A welcome return by Sean McCann to the stage bringing his artistic stamp to the onerous part of Elliot (Chief clerk, Dundalk depot)
Enhancing ATG's pool of strong female talent Monique Rennie plays the role of 'Nurse Jenny' in the Infirmary
during the time of the tragedy.
Ruairi's acting talent and stature are perfect for this role as Prison Warden
Returning in the part of McGrath (Excursion train driver) the ever sweet Charlie Guy
A busy year for Bridie with a long run in My Brilliant Divorce she now takes on the role of (Hospital Secretary) in Impact
A warm welcome to newcomer Eugene McStravick playing Thomas Henry (excursion train guard)
Michael Quinn plays the part of HUTCHINSON, leader of the Rail Accident Investigation Branch
Students from our youth theatre group go through lessons lead by Aisling Kelly and Adam Trotter each Saturday morning in Abbey Lane Theatre.
Alone at Christmas.
A 'short ' chat up.
'Things' don't quite fit in the bedroom scene.
Gynae advice on shapes and sizes.
Shopping for the right toy.
Camping in Wales, in rain.
Rehearsing the anticipated adulation, THE END!
Our recent production IMPACT Armagh Train Disaster played to full houses all week with many encouraging compliments from the audience each night.
Postings on social media and comments after each performance confirmed to us that something special was staged last week.
The concerted effort by Armagh Theatre Group and JoJo's Spotlight Dance and Drama Studios over April and May really bore fruit as prolonged applause and standing ovations followed each show.
From the start of the Writers meetings in early Feb to the reading of our first draft in Abbey Lane on 10th April. Re-writes and start of rehearsals on 2nd May, then our first full dress rehearsal June 11th, prior to our 'Opening' on the 130th anniversary of the disaster, everyone gave full comittment.
Conor McPherson's 'Shining City' @ Abbey Lane April 4th/6thConor McPherson's 'Shining City' @ Abbey Lane April 4th/6th
Felim Rafferty as Ian (an inexperienced Therpist and ex Priest) and Malcolm Dawson as (John) his first client.
Felim (Ian) is confronted by his mott (Neasa )Marie- Claire Guy. Also cast is Thomas P Healy (Laurence, the third edge of the love triangle)
Pablo Doherty kicked off our last Open Mic of 2018 in great style. Our guest Poet from the shores of Lough Neagh near Lurgan fitted in his energetic performance while also being the taxi driver for his son who played at Holme Park the same evening. It's how busy Daddy/Poets juggle opportunities and parental duties these days. In a twenty minute slot he managed to touch on just about every subject from Family life to Brexit to Sport and even a mention of fornacation! On twenty one minutes he grabbed his bag and coat and bolted out the door waving a farewell to all
First performed over 30 years ago this Radio play script by Maggie Shevlin- Elmore lost none of its punch, vitality and humour in this production by Armagh Theatre Group. Staying true to the script and in the presence of Maggie herself the cast gave up a polished performance in this rehearsed reading to ANOTHER packed Abbey Lane audience. ATG are honoured to be allowed to perform 'Cheatin Heart' for only the second time since its Radio 4 premier staring Maggie as 'Geraldine' and Stephen Rea as' Dan'. Here are some photos of the night.
Brilliant depiction of Doris in 'GoodThings' by Wilma Campbell