Wednesday 25th May, 2022 - 20:00 - Saturday 28th May, 2022 - 20:00
Bernard Farrell’s Canaries was first performed on stage at the Abbey Theatre in October 1980. Since then it’s been a great hit with many audiences. Set in the Canary Islands we meet a collection of colourful characters. From a couple who are not shy about sharing their ‘holiday’ with anyone willing, to a couple of singletons who are not who they seem! Throw in a young couple on holiday with a parent, an ageing Contessa who’s determined to get back to Madrid, a Spanish waiter with more than tending bar on his mind and a couple of Germans who are having a few problems of their own! All this adds up to a hilarious two acts you’re sure to enjoy.
Avonmore Musical society are delighted to be back on stage this year after an absence of two years due to Covid and excited and delighted to welcome everyone back. Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood. Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless. The cast is chock full of amazing roles for women of all ages, making this a perfect choice this year for Avonmore Musical Society. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to REJOICE!
Box Office: www.gr8events.ie Ticket Prices:€18 * Easter Special - 25% off Thursday night tickets* Offer runs Good Friday until Bank Holiday Monday
19/04/2022 - 23/04/2022 Time: Doors 7.30pm, Show 8pm
Set in 1985, Robbie (Jordan Bass) plays a nice guy with a broken heart who's stuck in one of the most romantic jobs in the world, a wedding singer. He loses all hope when he is abandoned at the altar by his fiancé. He meets a young woman named Julia (Keelin Kilduff) , who enlists his help to plan her wedding. He falls in love with her and must win her over before she gets married.
We’re back with our first post-Covid production and we really need your support. We’ve had sell-out shows of “GASLIGHT”, a tense, psychological thriller and now we return to the stage of @hawkswelltheatre for four performances only in March.
Box Office: booking number 086 2045896 Tickets: €12
Saturday 12th & Sunday 27th of February and Thursday 3rd of March at 8pm
We are pleased to announce our local performance dates for our 2022 circuit play
Carnaross Drama Group
The Playboy of the Western World
Author: J.M. Synge
Venue: Carnaross Community Centre, County Meath, Ireland IE
Box Office: 087 7703818 Tickets: €15
18th - 20th & 25th - 27th February 2022 8pm
Clann Machua Drama Kiltimagh
Author: John B. Keane
Venue: Townhall Theatre, Kiltimagh
Box Office: 094 9381234 or Langans Off Licence or can be bought at door on the night Tickets are priced at €12 euro
Fri 25th & Sat 26th Feb 2022 8:00pm
Sive is one of John B Keane’s best known plays and has been a favourite with audiences for many years . Set against the harsh poverty and difficult period of 1950’s rural Ireland it tells the story of a young and beautiful orphan girl who lives with her uncle Mike, his wife Mena and his mother Nanna. A local matchmaker, Thomasheen Sean Rua hatches a plan to marry Sive to an old man called Sean Dóta in exchange for money and the chance of a better life. Sive who is in love with a local young lad called Liam Scuab is distraught but forced to do the will of her uncle and his bitter wife. Faced with an unthinkable future and despite help from the unlikeliest of sources she takes the only choice left to her.
Longford’s Traditional Panto
Author: Written and directed by Pat McElwain, choreographed by Tracey Carty, musically directed by Paul Hennessy and stage managed by Gerry McCann
Venue: Longford Panto Theatre, St. Mel's College, Longford
20/12/2021 - 02/01/2022 All evening shows will now commence at 5.30pm
Mirror Mirror on the wall...What is the greatest panto of all? What kind of a question is that?! It's Snow White in Longford Panto Theatre at St. Mel's College of course!! Join us this Christmas to see a magic mirror, a horrid stepmother, a poisoned apple and seven vertically challenged friends in a magical story bursting with songs, dance routines and side-splitting comedy! Will Snow White survive Queen Evilene's attempts to get rid of her? Will she find the love of her life and live happily ever after? There's only one place to find out. After the phenomenal success of the sell-out Cinderella, in 2019, Stray Cat Productions returns, bigger and better, with the happiest, most magical show ever to hit Longford! Remember those lockdown blues?...well...They're behind you!! Starring Ireland's favourite X-Factor finalist Mary Byrne as the benevolent Fairy Nuff and the hilarious Colin Flynn as Dame Daisy Doolittle, this promises to have adults and children alike laughing, singing and dancing in the aisles. Back by popular demand after his highly acclaimed performance as Buttons in Cinderella, the amazingly talented Damien 'Dougie' Douglas will be taking on the role of Billy, Snow White's silly but lovable BFF! Longford's own powerhouse, Valerie Nolan, also returns, this time as the villainess Queen Evilene, and she is joined by her partners in crime Davy Flaherty and Iarlaith O'Rourke playing her idiot servants Tik and Tok. The phenomenally talented duo of Leia Victory and Niamh O'Brien from Evolution Stage School will both share the role of Snow White for this year's extended run and joining them will be Ireland's brightest, up-and-coming musical theatre star, Jordan Bass, who plays the cheesy Prince Harry. Local performer Conor McLoughlin completes a fabulous line-up as Queen Evilene's huntsman - who's terrified of blood! Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho, it's off to Longford's Traditional Panto we go!
When in unchartered waters, improvise! We've decided since you can't come to us, we'll bring the drama to you. This first entry is a nod to the Dirt Birds sketches. Starring: Cathriona O’ Brien and Carol O’ Hora