In our quest to develop Abbey Lane Theatre we are asking you to give us 5 minutes of your time to fill out our Community Survey.
This 10 question survey will enhance our chance to secure essential grants to complete our ambitious plans to bring Abbey Lane into the 21'st century.
Please forward on to friends/family who you think will be interested in helping us.
Click on the link below to start and please complete asap as Grant deadline zooms! .
Thanking you in advance,
Armagh Theatre Group.
The cast,crew, producer and writer of our recent zoom play Six Angy Women met for the first time, off screen, in a sunny Loughgall Park recently for a well earned picnic. Surprisingly everyone had legs and looked younger and slimmer than on Zoom!
A table full of goodies evloved from baskets and bags, all of which was devoured over the course of an hour or two reminiscing.
Missing from the picnic Hilary Good (trapped in Donegal), Marie Claire Guy (still trapped in Crown Court).and Tim Hanna (trapped in a leg cast). We toasted the missing with teas,coffee and elderflower wine- absent but not forgotten.
Present Margery Quinn,director,Judge Gillian Faulkner, Wilma Campbell J1, Una Hendron J3, Bridie Heaney J4, Claudia Clenndenning J6, Techy and support Allan and Byddi Lee and writer/poet/set builder and all round handy man Malachi Kelly esq.
The death has occurred this week of Patrick Sheils, late of Launceston Tasmania and formerly of Russell St Armagh.
Paddy was a valuable member of ATG in the sixties and seventies before leaving us to work in Australia.
He was a gifted actor and a director, who had a guiding hand on our early workshops and productions in Jenny's Row and the City Hall.
Our sympathy to his wife Jill, his children Mary, Kate and Peter, and his sister Maire. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
The strong connections Armagh Theatre Group have with Armagh Art Club have never been more secure than through the very talented Marie Claire Guy.
Over the years this double-jobber has pushed the boundaires of her undeniable talents on the boards and canvases of stage and easel with consummate ease.
Her artistic talents and those of other wonderfully talented Art Club members can be seen in the picturesque surroundings of Benburb Priory.
As an additional treat you will be visiting the famous heritage museum, just above the restaurant, where the exhibition takes place.
Afterwards stroll through the historic surroundings to the Blackwater river falls or have a coffee in the courtyard. Now, there's your day sorted!
We are saddened to hear of the recent passing of our lifelong member Bill Rennie this week. Bill was an integeral part of Armagh society and an active member of various sporting clubs and choirs in the city. Always willing to play walk-on parts with the Theatre Group's productions his helping hand back stage and building sets was given with a heart and a half.
Our heartfelt condolences are extended to Emily his wife, son Andrew and daughter-in law Monique (both active members of ATG) , also his daughters Patricia and Alison and all the family.
. From the committee and members of Armagh Theatre Group, Bill will be sadly missed but held dear in our memories.
Funeral today Friday 13th at First Presbyterian Mall Armagh 2.30pm. Covid regulations apply.
Come and listen to writers read their Flash Fiction. Highly entertaining, with a variety of stories to suit every palate and an opportunity to meet and mingle with new, emerging and well-established writers in the area and from further afield. Flash Fiction Armagh provides a platform for writers to experience immediate audience reaction to their work – a valuable resource for those who sit all day in a room by themselves writing. We encourage people to attend the event whether they write, read or prefer to listen.
This week sees the restoration of Abbey Lane Theatre's courtyard after an extended wait for the completion of the archaeological report. Work to fill the trenches got underway last Friday and was finished in time for the August committee meeting to be held (Mon 2nd Aug) in our premises.
Keeping social distance and wearing masks the committee began the task of grant applications to help finance the extension plans and improve accessibility for all in Abbey Lane Theatre. Wish us luck!
Here Aisling Kelly (trustee) shows her delight with the new courtyard. As Con Fucius (Monaghan philospher) was recorded saying 'the longest journey begins with one small step then a skip and a jump'
From all of us in Armagh Theatre Group this BIG THANK YOU for making Six Angry Women very happy.
Your unfailing support and encouraging comments during and after our performances makes the efforts all worthwhile.
We will press on with our building plans with vigor....and blocks...and cement...and timber...and a good heating system...
To all the hard working cast, techies, front office and our inspirational director. On the eve of the World premier of Six Angry Women......
https://youtu.be/qXP2SEoDohM FREE link to 'Social Bubble Toil & Trouble'.
As we prepare for our third zoom play next month 'Six Angry Women' our second zoom production Social Bubble Toil & Trouble goes up on youtube for free viewing on the above link.
Social Bubble Toil & Trouble followed on from the success of Zoomeo & Juliet with both being well received by you, our loyal supporters. It was a daring adventure for the Armagh Theatre Group to go down the road of writing new plays,rehearsing and then performing live through zoom during lockdown year 2020. A lot has been learnt on how to manage the technology, timing, freezing, lighting, muting and all hanging on an internet signal which can wander off at any time.
But undaunted we now prepare for our third on line, live production and a mixed sense of lunacy and pioneering bravado, which is essential in theatre, prevails. The show must go on.
Our determination is driven by our need to expand Abbey Lane Theatre and bring it into the 21st century. The costs of such are high for this amature group so you can find links on our website where donations can be accepted towards this extension.
We hope you enjoy the free links to Zoomeo & Juliet and Social Bubble Toil &Trouble and they whet your appetites to live view the world premier of Six Angry Women by Malachi Kelly, directed by Margery Quinn.
MAY 6th, 7th & 8th 2021 Zoom links on our website and social media pages. Enjoy!