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THEATRES // JANUARY - JUNE 2018

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JANUARY - JUNE 2018

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Event

Theatre at The Mill

Dates

5 Jake O’Kane - Still Sittin’ on the Fence Tues 2 & Wed 3 Jan Date Night with Niamh Kavanagh & Paul Megahey Fri 5 Jan 6 Little Red Riding Hood & The Silly Billy Wolf Sat 6 Jan Neil Delamere - Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Pensioner Fri 12 Jan 7 AIMS Musical Showcase Sat 13 Jan Rock n Roll Years & Dance Hall Days Thurs 18 Jan 8 An Evening of Musical Theatre Delight Fri 19 Jan The Bee Gees Story - Nights on Broadway Sat 20 Jan 9 Cezanne: Portraits of a Life Tues 23 Jan Stars of Country Thur 25 Jan 10 The Two Sides of Elvis Fri 26 Jan Translunar Paradise Sun 28 Jan That Scottish Play Thurs 1 Feb 11 David Meade Mentalist - Wizard of Odds Fri 2 Feb Welcome to My World - The Life & Music of Jim Reeves Sat 3 Feb 12 &13 Met Opera Lisitngs Sat 10 Feb - Sat 28 April 14 Joseph Wed 14 - Sun 18 Feb 15 Peter Corry - Call of The Celts Thurs 22 Feb Sister Act Tues 27 Feb - Sat 3 Mar 16 Twelfth Night Wed 7 Mar Roly Daniels Thur 8 Mar Patsy Cline 50th Anniversary Fri 9 Mar 17 Colin Murphy - The Bald Ambition Tour Thur 15 Mar Foster & Allen - The Golden Years Fri 16 Mar I’ll Tell My Ma! Sat 17 Mar 18 Vincent Van Gogh - A New Way of Seeing Tues 20 Mar The Three Tenors - Ireland's Greatest Voices Sat 24 Mar 19 Singin' in The Rain Jr. Mon 2 - Fri 6 Apr 20 Flash Harry - Celebrating the Magic of Queen Sat 7 Apr Macbeth Wed 11 Apr Shylock Wed 18 Apr 21 Made in Liverpool Fri 20 Apr Queen's Island Victoria Male Voice Choir Sat 21 Apr The Legends Of American Country Wed 25 Apr 22 Ballyclare Male Voice Choir - 84th Anniversary Concert Fri 27 Apr Giovanni Pernice - Born To Win Wed 2 May Dad's Army Radio Hour Fri 4 May 23 Variety Sat 5 May Dominic Kirwin and Guests in Concert Fri 11 May The Clare Chorale - 15th Annual Concert Sat 12 May 24 Banff Mountain Film Festival Thur 17 - Sat 19 May Ulster Drama Festival Mon 21 - Sat 26 May 25 I, Claude Monet Tues 29 May

Genre

All Stars Annual Extravaganza A Classical Ballet Production Whitehouse Ballet 26 Maggie Yer Ma! COMEDY The Summer Country Show MUSIC 27 West Side Story FAMILY West Side Story

DANCE Sat 16 June DANCE Sat 23 June COMEDY Mon 25 & Tues 26 June MUSIC Thurs 28 June Mon 16 July - Sat 4 Aug WORKSHOP Tues 31 July - Sat 4 Aug MUSICAL

COMEDY The Courtyard Theatre MUSICAL MUSIC 29 Home Spun Youth Drama Sat 6 Jan - Sat 24 March MUSICAL Holocaust Memorial Day Film - The Diary of Anne Frank Fri 26 Jan MUSIC 30 The Lamplight Sessions - Anthony Toner Fri 2 Feb ENCORE SCREENING Mossgrove Youth Festival Mon 5 - Fri 9 Feb MUSIC Audio Visual Festival Fri 16 - Sat 17 Feb MUSIC 31 Ronnie Greer Fri 23 Feb DRAMA May The Road Rise Up Fri 9 Mar DRAMA 32 Newtownabbey Drama Festival Mon 12 - Sat 17 Mar ENTERTAINMENT The Lamplight Sessions - The Whileaways Fri 23 Mar MUSIC 33 Aladdin Jr. Mon 2 Apr - Sat 7 Apr LIVE SCREENING 34 Jazzabelles Fri 20 Apr MUSICAL The Lamplight Sessions - The 4 of Us in Concert Fri 25 May MUSIC Celtic Soul Sat 9 June MUSICAL 35 Simon & Garfunkel - Through The Years Sat 30 June We Are Going Digital SCREENING MUSIC The Old Courthouse MUSIC COMEDY 37 David Meade Mentalist: Wizard of Odds Fri 5 Jan MUSIC Homespun Youth Theatre Sat 6 Jan - Sat 24 Mar COMEDY 38 Community Tea Dances Wed 10 Jan - Wed 27 June ENCORE SCREENING Colin Murphy - The Bald Ambition Tour Fri 12 Jan MUSIC 39 Rock n Roll and Dance Hall Days Fri 19 Jan WORKSHOP Holocaust Memorial Day - Judgement at Nuremberg Sat 28 Jan MUSIC Chopping Chillies Sat 3 Feb 40 Time Machine Thurs 8 Feb LIVE SCREENING The Courtyard Community Choir - All You Need is Love Fri 9 Feb DRAMA 41 100 Years Our Jimmy Fri 16 Feb MUSIC Alan Taylor & Na Leanai Fri 23 Feb MUSIC 42 Enchanted Tea Party Sat 24 Feb MUSIC Give my Head Peace Wed 7 Mar MUSIC 43 I’ll Tell My Ma Fri 16 Mar DANCE COMEDY Spring Lecture Thur 22 Mar MUSIC 44 Antrim Live Sat 7 - Sun 8 April MUSIC 45 Ronnie Greer Fri 11 May MUSIC Nostalgic Piano & Memories of Bygone Days Sat 12 May FILM 46 The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh Fri 25 & 26 May DRAMA Mr Hullabaloo - Summertime Fun Sat 2 June ENCORE SCREENING Signed Youth A Amateur C Captioned Performance S Performance Dramatics Y Performance

WORKSHOP SCREENING MUSIC MUSIC TALK MUSIC DRAMA DRAMA MUSIC WORKSHOP MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC

ENTERTAINMENT WORKSHOP DANCE COMEDY MUSIC DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA MUSIC COMEDY MUSIC FAMILY COMEDY COMEDY TALK ENTERTAINMENT MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC FAMILY

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Workshops


THEATRE AT THE MILL January - June 2018


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David Hull Promotions Presents In his traditional end-of-year review show, Jake will be casting a satirical eye over the preceding twelve months, combining stories and pictures from the Irish News with the madness of the Internet to debunk the great, the not so great, and himself.

Date Night with Date Night Niamh Kavanagh and with Niamh Paul Megahey Kavanagh and Paul Megahey

Tickets: £22 Time: 7.45pm Show contains adult reference for 16+ only

Still Sittin’ on the Fence comes on the back of three years of completely sold-out tours for Jake, with his shows now an annual must-see and a traditional night out for comedy fans. If you want to catch Jake O’Kane on his latest tour, book early and book often!

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

Once again, the hugely talented Terry McHugh, one of NI’s brightest emerging comedy talents, will be performing alongside Jake.

Tues 2 & Wed 3 Jan

COMEDY

Fri 5 Jan

MUSIC

Tickets: £15 & £12 (Concession) Time: 7.45pm

Join Niamh Kavanagh as she celebrates the 25th anniversary of her Eurovision win with a retrospective of special songs from the course of her extensive career. Expect familiar favourites interpreted in Niamh's inimitable fashion accompanied by guitarist Paul Megahey. An intimate evening of gorgeous sounds awaits, with a sprinkle of chat and craic for good measure!

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From Jake feeding his voter registration card to a goat, Martina Anderson having a fit at the European Assembly, or the never-ending RHI scandal, Jake mixes hard news with harder comedy to guarantee a night to remember.


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Jolly Promotions Ltd Presents

Lisa Richards Agency Presents

Date Night with Niamh Kavanagh and Paul Megahey

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Sat 6 Jan

FAMILY

Tickets: £10 Time: 2pm

This colourful, fast-paced all singing and dancing show is a fun and gentle re-telling of the classic fairy-tale of Little Red Riding Hood. Little Red Riding Hood is adventuring through the woods to visit her Granny, but somewhere along the way the Silly Billy Wolf is waiting. Children will have great fun joining in on the action, singing songs and playing games and meeting some amazing characters in this original show, written especially for this touring spectacular. Find out why Granny is the coolest Granny in the world! Play games with Granny’s Crazy Cat! Meet the Lumberjack Bear! Find what happens when Granny decides to give Little Red Riding Hood the surprise of her life! With beautiful costumes, stunning stage sets and hilarious characters, this is a fun-packed show not to be missed!

Neil Delamere - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Pensioner Fri 12 Jan

COMEDY

Tickets: £20 Time: 7.45pm Show contains adult reference for 16+ only

One day Neil’s dad asked him to help deliver the Meals on Wheels. He agreed. Little did they know that their lives would never be the same again. Except for the bits of their lives that didn’t change. “You’ll be hard pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe." ***** The Scotsman “One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine. *****.” The Herald


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AIMS Presents

AIMS Musical Showcase

MUSIC

Tickets: £20 Time: 7.45pm

Sat 13 Jan

MUSICAL

Tickets: £12 Time: 7.45pm

The Association of Irish Musical Societies return to Theatre at The Mill to showcase some of the finest talent in Northern Irelands musical theatre scene. Featuring a performance of the AIMS Northern Region weekend youth workshop.

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Years and Dance Hall Days Show is back with a brand new show featuring George Jones, Clubsound and four wonderful singers. The show will transport you back to the nostalgic days and incredible music and artistes of the 50’s and 60’s. Combining evocative love ballads with the greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll hit songs of the era, this show will carry the audience back to a time when dance halls were full and the youngsters danced, jived and rocked to The Four Seasons, The Shadows, Neil Sedaka, Dean Martin, Patsy Cline, Elvis and much, much more! With over 40 classic songs this is a show not to be missed.

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Thurs 18 Jan


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James Huish Academy Presents

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Sat 20 Jan Fri 19 Jan

MUSICAL

Tickets: £12.50 Time: 7.45pm

The James Huish Academy of Theatre Arts in affiliation with The American Musical Theatre Academy (AMTA). London and New York, introduces the students of The Academy presenting songs from the latest musicals to hit Broadway, Dear Evan Hansan, Waitress and many more. We couldn’t forget old classics such as Phantom of the Opera, Matilda and Miss Saigon. From the youngest student to the eldest we promise that you will be transported to Broadway for a night of musical theatre song and dance! For information on joining the Academy please visit www.jhacademy.co.uk.

MUSIC

Tickets: £18 & £16 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 7.45pm

You can't see the Bee Gees anymore, but you can see Nights on Broadway and still experience a concert of the incredible music written by the brothers Gibb. Known also as ‘The Irish Bee Gees’, all the performers are from Ireland with the exception of their new UK Musical Director, J Black. Nights On Broadway presents a tribute to the Bee Gees through their catalogue of hits over four decades from the 60s to the 90s. The full live band blend the classic hits, acoustic medleys and dance floor fillers which define the show. This show has something to entertain everyone from the novice to the most discerning fan.


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Seventh Art Presents

“ The world doesn’t understand me, and I don’t understand the world.”

CÉZANNE PORTRAITS OF A LIFE COMING SOON TO CINEMAS

Tues 23 Jan

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN PRESENTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH SEVENTH ART PRODUCTIONS ‘CÉZANNE–PORTRAITS OF A LIFE’ EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS TIM DAWSON, PHIL GRABSKY, AMANDA WILKIE PRODUCED BY AMANDA WILKIE DIRECTED BY PHIL GRABSKY

ENCORE SCREENING Self Portrait in a Bowler Hat, 1885-86 by Paul Cézanne. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen.

Tickets: £11 & £10 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 7.45pm Duration: 85 mins

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN is thrilled to present one of the most talked-about exhibitions of the year. Dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cézanne, the exhibition opens in Paris before traveling to London and Washington. One can’t appreciate 20th century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne. Featuring interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery London, MoMA New York, National Gallery of Art Washington, and Musée d’Orsay Paris, and correspondence from the artist himself, the film takes audiences beyond the exhibition to the places Cézanne lived and worked and sheds light on an artist who is perhaps the leastknown of all the impressionists – until now. Directed by Phil Grabsky.

Thurs 25 Jan

MUSIC

Tickets: £20 Time: 7.45pm

Join 6 of Ireland's top Country Music Stars for a fantastic Stars of Country Show featuring Stephen Smyth, Eamon McCann, Gary Gamble, Cowboy Larry, Matt Leavy and Curtis Magee who each will showcase their biggest hit songs and some light hearted comedy in the company of the fantastic Keltic Storm. If it's Country Music you like then this is the show for you!

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From the National Portrait Gallery London, Musée d’Orsay Paris & National Gallery of Art Washington DC.


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Theatre Ad Infinitum Presents

Translunar Paradise

Commedia of Errors Theatre Company Presents

Thurs 1 Feb

DRAMA

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 7.45pm

Fri 26 Jan

MUSIC

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Tickets: £17.50 Time: 7.45pm

The Two Sides Of Elvis features N. Ireland's powerhouse vocalist Jim Brown serving up Elvis Gospel and Rock n' Roll. Brown has appeared on many TV shows in the UK, USA and across Europe, Top of the Pops, TFI Friday and GMTV to name a few, selling approx. 1 million albums for record label EMI. He also recorded 3 songs for the 2009 movie soundtrack Lonely Street with close friend of Elvis Presley Charlie Hodge stating he thought his old boss was back on hearing Brown and Tom Jones proclaiming " Finally someone at last who does Presley justice!"

Sun 28 Jan

DRAMA

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 7.45pm

Multi award-winning Ad Infinitum return with their hit show following an international tour, winning nine awards. Experience a journey of life, death and enduring love. After his wife passes away, William escapes to a paradise of fantasy and past memories, a place far from the realty of his grief. Returning from beyond the grave, Rose revisits her widowed companion to perform one last act of love: to help him let go. A poignant, life-affirming tale without words. 'A masterclass in theatricality’ ***** (WhatsOnStage.com).

Macbeth and the witches meet again, in thunder, lightning, but probably no rain (we get enough of that as it is). The hurly burly’s all but done and now it’s time to have some fun. Witchcraft? Yes. Murder? Yes. Tragedy? Not this time! Scotland’s greatest hero returns to plumb the depths of his darkest ambitions. Watch as he descends from legend to villain whilst always remaining a bit of an idiot. As he dives off the cliff of virtue into the pool of evil, perhaps he’ll even do a couple of somersaults as he falls! In a world of buffoons can an idiot be king? How many murders is too many? Can you be truly tragic if everything’s really funny? This is Macbeth like you’ve never seen it - physical, guttural and intelligent - full of energy, comedy and all of the darkness and death that keeps audiences coming back to Shakespeare’s classic.


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David Meade Mentalist: Wizard of Odds

MUSIC

Tickets: £25 Time: 7.45pm

Fri 2 Feb

ENTERTAINMENT

Tickets: £18 Time: 7.45pm

In his funniest and most impossible show yet, mindreader David Meade - the first mentalist to win a million dollars in a Las Vegas casino - will blow your mind as he beats the odds and predicts the impossible. Now performing all over the world, David’s coming back to home soil to blow minds across the country. His last record breaking tour sold out everywhere, so grab your tickets now and look forward to a jaw dropping performance that your whole family will never forget.

The brilliant Scottish singer Gentleman Al Grant presents a unique insight into the life and music of the great Jim Reeves with a wonderful concert of Jim Reeves classic hit songs. With narration and video screen footage of Reeves life, this will be a classic evening of song and story. Renowned for his classic interpretation of Jim Reeves songs with unerring similarity to the voice of the 'Great Man' this promises to be one of the concerts of the year. Al is backed by a band that includes some of Ireland’s finest musicians and special guest on the night will be renowned singer/songwriter Isla Grant. Previous Irish and UK Tours have been complete sell-outs. If you are a Jim Reeves fan, you will love this concert. Don't miss a very special evening.

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OPERA FROM THE MET

La Boheme (Puccini)

L’Elisir D’Amore (Donizetti)

Tickets: £20 & £10 (under 18 & students) Family Ticket: £50 (2 adults & 2 children) Time: 5.30pm

RETURNS IN FEBRUARY 2018 WITH THE FOLLOWING LIVE SCREENINGS:

Sat 10 Feb Tickets: £20 & £10 (under 18 & students) Family Ticket: £50 (2 adults & 2 children) Time: 5pm

Sat 24 Feb

The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production starring a cast of young stars, including Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo. Marco Armiliato conducts.

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Semiramide (Rossini) Sat 10 Mar Tickets: £20 & £10 (under 18 & students) Family Ticket: £50 (2 adults & 2 children) Time: 5.55pm

Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met as the feisty Adina, opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.

This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance, its first in nearly 25 years, with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.


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Cosi Fan Tutte (Mozart)

Luisa Miller (Verdi)

Sat 31 Mar

Sat 14 Apr

Tickets: £20 & £10 (under 18 & students)

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Tickets: £20 & £10 ((under 18 & students) Family Ticket: £50 (2 adults & 2 children) Time: 6pm

Family Ticket: £50 (2 adults & 2 children) Time: 5.55pm A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award-winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.

James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years.

Sat 28 Apr Tickets: £20 & £10 (under 18 & students) Family Ticket: £50 (2 adults & 2 children) Time: 6pm For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met. Joyce DiDonato stars in the title role, with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.

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Cendrillon (Massenet)


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Home Spun Youth Theatre Presents

© 2007 RUG © 2007 RUG

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© 2007 RUG

An Amateur youth production by arrangement with The Musical Company Ltd

Wed 14 - Sun 18 Feb

MUSICAL

Tickets: £14 & £12 (Concession). Family Ticket: £40 (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children) Time: 7pm. Matinee Sun 18 Feb: 2.30pm Relaxed performance (No evening show on Sun 18 Feb)

From the creative team that brought last year’s stunning production of Annie to the Theatre at The Mill stage comes a new special Youth Production of one of the most enduring shows of all time. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colours. This magical musical is full of catchy songs in a variety of styles, from a parody of French ballads (Those Canaan Days), to country-western (One More Angel in Heaven) and calypso (Benjamin Calypso), along with the unforgettable classics Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018, don’t miss one of the most enduring shows of all time.

© 2007 RUG


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Peter Corry - The Call of the Celts MUSIC

Tickets: £22.50 Time: 7.45pm

Peter Corry returns with an evening of some of the finest music from Ireland and Scotland. The new show will take you on a musical journey through some of the all-time favourite celtic classics performed by one of the great voices to come out of Ireland. Along with his band and dancers, this will be an emotional, fun packed energetic rollercoaster of a show. Including classics such as Will Ye Go Lassie Go, The Puca Beast, Caledonia, Song for Ireland, Carrickfergus and Declan O'Rourkes beautiful ballad Galileo.

Tues 27 Feb - Sat 3 Mar

MUSICAL

Tickets: £20 & £18 (Concession) Family Ticket: £50 (2 adults & 2 children) Group Discount Available Time: 7.45pm Sat Matinee 2.30pm

Following the success of All Shook Up, Fortwilliam Musical Society returns to Theatre at The Mill with their production of Sister Act. The stage show follows the story of Deloris Van Cartier who is in hiding in a local Convent after witnessing the criminal activity of her mobster boyfriend, set to songs Take Me to Heaven, I Could Be That Guy and Raise Your Voice.

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Thurs 22 Feb


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Twelfth Night: direct from the RSC

Wed 7 Mar

JMG Music Group Presents

Roly Daniels

SCREENING

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 7pm

'I am all the daughters of my father's house, And all the brothers too.'

Thurs 8 Mar

MUSIC

Staring Kara Tointon and Adrian Edmonson, Tickets: £20 Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious Time: 7.45pm and heartbreaking. Two twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a Following a hugely successful sell-out tour last year, strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with join one of Ireland's top entertainers and singers Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but Roly Daniels for a nostalgic show by one of our true is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is greats. the spitting image of his twin sister...Christopher Roly will perform his biggest hit songs like Mr Jones, Luscombe, Director of the ‘glorious’ (Daily Telegraph) I Will Love You All My Life and Hello Darling to name Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing but a small few in the company of super live band (2014 and 2016), returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to tackle Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a Keltic Storm. Joining Roly on the tour will be two of brilliantly bittersweet account of "the whirligig of time". our favourite stars Joe Moore and Caitlin.

Fri 9 Mar

MUSIC

Tickets: £20 Time: 7.45pm

This wonderful nostalgic show brings audiences on a trip down memory lane to hear the music and a little insight into the life of one of the greatest female singers that ever lived. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the first Patsy Cline show that Sandy Kelly wrote, produced and starred in. Gerry Guthrie joins her on this tour.


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Lisa Richards Agency Presents

David Hull Promotions Presents

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Joseph Rea Productions

Colin Murphy The Bald Ambition Tour

I'll Tell My Ma 17 Mar Sat COMEDY

Tickets: £18 & £16 (Concession) Time: 7.45pm Recommended Age: 16yrs+

25 years ago a young man had a dream, that dream was to perform. As an actor success came quickly, early TV appearances in Yorkshire Television’s Heartbeat and his starring role in Our Friends In The North led to him becoming a household name. Daniel Craig* has achieved everything he set out to do. 25 years ago another young man had a dream. And hope. And hair. He is still hanging on to all three… just about. Best known for his TV appearances on the award winning Blame Game, The Panel and The Blizzard of Odd, Colin has performed his stand-up all over the world from Montreal to Melbourne, Beijing to Ballybofey. *Daniel Craig will not be appearing in this show.

Tickets: £15 & £13 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 7.45pm Recommended Age: 16yrs + Contains strong language, parental guidance required.

Foster & Allen The Golden Years Fri 16 Mar

MUSIC

Tickets: £22.50 Time: 7.45pm

International recording artists Foster & Allen are bringing their Golden Years Tour back to Northern Ireland. Celebrating over 40 years together in the music business they will be performing a string of their biggest hits including Bunch of Thyme, Maggie, After All These Years, I Will Love You All My Life and Old Flames. They will also be performing their latest single Mrs. Brown’s Boys as well as recordings from their new Top 40 selling CD The Gold Collection including Galway Girl, The Fly and many more.

I'll Tell My Ma is a hilarious one-woman show by Patricia Gormley charting the adventures and misadventures in the life of four generations of one West Belfast family. Come and meet Belfast's funniest, maddest and most lovable family. 16 year old Davina Corrina a highly intelligent school girl with a penchant for Russian vodka and the high life, her Mother Chelsea Marie a 30 something with a tangled love life who is looking to join the "mile high" club as an air stewardess with CryinAir. The lovable 60 year old Patricia who's life has been turned upside down with tragedy but sees the way out by turning her life into a book and finally Granny Eileen the fiery 80 year old matriarch of the family who is coping with facebook, tweeting and her free bus pass.

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Thurs 15 Mar

COMEDY


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Seventh Art Presents

The Three Tenors Ireland’s Greatest Voices “This is the real Van Gogh” INSTITUT VAN GOGH

VINCENT

The award-winning cinematic biography of the world’s most loved artist.

VANGOGH

A NEW WAY OF SEEING

ENCORE SCREENINGS COMING SOON TO CINEMAS

Tues 20 Mar

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN PRESENTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH SEVENTH ART PRODUCTIONS ‘VINCENT VAN GOGH: A NEW WAY OF SEEING’ ORIGINAL MUSIC ASA BENNETT EXECUTIVE PRODUCER PHIL GRABSKY DIRECTED BY DAVID BICKERSTAFF

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Vincent van Gogh, Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat, 1887 Paris Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation) s16V/1962 F344

ENCORE SCREENING

Tickets: £11 & £10 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 7.45pm Duration: 90 mins From the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam.

Perhaps more than any other artist, Van Gogh’s life has long captured the imagination of storytellers. Delving deep into his fascinating and sometimes deeply troubled world comes this definitive, award-winning documentary directed by David Bickerstaff. Showcasing Van Gogh’s iconic works like never before and featuring exclusive interviews with the curatorial team at the Van Gogh Museum, this EXHIBITION ON SCREEN favourite from Season 2 makes a welcome return to the big screen.

Sat 24 Mar

MUSIC

Tickets: £22.50 Time: 7.45pm

Creating a storm around the country, Ireland’s favourite trio, Dominic, Shane and Derek, collectively The Three Tenors Ireland return to Theatre at The Mill. RTE award-winners Dominic, Shane, and Derek promise a magical night to remember as they perform an exciting Celtic flavoured programme, with uplifting songs made famous by world superstars including Sinatra (My Way), The Dubliners (Wild Rover) and Pavarotti (O Sole Mio/Nessun Dorma). You will also love their new arrangements of hits such as Over the Rainbow. www.threetenorsireland.com “FABULOUS, high-calibre, contemporary style -the entire audience was moved by their soulful performance.” Sunday Independent “I would recommend this wonderful concert to anyone – the most delicious box of chocolates your ears could ever have. Knockout vocal performance.” New York Times


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Theatre at the Mill’s Home Spun Musical Theatre School Presents

Tickets: £125 (includes 7 free tickets to the performance) Time: 10am - 5pm. Performance Fri 6 Apr at 7pm Age: 8 - 18yrs

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Join our celebrated creative team and star in the Greatest Movie Musical of All Time, faithfully and loving adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original, award-winning screenplay. Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make Singin' in the Rain JR. a guaranteed good time for performers and audience members alike. If your kids have a passion for dance, drama and singing then sign them up for Theatre at The Mill’s Home Spun Youth Theatre School this Easter, offering young people the chance to perform in this stunning musical and in a professional theatre with costumes, staging and lights. The week provides students with the opportunity to learn from the best in the business, mastering the dance routines, perfecting the lines and putting on a show for family and friends in just one week.

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David Hull Promotions Presents

Theatre Tours International Presents

Flash Harry Celebrating the Magic of Queen

Sat 7 Apr

MUSIC

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Tickets: £18.50 Time: 7.45pm

Flash Harry have been performing the music of Queen for over 25 years, from the small beginnings of five Queen fans getting together for a one off gig, Flash Harry have gone from strength to strength, playing venues throughout Ireland, the UK and further afield. Audiences have rocked to Queen’s greatest hits as Flash Harry showcase songs from Keep Yourself Alive to Freddie’s poignant last appearance on These Are The Days Of Our Lives to some of Queens most famous anthems such as Radio Gaga and We Are the Champions. For a night of sheer energy, enthusiasm, a passion for the iconic songs from one of the greatest bands in Rock and Roll history this is a show not to be missed. Flash Harry will have you rocking in the aisles and singing along to some of the greatest songs ever written.

Shylock Wed 18 April

Macbeth Wed 11 Apr

LIVE SCREENING

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 7.00pm

‘Something wicked this way comes’ Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder. Our contemporary production of Shakespeare’s darkest psychological thriller marks both Christopher Eccleston’s RSC debut and the return of Niamh Cusack to the Company.

DRAMA

Tickets: £14 & £12 (Concession) Offer: First 50 tickets booked £10 each Group Discount Available Time: 7.45pm

Shylock has always divided opinion. Is he a villain or a victim? Or is he someone even more intriguing? There is no doubt Shylock is hard done by in The Merchant of Venice, but does he bring it on himself? As one of only two Jewish men in the whole of Shakespeare, he has been portrayed in ways which reflected how Jews were popularly viewed - from comic villain in Shakespeare's day to a victim of racial discrimination nowadays. This award winning, poignant, powerful yet humorous performance - from the company that created the Olivier Award winning Morecambe - brings us Shylock afresh in one of the most globally successful solo shows of the last decade.


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JMG Music Group presents

MUSIC

Tickets: £20 Time: 7.45pm

All the way from the legendary Cavern Club, Liverpool. Made In Liverpool, Beatles Tribute Band are resident at the world famous Cavern Club Liverpool from where The Beatles shot to fame, their show ... A Night at The Cavern is a must see for any Beatles fan. Uniquely and unlike other Beatles tributes Made in Liverpool are resident in the very place where pop/rock history’s greatest band were discovered. Originally named The Fab Four they were the first Beatles tribute band to play the iconic venue when it re-opened and are mentioned in music writer and Merseybeat historian Spencer Leigh’s book The Cavern, The Most Famous Club in the World.

Sat 21 Apr

MUSIC

Tickets: £15 Time: 7.45pm

With a pedigree lasting over one hundred years, The Queen's Island Victoria Male Choir are advocates that male choir singing in Belfast has spanned the centuries. Amalgamated in 1974 (Queen's Island and Victoria were est. in 1912 and 1916 respectively), the choir has enjoyed singing throughout Northern Ireland and the UK. Recently the choir was very pleased and delighted to be able to sing at the grand opening of the new Titanic Hotel in Belfast. Conductor Alastair McQuoid is joined by accompanist Fiona Gormley with special guests: Greenisland Primary School Choir and Major Sinclair Memorial Pipe Band.

Wed 25 Apr

MUSIC

Tickets: £17.50 Time: 7.45pm

Following a sell-out UK tour in 2017, direct from Ireland, Europe's No.1 Country music show The Legends of American Country returns for another fantastic night of toe tapping Country classics. The 2018 tour will showcase highly acclaimed tributes to Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Kenny Rogers and 4 brand new tributes to icons George Jones, Charley Pride, Patsy Cline and Don Williams in this must see extravaganza. The show features 4 fantastic singers who are all backed by the superb Country Storm band and coupled with an authentic stage set that will transport you all the way to Nashville and back. One things for sure, if you like Country music this is the only show in town!

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Strictly Theatre Co Presents

Fri 4 May

Ballyclare Male Choir 84th Anniversary Concert Fri 27 Apr

MUSIC

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Tickets: £15 Time: 7.45pm

Ballyclare Male Choir, one of the leading male choirs in Ulster, presents itself again for your pleasure. Under their vibrant music team of Paul Briggs and Sheelagh Greer this well respected choir continues to develop repertoire to meet the demands of current musical tastes. They offer for your enjoyment a mixture of traditional and contemporary, sacred and secular music. The choir is honoured to have as guest soloist the much-loved Father Eugene O’Hagan of The Priests fame. Father O’Hagan now Vicar General of The Diocese of Down and Connor was previously local priest for Ballyclare and Ballygowan.

COMEDY

Tickets: £14 & £12 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 7.45pm

Wed 2 May

DANCE

Tickets: £30 & £28 (Concession) Back 3 rows of 2nd Gallery: £26 & £24 (Concession) VIP package: £50 includes pre show meet and greet with signed print and photo opportunities (limited availability) Time: 7.45pm

Strictly Come Dancing professional, Giovanni Pernice, will be joined by seven more professional dancers from Dancing with the Stars worldwide. Get ready for glitzy costumes, amazing routines and another beautiful story - headlined by Giovanni. ***** “Not just smouldering… Absolutely scorching.” ***** “Giovanni’s dancers are as good as any you will see on the television show.”

Two actors play 25 characters in this brilliant staging of classic radio scripts based on favourite episodes from the original TV series. Celebrating 50 years of Perry and Croft's quintessential sitcom, which won the Best One-Liner accolade in a poll of comedians conducted earlier this year by Gold, with the immortal words "Don't tell him, Pike". Double Fringe First Award winner David Benson (star of Think No Evil Of Us: My Life With Kenneth Williams and Boris: World King) and Jack Lane (Wisdom Of A Fool) present a selection of classic radio episodes featuring favourite lines, cherished characters and great feats of vocal impersonation! Performed by David Benson and Jack Lane Directed by Owen Lewis Sound design by Tom Lishman www.DadsArmyRadioHour.com


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Tom Kelly Promotions Presents

Sat 5 May

Fri 11 May MUSIC

Tickets: £15 & £10 (Concession) Time: 7pm

From the company that brought you Showtime and Broadway Blitz, Uplift Performing Arts proudly presents Variety. A cast of talented local performers will be taking to the stage to share with you a ‘Variety’ of different energetic musical medley’s and numbers from Broadway, The West End, Hollywood and more. Musicals such as Oklahoma, The Addams Family, In the Heights, Dear Evan Hanson, Hamilton and many more. We will be paying tribute to the stars who have shaped entertainment as we know it today. Suitable for the whole family, this is an evening not to be missed.

MUSIC

Tickets: £20 Time: 7.45pm

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

The Clare Chorale 15th Annual Concert Sat 12 May

MUSIC

Tickets: £15 Time: 7.45pm

This popular mixed voice choir enjoys a busy diary of engagements throughout the season. It has singers from all professions who base themselves in Ballyclare, a town renowned for its musical traditions. Regular singing throughout the province keeps them busy and they are always adding to their membership and repertoire. Their conductor is local Mezzo-Soprano, Sheelagh Greer and their accompanist is Darren Day a full-time musician. Their guests this year are Alan Corry and the very popular Festival Brass.

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Dominic Kirwan and Guests in Concert

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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Thurs 17 - Sat 19 May

FILM

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Tickets: £13.75 & £12 (Concession) Groups of 6+: £12 Two night ticket: £24 (1 red evening & 1 blue evening) Time: 7.45pm

Experience an extraordinary collection of short films from the world's most prestigious mountain film festival. Follow the expeditions of some of today’s most incredible adventurers, see amazing footage shot from the far flung corners of the globe. Thurs 17 & Sat 19 will show the red programme with Fri 18 showing the blue programme. Each evening will feature free prize giveaways! Visit www.banff-uk. com for more details. Photo credit: Larry Shiu, Cascade Mountain, Banff National Park © John Price

Ulster Drama Festival Mon 21 - Sat 26 May

DRAMA

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Festival Ticket: £60 & £50 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 7.45pm

The best of amateur theatre comes to Theatre at The Mill this spring, staging 6 days of top quality drama, competing for the Grand Opera House Premiere Award. Six amateur theatre groups who have recently qualified for the finals in regional full-length play festivals will perform a range of dramas, which are expected to engage, unsettle, shock, provoke and delight audiences. Details of the performances and theatre companies taking part in this year’s Festival will be published, once confirmed, at www.theatreatthemill.com. or by contacting the box office nearer to the Festival on 028 9034 0202.


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“Intense and intimate... A rare insight” THE OBSERVER

“My head is bursting – I want to paint it all”

I, CLAUDE MONET with Monet’s letters read by Henry Goodman

Tues 29 May

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN PRESENTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH SEVENTH ART PRODUCTIONS ‘I, CLAUDE MONET’

Claude Monet, Impression, Sunrise, 1873 Portrait of Claude Monet, 1901 – photo by Nadar

ENCORE SCREENING

LETTERS READ BY HENRY GOODMAN MUSIC BY STEPHEN BAYSTED PRODUCED BY AMANDA WILKIE DIRECTED BY PHIL GRABSKY

Tickets: £11 & £10 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 7.45pm Duration: 87 minutes

After premiering in Season 4 of EXHIBITION ON SCREEN, I, Claude Monet is back by popular demand, revealing the heart and soul of arguably the world’s most loved artist. Monet’s life is a gripping tale about a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness, even suicide. However, as his art developed and his love of gardening led to the glories of his Giverny garden, his humour, insight and love of life are revealed. Told through Monet’s own words and shot on location at the very spots he painted, the film features his most loved paintings in an unforgettable, immersive art experience. Directed by Phil Grabsk.

Sat 23 June

Allstars Annual Extravaganza Sat 16 June

Tickets: £15 & £10 (Concession) Time: 3pm & 6pm

DANCE

Tickets: £9.50 & £5.50 (Concession) Time: 7pm

This is the annual show for Allstars Dance Academy and Newtownabbey Allstars Cheerleading Squad. An incredible night, showcasing the dancers and cheerleaders achievements over the last year. This year they will be joined by Special Guests - Moira Vipers Cheerleading Squad. Allstars - Where Every One is A Star!!

DANCE

Whitehouse Ballet School is based in Newtownabbey. It is a Royal Academy of Dance examinations school with a 100% pass rate and some of the most highly qualified RAD teachers in Northern Ireland. WBS seeks to make Ballet enjoyable within a family atmosphere whilst instilling discipline, dedication and determination. As teachers, we are committed to providing the highest possible standard of training for the students, each student will be taught and respected as an individual and we strive to bring out the best in them. Whether or not the students go on to pursue a dance-related career, the values and training of Whitehouse Ballet School will benefit them throughout their lives.

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Mon 25 & Tues 26 June

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COMEDY

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Tickets: £25, £23 & £21 Time: 7.45pm Age: 16yrs+ Contains adult humour and strong language.

Life doesn’t stop when you drop a sprog, whaaa? Loveable rogue Maggie Muff is BACK with a bang in this highly anticipated sequel to Leesa Harker’s smash hit trilogy! With Billy in jail for the biggest feg run heist in history and Maggie’s ma dropping a bombshell that will curl your toes, Maggie finds herself a single Ma. Big Sally-Ann is no help sure she’s become a Buddhist and is ringing bells and chanting all over the show! Life sure has changed for Maggie, but can she get back til herself? Til the way she was?

Thurs 28 June

From best-selling author and playwright Leesa Harker, directed by Andrea Montgomery, starring critically acclaimed Caroline Curran.

Join 5 of your favourite Country Music Stars all on one fantastic Summer Country Show featuring Robert Mizzell, Mick Flavin, Louise Morrissey, The Benn Sisters and the legendary Billy McFarland who each will perform popular Country classics in the company of the Keltic Storm band.

(In other words, you’re guaranteed a geg)

MUSIC

Tickets: £20 Time: 7.45pm


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West Side Story: Workshop

West Side Story: Musical

Mon 16 Jul - Sat 4 Aug

Tue 31 Jul - Sat 4 Aug

Tickets: £275 Time: Various

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Following the spectacular success of Carousel and Phantom of the Opera, Theatre at The Mill is delighted to be bringing its full production values to a special Youth Theatre production of West Side Story with the return of director Anna McNamara. This three-week workshop for talented young artists aged 11-23 starts on Monday 16 July 2018 and runs through to Saturday 4 August 2018, with six fully staged performances. This tale of two young lovers caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in one of the most memorable and greatest love stories of all time. This powerful interpretation of Romeo and Juliet proves to be as poignant and timely as ever bringing together two masters, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim in a score regarded as the best ever written. To register for an audition contact Box Office on 028 9034 0202 or email boxoffice@theatreatthemill.com with your name, contact telephone number and email address.

MUSICAL

Tickets: £15 & £13 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 7pm

Following the spectacular success of Carousel and Phantom of the Opera, our 2018 summer youth production brings to life the tale of two young lovers caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in one of the most memorable and greatest love stories of all time. This powerful interpretation of Romeo and Juliet proves to be as poignant and timely as ever bringing together two masters, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim in a score regarded as the best ever written. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the "American" Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.

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Home Spun Youth Theatre Holocaust Memorial Day screening ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ 1959 WORKSHOP

Tickets: £90 Time: 6 - 10 years: 10am - 12pm, 11 - 18 years: 12.30pm - 2.30pm

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If your kids have a passion for acting and drama then sign them up for Home Spun Youth Theatre Newtownabbey. Under the direction of professional director Patsy Hughes this specially designed all year round course offers young people the opportunity to develop their skills as an actor, examining text, improvisation, voice projection, performance skills and have fun. Each year our Home Spun Drama Group takes part in the Royal National Theatre’s Connections Festival, with performances in Newtownabbey, the Lyric Theatre Belfast, and to compete for a performance at the National Theatre London. Each 10 week semester provides students with the opportunity to learn and develop, and to put on a show for family and friends in the final week of the semester.

Fri 26 Jan

SCREENING

Tickets: £3 Time: 7pm

The HMD theme this year is ‘The Power of words’. The first-ever film version of this haunting true story (based on the original Broadway stage adaptation of the diary), The Diary of Anne Frank won three Academy Awards and was nominated for five more. For more information on HMD please go to http:// hmd.org.uk. This project has received financial support from The Executive Office through Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council’s Good Relations Programme.

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Sat 6 Jan - Sat 24 Mar


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Northern Ireland Photographic Society

Mossgrove Youth Festival The Annual Audio - Visual Festival and Championships

The Lamplight Sessions Anthony Toner

THE COURTYARD THEATRE

Fri 2 Feb

MUSIC

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Time: 8pm Cabaret Style Seating

Currently promoting Ink, his seventh collection of songs, songwriter Anthony Toner returns to the Courtyard for the Lamplight Sessions with, as always, some peerless guitar playing and a repertoire of songs that remain some of the best in Northern Ireland, including favourites like Sailortown, Well Well Well, An Alphabet, East of Louise and many more. In the last six months, Anthony has performed for audiences across the UK and Ireland, and is back to share some new songs and stories from the road.

Mon 5 - Fri 9 Feb

MUSIC

Tickets: Per Session: £4 & £2 (Concession) Gala Evening Fri 9 Feb from 7pm: £6 & £4 (Concession) Festival Membership: £10 & £8 (Concession) Payable at the door Time: Afternoon Session: 2 - 5pm Evening Session: 7 - 10pm

A unique music festival for young people aged between 5 and 25 years who compete in singing and instrumental classes throughout the week. The festival finale is a Gala Night Concert, featuring the young performers who competed. The overall winners of the Festival receive their awards that evening.

Fri 16 - Sat 17 Feb

TALK

Tickets:£4 per night (payable at the door) Time: 7:15pm

This will change your mind about slide shows. Come along, and for the best value for £8.00 for two nights out, witness the presentation of Audio-Visual sequences by amateur photographers from all over Ireland. They’re not films, and they’re not still photography slide shows. They are unique presentations in one of the photographic arts, interpreting poetry, music, presenting documentaries, themes and humorous topics. They will all be judged by an AudioVisual producer of international repute who will also show a sample of their work on the Friday with a gala presentation of the winning entries on the Saturday. Judging during Saturday morning and afternoon is also open to the public.


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c21 Theatre Company Presents

Fri 9 Mar Fri 23 Feb

MUSIC

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Time: 8pm

Blues guitar legend Ronnie Greer returns to The Courtyard with his allstar band, featuring Anthony Toner, guitar and vocals, John McCullough, keyboards, Nick Scott, bass guitar, and Peter McKinney, drums. Described by Blues in Britain magazine as "a magnificent band, of world class", expect a night of blues, roots and a little jazz-based music, played with style and conviction by some of the very best musicians in the business. "Proper blues from a proper bluesman" Ralph McLean, BBC Radio Ulster

DRAMA

Tickets: £14 & £12 (Concession) Time: 8pm

May the road rise up to meet you. (Old Irish proverb) A fast-paced comedy rollercoaster about a woman who resolves to live life to the full no matter what it flings at her. When Mia’s boyfriend leaves her, she falls into debt and loses her job, but she still stays cheerful throughout our recessionary times. Mia is aided and abetted by her BFF, wedding singer, Paddy, who can sniff out a party at a hundred yards and, when it comes to acting disabled in the benefits office, he makes Liam Neeson look like an amateur! Then, one day, Mia lands a new job, driving round Belfast’s busy streets, and thinks to herself surely life is on the up. Little does she know, she could be about to get closer to those streets than she ever imagined…

THE COURTYARD THEATRE

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The Lamplight Sessions The Whileaways

Mon 12 - Sat 17 Mar

Fri 23 Mar DRAMA

Tickets: £8 & £7 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 8pm, Sat 17 Mar 7.30pm

MUSIC

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Time: 8pm Cabaret Style Seating A

This annual festival of excellent drama presents six nights of the best full-length plays from amateur dramatic groups from Northern Ireland and beyond. This year’s adjudicator is Jill Colby GODA. The Festival runs from Monday to Saturday with the presentation of one play each evening by different amateur dramatic theatre groups from across Northern Ireland and beyond. A full synopsis of the plays each night will be available closer to the Festival date from www.thecourtyardtheatre.com.

Three powerful forces in Irish roots music in their own right, Noelie McDonnell, Nicola Joyce and Noriana Kennedy combine as The Whileaways to create a beguiling tapestry of harmonies, tradition and beautifully crafted original songs. Using American folksong as a starting point, all three write and sing drawing on their own experience, and the result is captivating. They have performed on some of the most prestigious stages such as Tonder Folk Festival and were hailed as ‘a knockout of the festival’ at the legendary Port Fairy Folk Festival, Australia. Their recent highly acclaimed album Saltwater Kisses received four stars in The Irish Times and RTE Radio 1 Album of the week. Prepare to be spellbound.


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Theatre at The Mill’s Home Spun Musical Theatre School Production of

HOME SPUN

Mon 2 Apr - Sat 7 Apr

WORKSHOP

Tickets: £125 (includes 4 free tickets to the performance) Time: 10am - 4.30pm. Performance Sat 7 Apr 12 noon Age: 5 - 10yrs

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If your kids have a passion for dance, drama, and singing then sign them up for the Courtyard Theatre’s Home Spun Youth Theatre School this Easter, offering young people the chance to perform in Disney’s enchanting musical and in a professional theatre with costumes, staging and lights. Our celebrated creative team under the direction of Anna McNamara returns with the all-time favourite tale of Princess Jasmine and Aladdin (and of course the Genie) in one of the most magical journeys of all time. The week provides students with the opportunity to learn from the best in the business, mastering the dance routines, perfecting the lines and putting on a show for family and friends in just one week.

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The Lamplight Sessions The 4 of Us in Concert

THE COURTYARD THEATRE

Fri 20 Apr

Fri 25 May MUSIC

Tickets: £14 & £12 (Concession) Time: 8pm

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

MUSIC

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Time: 8pm Cabaret Style Seating

The 4 Of Us have been a steadfast part of Irish music history for over a quarter of a century. Formed and fronted by Newry-born brothers Brendan and Declan Murphy, they have developed a unique musical identity, which has produced original and awardwinning recordings, as well as a large and loyal fanbase. To date, they have notched up an enviable catalogue of timeless songs, including six top 20 Irish charting albums. Their music has also been featured extensively on American, UK, and Irish TV soundtracks. Sugar Island, their latest album, explores the brothers' early years growing up in Northern Ireland; musically, it focuses on the trademark interplay of their acoustic guitars. This concert will see the brothers in an up-tempo acoustic setting – expect some beautiful songs, stunning interplay and great stories from the road.

Celtic Soul Sat 9 June

MUSIC

Tickets: £15 & £13 (Concession) Time: 8pm

If you love Van Morrison’s music you will love Celtic Soul, the definitive Van Morrison tribute. BBC’s Ralph McLean, describes Celtic Soul as ‘a great band’ and ‘a very fine tribute’. The band perform songs from his days with Them right through to the present day. Expect to hear the big hits as well as hard-core album tracks. Receiving critical acclaim from devout Vanatics wherever they perform, the band are regulars on BBC and performed for BBC Music Day at the Ulster Hall. Let Celtic Soul take you on a journey through the songbook of our very own musical legend!


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Sat 30 June

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MUSIC

Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years is a unique concert, which celebrates the unforgettable music of Simon & Garfunkel. Fronted by the duo Bookends, the concert has toured the globe extensively being described as ‘simply breathtaking’. “One of the greatest tribute shows anywhere in the world” - Stuart Cameron, BBC and ITV Broadcaster Performing the songs in a truly captivating way, Bookends’ delicate recreation of the unmistakable sound of the American folk-rock duo is something of a masterpiece. Bookends have been performing their world-class concert to audiences in some of the finest theatres and concert halls across the UK, Europe and the United States. “A masterpiece” - BBC Radio

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David Meade Mentalist: Wizard of Odds

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Home Spun Youth Theatre

HOME SPUN YOUTH DRAMA

WORKSHOP

Tickets: £90 Time: 6 - 10 years: 9.30am - 11.30am, 11 - 18 years: 11.45 - 1.45pm

Fri 5 Jan

ENTERTAINMENT

Tickets: £18 Time: 7.30pm

In his funniest and most impossible show yet, mindreader David Meade, the first mentalist to win a million dollars in a Las Vegas casino, will blow your mind as he beats the odds and predicts the impossible. Now performing all over the world, David’s coming back to home soil to blow minds across the country. His last record breaking tour sold out everywhere, so grab your tickets now and look forward to a jaw dropping performance that your whole family will never forget.

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If your kids have a passion for acting, singing and musical theatre then sign them up for Home Spun Youth Theatre Antrim. Under the direction of Musical Director Matthew Campbell this specially designed all year round course offers young people the opportunity to, sing, act, perform, and have fun as they work their way through iconic scenes from some of the World’s most popular musicals. Each 10-week semester provides students with the opportunity to learn and develop, mastering their vocal technique, perfecting their lines and putting on a show for family and friends in the final week of the semester.

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Lisa Richards Agency Presents

Colin Murphy The Bald Ambition Tour

DANCE

THE OLD COURTHOUSE

Tickets: £3 Time: 2pm - 4pm

Our tea dances are a great opportunity to dust off those dancing shoes and let your toes twinkle and step out in style! Join Double Trouble for some great tunes from all eras. Enjoy a cup of tea and whether you dance or not, these relaxed, friendly and entertaining afternoons are sure to delight!

The Old Courthouse, Antrim

Ballyclare Town Hall

Wednesday 10 January

Wednesday 31 January

Wednesday 14 February

Wednesday 28 February

Wednesday 14 March

Wednesday 28 March

Wednesday 11 April

Wednesday 25 April

Wednesday 9 May

Wednesday 30 May

Wednesday 13 June

Wednesday 27 June

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Tickets can be purchased at the door

Fri 12 Jan

COMEDY

Tickets: £18 & £16 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm Recommended Age: 16yrs+

25 years ago a young man had a dream, that dream was to perform. As an actor success came quickly, early TV appearances in Yorkshire Television’s Heartbeat and his starring role in Our Friends In The North led to him becoming a household name. Daniel Craig* has achieved everything he set out to do. 25 years ago another young man had a dream. And hope. And hair. He is still hanging on to all three… just about. Best known for his TV appearances on the award winning Blame Game, The Panel and The Blizzard of Odd, Colin has performed his stand-up all over the world from Montreal to Melbourne, Beijing to Ballybofey. *Daniel Craig will not be appearing in this show.


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Fri 19 Jan

Holocaust Memorial Day Judgement at Nuremberg

Chopping Chillies

MUSIC

Tickets: £20 Time: 7.30pm

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Years and Dance Hall Days Show is back with a brand new show featuring George Jones, Clubsound and 4 wonderful singers. The show will transport you back to the nostalgic days and incredible music and artistes of the 50’s and 60’s. Combining evocative love ballads with the greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll hit songs of the era, this show will carry the audience back to a time when dance halls were full and the youngsters danced, jived and rocked to The Four Seasons, The Shadows, Neil Sedaka, Dean Martin, Patsy Cline, Elvis and much, much more! With over 40 classic songs this is a show not to be missed.

Theatre Tours International Presents

Sat 27 Jan

Sat 3 Feb DRAMA

Tickets: £3 Time: 7.30pm

“We were obeying orders” This was the justification of some defendants at the Nuremberg trials in the 1940’s who argued that they were commanded to carry out evil actions. Testimonies from key witnesses led to convictions of those found guilty of War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity. The trial is the inspiration for this play Judgement at Nuremberg. The HMD theme this year is ‘The Power of words’. This play is very relevant to this theme. This will be performed as a rehearsed reading by Ad Hoc Theatre Company.

DRAMA

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 7.30pm

A hit at Edinburgh 2016: From Kerala to Camden, an epic, mystical tale of love, loss and soulfood. A cobbler and a cook concoct a delicious transcontinental enchantment as tragedy and chance entwine. Katie dreams of curries and chapattis; Ajna, of holy souls and reincarnation... A delightful, poetic, magical yarn that conjoins the spirit of India with the heart of London. Directed by Olivier Award winner (for Morecambe) Guy Masterson. "An extraordinary, humbling story of love, family, loss, grief, new beginnings and unexpected friendships. A delicious, appetising, spicy feast of a show!" (Edinburgh Guide, 2016)

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Dyad Productions Presents

The Courtyard Community Choir presents

The Time Machine

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Thurs 8 Feb

DRAMA

Tickets: £14 & £12 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm Duration: 90 mins

From the creators of Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, Christmas Gothic, Dalloway, I, Elizabeth and Austen’s Women. 2018: In this age of uncertainty, where the shadows of tyranny, intolerance and war darken the path into tomorrow, how much time do we have left? If civilisation falls today, what will become of us? Rebecca Vaughan presents Elton Townend Jones’ new and radical interpretation of the HG Wells classic, a Victorian time traveller transcends across the ages from 1900 to our own far future - from the fall of man to the end of the world. Can we change the future? Or has the end already begun?

All You Need Is Love Fri 9 Feb

MUSIC

Tickets: £6 Time: 7.30pm

The Courtyard Community Choir celebrates its 4th year by entertaining you with an evening of songs, poems and sketches all based on a 'Love' theme!


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COMEDY

Tickets: £17.50 Time: 7.30pm

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

Allan Taylor and Na Leanai Fri 23 Feb

MUSIC

Tickets: £15 Time: 7.30pm

For over 45 years Allan Taylor has travelled the world performing at festivals, in concert halls and clubs. Allan is considered to be one of the foremost singer-songwriters and guitarists in his genre with over one hundred recorded versions of his songs by artistes in ten different languages. His hit song Good to See has over eighty cover versions to date! This year Allan will be performing alongside Na Leanai, the children of the ‘Sands Family’. These young people were born into a rich musical heritage, growing up with fiddles, flutes, guitars and percussion, learning the beautiful rich tunes played by their parents before them. Na Leanai play haunting airs that speak to your very soul, to enthralling vocal harmonies that will awaken your senses and lively foot tapping jigs.

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Give My Head Peace Wed 7 Mar

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Tickets: £22.50 Time: 7.30pm

Show contains adult references. Responsibility for allowing under 12s to view lies with the accompanying adult

Enchanted Tea Party Sat 24 Feb

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Tickets: £6 Time: 1.30pm & 4pm Recommended Age: 3 - 9 years

Join Mr Hullabaloo the magical storyteller and his colourful puppet friends for an enchanted tea party full of well-loved classic stories and songs. From teddy bears picnics to royal balls at the storybook castle, this show is lots of fun for all the family.

Watch out Northern Ireland - Uncle Andy is heading your way! Following last year’s sell out tour Andy, Ma, Da and the rest of the Gang will be hitting the road again with their unmissable and hilarious brand new stage show Give My Head Peace - Live! There will be laugh out loud comedy, topical satire, top class stand-up and much more besides. Da, Ma, Cal, Billy, Dympna and Uncle Andy will all be there along with Ulster’s scariest cleric Pastor Begbie (Paddy Jenkins). Plus there will be up to the minute topical stand-up from Tim McGarry. This is the one live comedy show you don’t want to miss. Producer Tim McGarry said- “Wherever you are, from Strabane to Belfast, from Armagh to Coleraine, we’ll be coming to a theatre near you. "Give My Head Peace is one show where you are guaranteed laughs. Don’t miss it. Last year’s show sold out every venue. So book early and book often!”


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Joseph Rea Productions

I'll Tell My Ma COMEDY

Tickets:£15 & £13 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 7.30pm Recommended Age: 16yrs + Contains strong language, parental guidance required.

I'll Tell My Ma is a hilarious one-woman show by Patricia Gormley charting the adventures and mis-adventures in the life of four generations of one West Belfast family. Come and meet Belfast's funniest, maddest and most lovable family. 16 year old Davina Corrina a highly intelligent school girl with a penchant for Russian vodka and the high life, her Mother Chelsea Marie a 30 something with a tangled love life who is looking to join the "mile high" club as an air stewardess with CryinAir. The lovable 60 year old Patricia who's life has been turned upside down with tragedy but sees the way out by turning her life into a book and finally Granny Eileen the fiery 80 year old matriarch of the family who is coping with facebook, tweeting and her free bus pass. Starring Christina Nelson (Handbag Positive) and directed by Alan McKee (History of the Peace, accordin to my Ma).

The Spring Lecture Thurs 22 Mar

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Tickets: IGPS Members free, Non-members £5 (pay at door) Time: 7.30pm

‘Garden Inspirations’ by Andrea Jones (in association with the Irish Garden Plant Society) Andrea is one of the world’s foremost garden photographers. Her many varied assignments for books, magazines and newspapers have taken her around the world into both gardens open to the public and some very private gardens. There is nothing quite like visiting gardens to get ideas for designing your own, and this illustrated talk should provide plenty of inspiration as Andrea looks at many garden styles, including prairie, geometric, dry, landscaped, gravel, water, exotic, contemporary, modern, minimal, oriental and night. Refreshments provided.

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SAT 7 - SUN 8 APRIL 2018

Neil Delamere - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Pensioner Sun 8 Apr

COMEDY

Tickets: £20 Time: 7.30pm Show contains adult reference for 16+ only

One day Neil’s dad asked him to help deliver the Meals on Wheels. He agreed. Little did they know that their lives would never be the same again. Except for the bits of their lives that didn’t change. “You’ll be hard pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe." ***** The Scotsman “One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine. *****.” The Herald

Antrim Live offers a cultural extravaganza of Arts and Entertainment right in the heart of Antrim Town. This two day Festival has something for everyone including live street performances, baby rave, tea dance, choirs, comedy, and much, much more. Keep an eye out for the Antrim Live brochure nearer to the event or contact the box office on 028 9442 8331 to pre-order your copy when published.

Celebrate the arrival of Spring by joining us for ‘Antrim Live’ when the town will come alive with a cultural extravaganza of arts and entertainment sure to lift your spirits and wave goodbye to winter! For more information please visit our website www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk


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Ronnie Greer Blues Legend Returns

Fri 11 May

MUSIC

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm

Blues guitar legend Ronnie Greer returns to the Old Courthouse with his all-star band, featuring Anthony Toner, guitar and vocals, John McCullough, keyboards, Nick Scott, bass guitar, and Peter McKinney, drums. Described by Blues in Britain magazine as "a magnificent band, of world class", expect a night of blues, roots and a little jazz-based music, played with style and conviction by some of the very best musicians in the business. "Proper blues from a proper bluesman" Ralph McLean, BBC Radio Ulster

Sat 12 May

MUSIC

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm

Robin Colvill returns to Antrim with another spellbinding performance of memorable piano pieces and fascinating introductions. His programme will include famous and nostalgic works that were highly popular and played (often by the composers themselves) during public and salon concerts at the turn of the 20th century. Robin's introductions will be delivered in his usual warm and enthusiastic way, with more than a touch of humour. Composers include Bach, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Chaminade, Lecuona, Debussy, Ponce, Lasson, Ketelby, Sibelius and Richard Addinsell’s Warsaw Concerto.

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Oldshore Productions Presents

The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh Fri 25 & Sat 26 May

MUSIC

Tickets: £17.50 Time: 7.30pm

After a year of sell-out audiences, The Illegals are taking their unique Rumours of Hotel California show on the road for another turn in 2018 to celebrate two glorious rock albums from two iconic rock bands, the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac. Led by Niamh Kavanagh, she of the mesmerizing voice and mischievous spirit, The Illegals will take you on a journey for three hours of soulful harmonies, exciting riffs, blistering guitars and unforgettable songs. The best of two legendary bands in one night? It’s almost too good to be true. “Niamh is outstanding - The Rolls-Royce of Irish Rock” – RTE

Sat 2 June

FAMILY

Tickets: £6 Time: 1.30pm & 4pm Recommended Age: 3 - 9 years

Join Mr Hullabaloo, the magical storyteller and his colourful puppet friends. In this brand new show, Jingles the Jester and Bobbin the bear visit the seaside to hear tales of Pirates and Mermaids. Then we pay a visit to Fairy Twinkles summer garden in fairy glen but watch out for the naughty little rascal trampling on all the summer flowers! Come celebrate the magic of Summer time with Mr Hullabaloo!


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How to Book & Theatre Information Our Box Office is located in the theatre behind Mossley Mill OPENING HOURS Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm, Closed for lunch on Sat 1pm - 2pm Before performances 5pm - 8pm (Theatre at The Mill) Before performances 7pm - 8pm ( The Courtyard Theatre) By phone: 028 9034 0202 Online: www.theatreatthemill.com Online: www.thecourtyardtheatre.com Facebook: Theatre at The Mill & The Courtyard Theatre @TheatreAtMill THE OLD COURTHOUSE THEATRE BOX OFFICE Our Box Office is located in the Theatre in Market Square OPENING HOURS Mon - Sat 10am - 4.30pm Opening hours will be extended for all evening events featured in this guide. By phone: 028 9442 8331 Online: www.theoldcourthousetheatre.com Facebook: Old Courthouse, Antrim

RESERVATIONS Tickets can be reserved for a maximum of five days, all reserved tickets must be paid for in full five days prior to the performance date. Tickets not paid for by this time will be released for sale. GROUP BOOKINGS If you are a group of friends, family or work colleagues or even a school of 10 or more, a group discount is available for the shows indicated. REFUNDS Please note we are unable to offer refunds except in the event of a cancelled performance. This does not affect your statutory rights.

The Old Courthouse, wheelchair spaces are available in the auditorium (at front of house and at balcony level) and can be reserved via the box office but not online. Please make your requirements known at time of booking so that staff can best assist.

YOUR PERSONAL DATA The personal details required to administer your booking will be securely stored by the theatre. Please inform us if you do not wish to receive theatre information. We will endeavor to comply with the data protection act.

A key priority at the Old Courthouse is the provision of physical and sensory access for audiences, visitors and performers with disabled access control, disabled lift and accessible toilet facilities.

There are no online booking fees and customers can select their own seats. Online tickets can be printed at home, posted or collected at the Box Office.

EXCHANGES Tickets may be exchanged for seats of the same or higher value for a performance of the same production up to 48 hours before the performance. Exchanges are strictly subject to availability. A handling fee of ÂŁ2 will be charged per transaction. All original tickets must be produced in person before an exchange can be processed.

BOX OFFICE & TICKETING INFORMATION CONCESSIONS

Transaction fees will be retained in the event of an exchange or refund (where applicable)

Where applicable, concession rates are identified as part of the ticket price for a show and are available to students under 18, over 60s, unwaged, and registered disabled. Proof of status is required before entry to show.

ACCESSIBILITY The Theatre at The Mill is fully accessible and includes wheelchair accessible seating, Sennheiser infra-red hearing system compatible with induction loop system, baby changing facilities and lift access. At The Courtyard Theatre there is lift access to the auditorium & mezzanine and accessible toilets & baby changing facilities at ground level. A full access guide is available from our website and box office.

CENTRE STAGE DISABILITY ACCESS SCHEME When visiting the theatres (where applicable) we want to ensure that we are best able to meet any specific requirements patrons with a disability may have. By becoming a Centre Stage member, disabled patrons may benefit from free or discounted tickets for their essential assistance companion; receive more informed help at box office when choosing seats to accommodate mobility access; receive the theatre programme in a format suitable to your requirements. For more information and to register contact theatre Box Office or visit our website.

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BABES IN ARMS Children aged 24 months and under may attend family shows for FREE if seated in carers arms. Contact Box Office for more information.

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THEATRE HIRE The theatres are available for hire for theatrical productions for any length of time. The three Theatre venues have become established as the perfect setting for corporate meetings, conferences, and community events . The Old Courthouse is also available for weddings.

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First Gallery Side Stalls (QQ / 1-34) Second Gallery Stalls (A-F / 1-16) Second Gallery Side Stalls (AA / 1-26) Assistance Companion Seat Restricted View (50% Discount)


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The Theatre at The Mill is located at Mossley Mill, Carnmoney Road North, Newtownabbey, BT36 5QA. The Courtyard Theatre is located at Ballyearl Arts & Leisure Centre, 585 Doagh Road, Newtownabbey, BT36 5RZ. Only 10 minutes from Belfast, there is ample FREE parking.

For the Theatre at The Mill take the next right onto Carnmoney Road North and then left into Mossley Mill, Newtownabbey Borough Council Headquarters. The Theatre at The Mill is in the Civic Square behind Mossley Mill.

DIRECTIONS Simply take the M2 out of Belfast towards Antrim, exiting at Sandyknowes roundabout, take the A8 towards Larne. Drive through 1st roundabout and turn right at the 2nd roundabout. You will see the Courtyard Theatre on the left hand side at Ballyearl Arts & Leisure Centre.

For bus and rail directions, please check out our website or contact www.translink.co.uk T. 028 9066 6630

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How to get here The Old Courthouse is located at Market Square in the heart of Antrim town centre. The building is located within a pedestrian priority zone with the main approach on foot along lower High Street or alternatively from the Castle Mall car park near to Castle Way. There are a number of car parking options close by including the Castle Mall car park, on-street parking along High Street (restricted during daytime hours) and a public car park on the Lough Road accessed via Halls Bridge/Sixmilewater boardwalk.

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MARKET SQUARE IS A PEDESTRIAN PRIORITY ZONE AND THERE IS STRICTLY NO PARKING DURING DAYTIME OR EVENING HOURS


The Courtyard Theatre Arts Bar

The Old Courthouse Café Bar

Located on the first floor mezzanine of The Courtyard Theatre, Arts Bar opens for all shows offering a full range of hot and cold drinks including beers, wines and spirits as well as confectionary and light snacks both before the show and during the interval.

Take your table at Mann’s Café Bar in the Old Courthouse and enjoy some delicious treats from light lunches and mouth-watering snacks to Fair Trade coffees.

Theatre goers can sit back and relax in this lovely glazed courtyard space and make the most of their theatre experience with a visit to Arts Bar which also provides an interval preordering service to beat the queues.

Arts Bar is the perfect accompaniment to The Courtyard Theatre experience.

Bar service and light refreshments are available before theatre performances and during intervals, as appropriate. Open Mon - Fri 9am -5pm Sat 9am - 4pm

Yarns Bistro & Yarns Bar


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Earth and Beyond by Emma Whitehead

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Thurs 8 March - Sat 21 April Emma Whitehead is a textile artist from County Down, who uses traditional and innovative embroidery techniques to create three-dimensional artworks. Her mixed media embroideries explore our planet, the solar system, the space beyond and how we perceive it, using recycled and found objects hand stitched with silk onto Irish linen. The exhibition will run alongside a 6 week ‘Creating Worlds’ course led by Emma in Museum at The Mill. This exhibition will be held in Museum at The Mill itself. For details please contact the museum on 028 9034 0129.

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Linen Song

Photograph by Simon Mills

by René Mullin

Thurs 1 March - Sat 28 April René Mullin’s work focuses on place and the texture of place. Within the Irish Linen Mills and textile industry of 1800’s &1900’s Ireland the workers expressed the stories of their lives in song. Communal singing at work created a camaraderie and sense of place for the workers. This work aims to reimagine the enveloping sense of place these songs provided for the linen mill workforce. The songs are illustrated and surface printed on Irish linen in a contemporary style evocative of René’s established minimal style with a fresh lyricism. A series of screen printing workshops will run alongside this exhibition. For details please contact Museum at The Mill on 028 9034 0129.


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Coastline, Country and Creatures Louise 'Fifties' O'Donnell is an illustrator, graphic designer and DJ from the Ballymena area. Scribbling and drawing since she could hold a pencil, her love for all things creative was apparent from a very young age. Louise’s work celebrates her love of wildlife and landscapes in County Antrim and beyond alongside her fondness for the medium of acrylics and pen. Having experienced mental health issues herself, Louise is joined for this exhibition by other members of Action Mental Health New Horizons Antrim, an organisation which supports the recovery of adults experiencing mental ill-health through their “Working it Out” project. For more information visit www.amh.org.uk/services/new-horizons

Abandoned; Not Forgotten? Thurs 28 June - Sat 28 July A multidisciplinary installation by Visual Artist Lise McGreevy, Artist and Composer Marie Therese Davis, Poet Jim Johnston and Film Maker Paul Whittaker. Striping away the political agenda, the remit for all four artists for this installation was to promote and embrace both factions of our society, culturally and equally, to create an original body of work, which they best felt answered the question: The culture, heritage and language of our joint Irish and Ulster Scots history – is it abandoned; forgotten? The reply by all four was a resounding no.

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The Outside World Botanical Art By Alison Walker

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Tue 27 Mar - Sat 12 May Alison Walker is a botanical artist with a background in the History of Art. However, a few years ago she felt compelled to take up her paintbrush and, being mad about plants and horticulture, found herself drawn to painting what was growing in her garden. She is particularly interested in the scientific approach to portraying plants, where one attempts to show accurately the subject and its vital parts, often with the aid of a magnifying glass, or even a microscope.

By Antrim Art Club

Tue 15 May - Sat 23 June Since 1951, Antrim Art Club has encouraged its members to use the therapy and tranquillity of painting as a valuable way of creating meaning and purpose in life while also enhancing the quality of their lives, and club meetings continue to represent an opportunity to promote good mental health and wellbeing. Painting provides time to rest, and this relaxation lowers stress levels and increases creativity, something clearly evident in the work on show in this, the Club’s latest annual exhibition.


www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/exhibitions | Box Office 028 9034 0129

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The Art Of Ageing Brilliantly By The Men’s Shed, Antrim

Jordanstown Art Club Annual Exhibition

Tue 26 June - Sat 28 July

Thurs 18 Jan - Sat 24 Feb

The Men’s Shed are back! Continuing their exploration of the arts, and following successful exhibitions of drawing and photography, the Steeple, Antrim, Men’s Shed are now creatively challenging the stereotypes and stigma of growing older in their latest body of work. This time around the work reflects the positive aspects of how growing older can be brilliant.

Jordanstown Art Club has been successfully running for over 30 years. The club comprises keen amateur artists living in Newtownabbey and its neighbouring areas who meet to paint together and share their skills and techniques. The club produces traditional landscapes, seascapes and still life along with the more modern acrylics, oils, pastels, watercolours and mixed media paintings. Always striving to improve and innovate, members are encouraged by monthly demonstrations given by professional artists and workshops where thay can expand their knowledge of the arts.

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Gillian Anderson In What the Night is For at the Comedy Theatre, 2002 © Simon Annand

Jim Broadbent In A Flea in Her Ear at the Old Vic Theatre, 1988 © Simon Annand

Life and Precious Places

The Half: Photographs Of Actors Preparing For The Stage

By Sorrel Wills

By Simon Annand

Tue 17 April - Sat 26 May

Tue 5 June - Sat 28 July

Sorrel Wills is an artist living in Antrim, her home for the last 17 years. She works in oils and relishes the immediacy that is possible in using this medium. Many subjects inspire her, and her paintings often feature landscapes, townscapes and interiors with sunlight and shade a continual theme explored throughout her work.

‘The Half’ is an actor’s countdown to walking on stage and facing an audience. Simon Annand’s photographs capture this final half-hour of excitement and intensity before the show begins, allowing visitors to peep into the secret world of the dressing room to discover actors engaging in personal reflections and private rituals, as they make the transition into character. Curated by Kate Bailey of the V&A in collaboration with Simon Annand, it spans over 30 years of British Theatre and includes portraits of many well-known performers.

In this new work she has thoroughly enjoyed exploring using palette knives and is also celebrating her recent acceptance as an associate member of the Ulster Society of Woman Artists.

Do not crop the V&A mark more than this. We do not want our identity to become illegible. Only ever use the artwork supplied above.

Exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London


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CONSERVATORY GALLERY Exhibitions

These Escapists Annual Exhibition

Tue 13 Feb - Sat 24 Mar

Tues 9 Jan - Sat 10 Feb

Kim’s work is a response to mythologies of people, places and objects across popular culture, art history and personal experience from the gaze of a fan.

By Merville Newtownabbey Photographic Club

Merville Newtownabbey Photographic Club was formed in 1949 by residents of the newly built Merville Garden Village, and membership today remains open to photographers of all abilities and anyone with an interest in photography. The club’s aim is to promote photography as a fine art, and each year it has produced an Annual exhibition of work. This show is a selection of Colour and Monochrome prints from the 2017, 67th Annual Exhibition, and several have been accepted into International salons.

Inspired by mediated imagery and text (from magazines, newspapers, album covers, postcards, etc.), she imagines, explores and constructs, using drawing, painting and collage techniques, real and imagined narratives based around glamorous and iconic objects of aspiration and desire. Themes addressed include longing and the distance of time, place, memory and unrequited relationships; escapism; romance and the female gaze.

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By Kim Montgomery


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Exhibition Programme January - June 2018


www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/exhibitions | Box Office 028 9448 1338

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Louise Bourgeois THE ANGRY CAT, 1999 Drypoint on paper 38.1 x 43.2 cm Photo: Christopher Burke, Š The Easton Foundation/VAGA, New York/DACS, London 2015

On The Surface

By Northern Ireland Embroidery Guild

Tue 23 Jan - Sat 3 Mar The N. I. Embroidery Guild was set up in 1980 to promote the craft and exhibition of embroidery and raise public awareness of the high standard of textile art in Northern Ireland. The Guild provides a focus and meeting place for people to learn new skills through lectures, demonstrations and workshops, with textile artists and tutors - both local and internationally recognised - sharing their knowledge and expertise. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in textiles. www.nieg.org.uk for details.

Louise Bourgeois Prints: Autobiographical Series and 11 Drypoints A Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London

Tues 13 Mar - Sat 14 April Hayward Touring’s latest print exhibition features two collections of works by one of the most influential artists of recent decades, Louise Bourgeois (19112010). A French-American artist best known for her powerful emotionally charged sculptures, she was also a prolific printmaker and draughtswoman, most of whose work dealt with strongly autobiographical themes, invoking her childhood emotions of loneliness, desire, anxiety and jealousy. She began making prints in the 1930s in Paris before emigrating to New York in 1938 where she remained for the rest of her life.

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