Membership of Armagh Theatre Group is due for renewal by 1st January 2018. This 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 or drop into your Bank with these details
ARMAGH THEATRE Co Ltd, Bank of Ireland, English St , ARMAGH. sort code 90/20/47 a/c no 40166793.
Our Autumn production is the famous 'GASLIGHT' by Patrick Hamilton. Set in London of 1890's this Victorian thriller comes to the Market Place Studio Theatre from Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th November with an 8pm start. Tickets £10 and £8 (concessions) from the Box Office Market Place Theatre (02837 521821)
Producer Felim Rafferty has assembled a talented cast to bring this classic Victorian era drama to the Armagh stage. The tormented 'Bella Manningham', portrayed so sympathetically by MONIQUE RENNIE, stoically tries to remain faithful to her domineering husband 'Jack Manningham' played by DAVID O'TOOLE. David wonderfully captures this cunning and evil character using all his years of stage craft to high professional standards. His amorous flirtations with the young and beautiful maid 'Nancy'( Claudia Clendenning) is blatantly provocative to an audience. Claudia's stage presence belies her novice appearance for ATG on the 'BIG STAGE'. Des Crilly an 'oul han' with Ballymacnab Players takes on the character of ex detective Rough who has had his eye on Manningham even in retirement. He plods along slowly unravelling the true intentions of Jack Manningham to us, the audience, until the surprising end. Bella Manningham gets much needed loyalty and support from her Housekeeper 'Elizabeth', played by Gillian Faulkner with calm authority, as Bella succumbs to her husbands selfish scheme. A pulsating night of theatre from your local Armagh Theatre Group. Please support.
TONIGHT 8PM ,ABBEY LANE THEATRE, BRING YOUR OWN TIPPLE, and PARTY with the SOUNDS OF 'MIGHTY QUINN' in the magic atmosphere of old Abbey Lane. Courtyard under cover, BYOB! Free gig ; donations collected towards band costs.
'MIGHTY QUINN' back by popular public demand ,12th AUGUST start 8PM ABBEY LANE THEATRE. EXPECT A FULL HOUSE!
Bring your own tipple, Free event. Voluntary donations for band to cover costs will be gratefully accepted.
The eagerly anticipated July Open Mic Night on Friday 28th could well be the highlight of this year's series. Last year was the first in association with the world renowned writers school and a wealth of artistic talent availed of the occasion to let their hair down after a week of classes in the Market Place Theatre. You might remember the singing and guitar playing of Sinead Coll, Sheila Cashman singing ''The Spinning Wheel'' or Marie from Warrenpoint reciting 'Shakespeare'. Along with all our regulars this night should not be missed.
Limerick Laughs competition open to all with a Limerick on 'Writers and writing' (subject picked by last month's winner.. Dymphna as a nod to our literal friends from JHISS) The winner will be showered with wonderful things ....so get writing ''There was a wee ...''