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!
SIX ANGRY WOMEN
Armagh Theatre Group are delighted to bring you another original live Zoom production, on the 6th & 7th & 8th May (yes - less than 3 weeks away), and tickets are on sale NOW!
Written by Malachi Kelly, Six Angry Women is a departure from our earlier Zoom offerings and addresses the thorny issues of covid misinformation, race, religious differences and immigration in the context of battling the pandemic on this small island. With a nod to the famous, 12 Angry Men, the Six Angry Women of the title confront their own prejudices as they, the jury, try and decide the fate of a young illegal immigrant girl being prosecuted for breaking covid regulations. In so doing they inadvertently reveal their own shortcomings and perhaps realise that maybe it is not just the accused who is on trial.
Yet again Margery Quinn has taken on the considerable challenge of producer and has dedicated hours of her solitary time working with this talented cast, a mixture of “old Zoom hands” (Bridie Heaney, Wilma Campbell, Marie Claire Guy, Hilary Good) and “newbies” (Una Hendron , Claudia Clendinning & Gillian Faulkner) to produce a thought provoking and humorous piece of theatre. Find out by joining one of our live Zoom performances……
We are charging only £10 per “screen” (your whole family can watch).
If you wish to book a place for Thursday 6th May go to
If you wish to book a place for Friday 7th May go to
If you wish to book a place for Saturday 8th May go to
There are a few important things which you need to know.
We are presenting three live performances –Thursday 6th, Friday 7th and Saturday 8th May at 8pm, which can only be viewed on Zoom…so it is essential you have the zoom app on your computer/tablet (watching is best on a laptop or desktop computer. An ipad/tablet will work however a phone is not recommended.)
We will only have 80 “screen” places available each night and you need to register by clicking on the appropriate link above to secure your “screen” place. Importantly – please register and pay using a laptop or desktop computer. Using a tablet/ipad/mobile phone will work but you will either need to already have a PayPal account or else open one.
Finally, please spread the word (forward this email) to your friends and family.
The long awaited archaeological dig commenced on Thursday last and like Christmas
it was over before we knew it. Gold crowns,jewelery,and St Patrick's crozier unsurprisingly were missing but a green beer bottle, probably from Kirkers bottlers ex Dobbin St , was un earthed intact minus its contents.
We now wait for the Arch report being presented and accepted by ABC planning hopefully before next Christmas.
It seems such a long time since January 2020 and the first Open Mic of the year. The great Liz Weir, Antrim's world renowned storyteller and author was our guest and performed to a packed Abbey Lane. Things looked bright with other guests already booked for the coming months. ATG were planning 2 one act plays before Easter and rehearsals organised for our big production of 'Impact' in Market Place Theatre during June. Planning approval came through for the Abbey Lane extension. Just get the archaeological dig sorted and by late autumn we should be in our new theatre. This was going to be a BIG year for ATG.
Wuhan sounded like a character from Shakespeare and the virus in town was the annual winter flu...
March saw our theatre doors close, rehearsals stopped, performance dates cancelled or posponed. Sure a few months should do it, get behind the NHS, wash your hands...
Everyone found social media and zoom in their lives. Novel tools to communicate during this Lockdown. We posted answers to a memoirs questionaire by ATG members, others performed short sketches and some even donned hats and sang in their back garden . An audience of thousands had built up on Facebook so our 'in house writers' decided to script a play via Zoom and generate much needed funds.
Zoomeo & Juliet, considered the first original, live performance play on Zoom in Ireland at the time, hit screens over the world in July. A success which was followed by Social Bubble Toil & Trouble in November. Present members were indeed keeping up the tradition within ATG to carry on regardless and provide our supporters with some welcomed lighthearted entertainment.
And so we approach Christmas in a year unlike any other in living memory. Hugs and kisses, get togethers, applause and laughter as rare as white crows on a holly tree.
But lets look forward to brighter warmer days, to the rolling out of a vaccine and rolling out the carpet welcoming, with hugs and kisses, our fabulous supporters into a reinvigorated Abbey Lane Theatre. The past is gone, the future tomorrow, so live for today.
The world is in countdown mode. No I'm not referring to USA elections or Covid restrictions and lockdowns.
But the fast approaching Thurs,19th November 2020 when we go LIVE ON ZOOM with our latest production 'Social Bubble, Toil & Trouble'. If you havent booked your screen yet DO IT NOW or get..... trumped!
We have very limited screens left for each night's performances so dont delay- book today for a night full of laughter, intrigue,deceit, romance and robbery from Armagh Theatre Group - creators of the world famous
Zoomeo & Juliet
FOLLOW THE LINKS BELOW FOR EACH NIGHT'S PERFORMANCE
Whilst the country has “partied” during this most unusual of summers, Armagh Theatre Group has been busy busy busy, writing and casting and rehearsing a sequel (of sorts!) to the massively successful Zoomeo & Juliet and today we are delighted to announce the launch of ticket sales for Social Bubble, Toil & Trouble, live on Zoom this November!
SOCIAL BUBBLE, TOIL & TROUBLE is yet another original “zoom play” written by Byddi Lee, Malachi Kelly & Tim Hanna. Expertly produced by Margery Quinn, it unveils the further antics of your favourite Am Dram Afficionados battling the infuriating constraints of living with coronavirus whilst endeavouring to bring “quality” drama to their long suffering supporters. Is Dan still hooked on the Bard? Has Jill found her pussy? Is Ray really in Donegal? Has Pat been whisked away by talent spotters? Could they all be “replaced” by some “new kids” on the block? Find out by joining one of our three live Zoom performances this November…………..
Same rules apply as last time (if you can remember) and astonishingly (yes, the treasurer was out voted when he suggested an increase!!) we are still charging only £7.99 per “screen” (that means your whole family can watch – it’s for nothing!!). So………………
If you wish to book a place for Thursday 19th November go to
If you wish to book a place for Friday 20th November go to
If you wish to book a place for Saturday 21st November go to
There are a few important things which you need to know.
We are presenting three live performances –Thursday 19th, Friday 20th and Saturday 21st November at 8pm, which can only be viewed on Zoom…so it is essential you have the zoom app on your computer/tablet (watching is best on a laptop or desktop computer. An ipad/tablet will work however a phone is not recommended.)
We will only have 80 “screen” places available each night so you need to register by clicking on the appropriate link above to secure your “screen” place. Importantly – please register and pay using a laptop or desktop computer. Using a tablet/ipad/mobile phone will work but you will either need to already have a PayPal account or else open one. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom Play.
Finally, for those of you who missed Zoomeo & Juliet during July (can’t believe there are many), we have posted one of the live performances on YouTube which you can watch ABSOLUTELY FREE!! (the treasurer has fainted…) Here’s the link………https://youtu.be/2NyILeBCc60
And…..finally, finally………….please forward this email to anyone on your own contact’s list – remember you can watch Social Bubble, Toil & Trouble, on Zoom, absolutely anywhere in the world!
Armagh Theatre Group takes to Zoom for brand new production
For over 50 years the Armagh Theatre Group have been performing and delighting audiences in the heart of the city.
By Julie-Ann Spence
Friday, 4th September 2020, 10:39 am
The group has been active since 1966, with the only hiatus during 1972/1973, at the height of the Troubles.
Over the last 50 years it has presented an incredible variety of drama and particularly prides itself in its appeal to all sides of the community in its activities.
The group’s first production was Our Town by Thornton Wilder, directed by Seamus Mallon and this was followed by The Crucible by Arthur Miller. A wide variety of plays followed, of which many were highly acclaimed. The group has competed in drama festivals all over Ireland with great success.
Cast of 'IMPACT' the story of Armagh Rail Disaster 1889
We have been performing in our own Abbey Lane Theatre in the heart of the city since 1992 and were in the process of staging two one-act plays before lockdown,” explained Malachi Kelly.
“Our monthly Open Mic Nights which have run from 2016 and are very popular with local poets/writers and musicians have stopped, as has our film club.
“Our members were also due to stage another production of our in-house written play, Impact, at the nearby Market Place Theatre in June 2020 but this, too, has been postponed.
“Our plans to extend the premises this year are also on hold due to local government offices’ planning departments’ closures.”
Despite the temporary closure of the theatre, the group were determined to continue to be creative during the lockdown, performing their own play via Zoom,
“So undaunted, our in-house writers Byddi Lee, Tim Hanna and Malachi Kelly wrote an original three-act play to be performed live for three nights over Zoom,” continued Malachi.
“Called Zoomeo & Juliet, a cast of enthusiastic Armagh Theatre Group members and Margery Quinn (director) took on this new innovative challenge.
“Rehearsals began in mid-April and performances went live on July 3, 4, and 5, with lots of technical hurdles jumped in that period.
“Audiences tuned in from Ireland and Britain, and places all over the world, along with our local supporters here.
“We believe this was the first original play produced for live Zoom broadcasts from any theatre group amateur or professional in Northern Ireland.
“Zoomeo & Juliet was so well received and so successful in generating much-needed revenue for the theatre, that we are writing a sequel and hope it will present before November 2020.”
Malachi and the rest of the Armagh Theatre Group are hopeful that people will appreciate the importance of the arts during this difficult time and continue to show their support to local companies across the country,
“Local arts groups like the Armagh Theatre Group give access to expression by providing venues, allowing all elements of the art world to perform, display, trial work, and entertain local communities, thus invigorating mental health, forging and strengthening friendships and enhancing our quality of life,” Malachi added.
You can view Zoomeo and Juliet on Youtube at https://youtu.be/2NyILeBCc60
This is the link you have all been waiting for. Our very successful summer Zoom production of Zoomeo & Juliet recorded live is now available FREE on the Youtube link above.
Whether you caught it in early July or a first timer you are guaranteed a belly of laughs as the cast and director (Margery Quinn) from Armagh Theatre Group master the world of Zoom to bring you the first, live, original on- line production during this pandemic.
You luckly people will benefit from the Free to view production- the belly laughs - and at the end of the show a behind the scenes look at rehearsal bloopers as we all struggle with the new concept.
This is a fund raising effort towards our Building extension plans for Abbey Lane Theatre which will ensure more years of entertainment through Drama, music,stories and poetry for all the Armagh community.
Please support us by donating to ATG Extension Project Donation Page
Make an evening of the viewing and send what you can to the above link.
Thank you , enjoy the show and let us know what you think of it. (There could be more)