The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh SEASON BROCHURE SEPT - DEC 2022 visitarmagh.com/marketplacetheatre Box Office: 03300 561 025 /marketplacearmagh | @mptarmagh
SEASON AT A GLANCE SEPTEMBER One Way To Broadway The Border Game Film Screening: Julie & Julia The Kilkennys In Concert The Trial Of The Gaelic Lords Of Ulster Knot Again starring Conal Gallen Film Screening: Seven Brides For Seven Brothers Kevin McAleer - Why Am I Here Glengarry Glen Ross John Spillane Green & Blue Paddy Raff: Look Who’s Raffling Robert Vincent & Jesse Terry Tea In A China Cup The Many Faces of Jimmy Buckley On Tour Jack Warnock Des Bishop: Mia Mamma
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The Hilltoppers’ Reunion Beyond The Horizon All Shook Up Katey Brooks Anthony Toner Bridesmaids Of Northern Ireland Cara Dillon Simon & Garfunkel: Through The Years Championship Of Ireland Bands Contest Thaw Paddy McDonnell - On The Tools 2: Tool Harder The Ghost Of A Smile Impact The Sound Of Musicals The Bjorn Identity
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NOVEMBER Remembrance Concert Film Screening: On The Town Sorry For Your Loss An Evening of Words and Music Horslips in Conversation With Ralph McLean Louise Kennedy in Conversation with Nuala McKeever Daragh Carville & Jo Baker In Conversation Cash Returns A Night With The Country Stars Don Vappie & Jazz Creole After Melissa Nutcracker Sweeties The Pat McManus Band The Legend Of Luke Kelly They Danced When The Musicians Played Dirtbirds - No Filter Patrick Kielty - Borderline
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Cinderella Brian Finnegan & The Hunger Of The Skin Talon: Best Of The Eagles Advent Event A Christmas Carol Fairytale Of New York Mary Coughlan In Concert Cantilena At Christmas Film Screening: White Christmas Christmas Country Showtime Neil Delamere
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MARKET PLACE THEATRE LOYALTY CARD We reward our most loyal customers too with The Market Place Theatre Loyalty Card with year-round special offers and promotions. GROUP DISCOUNTS For certain performances for groups of 10+ the 11th ticket is offered free. Enquire at box office when booking STUDENT STAND-BY TICKETS A limited number of student standby tickets will be available for £5.00 on the week of a show. These are subject to availability. Enquire at box office for details.
£5 SEATS A number of seats will be available for £5.00 for people and families totally dependent on state benefit. Shows marked R in our brochure are included in this scheme. SOCIAL MEDIA OFFERS Like Our Facebook Page f /marketplacearmagh or Follow Us On Twitter t @mptarmagh and get £2.50 off your next booking. One time offer only.
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ENJOY EATING IN AN AWARD-WINNING RESTAURANT BEFORE THE SHOW Armagh is Northern Ireland’s ‘Food Heartland’. Passionate producers, quality artisan creators, and award-winning chefs are transforming Armagh into a gourmet hub and are fast gaining a tasty reputation. The Market Place Theatre has teamed up with this long line of award-winning restaurants to offer a great dining experience before the show. ULURU BAR & GRILL 3-5 Market Street, Armagh BT61 7BW Open from Wednesday to Sunday, Uluru Bar & Grill is a casual dining restaurant which offers theatregoers the chance to savour superb food with an Australian | Asian authentic twist.
FRIARY RESTAURANT AT ARMAGH CITY HOTEL 2 Friary Road, Armagh BT60 4FR
MULBERRY BISTRO 6 Cathedral Road, Armagh BT61 7PX
From traditional tastes to exciting new flavours, the Armagh City Hotel offers a range of dining options to suit all tastes. The Friary Restaurant; open Friday and Saturday evenings, and Sunday lunchtime, offers an intimate atmosphere and plenty of food for thought, whilst our Callan Lounge; open daily from lunchtime to late evening, offers secluded corners, a cosy fire and a relaxing atmosphere.
Located opposite the stunning Saint Patrick’s Cathedral [Roman Catholic], the award winning Mulberry Bistro offers picturesque scenery accompanied by exceptional cuisine. Open for breakfast and lunch everyday, as well as evening dining every Friday and Saturday night.
All this plus the hotel’s Deli, also open daily, available for those wanting a snack or lighter meal. Using the finest local produce and the latest international techniques, our Award Winning Chefs have designed mouthwatering food to suit all tastes.
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CHARLEMONT ARMS HOTEL 57-65 English Street, Armagh BT61 7LB Situated a five-minute walk from the theatre with customer parking for diners, The Charlemont Arms continues to serve the finest of local seasonal produce. Food served daily: Lunchtime [12noon-2.30pm], and evenings [5.00pm - 8.00pm]. Booking is essential. Visit our Facebook page to see our latest offers. p 028 3752 2028 e email@example.com
EMBERS RESTAURANT 7 Market St, Armagh BT61 7BW The perfect destination in Armagh for an affordable, relaxed, casual dining experience. Embers is located only 50 metres away from The Market Place, so is the ideal venue to start your night at the theatre. Owned by husband & wife, John & Sarah Murray, this family run business serves great local produce at affordable everyday prices but without compromising on quality or service. The restaurant is fully licensed with a brand new cocktail menu. Early bird and à la carte menu with fresh daily specials available. Booking is advised for pre-theatre dining. p 028 3751 8544 e firstname.lastname@example.org
7 TONI’S BAR & GRILL 13 Lower English Street, Armagh, BT61 7LJ Situated at the Shambles Quarter, Toni’s Bar and Grill assures quality ingredients using simple and trusted methods of cooking. p 07594 851 558 f /TonisBarAndGrillArmagh THE PARKLAND ARMAGH 7 Newry Road, Armagh, BT60 1EN The Parkland is situated at the County Armagh Golf Club with views overlooking the Cathedral City. Talented local chefs bring the best of casual and fine dining to the heart of the city sourcing the finest ingredients from nearby farmers and producers. p 07513 693 114
DANTE’S ARMAGH 81 Upper English Street, Armagh Dante’s Armagh serve up fresh Stone Baked Pizza, Stacked Burgers, Traditional Pasta, Loaded Sides and Refreshing Cocktails. A short walk from The Market Place Theatre with dining available from 5pm Tuesday to Sunday. A perfect start to your night out at the Market Place. Bring your tickets along to receive a 10% discount on show nights. p 028 3752 6979 KEEGANS BAR AND BISTRO 48 Irish Street, Armagh BT61 7EP Offering a unique dining experience. Relax and soak in the atmosphere while enjoying delicious freshly prepared food with a varying menu to accommodate all tastes and prices to suit all pockets. We regularly offer a two or three course meal deal which is a big hit with locals and visitors alike. You can choose to dine in our traditional bar area or move through to our newly opened dining area. Serving food Wednesday - Sunday 12-9pm p 028 3751 7673 e email@example.com
AUTISM IMPACT AWARD Here at The Market Place Theatre, we’re delighted to be able to announce that we’ve received the Autism Impact Award in association with Autism NI. The award is in recognition of staff training and recent improvements at The Market Place, made to enhance the experience of visitors with autism. A range of adjustments include relaxed performances to reduce anxiety and provide a less stressful experience, a chill-out area to take a break during performances, and a pre-visit guide and virtual tour to view the building before your visit. Please contact the Box Office for further details.
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ONE WAY TO BROADWAY Sat 3 Sept | 8.00pm | £10.00 i
Bright lights, big city, there’s no place in the world quite like Broadway! And now, Building Bridges Community Arts Theatre are bringing you their exclusive celebration of musicals. Forget the hassle of having to pack a bag or get on a plane, we will bring you all the magic of the much-loved musicals, in a concert that is even bigger and better than ever before. Join host, local comedian Sean Hegarty, as our cast of local singers and dancers bring the best of musical theatre to your doorstep. With twenty-five different numbers from twenty-five different musicals, you’re sure to be ‘defying gravity’ after a night with us! So, make like ‘Greased Lightning’ and come along for the ride. Whether it’s a ‘Cell Block Tango’ or a ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, we promise you won’t be disappointed! Presented by one of Northern Ireland’s leading amateur theatre groups. Suitable for families but contains mild to moderate language and references to adult themes throughout.
PRIME CUT PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS
THE BORDER GAME Wed 7 Sept | 8.00pm | £15.00 | £13.00 [conc] On a farm on the border, a fence needs repair after being destroyed by vandals. When Sinead finds Henry hungover in her field, she ropes him in to help. But re-building a fence is more complicated than it seems. What begins as a simple task soon turns to talk of their past, a reliving of old memories, and a relentless competition to come out on top.
The critically acclaimed ‘The Border Game’ from the award-winning writers Michael Patrick and Oisín Kearney [My Left Nut and The Alternative], is a timely and powerful reflection on 100 years of the border and how it has impacted those who live along it. Inspired by 100 testimonies collected by the writers from real people living across the 300-miles of the border. This event contains some strong language and is recommended for age 12+.
POWERFUL, MOVING AND HONOURABLE THE GUARDIAN
JULIE & JULIA Thurs 8 Sept | 7.00pm | £12.00 Dir: Nora Ephron | 2009 118 Mins | Certificate 12 A culinary legend provides a frustrated office worker with a new recipe for life in ‘Julie & Julia’, the true story of how Julia Child’s [Meryl Streep] life and cookbook inspired fledgling writer Julie Powell [Amy Adams] to whip up 524 recipes in 365 days and introduce a new generation to the magic of French cooking. Stanley Tucci co-stars in Director Nora Ephron’s delicious comedy about joy, obsession and butter. To complement the film, enjoy a small plate of two desserts that Julia herself would have been proud to bake! Bon appétit! This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, cabaret-style seating layout.
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DMC PROMOTIONS PRESENTS
THE KILKENNYS IN CONCERT Thurs 8 Sept | 8.00pm | £18.00 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 northern audiences over recent years and their return will once again show why the reputation of this talented and energetic fourpiece group continues to grow well beyond these shores.
Following worldwide tours, this show will take the audience on a journey through the Irish folk and ballad tradition. It will feature many wellknown ballads as well as new material from The Kilkennys that continues the centuries-old Irish bardic tradition. From songs of love to ballads of emigration, The Kilkennys will provide an unforgettable, energy-filled, toetapping and hand-clapping night of entertainment, sprinkled with some of Ireland’s most prolific songs and ballads. This show featuring one of Ireland’s most accomplished four-piece international ballad groups is not to be missed.
NEWPOINT PLAYERS PRESENT
CONAL GALLEN PRESENTS
THE TRIAL OF THE GAELIC LORDS OF ULSTER IN THE COURT OF HISTORY
KNOT AGAIN STARRING CONAL GALLEN Fri 9 - Sat 10 Sept 8.00pm | £24.00 i It’s the hilarious brand-new comedy play, written by Conal Gallen and his son Rory.
Fri 9 Sept | 8.00pm £14.00 | £12.00 [conc] In this political and historical fantasy, Con O’Neill, the last Gaelic Lord of east Belfast, is called from the grave to answer the charge that he and his fellow chiefs, including Hugh O’Neill and Rory O’Donnell, betrayed Ulster and her people. The prosecutor is Thomas D’Arcy McGee [1825-1868], failed Irish rebel, British loyalist and founding father of Canada. The defence lawyer is John Mitchel [1815 1875], an unrepentant physical force Irish republican, American Confederate and supporter of slavery. During the trial, Sir Arthur Chichester is called as a witness for the prosecution.
Con’s feisty wife, Éilís, who planned his escape from Carrickfergus castle, and the gallows, is a witness for the defence. As in Anthony Russell’s other trial plays there is no fourth wall, the audience is the jury, and all are expected to vote guilty or not guilty only on the evidence presented. Presented by one of Northern Ireland’s leading amateur theatre groups. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout.
Are you ready for the wedding of the year? Nothing goes as planned, as Bridie convinces her hapless husband Willie to renew their wedding vows in the hope that she will get a whole new kitchen! The comedy and confusion will keep you in stitches! Fr. Big Mad Micky O’Reilly, Betty Head and her son, Dick all make a welcome return, along with some new and old guests! Early booking is strongly advised.
SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS [DEMENTIA FRIENDLY SCREENING]
Thurs 15 Sept | 11.00am | £3.00 [includes tea/coffee & biscuits] Dir: Stanley Donen | 1954 | 98 Mins | Certificate U Vintage MGM musical starring Howard Keel as Adam Pontabee, a recently married rancher who brings his bride Milly [Jane Powell] back to live on the ranch with him and his six unruly brothers. Shocked at their bad manners, Milly begins to coach the boys in the ways of polite society and accidentally leads them on an unconventional path to marriage themselves! Includes the fabulous songs ‘Bless Your Beautiful Hide’ and ‘Lonesome Polecat’. Our dementia friendly screenings are open to all, but have been tailored with care, attention and insight to be accessible for people living with dementia. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, cabaret style seating layout.
KEVIN MCALEER - WHY AM I HERE
THIS IS COMEDY OF A RARE SCOPE
Fri 16 Sept | 8.00pm | £20.00 Kevin McAleer’s ‘boring Uncle Colm’ persona in Derry Girls has brought a whole new wave of followers to his latest live show, where they are fast discovering what the regulars have known for years - the Tyrone space cadet’s legendary command of language, timing and delivery remains razor sharp, and his timeless brand of pure balderdash is funnier than ever. In ‘Why Am I Here’, McAleer asks the big questions and comes up with some deeply stupid answers. You mightn’t learn the meaning of life, but you definitely won’t be bored. Recommended for age 16+.
STAND-UP COMEDY’S COOLEST CUSTOMER TELEGRAPH
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IN BLOOM AGENCY PRESENTS
Sat 17 Sept | 8.00pm | £15.00
Sat 17 Sept | 8.00pm | £15.00
Widely considered one of David Mamet’s greatest works, ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ won the Pulitzer Prize in 1984, before being released in cinemas worldwide, starring Hollywood greats like Jack Lemmon and Al Pacino.
John Spillane is a musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller, poet and dreamer. Rooted in people, place and story, his music transports the listener, and his live performances captivate audiences around the world.
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS
The action takes place over two days in the lives of four desperate Chicago real estate agents, who are prepared to engage in any number of unethical, illegal acts - from lies and flattery to bribery, threats, intimidation and burglary - to sell undesirable real estate to unwitting prospective buyers. This gripping piece of theatre has continued to thrill audiences around the world for over three decades, being nominated for four Tony awards including Best Play, Best Director, and two Best Featured Actor nominations. Contains occasional strong language, recommended for age 16+. Presented by one of Northern Ireland’s leading amateur theatre groups.
As an artist his music appeals to listeners across many genres and generations. His vocal style has a unique almost sean-nós like quality and his performances shimmer with the magic realism that permeates many of his songs. John has the ability to charm, mesmerise and entertain in equal measure. John’s music is inspired by and encapsulates Irish traditional music in its contemporary form - a reflection of Ireland today. A two-time Meteor Award winner for Best Folk/Trad act, John is one of the most accomplished songwriters in Ireland. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, cabaretstyle seating layout.
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PADDY RAFF: LOOK WHO’S RAFFLING Thurs 22 Sept | 8.00pm | £16.00 KABOSH PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS
GREEN & BLUE Wed 21 Sept | 8.00pm | £15.00 | £13.00 [conc] The award-winning ‘Green & Blue’ explores the painful and humorous realities faced by the individuals who patrolled the border during the height of the conflict. An officer from the Royal Ulster Constabulary in his green uniform, and Eddie from An Garda Síochána, resplendent in blue, communicate via crackly radios until an explosive incident forces them to meet across a field only farmers know the location of. Focusing on what it’s like to be hunted when you’re protecting a man-made line on the ground, the play looks at the societal and human cost of borders. ‘Green & Blue’ is based on reallife interviews with former serving officers. Winner of The Lustrum Award for Best Theatrical Moment at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe.
PROFOUND & POLITICALLY CHARGED THE STAGE
Fresh from his record-breaking five-night sell-out run at the SSE Arena, award-winning comedy writer and stand-up comedian Paddy Raff, is going on tour across Northern Ireland and beyond with his brandnew show ‘Look Who’s Raffling’, featuring his own brand of musical and observational comedy for a night full of laughter, with a guest appearance from his infamous alter-ego Nigel. Since beginning his stand-up career in 2018, Paddy has become one of the biggest selling comedians in Ireland. Having been dubbed the ‘comedy king of the Coronavirus lockdown’ by the Irish Times, Paddy’s eponymous sketch show was commissioned by BBC Northern Ireland, garnering huge success resulting in a Celtic Media Festival ‘Best Comedy’ award, an RTS NI award nomination, and a second series of ‘The Paddy Raff Show’. Recommended for age 16+ as may contain material some people could find offensive.
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BUILDING BRIDGES COMMUNITY ARTS THEATRE PRESENTS
Fri 23 Sept | 8.00pm | £14.00
Sat 24 Sept | 8.00pm | £10.00 £5.00 [conc for GCSE | A-Level students] i
ROBERT VINCENT & JESSE TERRY
TEA IN A CHINA CUP
Following their highly successful run of ‘The Sound of Music’, Building Bridges Community Arts Theatre are back with their production of ‘Tea In A China Cup’ by Christina Reid. First produced by The Lyric Theatre in 1983, ‘Tea In A China Cup’ tells the story of three generations of workingclass, Protestant women from Belfast, in the days surrounding the 12th of July. Liverpool’s multi-award-winning Robert Vincent is one of the most acclaimed voices on the UK Americana scene. 2020 saw the release of his album ‘In This Town You’re Owned’, which received critical acclaim in the UK, Europe and the US, and saw Vincent voted as ‘UK Artist of The Year’ and the album as ‘UK Album of The Year’ by the readers of Americana UK magazine. Whatever magic potion the troubadours in Laurel Canyon were sipping in 1971, Jesse Terry has managed to track it down and take a deep gulp. Now on his seventh album, ‘When We Wander’, Terry performs his beautifully crafted songs to around 150 audiences a year. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, cabaret-style seating layout.
IT IS EASY TO COMPARE TERRY’S HERITAGE AND STORYTELLING TO THAT OF JACKSON BROWNE, JAMES TAYLOR OR BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN. A SYMPHONIC DELIGHT FOR THE HEART AND SOUL. AMERICANA UK 9/10 VINCENT…SHOULD BECOME THE FIRST UK AMERICANA ACT TO BREAK THROUGH IN THE GENRE STATESIDE ROLLING STONE
Set against the backdrop of a divided and troubled Northern Ireland, ‘Tea In A China Cup’ focuses on an unlikely friendship between two working class girls from different religious backgrounds. This play challenges the entrenched negative prejudices in Northern Ireland with humour and heart. You will laugh, cry and ultimately ask yourself, “Can we ever truly move forwards together, if we don’t let go of the past?” ‘Tea in a China Cup’ is a set text on the CCEA GCSE Drama syllabus. Presented by one of Northern Ireland’s leading amateur theatre groups.
J&C PROMOTIONS PRESENTS
THE MANY FACES OF JIMMY BUCKLEY ON TOUR Wed 28 Sept | 8.00pm | £22.50 i Jimmy Buckley is without a doubt one of Ireland’s best-loved and most respected performers.
MIDDLE AISLE PRESENTS
Thurs 29 Sept | 8.00pm | £14.00 Jack Warnock is a multiinstrumentalist and singer from Maghera, Co. Derry. Guitarist, pianist, vocalist in the traditional groups Cóiriú and Meargánta, Jack has performed in prestigious locations such as the National Concert Hall in Dublin and at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
As a solo artist, Jack won the An Ré Nua competition in the leadup to Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in 2013, the 2018 Senior Accompaniment Competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, and was nominated for the prestigious BBC Young Folk Award that same year. Jack will be accompanied by Archie Churchill-Moss on accordion and Toby Shaer on fiddle, flutes and whistles. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, cabaret-style seating layout.
Jimmy has enjoyed many years at the top of his profession and has received numerous awards including the prestigious Entertainer of the Year in the RTÉ music awards, and he has also been regularly featured at The Annual Sunday World Awards. Jimmy possesses a very rare talent, not only as a phenomenal singer but also as a hilarious mimic of other major stars, and he will be bringing this on tour with him. Jimmy’s show contains a wide variety of material; country, big ballads and tribute medleys to the greats of country music, including Hank Williams and Charley Pride. Along with his magnificent band, Jimmy will entertain you superbly and looks forward to meeting friends old and new.
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DES BISHOP: MIA MAMMA Fri 30 Sept | 8.00pm | £20.00 I am often asked “where do you get your material from?” The truth is really that I try to see the funny in everything. My mother died in March 2019 and of course it was sad, and grief can be tough sometimes, but I saw a lot of funny in that too. Since death comes to us all and grief is something most of us will experience, I thought there must be plenty of people who would like that funny to be shared. Also, I did a show about my Dad being sick back in 2010 and I couldn’t face my mother in the afterlife because I know her first question would be “Your Father got a show, how come I didn’t get one?” I think it’s tougher to lose your mum. My Dad was best supporting actor. My mother was the actress in a leading role. You are never ready when the star of the show dies. So, this is a show about my mother. It’s a show about motherhood and sacrifice, anxiety and grief, the mistakes you make as a mother and a son, and the hard road to forgiveness, and finally it’s about loss, grief and the chaos that surrounds it. Where do I get my material from? Life and death! Recommended for age 16+ as may contain material some people could find offensive.
THE HILLTOPPERS’ REUNION Sat 1 Oct | 8.00pm | Free i Take me back to where it all began! Come along and catch up with friends from The Hill, Drumsill, Chestnut and The Northern Bar. This evening will feature DJ sets with Mod, Ska, 80’s and 90’s music, and will take place in the relaxed surroundings of The Market Place Bar.
JOHN FITZSIMONS PRESENTS
BEYOND THE HORIZON
Sat 1 Oct | 8.00pm | £25.00
After their complete sell-out performance in 2021, Beyond The Horizon return to the Market Place Theatre. This incredible band are back with a new show, amazing lighting and production, and some iconic set-list additions for the Pink Floyd fans who attended their first shows. Playing songs from the psychedelia of the ‘60s through to The Division Bell, and all performed by a talented band of lifelong Pink Floyd fans with our own amazing theatre laser and video show.
BANBRIDGE MUSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS
ALL SHOOK UP
Wed 5 - Sat 8 Oct | 8.00pm | £18.00 | £16.00 [conc] i Award-winning Banbridge Musical Society make their debut at The Market Place with ‘All Shook Up’, a musical comedy by Joe DiPietro, comprising an entire score created from the works of Elvis Presley. It’s 1955 and into a very square little state rides a guitar-playing young man who changes everything and everyone he meets. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’, this hilarious hip-swivelling, lip-curling musical fantasy will have you jumping out of your Blue Suede Shoes with such classics as ‘Heartbreak Hotel’, ‘Hound Dog’, ‘Jailhouse Rock’, ‘Love Me Tender’ and ‘Don’t Be Cruel’. So, come on everybody and let yourself go! Presented by one of Northern Ireland’s leading amateur theatre groups. ‘ALL SHOOK UP’ is presented through special arrangement with and all authorised performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW), 122-124 Regent Street, 5th floor, London W1B 5SA. www.theatricalrights.co.uk | ‘Inspired by and featuring the songs of ELVIS PRESLEY ®️ Book by JOE DIPIETRO’.
ROBAR MUSIC LTD PRESENTS
KATEY BROOKS Thurs 6 Oct | 8.00pm | £14.00 Katey Brooks is a rebellious artist who resists formula. The powerful songstress defies easy classification, with a sound blending folk, soul, blues and Americana. Her versatility has become one of her biggest assets when lending her voice to different genres and moods. A devastating songwriting talent she is simply ‘not to be missed’ [Time Out].
ANTHONY TONER Sat 8 Oct | 8.00pm | £15.00 Anthony Toner returns to The Market Place for an intimate evening of songs and stories, fresh from the release of two brand new albums in 2022. ‘Emperor’ is a completely acoustic collection, revisiting favourite songs from his back catalogue, including ‘Sailortown’, ‘The Road to Fivemiletown’, ‘Well Well Well’ and many more. New release, ‘The Book of Absolution’ continues where the hugely popular album ‘Ink’ left off, featuring personal songs full of insights about the human condition that never fail to strike a chord with listeners.
Between songs, Anthony always shares some hilarious and insightful stories from the road, and is also one of Northern Ireland’s finest guitarists. As one audience member recently commented after an Anthony show, “It was like experiencing a series of beautiful short films”. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, cabaret-style seating layout.
Her haunting ethereal sound on the 2016 ‘I Fought Lovers’ EP received an enthusiastic reception from radio stations around the UK and internationally, including BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music and CBC Canada and her most recent album ‘Revolute’ was released in 2019 to huge critical acclaim across the world including a ‘Best Album of the Year’ credit from music magazine Popdust. Brooks’ vocals have featured on records with Queen’s Brian May, The Rolling Stones’ Bill Wyman, Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason and Paloma Faith. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, cabaret-style seating layout.
UNIQUE GRAVITY PRESENTS
CARA DILLON Thurs 13 Oct | 8.00pm | £24.00 Cara Dillon occupies an enviable position at the very top of her genre. This extraordinary Irish singer has been captivating audiences and achieving exceptional acclaim for over 20 years. She has [according to Mojo magazine] ‘Quite possibly the world’s most beautiful female voice’.
Tues 11 Oct | 8.00pm | £20.00 Frocks and fall-outs aplenty in this brilliant new comedy! We can’t promise you Melissa McCarthy or Kristen Wiig, but we can guarantee you a hilarious show that promises to be a girl’s night out to remember. Becky is the loyal-as-a-dog Maidof-Honour whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Sarah on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. However, competition between Becky and Sarah’s new BFF Tiffany [she’s so gorgeous you could smack her] over who is the bride’s best friend, threatens to upend the wedding planning that the two best friends have talked about since primary school. Prepare yourselves for dance offs, sing offs
and eventually tear offs at the hen do…in a caravan!! Will this wedding story have a happy ending, or will the best friends tear each other apart? Grab your tribe and throw on your garter for a hilarious night-out filled with laughter and tears. Written by local TV comedienne Diona Doherty and with an all-star cast, including Jayne Wisener [Sweeney Todd with Johnny Depp, Inbetweeners], Kerri Quinn [Coronation Street, Derry Girls] and Diona Doherty [The Blame Game, Soft Border Patrol]. Please note that this event contains some strong language and adult material. Recommended for age 16+
Alongside a selection of favourites from her previous releases, Cara will be performing material from her new album ‘Wanderer’, which is a collection of beautiful and moving songs recorded in an intimate setting with her husband and musical partner Sam Lakeman. Every note and word sung with a passion and confidence earned through a life of experience singing traditional songs. Legions of fans will attest to their impassioned performances with Cara’s warm and natural stage presence something to savour.
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SIMON & GARFUNKEL: THROUGH THE YEARS Fri 14 Oct | 8.00pm | £18.00 Critically acclaimed as one of the world’s greatest tribute shows, ‘Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years’ continues to delight audiences across the globe. Featuring stunning vocal harmonies from world-class musicians, this spectacular concert transports you on a journey through the epic songs and history of the much-loved Simon and Garfunkel. The show is a celebration of the unprecedented rise to fame of two boys from Queens, New York, who went on to become the most successful folk-rock duo of the 1960s, selling 38 million albums in the US alone, and receiving 10 Grammy Awards.
NORTH OF IRELAND BANDS ASSOCIATION PRESENTS
CHAMPIONSHIP OF IRELAND BANDS CONTEST 2022 Sat 15 & Sat 22 Oct | 10.00am i The 104th Championship of Ireland Bands Contest presented by the North of Ireland Bands Association.
A REAL MASTERPIECE
Alongside stops in London’s West End, the show has toured extensively around the UK, Europe, United States and Australia, attracting packed houses night after night. They are championed as “one of the best vocal groups touring today”, whose sounds are “simply breath-taking’’. Featuring all the major hits such as ‘The Sound of Silence’, ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘The Boxer’ and the iconic ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, don’t miss out on this phenomenal show.
ONE OF THE GREATEST TRIBUTE SHOWS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD BBC & ITV
Saturday 15th will feature Flute Bands, Concert Bands and Accordion Bands finishing with the World Championship for Concert Flute Bands. Saturday 22nd will feature Brass bands to Championship level. The winning band from the Championship Section will represent Northern Ireland at the European Brass Band Championship in Palanga, Lithuania in 2024.
21 REPLAY THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS
Mon 17 - Thurs 20 Oct 10am & 1pm [Thurs 10am only] FREE THAW, written by Fionnuala Kennedy and directed by Andrew Stanford, is an immersive, sensory theatre experience where audiences are at the centre of a mysterious ice adventure. Scientists and adventurers are brought together on a voyage to The Great Icefort Territories.
THAW is a once-in-a-lifetime expedition with the elusive but brilliant professor, Julia Anjo, a climate change pioneer. But what will happen when they discover the professor’s real reason for embarking on this perilous journey? Only very curious explorers need apply! ‘Thaw’ is designed specifically for young people with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities with the optimal age range of 5-18. This production is delivered by expert inclusive performers to up to 6 young audience members per show, plus one adult companion.
SHINE LTD PRESENTS
PADDY MCDONNELL ON THE TOOLS 2: TOOL HARDER Thurs 20 Oct | 8.00pm | £16.00 Fresh from a sold-out Ulster Hall show as well as multiple sold-out shows across the UK and Ireland, Paddy McDonnell returns with the second instalment of his hit show ‘On The Tools’ as he heads out across Northern Ireland. One of Ireland’s best storytelling comedians, Paddy has been a massive hit during lockdown with his now famous stories of his life. ‘On the Tools 2: Tool Harder’ promises all-new stories of his life working on a variety of sites and jobs, and is one not to be missed. This event contains strong language and adult material, and is recommended for age 16+.
22 NICHOLAS COLLETT AND GAVIN ROBERTSON PRESENT
THE GHOST OF A SMILE
Sat 22 Oct | 8.00pm | £15.00 | £13.00 [conc] Two of Charles Dickens’ creepy tales - with a comic twist. Tales with a tingle, but also a giggle! Two yarns to chill and charm! Stories with a shiver and a smile! ‘The Queer Chair’ from ‘The Pickwick Papers’ tells the story of Tom Smart, who, sheltering from a storm for the night, gets more than he bargained for… from a wizened and debauched piece of furniture! ‘The Ghosts of the Mail’ tells of Jack Martin, who after a well-lubricated supper in the Old Town of Edinburgh, climbs into a compound containing the derelict skeletons of old coaches and falls asleep, whereupon he wakes as a passenger on an eighteenth -century mail coach, with three creepy companions. Like ‘The Woman in Black’, but funnier, with fewer people! Recommended for age 11+. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout.
ROBERTSON AND COLLETT ARE EXCEPTIONAL KANSAS CITY STAR
COMPELLING TO WATCH… THE GUARDIAN
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IMPACT - ARMAGH’S TRAIN DISASTER
MOYRAVERTY ARTS & DRAMA SOCIETY PRESENTS
Thurs 27-Sat 29 Oct | 8.00pm [3.00pm Sat matinee] £15.00 | £13.00 [conc]
Fri 28 Oct | 7.30pm | £12.00 i Moyraverty Arts and Drama Society Craigavon is one of the most successful musical theatre groups in Co Armagh and are celebrating 25 years of producing Musicals. Tonight, they are proud to be hosting their 25th Anniversary Musical Theatre Concert, ‘The Sound of Musicals’. The musical evening will feature many of their top performers past and present.
The popular Sunday school excursion to Warrenpoint began with a band parade from the Methodist church in Abbey Street, through the town to the Railway Station. It was a sunny morning on the 12th of June 1889 when some 1200 excited children and adults thronged the station platforms in anticipation of a day by the sea. Little did they think that the day would result in at least 89 deaths and over 400 injured. Armagh Theatre Group, with an original script, retells the tragic events of that fateful day. Presented by one of Northern Ireland’s leading amateur theatre groups. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout.
They will be performing songs from various shows that they have produced over the last 25 years. The West End and Broadway come alive on stage in front of you as they take to the stage with songs and dances from ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, ‘Les Misérables’, ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘Grease’, ‘Joseph’ and ‘Annie’, to name just a few. ‘The Sound of Musicals’ will have you singing and clapping along with this leading amateur musical theatre group. If you’re a lover of Musical Theatre, then this is a show you don’t want to miss! Presented by one of Northern Ireland’s leading amateur theatre groups.
MUSICON ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS
THE BJÖRN IDENTITY
Sat 29 Oct | 8.00pm | £20.00 Mamma Mia - ABBA is back! The Market Place Theatre welcomes the much-anticipated annual return of Ireland’s most authentic tribute to the world’s most famous pop band, celebrating 50 years of ABBA music.
As a smash-hit sell-out tribute show with unrivalled reviews and much critical acclaim, their stunning attention to detail in both staging and musicianship makes The Björn Identity, at its heart, the most accurate and exciting ‘ABBA in Concert’ experience you are likely to see this side of Sweden. Uncanny vocals, undeniable stage presence, Benny’s famous white Yamaha CP80 piano and even boasting a ‘real life’ married couple means it just can’t get any better! Re-live or discover with them, the magic of ABBA and the legacy of their musical ‘Voyage’, that continues rockin’ On and On and On - early booking is advised!
ROYAL BRITISH LEGION PRESENTS
REMEMBRANCE CONCERT 2022 Wed 2 Nov | 7.45pm | £15.00 | £10.00 [children] i We are back! The City of Armagh Branch, RBL invite you to join them for their annual Remembrance Concert. In this, the year of our Patron’s Platinum Jubilee celebration, we have chosen the themes of service and sacrifice as we reflect on past wars and conflicts and the human cost.
ON THE TOWN [Dementia Friendly Screening] Thurs 3 Nov | 11.00am | £3.00 [includes tea/coffee & biscuits] Dir: Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen 1949 | 98 Mins | Certificate U New York, New York, it’s a wonderful town - especially when sailors Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin have a 24-hour shore leave to see the sights… and when those sights include Anne Miller, Betty Garrett and Vera-Ellen. Filled with wonderful music and mind-blowing dance, this is one of Tinseltown’s greatest ever musicals. Our dementia friendly screenings are open to all, but have been tailored with care, attention and insight to be accessible for people living with dementia. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, cabaret style seating layout.
JMG MUSIC GROUP PRESENTS
SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS Thurs 3 Nov | 8.00pm | £21.00 i ‘Sorry For Your Loss’ is an unmissable night of fun and craic that will have you killed with laughter. Nothing ever happens in the isolated townland of Bannion, Donegal. Sisters Barbara and Alice learn of the passing of their uncle Paddy from Australia who has an inheritance. Are their fortunes about to change? Hosting an Irish wake - easy, keeping this a secret from their cunning sister Majella - not so easy! Especially as Bannion is home to some unusual townsfolk.
Are they making a grave mistake, or are their lives going to hit a dead end? With more twists than a corkscrew, this adult humour show will have you killed with laughter, as we give Uncle Paddy the send-off he always wanted. If it’s laughter you’re after, then this is the wake for you! This event contains some strong language and is recommended for age 16+.
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AN EVENING OF WORDS & MUSIC
TO BENEFIT THE JOHN O’CONNOR WRITING SCHOOL Fri 4 Nov | 8.00pm | £30.00 i The John O’Connor Writing School is delighted to present an unforgettable evening of words and music, curated by its Honorary Patron, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Paul Muldoon. This superb array of talent will feature the enduringly popular singer-songwriter Paul Brady, the First Lady of Celtic Music, Moya Brennan with the renowned Irish harpist, Cormac de Barra, the legendary Horslips, inventors of Celtic Rock, the exciting new writing talent Louise Kennedy and the Laureate for Irish fiction, Colm Tóibín. All proceeds will go towards supporting the John O’Connor Writing School and Literary Arts Festival 2023.
BARRY DEVLIN & JIM LOCKHART OF HORSLIPS IN CONVERSATION WITH RALPH MCLEAN Sat 5 Nov | 2.00pm | £8.00 i A chance to get up close and personal as BBC’s Ralph McLean talks in-depth with Barry Devlin and Jim Lockhart of Horslips about ‘The Tain’ and ‘The Book of Invasions’ - two albums rightly considered to be creative landmarks for the band. Events from The Ulster Cycle reimagined in songs like ‘Dearg Doom’, ‘Trouble’ and ‘Warm Sweet Breath of Love’ took place in the townlands of County Armagh and beyond, and this immersion in the geography and culture of the area will bring an extra dimension to a fascinating interview. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout.
LOUISE KENNEDY IN CONVERSATION WITH NUALA MCKEEVER Sat 5 Nov | 3.30pm | £8.00 i Louise Kennedy is the author of the critically acclaimed short story collection, ‘The End of the World is a Cul de Sac’  and this year’s debut novel, ‘Trespasses’, described as ‘masterly’ by The Guardian, and for which Louise has been hailed as ‘a writer of exceptional empathy, style and skill’. In this highly entertaining and informative chat with the comedian, playwright and actor, Nuala McKeever, Louise will explain how she started on the writing path and where she found encouragement along the way. An engaging conversation peppered with advice for aspiring writers and those who want to put pen to paper but have not yet taken the first step. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout.
DARAGH CARVILLE & JO BAKER IN CONVERSATION Sat 5 Nov | 5.00pm | £8.00 i A unique opportunity to engage with the writing lives of couple Daragh Carville and Jo Baker. Daragh Carville is a playwright and screenwriter from Armagh. He is best known for the ITV crime drama ‘The Bay’ which has been sold to 130 countries worldwide. Jo Baker is the winner of numerous awards for her several novels, of which ‘Longbourn’ is currently in development as a feature film. A revealing insight, with readings, into in their work and ways of writing. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout.
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JP MAC PROMOTIONS PRESENTS
CASH RETURNS THE JOHNNY & JUNE STORY Sat 5 Nov | 8.00pm | £21.00 i The outstanding multiaward-winning Johnny Cash and June Carter tribute show ‘Cash Returns’ makes its comeback to the stage with a spectacular new show to tell the story of arguably the music world’s most famous couple - Johnny and June.
Thurs 10 Nov | 8.00pm | £25.00 i
Fronted by the impressive JP Mac as The Man in Black with the talented Karen Martin as the sassy June Carter, while being backed on stage by their renowned live band ultimately gives the quintessential Johnny and June experience which has blown audiences away for the past eight years.
BEST TRIBUTE ACT NORTHERN IRELAND COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS 2020 & 2022
BEST TRIBUTE BAND HOT COUNTRY TV AWARDS 2016
Back by popular demand, ‘A Night With the Country Stars’ returns for another night of hand-clapping magic with a super array of Ireland’s top stars.
All the performers will be superbly accompanied by Ireland’s top backing band Keltic Storm.
The stellar line-up which wouldn’t look out of place in Nashville, includes the wee man from Drumlish Declan Nerney, Sligo’s supreme vocalist Patrick Feeney, the gentle giant of country music from Longford Mick Flavin, the energetic Shawn Cuddy and the man with the hat from Moate TR Dallas.
One thing’s for sure, if it’s Country Music you like, then this is the show for you! Early booking advisable.
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MOVING ON MUSIC PRESENTS
DON VAPPIE & JAZZ CREOLE
Thurs 10 Nov | 8.00pm | £15.00
Fri 11 Nov | 8.00pm £15.00 | £13.00 [conc]
Don Vappie, award-winning New Orleans musician and entertainer, is the number one New Orleans Jazz banjoist performing on the planet today. Honouring the tradition of his predecessor, banjoist Danny Barker, Don has kept alive the Créole songs of New Orleans and has been honoured with awards from the Créole Society for preserving this cultural treasure. He embodies all aspects of the unique melting pot of cultures that is New Orleans. This project with David Horniblow, David Kelbie and Sebastien Girardot, combines all genres of New Orleans from traditional to modern day funk with the classic early tradition of a string band. The result is ‘Jazz Créole’. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, cabaretstyle seating layout.
A new play by Jane Coyle, set in the 1950s in Donegal and the Egyptian city of Alexandria. An Irish writer, Eamon Query, has returned to his home place in Donegal after living and working for some years in Alexandria. With him is a silent, introverted little girl, the orphaned daughter of a nightclub dancer called Melissa. The two have moved around together to the Greek island of Corfu and now to his family home overlooking the wild Atlantic.
JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2020 THE TIMES UK
BEST OF THE BEAT NOMINATION 2020 OFFBEAT USA
Quiery is writing a memoir of his years in Alexandria, struggling to pin down his complex relationships with two women, Melissa and the wealthy socialite Justine. They are never far from his thoughts as he slowly reconciles what it means to be home, to belong, to find a permanent place for himself and the child. Lyrical reminiscences of his colourful past in Alexandria are punctuated by sardonic, humorous observations of the community and family he thought he knew so well. The play is inspired by The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell, one of the great novel series of the 20th century. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout.
30 ROCK HOUSE MUSIC & MANAGEMENT PRESENTS
THE PAT MCMANUS BAND
Sat 12 Nov | 8.00pm | £16.00
NATIONAL BALLET OF IRELAND PRESENTS
NUTCRACKER SWEETIES Sat 12 Nov | 8.00pm £22.00 | £20.00 [conc] This holiday season, the curtain rises on Ballet Ireland’s ‘Nutcracker Sweeties’, a re-telling of one of the world’s favourite Christmas ballets. It’s a magical Christmas Eve. Ciara and her brother Fionn are on a shopping trip to a famous department store in Dublin. They wander off from their parents and the magic of Nutcracker and Christmas begins...
The two are rescued by the Nutcracker doll who comes to life before they are surrounded by a glorious blizzard of snowflakes. The Sugar Plum Fairy greets them, leading Ciara into the kingdom of the sweets where the beautiful Christmas windows come to life. Choreographed by Morgann RunacreTemple, this exciting production of the festive classic performed by a cast of world-class dancers will appeal to audiences of all ages with its fairytale magic, beautiful costumes and a reimagined Tchaikovsky score. Gather with friends and family to experience the beauty and magic of ballet live on stage. After all, Christmas only begins once you’ve seen Ballet Ireland’s ‘Nutcracker Sweeties’!
Former Mama’s Boys and Celtus guitarist and violin virtuoso, Pat McManus, along with band members Paul Faloon and Plunkett McComb kicked off 2022 with a UK and European tour. The summer months will be full of festival appearances both at home and abroad. With the band celebrating 15 years this Autumn, the touring will commence once again, and the band are very much looking forward to returning to The Market Place Theatre. As always, the set will be packed full of their own special brand of blues rock, infused with a touch of the Celtic, with old favourites and new. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, cabaretstyle seating layout.
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THE LEGEND OF LUKE KELLY DUBLINER
WILLIAM KENNEDY INTERNATIONAL PIPING FESTIVAL PRESENTS
THEY DANCED WHEN THE MUSICIANS PLAYED Sat 19 Nov | 1.00pm | £12.00 i
Fri 18 Nov | 8.00pm | £20.00 i ‘The Legend of Luke Kelly’ is an authentic show endorsed by Luke Kelly’s family, and celebrating the life and songs of Ireland’s most iconic and greatest folk singer. Featuring the acclaimed vocals of Chris Kavanagh, this performance will take the audience on a journey through the numerous hit songs and ballads of Ireland’s iconic balladeer. An overwhelming endorsement of authenticity for this show is the huge amount of followers and regular sellout performances in Ireland’s most prestigious venues such as Vicar Street, Cork Opera House and The National Opera House. ‘The Town I Loved So Well’, ‘School Days Over’, ‘A Song For Ireland’, ‘Raglan Road’, ‘Scorn Not His Simplicity’ - all the hits are here, plus many more as this show takes you on a journey through the songs of arguably Ireland’s finest balladeer, Luke Kelly.
‘They Danced When The Musicians Played’ sees leading Irish composers given the task of weaving the two distinct sounds of the uilleann pipes and piano trio together, with new music inspired by the evocative paintings of John B. Vallely, one of Ireland’s most prolific painters. The Fidelio Trio are Darragh Morgan [violin], Tim Gill [cello], and Mary Dullea [piano]. Shortlisted for the 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards, the Fidelio Trio are enthusiastic champions of the piano trio genre, performing the widest possible range of repertoire on concert stages across the world.
Cillian Vallely is the uilleann pipes and low whistle player with the renowned Irish band Lúnasa, described as ‘The hottest Celtic band on the planet’ [Irish Voice]. In recent years, he has played and recorded with Bruce Springsteen, Natalie Merchant, Mary ChapinCarpenter, Tim O’Brien, and Riverdance, in addition to recording as a guest on over fifty albums. The performance will feature new works by no less than nine Irish composers including Linda Buckley, Irene Buckley, Rose Connolly, Niall Vallely, Shaun Davey, Neil Martin, and two works for Fidelio Trio by the late Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin.
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PATRICK KIELTY - BORDERLINE Sat 19 Nov | 8.00pm | £25.00
Sun 20 Nov | 8.00pm | £25.00 i
In a world where women are expected to have the patience of Mother Teresa, the arse of Jennifer Lopez, the social media profile of Kim Kardashian and the BMI of Elle McPherson, the pressure is relentless. Dirtbirds, the comedy duo and internet sensation, present their hilarious new show ‘No Filters’ which takes a close look at the barrage of bulls**t we are subjected to on a daily basis and reminds us that despite what we’re told there is NO SUCH THING AS PERFECT... [except maybe Jamie Dornan’s arse in Fifty Shades Darker.] So, if you need answers to questions like:
A second chance to catch Dundrum’s finest as he returns to The Market Place stage to reprise his critically acclaimed BORDERLINE stand up show. Bittersweet, poignant and laugh out loud funny, BORDERLINE sees Patrick reflect on his personal past and our shared future.
How do I have confidence when I feel lower than a snake’s arse? How do I learn to love my muffin top? When the kids wreck my head how do I stop myself from selling them on Done Deal? …then this is definitely the show for you. [Perfect women not allowed in.] Contains some strong language and adult material. Recommended for age 16+.
THEIR COMEDY IS BASED ON OBSERVING NORMAL-LIFE SITUATIONS AND TURNING THEM INTO VERY INTELLIGENT QUIPS, SKETCHES AND STORIES. THE INDEPENDENT
Having already played to sell out audiences across the UK and Ireland earlier this year, this is a strictly limited run. One of our fastest selling shows of 2022. Book now to avoid disappointment. Recommended for age 16+ as may contain material some people could find offensive.
KIELTY IS FABULOUS THE TIMES
BORDERLINE GENIUS… A SAVAGE TOUR DE FORCE THE IRISH NEWS
GEORGIAN FESTIVAL ARMAGH Thurs 24 - Sun 27 Nov The Armagh Georgian Festival returns to Armagh for a long weekend packed full of events celebrating the City’s Georgian heritage. Join us for events throughout the weekend and on Georgian Day itself on Saturday 26th November when the air will be charged with scents of mulled apple juice, mince pies and hot chestnuts with live music and Georgian characters around every corner. Browse at the markets, enjoy some tasty treats and enjoy the special lightshow, children’s activities and the charming atmosphere of a bygone time. For further event info and bookings, see visitarmagh.com/Georgian
VOUCHERS THE MARKET PLACE THEATRE ARMAGH
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.
THE MARKET PLACE THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH LANA PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS
It’s been the godmother of all waits, but this Christmas at The Market Place Theatre, you shall go to the ball! PUBLIC PERFORMANCES
Sat 3 Dec 2pm & 6.30pm | Fri 9 Dec 6.30pm | Sat 10 Dec 11am, 3pm & 6.30pm Sun 11 Dec 1pm & 4.30pm | Fri 16 Dec 6.30pm | Sat 17 Dec 1pm & 5pm Sun 18 Dec 1pm & 4.30pm | Mon 19 Dec 6.30pm | Tues 20 Dec 6.30pm Thurs 22 Dec 11am & 6.30pm | Fri 23 Dec 11am, 3pm & 6.30pm Sat 24 Dec 11am & 3pm
STAY AFTER THE SHOW
There’s no need to hurry off when the curtain falls - you won’t turn into a pumpkin! Stay and experience our magical Cinderella wonderland, don your best fancy dress, try on the glass slipper, and keep an eye out for wandering pantomime characters!
Pantomime is back with all the traditional festive ingredients; an amazing cast, glittering set, laugh-out-loud humour, plenty of boos and hisses, all topped off with a sprinkling of fairy magic! So, dust off your ball gowns and join us for the classic rags-toriches tale with a modern twist ‘Cinderella’.
oor Cinderella doesn’t get out much, and with her two horrible cousins and evil Aunt making her do all the housework, there’s no chance she’ll be going to the big party at the palace…. Or is there? Cue a little Fairy Godmother intervention, along with a lot of madcap help from Cinderella’s friends, and there might yet be magic at midnight!
TICKETS FOR ALL OTHER PUBLIC PERFORMANCES £17.00 & £14.50 [CONC]
The world’s greatest fairy-tale meets traditional panto at it’s very best. ‘Cinderella’ promises an unforgettably festive experience coupled with The Market Place Theatre’s renowned reputation for high quality, professional pantomimes that are acclaimed as among the best in Ireland.
PREVIEW OFFER! Sat 3 Dec | 2pm & 6.30pm [Preview Performances]
OFFER £13.50 | £11.50 [CONC]
Schools Performances & Prices: Contact Box Office 03300 561 025 Relaxed Performance: Sat 10 Dec | 11.00am* BSL Signed Performance: Sat 17 Dec | 5.00pm Captioned Performance: Thurs 22 Dec | 6.30pm
*Relaxed Performances are specifically designed to welcome children who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including those with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorders, or a learning disability. During the performance there is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement and some small changes made to the light and sound effects. BSL Signed performances are designed for patrons who are deaf or hearing impaired. Captioned performances assist patrons with hearing difficulties and those for whom English is not their first language.
IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC LIKE WE’VE NEVER HEARD IT BEFORE, JUST ASTONISHING. A MUSICIAN OF GLOBAL IMPORTANCE. BBC RADIO FOYLE
SINGING TREE MUSIC PRESENTS
BRIAN FINNEGAN & THE HUNGER OF THE SKIN Wed 7 Dec | 8.00pm | £20.00 One year after the triumphant launch of ‘Hunger Of The Skin’ in Market Place Theatre, Brian Finnegan makes a thrilling return to his hometown with the hard hitting, ‘Hunger of the Skin Band’. Voted ‘FolkWorld, Album Of The Year 2021’, ‘Hunger’ has been brought to life at some of the world’s biggest festivals in 2022, garnering a 5-star review in The Times. Brian is a celebrated composer, collaborator and producer and has toured and recorded with artistes as diverse as KAN, Cara Dillon, Boris Grebenshikov, Anoushka Shankar, Bebel Gilberto and most recently with Ed Sheeran on his Divide album. A past pupil of the fabled institution, The Armagh Piper’s Club, and frontman with the dazzling group Flook, Brian’s music is forged from the tradition he grew up in, and his fearlessly inventive approach to composition and arrangement. The ‘Hunger of the Skin Band’ is his stormforce new quintet, featuring Brian Finnegan on whistle/flute, Seán Óg Graham on guitar, Liam Bradley on drums, Danny Bert on percussion and drums, Conor McCreanor on bass.
TALON MUSIC LTD PRESENTS
TALON: BEST OF THE EAGLES Thurs 8 Dec | 8.00pm | £26.00 Talon have risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK. They will once again showcase the Eagles timeless back catalogue including ‘Hotel California’, ‘Take It Easy’, ‘One Of These Nights’, ‘Take It To The Limit’, ‘Desperado’, ‘Lyin’ Eyes’, ‘Life In The Fast Lane’ and many more. This world class seven-piece band are a phenomenon and have truly transcended the tag of ‘tribute’. They have become a brand name in their own right, who are not only revered by their peers, respected by the music industry but dearly loved by their massive and expanding fan base.
TALON PERFORM THE SONGS OF THE EAGLES WITH REVERENCE AND SUPER TALENT JACK TEMPCHIN - EAGLES HIT SONGWRITER
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A CHRISTMAS CAROL Wed 14 Dec | 8.00pm £16.00 | £14.00 [conc]
Dickens’ mystical Christmas fable brought to life - the perfect Christmas treat! ARMAGH CATHEDRALS’ PARTNERSHIP PRESENTS
Tues 13 Dec | 7.30pm | Admission Free [Booking Essential] i An evening of Advent Meditation in music, prose, poetry and prayer with Armagh Cathedrals Partnership in The Market Place Theatre. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout.
Olivier Award winner, Guy Masterson, veteran of many smash-hit solo works such as ‘Under Milk Wood’, ‘Animal Farm’ and ‘Shylock’, returns to Armagh with Dickens’ classic festive fable. Famed for bringing multiple characters to vivid life, Masterson gives us Scrooge, Marley, the Fezziwigs, the Cratchits, Tiny Tim et al in a riveting performance that will dazzle, enchant, and linger long in the memory. Guaranteed to get you into the Christmas Spirit in many more ways than one! This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout.
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FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK Thurs 15 Dec | 8.00pm | £26.50 i Direct from the West End, after a phenomenal sell out debut tour, ‘Fairytale of New York’ is back with an even bigger production for 2022; the ultimate feelgood Irish-inspired Christmas show. From the producers of ‘Seven Drunken Nights - The Story of The Dubliners’, and featuring an international cast of singers, musicians and dancers, ‘Fairytale of New York’ brings you all of your favourite Christmas songs including ‘Driving Home For Christmas’, ‘White Christmas’, ‘O Holy Night’, ‘Winter’s Tale’, ‘Silent Night’ and of course, ‘The Fairytale of New York’. …and just when you think the party couldn’t get any better, this world-class show also features some of the greatest Irish singalong songs of all time including, ‘The Galway Girl’, ‘The Irish Rover’, ‘Wagon Wheel’, ‘Danny Boy’, ‘Dirty Old Town’ and ‘The Black Velvet Band’. This magical Christmas show will have people of all ages singing, laughing and dancing in the aisles.
WHAT A SHOW! 5 STARS BBC
NIGEL MARTYN PRESENTS
MARY COUGHLAN IN CONCERT Sat 17 Dec | 8.00pm | £17.50 Mary Coughlan is arguably one of Ireland’s greatest female jazz and blues singers, a true artist who has carved out a timeless and highly regarded career and a legion of devoted fans worldwide. Described as ‘Ireland’s Billie Holiday’, Mary has overcome childhood trauma, alcoholism and drug addiction to become a musical force like no other. “Her life story gives weight to the truth that the best singers are the ones with the most painful lives” [The Guardian]. Her seminal first album ‘Tired and Emotional’ rocketed her to overnight fame in 1985, and fifteen albums later, her ability to deeply connect with both the song and her audience remains undiminished, a testament to her inner strength and to the power of transformation and redemption. Mary live is in a league of her own, her glorious husky voice pulling every ounce of emotion from the music. This is the real thing, sung from the depths of a woman’s heart and soul, a survivor who [to paraphrase Leonard Cohen’s famous words] “was born with the gift of a golden voice.” This is why she is so loved.
Resonant with the grief of Billie Holiday, the soul of Van Morrison and the defiance of Edith Piaf, to hear Mary sing is to be at the core of the human heart. Some material may contain strong language. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, cabaret-style seating layout.
A SONG IS NOT COMPLETE UNLESS IT HAS BEEN SUNG BY MARY COUGHLAN MELODY MAKER
CANTILENA AT CHRISTMAS Wed 21 Dec | 8.00pm | £20.00 | 2 tickets for £36.00 [Includes glass of mulled wine] Seasonal favourites Cantilena return to The Market Place Theatre with a show that is guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit. The group will perform seasonal classics, both sacred and secular, old and new, in their typical close harmony style. There will also be solos and duets with some informal chat, Christmas stories and poems, all around the Christmas tree and by the roaring fire. A truly magical mix of popular festive carols and songs, served up in the splendid surroundings of The Market Place Theatre dressed for Christmas, along with seasonal refreshments included in the ticket price, promises an evening to remember as we ring in this very special time of year.
WHITE CHRISTMAS [Dementia Friendly Screening] Wed 21 Dec | 11.00am £3.00 [includes tea/coffee & biscuits] DIR: Michael Curtiz | 1954 | 115 Mins Certificate U
Two talented song-and-dance men [Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye] team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business. One winter, they join forces with a sister act [Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen] and trek to Vermont for a white Christmas. The real adventure starts when Crosby and Kaye discover that the inn is run by their old army general who’s now in financial trouble, and the result is the stuff dreams are made of. Our dementia friendly screenings are open to all, but have been tailored with care, attention and insight to be accessible for people living with dementia. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, cabaret style seating layout.
SEAN WALLACE ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS
CHRISTMAS COUNTRY SHOWTIME
Wed 28 Dec | 8.00pm | £20.00 i The popular Christmas Country Showtime with the stars makes a welcome return to The Market Place Theatre. Topping the bill, Ireland’s ‘First Lady of Country’, Susan McCann. Susan will be joined on stage by her granddaughter Sinead Heaney.
County Down’s finest balladeer, Terry Cowan will be performing, along with the great country voice of Joe Moore. Kelan Browne and Rachel McConnell, two new voices taking Country music by storm, will be making their Market Place debut. Completing the star-studded line-up are the boys from Country Harmony, and your host for the evening, Sean Wallace. This promises to be a spectacular night of Country music.
THURS 29 DEC & FRI 6 - SAT 7 JAN ‘23 | 8.00PM | £22.50 Neil Delamere is back with a brand-new show, Delamerium. Expect the usual hilarious stories, wry observations and quick-witted improvisation as our comedy hero tries to make sense of the world around him. Recommended for age 16+ as may contain material some people could find offensive.
NO TV CAMERA COULD ACCURATELY MEASURE THE LIGHTNING SPEED OF DELAMERE’S WIT THE IRISH TIMES DAVID HULL PROMOTIONS PRESENTS
Fri 27 - Sat 28 Jan ‘23 | 8.00pm | £24.00 In his tenth year of sell-out shows, Jake O’Kane, accompanied by Terry McHugh, returns to The Market Place for his yearly comedy roundup. There will be videos, photos, and laughs aplenty. Recommended for age 16+ as may contain material some people could find offensive.
WOODTURNING FOR BEGINNERS Fri 2 or Sat 3 Sept | 10.00am - 4.00pm | £55.00
WORKSHOPS IMPORTANT NOTES FOR ADULT AND CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS Enrolment closes seven days prior to workshop date. | All of our young people’s workshops are recommended for a particular age range. In order to ensure that your child has the best possible experience we would ask that these are respected. | All adult classes are suitable for age 16+. | Workshops are designed for people coming to a subject for the first time or for those with a casual or leisure interest. | Workshops are suitable for wheelchair users. | Breaks and lunch breaks for full day courses are arranged by the tutor on the morning of the workshop. There are no catering services available at the Market Place Theatre. Participants should bring their own lunch or avail of the many cafés, restaurants and shops close to the venue. Tea and coffee will be provided in the workshop room free of charge throughout the workshop. Children attending workshops should bring a drink and small snack.
Experience an introduction to the craft of woodturning with tutor Jim Kelly. This one-day 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 can host one wheelchair user 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 | Suitable for 16+ Tutor: Jim Kelly Irish Wood Turners Guild - Ulster Chapter
INTRODUCTION TO CAKE DECORATING Sat 3 Sept | 10.00am - 1.00pm £28.00 Learn how to use a variety of cake decorating techniques to create beautiful cakes with a professional finish. Under the guidance of tutor Rosemary Hughes, you will learn to cover a 6-inch round celebration cake. Split, level and prepare your sponge cake and professionally prepare your sponge with crumb coat. Cover your cake and drum with sugar paste for a perfect finish. Rosemary will share her top tips on types of paste to use and colouring techniques.
Creating your own hand-made decorations using different cutters and modelling tools, you will perfect the finishing touches to your cake.
THAI COOKING Sat 10 Sept | 10.30am - 12.30pm | £22.00
Participants will bring their finished sponge cake home in a box supplied. All equipment and ingredients are included. Full notes will be available for you to take home. All you need to bring is an apron. Max No: 12 | Suitable for 16+ Tutor: Rosemary Hughes
The best Thai food comes from using the freshest ingredients, along with the skilful art of preparation and combining the right ingredients at the right time to create an exceptional dish. Unlock the secrets of Thai cooking and master the art to impress your loved ones at home. In this workshop, you will be engaging your five senses to achieve these authentic Thai flavours. This class is designed for people of all experience levels, from total beginners to seasoned cooks looking to broaden their horizons. By understanding commonly used ingredients, cooking techniques and traditions, you’ll gain the knowledge and confidence to cook your own delicious Thai feasts as you create a three-course meal. Please notify the tutor of any allergies prior to attending the course. Inform Box Office at time of booking to receive tutor email address. Max No: 9 | Suitable for 16+ | Tutors: Thai Arts NI
APPLE SOAP MAKING WITH ‘NATURALLY SOAP’
BOTJOY & ROBOT LOVE
Sat 10 Sept | 10.00am - 12.30pm or 2.00pm - 4.30pm | £23.00
Sat 17 Sept | 10.00am - 12.00pm | £12.00
If you are interested in making your own hand-made soap using only natural ingredients, with natural fragrances then this hands-on workshop is for you. With the beautiful Co Armagh orchards full of delicious apples ready to harvest, you will spend the morning creating apple scented and coloured soap. Tutors, Pamela Mawhinney and Irene Gourley from local business Naturally Soap, will teach you the ancient craft of soap making using the traditional cold process method.
The basic skills taught in this workshop will enable you to go home and make your own soap with ease. Each participant will receive a gift of a pre-made apple shaped soap to decorate their own soap. All materials will be provided, however attendees must bring their own apron, disposable gloves, a small towel and wear long sleeves and full shoes. Max No: 10 | Suitable for 18+ Tutors: Pamela Mawhinney & Irene Gourley [Naturally Soap]
In this session we will take inspiration from the artist and illustrator Gary Hirsch, creator behind the Botjoy movement. You will be building up your own robot with boxes and a variety of other materials, which will then be painted and decorated. You will also be creating a drawing which will give a peek inside the inner workings of your robot, which will be pasted inside a compartment on your robot’s chest. This will be a mixed media extravaganza project, where you will be drawing, painting, pasting, designing, attaching, using too many materials to mention! The robot will also be fitted with a batteryoperated touch light, making your robot light up. It doesn’t get much better than that! Sparks will fly as your imagination goes into overdrive in this workshop celebrating everything robot. Max No: 10 | Ages 7-12 years
AUTUMNAL NUNO FELTED LANDSCAPE Sat 17 Sept | 10.00am - 4.00pm | £35.00
INTRODUCTION TO LEATHER WORK: MAKE AND DECORATE A LEATHER BELT Sat 24 Sept | 10.00am - 4.30pm £40.00 Turn a piece of raw leather into a beautiful and unique hand tooled and dyed belt under the expert guidance of award-winning milliner, costume fabricator and textile artist Enda Kenny.
Join textile artist Caóilfíonn Murphy O’Hanlon on a relaxing day using a blend of wet felting and stitch. Create your own autumnal scene in a wool painting, build up your textures and explore carding techniques, pre-felt inclusions, nuno techniques and learn to manipulate a variety of wools and silks. You will need to bring a towel, basin/bowl and some photos/pictures for inspiration. Max No: 10 | Suitable for 16+ Tutor: Caóilfionn Murphy O’Hanlon [Cushla of Gullion]
This workshop with demonstrations, will teach you how to handle and cut tooling leather, add designs and decoration to the leather’s surface. Hand dye a leather belt and learn how to care for leather. You will complete your bespoke belt by adding a buckle for a good fit. All materials and tools will be supplied. Please bring an overall, apron or old shirt to protect clothing from leather dyes and pigments. Latex gloves will be supplied but if you prefer, please supply gloves to protect your hands when using leather dyes. Max No: 8 | Suitable for age 16+ Tutor: Enda Kenny
FOX KIDS ANIMAL PAINTING WORKSHOP Sat 24 Sept 10.00am - 1.00pm | £25.00 This half day workshop, with professional artist Lorraine Fletcher, will interest all young animal enthusiasts who like to paint using lots of colour!
ENCAUSTIC - WAX PAINTING
The participants will create their own acrylic painting on canvas of the Irish Fox, but with added colour and room for individual interpretation under Lorraine’s guidance. All materials are provided. Max No: 8 Suitable for 10-16 yrs Tutor: Lorraine Fletcher
Sat 1 Oct | 10.00am - 3.00pm | £25.00 Encaustic is the ancient art of painting using a beeswax medium with pigment in layers fused with heat to the layer beneath, to create a multi-layered solid lustrous surface.
During this engaging popular workshop with Encaustic Artist Niamh O’Connor, you will work with coloured wax on card manipulated by the use of specially supplied irons and adapted stylus tools. This easy introduction into the art of encaustic is suitable for people interested in card making or creating smallscale, simply-achieved art pieces for scrapbooking or framing. You will leave the workshop with a range of cards and art works in different textures and colours. All materials and equipment are provided, however attendees should bring an apron or wear old clothes. Max No: 10 | Suitable for 16+ | Tutor: Niamh O’Connor
DORSET BUTTON & JEWELLERY MAKING Sat 1 Oct | 10.00am - 1.00pm £25.00 Join designer Debbie McCann to learn the beautiful art of traditional Dorset Button making, celebrating its second bicentenary! 400 years from cottage industry to contemporary design.
You will firstly learn about the history of Dorset Button making before being guided step-by-step to make your own cross wheel buttons working with an array of coloured fine wools. Fashion your buttons to make a unique contemporary jewellery necklace, brooch or other quirky embellishment to take home. Suitable for beginners or anyone who loves needle work and designing their own bespoke jewellery. All materials supplied. Max No: 8 | Suitable for 16+ Tutor: Debbie McCann [Wee Yarn Designs]
MINI MASTERS YAYOI KUSAMA Sat 1 Oct | 10.00am - 12.00pm | £12.00 This Modern Mini Masters session will introduce you to the Japanese artist famous for using polka dots in her works. Taking inspiration from the “Queen of Polka Dots”, we will be dotting our way through two art pieces. We will create a mixed media floral collage, cutting and gluing coloured papers, creating our own dotted pattern with different markers, pens and stickers. We will also paint a big interpretation of Kusama’s ‘Eyes Growing on Trees’ using bingo daubers to create our polka dots! Max No: 10 | Age 7 - 12 years Tutor: Lina Morgan [A Misty Kind of Blue]
PROFESSIONAL CAKE PIPING WITH BUTTERCREAM Sat 8 Oct | 1.30pm - 3.30pm | £25.00
CAKE DECORATING FOR KIDS
Sat 8 Oct | 10.00am - 12.00pm | £15.00 Learn to prepare and decorate a cake to a professional finish with tutor Rosemary Hughes from Rosie’s Country Kitchen. You will be guided through the stages of preparing your split-level cake to create a 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 techniques to perfect your chosen cake colour. Finally, make your own hand made decorations using different cutters and modelling tools for the perfect finish. Children will bring home their boxed finished sponge cake. All equipment and ingredients are included. Children should bring their own apron. Max No. 10 | Suitable for 10 - 16 years | Tutor: Rosemary Hughes
Learn the techniques and skills of cake piping using buttercream to complete a professional finish. Under the guidance of tutor Rosemary Hughes, you will learn to prepare and texture your cake, make buttercream to piping consistency, colour your buttercream and learn the techniques to pipe flowers and designs in different colours for the perfect finishing touches to your cake.
Suitable for beginners or decorators who have attended the ‘Introduction to Cake Decorating Workshop’. Participants will bring home their boxed finished cake. All equipment and ingredients are included. Full notes will be available for you to take home. All you need to bring is an apron. Max No. 10 Suitable for 16+ Tutor: Rosemary Hughes
AUTUMN WREATH WITH FLOWERWORKS
NEEDLE FELTING LANDSCAPES
Sat 8 Oct | 10.00am -12.00pm or 1.30pm - 3.30pm | £50.00
Learn to create a 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 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.
Join florist Romaine Hodgen from Flowerworks for a fun and creative workshop exploring the abundant and colourful season of Autumn. Working with a range of mixed natural autumn foliage, flowers, cones, berries and ribbons, you will learn the techniques to create a bespoke seasonal wreath to a professional finish. Your completed wreath in rich autumn colours can be hung on your door or used as a stunning table centre. The workshop is suitable for all abilities, from beginners to those looking to develop their floristry skills. All materials are supplied, but we would ask you to bring along your own scissors and/or secateurs. Max No: 16 | Suitable for 16+ Tutor: Romaine Hodgen [Flowerworks]
Sat 15 Oct | 10.00am - 4.00pm | £35.00
Max No: 12 | Suitable for 16+ Tutor: Louisa Kelly
NANG YAI INFLUENCED SHADOW PUPPETS
Sat 22 Oct | 10.00am - 4.00pm | £45.00
Sat 29 Oct | 10.00am - 12.00pm | £12.00
Enjoy a full day life-drawing workshop with professional tutor and model capturing the human form. Our professional model will demonstrate a variety of short and long poses as we discover new ways of drawing the human body exploring gestural and structural drawing, contour and anatomy. We will be working with basic drawing materials on paper, using charcoal, pencils, putty rubber. This is an open class, suitable for all levels. The tutor will respond to individual abilities and needs, demonstrating a number of techniques that can help make a drawing look as realistic and to scale as possible, and helping train the eye. Easels and drawing boards will be available. Please bring some basic drawing materials to class such as charcoal sticks, pencils, putty rubbers, masking tape and LOTS of large sheets of paper - it doesn’t need to be good quality. Max No: 10 Tutor: Orlaith Cullinane Life Model: Hattie Godfrey Suitable for age 18+
Nang yai “large puppet” is an ancient form of shadow theatre from Thailand in which dancing puppeteers perform scenes from the Ramakien by presenting cut-out leather figures against a semi-transparent cloth screen. Influenced by this theatrical tradition and art form, participants will create their own shadow puppets based on their favourite book characters set in a small mobile theatre to bring home. Working on black card and paper to design and cut out your puppets, you will then explore techniques of light and shadow to bring your shadow puppet theatre alive. Using the skills learnt at the workshop you could continue your creative stories at home by adding to your mobile theatre with even more characters. All materials supplied, but children are asked to bring their favourite book or images of their favourite characters to the workshop for inspiration. Max No: 10 | Suitable 8 - 12 years | Tutors: Thai Arts NI
SOAP MAKING FOR BEGINNERS - PUMPKIN SPICE
AUTUMNAL GHOST STORY
Sat 29 Oct | 10.00am - 12.30pm | £23.00 Pamela Mawhinney and Irene Gourley from local business Naturally Soap, will teach you the ancient craft of soap making using the traditional cold process method. You will be using only natural ingredients, fragranced with pure essential oils to make a pumpkin spice fragranced soap perfect for Halloween and Harvest season. The basic skills taught in this workshop will enable you to go home and make your own soap with ease. Each participant will receive a pre-made pumpkin shaped soap to decorate their own soap. All materials will be provided, however attendees must bring their own apron, disposable gloves, and a small towel and wear long sleeves and full shoes.
In this not-so-spooky session, you will be creating a mixed media autumn scene. You will be painting a forest dwelling ghost with a mix of watercolour, coloured pencils and acrylics. Your autumnal forest scene will come alive by creating and painting little pieces in air-drying clay. These pieces will add a 3D effect to your painting and can be whatever you want; pumpkins, berries, mushrooms, leaves or maybe even a tiny fox or some other little animal lurking in your forest. The final piece will be placed and glued together and set in a half frame of foraged branches.
Max No: 10 | Suitable for 18+ Tutors: Pamela Mawhinney & Irene Gourley [Naturally Soap]
Max No: 10 | Age: 7 - 12 years Tutor: Lina Morgan [A Misty Kind of Blue]
Thurs 3 Nov | 10.00am - 12.00pm | £12.00
THAI COOKING Thurs 3 Nov | 7.00pm - 9.00pm | £22.00
The best Thai food comes from using the freshest ingredients, along with the skilful art of preparation and combining the right ingredients at the right time to create an exceptional dish. Unlock the secrets of Thai cooking and master the art to impress your loved ones at home. In this evening workshop you will be engaging your five senses to achieve these authentic Thai flavours. This class is designed for people of all experience levels, from total beginners to seasoned cooks looking to broaden their horizons. By understanding commonly used ingredients, cooking techniques and traditions, you will gain the knowledge and confidence to cook your own delicious Thai feasts as you create a three-course meal. Please notify the tutor of any allergies prior to attending the course. Inform Box Office at time of booking to receive tutor email address. Max No: 9 | Suitable for 16+ | Tutors: Thai Arts NI
FUSED GLASS LANDSCAPE Sat 5 Nov | 10.00am - 2.00pm | £50.00 Join expert glass artist Keith Sheppard for this fused glass workshop to create a beautiful 20” x 10” freestanding curved glass landscape or two 10” x 10” glass landscapes. The freestanding piece will create a unique decoration for your home, looking stunning set close to a window, or in the evenings will glow beautifully with a small candle set behind it. The two flat glass landscapes can be set in one or two mounted box frames and hung as a decorative artwork on the wall.
Working with different coloured glass, Keith will teach you various design techniques, demonstrate the tools required for glass cutting and how to work safely and handle glass with confidence. Your completed fused glass landscapes will be taken back to Keith’s studio for firing and returned to the venue one to two weeks later for collection. All tools and materials will be provided. You may wish to bring your own safety glasses. Please wear suitable clothing and flat shoes. PLEASE NOTE: Completed glass decorations will not be returned by post. Collection only from the venue. Max No: 8 | Suitable for 16+ Tutor: Keith Sheppard [Glass Artistry]
PERSONALISED LEATHER DOG COLLAR Sat 5 Nov | 10.00am - 1.00pm | £30.00 Create a personalised leather dog collar for your pampered pooch at this workshop with award-winning milliner, costume fabricator and textile artist, Enda Kenny. Choose the leather that you want to work with, and hand cut the leather to your pet’s neck circumference. Add surface detail using leather tools to create shapes and patterns and emboss your pet’s name into the leather using punching tools. Dye the leather to the desired colour and seal the surface of the leather to ensure your dog’s collar is weather-proofed. To complete your stylish collar, add a buckle and loop to attach your dog’s lead. At the end of the class participants will leave with their own unique hand-crafted leather dog collar, all ready to take their special pet for walkies! All materials and tools will be supplied. Please bring an overall, apron or old shirt to protect clothing. Please measure your dog’s neck prior to the workshop to ensure the perfect collar fit. Max No: 8 | Suitable for age 16+ | Tutor: Enda Kenny
TRADITIONAL WILLOW BASKET WEAVING Sat 12 Nov | 10.00am - 5.00pm | £50.00 Experience the traditional art of basket weaving with the assistance of experienced craft tutor and basket maker Sabine Wolniczak from Beaghmore Baskets. You will learn the techniques and skills involved in this ancient craft to complete your own traditional Irish skib using locally grown, harvested and seasoned willow. You are guaranteed to embark on a stimulating and invigorating experience. All materials supplied. Please wear sturdy flat shoes. Max No: 7 | Suitable for age 16+ | Tutor: Sabine Wolniczak
TRADITIONAL RUSTIC WOODEN STOOL - TRADITIONAL WOOD CRAFT Thurs 17 Nov | 10.00am - 6.00pm | £65.00
PAINT YOUR PET ANIMAL PAINTING WORKSHOP Sat 12 Nov | 10.00am - 4.00pm | £55.00 This one-day workshop with professional artist Lorraine Fletcher is suitable for beginners and more experienced painters who share a love for animals and painting. The participants will create an acrylic painting on canvas of their chosen animal or pet with the guidance and expertise of Lorraine. All materials are provided, however participants are welcome to bring their own paints | brushes if they wish and will need to provide their own image to work from. Please email a high-resolution digital version to Lorraine prior to the workshop so that your image can be correctly sized to fit the canvas. [Tutor email provided upon booking] Max No: 10 | Suitable for 16+ | Tutor: Lorraine Fletcher
Green woodwork is one of the most accessible and enjoyable woodcrafts you can experience. Using traditional tools to shape green [unseasoned] wood is pleasure that is hard to match. The beauty of green wood lies in its ability to be shaped easily as it is soft and easily worked with hand tools. Stephen Ryan from Green Woodwork Ireland will teach you the skills needed to make your own piece of furniture in the form of a small rustic bench, encompassing the use of the shave horse and a variety of hand tools including the drawknife, auger drill and spoke shave. Aimed at the complete novice or those with some experience, this course is suitable to people both young and old. Tools, equipment and refreshments provided. Max No: 6 | Suitable for age 16+ | Tutor: Steve Ryan Green [Woodwork Ireland]
MAKE-UP MASTERCLASS WITH SAK MAKE-UP
FESTIVE BOTANICAL PRINTING ON LINEN Sat 19 Nov | 10.00am - 1.00pm | £25.00
Thurs 17 Nov | 7.00pm - 9.00pm £22.00 Add a bit of sparkle to your Christmas party nights with multi award-winning Make-Up Artist Stacey Kilpatrick of SAK Make-Up. Stacey will be showcasing her flawless party looks including a smoky eye, highlighting | contouring, bold lip, glitters and lashes and most importantly teaching you the tricks of the trade to achieve perfect application so you can create these looks yourself. Stacey is UK Make-Up Specialist 2016 at Professional Beauty Awards and Best Bridal Make-Up Artist 2015 by Getting Married in NI Reader Awards. Max No: 30 | Suitable for 16+ | Stacey Kilpatrick [SAK Make-up]
In this workshop you will explore the process of mono-printing using seasonal foliage to create a selection of hand-printed designs. Tutor Ruth Osborne will introduce the techniques of applying inks and paints to your foliage to get the perfect finish on your natural linen artworks. You will also learn about some of the folklore of the foliage used and its links to the celebration of the festive season. Participants will have the opportunity to create a range of pieces during the session that they can frame or turn into beautiful cards and gift tags. This is a workshop suitable for beginners and all materials are provided. Max No: 10 | Suitable for 16+ | Tutor: Ruth Osborne
CHRISTMAS SOAP MAKING SEASONAL SPICE Sat 19 Nov 10.00am - 12.30pm | £25.00 Pamela Mawhinney and Irene Gourley from local business Naturally Soap, will teach you the ancient craft of soap making using the traditional cold process method. You will be using only natural ingredients, fragranced with pure
essential oils to make a Christmas seasonal fragranced soap perfect for a special gift or to display in your kitchen or bathroom. The basic skills taught in this workshop will enable you to go home and make your own soap with ease. Each participant will receive a pre-made Christmas tree shaped soap to decorate their own soap. All materials will be provided, however attendees must bring their own apron, disposable gloves, and a small towel and wear long sleeves and full shoes. Max No. 10 | Suitable for 18+ | Tutors: Pamela Mawhinney & Irene Gourley [Naturally Soap]
CHRISTMAS WREATH WITH FLOWERWORKS Sat 26 Nov | 10:00am - 12.00pm or 1.30pm - 3.00pm | £50.00 Immerse yourself in the festive mood with a fun and creative floral design workshop. Suitable for all skill levels and tailored for anyone with a love and appreciation of flowers, Romaine Hodgen of Flowerworks will guide you through a luxury door wreath design which you will be able to take home as a fabulous decoration for the forthcoming festive season. The workshop will use the best of seasonal foliage, flowers and accessories, including Cinerea
Eucalyptus, pepper berries, Nobilis Spruce, ivy, Silver Sussex, birch twigs, pinecones, ribbons and hessian for the final touches, making a statement festive design that will last throughout December. All materials will be supplied but participants will be required to bring scissors and secateurs. Max No: 16 | Suitable for 16+ Tutor: Romaine Hodgen [Flowerworks]
THE PLEASURES OF POETRY Sat 26 Nov | 10.00am - 4.00pm | £23.00 Whether you’re already writing or would like to start, this workshop is an opportunity to enjoy the pleasures of poetry, as you embrace its power to voice our deepest truths. As we explore what makes a successful poem, both the tradition and innovation of poetry will spark and guide your imagination. These discussions and other stimulating activities and creative exercises will prompt you to produce your own work, receiving constructive feedback in a friendly and safe environment. Come for the inspiration! Mary Montague is a poet, novelist and nature writer. She has authored two highly praised collections of poetry and her work has been published in numerous anthologies and journals, and translated into several languages. She is the recipient of the 2019 Poetry Ireland Tyrone Guthrie Centre Mid-Career Bursary, and several awards from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Her first novel is forthcoming. She is a contributor to The Guardian’s Country Diary. Max No: 12 | Tutor: Mary Montague | Suitable for 18+
DESIGN YOUR OWN STERLING SILVER NECKLACE OR EARRINGS Sat 26 Nov | 10.00am - 4.00pm | £40.00 This silver smithing workshop will provide the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to a bespoke piece of jewellery or make a special gift for a loved one this Christmas. Under the guidance of goldsmith Diane Lyness, you will design and make a unique silver necklace or set of earrings using traditional jewellery making techniques. You will learn piercing, soldering, shaping, texturing and polishing to create a beautiful piece of jewellery to take home. No previous experience is required. All you need to bring is an apron and bundles of enthusiasm! Max No: 10 | Suitable for 16+ Tutor: Diane Lyness - Goldsmith
CHRISTMAS THEMED WOOD CARVING Sat 3 Dec | 10.00am - 4.30pm | £45.00
FUSED GLASS CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS Sat 3 Dec | 10.00am - 2.00pm | £45.00 Create your own beautiful, fused glass Christmas decorations this year to adorn your tree or window under the tuition of expert glass artist Keith Sheppard. You will work with different coloured glass to make a colourful Christmas star, Christmas tree and snowman to take home. However, if you wish, you can make up your own simple design at the workshop. Tutor Keith Sheppard will teach you various design techniques, demonstrate the tools required for glass cutting, how to work safely and handle glass with confidence. Your completed fused glass decorations will be taken back to Keith’s studio for firing and returned to the venue for collection in time to adorn your tree before Christmas. All tools and materials will be provided. You may wish to bring your own safety glasses. Please wear suitable clothing and flat shoes. PLEASE NOTE: Completed glass decorations will not be returned by post. Collection only from the venue. Max No: 8 | Suitable for 16+ Tutor: Keith Sheppard [Glass Artistry]
With the festive season only round the corner, this is the perfect opportunity to get into the spirit of Christmas and create a beautiful hand carved decoration, which you can showcase at your home year after year. During this class, Stephen Ryan from Green Woodwork Ireland will teach you the skills and techniques needed to produce your Christmas themed woodcarving. Each participant can choose from five different designs including Santa, Christmas tree, Gingerbread Man, North Star and Snowman. You will also learn how to use a large variety of woodcarving chisels safely and effectively. This class is suitable for complete beginners as well as those that want to take their newfound skills to the next level. No experience necessary. Due to the use of sharp tools during the class sturdy boots or shoes should be worn. Max No: 8 | Suitable for 16+ | Tutor: Steve Ryan [Green Wood Work Ireland]
CHRISTMAS CUPCAKES FOR KIDS Sat 10 Dec | 10.00am - 12.00pm | £12.00 Always wanted to be a mini chef? This cupcake decorating workshop will introduce you to the skills and techniques for creating amazing Christmas themed cupcakes every time. You’ll get hands-on experience decorating a box of 12 seasonal cupcakes to take home. Learn to pipe buttercream like a pro, handle, and colour using florist paste. Colour and cut sugar paste to top your cupcakes for a domed finish. You can choose to make a gingerbread man, Santa and snowman or Christmas pudding. All materials and aprons supplied. Max No: 10 | Suitable for age 7 - 12 years Tutor: Rosemary Hughes [Rosie’s Country Kitchen]
SILVER SMITHING - SILVER STACKING RINGS WITH SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES Sat 10 Dec | 10.00am - 4.00pm | £45.00 Spend a day under the guidance of Goldsmith Diane Lyness as you make a pair of silver stacking rings. Each participant will be taught traditional jewellery making techniques such as piercing, soldering, shaping, texturing and polishing to create a beautiful pair of rings to take home. Personalise and add colour to your ring by adding one or two semi-precious stones. No previous experience is required. All you need to bring is an apron and bundles of enthusiasm! Max No: 10 | Tutor: Diane Lyness - Goldsmith | Suitable for 16+
CREATING A FICTIONAL WORLD: WRITING YOUR NOVEL Sat 10 Dec | 10.00am-4.00pm | £23.00 This one-day workshop draws on the universal themes of storytelling 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. Mary Montague is a poet, novelist and nature writer. She has authored two highly praised collections of poetry and her work has been published in numerous anthologies and journals, and translated into several languages. She is the recipient of the 2019 Poetry Ireland Tyrone Guthrie Centre MidCareer Bursary, and several awards from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Her first novel is forthcoming. She is a contributor to The Guardian’s Country Diary. Max No: 12 | Tutor: Mary Montague Age 18+
WINTER SCENE WREATHS
Sat 17 Dec | 10.00am - 12.00pm | £12.00 Create a bespoke magical winter wreath that will be the envy of the holiday season! You will build up your metal wire wreath with a selection of materials including textured papers, branches and an assortment of other materials. The base will then be painted and decorated with an array of seasonal crafty bits and bobs to create your winter scene. You can wrap your wreath in fabric, put on stickers, have things dangle down, or glue on decorations. Your imagination will work hard as you will have to think about the scene you are setting. Is it night? Is it snowing? Is it indoors maybe? You will also be painting and decorating little wooden pieces that can be turned into Santas, elves, penguins or snowmen to perfectly match your wintery scene. Max No: 10 | Age: 7 - 12 years Tutor: Lina Morgan [A Misty Kind of Blue]
CHRISTMAS FLORAL CENTREPIECE WITH FLOWERWORKS Sat 17 Dec | 10.00am - 12.00pm or 1.30pm - 3.30pm | £50.00 Create a stunning floral centrepiece for your table this Christmas season under the guidance of Romaine Hodgen from Flowerworks. Romaine will demonstrate step-by-step how to create your centrepiece, however individual creativity and placement of the flowers and foliage is encouraged. Using seasonal foliage including eucalyptus, pepper berries, nobilis spruce, Silver Sussex, rich seasonal flowers and more, you will learn techniques on how to create the perfect Christmas floral arrangement for your home embellished with festive accessories and toning colours. The workshop is suitable for all abilities, from beginners to those looking to develop their floristry skills. All materials are supplied but we would ask you to bring along your own scissors and/or secateurs and an apron or old shirt.
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.
Max No: 16 | Suitable 16+ | Tutor: Romaine Hodgen [Flowerworks]
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THE COLOUR OF BEAUTY MARK FERGUSON
Fri 9 Sept - Sat 29 Oct | Foyer Walls Portadown-based artist Mark Ferguson exhibits his first solo show spanning a period of over thirty years. Having studied Fine Art at Belfast College of Art during the mid2000’s, he now works from his studio at home. This first solo show includes early portrait works in pointillism style and more recent abstract paintings bursting with colour, uplifting the artist’s spirit. Diagnosed with neurosarcoidosis, affecting his mobility and mental health, Mark continues to paint beautiful works rich in colour and texture. Working from memory of passing faces these portraits of visages are created using thousands of tiny, juxtaposed brush strokes, dots and mark making techniques from a rich multi-coloured palette. The viewer’s mind is challenged by the layers of brush strokes with mathematical precision, which produce a range of colour optical effects.
I AM WOMAN
LISE MCGREEVY Fri 16 Sept - Sat 5 Nov Gallery At a time when the adult population in Northern Ireland is a majority 52% female, inequality still reigns across all sectors of our community. This exhibition aims to
support and promote female equality and diversity across race, religion and sexual orientations. By stripping away their differences, McGreevy focuses on the complex emotions that are felt by all women. This body of work celebrates the humanism and psychological dexterity of the female race. “I Am Woman encompasses both compassion for women, as well as promoting ‘confident, fearless’ women who push boundaries. Vive La Femme!”
AGATA BANC Fri 11 Nov - Sat 7 Jan ’23 | Gallery Photographer Agata Banc from Malbolk, Poland has resided in Armagh City for eight years running her own business alongside engaging in her passion for photography. Learning about local culture and engaging daily with local people in Co Armagh has provided a fascinating opportunity to create TASTE, a multicultural project involving traditional cuisine, local people, storytelling and photography. Two cultures mingle in the everyday kitchen, tasting, experimenting, learning to cook dishes and enjoying eating and sharing of traditions at the dinner table. Agata found the traditions of mealtime in Poland and Northern Ireland shared the same meaning. Only the food served was different. Taste introduces Polish cuisine to natives of Armagh as they explore the tastes and history behind the dishes served up to them in their own kitchens; their enjoyment captured lovingly through photography in the privacy of their home by their close friend and colleague. Taste includes eighteen heart-warming photographs, nine showing Co. Armagh people consuming and learning about traditional Polish dishes, and nine works capturing the traditional food served.
TIME & PLACE
LORRAINE FLETCHER | AIDAN MCGILLION | MALACHY O’NEILL Fri 11 Nov - Sat 7 Jan ’23 | Foyer Walls
Fellow musicians and artists all with a deep connection to Co Armagh, Malachy O’Neill, Aidan McGillion and Lorraine Fletcher come together for this group exhibition, Time & Place, showing their different styles of artwork to a home audience as a collective for the first time. Mal O’Neill has had many influences for his art over the years from music, nature and sport. Drawing inspiration from the many ancient Neolithic sites he has visited; the Fairy Mounds, Dolmens, Ogham stones and folklore from around Ireland, Britain and France. Aidan McGillion, native of Newtownstewart, Co Tyrone, now based in Armagh City, studied Fine Art in Derry and Carlisle. His work is inspired by the local landscape, music, literature and the human figure. Lorraine Fletcher, originally from Co. Armagh resides in Galway. She is inspired by Irish wildlife, capturing moments through expression and colour with relation to human connections and emotion.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION THEATRE PROGRAMME
DISCOUNTS & SPECIAL OFFERS
The views expressed by artists presenting their work in the auditoria and exhibition areas are the artists views alone and do not represent the views of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon District Council.
Seats 2 & 3 in the Upper North and Upper South Galleries have a restricted view and are offered at a discounted ticket price. A number of seats will be available for £5.00 for people and families totally dependent on state benefit. Shows marked R in our brochure are included in this scheme.
BOOK IN PERSON Box Office Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to 4.30pm. On performance evenings the Box Office will remain open until 7.00pm for all bookings and until the performance start-time for tickets for that night’s show only.
Discounts for some performances are also offered to senior citizens, carers of disabled patrons, students and the unemployed [relevant proof of eligibility will be required]. Tickets for all the above must be paid for in person.
We reserve the right to make special offers on tickets throughout the season. Offers cannot be claimed retrospectively [under any circumstances] on tickets already purchased.
Tickets for most performances can be booked online at visitarmagh.com/marketplacetheatre
TICKETS CANNOT BE EXCHANGED OR REFUNDED
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: 03300 561 025
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. Please see page 5 for details of our ticket protection scheme.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION LATECOMERS
PARKING & DIRECTIONS
Latecomers will only be admitted if there is a suitable break, which in some cases may be the interval. Where there is no interval or suitable break we reserve the right to refuse admission and no refund can be issued.
Detailed directions to the theatre and a map showing parking and directions can be viewed on our website visitarmagh.com/marketplacetheatre
Smoking, electronic cigarettes, the use of mobile phones, photography and video equipment and food and drinks are strictly prohibited in both auditoria. All details are correct at time of going to print. We reserve the right to alter the programme in the event of any unforeseen circumstances.
For some performances, a support act will precede the headline act, particularly for popular music events and comedy. Whilst The Market Place endeavours to inform patrons about such support acts in advance, on some occasions this may not be possible. CHILDREN Children aged two and under may attend suitable performances for free but must be seated and must be in possession of a valid ticket. SPECIAL ASSISTANCE Our staff are delighted to provide special assistance, if required, to disabled and other theatregoers. Our facilities include spaces for ten wheelchairs, lifts to all levels of the building, low level access at the Box Office, and an infra-red system to assist patrons with hearing difficulties. Customers using wheelchairs or those who require special assistance attending an event should contact the Box Office in advance so that appropriate assistance can be arranged.
STROBE LIGHTING : FLASH LIGHTING LIGHTING EFFECTS During many performances at The Market Place Theatre, lighting effects are used, including strobe lighting. Patrons who may experience difficulties with such effects should note that The Market Place Theatre will post notices around the venue to make you aware when strobe lighting will be used. COVID PROTOCOL For up-to-date details on our current Covid protocol, please see visitarmagh.com/marketplacetheatre
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Enjoy an overnight stay and breakfast with us for only £39.50pps midweek when going to a show in the Theatre. We are the closest hotel to the theatre, only a 2-minute walk away. Simply quote ‘Market Place Offer’ when booking and show your ticket at reception on arrival. All offers are subject to availability.
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DAVID O’DOHERTY: WHOA IS ME Sunday 12 March
Lots of talking, some apologising and songs on a glued together 80’s keyboard!
THE DORIS DAY STORY Friday 28 April
A swinging jazz band, impeccable vocals and video bring to life this star of the Silver Screen.
THE ROY ORBISON STORY Friday 19 May
A sensational evening, jam-packed with solid gold hits by The Big O!
TO THE MARKET PLACE THEATRE IN 2023