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The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh SEASON BROCHURE JAN - MAY 2018 Box Office: 028 3752 1821 /marketplacearmagh | @mptarmagh

SEASON AT A GLANCE JANUARY Sharon Shannon Flash Harry Neil Delamere Frances Black & Kieran Goss Rock N Roll Years & Dancehall Days Charlie Landsborough Janet Dowd In Concert Jasmine Stars Of Country Lisa McHugh In Concert Judgement At Nuremberg David Meade: Wizard Of Odds Bagatelle: One For The Road My Friend Miss Flint A Day With Bruiser 2018

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FEBRUARY You Must Be Joking The Time Machine Oh What A Night - Jersey Guys The Trial Of Padraig Pearse Jake O’Kane Ulster Orchestra On Your Doorstep The Life & Music of Jim Reeves

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The PM Big Band The Nualas: Glam Slam! Milly Elliott The Fureys Allan Taylor and Na Leanai One Hundred Years Of ‘Our Jimmy’ Friends In Low Places The Pat McManus Band Gael Linn Coirm

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MARCH Roly Daniels And Guests May The Road Rise Up Conal Gallen: Suckin’ Diesel Chris Jones And The Night Drivers Give My Head Peace 2018 Jim Mullen & The Ronnie Greer Organ Trio Maggie’s Feg Run Derek Ryan I’ll Tell My Ma Storytelling with Joe Brennan Jason Byrne; The Man With Three Brains Lives In Translation Rat In The Skull Pipers Club Annual Concert Me, You, Us, Them St Patrick’s Lecture

Rhythms For The Saint Penguins The Call Of The Celts The Life And Music Of Patsy Cline Celtic Psalms Album Launch Colin Murphy: The Bald Ambition Tour The Whileaways Féis Ard Mhacha 2018 Family Super Saturday - Gruff

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APRIL A Night Spent Dirty Dancing Drum Major Performance We’ll Walk Hand In Hand The Motown Sensations The Three Tenors The Jazzabelles City Of Armagh Festival Of Speech & Drama It’s Wine O’Clock Five Ordinary People Who Changed The World Jazz Club With The Martello Jazz Band Philomena Begley & Ray Lynam Flowers Of Edinburgh The Illegals & Niamh Kavanagh Arco String Quartet

Fri 6 Apr 35 Sat 7 Apr i 35 Thurs 12 Apr 36 Fri 13 Apr i 36 Sat 14 Apr 37 Sat 14 Apr 37 Mon 16 - Fri 20 Apr i 38 Thurs 19 - Fri 20 Apr 38 Sat 21 Apr i 39 Sat 21 Apr 39 Sun 22 Apr i 40 Fri 27 Apr v 40 Sat 28 Apr i 41 Sun 29 Apr 41

MAY Albert Lee It Runs In The Family Love On The Dancefloor Connla In Concert Dominic Kirwan And Guests In Concert The Kilkennys Shake, Rattle & Roll Family Fever Craft Fair Bulgarian Cultural Concert Summer Night With The Stars

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JUNE A Doll’s House Little Red Riding Hood & The Silly Billy Wolf Adrian Knight Hypnotist Show

Fri 1 June 48 Sat 2 June i 48 Sat 2 June i 49

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First time bookers get £2.50 off their next booking.

Concession tickets are offered on many of our shows for Senior Citizens, Students, and Unemployed. Enquire at box office

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. Check at box office to see if you can apply for a card. GROUP DISCOUNTS For groups of 10+ the 11th ticket is offered free for certain performances. 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 are included in this scheme. SOCIAL MEDIA OFFERS Like our Facebook page or Follow Us On Twitter and get £2.50 off your next booking. Offer applies once only. marketplacearmagh @mptarmagh


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 the destination is fast gaining a tasty reputation. The Theatre has teamed up with this long line of award-winning restaurants to offer a great dining experience before the show: THE MOODY BOAR Palace Stables, Palace Demesne Public Park, Armagh, BT60 4EL

ULURU BAR & GRILL 3-5 Market Street, Armagh BT61 7BW

CHARLEMONT ARMS HOTEL 57-65 English Street, Armagh BT61 7LB

Pre-Theatre Dining: 2-Courses £17.50 | 3-Courses £22.00

Uluru Bar & Grill is a casual dining restaurant which cooks food with an Australian / Asian authentic twist. For shows taking place from Monday to Thursday, theatre goers can enjoy our early bird menu while Friday & Saturday night theatre goers get a chance to savour the flavours of the food on our A La Carte Menu.

Home to two fine dining restaurants - The Dining Room and The Bistro, The Charlemont has become somewhat of a local culinary gem, renowned for fine food and fine wine.

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4 VICARS RESTAURANT 4 Vicar’s Hill, Armagh BT61 7ED

MULBERRY BISTRO 6 Cathedral Road, Armagh BT61 7PX

‘4 Vicars’ is the vision of husband and wife team Gareth & Kasia Reid and is the current holder of the highly prestigious Georgina Campbell award for the best casual dining restaurant in all Ireland.

Mulberry Bistro offers picturesque scenery accompanied by exceptional cuisine and is a recent award winning restaurant, in the Ulster Category of the ‘Restaurants Of Ireland Association’, best newcomer for County Armagh.

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The perfect destination in Armagh for an affordable, relaxed, casual dining experience. 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.


CASTLE TOWER RESTAURANT 16-18 Market Street, Armagh BT61 7BW

Pre-Theatre Dining: 2-Courses: £12.95 | 3-Courses £14.95

From traditional tastes to exciting new flavours the Armagh City hotel’s Friary Restaurant offers an intimate atmosphere and plenty of food for thought. Using the finest local produce and the latest international techniques, our Chefs have designed mouth-watering menus to suit all tastes.

The Castle Tower is a locally owned, family run restaurant, with an intimate homely environment serving delicious freshly prepared food to suit all taste buds.

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“Original unpretentious tasty and fresh - and obviously cooked by one who loves food” Georgina Campbell.

Pre-Theatre Dining: Early Bird Menu 2 Courses £12.95 | 3 Courses £14.95

Pre-Theatre Dining: 2 Courses £13.50 | 3 Courses £16.50 T. 028 3752 2028 | e: EMBERS RESTAURANT 7 Market St, Armagh BT61 7BW


SHARON SHANNON Thurs 4 Jan | 8.00pm | £21.50 i Sharon Shannon has recorded and toured with a who’s who of the Irish and global music industry, including Bono, Adam Clayton, Sinead O’Connor, Jackson Browne, John Prine, Steve Earle, The RTE Concert Orchestra, The Chieftains, The Waterboys, Willie Nelson, Nigel Kennedy, Alison Krauss and Shane MacGowan. Her twelve studio recorded albums to date have all been very different and groundbreaking, mixing traditional Irish with reggae, country, Native American, bluegrass, rap, dance, African, French Canadian. The genre-defying star has had multi-platinum album sales and has had several number one albums, singles and DVDs in her home country. Her album ‘Galway Girl’ went four times platinum in Ireland with the title track winning her ‘The Meteor Award’ two years running for the most downloaded song.


FLASH HARRY Fri 5 Jan | 8.00pm | £18.50 i

Flash Harry have been performing the music of Queen for over twenty-five years. From the small beginnings of five Queen fans getting together for a one-off gig, Flash Harry have gone from strength to strength, playing venues throughout Ireland, the UK and further afield. Audiences have rocked to Queen’s greatest hits as Flash Harry showcase songs from ‘Keep Yourself Alive’ to Freddie’s poignant last appearance on ‘These Are The Days Of Our Lives’ to some of Queens most famous anthems such as ‘Radio Gaga’ and ‘We Are The Champions’. For a night of sheer energy, enthusiasm, a passion for the iconic songs from one of the greatest bands in Rock and Roll history this is a show not to be missed. Flash Harry will have you rocking in the aisles and singing along to some of the greatest songs ever written.





Sat 6 - Sun 7 Jan | 8.00pm | £22.00

Fri 12 Jan | 8.00pm | £25.00

Not long ago, Neil’s dad asked him to help deliver the Meals On Wheels. He agreed and off they set. Little did they know that their lives would never be the same again. Except for the bits of their lives that didn’t change. They would be the same again.

Twenty-five years after the smash success of duo Frances Black and Kieran Goss, details have been announced of a nationwide Reunion tour.


Recommended for age 18+ as may contain material that some people could find offensive.



Since the days of their partnership, both Frances and Kieran have enjoyed huge international success in their respective solo careers, but it was the inspired pairing of these two unique talents as a duo in the early nineties that first caught the imagination of the Irish public. Last year’s tour not only sold out venues all around the country, it also showed that the duo hadn’t lost any of their magic.




Sat 13 Jan | 8.00pm | £20.00

Fri 19 Jan | 8.00pm | £24.00 i

The Rock ’N’ Roll Years and Dance Hall Days show is back with a brand new show featuring George Jones, Clubsound and four wonderful singers.

Charlie is generally recognised and categorised as a country singer, however, as his fans will tell you, country music is only one part of his live shows and music catalogue. Winner of ‘Best Songwriter’, ‘Best Song’, ‘Best Male Vocalist’ and ‘International Country Album’, Charlie’s talent and chart-topping records received the ultimate recognition in 2011 when he was inducted into the British Country Music Hall of Fame - a wonderful achievement for any artist.


The show will transport you back to the nostalgic days and incredible music and artistes of the 50’s and 60’s, with over forty classic songs. Combining evocative love ballads with the greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll hit songs of the era, this show will carry the audience back to a time when dance halls were full and the youngsters danced, jived and rocked to The Four Seasons, The Shadows, Neil Sedaka, Dean Martin, Patsy Cline, Elvis and many, many more!


Join us for a memorable evening of beautiful ballads, folk, blues, country, rock ‘n’ roll, pop, gospel and anthems with the immensely talented Charlie Landsborough.



JANET DOWD IN CONCERT Fri 19 Jan | 8.00pm | £10.00 Local singer songwriter Janet Dowd returns to The Market Place following the success of her latest release ‘Home’. All three of her albums to date have taken the Number 1 spot in Irish Music Magazine’s Top 10 Folk Albums and the track ‘John Condon’ was named ‘Song Of The Year’ on BBC Radio. Over the years Janet has shared the stage with legends such as Ric Sanders and Chris Leslie [Fairport Convention] and Tom Leary



Sat 20 Jan | 6.30pm | £10.00 | £7.00 [children] i [Lindisfarne]. Janet will be joined by her band for an evening of folk ballads and foot stomping tunes

An adventurous musical awaits you as Spotlight Studio takes the stage once again this January!

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

Every girl wants to be a Princess, right? Well, not for Jasmine. Palace life just wasn’t her thing. Come and join Jasmine and her friends on a magical tale with colourful dance numbers, extravagant costumes and even a flying carpet! 


Presented by one of Northern Ireland’s leading amateur theatre groups.


STARS OF COUNTRY Wed 24 Jan | 8.00pm | £18.00 i Join six of Ireland’s top Country Music Stars for a fantastic ‘Stars Of Country Show’, featuring Louise Morrisey, Ritchie Remo, Gary Gamble, Eamon McCann, Matt Leavy and Curtis Magee, who each will showcase their biggest hit songs and some light hearted comedy, in the company of the fantastic ‘Keltic Storm’. If it’s Country Music you like, then this is the show for you.


LISA MCHUGH IN CONCERT Thurs 25 Jan | 8.00pm | £23.50 i With enough determination and talent to last a lifetime, Lisa McHugh is a Glaswegian born star who’s more than ready to shine. Having now gained thousands of fans, the 27 year-old beauty has won 14 awards to date in under three years including ‘Female Vocalist of The Year’ three years running, and ‘Outstanding Achievement On The World Stage’ 2012 when she appeared at The Grand Ole Opry - the home of country music, as a guest of the legendary Gene Watson.



JUDGEMENT AT NUREMBERG Fri 26 Jan | 8.00pm | FREE [pre-booking essential] The power of words is the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2018. Words can make a difference - both for good and evil. The Nuremberg Trials of the late 1940s heard from key witnesses whose testimony was instrumental in leading to convictions of those found guilty of War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity. Those words were crucial in enforcing justice. The defendants used the defence of obeying orders, implying that words - in the form of orders - can also be used to command us to do evil actions. The Justice Trial between March to December 1947 is one of the most interesting of the Nuremberg trials. The trial of sixteen defendants, members of the Reich Ministry of Justice or People’s and Special

Courts, raised the issue of what responsibility judges might have for enforcing grossly unjust - but arguably binding - laws. The trial was the inspiration for ‘Judgment At Nuremberg’. Abby Man, who died in 2008, wrote the screenplay for the famous film which dealt with the trial in 1948 of four German judges accused of crimes against humanity and also wrote the play based on the film some forty years later. This play will be performed as a polished rehearsed reading by Ad Hoc Theatre Company. Supported by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

Fri 26 Jan | 8.00pm £18.50 | £16.50 [conc] i In his funniest and most impossible show yet, the first mentalist to win a Million dollars in a Las Vegas casino will blow your mind as he beats the odds and predicts the impossible.


BAGATELLE: ONE FOR THE ROAD Sat 27 Jan | 8.00pm | £23.00 i After a sell-out show last year, Bagatelle, the band who inspired U2 and shared the stage with Bob Marley, return to The Market Place Theatre for a trip down memory lane, as they engage on their 40th year in show business. Bagatelle have travelled far and wide, bringing their music to audiences in Europe, America, The Middle East and China, as well as in Ireland. Their hit ‘Second Violin’ was such a success in STAGEHANDS PRESENTS

MY FRIEND MISS FLINT Sat 27 Jan | 8.00pm | £10.00 | £8.00 [conc] i When Tom Lambert, botanist and TV gardening personality receives a telephone call one morning from the Inland Revenue enquiring about unpaid tax by his public relations consultant, Joanna Flint, he can honestly say he is well and truly at a loss as he has never heard of Miss J Flint. However, by lunchtime he knows all about her after a visit from his accountant and ex-wife Sarah, who confesses that

she invented Joanna Flint as a tax dodge five years previously. The Inland Revenue are now on to Miss Flint and the play unfolds as Tom and Sarah plot and scheme to avoid the imminent clutches of HM Tax and the consequences which exposure would entail. Schemes and plots, bluffs and double bluffs provide a highly entertaining comedy, performed by one of Northern Ireland’s leading amateur dramatic groups.

Uruguay that it’s still played there today. The lads have come a long way since the early days sharing the stage with the likes of Bob Marley, Van Morrison, U2, Thin Lizzy, Don McLean and The Pogues. ‘Flight Of Earls’ has become one of the most popular Irish emigration songs, while their 1978 hit ‘Summer In Dublin’ has become one of Irish rock’s iconic songs.


YOU MUST BE JOKING Thurs 1 Feb | 8.00pm | £22.00 This show is comedy stand-up heaven. Fun and laughter for all ages is guaranteed, as four of the North’s best known comedians take to the stage.


A DAY WITH BRUISER 2018 Wed 31 Jan | 9.30am | £20.00 per pupil i ‘A Day With Bruiser’ is the perfect opportunity for students at the GCSE to A Level stages to explore Bruiser’s unique physical style. Working with a range of expert facilitators, pupils will rotate around four dynamic workshops, covering Text & Movement, Bruiser’s Style & Physical Theatre, Devising & Improvisation, and Producing & Managing a Production. This one-day crash course will equip pupils with the skills they need to create exciting devised pieces, gain knowledge on

Bruiser’s style, and develop confidence as performers. ‘The practical elements helped to build pupil confidence and challenge them. I loved the vibrant, enthusiastic delivery, and the sense of purpose from the facilitators’ - Feedback from A Day With Bruiser 2017 Please note that this event cannot be booked directly with the Market Place Theatre. For booking enquiries please contact Bruiser Theatre Company: 028 9024 3731

The ever endearing Jimmy Cricket with his funny hat and his wellies on the wrong feet will be reading his letter from his Mammy and getting up to his shenanigans. The first lady of Irish comedy, May McFettridge, fresh from panto, will abuse all and sundry - don’t be late, sit at the front or draw attention to yourself is the best advice. William Caulfield, who has cruised the world with his stand-up show, will regale us with stories of everyday life from home and abroad, in his hilarious home grown style. Gene Fitzpatrick, with his wonderfully warm personality making him a master storyteller and king of the one liners, will tell tales of ‘The Vision’, his lovely long suffering wife and many other stories! Compere for the evening is May McFettridge’s long suffering driver John Linehan.



THE TIME MACHINE Thurs 1 Feb | 8.00pm £13.50 | £11.50 [conc] R From the creators of ‘Jane Eyre: An Autobiography’, ‘Christmas Gothic’, ‘Dalloway’, ‘I, Elizabeth’, ‘The Unremarkable Death Of Marilyn Monroe’ and ‘Austen’s Women’. 2018: In this age of uncertainty, where the shadows of tyranny, intolerance and war darken the path into tomorrow, how much time do we have left? If civilisation falls today, what will become of us? In producer Rebecca Vaughan and writer | director Elton Townend Jones’ new and radical interpretation of the HG Wells classic, a Victorian time traveller transcends across the ages from 1900 to our own far future - from the fall of man to the end of the world - discovering the fate of our endeavours and uncovering our darkest fears. Can we change the future? Or has the end already begun? A philosophical journey, a nightmare adventure, a cautionary tale - this is the story of us all.  This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, v seating layout.


OH WHAT A NIGHT JERSEY GUYS Fri 2 Feb | 8.00pm | £18.00


Shane Nolan & The Four Seasons star in ‘Oh What A Night - Jersey Guys’. Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Ultimate Homage Show celebrating their greatest hits including ‘Oh What A Night’, ‘Sherry’, ‘Walk Like A Man’, ‘Bye Bye Baby’, ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘Let’s Hang On’, ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’ This celebration features fantastic vocals, harmonies, dance routines and stars of The West End and leading UK theatre tours.


JAKE O’KANE - ‘STILL SITTIN’ ON THE FENCE’ Sat 3 Feb | 8.00pm | £22.00


THE TRIAL OF PADRAIG PEARSE Fri 2 Feb | 8.00pm | £12.00 | £10.00 [conc] R Newpoint Players and The Thomas D’Arcy McGee Summer School are staging a rehearsed reading of Anthony Russell’s new play ‘The Trial Of Pádraig Pearse’. It examines the case for and against Pearse proceeding with the Easter rising. In this ‘Court Of History’ Pearse is defended by John Mitchell [1815-1875], a physical force republican and former Young Ireland comrade of Thomas D’Arcy McGee. The prosecution is presented by D’Arcy McGee, the Irish rebel, Canadian patriot and Founding Father of Canadian Confederation, who will suggest the 1916 Rising was undemocratic and unnecessary.

The tension between the acerbic prosecutor and the loquacious defender makes for riveting drama, interspersed by comic and ironic relief. A superbly engaging dimension to the play sees the audience debate the issues in the play as jurors in the jury room. This facilitates a participative role for the audience enabling them to deliberate on the issues as presented by prosecution and defence, as well as voting on the final outcome. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout.

Jake O’Kane, Northern Ireland’s top comic and star of the BBC panel show ‘The Blame Game’, is back with a brand new show.

or the never-ending RHI scandal, Jake mixes hard news with harder comedy to guarantee a night to remember.

Jake will be casting a satirical eye over the preceding twelve months, combining stories and pictures from The Irish News with the madness of the internet to debunk the great, the not so great, and himself. From Jake feeding his voter registration card to a goat, Martina Anderson having a fit at the European Assembly,

Once again, the hugely talented Terry McHugh, one of NI’s brightest emerging comedy talents, will be performing alongside Jake. RECOMMENDED FOR AGE 16+ AS MAY CONTAIN MATERIAL THAT SOME PEOPLE COULD FIND OFFENSIVE.



ULSTER ORCHESTRA ON YOUR DOORSTEP Thurs 8 Feb | 8.00pm | £17.50 | £15.00 [conc] | £5.00 [Under 18s] Brahms | Symphony No. 3 | Beethoven | Violin Concerto Beethoven’s Violin Concerto is a giant amongst concertos, and the Ulster Orchestra is delighted to bring international star Sergey Khachatryan to The Market Place Theatre to perform this piece. Renowned as one of the great modern interpreters of this concerto, Khachatryan’s performance will be spellbinding. To open the concert, Ulster Orchestra Music Director Rafael Payare conducts Brahms’s richly romantic Third Symphony. The Ulster Orchestra is delighted to perform at The Market Place Theatre as part of the Ulster Orchestra’s On Your Doorstep series of concerts, which seeks to bring the orchestra to new venues and audiences across Northern Ireland. TONIGHT’S CONCERT IS SUPPORTED BY JTI.


WELCOME TO MY WORLD: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF JIM REEVES Fri 9 Feb | 8.00pm | £25.00 i The brilliant Scottish singer, Al Grant, presents a unique insight into the life and music of Jim Reeves with a wonderful concert of classic hit songs. With narration and video screen footage of Reeves’ life, this will be a classic evening of song and story. Renowned for his interpretation of Jim Reeves’ songs, with unerring similarity to the voice of the ‘Great Man’ himself, this promises to be one of the concerts of the year. Al is backed by a band which includes some of Ireland’s finest musicians and special guest on the night will be renowned singer/songwriter Isla Grant. Previous Irish and UK Tours have been complete sellouts. If you are a Jim Reeves fan you will love this concert. Don’t miss a very special evening.


‘IN THE MOOD’ VALENTINE’S SPECIAL WITH THE PM BIG BAND Sat 10 Feb | 8.00pm | £13.00 The perfect Valentine’s present and night out with our annual and hugely popular treat from The PM Big Band. They bring a classic mix of vocals and instrumentals from The Great American Songbook including selections from Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra and other legends from this ageless and everpopular musical genre.

Adding a little spice, the band will flavour the evening with big band versions of some modern classics ensuring an evening of music to appeal to everyone. Featuring sensational vocalist Ceara Grehan.

THE NUALAS: GLAM SLAM! Sat 10 Feb | 8.00pm | £17.50 Bam! Pow! Biff! Shazam! They are back in the ring for a glittering bout of knock-out, body slamming comedy gold. They dance like a butterfly and sing like a bee, they’ll have you flat out on the mat with laughter, they will literally punch you right in the kisser with their gloves of gags and gaiety. Who? The Nualas! What? Their new show Glam Slam! Don’t miss this slug fest of musical genius from Ireland’s First Ladies of Comedy. ‘I laughed until my face hurt’ ‘I have never laughed so much. An absolutely brilliant show.’ Real quotes from real people who actually saw the show. Fair play to them! This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout.


MILLY ELLIOTT Fri 16 Feb | 7.00pm | £10.00 i It’s 2007 in England; the country is on the brink of an economic crisis. Milly, a 16 year old teenager struggles to find inspiration within her deprived neighbourhood of Toxteth in inner city Liverpool. The area has been forever renowned for its gang culture, crime and economic deprivation. At Knowsley High, Milly and her mates are uninterested in studying and don’t like attending extra-curricular activities. However, it is only when a teacher encourages stubborn Milly to join a local theatre group that she discovers a talent she never knew she had… An original musical that promises laughter & tears. SHOW IS RECOMMENDED FOR AGE 10+ PRESENTED BY ONE OF NORTHERN IRELAND’S LEADING AMATEUR THEATRE GROUPS.


THE FUREYS Sat 17 Feb | 8.00pm | £22.00 i As part of their 40th Anniversary tour, Irish legends The Fureys return for another great night of music, songs and stories. Hear them sing their timeless classics including ‘I Will Love You’, ‘When You Were Sweet 16’, ‘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’ plus songs from their new CD ‘The Times They Are A Changing’ Their emotive songs stir many emotions - tears and laughter, sadness and joy.



ALLAN TAYLOR AND NA LEANAI Thurs 22 Feb | 8.00pm | £15.00 | R For over 45 years, Allan Taylor has travelled the world performing at festivals, in concert halls and clubs. Allan is considered to be one of the foremost singer-songwriters and guitarists in his genre with over one hundred recorded versions of his songs by artistes in ten different languages. His hit song ‘Good To See’ has over eighty cover versions to date! This year Allan will be performing alongside Na Leanai, the children of the ‘Sands Family’. These young people were born into a rich musical heritage, growing up with fiddles, flutes, guitars and percussion, learning the beautiful rich tunes played by their parents before them. Na Leanai play haunting airs that speak to your very soul, to enthralling vocal harmonies that will awaken your senses and lively foot tapping jigs. Combined, Allan Taylor and Na Leanai will not only be a show not to be missed, but an experience of talented musicianship and wonderful music that will leave your senses tingling and will give you goose bumps. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, cabaret style seating layout.


ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF ‘OUR JIMMY’ Fri 23 Feb | 8.00pm | £18.50 To celebrate the centenary year of the birth of James Young, comedian William Caulfield is touring with this new theatre show One Hundred Years of ‘OUR JIMMY’, to mark the occasion. Featuring some original and some new material from the beloved comedy characters of Lily O’Condriac, Billy Hulk, Big Derek, Orange Lil, Willie Simpson, The Ballymena Man and wee Sammy the Schoolboy, this is a show that will delight fans old and new who enjoy good Ulster humour. How is Derek’s mammy? Is Emily Beattie still on the scrounge? Has Billy Hulk started any more strikes? Is Willie Simpson ever sober? Find out the answers to these questions and much more, in comedy sketches and songs not to be missed.






Sat 24 Feb | 8.00pm | £19.00 The Garth Brooks Story, featuring Trevor Smith and his ‘Friends In Low Places’ band have been touring Ireland and Europe for over five years now. This incredibly successful show pays tribute to the biggest selling solo artist of the 90’s and country music legend Garth Brooks! Trevor and his 8-piece band perform live all of Garth’s greatest hits including ‘Baton Rouge’, ‘The Dance’, ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’, ‘Standing Outside The Fire’, ‘Thunder Rolls’ and many more, as they take the audience on a journey through all of the pinnacle moments of Garth’s music career to date. The show is renowned for the ‘Friends In Low Places’ band which is considered one of the best country music bands in Ireland. Trevor Smith has been described as one of the few singers that still understands the importance of true showmanship and stage craft and he delivers every song with the same passion and understanding of the lyrics as Garth himself.


THE PAT MCMANUS BAND Sat 24 Feb | 8.00pm | £15.00 The ‘Pat McManus Band’ are a powerful three-piece blues/ rock trio, headed up by the former ‘Mama’s Boys’ and ‘Celtus’ guitarist/violinist virtuoso Pat McManus. Pat is today considered to be one of the last remaining individual guitar heroes of a generation of Irish guitarists, after the sad and early loss of both Rory Gallagher and Gary Moore. ‘Mama’s Boys’ were one of the greatest rock bands to come out of Northern Ireland. Pat has gone on to a hugely successful career with awardwinning recordings and playing across the globe and here in Ireland. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, cabaret style seating layout.


GAEL LINN COIRM Wed 28 Feb | 9.00am - 4.00pm i ‘Coirm’ is an exciting Irish language talent show for Irish Medium Schools. The aim of ‘Coirm’ is to promote the use of Irish among primary school pupils by providing a stage for them to display their talents in a non-competitive Irishspeaking environment. Shows include a variety of elements such as music, song, dance and recitation. Sponsored by Foras na Gaeilge.


ROLY DANIELS AND GUESTS Thurs 1 Mar | 8.00pm | £20.00 i Following a hugely successful sell-out tour last year, join one of Ireland’s top entertainers and singers Roly Daniels for this nostalgic show. Roly will perform his biggest hit songs like ‘Mr Jones’, ‘I Will Love You All My Life’ and ‘Hello Darling’ to name but a few, in the company of live band Keltic Storm. Joining Roly on the tour will be two of our favourite country stars, Joe Moore and Caitlin. Early booking advisable!


MAY THE ROAD RISE UP Thurs 1 Mar | 8.00pm | £13.50 | £11.50 [conc] A fast-paced, comedy rollercoaster about a woman who resolves to live life to the full no matter what it flings at her. When Mia’s boyfriend leaves her, she falls into debt and loses her job, but she still stays cheerful throughout our recessionary times. Mia is aided and abetted by her BFF, wedding singer, Paddy, who can sniff out a party at a hundred yards and, when it comes to acting disabled in the benefits office, he makes Liam Neeson look like an amateur! Then, one day, Mia lands a new job, driving round Belfast’s busy streets, and thinks to herself surely life is on the up. Little does she know, she could be about to get closer to those streets than she ever imagined… This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout.

CONAL GALLEN: SUCKIN’ DIESEL Fri 2 Mar | 8.00pm | £22.50 When it comes to comedians there is none better or funnier than the King himself, Conal Gallen! Conal is bringing his brand new stand-up comedy show, ‘Suckin’ Diesel’ to the stage. Packed full of hilarious jokes, songs and more craic than even Pablo Escobar could ever handle, it is guaranteed to have his audiences in fits of laughter from the very start right through to the very end! And as always, audiences

can expect the unexpected, because as usual, no one knows what he is going to come out with next [not even Conal!] There is a reason why Conal Gallen has won more awards than any other Irish comedian ever, it’s simple, it’s because he truly is the best! Don’t miss your chance to see the master of comedy at work and book your tickets NOW!


GIVE MY HEAD PEACE 2018 Sat 3 - Sun 4 Mar | 8.00pm | £22.50 i Watch out Northern Ireland - Uncle Andy is heading your way! Following last year’s sell out tour Andy, Ma, Da and the rest of the Gang will be hitting the road again with their unmissable and hilarious brand new stage show Give My Head Peace - Live! NIGEL MARTYN PRESENTS

CHRIS JONES AND THE NIGHT DRIVERS Fri 2 Mar | 8.00pm | £13.00 | R Whether it’s in the studio or on stage, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers are making some of the most distinctively elegant yet driving music to be heard anywhere today. Steve Martin referred to the Night Drivers as ‘some of the best players in bluegrass! Chris Jones’ voice is there with the great masters’. Chris’ range of talents took centre stage at the IBMA’s Awards Show in 2007, where he earned both a ‘Song Of The Year’ award as a co-writer of ‘Fork In The Road’, the title track of the year’s Album Of The Year by the Infamous Stringdusters.

He and the band are currently signed to one of bluegrass music’s top record labels, Mountain Home Music Company, where last year’s debut album, ‘Run Away Tonight’, yielded the bluegrass hit single ‘Laurie’ which spent twenty weeks on Bluegrass Today’s weekly airplay chart, six of those weeks at #1. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, cabaret style seating layout.

There will be laugh-out-loud comedy, topical satire, top class stand-up and much more besides. Da, Ma, Cal, Billy, Dympna and Uncle Andy will all be there along with Ulster’s scariest cleric Pastor Begbie [Paddy Jenkins]. Plus there will be up to the minute topical stand-up from Tim McGarry. This is the one live comedy show you don’t want to miss. SHOW CONTAINS ADULT REFERENCES. RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALLOWING UNDER 12S TO VIEW LIES WITH THE ACCOMPANYING ADULT


JIM MULLEN & THE RONNIE GREER ORGAN TRIO Sat 3 Mar | 8.30pm | £13.00

Jazz guitar legend Jim Mullen is unquestionably one of the all-time greats in the history of the genre. A five times winner of ‘Best Guitarist’ in the British Jazz Awards and recipient of a lifetime achievement award in 2015, Jim has worked with US jazz stars including Mose Allison, Jimmy Smith, Jimmy Witherspoon and Teddy Edwards. During the 70s and 80s he co-led the legendary jazz fusion band Morrissey Mullen. With his original and visceral guitar style, Jim will be joined by The Ronnie Greer Organ Band, featuring the complementary guitar playing of Ronnie, Scott Flanigan on Hammond organ, and Dominic Mullan on drums. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, cabaret style seating layout.


MAGGIE’S FEG RUN Wed 7 Mar | 8.00pm | £20.00 The loveable Maggie Muff is back in the highly anticipated sequel to ‘50 Shades Of Red White & Blue’ and ‘Dirty Dancin In Le Shebeen’. The one you’ve all been waiting for!

and some nudists from Rathcoole that have Big Sally-Ann in a tizzy. And you’ll never guess who makes an appearance at the All-Inclusive breakfast buffet……

Maggie and Big Sally-Ann are on top form as they head to Benidorm on a ‘Feg Run’ to smuggle cigarettes home and sell for a profit. What with Billy Scriven getting someone up the duff, and Igor the Dogger being caught out having ten kids and a wife, the chums need a holiday! Sun, Sea, Sangria and Sticky Vicky! Sure what more is there to want? But here, it turns out to be a holiday they will never forget. We’re talking a dive on a pedalo [and I don’t mean into the sea], a slider from the poke man [not of the ice-cream variety]

“Margaret?” - He’s back. The grand finale in the Maggie Muff trilogy! From best-selling author and playwright Leesa Harker and directed by Andrea Montgomery. Starring the critically acclaimed Caroline Curran. PLEASE NOTE: THIS PRODUCTION CONTAINS CONTENT OF AN ADULT NATURE INCLUDING SEXUALLY EXPLICIT LANGUAGE



Thurs 8 Mar | 8.00pm | £25.00 i

Thurs 15 Mar | 8.00pm | £16.00

Derek Ryan’s career has kept on reaching progressively greater heights. He has won countless accolades including Entertainer Of The Year, Album Of The Year and Best Live Performer. But he is perhaps proudest of the award winning recognition for his song writing abilities at the Sunday World and Irish Country Music Awards.

‘I’ll Tell My Ma’ is a hilarious one-woman show by Patricia Gormley charting the adventures and mis-adventures in the life of four generations of one West Belfast family.


Recently fulfilling a long cherished dream of recording in the USA working with Nashville producing ‘royalty’ Jeff Balding, Derek’s dreams of major country music stardom look set to come true outside Ireland. But the modest music man at the forefront of the new wave of young Irish country music stars, remains ever loyal to his fans.


Come meet sixteen year old Davina Corrina [a highly intelligent school girl with a penchant for Russian vodka and the high life], her Mother Chelsea Marie [a thirtysomething with a tangled love life who is looking to join the ‘mile high’ club as an air stewardess with ‘CryinAir’], the lovable sixty year old Patricia [whose life has been turned upside down with tragedy but sees the way out by turning her life into a book] and finally Granny Eileen [the fiery eighty year old matriarch of the family who is coping with facebook, tweeting and her free bus pass]. Welcome to Belfast’s funniest, maddest and most lovable family. Starring Christina Nelson [‘Handbag Positive’] and directed by Alan McKee [‘History Of The Peace, Accordin To My Ma’].

HOME OF SAINT PATRICK FESTIVAL Events At The Market Place Theatre



STORYTELLING SESSIONS Fri 9 Mar | 9.30am & 11.00am | FREE [pre-booking essential]


JASON BYRNE: THE MAN WITH THREE BRAINS Fri 9 Mar | 8.00pm | £20.00 ‘The Man With Three Brains’ is a brand new show from the highly acclaimed and extremely funny, Jason Byrne. Jason has three brains which kick into action when he hits the stage. His left brain scans the audience and room, looking for improv moments. His right brain collates stand-up material and stunts, poised to dish out the funnies at speed. His centre brain is Jason’s coach, pushing him to the limit.

The City Chapter presents Joe Brennan, storyteller, writer, theatre maker and facilitator, for two schools sessions. He will take you on a journey of magic and wonder through the highways and byways of Ireland, from his native Wexford to his home in Donegal. He will bring you over the seas to exotic and mysterious lands that lie beyond the horizon of our imaginations. His repertoire of folktales, myths, legends and original stories reflect the wide gamut of human experiences and emotions.

This show will peel back the madness inside Jason Byrne’s head to reveal all three brains working individually. The fastest thinking comic around will not only trip himself up, but probably you too. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS STRICTLY FOR AGES 16+ AND MAY CONTAIN LANGUAGE/MATERIAL THAT YOU COULD FIND OFFENSIVE.

Subject to funding.



THE OUTRIGHT LIVES IN TRANSLATION KING OF LIVE Fri 9 Mar | 8.00pm | £10.00 | £8.00 [conc] | £5.00 [community groups] COMEDY KABOSH PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

TIMES ‘I just want what you have.THE You, you and you. Is that wrong? I’m a human being too. I’m still here.’

Written by Rosemary Jenkinson and based on interviews with female Somali asylum seekers and support workers, ‘Lives In Translation’ celebrates the human survival instinct through the story of one woman, Asha, who in fleeing conflict becomes trapped in a different struggle. She is trapped within the suffocating bureaucracy of the asylum industry. 


RAT IN THE SKULL Sat 10 Mar | 8.00pm | £14.00 | £12.00 [conc] i

Directed by Paula McFetridge and featuring Tony Flynn, Julie Maxwell and Raquel McKee, the performance spans a ten-year journey from Mogadishu to London, Dublin to Belfast as one woman fights for a life free from constant fear in search of a place to make home. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout.

Set in the midst of continuing IRA violence, ‘Rat In The Skull’ centres on an interview between an RUC inspector and a young Catholic man in London detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. Told from the point of view of an Ulster Protestant, it casts a new perspective on the struggle. Their sectarian differences fall away when confronted with ‘casual loathing’ of their English counterparts. DIRECTED BY SEAN FALOON | CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE.




ARMAGH PIPERS CLUB ANNUAL CONCERT Sun 11 Mar | 3.00pm | £5.00 i

ME, YOU, US, THEM Thurs 15 Mar | 11.00am & 8.00pm £8.00 | £5.00 [Community Groups] Terra Nova is celebrating the close of its 10th Birthday year with a new play that uses comedy, emotion, love and outrage to look at race in Northern Ireland. In true Terra Nova style, the production aims to be moving, funny, engaging and thoughtprovoking. Two actors, one black and one white, exuberantly multi-role their way through a cast of thousands. ‘You Me Us Them’ will draw you into a montage of different points of view, shifting from monologues to duologues to a dramatic peak as you witness core characters fighting to forge relationships in a Northern Ireland that is changing all around them.

Marking the start of the 52nd year of the Armagh Pipers Club, the annual concert this year will feature groups and soloists, both vocalists and instrumentalists representing upwards of 300 performers of all ages from 4 years old up to over 70 years old. The array of instruments that will be played include Harps, Uilleann Pipes, Flutes, Whistles, Concertinas, Accordions, Banjos, Mandolins, Fiddles, piano and guitars.


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

Tickets are available from Armagh Pipers Club, 43 Scotch Street, Armagh, or can be purchased on the door.



ST PATRICK’S LECTURE Fri 16 Mar | 11.00am | FREE On the eve of St. Patrick’s Day, the Primates of the two principal Churches in Ireland, Archbishop Richard Clarke and Archbishop Eamon Martin, will speak about what St. Patrick means to them in a modern world. The hosts will invite a guest speaker to engage with them and examine how St. Patrick’s words still resonate for many of the challenges we face today. THIS EVENT IS FREE TO ATTEND, BUT TICKETS MUST BE OBTAINED IN ADVANCE.


RHYTHMS FOR THE SAINT Fri 16 Mar | 7.00pm | £10.00 | £5.00 [children] Rhythms For The Saint - St. Patrick and his influence is celebrated worldwide, so join with us in The Market Place Theatre when we lead into St. Patrick’s weekend with Drums and Drummers from across the globe. Drums from Asia, the Middle-East, Africa, Latin and North America, Europe and our own island’s traditional percussive sounds will feature together in a show curated by Percussionist Mark Wilson to celebrate the diverse rhythms of life.



THE CALL OF THE CELTS Sun 18 Mar | 8.00pm | £15.00 | £12.00 [conc] | £5.00 [children] Peter Corry returns with an evening of some of the finest music from Ireland and Scotland. The new show will take you on a musical journey through some of the all-time favourite Celtic classics performed by one of the great voices to come out of Ireland. CAHOOTS NI, BIRMINGHAM REPERTORYTHEATRE & PRIME THEATRE PRESENT


Along with his band and dancers this will be an emotional, fun packed energetic rollercoaster of a show including classics such as ‘Will Ye Go Lassie Go’, ‘The Puca Beast’, ‘Caledonia’, ‘Song For Ireland’, ‘Carrickfergus’ and Declan O’Rourke’s beautiful ballad ‘Galileo’.

Sun 18 Mar | 3.00pm | £5.00 When being different brings the most wonderful of surprises... Roy and Silo are two male Chinstrap penguins. Just like the other penguin pairs at Central Park Zoo, they walk, play, swim and dance together. When the duo decide to try and hatch a rock in place of an egg, they find themselves on an adventure that could mean raising a chick for real! Penguins is a unique and engaging show for children about friendship, fun,

identity and the ever-changing meaning of family. This delightful new theatre and dance production is inspired by a true story reported in the New York Times that touched hearts worldwide. The creative team includes awardwinning children’s Director Paul Bosco McEneaney and international Choreographer Carlos Pons Guerra. FOR FAMILY & SCHOOLS AUDIENCES 3+



PATSY CLINE 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR Fri 23 Mar | 8.00pm | £20.00 i This wonderful nostalgic show brings the audience on a trip down memory lane to hear the music of one of the greatest female singers that ever lived, Patsy Cline. It’s not hard to imagine why Patsy’s music has been so enduring since her untimely death just over 50 years ago. Her wonderful and powerful voice coupled with classic songs like ‘Crazy’, ‘Walking After Midnight’ and ‘Sweet Dreams’, have ensured her recordings

are timeless. Patsy was one of a kind and as long as music is played her memory will live on. This is also a very special year for Sandy Kelly who plays the lead role in this show. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the first Patsy Cline show that Sandy wrote, produced and starred in. Sandy’s ‘Patsy Cline Show’ became the first and only Country Music show to have an extended run in London’s prestigious West End.


CELTIC PSALMS ALBUM LAUNCH Fri 23 Mar | 8.00pm | £10.00 i Kiran Young Wimberly, an American who has spent much of the last decade in Northern Ireland, along with the musically talented McGrath Family of Dungannon, join together to sing Psalms set to Irish and Scottish melodies. Their music has been featured on RTE televised Sunday Services and on the BBC documentary on hymnwriting, ‘Then Sings My Soul’. They have toured in the US and on the island of Ireland, and are launching their 3rd album of psalms in Spring 2018. Their rich harmonies and acoustic sound, combined with soaring Celtic melodies and the poignant words of the psalms, proves to be a balm for the soul. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout.


COLIN MURPHY: THE BALD AMBITION TOUR Sat 24 Mar | 8.00pm | £18.00 | £16.00 [conc] 1992 was an iconic year for Northern Ireland. Crazy Prices was still the best place to buy fruit and veg, Downpatrick indie band Ash formed, and a newly graduated Daniel Craig emerged as an actor. That same year an ambitious blondish man, also from Downpatrick, pursued

his dream of becoming a comedian, that man was Colin Murphy.   25 years later, the slightly less blondish Colin Murphy is still hitting the road, this time for his Bald Ambition Tour. Known for his role as resident panellist on the BBC Northern Ireland

comedy show, ‘The Blame Game’, Colin will be making the humdrum fun on everything from 21st century sex to being pitied by the homeless. CONTAINS ADULT CONTENT. RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE AGE 16+


THE WHILEAWAYS Sat 24 Mar | 8.00pm | £13.00 | R Three powerful forces in Irish roots music in their own right, Noelie McDonnell, Nicola Joyce and Noriana Kennedy combine as ‘The Whileaways’ to create a beguiling tapestry of harmonies, tradition and beautifully crafted original songs. Using American folksong as a starting point, all three write and sing, drawing on their own experience, and the result is captivating.

They were hailed as ‘a knockout of the festival’ at the legendary Port Fairy Folk Festival, Australia. Their recent highly acclaimed album ‘Saltwater Kisses’ received four stars in The Irish Times and RTE Radio 1 ‘Album Of The Week’. Their sound is true, their performances gloriously engaging.

This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, cabaret style seating layout. HOLLERS FOR A CHANCE TO BE HEARD IN A LIVE SETTING, SO RICH IS ITS LYRICAL TAPESTRY    





FÉIS ARD MHACHA 2018 Mon 26 - Tues 27 Mar i


‘Féis Ard Mhacha’ is a two day Irish language event at which school children compete in poetry recital, dialogue, conversation and public-speaking. The Féis is organised by Gael Linn and is assisted by the cultural committee of Armagh County Board of GAA.

Sat 31 Mar | 2.00pm | £8.00 | Family Ticket Of Four £28.00 [Includes Show & One Hour Post Show Activities] This much loved fairy-tale is brought to life by Banyan Theatre Company, with a pinch of Banyan magic. Puppetry, Storytelling and Original Music.

for Best Dressed Boy & Girl. Great value for money! Super Saturdays are recommended for age 4+

Further information:

POST SHOW ACTIVITIES: Ticket price includes post-show one hour of fun activities including Themed Craft Workshop, Face Painting, Balloon Modelling & Fancy Dress Competition with prizes

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




DRUM MAJOR PERFORMANCE Sat 7 Apr | 7.30pm | £10.00 i

Fri 6 Apr | 8.00pm | £20.00 This show pays homage to the greatest movie soundtrack in history and is often copied but never equalled. Over two hours of non-stop hits, this is the premier concert celebration to the all icon music from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack, plus hits from the most-loved ‘chick-flicks’ and dance movies of all time. An all-singing, all-dancing, high-energy concert spectacular. Please note this production is not affiliated to, and contains no original dialogue, original dance routines, choreography, characterisation or costumes from the film or the official ‘Dirty Dancing’ stage show.

The Co. Armagh Drum Major Class proudly present their ‘Bring It On’ concert. This local group of Drum Majors have been very successful in the Pipe Band community, and have participated at a high standard and include many champions. Over the years they have had All-Ireland, British, Scottish, European and World Champions. This is all down to their tutor, Mrs Andrea Gibson. This concert will feature Grade 2 Champion of Champions Closkelt Pipe Band, Grade 3A Champion of Champions Drumlough Pipe Band with Ian Burrows and Kathryn Stewart, Grade 4A World Drum Corps Champions Tullylagan, Legananny Accordion Band, Lisbeg Pipe Band and more. Compere for the evening is the infamous Gary Wilson. This is sure to be a great night, so come along and support this incredible group of kids.



Thurs 12 Apr | 8.00pm | £15.00 | £13.00 [conc]

Fri 13 Apr | 8.00pm | £19.50 i

‘We’ll Walk Hand In Hand’ is a new play by Martin Lynch marking the 50th anniversary of the Northern Ireland civil rights struggle.

Originally from South Africa, Darryll, Wayne and Marlon have been wowing audiences in Ireland, performing Motown and Soul hits from as far back as the 1950’s, fused with some current chart toppers.


The play charts the story of Vincent and Louise, two young working class kids from Woodvale and the Lower Falls who start Queen’s University on the very day the shocking television images come through of the assassination of Martin Luther King. Becoming embroiled in the heady world of student politics, whilst back home their families see civil rights very differently, Vincent and Louise are confronted with decisions that will mark their lives forever. A co-production by Green Shoot Productions and Queen’s University, ‘We’ll Walk Hand In Hand’ will have an exciting combination of professional actors and community participants. Only Suitable for age 16+


Now backed by an incredible, multicultural six-piece band teamed with some subtle, slick choreography, The Motown Sensations have added another dimension to what was an already seriously polished outfit, enthralling all that come to see them.



Sat 14 Apr | 8.00pm | £22.00

Sat 14 Apr | 8.00pm | £12.00 | £10.00 [conc]

THE THREE TENORS Creating a storm around the country, Ireland’s favourite trio, Dominic, Shane, and Derek - collectively The Three Tenors Ireland - have been the only Irish trio act to perform annually for the past five years in such prestigious venues as the National Concert Hall Dublin, Cork Opera House, Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin Castle, and recent sell-outs in Belfast. Waterfront Hall, Belfast Lyric Theatre. The Irish trio has regularly appeared

on both BBC and RTE. The Three Tenors promise a magical night to remember, as they perform an exciting Celtic flavoured programme, with uplifting songs made famous by world superstars including Sinatra [My Way], The Dubliners [Wild Rover] and Pavarotti [O Sole Mio | Nessun Dorma]. You’ll also love their new arrangements of hits such as ‘Over The Rainbow’.


THE JAZZABELLES The Jazzabelles is a musical set in 1950’s Belfast. It tells the story of three girls who long for a better life. After a chance meeting they form a vocal trio, who dream of performing at the prestigious Floral Hall. When a smooth manager enters the frame, it looks like their dream might become reality. However, the road to stardom is far from smooth. The Jazzabelles must overcome bullying husbands, blackmail and bigotry along the way. Is friendship and music enough to see them through? With songs sung by top local talent, a live band, swinging dance routines and a sharp script, The Jazzabelles is a high energy tale of triumph over adversity. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout


CITY OF ARMAGH FESTIVAL OF SPEECH & DRAMA Mon 16 - Fri 20 Apr Fri Gala Presentation 7.00pm | £3.00 i More than one thousand competitors will take part in the Annual Speech And Drama Festival during this week. Now in its 21st year the festival has gone from strength to strength; and this special anniversary promises to be the best yet! Friday’s Gala Presentation Of Special Awards and Prizes is an opportunity to enjoy highlights from the many competitions held during Festival Week to see the fantastic local talent.


IT’S WINE O’CLOCK Thurs 19 - Fri 20 Apr | 8.00pm | £20.00 You are cordially invited to the most whacky and wonderful wedding of the year. South Armagh farmer’s wife, Vera, is thrilled that her son, Seamus, is getting hitched. [To Sharon, a Belfast girl he met on Tinder... oh, these young folk, and their bonkers belief that an App can lead to ‘appiness!] But - surprise, surprise - not everything is going to plan. A riotous rabble of larger-than-life [yet strangely familiar] characters will be joining Seamus and his blushing bride for a shindig that’s slosh-a-block with champagne and slippery with slap-and-tickle shenanigans. Meanwhile, ‘Keep ‘er Lit’, Ireland’s greatest wedding band (in their own minds, at least) have arrived to provide a tune or two on the dancefloor. Other special guests include the Bridesmaids; the Yummy Mummies; the Grannies; farmers Pat and Eamon; and the irrepressible Nuala and Noleen - always on the look-out for love. This new, smash-hit comedy is a tonic, a treat, a titter and a tipple of what you fancy.


FIVE ORDINARY PEOPLE WHO CHANGED THE WORLD Sat 21 Apr | 8.00pm | £12.00 | £10.00 [conc] i A new musical telling the dramatic stories of the lives of Susanna Wesley, Martin Luther and other courageous men and women; people who had great faith in God and acted upon it, making the world a better place. Come and have an enjoyable and inspiring evening, be entertained and challenged by the drama, singing and instrumental music.


JAZZ CLUB WITH THE MARTELLO JAZZ BAND Sat 21 Apr | 8.00pm | £12.00 [Includes A Beer or Glass Of Wine or Cider]

Why not treat a loved one to a night of great music at our ever-popular Jazz Club. Taking centre stage will be the hugely popular Martello Jazz Band who feature a sound reminiscent of the Dixieland bands of 1920’s New Orleans, stamped with their own brand of drive and flair. THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE IN OUR STUDIO THEATRE WITH AN UNRESERVED, CABARET-STYLE SEATING LAYOUT.


PHILOMENA BEGLEY & RAY LYNAM Sun 22 Apr | 8.00pm | £20.00 i Known as the Queen of Irish Country music, Philomena Begley has made a firm imprint across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Begley has regularly toured with Ray Lynam since 1975 and they have recorded many duets together, with their most popular songs ‘My Elusive Dreams’, ‘You’re The One I Can’t Live Without’ and ‘She Sang The Melody’. The pair are back again in 2018 when they will be supported by the exceptionally talented Andrea Begley.



Fri 27 Apr | 7.30pm | £8.00 i Featuring Markethill Ulster Scots Fiddle Orchestra, Highland and Theatre Dancers, Guitars and Banjo, this concert is our 20th year of organisation and is a celebration of the previous year’s tuition and activities. Ulster Scots culture presented on stage in a vibrant cultural expression.




THE ILLEGALS & NIAMH KAVANAGH Sat 28 Apr | 8.00pm | £17.50 i After a year of sell-out audiences, The Illegals are taking their unique ‘Rumours Of Hotel California’ show on the road for another turn in 2018 to celebrate two glorious rock albums from two iconic rock bands. Led by Niamh Kavanagh, she of the mesmerizing voice and mischievous spirit, The Illegals will take you on a journey for three hours of soulful harmonies, exciting riffs, blistering guitars and unforgettable songs. The best of two legendary bands in one night? It’s almost too good to be true. Songs like ‘Gold Dust Woman’, ‘Last

Resort’, ‘Go Your Own Way’, ‘Life In The Fast Lane’, ‘Dreams’, ‘New Kid In Town’, ‘The Chain’ and ‘Hotel California’, all in celebration of over 40 years of music from two of the greatest rock bands of all time.


CLASSIC FANTASTIC ARCO STRING QUARTET Sun 29 Apr | 2.30pm | £15.00 | [Includes Light Refreshments] We are delighted to welcome the Arco String Quartet to The Market Place for a wonderful afternoon of classical music from this exceptional ensemble. Husband and wife team Richard and Clare Hadwen met whilst playing with the Ulster Orchestra and formed Arco String Quartet 15 years ago. Arco String Quartet brings high class performance and a unique charisma to the string quartet repertoire, with a smooth distinctive sound and elegant sophistication.They enjoy a varied schedule, dividing their time between the recording studio and the concert platform, as well as performing at private events. Full programme available from the Box Office or on the Theatre’s website. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout.


IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY Sat 5 May | 8.00pm | £11.00 | £9.00 [conc] i This is a hilarious fast moving comedy which is sure to have you on the edge of your seats in fits of laughter. “If you are going to tell a lie, tell a whopper” yells Dr Mortimore as events begin to spin deliriously out of control. Dr David Mortimore had a fling with Jane when she was a nurse in the hospital, resulting in her sudden departure and her son Leslie, who has arrived at the hospital looking for his father. David, married and about to present a major speech which can gain him promotion, can ill afford this distraction, especially as his wife and his boss are both on the premises.



Fri 4 May | 8.00pm | £20.00 Albert Lee, the living guitar legend, the reliable sideman, now amazing bandleader. On tour with his handpicked band, he always wins new fans and gives the old loyal fans finally what they always wanted - Albert Lee as Albert Lee. Albert Lee has played with artists like the Everly Brothers, Eric Clapton, and Emmylou Harris. A two-time Grammy Award winner, Albert was also a member of the UK band Hogan’s Heroes, and spent many years touring with

Bill Wyman’s band, The Rhythm Kings. In his fifth decade as a professional musician, Lee has risen to the ranks of the truly rare virtuosos of his time, respected on three continents and lives the professional life that most of his colleagues could only dream of. In 2017 Albert was recognised by The Americana Music Association UK for his contribution to the genre over his long career when he was presented with the Trailblazer Award.

The play consists of David’s efforts to stave off Leslie, Jane, the Police Sergeant and the Matron. He enlists the help of his colleagues, Doctors Mike & Hubert and patient Bill Lesley. Almost everybody’s identity gets mistaken, and at one point all three doctors disguise themselves as Matron… Presented by one of Northern Ireland’s leading amateur theatre groups.


CONNLA IN CONCERT Fri 11 May | 8.00pm | £13.00 | £5.00 [Under 18s]


BOOGIE WONDERLAND: SOUNDS OF THE SEVENTIES Fri 11 May | 8.00pm | £10.00 Join Building Bridges Community Arts Theatre as our show choir bring some fantastic seventies classics to the stage for you to sing and dance along to as you relive the 70s hey day. With groups such as ABBA and The Bee Gees, and artists like Donna Summer and Michael Jackson, the seventies gave birth to some of the most iconic pop symbols of all time. We will be bringing them to life on stage with numbers from talented local singers and dancers. So get the glad rags on - feel free to dress up - wigs and bell bottoms are welcome, and come on down to The Market Place for a nostalgic night that you won’t forget anytime soon! Presented by one of Northern Ireland’s leading amateur theatre groups.

Hailing from the cities of Armagh and Derry, and made up of Ciara McCafferty [vocals], Ciaran Carlin [Flute/Whistles], Paul Starrett [Guitar], Emer Mallon [Harp] and Conor Mallon [Uilleann Pipes/Whistles]. Connla have been quickly making an impact on the folk/traditional scene. Labelled as the Hottest New Group out of Northern Ireland [Chicago Irish American News], they have recently released their EP in April 2015, and album ‘River Waiting’ in July 2016, and have received fantastic reviews at home and internationally. They have already gathered a big following in the UK, Ireland, Europe and the USA. Songlines Magazine made Connla their ‘must see act’ for the tour of the UK and stated ‘A band this young shouldn’t be this good’. Their sensitive and innovative arrangements of traditional and modern folk songs and tunes, have helped them create a sound which is very identifiable as Connla. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout.


DOMINIC KIRWAN AND GUESTS IN CONCERT Sat 12 May | 8.00pm | £20.00 i It’s some two years now since the likeable and talented Omagh born entertainer, Dominic Kirwan, graced the theatre stages of Ireland. In that time, Dominic has been all over the world entertaining audiences to packed out venues. His return to the Irish theatre stages, sees Dominic present a show for all ages, covering many of his much-loved recordings and introducing tracks from his most recent successful country album ‘My Country Favourites’. With an excellent band and a powerful stage show this is a concert not to be missed.


THE KILKENNYS Fri 18 May | 8.00pm | £15.00 i The Kilkennys are at the very forefront of folk groups taking Irish music to the world. They have already proved to be a hit with Armagh audiences over recent years and their return will once again show why the reputation of this talented and energetic four-piece group continues to grow well beyond these shores. This show will take the audience on a journey through the Irish folk and ballad tradition, featuring many well-known ballads as well as new material. From songs of love to ballads of emigration, The Kilkennys will provide an unforgettable, energy-filled, toe-tapping and handclapping night of entertainment sprinkled with some of Ireland’s most prolific songs and ballads. This is your chance to experience the energy and passion of arguably one of Ireland’s finest international folk and ballad groups.


FAMILY FEVER BY SAM CREE Sat 19 May | 8.00pm | £11.00 | £9.00 [conc] i


THE SODA POPZ Sat 19 May | 8.00pm | £15.00 Fellas...slick your hair back, Ladies...put on your best red lippy and rock around the clock with Northern Ireland’s only 1950s/60s Rock n Roll band, The Soda Popz! This sensational seven piece band pays a memorable tribute to some of the best-loved hits from that fabulous era as well as giving some modern tunes a rock ‘n’ roll twist. Take a nostalgic trip back to the dance hall days with this action-packed, fully costumed, toe-tapping show which has been wowing audiences all over the country! Featuring the songs of Johnny Cash, Elvis, Buddy Holly, Connie Francis and much more, this two hour spectacular is guaranteed to get any audience dancing in the aisles. So put your glad rags on and take a trip down memory lane for an experience you’ll never forget! This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout.

For the Galbraith family, Christmas is quickly approaching and Alec Galbraith is finding the stress that comes with the season more heightened than usual. The birth of his first grandchild is fast approaching and he has to evacuate a mouse before it arrives; his rather naive and innocent neighbour and buddy, Willie, is requiring assistance in the purchase of a special ‘negligent’ for his wife’s Christmas present; and, as if that isn’t enough his own wife, Sadie is putting pressure on him to finish the decorations and have the house sitting perfectly before the arrival of Myra’s stuffy in-laws and a visit from cousin Maud, who still burns a candle for Alec. All this provides for mayhem and hilarious comedy in one of Sam Cree’s gems, brought to you by Stagehands, one of Northern Ireland’s leading amateur Dramatic Societies. Book your tickets for an evening you won’t want to miss only 31 weeks to Christmas - have you started preparing yet? Presented by one of Northern Ireland’s leading amateur theatre groups.


craft ARMAGH



10.30am - 5.00pm

CRAFT DEMONSTRATIONS | CRAFT WORKSHOPS | CRAFT STALLS Join us at the Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre for a full day of FREE creative craft demonstrations and hands on craft making opportunities with leading makers nationwide. This high quality event offers beautiful and affordable craft from new and established makers, fantastic demonstrations, craft food stalls, musical entertainment and much more.

DON’T MISS OUR FANTASTIC AND UNIQUE SELECTION OF WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS THROUGHOUT THE SPRING SEASON! A range of workshops are available in the adult programme suitable for 16+ and recommended for students studying Art and Design, Textiles, computer science and photography GCSE and AS/A Level.


BULGARIAN CULTURAL CONCERT Sat 26 May | 2.30pm | £10.00 | £5.00 [children] | Under 3 free i You are invited to celebrate the 24th Day Of Bulgarian Education, Culture & Slavonic Alphabet with an unforgettable concert of music and dance. Featuring Balkan Chili, who present authentic Bulgarian dance music from all regions of Bulgaria, including Dragni Dragney [Jura and Rodopa bagpipes, pipe, keyboard, drums], Petya Dragneva [singer, tambura], Lasko Laskov [accordion, clavier, drums]. The aim of the group is to preserve and recreate the authentic sound of Bulgarian national music, as presented in round dances in town squares and celebrations. Also featuring Basork, a ten-piece fusion group whose compositions are influenced by Irish, European, Balkan and Middle Eastern sounds. Brass, Strings and Woodwind combine with hints of jazz, funk and various traditional music. 

SUMMER NIGHT WITH THE STARS Thurs 31 May | 8.00pm | £20.00 i Join six of Ireland’s top country music stars all on one show for a terrific Summer Country Show, featuring legends Mick Flavin, John Hogan, Kathy Durkin, Trudi Lalor and the popular Cowboy Larry and Boxcar Brian who each will showcase their biggest hit songs in the company of the Keltic Storm band. If you like Country Music, then this is the show for you!


A DOLL’S HOUSE Fri 1 June | 8.00pm | £13.50 | £11.50 [conc] Following their first visit to The Market Place Theatre last October with a sold-out performance of ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’ Theatrical Niche Ltd return with a new adaptation of ‘A Doll’s House’ based on Henrik Ibsen’s classic tale. The Helmers are an iconic power couple. They excel at work, staying on top, they excel at excelling. But as his autobiography rolls out around Christmas, it seems there are a few things that Mr. Helmer may not have mentioned.



Working with leading Mental Health charities, Theatrical Niche Ltd use verbatim and emotive choreography to rocket Ibsen’s tale of identity and the break from oppression, into a modern re-telling.

Sat 2 June | 2.00pm | £9.00 | £40.00 [Family Of Five] i

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

Little Red Riding Hood is adventuring through the woods to visit her Granny, but somewhere along the way the Silly Billy Wolf is waiting. Find out why Granny is the coolest Granny in the world! Play games with Granny’s Crazy Cat! Meet the Lumberjack Bear!


This colourful, fast-paced, all-singing and dancing show is a fun and gentle re-telling of the classic fairy-tale of Little Red Riding Hood. Children will have great fun joining in on the action, singing songs, playing games and meeting some amazing characters in this original show, written especially for this touring spectacular.

With beautiful costumes, stunning stage sets and hilarious characters, making this a fun-packed show not to be missed!


ADRIAN KNIGHT HYPNOTIST SHOW Sat 2 June | 8.00pm | £12.00 i Master hypnotist Adrian Knight returns to The Market Place Theatre with a completely new show. Adrian holds the audience spellbound with his amazing demonstrations of mind reading and levitation, all with his hilarious use of hypnosis. With his magnetic personality and sharp sense of wit, you won’t know where the time went, or how on earth he did THAT! Expect to see and experience mind-blowing mentalism and, of course, hilarious hypnotism.



A Market Place Theatre Gift voucher makes an ideal present for a loved one, friend or colleague and is ideal for any occasion including that elusive Christmas or Birthday present. Gift Vouchers are available in any denomination and can be purchased from The Theatre Box Office.

POTTERY Sat 20 Jan | 10.00am - 4.00pm | £45.00 Release your inner potter with a Thomas Powell Pottery Workshop. During the workshop each prospective potter will get to throw on the potter’s wheel and will also decorate two mugs each with their own design, as well as trying their hand at other techniques including coiling and pulling handles. Participants will end the day with a selection of pots which Thomas will take back to his workshop to be glazed and fired in a kiln. The pots will be ready for collection from the Market Place Theatre a few weeks later. Materials are supplied, all you need to bring is suitable clothing for a day of pottery and a touch of creativity.

WORKSHOPS IMPORTANT NOTES FOR ADULT AND CHILDRENS’ WORKSHOPS Enrolment closes seven days prior to workshop date | A limited number of concession rate places for families totally dependent on state benefit are available for some of the workshops | 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 | Unless otherwise stated 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. All adult classes are suitable for Age 16+.

Max No: 6 | Suitable for novice potters or those with some experience | Tutor: Thomas Powell


FINDING YOUR WAY AROUND YOUR IPAD Sat 27 Jan | 10.00am - 4.00pm | £25.00 | £20.00 [CONC] New iPad? This workshop will lead you through the fundamentals, and the killer apps you’ll need to make the most of it. We’ll cover setting up your Apple account, as well as your email, security and general maintenance of your iPad. Learn how to use your iPad camera, and edit and organise photos as well as how to use iPad for everyday tasks, including the Dropbox, Evernote, Calendar, Notes and Reminder apps.

CREATIVE WRITING Thurs 25 Jan - 1 March [6 Weeks] | 7.00pm - 9.00pm £65.00 | £60.00 [CONC] This six-week Creative Writing course is for those who want to develop their creative writing skills. Looking at both fiction and non-fiction, we explore how to bring ideas and images to life. We examine ways of energising and structuring written language and how to develop character and plot. We also discuss how to avoid problems and pitfalls. Through supportive and constructive feedback, you will learn ways to draft and craft to make your own writing captivating. Mary Montague is a poet, fiction writer and essayist. She has authored two highly-praised collections of poetry and her work has been published in numerous anthologies and journals. Max No. 12 | Tutor: Mary Montague

We’ll be doing a quick tour of social media and communication apps such as Skype, Snapchat, Viber, Instagram and Facebook to make keeping in touch with friends and family, as well as sharing your photos and videos the easiest it has been yet! Please Note: This workshop is for iPad [Apple] tablets only. Please bring associated leads/chargers. The workshop will take place at the AmmA Centre adjacent to the Market Place Theatre Max No: 10 | Tutor: Orlaith Cullinane




Sat 27 Jan | 10.00am - 4.00pm | £55.00

Sat 3 Feb | 10.00am - 4.00pm | £30.00

Learn how to arm knit your very own super chunky blanket with experienced knitter and designer Agne Nazebetauskaite.You will be working with 2kg of super thick yarn [100% Acrylic]. You will learn how to cast on, knit stitch and cast off as well as weave in ends to create your bespoke designer blanket. Suitable for beginners as well experienced knitters.

Instead of spending a fortune on new furniture, learn how to revamp and upcycle your old furniture. In this workshop you will learn many different paint techniques, such as balloon printing, making your own chalk paint, crackle glaze, paint distressing, sponging, ragging and more. You will also learn how to decoupage.

Max No: 12 | Tutor: Agne Nazebetauskaite

Please bring along a small piece of furniture e.g. a stool, small table, or a picture frame, flower pot etc. to decorate. All other equipment and materials will be provided. Max No: 10 | Tutor: Wendy Porter


SILVER JEWELLERY MAKE A BESPOKE SILVER RING Sat 3 Feb | 10.00am - 4.00pm | £45.00 Create your own specially handcrafted piece of contemporary silver jewellery with silver jewellery designer Mary Murphy using traditional tools working with silver wire and sheet. You will learn techniques such as annealing and soldering using a torch, a jeweller’s mallet and mandrill to form and solder the silver into a ring. You will bring your piece to a high quality finish by filing, emerying and polishing under step-by-step

direction from Mary. By the end of the day you will have your very own contemporary silver ring to take home and wear with pride. All materials supplied please bring an apron or old shirt. Max No: 10 | Suitable for 16+ Tutor Mary Murphy

ACTIVE AGE SOCIAL DANCES Tuesday 6 Feb - Tues 27 Feb [4 weeks] | 11.00am - 1.00pm £15.00 for 4 weeks A weekly social dance class and gathering for men and women over the age of 50 regardless of ability. This is a relaxed and social class where you can meet with other people who have a love of dance or who just like to get active and have fun. Led by professional dance teacher Gerard Butler, you will be gently introduced to a range of dances over the 4 weeks

including barn dances, waltz, fox trot, jive, 2 hand dances, ceili and more. There will be plenty of breaks for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat too. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes for dancing. Tea/coffee and biscuits included. Max No: 25 | Tutor: Gerard Butler


REELROBICS Tues 6 Feb - Tues 27 Feb [4 weeks] 7.30pm - 8.30pm | £24.00

CAPTURING THE MOMENT: HOW TO TAKE A DECENT PHOTO Tues 6 Feb - Tues 27 Feb [4 weeks] | 6.30pm - 8.30pm | £42.00 & £37.00 [conc] A four-night photography course that will have you taking amazing pictures with any camera - smartphone, compact, SLR or Bridge. Learn the secrets of the Pros in an active and lively environment. Each week will look at a diffrent aspect of photography, which participants can then explore and experiment with in between classes. The first part of each class is devoted to reviewing the shots taken since the previous week. The second segment is aimed at the photography topic of the evening, while also teaching you the fundamental techniques of photography. The third and final part of each class

focuses on the computer side. We use fantastic free software [Windows and Mac] which organises your photos and gives you the ability to correct and edit your photos, create slide shows and upload them to print straight from the software. Please bring all associated leads for your camera to connect to a computer. The workshop will take place at the AmmA Centre adjacent to the Market Place Theatre. Workshops take place at The AmmA Centre adjacent to The Market Place Theatre. Max No: 10 | Suitable for 16+ Tutor: Orlaith Cullinane

ReelRobics is the original Irish dance fitness programme created by former Riverdancer and Irish dance teacher Christina McGrath Woods. ReelRobics is an exciting, new and innovative way to work out, combining traditional Irish dance steps with arm movements for a full body workout. This fresh new approach to exercise through Irish dance will tone and tighten, while having lots of fun at the same time. It can help you achieve that perfect dancer’s body you have always dreamed of! No previous dance experience of any kind is needed. WEAR COMFORTABLE LOOSE CLOTHING & TRAINERS, AND BRING A BOTTLE OF WATER AND SMALL TOWEL. Max No: 25 | Suitable for 16+ Tutor: Christina McGrath Woods TCRG


WRITING FOR FICTION Sat 10 Feb | 10.00am - 4.00pm | £18.00 & £14.00 [conc] This one-day workshop draws on the universal themes of story-telling to look at ways to build a world out of words. We will focus on timehonoured strategies that create narrative and hold a reader’s attention - description, plot, point-of-view, style, characterisation and dialogue. Inspiring class exercises will build your confidence and develop your own fictional voice. We will also discuss the craft of fiction and how to maintain the momentum required to continue writing in earnest.

BEAUTY ON A BUDGET & SPRING MAKE-UP APPLICATION Sat 10 Feb | 10.00am - 1.00pm | £13.00 Keeping up with the latest beauty products on the market can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Join tutor Wendy Porter who ran her own hair and beauty salon for 20 years and learn the secrets of the beauty industry on how to maintain your beauty and have a fabulous skin care routine without the price tag of expensive products. Wendy will also teach techniques and tips on how to apply natural looking make-up, perfect for this spring season, and how to choose the colours that suit you best. This is an interesting but light-hearted and fun class that will be the perfect girl’s afternoon out. All materials will be provided but feel free to bring some of your own make-up and you’ll be shown how to wear it. Max No: 12 | Suitable for 16+ | Tutor: Wendy Porter

Mary Montague is a poet, fiction writer and essayist. She has authored two highly-praised collections of poetry and her work has been published in numerous anthologies and journals. Max No. 12 | Tutor: Mary Montague


GET TO KNOW YOUR SLR OR BRIDGE CAMERA Sat 17 Feb | 10.00am - 4.00pm | £25.00 & £20.00 [conc] This course will introduce you to the world of digital SLR photography. Moving from a point and shoot digital camera to a digital SLR camera can be a daunting challenge. This course aims to make that transition a little easier. You will be introduced to the theory behind both how the camera works and how to manipulate the settings to get your desired effect. Topics that will be covered are photo composition, understanding light, ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Practical experiments will help illustrate the topics covered

FINGER CROCHET BASKETS Sat 17 Feb | 10.00am - 1.00pm | £35.00 Learn to crochet giant fluffy baskets with your fingers. Designer Agne Nazebetauskaite will guide you step by step through the design and stitches required and supply all you need to make this on-trend home accessory. You will be working with 1kg of super thick yarn [100% Acrylic]. Suitable for beginners as well as experienced crocheters. You will learn how to slipknot, foundation chain, double crochet, increase double crochet and slip stitch. Max No: 12 | Tutor: Agne Nazebetauskaite

and help to move you away from the automatic mode and onto some manual settings! Please note participants should bring with them all associated leads for their own camera to connect to a computer. The workshop will take place at the AmmA Centre adjacent to the Market Place Theatre Max No.10 | Suitable for 16+ Tutor: Orlaith Cullinane


WOODTURNING [ONE DAY INTRODUCTION] Sat 24 Feb | 10.00am - 4.00pm | £50.00 & £45.00 [Conc]

Experience an introduction to the craft of woodturning with tutor Jim Kelly during this one-day workshop. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and those with some woodturning experience. A lathe, a set of tools and safety equipment will be provided for use by each participant, to produce a range of completed wood turned pieces of work to take home. All materials, finishes etc. will be provided, however, participants should bring an overall/apron/old shirt to protect their clothes. THIS WORKSHOP IS SUITABLE FOR UP TO 2 WHEELCHAIR USERS OR THOSE WHO NEED TO BE SEATED. PLEASE INFORM THE BOX OFFICE AT THE TIME OF BOOKING IF YOU REQUIRE THIS FACILITY. Max No. 6 | Tutor: Jim Kelly

HAT COUTURE Sat 24 Feb | 10.00am - 4.00pm £30.00 Create your own bespoke occasion wear hat under the guidance of experienced milliner Brigin Fegan. Starting with a plain hat base you will begin to design your hat working with a range of contemporary fabrics, handmade flowers, decorative beads, colourful feathers, netting and on-trend accessories. You are guaranteed to leave with an eye catching, bespoke headpiece for your special occasion. Materials will be supplied, however if you would like to co-ordinate your hat with an outfit you can bring specific materials and accessories to work with. Max No: 12 | Tutor: Brigin Fegan


ADULT DANCE ARMAGH Thurs 1 March - 29 March [5 Weeks] 7.00pm - 8.00pm | £25.00

BEGINNERS PHOTOSHOP FOR BUSINESS & LEISURE Sat 3 March | 10.00am - 4.00pm | £25.00 | £20.00 [conc] A one-day workshop that will help you enhance your photos, create original art and designs, and realize your wildest visual ideas on screen and in print. Whether it’s flyers, posters, Christmas cards, business cards, t-shirts, logos & CD artwork, nearly everyone needs to create images to market their business, or enhance their hobbies, or sometimes just because you have a great idea for a picture. Photoshop is the industry standard software for designing unique, professional, quality images and graphics for any purpose.

Do you like dance? Do you have previous dance experience? Do you secretly fancy yourself as a bit of a dancer but have never quite had the opportunity to train? Due to its ongoing success, ‘Adult Dance Class Armagh’ is back at The Market Place Theatre. This dynamic class aims to cater for all levels of experience; for those who are new to dance, returning to Dance, or for those who feel a bit ‘rusty’ and want to get back into the swing of things! Each week participants can expect to sweat, stretch and groove their way through Lyrical, Jazz, Ballet and House Dance styles. Prepare to reignite, recover, or discover your passion and creativity and get fit. The class has been developed by seasoned performer, teacher & choreographer Anna McAllister. Variety, she believes, is the spice of life, and the key to an exciting class... Please bring along a small towel.  Max No. 25 | Tutor: Anna McAllister

Come armed with your ideas and this workshop will take you through the fundamentals of Photoshop while aiming to achieve your own individual project. Please bring some preferred images to use - these could be personal photos, magazine pics, or digital images. Other Images will be available to experiment with. Participants will need basic computer skills in order to get the best from this workshop. Workshop takesv place at The AmmA Centre adjacent to The Market Place Theatre. Max No: 10 Tutor: Orlaith Cullinane


EMPOWERMENT FOR WOMEN Sat 3 March | 10.00am - 1.00pm | £10.00 Come to this fun, informal workshop and realise your potential. You will learn relaxation techniques and how to handle stress, how to find your voice and stand up for yourself, positive thinking and how to become more confident. Max No: 12 Tutor: Wendy Porter

INTRODUCTION TO CAKE DECORATING Sat 10 March | 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 with an Easter theme using different cutters and modelling tools, you will perfect the finishing touches for 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. 10 | Tutor: Rosemary Hughes


NEEDLE FELTING Sat 24 March | 10.00am - 4.00pm | £30.00

MAKE MATCHING SILVER BRACELETS Sat 10 March | 10.00am - 2.00pm | £45.00 per couple ‘To the moon and back...’ with your nearest and dearest. Create something special together with someone close to your heart, in this ‘time out’ workshop with jewellery designer Mary Murphy, making matching original bracelets. Starting with a basic silver chain you will be guided step-by-step by Mary to create your own unique bracelets. You will be using pliers with sterling silver chain and silver wire to wire wrap silver charms, fresh water pearls and beads. With the option of texturing and stamping you can further personalise your bracelets before taking them home to wear with pride. A wonderful workshop for mothers and daughters to celebrate Mother’s Day, or simply friends, sisters, cousins to create a beautiful piece of matching jewellery together for that special lasting bond. Max No: 10 [5 couples] | Suitable for children aged 10+ with one adult Tutor: Mary Murphy

Learn to create your very own needle felted landscape under the guidance of full time textile artist Louisa Kelly. Working from a range of images or your own landscape images for inspiration and observation, Louisa will teach you both wet felting and needle felting techniques required to create your very own beautiful felted landscape to take home. All materials will be provided, but please feel free to bring images of your own to work from. Max No: 12 | Tutor: Louisa Kelly Suitable for 16+


EASTER FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS Sat 24 March | 10.00am - 1.00pm | £25.00 | £22.00 [conc]

SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS Sat 14 April - 2 June [8 weeks] | 10.00am - 12.00pm | £60.00 Get ready for Easter and create a beautiful, contemporary Easter floral arrangement with tutor Geraldine McCrory, in this relaxed enjoyable workshop. Using a range of spring flowers and foliage, you will learn techniques on how to create the perfect Easter floral arrangement for your home, embellished with seasonal accessories and toning colours. All floral materials will be provided however participants are encouraged to bring a pair of small wire cutters and sharp secateurs and wear an apron. Suitable for beginners and learners with some floral arranging experience. Max No: 16 | Tutor: Geraldine McCrory

Planning a holiday to Spain this summer, or simply interested in the language and the culture? Then come along and learn Spanish in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with native teacher Maria Lema Moreira. In this course you will learn how to introduce yourself, order food and drinks, buy bus and train tickets, ask for directions, shop for food and clothes, book a table at a restaurant and much more! Max No: 15 | Tutor: Maria Lema Moreira


GEL POLISH Sat 14 April | 10.00am - 4.00pm | £20.00 Gel kits to be purchased separately or ordered at time of booking Gel polish has become extremely popular these days, but can be very expensive to get done and maintained, so why not come and learn how to do it yourself and have professional looking nails ready for summer. In this popular workshop you will learn application of gel polish, gel infills, gel removal and gel nail art. No previous experience required. You will need a gel polish kit for this workshop, so if you don’t already have your own, you can order one when booking. The kit includes 1 UV gel

lamp, 1 nail dehydrator, 1 steel dual cuticle pusher, 1 emery board, 1 gel remover, 1 gel cleanser, 4 gel polishes, 1 base coat, 1 top coat. The kit costs £40.00 and needs to be ordered a minimum of 3 weeks before the workshop. You will need to bring a friend for a hand model and they can learn the techniques too! Max No: 8 | Suitable for 16+ Tutor: Wendy Porter

POTTERY Sat 21 April | 10.00am - 4.00pm | £45.00 Release your inner potter with a Thomas Powell Pottery Workshop. During the workshop each prospective potter will get to throw on the potter’s wheel and will also decorate two mugs each with their own design, as well as trying their hand at other techniques including coiling and pulling handles. Participants will end the day with a selection of pots which Thomas will take back to his workshop to be glazed and fired in a kiln. The pots will be ready for collection from The Market Place Theatre a few weeks later. Materials are supplied, all you need to bring is suitable clothing for a day of pottery and a touch of creativity. Max No: 6 | Suitable for novice potters or those with some experience | Tutor: Thomas Powell



WOODTURNING [2 DAY BEGINNERS COURSE] Fri 27 & Sat 28 April | 10.00am - 4.00pm | £75.00 | £65.00 [conc]

Sat 21 April | 2.00pm - 4.00pm | £20.00 Join multi award-winning makeup artist Stacey Kilpatrick in her exclusive makeup masterclass. This is the perfect afternoon to get dressed up with the girls and enjoy learning the tricks of the trade. Stacey will guide you with a series of demonstrations on how to achieve flawless skin, a natural day look and teach you the correct tools and techniques for application. [Please note this masterclass is for beginners]. Stacey will demonstrate make-up techniques and looks on a number of participants attending. Stacey is: UK Makeup Specialist 2016 at Professional Beauty Awards & Best Bridal Makeup Artist 2015 by Getting Married in NI Reader Awards. Max No: 30 Suitable for 16+ Stacey Kilpatrick

This 2-day course, with experienced tutor Eugene Grimley, is designed as an introduction to woodturning for those intending to take up the craft or those who want to try it before committing to buying equipment, tools etc. All aspects of woodturning will be covered including health and safety, the lathe, the tools and tool maintenance, selection of timber, etc. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and those with some woodturning experience. A lathe, set of tools and safety equipment will be provided for use by each participant to produce completed pieces of work to take home. All materials, finishes etc. will be provided, however, participants should bring an overall/apron/ old shirt to protect their clothes. THIS WORKSHOP IS SUITABLE FOR UP TO 2 WHEELCHAIR USERS OR THOSE WHO NEED TO BE SEATED. PLEASE INFORM THE BOX OFFICE AT THE TIME OF BOOKING IF YOU REQUIRE THIS FACILITY. Max No. 6 | Tutor: Eugene Grimley


WRITING YOUR WILD Sat 5 May | 10.00am - 4.00pm | £18.00 & £14.00 [conc] This rule-breaking one-day creative writing workshop encourages you to explore the untamed borders of your desires and fears. You will have the chance to express your inner voice and release the longsmothered cry of your wilderness. You’ll be supported in a friendly, safe environment to explore beyond comfort zones, liberate your language and free your ideas. To start prowling across the page, all you need is pen and paper, and a willingness to be wild! Beginners welcome. Mary Montague is a poet, fiction writer and essayist. She has authored two highly-praised collections of poetry and her work has been published in numerous anthologies and journals.

JIVING WITH GERARD BUTLER Thurs 3 May - 24 May [4 weeks] | 8.00pm - 9.15pm £10.00 or £35.00 for 4 weeks Love to Jive? Getting ready for the summer dance scene? Join professional Jiving instructor Gerard Butler at this 4 week course suitable for beginners or more experienced jivers who want to learn new steps and moves as well as keeping fit! Gerard has travelled all over the world passing on his dance talents and holds nine All Ireland titles for different styles of dance. For further enquiries contact Gerard Butler: | PAYMENT FOR JIVING LESSONS SHOULD BE MADE AT THE DOOR. Max No: 40 | Tutor: Gerard Butler | Booking Essential

Max No. 12 | Tutor: Mary Montague


PIN HOLE PHOTOGRAPHY Sat 12 May | 10.00am - 4.00pm | £30.00 This experimental and vibrant workshop is perfect for those with an interest in Photography. After a short introduction and history about pinhole photography you will make your own working pinhole camera from scratch using nothing but cardboard, tape and a piece of soda can! Once completed we’ll load it up with film and go out on a shoot. We will take care of the developing of the film and scan successful images which you will receive by disk through the post. Original negatives will be returned to each participant. No previous photography experience required.

ALL MATERIALS WILL BE SUPPLIED. Max no: 8 | Suitable for 16+ Tutor: Paul Eliasberg

NATURAL SOAP MAKING Sat 19 May | 10.00am - 12.30pm | £20.00 Learn how to make your own handmade soap using only natural ingredients and summer fragrances with tutors, Pamela Mawhinney and Irene Preston from local business Naturally Soap. Pamela and Irene will provide a short history of soap making followed by teaching you the ancient craft of soap making using the traditional cold process method. The basic skills taught will enable you to go home and make your own soap with ease. All materials will be provided, however it is recommended that attendees bring their own apron. Max No. 12 | Suitable for 18+ [chemical used will be only handled by tutors] | Tutors: Pamela Mawhinney & Irene Preston Naturally Soap


MANGA DOJO [COMIC BOOK ILLUSTRATION] Sat 3 Feb | 2.00pm - 4.00pm | £10.00 & £6.00 [conc] Learn the art of Japanese Manga Illustration and comic book design with artist Dwyer McKerr in this fun and expressive creative workshop. You will develop character design skills which you can use to create your own comic books, posters or expand your art and design skills to develop a portfolio or improve course work for participants studying Art and Design. All materials will be provided. Max No: 15 | Suitable for 12-16 yrs | Tutor: Dwyer McKerr

GRAFFITI CAPS - THICK AS THIEVES STREET WEAR & GRAFFITI CREW Sat 10 Feb | 11.00am - 12.30pm | £10.00 Design and apply your own street art to a custom snapback baseball cap with street wear brand Thick as Thieves graffiti artist Real1 and illustrator K9. Start by learning some lettering and then get busy using acrylic paint, aerosol paint and a colourful selection of paint markers to dress your cap to awesomeness. Use the freedom of your imagination and creativity to learn some interesting graffiti lettering and techniques. This workshop includes 30 minutes of graffiti lettering and techniques and 1-hour cap design. Max No: 10 | Suitable for age 7–12 Years Workshop by Thick as Thieves Street Wear & Graffiti Crew




Sat 10 March | 10.00am - 2.00pm | £45.00 per couple

Sat 24 March | 10.00am - 12.00pm £15.00

‘To the moon and back...’ with your nearest and dearest. Create something special together with someone close to your heart in this ‘time out’ workshop with jewellery designer Mary Murphy making matching original bracelets. Starting with a basic sterling silver chain you will be guided step-bystep by Mary to create your own unique bracelets. You will be using pliers with silver chain and silver wire to wire wrap silver charms, fresh water pearls and beads. With

the option of texturing and stamping you can further personalise your bracelets before taking them home to wear with pride. A wonderful workshop for mothers and daughters to celebrate Mother’s Day or simply friends, sisters, cousins to create a beautiful piece of matching jewellery together for that special lasting bond. Max No: 10 [5 couples] Suitable for children aged 10+ with one adult Tutor: Mary Murphy

Always wanted to be a mini chef? Love all the ‘Bake Off’ programmes on TV? This 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


LEGO ANIMATION Sat 14 April | 10.00am - 1.00pm | £15.00 Take a journey into the colourful world of Lego animation with this mini animation masterclass by Can Do Academy, which will teach you how to make a complete animated film on an iPad, including sound effects visual effects, and planning your film. You will receive a copy of your animation to take home to WOW your family and friends. Participants should bring a snack and drink. Max No: 14 | Suitable for age 8-12 years | Tutor: Can Do Academy

WEE WONDERS SESSIONS Sat 21 April | 10.30am–1.00pm | 0-7 years £6.00 per child [accompanying adult FREE] Join puppets Wendy & Will Wonder for a session jam packed with singing, signing, games, stories, activities as well as craft for you to take home. Parents will enjoy participating with, and observing their wee wonder as they enter our exciting world of imaginative play and discovery. Max No: 20 | Tutors: Wee Wonders


USFOLK - CONTEMPORARY ILLUSTRATION Fri 8 Dec – Sat 20 Jan | FOYER WALLS UsFolk Northern Ireland’s first and only illustration agency exhibits a collection of new and contemporary illustrations at the Market Place Gallery for the first time. Featuring 20 local and 7 international illustrators working in a diverse selection of styles specialising in Editorial, Commercial and Children’s book illustration, the agency features the best contemporary illustration from Belfast and Beyond. Since the launch of UsFolk in April 2017 the company has worked with the World Today, Clondalkin Museum, Culture Night Belfast, The MAC and Blackstaff Press.




Fri 2 Feb - Thurs 1 March | GALLERY

The project explores life in four cities that have been divided by segregation or security barriers. It commences in Belfast in 1973 and continues to the present, contrasting the experiences in Berlin at the fall of the wall [1989], Jerusalem [-1991] and Nicosia [2015-16]. It documents ordinary lives after a rupture of the social fabric and investigates how ordinary people transform their environment in a positive response to exceptional circumstances.

‘The Citizens Wallpaper’ consists of citizens’ journalism and photojournalism. The project engages communities in a visual representation of their traditions and cultures that produces an everexpanding dialogue. It reflects diversity in a positive and respectful way. ‘The Citizens Wallpaper’ commenced in 2012 and will finish by 2021. When it is completed the innovative illustrated narrative will comprise a 65 metre long canvas that reflects on contemporary culture, tradition, citizenship and identity from the Atlantic Ocean to the Irish Sea.

Fri 2 Feb - Thurs 1 March | FOYER WALLS

Martin Nangle is an award-winning photojournalist. Martin worked for national and international media during the Northern Ireland conflict from 1977 till 1989. After his assignment to cover the fall of the Berlin Wall he was seconded to Associated Press. Locations included Jerusalem, Damascus, Kuwait, Iraq, Cairo and later the Balkans. He documented culture and society during the early years of post-Communism and the secessionist Wars in Yugoslavia.


PORTRAIT OF A CENTURY: KIM HAUGHTON Mon 12 March - 5 May | GALLERY & FOYER WALLS Portrait of a Century is a visual time capsule made up of people who are threaded together through a shared language, culture and nationhood. Each image in the series represents the birth year of the sitter and spans a hundred-year time-period from 1916 to 2015. Created over two years from 2015 on, photographer Kim Haughton found her sitters in London, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and across the Island of Ireland. Beyond the colour of their skin or the texture of their clothing, many of the portraits reveal something deeper than just the people in them. Exploring themes of nationhood, identity and time, the work is a photographic representation of a nation reflected in those who have shaped it in some way. ‘Portrait Of A Century’ will exhibit at The Market Place Gallery as part of the Home Of Saint Patrick Festival Armagh & Down 2018. Kim Haughton completed her MA at London University of Arts. From Dublin, she was named as an Irish photographer to watch by 2015 by TIME magazine who described her work as ‘at once sparse and textured’. She spent the early part of her career as a photojournalist covering post-conflict humanitarian issues around the globe. Her work has been exhibited in London, New York and at the Gallery of Photography and Solomon Fine Art Gallery in Dublin. Her pictures appear in publications worldwide including The Financial Times, Der Spiegel and Vanity Fair. Portrait of a Century is her first monograph.


THE ART OF CRAFT EXHIBITION 2018 - CAROLINE GETTY Fri 18 May - Sat 14 July | GALLERY Since graduating in 2016, Caroline Getty has continued to create mixed media sculptural work from her studio on the North Coast of Ireland. Combing ceramics with soft materials such as paper and fabric Caroline creates objects which when fused together create one almighty bond.

Her latest work will incorporate linen within the ceramic form, portraying an echoing statement symbolising our cultural history. Using cool and tonal colours give the objects a cold and tense approach, depicting a resemblance to past memories; stronger colours present a more evident awareness as we look to the future.



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.


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.

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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 1830

Once purchased, your ticket is your property. The Market Place Theatre cannot refund its value to you, nor exchange it for any other ticket under any circumstances. If you cannot attend the performance for any reason, you have the option of selling or giving your ticket to another person. Where a performance goes ahead we accept no responsibility for tickets that are unable to be used due to circumstances outside of our control, for example bad weather and transport difficulties.



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.

Detailed directions to the theatre and a map showing parking and directions can be viewed on our website


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 six 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.


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.

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THE PERFECT VENUE FOR MEETINGS, CONFERENCES & EVENTS Located in the heart of Armagh’s glorious Georgian City Centre, the award-winning Market Place Theatre, Arts & Conference Centre combines stunning modern facilities with outstanding customer service and a warm Armagh welcome. • • • • •


028 3752 1820

Navan Centre & Fort, Armagh... A fun filled family adventure uncovering the history of one of Ireland’s most important archaeological sites, Emain Macha. Experience the fabulous Navan Centre & Fort this Summer and create memories which will last a lifetime. The exhibition beautifully tells the history and archaeology of the famous Navan Fort. With living history interpretation visitors are transported to life with the Celts in a traditional Iron Age Dwelling. Try your hand at cooking, weaving and weaponry. Finally, take a walk, along the Ecology Trail to the Navan Fort to explore where myth and reality meet.

For further details please contact: Navan Centre & Fort, 81 Killylea Road, Armagh. BT60 4LD t: +44 [0] 28 3752 9644 | e:



F.E. MCWILLIAM GALLERY + 44 (0)28 4062 3322

9 DECEMBER 2017 – 17 FEBRUARY 2018 Self-Reflections 40 Years of Banbridge Art Club in collaboration with the National Self-Portrait Collection, University of Limerick. This exhibition focusing on self-portraiture celebrates the 40th anniversary of the founding of Banbridge Art Club. 3 MARCH – 19 MAY 2018 Mark Shields: The Inaccessible Land A new body of work from this well-known Northern Irish artist.

ARMAGH COUNTY MUSEUM + 44 (0)28 3752 3070

The oldest county museum in Ireland is set in Armagh’s beautiful Georgian tree lined Mall. Located near the centre of St Patrick’s cathedral city, a visit to Armagh County Museum is the ideal way to explore the history of county Armagh. Its collections capture centuries of stories relating to the people who lived, worked and had connections with this famous city and historic county.


PRE-ORDER YOUR INTERVAL DRINKS You can pre-order your interval drinks at any of our bars before the performance to avoid queuing at the interval. Our bars serve a wide range of beers, spirits, wines and soft drinks. +44 (0)28 3752 1828



Market Place Theatre Brochure, January 2018 - May 2018  
Market Place Theatre Brochure, January 2018 - May 2018