men.
Sinfully fascinating sight,
This timeless majesty slain,
Joining its neighbours blight.
'Deadlock Deja Vu' by Eugene Dugan-Brause
Border on water
Border on land
Border in the government
Dwelling of the damned.
You who share power,
show us the way.
Probably not. Likely not.
Not on Groundhog Day.
'Three in to two' by Joe McGinley
Armagh Theatre Group are delighted with the response to our new poetry competition 30/3/30.
We would love to see all participants at tomorrow nights Open Mic if possible but can we give you a big
for all your submissions. The standard of poetry was very high and a great spread over the 3 topics which gave the
judges a torturous time picking a winner. Highly commendable certificates will therefore be presenting to 3 runners up in each topic.
So hope to see as many poets as possible and thanks once again for making this inaugeral 30/3/30 a success.
Membership of Armagh Theatre Group 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 www.armaghtheatregroup/membership.com
OR drop into your Bank with these details and set up a standing order.
ARMAGH THEATRE Co Ltd, Bank of Ireland, English St , ARMAGH. sort code 90/20/47 a/c no 40166793.
THANK YOU for considering us.
Our poetry competition 30/3/30 (30 words/3 topics to choose/ £30 for winner) closes tomorrow night at midnight for submissions.
If you are thinking of entering get your finger out and get your submissions in!
Armagh Theatre Group are hosting a play reading of 'Bleak Expectations' by Mark Evans on Tuesday 21st Feb at 7.30 in Abbey Lane Theatre, Armagh; BT61 7DW.
The play has been described as "Gloriously Daft" and "the story that Charles Dickens might have written after drinking too much gin" - You've guessed....it's funny and has a huge Dickens size cast so lots and lots of parts!
Spread the word and encourage as many would-be actors to come along. No previous acting experience necessary
The evening will include a warm Abbey Lane welcome,light refreshments, introductions and readings.
Take your first steps to a hobby on stage!
Abbey Lane Poetry Competition 30/3/30
30 words/3 topics/£30
Contact details in body of email. Titled poem in attachment with no personal details. Title of work not included in 30 words. Word doc etc no PDF’s
RULES: Judge’s decisions are final. Winner takes all.
*One poem per submission on one subject. Submitting for each topic is allowed on separate attachments.
*Original unpublished work. Format open.
*Winner announced at next Open Mic (last Friday of month).
*Reading by author on the night, when possible, and cash prize presented.
*Winning work showcased on our website (copyright remains with the author).
Topics 1) Loves’ triangle. 2) Nature. 3) Groundhog day.
Best wishes to all participants and have fun!
There wasn't room to swing the cat in Abbey Lane last night, (which was a great relief to tabby) as our Open Mic returned
with a packed audience. We were delighted with the response and the varied 'acts' throughout the evening made for an eclectic mix.
A delayed start to accommodate the crowd was quickly forgotten when our guest artist Doreen McBride took to the stage and enthralled us with her life story and tales of Ulster folklore.
The many participants on stage included poets, storytellers singers, musicians and comics. Starting with John Henderson;Stephen Clendenning; John McAndrew;Joe McCool;Stevie C;Eugene McStravick;Una;Theo Stinson; Jay Rafferty; Dymphna; Matthew Toner; Anna Grindel; Matty; Frances Lavery;Mark Brownlee;Terry Conlon; Tim Hanna and the last applause was for Peter Kelly. Seven poets (original work); two comics, four musicians/singers(original and covers); two storytellers/yarns and three singers (cappella). .....
Not bad value for £5.
Thank you to our guest Doreen, all the participants who performed and all that helped organise and clear up after for the Armagh Youth Theatre Group in the morning. Next Open Mic will be on 24th February with a new Guest artist and the winner of the 30/3/30 Poetry Competition.