A momentous year for Armagh Theatre Group as you will see in this review of the year by Aisling Kelly.
We started with rehearsals of MyBrilliant Divorce directed by Kevin McEneaney which was performed in Abbey Lane Theatre,
MarketPlace Theatre, Craic Theatre, Southbank Playhouse Belfast and Garage Theatre Monaghan. Well done to Bridie, Margery and David for excellent performances throughout. Also a big thank you for Lorcan McEneaney (transport) Allan and John (technical) and all who helped to make this such a success.
March saw the first live staged production in two years when our adopted daughter Cathy Carson brought her 'Becoming Marvellous' one woman show to Abbey Lane . Packing our theatre for both nights Cathy has went on to perform this show throughout these islands to universal praise. And shes has made time to attend a couple of OMN's in this busiest of years for her.
Open Mic Night's returned in February and the influx of new writers, musicians and singers along with our loyal contributors coming back in numbers made our monthly gathering buzz with talent.
2022 saw the return of 'Impact' our Armagh Rail disaster play which performed to full houses in Tthe Studio Theatre Market Place in November. Directed by Margery Quinn ( yes the same Margery as in MBD) with a cast of almost 50 she weaved her magic to produce another blockbuster memorable production. (Keep a note for Impact's return in November 2023 MPT)
The cast also included all the nembers of our new Armagh Youth Theatre Group which began this year under the tutlage of Aisling Kelly and Adam Trotter and all things considered probably the most important development for the 'Group' in years.
A re vamped lighting dock to accommodate the increasing techy equipment and give breathing space to our wonderful tech team was finished in November with extra mic spots and wiring to improve our audience's experience.
So all in all a busy year for all the members of Armagh Theatre Group and looking forward to further progress in 2023. Thank you for all your vital and continuing support and best wishes for the New Year.
https://fb.watch/hCGSHgS4I7/ link to celebration video.