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The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh SEASON BROCHURE JAN - MAY 2022 visitarmagh.com/marketplacetheatre Box Office: 028 3752 1821 /marketplacearmagh | @mptarmagh


SEASON AT A GLANCE JANUARY Neil Delamere: Liminal Jake O’Kane’s Maskerade My Brilliant Divorce The Stars Of Country Show Film Screening: The Courier Grainne Duffy Rock N Roll Years & Dancehall Days Reginald D. Hunter The Ulster Orchestra Film Screening: Boy in the Striped Pyjamas An Evening With Sharon Shannon Our Jimmy - Past & Present Des Bishop: Mamma Mia

Wed 29 Dec & Fri 14 Jan 08 Fri 7 & Sat 8 Jan 08 Thurs 13 - Sat 15 Jan 09 Fri 21 Jan i 09 Fri 21 Jan 10 Sat 22 Jan 11 Sat 22 Jan 11 Sun 23 Jan 12 Wed 26 Jan 12 Thurs 27 Jan 13 Thurs 27 Jan i 13 Fri 28 Jan 14 Sat 29 Jan 14

FEBRUARY Derek Ryan The Illegals David Lyttle, Phil Robson & Jazz Juniors Film Screening: The King & I Film Screening: Some Like It Hot The Human Touch Phil Coulter Strolling Through Ulysses! A Night At The Opera Patrick Feeney Michael McHale

Thurs 3 & Fri 4 Feb i 15 Sat 5 Feb i 15 Sat 5 Feb 16 Thurs 10 Feb 16 Fri 11 Feb 17 Fri 11 Feb i 17 Sat 12 Feb i 18 Sat 12 Feb 18 Wed 16 Feb 19 Thurs 17 Feb i 19 Thurs 17 Feb 20

Ronnie Greer Blues Band Callings Flash Harry Seven Drunken Nights Film Screening: The Farewell Eddi Reader Pat McManus Band Rent

Fri 18 Feb 20 Sat 19 Feb 21 Sat 19 Feb i 21 Thurs 24 Feb i 22 Fri 25 Feb 22 Fri 25 Feb 23 Sat 26 Feb 23 Sun 27 Feb i 24

MARCH Coirm Gael Linn 2022 Tues 1 Mar i 24 Philomena Begley Wed 2 Mar i 25 Give My Head Peace Thurs 3 & Fri 4 Mar i 25 Isla Grant Sat 5 Mar i 26 Film Screening: Wadjda Tues 8 Mar 26 Jason Byrne Thurs 10 Mar 27 Mojo Mickybo Thurs 10 Mar 27 Fri 11 Mar 28 Film Screening: Song of the Sea Celtic Soul Fri 11 Mar 28 The Sitkovetsky Trio Sat 12 Mar 29 Sat 12 Mar i 29 Johnny McEvoy Patrick Kielty: Borderline Sun 13 Mar i 30 The Fureys Fri 18 Mar i 30 Musical Adventures Of An Irishman In Andalusia Sat 19 Mar 31 Owen Colgan: Still Alive Sat 19 Mar 31 Film Screening: Pain & Glory Fri 25 Mar 32 Foster & Allen Fri 25 Mar i 32 Closkelt Pipe Band Live Sat 26 Mar i 33 An Evening For Eileen Thurs 31 Mar i 33


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Before You Go Fri 1 Apr 34 Fri 1 Apr i 34 Legends In Concert Sat 2 Apr 35 Lionel: The Music Of Lionel Richie Thurs 7 Apr 35 The Doris Day Story Thurs 7 Apr 36 Breabach Fri 8 Apr i 36 Flowers Of Edinburgh Clubsound 50 Years On Sat 9 Apr i 37 The Russian Trumpet Sat 9 Apr 37 Film Screening: Easter Parade Thurs 14 Apr 38 Film Screening: Gospel According to Matthew Sat 16 Apr 38 Some Guys Have All The Luck Wed 20 Apr 39 The Man Who Left The Titanic Wed 20 Apr 39 Solve-Along-A-Murder-She-Wrote Thurs 21 Apr 40 The Knotty Pine String Band Fri 22 Apr 40 The Elvis Spectacular Fri 22 Apr i 41 The Celtic Brothers Sat 23 Apr i 41 Teddy’s Day Out Wed 27 Apr 42 Sarah McQuaid In Concert Thurs 28 Apr 42 The Sound Of Music Thurs 28 - Sat 30 Apr i 43

The Roy Orbison Story Great Expectations Patsy Cline & Friends The Four Of Us SRC Music Showcase 2022 Film Screening: Breathless: A Bout de Souffle Mrs Jones’s Diary Blood Upon The Rose Menopause The Musical 2 The Summer Country Show Film Screening: Supernova Armagh Craft Fair

Thurs 5 May 43 Thurs 5 May 44 Fri 6 May i 44 Sat 7 May 45 Wed 11 May 45 Fri 13 May 46 Fri 13 & Sat 14 May i 46 Wed 18-Sat 21 May i 47 Tues 24 May 47 Thurs 26 May i 48 Fri 27 May 48 Sat 28 May 49

The i symbol beside some of our events indicates that the performance is being presented by an independent promoter | organisation which is hiring the theatre.

COVID PROTOCOL For up-to-date details on our current Covid protocol, please see visitarmagh.com/marketplacetheatre


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MARKET PLACE THEATRE LOYALTY CARD We reward our most loyal customers too with The Market Place Theatre Loyalty Card with year-round special offers and promotions. GROUP DISCOUNTS For groups of 10+ the 11th ticket is offered free. Enquire at box office when booking STUDENT STAND-BY TICKETS A limited number of student standby tickets will be available for £5.00 on the week of a show. These are subject to availability. Enquire at box office for details.

£5 SEATS A number of seats will be available for £5.00 for people and families totally dependent on state benefit. Shows marked R in our brochure are included in this scheme. SOCIAL MEDIA OFFERS Like Our Facebook Page f /marketplacearmagh or Follow Us On Twitter t @mptarmagh and get £2.50 off your next booking. One time offer only.


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PROTECT YOUR TICKETS Nothing is more disappointing than not being able to attend an event you’ve been looking forward to. When you purchase refund protection, at least you won’t be left out of pocket. We’ve partnered with Booking Protect to offer customers the world’s most flexible and comprehensive refund protection cover. Simply select additional refund protection at the checkout or when booking through our Box Office, and you’ll have peace of mind that you can request a full refund from Booking Protect if certain unexpected circumstances occur and you have to miss an event. We hope this option will give you even more flexibility and security when purchasing tickets with us!


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ENJOY EATING IN AN AWARD-WINNING RESTAURANT BEFORE THE SHOW Armagh is Northern Ireland’s ‘Food Heartland’. Passionate producers, quality artisan creators, and award-winning chefs are transforming Armagh into a gourmet hub and are fast gaining a tasty reputation. The Market Place Theatre has teamed up with this long line of award-winning restaurants to offer a great dining experience before the show. ULURU BAR & GRILL 3-5 Market Street, Armagh BT61 7BW Open from Wednesday to Sunday, Uluru Bar & Grill is a casual dining restaurant which offers theatregoers the chance to savour superb food with an Australian | Asian authentic twist.

FRIARY RESTAURANT AT ARMAGH CITY HOTEL 2 Friary Road, Armagh BT60 4FR

MULBERRY BISTRO 6 Cathedral Road, Armagh BT61 7PX

From traditional tastes to exciting new flavours, the Armagh City Hotel offers a range of dining options to suit all tastes. The Friary Restaurant; open Friday and Saturday evenings, and Sunday lunchtime, offers an intimate atmosphere and plenty of food for thought, whilst our Callan Lounge; open daily from lunchtime to late evening, offers secluded corners, a cosy fire and a relaxing atmosphere.

Located opposite the stunning Saint Patrick’s Cathedral [Roman Catholic], the award winning Mulberry Bistro offers picturesque scenery accompanied by exceptional cuisine. Open for breakfast and lunch everyday, as well as evening dining every Friday and Saturday night.

All this plus the hotel’s Deli, also open daily, available for those wanting a snack or lighter meal. Using the finest local produce and the latest international techniques, our Award Winning Chefs have designed mouthwatering food to suit all tastes.

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CHARLEMONT ARMS HOTEL 57-65 English Street, Armagh BT61 7LB Situated a five-minute walk from the theatre with customer parking for diners, The Charlemont Arms continues to serve the finest of local seasonal produce. Food served daily: Lunchtime [12noon-2.30pm], and evenings [5.00pm - 8.00pm]. Booking is essential. Visit our Facebook page to see our latest offers. p 028 3752 2028 e info@charlemontarmshotel.com

EMBERS RESTAURANT 7 Market St, Armagh BT61 7BW The perfect destination in Armagh for an affordable, relaxed, casual dining experience. Embers is located only 50 metres away from The Market Place, so is the ideal venue to start your night at the theatre. Owned by husband & wife, John & Sarah Murray, this family run business serves great local produce at affordable everyday prices but without compromising on quality or service. The restaurant is fully licensed with a brand new cocktail menu. Early bird and à la carte menu with fresh daily specials available. Booking is advised for pre-theatre dining. p 028 3751 8544 e embersltd@btconnect.com


7 TONI’S BAR & GRILL 13 Lower English Street, Armagh, BT61 7LJ Situated at the Shambles Quarter, Toni’s Bar and Grill assures quality ingredients using simple and trusted methods of cooking. p 028 3752 5555 f /TonisBarAndGrillArmagh THE PARKLAND ARMAGH 7 Newry Road, Armagh, BT60 1EN The Parkland is situated at the County Armagh Golf Club with views overlooking the Cathedral City. Talented local chefs bring the best of casual and fine dining to the heart of the city sourcing the finest ingredients from nearby farmers and producers. p 07513 693 114

DANTE’S ARMAGH 81 Upper English Street, Armagh Dante’s Armagh serve up fresh Stone Baked Pizza, Stacked Burgers, Traditional Pasta, Loaded Sides and Refreshing Cocktails. A short walk from The Market Place Theatre with dining available from 5pm Tuesday to Sunday. A perfect start to your night out at the Market Place. Bring your tickets along to receive a 10% discount on show nights. p 028 3752 6979 KEEGANS BAR AND BISTRO 48 Irish Street, Armagh BT61 7EP Offering a unique dining experience. Relax and soak in the atmosphere while enjoying delicious freshly prepared food with a varying menu to accommodate all tastes and prices to suit all pockets. We regularly offer a two or three course meal deal which is a big hit with locals and visitors alike. You can choose to dine in our traditional bar area or move through to our newly opened dining area. Serving food Wednesday - Sunday 12-9pm p 028 3751 7673 e keegansbar1994@gmail.com

AUTISM IMPACT AWARD Here at The Market Place Theatre, we’re delighted to be able to announce that we’ve received the Autism Impact Award in association with Autism NI. The award is in recognition of staff training and recent improvements at The Market Place, made to enhance the experience of visitors with autism. A range of adjustments include relaxed performances to reduce anxiety and provide a less stressful experience, a chill-out area to take a break during performances, and a pre-visit guide and virtual tour to view the building before your visit. Please contact the Box Office for further details.


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LISA RICHARDS LTD PRESENTS

DAVID HULL PROMOTIONS PRESENTS

NEIL DELAMERE: LIMINAL

JAKE O’KANE’S MASKERADE - THE MASK COMES OFF

Wed 29 Dec & Fri 14 Jan 8.00pm | £22.50 Neil Delamere, star of BBC’s ‘The Blame Game’, ‘Fighting Talk’ and ‘The News Quiz’, hits the road again with his riotous new stand-up show, ‘Liminal’. Expect an evening perhaps best described as Schrodinger’s chat, as our wisecracking comedic hero struggles to figure out this strange new world. Recommended for age 16+ as may contain material that some people could find offensive.

Fri 7 & Sat 8 Jan 8.00pm | £23.50

‘ONE LEAN, MEAN, COMEDY KILLING MACHINE.’ THE HERALD ‘A WRYLY BRILLIANT LIVE PERFORMER.’ THE SUNDAY TIMES

‘YOU’LL BE HARD PRESSED TO FIND A MORE GIFTED COMIC.’ THE SCOTSMAN

Although Covid rudely interrupted Jake’s unbroken run of sold-out tours, he’s back! As always, Jake will deal with the really important questions such as who put Jamie Bryson on that bin? Are Catholics more prone to catching Covid than Protestants? Is a Union or Tricolour face mask better at protecting you from Covid? Could he charge more for his end of year tour? Back with Jake will be the ever-funny Terry McHugh, who’ll be sharing his horror at being marooned in Tyrone during the lockdown.

Just how both will manage to fit two year’s material into one show is still being explored, but one thing is certain; if you want to smile behind your face mask, this is the show to see. Recommended for age 16+ as may contain material that some people could find offensive.


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ARMAGH THEATRE GROUP PRESENTS

MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE Thurs 13 - Sat 15 Jan | 8.00pm | £12.00 | £10.00 [conc] Angela is shocked into a situation that she wasn’t expecting. How her life has changed in an instant! However, a resourceful lady like Angela faces her new circumstances with tears, fears, laughter and a determination to confront life anew. This play is guaranteed to make you laugh. Presented by one of Northern Ireland’s leading amateur theatre groups.

JMG MUSIC GROUP PRESENTS

THE STARS OF COUNTRY SHOW i Fri 21 Jan | 8.00pm | £21.50 The Stars of Country Show returns for another night of toetapping magic with an all-star line-up that even Nashville would be proud of. The show will feature the hilarious Gary Gamble, the popular Curtis Magee, star of TV Caitlin, yodelling Kenny Archer, the trucker’s favourite Boxcar Brian and the energetic Shaun Loughrey who each will perform their biggest hit songs in the company of the talented Keltic Storm backing band. One things for sure - if it’s Country Music you like, then this is the only show in town! Early booking is advisable.


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THE MARKET PLACE THEATRE

Our popular Film Screenings are back for 2022, bringing you the magic of The Big Screen. Sit back and relax in the comfort of our Studio Theatre, and immerse yourself in a world of action, adventure, drama and romance.

THE COURIER Fri 21 Jan | 7.30pm | £5.00 Dir: Dominic Cooke | 2020 | 112 Mins Certificate 12 The Courier is a true-life spy thriller, the story of an unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne [Benedict Cumberbatch] recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history. At the behest of the UK’s MI-6 and a CIA operative []Rachel Brosnahan], he forms a covert, dangerous partnership with ​Soviet officer Oleg Penkovsky [Merab Ninidze] in an effort to provide crucial intelligence needed to prevent a nuclear confrontation and defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis.

THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS | Thurs 27 Jan A poignant tale of an unlikely friendship between the son of a concentration camp commander and a young Jewish boy.

WADJDA | Tues 8 March A sweet, insightful and uplifting story about a young Saudi Arabian girl who steadfastly defies the social and cultural rules of her community.

Yul Brynner stars in the classic musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein.

SONG OF THE SEA | Fri 11 March Ben and his little sister Saoirse embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea.

SOME LIKE IT HOT | Fri 11 Feb Nominated for seven Academy Awards, ‘Some Like It Hot’ is the quintessential madcap farce and one of the greatest of all film comedies.

PAIN & GLORY | Fri 25 March Director Salvador Mallo is so preoccupied by various ailments that he’s put his career on hold until a retrospective of his work forces him to remember his past.

THE KING & I | Thurs 10 Feb [Dementia Friendly Screening]

THE FAREWELL | Fri 25 Feb A funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie that demonstrates how family ties keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken.

EASTER PARADE | Thurs 14 April

[Dementia Friendly Screening]

Fred Astaire came out of retirement to star in this musical, playing one half of a dance team who is ditched by his partner.

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW | Sat 16 April One of the great retellings of the story of Christ. BREATHLESS: A BOUT DE SOUFFLE | Fri 13 May Jean-Luc Godard’s jazzy riff on Film Noir features an iconic performance from Jean-Paul Belmondo as an on-the-run criminal. SUPERNOVA | Fri 27 May Starring Academy Award Winner Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci, Supernova is a heart-wrenching modern love story about a couple struggling with a diagnosis of earlyonset dementia


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GRAINNE DUFFY Sat 22 Jan | 8.00pm | £14.00 Described by The Sunday Times as ‘a blues singer of real integrity’, Grainne Duffy is a guitarist, singer and songwriter whose music comprises a mix of blues, soul and Americana, enriched with some delicate country and pop elements. Grainne has performed not once, but on three occasions at Glastonbury, as well as in concerts around the world, including Woodford Folk Festival [Australia], Tremblant International Festival [Canada], and Mahindra Blues Festival [India]. Grainne’s latest album, ‘Voodoo Blues’ won her ‘Best Modern Roots Artist’ in the Independent Blues Awards 2021.

DAVID HULL PROMOTIONS PRESENTS

ROCK N ROLL YEARS & DANCEHALL DAYS

Grainne will be joined on stage by guitarist and singer | songwriter, Paul Sherry. Paul has toured internationally with the Grainne Duffy Band and across Ireland with his own original music. His new album ‘Let It Flow’ is a mixture of meditative acoustic with electric roots, rock songs. His raw rust and dust vocals and guitar playing form a journey from acoustic to electric that flows with energy, spirit and feel.

Sat 22 Jan | 8.00pm | £22.50 Rock ‘n’ Roll Years & Dancehall Days is back! After the last smash hit tour, this wonderful nostalgic musical hits the road again. The allstar cast will once again take you on a whirlwind journey through the musical decades of the 50s and 60s, paying homage to the lives and music of the stars of the era. Don’t miss this year’s new show... You won’t be disappointed!

This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, cabaret-style seating layout.

DELICIOUSLY SOULFUL VOICE AND GUTSY BLUES INFLECTED GUITAR WORK IN ONE COMPELLING PACKAGE GUITARIST MAGAZINE

SHE’S THE REAL DEAL CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE

KEPT THE AUDIENCE ENTHRALLED FROM THE OPENING OF THE CURTAIN

THEATRE SPY


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REGINALD D. HUNTER: BOMBE SHUFFLEUR TOUR Sun 23 Jan | 8.00pm | £21.00 Climate change. Mass unemployment. Economic pandemics. The rise of global fascism. So what could this man POSSIBLY say to upset you? Welcome to the world of the Bombe Shuffleur. Just like everyone else, Reginald D Hunter hasn’t been around for a while, but he’s back touring the theatres of Ireland and the UK with a brand-new show, and there’s no time for niceties. Unafraid to tackle head-on the subjects the rest of us skirt around, Reginald is the voice of his generation - searingly honest, brutally funny and uniquely placed to commentate on the unfolding meltdown of life as we know it. More than 20 years since moving to the UK from the US, three-time Perrier Award nominated Reginald has forged a reputation for delivering unadulterated comedy of the highest order. His TV appearances include ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘Have I Got News For You’, and ‘8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown’. Recommended for age 16+ as may contain material that some people could find offensive.

THE ULSTER ORCHESTRA: CELEBRATING THE CLASSICAL Wed 26 Jan | 8.00pm | £17.50 | £15.00 [conc] R Her father, the Duke of Guînes, was an excellent flautist and this unusual combination of soloists marks the only time Mozart wrote for the harp, in order to create a The Ulster Orchestra is delighted to return piece they could play together. to Armagh with a charming concert featuring The slow movement’s Principal Flute, Jennifer Sturgeon. To open, gorgeous, rippling melody a Sinfonia by an underrated 18th Century is a musical gem within this composer, Marianna Martines. Lauded lovely concerto. Mozart’s throughout Europe in her lifetime, this poised and elegant work is just part of a musical legacy Prague Symphony is a strong influence on Beethoven’s that has been sorely neglected over the years. Second Symphony, which - despite Beethoven’s Martines was a celebrated musical hostess as deepening personal trauma well as a composer and amongst the regular as his hearing deteriorated - is attenders at her soirées was one Wolfgang brim-full of high spirits and Amadeus Mozart. His Concerto for Flute and Harp was written whilst he was teaching harpist energy, drawing this concert to a virtuosic close. Marie-Louise-Philippine Bonnières. CONCERT PROGRAMME: Martines Sinfonia in C Major Mozart Concerto for Flute & Harp in C Major Beethoven Symphony No. 2


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THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS Dir: Mark Herman | 2008 | 94 Mins Certificate 12 Thurs 27 Jan | 11.00am | £3.00 [Teachers Free] This film is being screened in commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day 2022

Based upon the novel by John Boyne, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is a poignant tale of an unlikely friendship that forms between the son of a concentration camp commander and a young Jewish boy during World War II. Note: This film contains scenes of Holocaust threat and horror

AN EVENING WITH SHARON SHANNON i Thurs 27 Jan | 8.00pm | £25.00 In June 1989, Sharon was rehearsing and demoing tracks for her first album, when she was whisked away to Glastonbury Festival with The Waterboys. In the thirty years that have elapsed since then, Sharon has recorded ten studio albums, five live albums, four Best Of compilations and three live concert DVDs. She has received many awards including being the youngest ever recipient of the Meteor Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009. She has collaborated, recorded and toured with everyone from Willie Nelson, Bono, Johnny Depp, Shane McGowan and John Prine, to Nigel Kennedy and the RTE Concert Orchestra and had many hit records including ‘The Galway Girl’ with Steve Earle, ‘It’s Christmas Time Again’ with Wallis Bird and ‘Go Tell the Devil’ with Imelda May.


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DES BISHOP: MAMMA MIA Sat 29 Jan | 8.00pm | £20.00 I am often asked “Where do you get your material from?” The truth is really that I try to see the funny in everything. My mother died in March 2019 and, of course, it was sad and grief can be tough sometimes, but I saw a lot of funny in that too.

DAVID HULL PROMOTIONS PRESENTS

OUR JIMMY - PAST & PRESENT Fri 28 Jan | 8.00pm | £21.00 Comedian William Caulfield returns to the stage with the latest of his ‘Our Jimmy’ shows featuring the beloved Ulster characters first created by the late James Young. Far from being dated, William has transported them right up to date and we meet them in newly written sketches and songs in the present day. All the usual characters are there, Derek, Lily O’Condriac, Emily Beattie, Willie Simpson, Billy Hulk, the wee Schoolboy, the shipyard worker and Orange Lil. Wondering what they are up to in the present day? Come and find out! As well as new sketches, some of the iconic and poignant monologues still feature. William will be joined by two of Northern Ireland’s talented actors, Orla Mullan and Keith Lynch. Book now - sure it will be a quare geg!

Since death comes to us all and grief is something most of us will experience, I thought there must be plenty of people who would like that funny to be shared. Also, I did a show about my Dad being sick back in 2010 and I couldn’t face my mother in the afterlife because I know her first question would be “Your Father got a show, how come I didn’t get one?” I think it’s tougher to lose your mum. My Dad was best supporting actor. My mother was the actress in a leading role. You are never ready when the star of the show dies. So this is a show about my mother. It’s a show about motherhood and sacrifice, anxiety and grief, the mistakes you make as a mother and a son, and the hard road to forgiveness and finally it’s about loss, grief and the chaos that surrounds it. Where do I get my material from? Life and death! Recommended for age 16+ as may contain material that some people could find offensive.


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DEREK RYAN LIVE IN CONCERT i Thurs 3 & Fri 4 Feb | 8.00pm | £26.50 Irish country sensation Derek Ryan’s road to stardom is set to continue with his biggest concert tour yet. Following two sold-out shows at The Market Place as part of the phenomenal HITS tour, Derek makes a welcome return to Armagh this February. Derek and his fantastic band [now rated as Ireland’s leading country band] are back on the road to perform brand new material from Derek’s new album along with the classic hits from his back catalogue such as ‘Hold On To Your Hat’, ‘Down On Your Uppers’ and ‘God’s Plan’. Continuing to propel to new heights, Derek has firmly cemented his position at the top table of Irish Country’s elite, with his brand of original, self-penned material and country classics. The Carlow man is a multi-recipient of awards for his performances and songwriting, including numerous Sunday World accolades for ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Songwriter of the Year’.

SIMPLY STUNNING

THE BBC

OLDSHORE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

THE ILLEGALS i Sat 5 Feb | 8.00pm | £17.50 What better way to celebrate the return of real live music than a memorable night of unforgettable songs from the world’s two most iconic rock bands. Widely regarded as one of the best live tribute acts in the country, The Illegals are back with their ever-popular classic-rock revival show replicating the sound of the world’s two greatest rock bands Eagles and Fleetwood Mac. Led by Niamh Kavanagh, ‘The Rolls Royce of Irish Rock’, The Illegals will take you on a journey of almost

NIAMH IS OUTSTANDING THE ROLLSROYCE OF IRISH ROCK RTE three hours of soulful harmonies, exciting riffs, blistering guitars and unforgettable songs. The best of two legendary bands in one night and a little more besides… Featuring all the hits like ‘Hotel California’, ‘Go Your Own Way’, ‘Life In The Fast Lane’, ‘Don’t Stop’, ‘Take It Easy’, ‘Say That You Love Me’, ‘Love Will Keep Us Alive’, ‘The Chain’ and ‘New Kid In Town’.


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Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner star in this classic musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein. 19th century English schoolteacher Anna Leonowens is employed by the King of Siam to educate his many children.

JAZZ JUNIORS PRESENTS

DAVID LYTTLE, PHIL ROBSON & JAZZ JUNIORS Sat 5 Feb | 8.00pm | £8.00 R David Lyttle and Phil Robson are internationally-acclaimed, awarding-winning jazz performers based in Ireland. Together they explore the lesser-heard drums | guitar duo sound, performing standards and their own music. Celebrated drummer | composer David Lyttle began his jazz career in the band of legendary Irish guitarist Louis Stewart. Nominated for the 2015 MOBO Award for Best Jazz Act, he has brought his projects to 25 countries and collaborated with the arts world’s elite, including jazz icons Kurt Rosenwinkel and Joe Lovano, hip hop star Talib Kweli and film great Liam Neeson.

Based between New York and Ireland, Derby born Phil Robson is one of the world’s leading jazz guitarists. A high-profile band leader who has collaborated with cutting edge players such as Mark Turner, Billy Hart, Dave Liebman and Christine Tobine, he is also known for his work with seminal UK jazz group Partisans and has backed John Dankworth, Cleo Laine and Barbra Streisand. Jazz Juniors is an Arts Council of Northern Ireland-funded national youth programme launched by Jazzlife Alliance. Its nine members, aged 10-16, will work with David Lyttle and other international names throughout the year and perform concerts throughout Northern Ireland.

THE KING & I [DEMENTIA FRIENDLY SCREENING]

DIR: Walter Lang | 1956 128 Mins | Certificate U Thurs 10 Feb | 11.00am £2.50 [includes Tea / coffee & biscuits] This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, cabaret style seating layout.

Anna, a strong-willed woman, soon clashes with the king, who is used to having his every wish adhered to without question. However, Anna’s refusal to bow to his will wins his respect and, eventually, his love. This classic musical includes songs such as ‘Getting to Know You’, ‘I Whistle A Happy Tune’ and ‘Shall We Dance’. Our dementia friendly screenings are open to all, but have been tailored with care, attention, and insight to be accessible for people living with dementia.


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SOME LIKE IT HOT

[BLACK & WHITE MOVIE]

DIR: Billy Wilder | 1959 | 117 Mins | Certificate PG Fri 11 Feb | 7.30pm | £7.00 [Price Includes Glass Of Prosecco or Soft Drink] This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, cabaret style seating layout.

When Chicago musicians Joe [Tony Curtis] and Jerry [Jack Lemmon] accidentally witness a gangland shooting they quickly board a southbound train to Florida, disguised as Josephine and Daphne, the two newest and homeliest members of an all-girl jazz band. Their cover is perfect until a lovelorn singer [Marilyn Monroe] falls for ‘Josephine’, an ancient playboy [Joe E. Brown] falls for ‘Daphne’, and a mob boss [George Raft] refuses to fall for their hoax. Nominated for seven Academy Awards, ‘Some Like It Hot’ is the quintessential madcap farce and “one of the greatest of all film comedies” [The Motion Picture Guide].

STEPHEN QUINN PRESENTS

THE HUMAN TOUCH i Fri 11 Feb | 8.00pm | £20.00 ‘The Human Touch’ is Ireland’s No 1 Bruce Springsteen tribute act. This six piece band is comprised of top Irish session musicians and fronted by veteran American singer and guitarist Monte Thompson. Having toured Ireland and the UK extensively since 2011, The Human Touch has played to countless packed houses, gained widespread critical acclaim and is going from strength to strength. Having developed a reputation of authenticity and outstanding musicality, The Human Touch is a high energy show and a must see spectacle for all fans of The Boss.


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PHIL COULTER i Sat 12 Feb | 8.00pm | £28.00

Phil Coulter is one of Ireland’s best-known and most iconic singer songwriters and producers. His career has not only spanned the years and crossed generations, but has reached far across the world, from performing at The White House to playing live to 600,000 people on Capitol Hill in Washington, marching at the head of the St Patrick’s Day Parade in New York, and performing by Royal command from Japan to Finland. This is just the tip of an extraordinary iceberg. Phil Coulter has recorded with the greatest artistes in the business, had multiple hits, has a catalogue of albums. His music remains timeless and is a symbol of his remarkable talent.

ROBERT GOGAN PRESENTS

STROLLING THROUGH ULYSSES! Sat 12 Feb | 8.00pm | £12.50 | £10.50 [conc] R ‘Strolling Through Ulysses!’ is a one-man show that tells the fun-filled story of Bloomsday - June 16th 1904 - the iconic day around which James Joyce’s Ulysses is based. Written and performed by Robert Gogan, ‘Strolling Through Ulysses!’ guides you through the curious events and quirky characters of Ulysses - humorous, entertaining and revealing! Joyce, speaking about Ulysses once famously declared, ‘there is not one single serious line in it.’ ‘Strolling Through Ulysses!’ certainly proves that! So hold on to your hats and take a deep breath as Robert Gogan takes you on a whistle-stop tour through the fun and laughter which is the backbone of James Joyce’s extraordinary and celebrated novel. Bawdy, irreverent and great fun! Not suitable for persons under 16 years of age due to the bawdy nature of some of the scenes.

GIVEN THE BURNISHED VICTORIAN INTERIOR OF THE PUB, AND GOGAN’S PITCH-PERFECT BALANCING OF NARRATOR, ACTOR AND OBSERVER, IT TURNED OUT TO BE A WONDERFULLY BAWDY EXPERIENCE THE IRISH INDEPENDENT


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A NIGHT AT THE OPERA Wed 16 Feb | 8.00pm £17.50 | £15.00 [conc] BBC Radio Ulster presenter, Marie-Louise Muir, hosts a stellar quartet of singers, including award-winning mezzo-soprano Carolyn Dobbin and rising star Amy Ní Fhearraigh, performing a programme of much-loved opera arias, duets and ensembles. Renowned pianist Ruth McGinley will perform music by opera’s greatest composers including Mozart, Puccini, Rossini and Verdi. The evening will also feature the world premiere of an exciting new piece by Brian Irvine, commissioned by Ulster Touring Opera. Don’t miss this opportunity to join us for a night of celebration and surprises though the magic of opera!

JMG MUSIC GROUP PRESENTS

PATRICK FEENEY: THE COUNTRY & GOSPEL SHOW i Thurs 17 Feb | 8.00pm | £22.50 Patrick Feeney was born to sing, and from the tender age of four he wanted to be on stage with his father who played in a local band. His phenomenal success, especially over the past few years, is summed up in three words from the title of Patrick’s first album, back in 2003 - that title says it’s all… ‘Thanks to You’. It’s sixteen years since the then teenager released that debut album, and while he has recorded countless songs since, he still lives by the motto that it’s thanks to you, the fans, that he is such a success today. Patrick has legions of fans across Ireland and is a regular guest on TV and radio, and is known nationally for his remarkable tenor voice. He has won many prestigious awards over the years and is a versatile performer. Why not join one of our finest for an unmissable night of Country and Gospel.


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MICHAEL MCHALE Thurs 17 Feb | 8.00pm | £15.00 | £12.50 [conc] | £8.00 [students] R

MCHALE WAS A WONDERFULLY INCISIVE SOLOIST... THIS WAS EXACTLY THE SORT OF HEADLONG, EXCITING ADVENTURE THAT PROKOFIEV INTENDED IT TO BE... IRISH TIMES

Programme will include: Beethoven: Sonata no.8 in C minor op.13 ‘Pathetique’ | Linda Buckley: Solas na Géalai | Beethoven: Sonata no.14 in C# minor op.27 no.2 ‘Moonlight’ | Áine Mallon: Raindrop Prelude | Beethoven Sonata No.23 in F minor op.57 ‘Appasssionata’. Belfast-born Michael McHale has established himself as one of Ireland’s leading pianists and has developed a busy international career as a solo recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician. A multi award-winning musician, Michael has performed as a soloist with the Minnesota, Hallé, Moscow Symphony and Bournemouth

Symphony Orchestras, City of London Sinfonia, London Mozart Players and all five of the major Irish orchestras. His discography of over twenty albums began with the release of ‘The Irish Piano’ in 2012, and now includes duo work with Michael Collins and trio release with Demarre McGill and Anthony McGill which immediately entered the Top 25 US Billboard Classical Chart. For this concert, Michael will perform Beethoven, alongside a piece by Linda Buckley and new commission from rising NI composer Áine Mallon. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout.

THE RONNIE GREER BLUES BAND & KEN HADDOCK Fri 18 Feb | 8.00pm | £14.00 Blues guitar legend Ronnie Greer has been at the centre of the blues music scene in Ireland for over 40 years. His distinctive guitar style has been critically acclaimed as world class. His band features some of the country’s finest musicians, including Anthony Toner on vocals and guitar, and John McCullough on keyboards. Joining the band as special guest will be the powerhouse vocalist, Ken Haddock, whose impact on any gig he’s involved in needs to be heard to be appreciated. Expect a night of blues, roots, soul and a little jazz, played with style and conviction by some of the best in the business. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, cabaret-style seating layout.

THIS IS A MAGNIFICENT BAND, OF WORLD CLASS BLUES IN BRITAIN MAGAZINE

PROPER BLUES FROM A PROPER BLUESMAN

RALPH MCLEAN, BBC RADIO ULSTER


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KABOSH PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

CALLINGS

Sat 19 Feb | 8.00pm | £14.50 | £12.50 [conc] R Callings is a fictional story, giving us snapshots into the lives of several LGBTQ+ characters, and their kith and kin, as they navigate life, love and longing in late 1970’s Northern Ireland. It is inspired by the activism of the age, particularly the founding of the Cara Friend telephone line, and infused with the music of the day from Elvis to Bowie, Patsy Cline to punk rock. It explores those big questions we all face; how do we understand ourselves, how do we understand each other, how does Jamie Lee Curtis always survive those horror films... Funded by Arts Council of NI, Belfast City Council and Garfield Weston Foundation. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout.

DAVID HULL PROMOTIONS PRESENTS

FLASH HARRY THE MAGIC OF QUEEN i Sat 19 Feb | 8.00pm | £21.00 Flash Harry are Northern Ireland’s most enduring tribute band, celebrating the music of super star Freddie Mercury and super group Queen, for over 25 years. Flash Harry deliver a rock show that will have the audience rocking in their seats and singing along to anthems of one of the greatest bands in history. Featuring classics like ‘Radio Ga Ga’, ‘We Are the Champions’, to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘Who Wants to Live Forever’, and everything in between. The five-piece band have played everywhere from the USA to Dubai, as well as major venues in the UK and Ireland, and continue to sell out venues wherever they go, recreating the magic of Queen for audiences young and old. For a true celebration of the music of Queen, Flash Harry are a band not to be missed.


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DON’T MISS IT!

IRISH WORLD

In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell her. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad.

PRESTIGE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

SEVEN DRUNKEN NIGHTS: THE STORY OF THE DUBLINERS i

THE FAREWELL

Thurs 24 Feb | 8.00pm | £24.50

Dir: Lulu Wang | 2019 | 100 Mins | Certificate PG

Direct from the West End and having sold out venues worldwide, ‘Seven Drunken Nights - The Story of the Dubliners’ returns to theatres in 2022 with a brand new production for its incredible 5th Anniversary tour. In association with legendary Irish pub O’Donoghue’s, the place where it all started for The Dubliners back in 1962, ‘Seven Drunken Nights’ tells the story of a career spanning 50 years and invokes the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, John Sheahan, Ciaran Bourke and Jim McCann. This hugely talented cast of musicians and singers bring the music of this iconic group back to life and will have you singing and dancing in the aisles. It is without doubt the ultimate feel-good Irish show.

Fri 25 Feb | 7.30pm | £5.00

ONE OF THE BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR THE INDEPENDENT

As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations and proprieties, she finds there’s a lot to celebrate: a chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout.


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EDDI READER Fri 25 Feb | 8.00pm | £27.00 Eddi Reader is perhaps Scotland’s greatest living female voice. In 2022, she celebrates her 40th year on stage with a ‘40 Years Live’ concert tour. From her earliest years playing the folk clubs of Western Scotland and learning how to street sing across Europe, Eddi’s path soon led her to a professional career in music as a backing singer for Eurythmics and Gang of Four. Her band Fairground Attraction had huge international success and number one hits with ‘Perfect’ and debut album ‘First of a Million Kisses’ which stormed the charts in the late 1980s. Throughout her successful solo career, Eddi has released consistently great works, including highly acclaimed albums such as ‘The Songs of Robert Burns’ and last year’s ‘Cavalier’. She has won Brit Awards, been awarded four honorary degrees and an MBE, sung to millions on some of the world’s greatest concert and festival stages and collaborated with a host of stars across a myriad of genres. The ‘40 Years Live’ tour promises to be something special. As with any Eddi Reader show, the magic is being made in the moment; no two performances are ever the same.

ROCK HOUSE MUSIC PRESENTS

THE PAT MCMANUS BAND Sat 26 Feb | 8.00pm | £13.00

ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SINGERS OF ALL TIME JOOLS HOLLAND

Former Mama’s Boys and Celtus singer | songwriter Pat McManus returns to The Market Place Theatre with his band which was founded in 2007. His forty year plus career has seen him tour the world alongside acts as diverse as Thin Lizzy, Bon Jovi, The Beach Boys, Sheryl Crow, Gary Moore, Rory Gallagher and many more. 2022 sees the band back and touring with the release of their 7th studio album ‘Full Service Resumed’ following on from Pat’s 40th anniversary album ‘Rewind’, which was exceptionally well received by both the press and public. So the touring begins again, and The Pat McManus Band are definitely ready to Rock! This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, cabaretstyle seating layout.


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COIRM GAEL LINN 2022 i Tues 1 Mar | Further information from Gael Linn Coirm Gael Linn aims to encourage Gaelscoileanna to prepare and perform a variety show to an audience through the medium of Irish.

BANBRIDGE MUSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS

RENT i

Sun 27 Feb | 8.00pm | £18.00 | £16.00 [conc] Multi award-winning Banbridge Musical Society bring you Jonathan Larson’s much revered rock musical ‘Rent’. Loosely based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera ‘La Boheme’, it tells the story of one year in the life of struggling artists in East Village, New York. The story centres around Mark, a filmmaker, and Roger, a musician, who are roommates. A former tragedy has made Roger numb to life and Mark tries to capture this through his attempts to make a film. They and their friends are being priced out of their homes because of rising rents and the desire of developers to raze old buildings for new projects. The friends grapple with drug addiction, homelessness, parents, sexual identity, the AIDS crisis, and the fear of dying. ‘Rent’ was way ahead of its time and is as relevant twenty-five years later because it deals with acceptance across all of the borders; financial, cultural and gender. ‘Rent’ encourages us to embrace life, pursue it to the fullest, urging ‘No Day But Today’. This performance contains adult themes. Recommended for age 16+


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PHILOMENA BEGLEY 60 YEARS IN SHOWBIZ i

DAVID HULL PROMOTIONS PRESENTS

GIVE MY HEAD PEACE i Thurs 3 & Fri 4 Mar | 8.00pm | £23.50

Wed 2 Mar | 8.00pm | £25.00 Philomena Begley is a name that needs very little introduction. ‘The Queen of Irish Country’ is renowned throughout Ireland and beyond, and has been at the forefront of her genre for 60 years. During this time she has had a glittering career that has seen her achieve countless accolades and score dozens of No. 1 hit songs including ‘The Blanket on the Ground’, ‘Truck Driving Woman’ and ‘The Queen of the Silver Dollar’. Philomena has performed on stages all over the world to legions of fans, including appearances with Porter Wagoner on the Grand Old Opry in Nashville. One of Begley’s biggest fans is Irish superstar Daniel O’Donnell, who once said, “When Philomena sings a song you believe her, you feel that she’s experienced every emotion she expresses”. Join Philomena for this special show to mark the outstanding career of a true legend. Special guests on the show will include Ray Lynam, Hugo Duncan and Aidan Quinn.

After social distancing for most of 2020 and 2021, the Give My Head Peace gang are delighted to return to the stage with a brand new show. Following their smash-hit, sold-out, riot-of-a-show in 2019, this one is sure to sell out faster than toilet rolls in 2020! Featuring your favourite characters from the hit TV show, as well as the usual topical Northern Ireland humour, the show includes up-tothe-minute satirical stand-up from the main man himself, Tim McGarry, plus, as expected, the odd song or two! Give My Head Peace Live is a night of guaranteed laughout-loud comedy and a show definitely not to be missed!


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TOM KELLY PROMOTIONS PRESENTS

ISLA GRANTi Sat 5 Mar | 8.00pm | £25.00

Isla Grant is firmly established worldwide as a singer | songwriter of the highest calibre. Over the last few years she has completed hugely successful tours of New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the UK, and once again received five Gold Discs for CD sales. Add this to nine Platinum Discs already received and you can see why this ‘Scottish Lass’ is so popular. Her highly entertaining concert show features all her wonderful hit songs and some new material from her latest album. Isla’s interaction with her audience is second-to-none and the atmosphere at her live shows is electric. Together with an excellent backing band which includes Al Grant and Glen Flynn, the ingredients are there for a concert of the highest quality.

WADJDA Dir: Haifaa Al-Mansour | 2012 97 Mins | Certificate PG Tues 8 March | 11.00am | £3.00 [Teachers Free] Wadjda is a sweet, insightful and uplifting story about a young Saudi Arabian girl who steadfastly defies the social and cultural rules of her community in order to make her dreams of owning and riding a bike happen. The film is directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour, the first female director to make a film in Saudi Arabia, and offers a female perspective on life in contemporary Saudi Arabia, told from the point of a view of a young girl. Showing as part of International Women’s Day 2022. This film is in Arabic with English subtitles and is suitable for ages 14+. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout.


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JASON BYRNE: ON YOUR MARKS, GET SET, GIG! Thurs 10 Mar | 8.00pm | £22.00 Jason Byrne has been On His Marks since March 2020. Now he’s set and ready to explode on to the stage. ‘The Outright King Of Live Comedy’ [The Times] is ready to take back and carefully disinfect his crown. How can one man’s life continue to fall apart while he is essentially locked in his own house? This hilarious brand new show sees Jason attempt to make sense of the year in which his life officially became a sitcom script. He’s absolutely bursting for a chat. Are you up for it, cause Ready Or Not Here He Comes. Recommended for age 16+ as may contain material that some people could find offensive.

BRUISER THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

MOJO MICKYBO

Thurs 10 Mar | 8.00pm | £14.50 | £12.50 [conc] R Owen McCafferty’s play, ‘Mojo Mickybo’, is about a friendship between two boys growing up in Belfast - a friendship that at first is immune to the sectarian violence taking place around them, but which nonetheless is ultimately destroyed by it. The play’s action is set in Belfast over the summer of 1970. Mojo and his mate Mickybo are two nine-year-old boys from opposing sides of the sectarian divide. They are ‘thick as two small thieves’, playing headers, being mouthy, building huts, and spitting from cinema balconies. The action is played as theatrical flashback, often inhabiting a world of fantasy, such as re-enacting their favourite film, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The two performers constantly slip in and out of roles and imaginary worlds, with the violence of The Troubles only obliquely impacting on them - until finally their friendship is destroyed in a way that they only later come to understand. This is pure storytelling with Bruiser’s dynamic physicality providing opportunity for a new generation of theatre-goers to experience Belfast’s most treasured, living playwright and to consider that Mojo and Mickybo represent the division of a benighted country that has spent a century at war with itself. This production will contain strong language. Suitable for age 16+. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout.

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CELTIC SOUL Fri 11 Mar | 8.00pm | £17.50

SONG OF THE SEA Fri 11 March | 11.00am | £3.00 [Teachers Free] Dir: Tomm Moore | 2015 94 Mins | Certificate PG Ben, a young Irish boy, and his little sister Saoirse, the last Seal-child embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. Nominated for Best Animated Film at the 2015 Academy Awards, Song of the Sea, features the voices of Brendan Gleeson, David Dawle and singer Lisa Hannigan. Suitable for 7-11 years. Contains scenes of mild threat. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout.

The award-winning Celtic Soul return to The Market Place with their definitive tribute to Van Morrison. Following a sell-out performance at Belfast’s Ulster Hall in 2019 they went on to receive an IMRO Gold Award for their performance in Radio Ulster’s Astral Weeks special. They continue to receive critical acclaim from devout Vanatics wherever they perform and have continued their success with shows across Ireland.

AS CLOSE AS YOU CAN GET... EVEN THE MAN APPROVES.

NOEL CASEY, DUBLIN CITY FM

With years of playing in blues, folk, trad and jazz bands, the sevenpiece band have the ingredients to deliver Van’s music authentically. Expect to hear songs from right across Van’s musical history including the big hits as well as stand out album tracks. Let Celtic Soul take you on a journey through the songbook of our very own musical legend!

A GREAT BAND, SUPERB INTERPRETERS OF VAN’S BACK CATALOGUE RALPH MCLEAN, BBC

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THE SITKOVETSKY TRIO Sat 12 Mar | 5.00pm | £15.00 | £12.50 [conc] R Ticket Price Includes A Glass Of Wine [excludes £5 tickets] The Sitkovetsky Trio has established itself as an exceptional piano trio. The musicians include violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky, pianist Wu Qian and German-Korean cellist Isang Enders. Their thoughtful and committed approach has brought the ensemble critical acclaim and invitations to top concert halls around the world, such as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Frankfurt Alte Oper, Palais des Beaux Arts, Musée du Louvre, l’Auditori Barcelona, Wigmore Hall, and Lincoln Center. With countless solo prizes to their names, the music-making of the Sitkovetsky Trio is little short of miraculous. In their hands the piano trio becomes a miniature orchestra, making huge worlds of colour and texture from their personal, intimate musical format. Their Market Place Theatre concert promises to be no different.

TOM KELLY PROMOTIONS PRESENTS

JOHNNY MCEVOY i

Sat 12 Mar | 8.00pm | £25.00 Johnny McEvoy has always been highly acclaimed for his excellent concert shows and his 2022 nationwide concert tour will get the usual huge response from his legion of fans throughout Ireland. This nostalgic evening of ‘Song and Story’ features all of Johnny’s many hit songs, including ‘Muirsin DurkanBoston Burglar’, ‘Those Brown Eyes’, ‘Long Long Before Your Time’, as well as songs from his forthcoming new album. His songs are haunting, evocative and beautifully presented, with many in the folk and ballad style. Johnny McEvoy has been one of the most enduring and talented singer songwriters in these islands over the past 50 years. His concert performances are second-to-none, with his songs beautifully delivered in truly artistic fashion and paired with storytelling of the finest order.

This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout.

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SUBISH LTD PRESENTS

Sun 13 Mar | 8.00pm | £25.00

Fri 18 Mar | 8.00pm | £25.00

PATRICK KIELTY: BORDERLINE i

THE FUREYS i

Brand new stand up from County Down’s finest as he returns to his satirical roots with his first live tour in five years. Taking aim at Brexit, borders, protocols and politicians, Patrick tries to make sense of what a dis-United Kingdom and a dis-United Ireland means for the future of our islands. Bittersweet, poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, Borderline is a comedic love letter to the future of our land from this awardwinning comedian’s personal past. Recommended for age 16+ as may contain material that some people could find offensive.

Legends of Irish music and song, The Fureys are renowned for their hit songs ‘I Will Love You’, ‘When You Were Sweet Sixteen’, ‘The Green Fields Of France’, ‘The Old Man’, ‘Red Rose Café’, ‘From Clare To Here’, ‘Her Father Didn’t Like Me Anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal Away’, and many more.

‘KIELTY IS FABULOUS’ THE TIMES

The Fureys have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 44 years, audiences that have included former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, former Irish President Mary McAleese and the late Pope John Paul.

Tony Blair has publicly stated his favourite peace song of all time is ‘The Green Fields of France’ and President Michael D Higgins attended their last concert in National Concert Hall. The Fureys are responsible for some of the most stirring music ever to capture the public imagination. Their emotive songs stir many emotions; tears and laughter, sadness and joy. A Fureys concert is always a night to remember.

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MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF AN IRISHMAN IN ANDALUSIA Sat 19 Mar | 1.00pm | £10.00 R Ticket Price Includes Glass of Wine, Bottle of Beer or Soft Drink [excludes £5 tickets] Paddy Anderson is one of the very few professional flamenco guitarists in Ireland and the UK. In this brand new show, he invites us to experience the full range of colours and emotions of the solo flamenco guitar. From the joyful style of alegrías and the profound soleá, to the fun and celebratory bulerias and the brooding tarantas, Paddy brings us on a heartfelt and humorous journey across the Mediterranean melting pot of Andalusia. Stunning original compositions and classic pieces from the repertoire by flamenco guitar masters like Paco de Lucía combine beautifully with surprising and funny stories from Paddy’s experiences of living in Spain on the flamenco trail.

AN UNDERSTATED GEM OF THE 2020 FESTIVAL… A JOURNEY ACROSS SOUTH AMERICA IN STORY AND SONG.’ CATHEDRAL QUARTER ARTS FESTIVAL

MPI ARTISTS PRESENTS

OWEN COLGAN: STILL ALIVE Sat 19 Mar | 8.00pm | £16.50 Owen Colgan is the Irish cult comedy hero best-known for his role as Buzz McDonnell from Hardy Bucks, and the Hardy Bucks hit movie which media coined ‘the Irish Hangover’. Owen has enjoyed great live success with sold-out shows all across Ireland in some of the country’s most prestigious venues including a live Hardy Bucks play in Vicar Street, Dublin. Recently Owen has gone solo and he is out to change your lives. He is the guru the world is in need of in these dire modern times. Recommended for age 16+ as may contain material that some people could find offensive.

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PAIN & GLORY Dir: Pedro Almodóvar | 2019 113 Mins | Certificate 15 Fri 25 March | 7.30pm | £5.00 This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout.

Director Salvador Mallo [Antonio Banderas at his very best] is so preoccupied by various physiological and psychological ailments that he’s put his career on hold. Then a retrospective of his work leads him not only to remember his past, but to contact the long-estranged lead actor of an early seminal work... a troubled reunion with unexpected, fateful consequences. In Spanish with English subtitles. Contains images of drug use, strong language and sexual references.

DAVID HULL PROMOTIONS PRESENTS

FOSTER & ALLEN i Fri 25 Mar | 8.00pm | £25.00 International recording artists Foster & Allen are celebrating their 45th Anniversary in the music business with their ‘We’ll Meet Again’ tour. It will be over two long years since Mick Foster and Tony Allen last toured Northern Ireland. The duo are presently in studio working on a brand new twenty track album which is due for release in early 2022.The album is going to be aptly called ‘We’ll Meet Again’ which features their version of the Vera Lynn classic, as well as many other new recordings and also some original songs. Mick and Tony will, of course, be performing all their hits like ‘Bunch Of Thyme’, ‘Old Flames’, ‘Maggie’, ‘After All These Years’, ‘We Owe It All to You’, ‘Mrs. Brown’s Boys’, as well as some of their new recordings.


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CLOSKELT PIPE BAND PRESENTS

LIVE 2022 i

Sat 26 Mar | 8.00pm | £15.00 Closkelt Pipe Band showcase on stage ahead of the 2022 season. The event will also feature performances by Matt Boyd Memorial Pipe Band, Gransha Pipe Band, Kathryn Stewart Highland Dancers, talented Drum Majors and more. The sound of Pipes and Drums has returned.

AN EVENING FOR EILEEN i Thurs 31 Mar | 8.00pm | £15.00 In tribute to his late wife Eileen, her husband Marc puts on a show full of fun and entertainment. Everyone knew Eileen had a warm smile and wicked sense of humour, and this is reflected in the acts that are appearing. Armagh Ukes [of which Eileen was an integral member], will provide some songs as well as the fantastic vocals of Rita Kemp. Comedians Marc Steele, Justin McNally and other special guests will also take to the stage. Book early for a fabulous evening. All process go to St John’s Hospice, Newry which took great care of Eileen. Note: Contains adult humour & strong language. Recommended for age 16+.


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BEFORE YOU GO Fri 1 Apr | 8.00pm | £14.50 | £12.50 [conc] A new play from Laurence McKeown looking at loss, love and living. Sorcha O’Hagan is leaving for Australia. Her bags are packed. Only an overdue conversation with her father remains. Before she goes. Sorcha’s mother died when she was only 18 months old. She was raised by her father Brendan and his family. They had a strong relationship, but his regular absenteeism was never talked about. As the sun rises on the border, the clock is ticking, and things need to be said. An absolute inspirational and emotional rollercoaster played perfectly by three amazing actors. Directed by Paula McFetridge; performed by Eimear Fearon, James Doran and Lisa Duffy. Supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) and An Chomhairle Ealaíon Touring Fund. This show will feature a post-show discussion, which is included in the ticket price. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout.

JOE GALLAGHER ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS

LEGENDS IN CONCERTi Fri 1 Apr | 8.00pm | £22.50 As seen on ‘Stars In Their Eyes’, Legends In Concert brings you the best tribute show in the country! Enjoy a host of fantastically talented celebrity impersonators whose energy brings the true essence of your favourite superstars to the stage.

You are sure to be out of your seats with a packed evening of hit songs from artists Justine Ruddoch as Tina Turner, Martin Jarvis as Tom Jones, and Gary Ryan as Neil Diamond. Featuring state-of-the-art lighting and sound, you’ll be able to have the full Las Vegas concert experience.


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THE DORIS DAY STORY Thurs 7 Apr | 8.00pm | £17.00

PRESTIGE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

LIONEL: THE MUSIC OF LIONEL RICHIE Sat 2 Apr | 8.00pm | £24.50 Following his recent appearances with Lionel Richie himself on ITV’s ‘Sunday Night At The Palladium’ and the ‘Graham Norton Show’ for the BBC, Malcolm Pitt delivers a powerhouse and breathtaking performance in this high octane show celebrating the music of Lionel Richie and the Commodores. This award-winning five-star production also features a stellar line-up of world class musicians including musical director, Jonny Miller from Talon. Featuring the hit songs ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’, ‘Hello’, ‘Three Times A Lady’, ‘Easy’, ‘All Night Long’ and many more... An absolutely stunning tribute to Lionel Richie from the creators of ‘Talon: The Best Of Eagles’.

I CLOSE MY EYES AND IT’S LIONEL

ROGER UPRIGHT [EX WESTERN EUROPEAN MANAGER OF MOTOWN]

This beautiful production from the producer and director of the award-winning ‘Eva Cassidy Story’, is an expose of the life of Doris Day. Though her on-screen persona was full of romance and secret love, the real story was much more dramatic. With video projection, a swinging jazz band, and impeccable vocals, ‘The Doris Day Story’ is a compelling musical journey through her life, incorporating some of her greatest songs including ‘Love Me Or Leave Me’, ‘Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps’, ‘Pillow Talk’, ‘Black Hills Of Dakota’, and ‘Move Over Darling’, to name a few. This production charts her life from a jazz-singer, to an idol of the Silver Screen. A show not to be missed, so come and take a sentimental journey down memory lane!


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BREABACH

Thurs 7 Apr | 8.00pm | £14.00 R Securely ranked among Scotland’s most skilled and imaginative folk acts, Breabach unite deep roots in Highland and Island tradition with the innovative musical ferment of their Glasgow base. Now in their 17th year together, Breabach continue to honour their musical origins while embracing new ideas. It is this approach, combined with hard work and jaw-dropping talent, that has seen them develop into one of Scotland’s most exciting and successful folk groups. With six highly acclaimed albums under their belt, a multitude of awards and performances across the globe, there is no sign of slowing down. The band spent lockdown writing Dùsagadh; five new pieces of music put to animation by BAFTA award winning Cat Bruce; which ‘virtually toured’ 19 dates across the UK to great acclaim. But it’s onstage in front of an audience where Breabach are supposed to be, so we are delighted to welcome this remarkable band across the Irish Sea for a short tour of the North. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout.

AS POLISHED AS IT WAS PASSIONATE, MATCHING FIERY INTENSITY WITH EXQUISITE FINESSE, THIS WAS A MAGNIFICENT SET. THE SCOTSMAN 

MID ARMAGH COMMUNITY NETWORK PRESENTS

FLOWERS OF EDINBURGH i Fri 8 Apr | 8.00pm | £10.00 Mid Armagh Community Network are delighted to be returning to The Market Place Theatre to present their now annual concert. The line-up for the evening will include a range of Highland and Country dances with a modern theatrical twist, a selection of music from Markethill Fiddle Orchestra and song from the new Ulster Scots Choir, as well as an Ulster Scots themed play performed by younger members.


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THE RUSSIAN TRUMPET: CAHAL MASTERSON & STEPHEN MURPHY Sat 9 Apr | 8.00pm | £12.00 | £10.00 [conc] | £5.00 [Music Students] R

DAVID HULL PROMOTIONS PRESENTS

CLUBSOUND 50 YEARS ON i Sat 9 Apr | 8.00pm | £21.50 Clubsound are still going strong and enjoying life after 50 years of being on the road. Clubsound, Ireland’s premier comedy showband were part of the Ulster heartbeat through the troubles and helped people forget their worries. Comic songs like, ‘Belfast, Belfast’, ‘Tonga LOL’, ‘Daddy’s Wee Balloons’, ‘Nigel Courtney’, ‘The Reluctant Exile’ and ‘The Singing Farmer’ became sure-fire favourites with crowds throughout Ulster’s thriving cabaret scene.

It wasn’t just their comedy that won hearts. The members of the band are all gifted musicians, be it playing a Glenn Millar medley, a traditional folk song such as ‘Mary From Dungloe’ or their tribute to the super B’s - The Beach Boys, The Beatles and The Bee Gees. Clubsound were the most successful showband group from Northern Ireland from the 1960’s to the current day. The current line-up features George Jones, David McKnight, Barry Woods, Alan McCartney and Jimmy Black.

An exciting recital featuring music, written for trumpet and piano by some of the best known Russian composers of the 20th century. Trumpeter, Stephen Murphy and pianist Cahal Masterson, are both originally from Poyntzpass. Their musical career has taken them both nationally and internationally for studies and work. This collaboration has been an ambition of theirs for many years and both are delighted to be giving their premiere performance in their home County of Armagh. The main work featured in this recital will be the Arutunian Trumpet concerto. Although born in Armenia, Alexander Arutunian [1920 - 2012] studied at the Moscow Conservatory.

He was awarded the Stalin Prize in 1949 and the People’s Artist of the USSR in 1970 for his contribution to music in the USSR. His trumpet concerto was premiered by the great Soviet trumpeter Timofei Dokschitzer in 1950. The work features romantic lyrical cantabile sections alongside virtuosic passages which are uniquely influenced by Armenian folk music. The concerto is written in one movement but contains five distinct sections. Other works will include a selection of Rachmaninov Preludes for piano, performed by Cahal Masterson, as well as works for trumpet and piano by Tchaikovsky, Glazunov, Bohme and Goedicke. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout. This event is subject to funding.


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THE MARKET PLACE THEATRE

EASTER PARADE [DEMENTIA FRIENDLY SCREENING]

Dir: Charles Walters | 1948 100 Mins | Certificate U Thurs 14 April | 11.00am £2.50 [Includes tea, coffee & biscuits]

Fred Astaire came out of retirement to star in this musical, playing one half of a dance team who is ditched by his partner. Deciding he can make a star out of anyone he wants, he chooses a lowly chorus girl [Judy Garland] as his new partner. Songs include ‘A Couple of Swells’, ’Stepping Out With My Baby’ and ‘Shaking the Blues Away’. Also starring Ann Miller and Peter Lawford, with an appearance by a two year-old Liza Minelli. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout. Our dementia friendly screenings are open to all, but have been tailored with care, attention, and insight to be accessible for people living with dementia.

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW - IL VANGELO SECONDO MATTEO

Legendary director Pier Paolo Pasolini’s ‘The Gospel According to Matthew’ is one of the great retellings of the story of Christ - a cinematic rendering at once both passionate and poetic. With stunning black-and-white photography, an eclectic soundtrack and using a cast of non-professionals who voice dialogue directly from scripture, the film depicts the key events in the life of Christ, from Immaculate Conception to death on the cross.

Dir: Pier Paulo Pasolini | 1964 138 MINS | Certificate U

This screening is in Italian with English subtitles.

Sat 16 April | 7.00pm | £5.00

This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout.


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ISOSCELES PRESENTS

Wed 20 Apr | 8.00pm | £24.50

Wed 20 Apr | 8.00pm £14.50 | £12.50 [conc] R

SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK Over 50 years since the release of Rod’s first album, ‘Some Guys Have All The Luck - The Rod Stewart Story’ is back in theatres with a brand new show, bringing to the stage a fantastic live concert celebration of one of rock music’s greatest icons. Frontman Paul Metcalfe is incredible as Rod and captures all the excitement, energy and charisma of the legendary performer including the infamous moves, showmanship and sense of fun that have made Rod one of the most successful artistes of all time.

THE MAN WHO LEFT THE TITANIC She was beautiful… She was unsinkable… She was doomed… On April 15th 1912, The Titanic, the greatest ship in the world, slipped below the frigid waters of the Atlantic. Yet J. Bruce Ismay, managing director of the White Star Line, stepped into a lifeboat and sailed away from the stricken ship, sailed away from his passengers, sailed away from the cries and screams and tears.

The show will feature the hit songs ‘Handbags & Gladrags’, ‘You Wear It Well’, ‘Stay With Me’, ‘Maggie May’, ‘Baby Jane’, ‘Da Ya Think I’m Sexy’, ‘Sailing’, ‘Tonight’s The Night’, ‘The First Cut Is The Deepest’, and many others, all interwoven with some interesting and amusing anecdotes. Get ready to go on a musical journey through Rod’s career over the last five decades, from humble beginnings to superstardom.

‘The Man Who Left The Titanic’ evokes that terrible voyage and asks whether Bruce Ismay only did what any of us might have done in the same circumstances, or should his actions that night consign his name to infamy? Was he a coward, or merely human? This play has toured throughout England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales for a number of years to enormous acclaim.

This authentic production, now in its fourth year, includes a stunning stage set, a spectacular light show, an impeccable live band and stage-wide projections.

This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout.

IT IS CAPTIVATING, MOVING AND TOTALLY ENGROSSING. TITANIC STORIES, BELFAST


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SOLVE-ALONG-A-MURDER-SHE-WROTE Thurs 21 Apr | 8.00pm | £14.50 | £12.50 [conc] Cult hit event ‘Solve-Along-A-Murder-She-Wrote’ comes to town, with an interactive screening of the classic ‘Murder, She Wrote’ episode ‘Broadway Malady’. Jessica Fletcher heads to New York City but soon gets caught up in a murder mystery only she [or you] can solve! Solve-Along-A-Murder-She-Wrote is a unique and hilarious night featuring games, prizes and audience participation, with special permission from NBC Universal Television. See the critically-acclaimed show Time Out rated one of 2019 (and 2021)’s 50 Great Nights Out in London that has played to sell-out audiences across the UK and Australia. Solve-Along-A-Murder-She-Wrote is for 18+ audiences. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout.

YOU’LL BE SWEPT AWAY WITH JESSICA FLETCHER FEELS TIME OUT LONDON

A UNIQUE AND THOROUGHLY ENJOYABLE THEATRE EXPERIENCE BLUE CURTAINS BRISBANE

DECLAN O’KANE PRESENTS

THE KNOTTY PINE STRING BAND Fri 22 Apr | 8.00pm | £14.00 R The Knotty Pine String Band have performed bluegrass and American roots music to audiences all across Ireland, Europe and USA for the past twenty-six years. Post lockdown they are looking forward to bringing their unique blend of bluegrass and Americana to The Market Place. Expect to hear songs by John Prine, The Country Gentlemen, The Charlie Daniels Band and Kris Kristofferson, as well as some classic bluegrass fiddle and banjo tunes. Since 1994, the band have recorded five albums and appeared on stage at the European Bluegrass Congress in Holland, as well as being a regular feature at the Bluegrass Festival in The Ulster American Folk Park. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, cabaret-style seating layout.


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SAT 23 APR

THE ELVIS SPECTACULAR i Fri 22 Apr | 8.00pm | £20.00 The Elvis Spectacular starring Ciaran Houlihan and his TCB Band and The Sweet Sensations returns to The Market Place Theatre. This is one of the longest running and most successful Elvis tribute ever! Now in its 25th year, this fantastic live show features a superb nine-piece band including the amazing Sweet Sensations. The show will feature big screen footage, amazing costumes designed by Elvis’ fashion designer, Gene Douchette, and promises a fantastic night out filled with Elvis’ classic hits. An absolute must for all Elvis fans.

Singing siblings, The Celtic Brothers possess a distinctive, almost inseparable vocal harmony unique to members of the same family. Having recorded four albums as the six-piece Willoughbys Brothers, the now refined four-piece Celtic Brothers are about to embark on a nationwide concert tour. The Celtic Brothers’ passion for singing and performing, combined with a genuine closeness, stems from a childhood filled with music and singing, a love they carried with

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them throughout their formative years into adulthood. The international singing sensations have performed in Ireland, the UK and America. The brothers have developed a very casual banter and delivery during their live shows. The quartet comprises of Robbie, Des, Johnny and Richie whose sound includes a repertoire featuring a blend of Irish ballads, popular classics and contemporary songs that take their audience on an emotive musical journey.


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TEDDY’S DAY OUT Wed 27 Apr | 10.00am | £4.50

SARAH MCQUAID IN CONCERT Thurs 28 Apr | 8.00pm | £13.00

A VOICE AS THICK & SOFT AS FUR

ELMORE MAGAZINE

Her award-winning musicianship, distinctive chocolatey vocals and mastery of the songwriting craft have led reviewers to describe Sarah McQuaid as a “triple threat”.

Sammy Ragdoll hasn’t seen her best friend Eddy The Teddy for a while, so she decides that she will take him out for the day as a treat. Eddy is very excited and is very easily distracted by all the things he sees. The problem is he tends to wander off and before long they become separated and Eddy is lost, a long way from home. Eddy meets many animals and asks for their help. However, they all have their limitations. Chris Rabbit is too timid, Warren Rabbit can’t bounce high enough to see and Patsy Pigeon can’t remember anything for more than a few seconds.

Will Eddy find Sammy and get back home? The show uses many elements of theatre, mime, puppetry and songs to join in with. It’s a perfect introduction to live entertainment for children who’ve never been to a show before, and a welcome return for Eddy the Teddy’s young fans. Suitable for children under 6 years old and their families. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout.

Add to that a warm, charismatic stage presence, five critically acclaimed solo albums and a battery of instruments including acoustic and electric guitars, drum and piano, and you’ve got a one-woman powerhouse who defies categorisation because there simply isn’t anyone else out there quite like her. Not to be missed! This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout.

I’VE ATTENDED HUNDREDS OF CONCERTS OF ALL KINDS, AND HER SUBTLE MASTERY ON STAGE LAUNCHES HER STRAIGHT INTO MY FAVE SHOWS EVER HUFFINGTON POST


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THE SOUND OF MUSIC i Thurs 28 - Sat 30 Apr | 7.30pm | 2.00pm [Sat matinee] | £12.00 Following the incredibly successful run of their first full-length musical production ‘Grease’, Building Bridges Community Arts Theatre are proud to present one of the greatest musicals of all time, ‘The Sound Of Music’. Brought to you once more by a talented cast of local people, this is a show you won’t want to miss.

This classic and much-loved musical showcases the true story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family, right from their singsong beginnings and ultimately to their daring escape from their beloved home in Austria during the Second World War. This is a family favourite with a score and music that is renowned around

the world, including ‘Edelweiss’, ‘Do-Re-Mi’, ‘My Favourite Things’ and the title song, ‘The Sound of Music’. So, come and find out how to solve a problem like Maria, with a musical that is sure to warm your heart and put a smile on your face. Presented by one of Northern Ireland’s leading amateur theatre groups.

Music by RICHARD RODGERS | Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II | Book by HOWARD LINDSAY and RUSSEL CROUSE

LMS WORLDWIDE LTD PRESENTS

THE ROY ORBISON STORY Thurs 5 May | 8.00pm | £26.00 In 1963, Roy Orbison performed for the first time, at The Adelphi in Slough. In December 2018 ‘The Roy Orbison Story’ performed at The Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End. In 2017 Roy Orbison classics were remastered by The Philharmonic Orchestra. The Roy Orbison Story proudly present their versions of these masterpieces. Barry Steele and a fabulous cast of musicians and singers will take you on a musical journey from ‘The Black and White Night’ right through to The Traveling Wilburys and beyond - with so much more in between. They promise they’ll have you dancing in those aisles, in an evening jam packed with solid gold hits.


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GREAT EXPECTATIONS Thurs 5 May | 8.00pm | £14.50 | £12.50 [conc] R Great Expectations tells of the orphan Pip’s journey from boyhood to manhood, as he seeks to find his place in an inhospitable world. We follow him from the marshes of Kent to London, where he aims to further his education and become a gentleman with the aid of a large fortune from a secret benefactor. It is a story of love and loss, of guilt and shame, fear and courage, and has some of the most vivid and memorable characters in all of English literature from Abel Magwitch to Miss Haversham. With all the comedy, mystery, violent melodrama, suspense and poignancy of the original, Hotbuckle bring this wonderful tale vividly to life with their trademark live music, multiple characterisation and inventiveness. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout.

MEMORABLE, BEAUTIFUL, STUNNING, MOVING, HILARIOUS, HEARTBREAKING - MAGNIFICENT! JOHN MACKENNA, NOVELIST AND PLAYWRIGHT

AM PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

PATSY CLINE & FRIENDS i Fri 6 May | 8.00pm | £19.50 | £18.50 [conc] Patsy Cline was a record-breaking artist who spent a total of 251 weeks in the Country Music Album Charts in the USA. In what would have been Patsy’s 90th Birthday year, this is a celebration of her music, fronted by the amazing Sue Lowry. Sue Lowry was brought up by parents who travelled around Great Britain with their own country music band, an upbringing that would lay down all of Sue’s country music roots! Her powerful rendition of ‘Crazy’, ‘I Fall to Pieces’, and ‘Sweet Dreams’, will take you back to those honky-tonk days of pure Country Music. Sue will be joined on stage by Marc Robinson, who will pay tribute to the Granddaddy of Country Music, Hank Williams, with songs that include ‘Howlin’ At The Moon’, ‘I Saw The Light’, and ‘Rootie Tootie’. The lineup will be completed by Lee Davidge, who performs a mesmerising tribute to Jim Reeves with the hit songs ‘Welcome To My World’, ‘Distant Drums’, and ‘Bimbo’.


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THE 4 OF US

Sat 7 May | 8.00pm | £20.00 Blending contemporary roots with rock, this award-winning band was formed by brothers Brendan and Declan Murphy from the border town of Newry. Unable to tour during lockdown, thousands have enjoyed logging on to Facebook Live to see them perform tunes from 2016’s career highlight ‘Sugar Island’, right back to their 1989 debut ‘Songs For The Tempted’, which first put them on the pop map with ‘Mary’, as well as their latest lockdown inspired radio hit ‘Waiting Game’.

The regular rehearsing required for each live-streamed show has helped keep the brothers match fit, as Brendan explains, “Considering that we’ve been off the road for a year and a half now, I actually think that we’ve got better, and while performing online is great, there’s nothing like the thrill of playing live on stage.” This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, cabaret-style seating layout.

SRC MUSIC DEPARTMENT PRESENTS

SRC MUSIC SHOWCASE 2022 Wed 11 May | 7.30pm | £5.00 Free to SRC Students Tickets on the door Finally back at The Market Place Theatre for their annual showcase, SRC Music presents a celebration of creativity and performance. Come along and enjoy the eclectic mix of music and creativity, as they share their work and celebrate being back on stage entertaining you all.


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Based on a story by François Truffaut and photographed by New Wave legend Raoul Coutard, Jean-Luc Godard’s jazzy riff on Film Noir features iconic performances from Jean-Paul Belmondo as an onthe-run criminal modelling himself on Bogart, and Jean Seberg as his NY Herald Tribune-hawking American student girlfriend, who ultimately betrays him.

BREATHLESS: A BOUT DE SOUFFLE Dir: François Truffaut | 1960 | 115 Mins | Certificate PG Fri 13 May | 7.30pm | £5.00

With a pace that’s non-stop, Breathless reinvented the grammar of movies and almost instantly changed the course of international filmmaking. Celebrate where it all began with Belmondo and Seberg - young, effortlessly stylish and in love in Paris - in one of the coolest films ever made. This film is displayed in monochrome and is in French with English subtitles.

MRS JONES’S DIARY: OFF HER ROCKER i Fri 13 & Sat 14 May 8.00pm | £18.00 Confessions of a Badass Granny growing old (dis)gracefully! Join the marvellous Mrs Jones in this uninhibited, unruly and outrageous story of her colourful life! You’ve laughed at her in the Smash Hit comedy shows ‘It’s Wine O’Clock’, ‘Nobody Puts Bernie In A Corner’ and ‘Jaysus, Nuala And Noleen And The Wee Donkey.’ Now she’s back out of lockdown with her own laugh-out-loud, feel good, one woman show! Recently widowed, Mrs Jones is a woman who smokes too much, drinks too much and has a tendency to say whatever comes into her mind. Hash tag no filter! Learn about her hysterical history as lead singer of renowned country Showband ‘The Smugglers.’ Mrs Jones embraces everything from motherhood, men, menopausal pitfalls, weight gain, wedding night jitters and the joy of friendship. Joining her will be her fabulous family and hypochondriac friends. If you fancy a sing-a-long or a spot of Bonanza Bingo, then join Mrs Jones in this high energy, hilariously funny comedy, featuring music through the decades. You’re only old once!


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RIVER TALL THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

BLOOD UPON THE ROSE i

Wed 18 - Sat 21 May | 7.30pm | £25.00 Writer and producer Gerry Cunningham has unleashed an historical masterpiece, with ‘Blood Upon The Rose’, which makes a welcome return to The Market Theatre after four years. The drama has performed to huge audiences both in the UK and Ireland. ‘Blood Upon The Rose’ relates the sad and tragic story of Joseph Plunkett and Grace Gifford, set against the Easter Rising in Dublin, 1916. Plunkett’s love for Grace, immortalised in the song of the same name, comes to a tragic end with his execution in the Stonebreakers Yard, after his marriage to her the previous night in the chapel in Kilmainham jail. The humour, the wit, the passion and the pain are all laid bare in this epic production.

JENDAGI PRODUCTIONS LTD PRESENTS

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL 2: CRUISING THROUGH MENOPAUSE Tues 24 May | 6.00pm & 8.30pm | £27.00 Starring Crissy Rock [Benidorm], Rebecca Wheatley [Casualty], and Nicki French [Eurovision], it’s our brand-new show, ‘Cruising Through Menopause’. In the hysterical sequel to our smash-hit ‘Menopause The Musical’, we fast forward five years to catch up with the same four characters for tales of their lives, loves and losses as they set off on the high seas. Hot flushes, mood swings, memory lapses, weight gain - these are a few of our favourite menopausal things! ‘Cruising

Through Menopause’ is a hilarious, heartfelt, reassuring and unflinching look at the joys of menopause and friendship. When your life is a bumpy ride full of twists and turns, it’s hard to find true friends. But step on board and we’ll take you on a trip of self-discovery, love and friendship all backed by a soundtrack of brand-new toe-tapping parodied hits! For these four ladies the menopause was not the beginning of the end, but the beginning of a beautiful friendship where love conquers, and friendships never fail. So, all aboard and we’ll have you laughing, singing and maybe even dancing on-stage, as you join us for ‘Menopause The Musical 2 - Cruising Through Menopause’. Recommended for age 16+.


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THE SUMMER COUNTRY SHOW i Thurs 26 May | 8.00pm | £25.00 Get the Stetson’s ready for The Summer Country Show, which features a host of your favourite stars all on one stage. The super line-up will include the accordion maestro Brendan Shine, fiddling sensation Stephen Smyth, the fabulous Kathy Durkin, the hugely talented Olivia Douglas, yodelling Kenny Archer and the toe-tapping Boxcar Brian, who each will perform their trademark hits accompanied by the superb Keltic Storm Band. What a night this is set to be!

SUPERNOVA Dir: Harry McQueen | 2021 | 90 Mins | Certificate 15 Fri 27 May | 7.30pm | £5.00 Starring Academy Award winner Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci, Supernova is a heart-wrenching modern love story about a couple struggling with a diagnosis of early-onset dementia who take a road trip together to reconnect with friends, family and places from their past. Note: This film contains strong language and upsetting scenes


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A celebration of contemporary and traditional craft on display, craft demonstrations and hands on experiences. Exhibitions, stalls, creative workshops, children’s arts and craft experiences, talks, music and entertainment.

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF THE ARMAGH CRAFT FAIR

Sat 28 May | 10.30am - 4.00pm

Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh FEATURING: Craft Stalls | Craft Demonstrations | Craft Workshops Enjoy a wonderful day out for all the family at The Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre. Experience high quality craft stalls, traditional and contemporary craft demonstrations and hands on craft experiences for adults and children. Learn a new craft skill at one of the creative craft workshops for adults and children and there will be fantastic fun at the many FREE drop in craft and art experiences for kids. Enjoy delicious coffee, refreshments and musical entertainment throughout the day.

DON’T MISS OUR UNIQUE SELECTION OF CREATIVE WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS THROUGOUT THE SPRING SEASON!


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As part of our ongoing commitment to excellent customer care, we would love to hear from you about your experience of our venue. Your valuable feedback will be greatly beneficial to us, as we will use it as the basis for future improvements to our service. If you would like to give us feedback about your experience, you can contact us in one of the following ways; Email: feedback@marketplacearmagh.com By Mail: Market Place Theatre, Market Street, Armagh, BT61 7BW Review Us: tripadvisor.co.uk/reviewit


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INTRODUCTION TO LEATHER WORK: MAKE AND DECORATE A LEATHER BELT Sat 22 Jan | 10.00am - 4.30pm | £35.00

WORKSHOPS IMPORTANT NOTES FOR ADULT AND CHILDREN WORKSHOPS Enrolment closes 7 days prior to workshop date. | All of our young people’s workshops are recommended for a particular age range. In order to ensure that your child has the best possible experience we would ask that these are respected | All adult classes are suitable for age 16+. | Workshops are designed for people coming to a subject for the first time or for those with a casual or leisure interest. | Workshops are suitable for wheelchair users. | Breaks and lunch breaks for full day courses are arranged by the tutor on the morning of the workshop. There are no catering services available at The Market Place Theatre. Participants should bring their own lunch or avail of the many cafés, restaurants and shops close to the venue. Tea and coffee will be provided in the workshop room free of charge throughout the workshop. Children attending workshops should bring a drink and small snack.

Turn a piece of raw leather into a beautiful and unique hand tooled and dyed belt under the expert guidance of award-winning milliner, costume fabricator and textile artist Enda Kenny. This workshop with demonstrations will teach you how to handle and cut tooling leather, add designs and decoration to the leather’s surface, dye a leather belt and how to care for leather. You will complete your bespoke belt by adding a buckle for a good fit. All materials and tools will be supplied. Please bring an overall, apron or old shirt to protect clothing from leather dyes and pigments. Max No: 8 | Suitable for age 16+ Tutor: Enda Kenny


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CREATIVE WRITING: FICTION & NON FICTION

WINTER SILK AND DRIED FLOWER WREATH - THE POSY BARN Wed 27 Jan | 7.30pm - 9.00pm | £45.00

Thurs 27 Jan - Thurs 3 Mar [6 Weeks] | 7.00pm - 9.00pm | £65.00 This six-week Creative Writing course is for those who want to discover and progress their creative writing skills. Looking at both fiction and non-fiction, we will explore how to bring ideas, images and characters to life. We look at ways of energising language and developing plot. We also discuss how to avoid problems and pitfalls. Through supportive and constructive feedback, you will learn the ways of drafting and crafting to make your own writing captivating. Mary Montague is a poet, novelist and nature writer. She has authored two highly-praised collections of poetry and her work has been published in numerous anthologies and journals, and translated into several languages. She is the recipient of the 2019 Poetry Ireland Tyrone Guthrie Centre Mid-Career Bursary, and several awards from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Her first novel is forthcoming. She is a contributor to The Guardian’s Country Diary. Max No. 12 Tutor: Mary Montague Age 18+

Warm up winter with a silk and dried flower and foliage wreath you can create at this special new class. Learn wiring and gluing techniques to design your own 50cm wreath. Your wreath will include a range of flowers with accents of deep berry colours and crisp winter greens. Designed for inside or a sheltered spot outside, this beautiful wreath will last and can be used to adorn your house or door year after year. All materials provided and suitable for beginners. Max No: 20 | Tutor: Kathryn Stafford Posy Barn | Suitable for 16+


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PATCHWORK SCARF & NECK WARMER Sat 29 Jan | 10.00am - 4.00pm | £40.00 At this textile workshop, you will design and create an on-trend patchwork scarf that will be the perfect accessory for your Spring | Summer wardrobe. You will also make a stylish neck warmer, perfect for keeping you cosy during the early winter months. A wide variety of beautiful coloured and printed materials of different textures will be available as well as ribbons, buttons and trimmings. All other equipment will be provided, however if you have fabric that you would like to incorporate, or a sewing machine please feel free to bring them along. This workshop is suitable for beginners. Max No. 8 | Tutor: Wendy Porter | Suitable for age 16+

VALENTINE’S FUSED GLASS Sat 29 Jan | 10.00am - 2.00pm | £45.00 Create a unique and lasting gift for a loved one this Valentine’s, by designing and creating beautiful fused glass decorations which sparkle in the sunlight. Under the guidance of expert glass artist Keith Sheppard, you will work with different coloured glass to make two beautiful glass pieces from a choice of three options; love heart sun-catcher, heart shaped coaster or heart shaped hanging decoration. You can make up your own simple design at the workshop or use the templates provided by the tutor. Keith will teach you various design techniques, demonstrate the tools required for glass cutting, as well as how to work safely and handle glass with confidence.

Your completed fused glass decorations will be taken back to Keith’s studio for firing and returned to the venue one to two weeks later for collection. All tools and materials will be provided. You may wish to bring your own safety glasses. Please wear suitable clothing and flat shoes. PLEASE NOTE: Completed glass decorations will not be returned by post. Collection only from the venue. Max No: 8 | Suitable for 16+ | Tutor: Keith Sheppard - Glass Artistry


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INTRODUCTION TO CAKE DECORATING Sat 5 Feb | 10.00am - 1.00pm | £25.00 Learn how to use a variety of cake decorating techniques to create beautiful cakes with a professional finish. Under the guidance of tutor Rosemary Hughes, you will learn to cover a 6 inch round celebration cake. Split, level and prepare your sponge cake and professionally prepare your sponge with crumb coat. Cover your cake and drum with sugar paste for a perfect finish. Rosemary will share her top tips on types of paste to use and colouring techniques. Creating your own hand made decorations using different cutters and modelling tools, you will perfect the finishing touches to your cake. Participants will bring home their boxed finished sponge cake. All equipment and ingredients are included. Full notes will be available for you to take home. All you need to bring is an apron. Max No. 12 | Tutor: Rosemary Hughes | Suitable for Age 16+

LIFE DRAWING Sat 12 Feb | 10.00am - 4.00pm | £45.00 Did you know there’s far more to life drawing than staring at naked people? Far less awkward than it may seem, life drawing is all about capturing the human form. Discover new ways of drawing the human body in a fun, fast-paced day that explores the basic elements of life drawing through a variety of very short and long poses. We will be working with basic drawing materials on paper; using charcoal, pencils, putty rubber. This is an open class, suitable for all levels. The tutor will respond to individual abilities and needs, demonstrating a number of techniques that can help make a drawing look as realistic and to scale as possible and helping train the eye. Easels and drawing boards will be available. Please bring some basic drawing materials to class such as charcoal sticks, pencils, putty rubbers, masking tape and LOTS of large sheets of paper - it doesn’t need to be good quality. Max No: 10 | Tutor: Orlaith Cullinane Life Model: Hattie Godfrey | Suitable for age 18+


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MINI MASTERS: GUSTAV KLIMT Sat 12 Feb | 10.00am - 12.00pm | £12.00 Learn about and be inspired by the unique art style of Art Nouveau. You’ll be recreating one of Klimt’s most famous works, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer. You will mix collage with painting & drawing using a mixture of media, with focus on patterns and gold. You will also be taking a [gold] leaf from Klimt’s ornamental book and creating your own decorative pattern design. Get golden with this Mini Master session! All materials supplied. Wear comfortable clothing and prepare for mess! Max: 8 | Age 7 - 12 years Tutor: Lina Morgan - ‘A Misty Kind of Blue’

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SPRING AWAKENING: ONE-DAY POETRY WORKSHOP FOR BEGINNING ANEW Sat 19 Feb | 10.00am - 4.00pm | £20.00 Whether you’re already writing poetry, or would like to start, this workshop invites you to bask in the season’s fresh light and rediscover your poetic self. You will be immersed in the poetry of spring and its continuous renewal of the lyric tradition, which will guide you to tune in to your own creativity. This will inspire you to produce new work in a safe, friendly and constructive environment. Come and awaken your spring song! Mary Montague is a poet, novelist and nature writer. She has authored two highly-praised collections of poetry and her work has been published in numerous anthologies and journals, and translated into several languages. She is the recipient of the 2019 Poetry Ireland Tyrone Guthrie Centre Mid-Career Bursary, and several awards from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Her first novel is forthcoming. She is a contributor to The Guardian’s Country Diary. Max No: 12 | Tutor: Mary Montague | Age 18+


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INTRODUCTION TO STONE CARVING Thurs 24 Feb - Thurs 6 Apr [Break on Thurs 17 March] [6 weeks] | 7.00pm - 9.00pm | £60.00 Stone Carving preserves a word or an image forever, in the most beautiful and durable of natural materials. At this course you will learn to carve V-cut letters or basic images in stone, incising into the material to create the shadow and light that crisply define letters with no need for paint.

CREATIVE CUSHION MAKING Sat 19 Feb | 10.00am - 4.00pm | £35.00 In this class you will make two different cushions. One in a super cute dog shape and the other a small decorative Ellie the Elephant cushion, perfect to give as a precious gift, pop something into its pocket or style up a child’s bedroom. Both designs are easy and suitable for beginners. All patterns and materials will be provided including ribbons, buttons, stuffing and patterns, however if you have fabric or denim you would like to use or incorporate on your cushion please feel welcome to bring it along. A sewing machine can be made available. [Sewing machine provided by tutor will be cleaned and sanitised after each use, but please bring your own if you have one to avoid waiting.] Max: 8 | Tutor: Wendy Porter | Suitable for 16+

You will be introduced to the carving tools and will begin by carving numbers or initials on a 30cm x 30cm piece of sandstone to practice, then try a more ambitious piece - perhaps a family name or image on 60cm x 30cm sandstone to complete your finished piece. Aimed at beginners. All materials, tools and safety gear supplied. Max No: 10 | Suitable for 16+ | Tutor: Jonny Kerr


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CERAMIC JEWELLERY

CONTEMPORARY WEAVING WITH LITTLE TANGLE - ABSTRACT WALL HANGING

Fri 25 Feb and Fri 11 March [2 weeks] | 7.00pm - 9.00pm | £25.00

Sat 26 Feb | 10.00am - 4.00pm | £30.00

In week one, ceramic artist Ciara Campbell-Crawford will teach you how to design and create a delicate necklace with a set of matching earrings using the finest porcelain clay and coloured underglazes. Add intricate details using wooden and rubber stamps and rolling pins. Your clay designs will be taken back to Ciara’s studio, where she will fire and glaze them in her kiln. In week two, you’ll be given the opportunity to add fittings such as earring hooks, studs and diamanté to finish your pieces, ready for you to wear home that evening. A week between classes is required to allow time for your ceramic jewellery to dry before assembling and decorating on week two.

Contemporary designer and weaver, Karolina Lisek from Little Tangle, hosts a one day tapestry weaving workshop exploring the art of hand weaving in a modern context. Karolina will teach the foundation skills of tapestry weaving using a frame loom. Participants will create an abstract wall hanging using a range of techniques such as plain weave, rya knotting and sumak. As well as covering the basic techniques, the workshop will encourage individual expression and experimentation through the use of texture, colour and composition. All materials will be provided.

Max No.10 | Tutor: Ciara Campbell | Suitable for Age 16+

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LAND AND LORE: NATURE PRINTING FOLKLORE WORKSHOP & EXHIBITION TOUR Sat 26 Feb | 10.00am - 1.30pm | £25.00 In this session, artist Ruth Osborne, will provide insight into her creative process and the symbolism and folklore derived from the natural world that have inspired her exhibition, ‘Land and Lore’ currently exhibiting in the Market Place Gallery. Following a short tour of Ruth’s exhibition for ideas and inspiration, you will take part in a printmaking workshop to create your own Linen Lantern. You will use Irish Linen, coloured paints and inks, and learn the techniques of nature printing processes using fresh seasonal and dried foliage and the associated folklore and symbolism of native plants to create your art work. For further information on the ‘Land and Lore Exhibition’ please see page 71. Max No: 10 Tutor: Ruth Osborne Suitable for 16+

DENIM BAG Sat 5 Mar 10.00am - 4.00pm £35.00 In this workshop, you will design and create a stunning and unique handbag from old jeans that will be the envy of all your friends. You will also learn how to applique on to the bag and make a fabric flower to finish it off. All the materials including embellishments will be provided, however if you have any fabric, buttons or ribbon etc. that you would like to incorporate into your bag design, please feel free to bring them along. Sewing machines will be provided, but if you have your own please bring it with you. This workshop is suitable for beginners. Max No: 8 | Tutor: Wendy Porter | Suitable for age 16+


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SILVER SMITHING: SILVER STACKING RINGS WITH SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES

GO GREEN! ST. PATRICK’S DAY ART WORKSHOP

Sat 5 Mar | 10.00am - 4.00pm | £45.00

Sat 12 March | 10.00am-12.00pm | £12.00

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Spend a day under the guidance of Goldsmith Diane Lyness, as you make a pair of silver stacking rings. Each participant will be taught traditional jewellery making techniques such as piercing, soldering, shaping, texturing and polishing to create a beautiful pair of rings to take home. Personalise and add colour to your ring by adding one or two semi-precious stones. No previous experience is required. All you need to bring is an apron and bundles of enthusiasm! Max No: 10 | Tutor: Diane Lyness Goldsmith | Suitable for 16+

In a nod to St. Patrick’s Day, you will be making an abstract extravaganza in green. You’ll work almost entirely in green, mixing your own shades and using every shade of green you can think of; be it emerald, forest, mint or neon. Materials used will include watercolours, ink and a variety of different markers to create a range of imaginative sample pieces. Using stencils as well as free flow patterns, you will build up your art work in layers. Once you have mastered the different techniques you will finish by creating a final masterpiece which will be framed for that professional finish and ready to take home. All materials supplied. Wear comfortable clothing and prepare for mess! Max: 8 | Age 7 - 12 years | Tutor: Lina Morgan - ‘A Misty Kind of Blue’


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CERAMIC POCKET PLANTERS Sat 12 Mar | 10.00am - 2.00pm | £30.00 Guided by ceramic artist Ciara CampbellCrawford, you will design a pretty and functional hanging pocket planter, to house your favourite flowers and plants. Suitable for your home or garden wall. Made from slabs of high-fired stoneware clay, these planters will be robust and frost proof. You’ll use rolling pins and textured stamps and fabric to add interest to your clay creations. Ciara will then take your pieces home to her studio where they will be dried, fired and glazed in her kiln. Ready to collect in three weeks. PLEASE NOTE: Completed ceramic works will not be returned by post. Collection only from the venue. Max No.10 Tutor: Ciara Campbell Suitable for age 16+

SOAP MAKING WITH ‘NATURALLY SOAP’ Sat 19 Mar | 10.00am - 12.30pm | £20.00 If you are interested in making your own handmade soap using only natural ingredients with natural fragrances, then this hands-on workshop is for you. Tutors, Pamela Mawhinney and Irene Gourley from local business Naturally Soap, will teach you the ancient craft of soap making using the traditional cold process method. The basic skills taught in this workshop will enable you to go home and make your own soap with ease. All materials will be provided, however attendees must bring their own apron, a small towel and wear long sleeves and full shoes. Max No. 10 | Suitable for 18+ Tutors: Pamela Mawhinney & Irene Gourley Naturally Soap


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SPRING FLOWER PINK HAT BOX - THE POSY BARN Thurs 24 Mar | 7.30pm - 9.00pm | £45.00

A POCKET FULL OF POSIES FELT WORKSHOP Sat 19 Mar | 10.00am - 4.00pm | £35.00 Do you have a favourite flower? Does it tell you a story or have a special meaning for you? Join textile artist Caóilfíonn Murphy O’Hanlon who will guide you through the calm meditative process of designing and creating a beautiful Spring wet felted wool painting. Using a blend of wet felting and stitch, you will explore some nuno techniques with different blends of delicate wools, silks and stitch. Be it a rendition of your favourite flowers, or beautiful country landscape, you can bring your own image to use as a guide to create your unique piece of artwork.

Caóilfíonn will demonstrate a range of embroidery stitches and knot thread work so you can embellish your landscape further. All felting materials are provided but participants should bring an image of choice to work from, one bath towel and small hand towel, a basic sewing kit with embroidery threads, seed beads and beading needle, scissors and basin/plastic bowl. Max No: 8 | Suitable for 16+ Tutor: Caóilfíonn Murphy O’Hanlon [Cushla of Gullion]

Bounce into Spring by making your own fresh flower filled hat box using seasonal flowers, and decorate it with ribbon. This beautiful arrangement will look fantastic as a table centrepiece for that special occasion; quirky, unique and perfect for spring. Learn how to care for flowers and tips for design. New skills always taught. All materials provided and suitable for beginners. Max No: 20 | Suitable for 16+ Tutor: Kathryn Stafford Posy Barn


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FUSED GLASS EASTER LANDSCAPE

SILVER LINKED BRACELET

Sat 26 Mar | 10.00am - 2.00pm | £50.00

Sat 2 Apr | 10.00am - 4.00pm | £45.00

Join expert glass artist Keith Sheppard for this fused glass workshop to create a beautiful 20” x 10” freestanding curved glass landscape or two 10” x 10” glass landscapes. The freestanding piece will look stunning set close to a window, or in the evenings will glow beautifully with a small candle set behind it. The two flat glass landscapes can be set in one or two mounted box frames and hung as a decorative artwork on the wall. Working with different coloured glass, Keith will teach you various design techniques, demonstrate the tools required for glass cutting and how to work safely and handle glass with confidence. Your completed fused glass landscapes will be taken back to Keith’s studio for firing and returned to the venue one to two weeks later for collection. All tools and materials will be provided. You may wish to bring your own safety glasses. Please wear suitable clothing and flat shoes. PLEASE NOTE: Completed glass decorations will not be returned by post. Collection only from the venue. Max No: 8 | Suitable for 16+ | Tutor: Keith Sheppard - Glass Artistry

Spend a day of fun and make a silver linked bracelet under the guidance of goldsmith Diane Lyness. Each participant will be taught traditional jewellery making techniques such as piercing, soldering, shaping, texturing and polishing to create a beautiful handmade bracelet to take home. No previous experience is required. All you need to bring is an apron and bundles of enthusiasm! Max No: 10 | Suitable for 16+ | Tutor: Diane Lyness - Goldsmith


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NATURE PRINTING WORKSHOP

SEASONAL EASTER DOOR WREATH - POSY BARN

Sat 2 Apr | 10.00am - 1.00pm | £25.00

Thurs 7 Apr | 7.30pm - 9.00pm | £45.00 Join our Easter wreath workshop taught by experienced florist Kathryn Stafford from The Posy Barn. Create a large fresh flower and foliage longlasting wreath for your front door. Using fresh seasonal spring flowers and foliage in an oasis wreath ring, you will decorate with Easter accessories and ribbon. During this class you will learn lots of top tips for choosing, conditioning and caring for flowers including some basic floristry skills. No previous experience is necessary and all flowers and equipment will be provided. Along with enjoying a relaxed, fun evening, you will bring home a fabulous floral wreath to adorn your home or front door and the skills to recreate it again and again. All materials provided, suitable for beginners. Max No: 20 | Tutor: Kathryn Stafford - Posy Barn

This workshop draws upon the historical process of hand printing onto Irish linen using natural plant material to create unique artworks. You will use fresh seasonal and dried foliage, and the associated folklore and symbolism of plants, to create a range of artworks that connect to the local landscape through expressive marks and patterns. Working with coloured paints and inks you will learn how to create washed backgrounds to complement your printed plant and foliage designs. Frames will be provided so that you can select a piece of printed work to mount and frame as an artwork that is ready to hang at home. Max No. 8 | Suitable for 16+ | Tutor: Ruth Osborne [Ruth Osborne Art]


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EASTER CUPCAKES FOR KIDS Sat 9 Apr | 10.00am - 12.00pm | £15.00 Love all the ‘Bake Off’ and dessert-making programmes on TV and always wanted to give it a go? This Easter cupcake decorating workshop will introduce you to the skills and techniques for creating amazing cupcakes every time. You’ll get hands-on experience decorating a box of 12 cupcakes to take home. Learn to pipe buttercream like a pro and handle and colour using florist paste. Colour and cut sugar paste to top your cupcakes for a domed finish then complete your creations by making Easter eggs, bunnies or chicks from icing. For this fun, informal day you don’t need to bring any equipment along, everything will be ready and waiting for you to get stuck in. Max No: 10 | Suitable for age 8+ | Tutor: Rosemary Hughes - Rosie’s Country Kitchen

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MARIMEKKO PATTERNED CANVAS Sat 9 Apr | 1.30pm - 4.30pm | £28.00 Create bold canvas art with a monochrome background and unique joyful patterns. We’ll be taking inspiration from Marimekko, a Finnish design company renowned for its original prints and colours, known especially for their iconic patterns with a hint of nostalgia. Marimekko became an overnight sensation back in the 60’s due to Jackie Kennedy famously buying seven dresses all at once and is now a well-known, worldwide brand. To create your own iconic design you will be working with acrylics and a mixture of posca pens on a pre-primed canvas. You will take home a statement canvas to adorn your home. This relaxing and therapeutic workshop is suitable for all art enthusiasts. Max No. 10 | Tutor: Lina Morgan | Suitable for 16+

TRADITIONAL WILLOW WEAVING: WILLOW GARDEN OBELISK AND BIRD FEEDER Sat 23 Apr | 10.00am - 5.00pm | £45.00 Summer is on its way and nature is in full bloom. Why not make the most of your summer garden by adding some beautiful bespoke feature pieces made with natural materials as you learn the traditional techniques of willow weaving. Using only basic hand tools and willow rods you will concentrate in the morning session on how to make an obelisk-shaped bird feeder; the afternoon session will be dedicated to making a decorative garden obelisk, thereby consolidating your techniques from the morning’s weaving. All participants will have two items to take home with them. Max no: 8 | Suitable for 16+ | Tutor: Sabine Wolnizcak Beaghmore Baskets


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MACRAMÉ PLANT HOLDER WITH LITTLE TANGLE Sat 30 Apr | 10.00am - 1.00pm £35.00

3D CARRICKMACROSS LACE ORCHIDS Sat 23 & Sat 30 Apr [2 week workshop] 10.00am - 4.00pm | £60.00 Award winning lacemaker and designer Theresa Kelly is delighted to be back to present this Carrickmacross Lace workshop. This new design covers the traditional technique of applique, guipure, embossed pops, loops plus the assembling of the flower. The price includes the pattern and all materials needed for the workshop which is aimed at intermediate level lacemakers. Participants need to supply their own light | small lamp. Max No: 12 | Tutor: Theresa Kelly | Suitable 18+

This creative workshop with textile designer Karolina Lisek will teach you the basic techniques of macramé using half knot and square knot tying as you make a beautiful contemporary plant holder for the home. Participants will be encouraged to express their individual style through their choice of colour scheme and composition. All materials are 100% recycled cotton cord and modern t-shirt yarn, which will be available in a variety of colours. At the end of the workshop, participants will have a unique, personalised piece of handmade decoration to take home. All macramé materials supplied, however participants are required to bring their own medium sized pot. Max No: 8 | Suitable 16+ Tutor: Karolina Lisek [Little Tangle]


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PROFESSIONAL CAKE PIPING WITH BUTTERCREAM Sat 7 May | 10.00am - 12.00noon | £25.00 Learn the techniques and skills of cake piping using buttercream to complete a professional finish. Under the guidance of tutor Rosemary Hughes, you will learn to prepare and texture your cake, make buttercream to piping consistency, colour your buttercream and learn the techniques to pipe flowers and designs in different colours for the perfect finishing touches to your cake. Suitable for beginners or decorators who have attended the ‘Introduction to Cake Decorating Workshop’.

MINI MASTERS ANDRÉ DERAIN Sat 7 May | 10.00am - 12.00pm | £12.00 Learn about the artist and the art movement Fauvism. Use your imagination to create your own fauvism inspired spring landscape. You will be painting with acrylics on canvas and working on varied patterns of brushstrokes and a vivid use of colours. You can bring an image to work from for inspiration or use materials provided by the tutor. All materials supplied. Wear comfortable clothing and prepare for mess! Max: 8 | Age 7 - 12 years Tutor: Lina Morgan - ‘A Misty Kind of Blue’

Participants will bring home their boxed finished cake. All equipment and ingredients are included. Full notes will be available for you to take home. All you need to bring is an apron. Max No: 10 | Tutor: Rosemary Hughes


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EARLY SUMMER SILK AND DRIED FLOWER WREATH -THE POSY BARN

APPLE BLOSSOM SOAP MAKING WITH ‘NATURALLY SOAP’

Thurs 12 May | 7.30pm - 9.00pm | £45.00

Sat 14 May | 10.00am - 12.30pm | £23.00 If you are interested in making your own handmade soap using only natural ingredients with natural fragrances, then this hands-on workshop is for you. With the beautiful Co. Armagh orchards in full bloom you will spend the morning creating apple blossom scented and coloured soap. Tutors, Pamela Mawhinney and Irene Gourley from local business Naturally Soap, will teach you the ancient craft of soap making using the traditional cold process method. The basic skills taught in this workshop will enable you to go home and make your own soap with ease. All materials will be provided, however attendees must bring their own apron, disposable gloves, a small towel and wear long sleeves and full shoes. Max No. 10 | Suitable for 18+ Tutors: Pamela Mawhinney & Irene Gourley Naturally Soap

Another chance to make a Summer version of this beautiful 50cm silk and dried flower and foliage wreath to brighten your home. Use both wiring and hot glue to create this beautiful wreath from a choice of silk and natural materials in vibrant summer colours. Designed for inside or outside, this beautiful wreath will last and can be used to adorn your house or door year after year. All materials provided and suitable for beginners. Max: No. 20 | Tutor: Kathyrn Stafford | Suitable age 16+


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TRADITIONAL RUSTIC WOODEN STOOL TRADITIONAL WOOD CRAFT

FUSED GLASS WORKSHOP SUNCATCHERS

Sat 14 May | 10.00am - 5.30pm | £65.00

Sat 21 May | 10.00am - 2.00pm | £45.00

Green woodwork is one of the most accessible and enjoyable woodcrafts you can experience. Using traditional tools to shape green, unseasoned wood is a pleasure that is hard to match. The beauty of green wood lies in its ability to be shaped easily as it is soft and easily worked with hand tools.

Unleash your creativity and try something new at this gentle introduction to glass fusing, specifically designed for complete beginners. You will make two colourful sun-catchers using a wide variety of colourful glass and design possibilities. This is a striking way to brighten up any window and your finished pieces can be hung inside or outside. Glass artist Keith Sheppard will teach you various design techniques to get you started, demonstrate the tools required for glass cutting, and show you how to work safely and handle glass with confidence.

Stephen Ryan from Green Woodwork Ireland will teach you the skills needed to make your own piece of furniture in the form of a small rustic bench, encompassing the use of the shave horse and a variety of hand tools including the drawknife, auger drill and spoke shave. Aimed at the complete novice or those with some experience, this course is suitable for people both young and old. Tools, equipment and refreshments provided. Max: 6 | Suitable for age 16+ Tutor: Steve Ryan Green Woodwork Ireland

Your completed fused glass decorations will be taken back to Keith’s studio for firing and returned to the venue one to two weeks later for collection. All tools and materials will be provided. You may wish to bring your own safety glasses. Please wear suitable clothing and flat shoes. PLEASE NOTE: Completed glass decorations will not be returned by post. Collection only from the venue. Max No: 8 | Suitable for 16+ | Tutor: Keith Sheppard - Glass Artistry


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Vallely@80 JB Vallely Sat 20 Nov 2021 - Sat 15 Jan 2022 JB Vallely Retrospective Market Place Gallery | Archbishops Palace Benburb Priory | Gallery & Foyer Walls Vallely at 80 is a major retrospective of international and award-winning artist J.B. Vallely, revisiting his drawings and oil paintings covering almost 63 years as well as new work completed during his 80th year. His largest solo exhibition of work since his major retrospective at the Market Place Gallery, in his birth city of Armagh [2000]. This exhibition also includes his collection permanently displayed in the Archbishops Palace, Armagh covering most of Vallely’ s life as a painter and his collection of religious Art on permanent display at Benburb Priory, dating from the early to mid-1960’s. Valley’s subject matter depicts rural Irish themes, including its strong traditions of which he is passionate about on a personal level. Music, sport, mythology, history and culture feature predominantly in his paintings. He has produced a vast number of pieces over his career, exhibiting regularly at galleries in Belfast, Dublin, Derry and Armagh with occasional exhibitions in Italy, Wexford, London, Scotland and Galway. Vallely at 80 can be viewed at three locations across Armagh, with new works and the artist’s private collection exhibited at the Market Place Gallery.

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LAND AND LORE RUTH OSBORNE Fri 28 Jan - Sat 5 March | Gallery An exploration of the relationship between nature, landscape and folklore, which can shape our understanding and responses to the natural world. This exhibition brings together textile art, printmaking and natural materials to inspire a connection to nature and explore the historical symbolism and beliefs embedded in our landscape.

ANIAR ADUAIDH | OUT OF THE BLUE BRENDAN BRANKIN Fri 28 Jan - Sat 5 March | Foyer Walls “The blue light from an explosion in 1973 is like a beacon that has sent an illumination forwards through my art and poetry. Lighting a slow fuse to my imagination”. Brendan Brankin exhibits a range of mixed media works in acrylic and pastel, inspired by past memories that have had a profound effect on his life. Brankin’s mark making is fast paced and momentary, his canvases often display an explosion of colour with gentle shapes or linear formations. Out of the Blue will also include a selection of poems written by the artist over the past year and half


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BUILE SHUIBHNE ‘SWEENEY ASTRAY’ CALLIGRAPHIC PAINTINGS BY DESMOND KINNEY Fri 11 March - Sat 30 April | Gallery Northern Ireland born international artist Desmond Kinney is best known for his revival of the technique of working with mosaics through various large-scale murals and public art works, mainly focused on Irish myths and Legends. In the 1980’s he started illustrated calligraphy, working on Seamus Heaney’s translation Sweeney Astray, creating paintings in the medium of watercolour. The Home of Saint Patrick Festival 2022 and The Market Place Gallery are delighted to exhibit sixteen of Kinney’s stunning illustrations which have never been exhibited publically before. Buile Shuibhne, in English ‘The Madness of Sweeney’ is an old Irish myth immortalised in verse, composed during the 12th Century. It tells the story of Sweeney, King of the Dál nAraidi, who commits violent acts against St. Ronan Finn and his monks and is cursed to wander naked around Ireland. Sweeney is driven mad by the curse, becoming a wildman living in forests and wilderness, and at one point grows feathers like a bird. The poem inspired many writers including Seamus Heaney who made his own translation of it, published in 1984. Heaney’s friend, artist Desmond Kinney, enamoured by the work, turned it into a series of watercolours featuring his personalised calligraphy (a medium he had trained in as a student) and illustrated vignettes of the mad king living in trees, existing wild and unkempt, a tormented soul. The paintings are highly idiosyncratic, redolent of medieval manuscripts, yet also contemporary in their graphic composition. Desmond Kinney also transformed the Buile Shuibhne into a large mosaic frieze which is situated at the University of Limerick. The mosaic made in Venetian vitrious glass features quotations from Seamus Heaney’s text. The poet and the painter remained lifelong friends.


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INFLUENCED BY VAN GOGH ARMAGH ART CLUB Fri 11 March - Mon 16 May | Foyer Walls 2022 is a huge year for Armagh Art Club, marking 60 years since it was founded in 1962. The members today are as proud and delighted with their club as ever, and strive to always meet the highest standards. With mixed ability membership, the sessions are never dull, each one learning something from the other. With expert tutors, the club members have progressed in the techniques and theory of Art. The club also has a very healthy social side, arranging painting trips in Ireland, Spain or wherever the members decide. With virtually every member a fan of Vincent Van Gogh, the theme of ‘Paintings with A Van Gogh Influence’ has proved extremely popular and challenging, and the resulting exhibition is a group of original, interesting and beautiful work. Image © Tanya Knipe, 2021


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TOLD/UNTOLD ELIN JOHNSTON Fri 6 May - Sat 2 July | Gallery Through her work, Elin Johnston investigates aspects of collective and individual corporeal presence, conditions of self and impact upon place, and makes visible resonances of embedded cultural, social, and industrial memory. In these inter-related series, she employs Video and Experimental Moving Image, 2D Digital Imaging, and 3D Sculptural Assemblage to interpret and signify thematic perceptions, emotions, and concerns which, whether revealed or withheld, serve to shape and define individual or shared values and responses. ELIN JOHNSTON MA Elin is an award-winning Visual Artist in practice since 2010. Her practice is inter-disciplinary in basis with digital process at it’s core, and has been exhibited and screened nationally and internationally, including digital arts and film festivals in Berlin, Copenhagen, Athens, Porto, and USA. Her work is also held in a number of public collections including that of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and The Poetic Phonotheque, Copenhagen. www.elinjohnston.com | vimeo.com/elinjohnston

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION THEATRE PROGRAMME

DISCOUNTS & SPECIAL OFFERS

The views expressed by artists presenting their work in the auditoria and exhibition areas are the artists views alone and do not represent the views of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon District Council.

Seats 2 & 3 in the Upper North and Upper South Galleries have a restricted view and are offered at a discounted ticket price. A number of seats will be available for £5.00 for people and families totally dependent on state benefit. Shows marked R in our brochure are included in this scheme.

BOOK IN PERSON Box Office Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to 4.30pm. On performance evenings the Box Office will remain open until 7.00pm for all bookings and until the performance start-time for tickets for that night’s show only.

Discounts for some performances are also offered to senior citizens, carers of disabled patrons, students and the unemployed [relevant proof of eligibility will be required]. Tickets for all the above must be paid for in person.

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We reserve the right to make special offers on tickets throughout the season. Offers cannot be claimed retrospectively [under any circumstances] on tickets already purchased.

Tickets for most performances can be booked online at visitarmagh.com/marketplacetheatre

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PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A £1.00 PER TICKET BOOKING FEE FOR TICKETS PURCHASED ONLINE. BOOK BY TELEPHONE Mon to Sat from 9.30am to 4.30pm. On performance evenings we take telephone bookings until 7.00pm. The easiest way to pay is by credit or debit card. Payment can also be made by cheque, payable to ‘Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon District Council’. SCHOOL BOOKINGS & INFO: 028 3752 1821

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PARKING & DIRECTIONS

Latecomers will only be admitted if there is a suitable break, which in some cases may be the interval. Where there is no interval or suitable break we reserve the right to refuse admission and no refund can be issued.

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SUPPORT ACTS

Smoking, electronic cigarettes, the use of mobile phones, photography and video equipment and food and drinks are strictly prohibited in both auditoria. All details are correct at time of going to print. We reserve the right to alter the programme in the event of any unforeseen circumstances.

For some performances, a support act will precede the headline act, particularly for popular music events and comedy. Whilst The Market Place endeavours to inform patrons about such support acts in advance, on some occasions this may not be possible. CHILDREN Children aged two and under may attend suitable performances for free but must be seated and must be in possession of a valid ticket. SPECIAL ASSISTANCE Our staff are delighted to provide special assistance, if required, to disabled and other theatregoers. Our facilities include spaces for ten wheelchairs, lifts to all levels of the building, low level access at the Box Office, and an infra-red system to assist patrons with hearing difficulties. Customers using wheelchairs or those who require special assistance attending an event should contact the Box Office in advance so that appropriate assistance can be arranged.

PLEASE NOTE

STROBE LIGHTING : FLASH LIGHTING LIGHTING EFFECTS During many performances at The Market Place Theatre, lighting effects are used, including strobe lighting. Patrons who may experience difficulties with such effects should note that The Market Place Theatre will post notices around the venue to make you aware when strobe lighting will be used. COVID PROTOCOL For up-to-date details on our current Covid protocol, please see visitarmagh.com/marketplacetheatre


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