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THEATRES // JANUARY - JUNE 2019

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Theatre at The Mill Neil Delamere: Controlled Substance Andre Rieu’s New Year Concert from Sydney The Sound of Music Workshop The Roy Orbison Story 100 Years of Our Jimmy The Mikado Jake O’Kane: Nobody Shouted Stop Tonight’s the Night: The Ultimate Rod Stewart Tribute The Queen of Spades Stars of Country Show Rock ‘n’ Roll Years and Dance Hall Days David Meade: Brainman La Traviata James Huish “Introducing” The Bee Gees Story: Nights on Broadway Beauty and the Beast Twisted Young Picasso Don Quixote Giovanni Pernice: Dance is Life (with Luba Mushtuk) Ruby! Roly Daniels My Sweetheart and Me The Alien’s Guide to Dance Gone Wrong Into The Woods Colin Murphy Big Time Movie Musicals Freak Show What's The Story Rory Live Issue Queen’s Island Victoria Male Choir La Forza Del Destino Neil Delamere: Controlled Substance Ballyboley Pipe Band Centenary Concert The Pirates of Penzance Ulster Drama Festival The Country and Gospel Show Legally Blonde Jr. Ballyclare Male Choir Faust Music Hall Tavern Flash Harry: The Magic of Queen A Celebration of Neil Diamond Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Flight Pattern Triple Bill The Legends of American Country The Clare Chorale: 16th Annual Concert

Sat 5 Jan Sun 6 Jan Sat 5 Jan – Sat 22 June Thurs 10 Jan Fri 11 Jan Sat 12 Jan Thurs 17 & Fri 18 Jan Sat 19 Jan Tues 22 Jan Thurs 24 Jan Fri 25 Jan Sat 26 Jan Wed 30 Jan Fri 1 Feb Sat 2 Feb Thurs 7 – Sat 9 Feb Wed 20 – Sun 24 Feb Tues 26 Feb Wed 27 Feb Thurs 28 Feb & Fri 1 Mar Sat 2 Mar Thurs 7 Mar Sat 9 & Sun 10 Mar Wed 13 Mar Thurs 14 – Sat 16 Mar Thurs 21 Mar Sat 23 Mar Wed 27 Mar Thurs 28 Mar Fri 29 Mar Sat 30 Mar Tues 2 Apr Fri 5 Apr Sat 6 Apr Tues 9 – Sat 13 Apr Mon 15 – Sat 20 April Wed 24 Apr Mon 22 - Fri 26 Apr Sat 27 Apr Tues 30 Apr Thurs 2 May Sat 4 May Thurs 9 May Fri 10 & Sat 11 May Thurs 16 May Wed 22 May Sat 25 May

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COMEDY 27 The REAL Housewives of Norn Iron Thurs 30 May – Sat 1 June DANCE Vincent Simone and Ian Waite: The Ballroom Boys Sun 2 June LIVE SCREENING Romeo and Juliet Tues 11 June COMEDY LIVE SCREENING The Courtyard Theatre MUSIC WORKSHOP 29 An Evening with the PSNI Ladies Choir Fri 18 Jan FILM MUSIC Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Sat 19 Jan FILM COMEDY Denial Fri 25 Jan MUSIC MUSICAL 30 Mossgrove Youth Musical Festival: 50 Years of Mon 28 Jan – Fri 1 Feb COMEDY Making Music COMEDY MUSIC Letting Go or Losing It? Fri 8 Feb LIVE SCREENING COMEDY 31 Is That Too Hot? Wed 13 Feb MUSIC MUSIC Isla Grant in Concert: Yellow Rose Tour Fri 8 Mar DRAMA MUSIC 32 Newtownabbey Full Length Drama Festival Mon 11 – Sat 16 Mar MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT Hairspray JR. Fri 22 & Sat 23 Mar LIVE SCREENING MUSIC 33 Anthony Toner: Our Lady of the Wind and Rain Fri 29 Mar SCREENING MUSIC Rembrandt Tues 16 Apr WORKSHOP MUSIC 34 Annie Jr Mon 22 – Sat 27 Apr FAMILY DANCE 35 Doctor Dolitte Sat 4 May MUSICAL MUSICAL Alice in Wonderland JR. Fri 10 & Sat 11 May SCREENING FAMILY Mr Hullabaloo's Summertime Fun Sat 22 June SCREENING DANCE DRAMA MUSIC MUSICAL DANCE MUSICAL COMEDY MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT COMEDY MUSIC MUSIC LIVE SCREENING COMEDY MUSIC MUSICAL DRAMA MUSIC WORKSHOP MUSIC LIVE SCREENING ENTERTAINMENT MUSIC MUSIC FILM LIVE SCREENING MUSIC MUSIC

The Old Courthouse 37 David Meade: Brainman Community Tea Dances 38 Introduction to Guitar: Beginners Course Rock Rehab 39 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again The Rapparees: Recharged Sarah’s Key 40 The Lonesome Ace Stringband Colin Murphy 41 Age on Stage! Mr Hullabaloo’s Storybook Treats 42 Is That Too Hot? Frank Carson: A Rebel Without A Pause 43 Orlando The Trials of Oscar Wilde I Shall Wear Purple 44 Ronnie Greer Organ Band, Special Guest Jim Mullen Introduction to Guitar: Blues and Soloing - First Steps The Spring Lecture - My Thirty Best Plants 45 Rock ‘n’ Roll Years and Dance Hall Days Letting Go or Losing It? 46 Antrim Live 47 Neil Delamere: Controlled Substance 50 Shades of Red, White and Blue 48 Rock Rehab The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh

Fri 4 Jan Wed 9 Jan, Wed 13 Feb Wed 13 Mar, Wed 3 Apr & Wed 8 May Thurs 10 Jan – Thurs 14 Mar Thurs 10 Jan – Thurs 14 Mar Sat 12 Jan Fri 18 Jan Thurs 24 Jan Wed 30 Jan Fri 1 Feb Tues 5 & Wed 6 Feb Sat 9 Feb Fri 15 Feb Thurs 21 Feb Sat 23 Feb Sat 9 Mar Fri 15 Mar Wed 20 Mar Thurs 21 Mar – Thurs 23 May Thurs 21 Mar Fri 22 Mar Fri 5 Apr Fri 5 - Sun 7 April Sun 7 Apr Wed 10 Apr Thurs 11 Apr – Thurs 27 June Fri 24 & Sat 25 May

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


THEATRE AT THE MILL January - June 2019


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Lisa Richards Agency presents

Sun 6 Jan

LIVE SCREENING

Tickets: £15 & £12 (Concession) Time: 3pm

Sun 7 Apr

COMEDY

Tickets: £22.50 Time: 7.45pm

Fresh from a sell-out tour, the star of BBC's The Blame Game and Soft Border Patrol, Neil Delamere, returns to Theatre at The Mill with a brand new show. This time he thinks he has that whole "illusion of control" idea sussed. Then again, he would think that, wouldn't he? 'You'll be hard-pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe' ***** (Scotsman) 'One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine' ***** (Herald)

The King of Waltz André Rieu will bring to millions of fans across the world, his New Year’s concert recorded live in Sydney, Australia. The first full production from leading Event Cinema distributor Piece of Magic Entertainment, André Rieu will present a festive concert like never before, recorded live in Sydney’s iconic Town Hall. Join the Maestro, André Rieu, for a magical evening of music and dance featuring his world-class sopranos, The Platin Tenors and plenty of surprises. With show tunes, classical music and plenty of festive fun it promises to be a great way to start the New Year! Take a front row seat and experience this spectacular musical event on the big screen. Enjoy backstage access, interviews with André and his special guests, musical favourites and much, much more, exclusive to cinema. The evening will be hosted by ITV’s Charlotte Hawkins, a familiar face for all those who continue to enjoy André’s annual Maastricht concert each July.

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Neil Delamere: Controlled Substance

One of Event Cinema’s biggest names, André Rieu, returns with a major new production this New Year’s 2019!


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www.theatreatthemill.com | Box Office 028 9034 0202

Theatre at The Mill presents

The Sound of Music Workshop Sat 5 Jan – Sat 22 June (20 weeks)

WORKSHOP

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Tickets: £90 Time: 10am – 1pm Age: 8yrs+ Venue: Eyre Studio, Antrim Castle Gardens

Excitement is growing this year about our Home Spun Musical Theatre course production of one of the biggest musicals of all time, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. Over 20 weeks students will work with the creative team under the direction of Musical Director Jonathan McGuinness to create a magical production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s final collaboration and destined to become the World’s most beloved musical. The fully staged production will open at Theatre at The Mill on Sunday 2 July and with 6 performances running through until Saturday 6 July. For auditions, please contact the Box Office on 028 9034 0202.


www.theatreatthemill.com | Box Office 028 9034 0202

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David Hull Promotions presents

The Roy Orbison Story MUSIC

Tickets: £22 Time: 7.45pm

He’s the man with the sunglasses and the black suit who delivered some of the world’s darkest and most emotional ballads, yet Texas-born Roy Orbison remains one of the most distinctive looking, and sounding performers in modern music. The one and only Barry Steele takes on the role in The Roy Orbison Story. He comes with great credentials and a genuine admiration for the Big O. Now he is set to put the rock back into ‘Roy Orbison’ as he takes to the stage to commemorate this legend in The Roy Orbison Story in Concert. Get ready for an upbeat night of solid gold 60s hits and 80s contemporary genius as The Roy Orbison Story celebrates the musical legacy of The Big O. The production also features original material written but never sung by Roy Orbison and showcases elements of the Hologram Tour alongside chart busting hits originally made famous by Jerry Lee Lewis, Procol Harum, Del Shannon, Chris Isaak, The Spencer Davis Group and a stunningly brilliant accolade as the whole cast comes together to pay homage to the original super group ‘The Traveling Wilburys.’ Barry Steele has been stunning audiences with his uncanny ability to recreate the vocal talents of the legendary Roy Orbison, winning rave reviews across the globe. His vocal talents are quite simply ‘True Identikit Brilliance.’

Fri 11 Jan

COMEDY

Tickets: £20 Time: 7.45pm

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.

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Thurs 10 Jan


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www.theatreatthemill.com | Box Office 028 9034 0202 Association of Irish Musical Societies presents

David Hull Promotions presents

Thurs 17 & Fri 18 Jan

COMEDY

Tickets: £22.50 Time: 7.45pm Recommended Age: 16yrs+. Show contains adult references.

Sat 12 Jan

MUSICAL

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Tickets: £13 Group Discount Available Time: 7.45pm

Following on from last years Pirates of Penzance in 24 hours, AIMS bring you Gilbert and Sullivan’s blisteringly funny comic musical, The Mikado. Featuring the full orchestrations, and a chorus of local players, all rehearsed within 24 hours, expect the unexpected. Telling the tale of a tangled web of love, Nanki-Poo, the son of the Mikado, flees in search of his true love. Nanki-Poo loves Yum-Yum. Just one snag. She’s betrothed to Ko-Ko, the new Lord High Executioner, against her will. And Ko-Ko needs to find someone to execute in a hurry - chop chop! Otherwise, it’s his own neck on the block. Things, as you can see, are complicated, But can everything be righted before someone loses their head? Expect high jinx, humour, lots of energy and that Gilbert and Sullivan wit as all is revealed.

Five years of politics, five years of scandals, five years of elections, five years of births, deaths and marriages, and FIVE YEARS of SOLD OUT THEATRE TOURS AND SHOWS for Jake O’Kane! Jake’s shows have become a tradition and boy do we love a tradition! Jake’s shows are political satire at its sharpest, with Jake there is no divide, from playing sold out shows at the West Belfast Feile to The Shankill Road’s Spectrum Centre, he has the rare talent to cross all political and religious partitions taking an honest, critical and very funny look at life on both sides! In his new show, Nobody Shouted Stop Jake will be casting his caustic, comedy eye on the good, the bad and the very, very ugly. If you have been before you will want to come again, if you haven’t seen Jake O’Kane live then the advice is to book early to see who everyone is talking about. Once again Jake will be joined by Terry McHugh one of Ireland’s finest young comedy talents.


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The Royal Opera presents

The Queen of Spades Tues 22 Jan

MUSIC

Tickets: £14 & £12 (Concession) Time: 6.45pm Duration: 3hrs 30mins (Sung in Russian with English surtitles)

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

Ireland's No.1 Rod Stewart Tribute show Tonight's the Night have been wowing audiences far and wide. A seven-piece live show with sexy backing singers, Richie Lee is a very well respected frontman and knows how to connect with a live audience. With reputedly one of the best sounding, most natural Rod voice's in the world, costume changes and songs from Rod Stewart's huge catalogue he will have you dancing in the aisles and singing along from the first song. A 2-hour roller coaster of Rod Stewart's greatest songs this is rapidly becoming one of the most sought after tribute shows in the UK and Ireland.

Tchaikovsky’s most ambitious opera contains some of his greatest music and is a powerful study of destructive obsession. In Tchaikovsky’s intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation. The Queen of Spades is based on a short story by Pushkin, and comes to the Royal Opera House in a new production that has already garnered five star reviews in Amsterdam. The production is set in 1890, the year of the opera’s premiere. In his study, Tchaikovsky imagines the opera into life as his own story, its characters giving voice to his unfulfilled desires. Aleksandrs Antonenko and Eva-Maria Westbroek head the cast and Royal Opera Chorus, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera. This is an engrossing portrayal of a tortured creative artist and a gripping piece of gothic storytelling.

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Sat 19 Jan

LIVE SCREENING


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JMG Music Group presents

David Hull Promotions presents

Sat 26 Jan

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Thurs 24 Jan

Fri 25 Jan MUSIC

Tickets: £20 Time: 7.45pm

Join 6 of Ireland's top Country Stars all in one super show for a magical night of toe tapping and hand clapping classics. The line-up includes the hilarious Gary Gamble, the popular Curtis Magee, rising star Owen Mac, Yodelling Kenny Archer, the talented Shaun Loughrey and everyone’s favourite Cowboy "Cowboy Larry" who each will perform their biggest hit songs in the company of the fabulous Keltic Storm band who re-create that authentic Nashville sound. If it's country music you like then this is the show for you!

MUSIC

Tickets: £20 Time: 7.45pm

After last year's smash hit tour, this wonderful nostalgic musical hits the road again! The all-star cast will once again take you on a whirlwind journey through the musical decades of the 50s and 60s. Paying homage to the lives and music of the Everly Bros, Johnny Cash, The Four Seasons, Ruby Murray, Bobby Darin and Elvis, plus many of your favourites. Don’t miss this year’s new show – you won’t be disappointed.

ENTERTAINMENT

Tickets: £20 Time: 7.45pm

Brand new show for 2019! Just returned from the USA to deliver his funniest and most incredible show yet, Mindreader David Meade, the first mentalist to win a million dollars in a Las Vegas casino, will blow your mind as he does the impossible live on stage right in front of you. Now performing all over the world, David is 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 of all ages will never forget.


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The Royal Opera presents

La Traviata LIVE SCREENING

Tickets: £14 & £12 (Concession) Time: 6.45pm Duration: 3hrs 35mins (Sung in Italian with English surtitles)

Richard Eyre’s beautiful production provides the perfect setting for Verdi’s opera about a courtesan who sacrifices all for love. From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heart-breaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La Traviata is one of the most popular of all operas. Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. The opera’s wealth of melodies includes the famous Brindisi and the exuberant Sempre Libera – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing. Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera brings out all the emotional colour, from the giddy discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion. Lavish period sets and costumes enhance the reality of a moving story based on true life.

James Huish “Introducing” Fri 1 Feb

MUSIC

Tickets: £19 Time: 7.45pm

Join James Huish and his band for an intimate concert of beautiful music. James will be performing songs from some of his favourite musicals he has performed in and directed. The band will be led by London Musical Director Kris Rawlinson and James will be joined by some special guests and his Academy student choir. A night of sheer elegance not to be missed.

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www.theatreatthemill.com | Box Office 028 9034 0202 Belfast Ballet Company presents

Beauty and the Beast Thurs 7 – Sat 9 Feb

DANCE

Tickets: £18 & £15 (Concession) Time: 7pm Sat Matinee 1.30pm

Sat 2 Feb

Beauty and the Beast, the classic tale of a beautiful damsel and an atrocious beast is portrayed as a three-act ballet with beautiful costumes and lavish sets.

MUSIC

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Tickets: £20 & £18 (Concession) Time: 7.45pm

Nights On Broadway presents a tribute to the Bee Gees through their catalogue of hits over 4 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 is a totally live concert experience which prides itself on musical, in particular vocal authenticity, while the accompanying costume changes compliment the show to give audiences a truly original feeling. Whether you favour the golden era of the 60s, the dance floor hits of the 70s, the comeback hits of the 80s and 90s or the string of hits they wrote for various artists along the way, this show has something to entertain everyone from the novice to the most discerning fan. www.nightsonbroadway.net "From the musicianship to the vocal harmonies, these guys sound so like the Bee Gees it's scary!" Brendan O'Carroll (BAFTA winning International Comedian star of ‘Mrs. Browns Boys’)

Original choreography created by leading dance choreographers and a score of many popular classical pieces make this a magical production. All the lovable Disney characters, Belle, Gaston, Cogsworth, Lumiere, Mrs Potts and Chip along with some original surprises add to the charm, making this a great night’s entertainment for all the family. Beauty and the Beast will feature a cast of talented children from local ballet schools.


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Wed 20 – Sun 24 Feb

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MUSICAL

This exciting new musical by Esler Burke with orchestration by Mark Dougherty and Musical Supervision and additional lyrics by Wilson Shields takes up the story of Dickens' Oliver Twist, however, it is now fifteen years on and Oliver Twist is now in his late twenties. The market place of his youth has changed little, and when he first meets and falls in love with Jane their happiness seems assured. However, all is not as it first seems; dark days lie ahead. Characters from Oliver and Jane’s past come back into their lives, but who can they trust? Who is out for revenge? Will Oliver’s love for Jane stand the test of time? Twisted is an intriguing continuation of the tale of Oliver and is guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat as the story unfolds.

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Tickets: £15 & £13 (Concession) Family Ticket: £50 (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children) Time: 7.45pm Matinees Sat 23 & Sun 24 at 2.30pm


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www.theatreatthemill.com | Box Office 028 9034 0202 Exhibition on Screen presents

The Royal Ballet presents

Young Picasso Tues 26 Feb

SCREENING

THEATRE AT THE MILL

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

Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time - and right up until his death in 1973 he was the most prolific of artists. Many films have dealt with these later years - the art, the affairs and the wide circle of friends. But where did this all begin? What made Picasso in the first place? Too long ignored, it is time to look at the early years of Picasso; the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements. Three cities play a key role: Malaga, Barcelona and Paris. Young Picasso visits each and explores their influence on Picasso, focusing on specific artworks from these early years. The film thus explains how this young artist acquired his craft. Looking carefully at two key early periods - the so-called Blue Period and Rose Period - the film takes us all the way to 1907 and the creation of a critical painting in the history of art - Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. It was a painting that shocked the art world but changed it irrevocably. Picasso was only 25 years old. Working closely with all three Picasso Museums in Malaga, Barcelona and Paris this film explains how he rose to great heights.

Don Quixote Wed 27 Feb

SCREENING

Tickets: £14 & £12 (Concession) Time: 7.15pm Duration: 2hrs 45mins

Love and friendship triumph in Carlos Acosta’s vibrant production of this dazzling Ballet. Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artistic interpretations. Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza. At its heart are virtuoso roles for the lovers Basilio and Kitri. Carlos Acosta chose this joyful classic for his first production for The Royal Ballet. His vibrant staging brings together the whole Company in such roles as exuberant villagers, passionate gypsies and even fantasy flowers. The story follows Don Quixote’s picaresque journey to do deeds in honour of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea. Sunny, charming, funny and touching – Don Quixote is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique.


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Strictly Theatre Co. presents

Thurs 28 Feb & Fri 1 Mar

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Little Willow Productions presents

DANCE

Tickets: £31 & £29 (Concession) Back 3 rows of 2nd Gallery: £27 & £25 (Concession) VIP package: £55 includes meet and greet plus best seats for the show. Meet and greet is 90mins before the show at 6.15pm. Time: 7.45pm

Dance is Life features seven other world-class professional dancers, including Strictly’s newest pro, Luba Mushtuk, who returns as Giovanni’s leading lady once again to continue their alluring partnership. A showcase of wonderful Ballroom and Latin dances like the Paso Doble, the Waltz, the Rumba and the Jive, to name just a few, with a beautiful Italian theme running throughout the show. So sit back, let yourself be transported to Sicily, and enjoy the story... ***** “Giovanni brings the house down!” Review of Dance is Life 2017

Ruby! Sat 2 Mar

DRAMA

Tickets: £15 Time: 7.45pm

Born in Belfast in 1935, Ruby Murray became one of the most successful singing stars in the world in the 1950s. She topped the bill all over the world and enjoyed a string of chart successes. Behind the scenes however, a darker story was unfolding in Ruby’s life. This new play written by Michael Cameron, directed by Richard Orr and starring Libby Smyth as Ruby Murray gives audiences a chance to spend an intimate evening with Ruby as she tells her incredible and emotional story, the good times and the dark moments. Accompanied by a soundtrack of original Ruby Murray songs produced by Duke Special, don’t miss this powerful new drama.

THEATRE AT THE MILL

The smash hit dance spectacular Dance is Life, directed and choreographed by Jason Gilkison, Strictly Come Dancing’s creative director, returns in 2019.....and Giovanni is ready to raise the temperature just a little bit more this time round! The action packed production combines the Italian’s wit and charm, with outstanding music, sensational choreography, and stunning costumes by DSI.


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www.theatreatthemill.com | Box Office 028 9034 0202 JMG Music Group presents

Suntree Productions presents

My Sweetheart and Me

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Sat 9 & Sun 10 Mar

Roly Daniels Thurs 7 Mar

MUSICAL

Tickets: £17.50 & £15 (Concession) Time: 7.45pm Recommended Age: 11yrs+

MUSIC

Tickets: £20 Time: 7.45pm

Following a hugely successful sell out tour last year to nightly standing ovations, join one of Ireland's finest entertainers, showmen and singers Roly Daniels for a nostalgic show by one of our true greats. Roly will perform his biggest hit songs like Mr Jones, I Will Love You All My Life and Hello Darling to name but a small few with the 2019 tour introducing some new material in the company of the fabulous band Keltic Storm. Joining Roly on the tour will once again be two of our favourite local stars Joe Moore and Caitlin.

Introducing the sensational new Stage Musical My Sweetheart and Me. An uplifting romantic comedy set during the summer of love 1967, in the fictional town of Cheerysville, Northern Ireland, in a popular cornerstone of the community public house, The Suntree Bar. The engaging storyline follows the haphazard attempts of two single thirtysomethings search to find new love. So join them and the many other colourful characters who frequent the bar as they sing, dance and laugh their way through their inter-linked, romantic, sad, funny but ultimately heart-warming encounters.


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Maiden Voyage Dance presents

JH Academy of Theatre Arts presents

Thurs 14 – Sat 16 Mar

MUSICAL

Tickets: £12 Time: 7.45pm Sat Matinee 2.30pm Junior Cast: Thurs 14 (Evening) & Sat 16 (Matinee) Senior Cast: Fri 15 & Sat 16 (Evening)

DANCE

Tickets: £4.50 Group Discount Available Time: 10am & 11.15am Recommended Age: 4-11yrs and their adults Duration: 35mins

It’s the future. Aliens are in charge and curious about a thing humans used to do called dancing. But, with no one around to teach them, just how well will they follow the rules and work out the steps? Expect to throw left and right and right and wrong out the window as they make the dance floor their own. Schools Package including a free workshop is available to a limited number of schools. For more information, please contact engage@maidenvoyagedance.com

The JH Academy of Theatre Arts students make their triumphant return to Theatre at The Mill after producing two highly acclaimed shows in 2018. The Addams Family and The Phantom Of The Opera. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favourite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching. The story follows a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

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Lisa Richards Agency presents

Uplift Performing Arts presents

Sat 23 Mar

MUSICAL

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

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Colin Murphy Big Time Thurs 21 Mar

COMEDY

Tickets: £20 Time: 7.45pm Recommended Age: 16yrs+. Show contains adult references.

Following on from the sell-out run of his Bald Ambition Tour, Colin Murphy is back with his new show. It’s too early to say what the show will be about, but will it be funny? Oh Big Time!

Uplift Promotions and Performing Arts Company proudly presents this unique, fast paced, highenergy, passionate production bringing to life some of the best movies, and movie musicals to the stage. Join us for a brilliant family show, featuring iconic movie moments through song and dance. From the company that brought you, Variety, Into the Woods Jr, Broadway Blitz and most recently the sold out smash hit Hairspray Jr, we are delighted to be back for another unforgettable evening. www.weareuplift.com

Big Telly Theatre Company presents

Wed 27 Mar

ENTERTAINMENT

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 7.45pm Duration: 70 minutes – no interval Recommended Age: 12yrs+

Inspired by the true story of 17th century Portrush giantess, Mary Murphy, Freak Show is an original blast of irreverent theatre from Big Telly. Mary married a dashing sea captain who ‘managed’ her freak show celebrity. After years of international acclaim, Mary died destitute and abandoned, her fame forgotten. The script uses slices of Moyra Donaldson’s Miracle Fruit poetry, with its fascination for 18th century enlightenment era and the freakery of those living on the margins. A darkly comical roadshow of revenge, with maximum craic and heartbreak in spades. And an Irish jig. On stilts.


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St Bride’s Church of Ireland presents

Live Issue

Rory’s Stories Debut Theatre Tour

Fri 29 Mar

Thurs 28 Mar

COMEDY

MUSIC

Tickets: £12 Time: 7.45pm

Tickets: £18 & £16 (Concession)

Rory O'Connor is Ireland's favourite online funny man and best selling author, otherwise known through his social media sketches as Rory's Stories. Rory's Stories takes a hilarious and frank look at every aspect of Irish life. From the GAA to the Guards and everything in between, Rory's quick comedic wit perfectly captures what it means to be Irish. Bringing his sketches to life in his stand up shows, he has sold out venues across Ireland, and even as far as Australia and the Middle East. He now brings his new show 'What's the Story Rory' to theatres in 2019.

Live Issue is considered by many to be one of the most popular Country Gospel groups in the British Isles. The group comprises Colin Elliott, Roy Dreaning, Sam Armstrong, Carl Sands and Ivan McLernon. Although they still play at many events in Northern Ireland, they are also regularly performing at concerts and conventions throughout the British Isles and Europe. Live Issue has shared the stage with many Country music legends and their live performances in Nashville have been broadcast across the world. It is clear when you watch and listen to Live Issue just how much the members of the group love their music. They take their ministry and faith very seriously and believe that God has given them important opportunities to spread the Gospel through their music.

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www.theatreatthemill.com | Box Office 028 9034 0202 The Royal Opera presents

Queen’s Island Victoria Male Choir Sat 30 Mar

MUSIC

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Tickets: £12 Time: 7.45pm

The Queen's Island and Victoria Male Choir were established over 100 years ago with the Queen's Island forming in 1912 and the Victoria forming in 1916. However, after many years performing separately, they amalgamated in 1974. Over the years the choir has been privileged to lead the praise at bowler's and harvest thanksgiving services in various churches as well as participating in fund raising concerts in support of many charities. Some notable events we have been associated with in the past have been in Scotland, Ireland and Massed Male Choir Concerts in the Royal Albert Hall, London. Recently we were invited to perform at the grand opening of the new Titanic Hotel in Belfast. Special Guests: Michelle Baird and Belfast High School Choir

La Forza Del Destino Tues 2 Apr

LIVE SCREENING

Tickets: £14 & £12 (Concession) Time: 6.15pm Duration: 4hrs 15mins (Sung in Italian with English surtitles)

Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy. Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi’s epic La Forza Del Destino (The Force of Destiny) an opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years. The production comes to The Royal Opera in a sensational staging from Amsterdam packed with colour and action. It is directed by Christof Loy and conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera.


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Lisa Richards Agency presents

Ballyboley Pipe Band Centenary Concert Neil Delamere: Controlled Substance Fri 5 Apr

COMEDY

Tickets: £22.50 Time: 7.45pm

Fresh from a sell-out tour, the star of BBC's The Blame Game and Soft Border Patrol, Neil Delamere, returns to Theatre at The Mill with a brand new show. This time he thinks he has that whole "illusion of control" idea sussed. Then again, he would think that, wouldn't he? 'You'll be hard-pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe' ***** (Scotsman) 'One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine' ***** (Herald)

MUSIC

Tickets: £15 Time: 7.45pm

As part of Ballyboley Pipe Band’s 100th Year Anniversary Celebrations, we are delighted to present the legendary piping virtuoso Fred Morrison. Born and raised near Glasgow, it’s the celebrated Gaelic piping tradition of his father’s native Outer Hebrides that forms the bedrock of his intensely expressive, uniquely adventurous style. His first love instrument remains the great Highland Bagpipe; over the years, his mastery has expanded to encompass whistles, Scottish Small Pipes, or Reel Pipes and Irish Uilleann Pipes. He holds the record for the most ‘Macallan Trophys’ at the Lorient festival in France, having received the trophy nine times! His albums have been met with critical acclaim.

Tues 9 – Sat 13 Apr

MUSICAL

Tickets: £20 & £18 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 7.45pm

After their phenomenal production last year of the popular musical, Sister Act Fortwilliam Musical Society return with the hilarious musical comedy The Pirates of Penzance. Directed by Mr Peter Kennedy, this tale of swash buckling pirates and fair maidens is guaranteed to make you smile. Frederic, a pirate’s apprentice, falls head-over-heels in love with Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley. Frederic is due to be released from his apprenticeship on his 21st birthday, but there’s a snag. Born on 29 February, Frederic discovers that he is technically still a youngster. Although very much in love, his dedication to duty is unshakeable. Can he find a way to live happily-ever-after with Mabel?

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www.theatreatthemill.com | Box Office 028 9034 0202 JMG Music Group presents

Ulster Drama Festival

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Mon 15 – Sat 20 April

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.

Wed 24 Apr

MUSIC

Tickets: £20 Time: 7.45pm

Join 6 of your top Country Music stars all in one super Country and Gospel Show. Featuring a superb line-up of the Legendary Mick Flavin, the multi-talented Stephen Smyth, the pure voice of Matt Leavy, the highly entertaining Ritchie Remo, Mr Showman Shawn Cuddy and local showband great Crawford Bell who each will showcase popular Country and Gospel songs in the company of Ireland's hottest band Keltic Storm. This is a rare chance to see such an array of talent on one stage!


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Theatre at the Mill Home Spun Youth Theatre School presents

Legally Blonde JR. Mon 22 - Fri 26 Apr

WORKSHOP

Tickets: £120 (includes 7 free tickets to the show) Time: 10am – 5pm. Performance Fri 26 Apr at 7pm. Age: 8 – 16yrs

Our celebrated creative team returns with this fabulously fun tale of selfempowerment, expanding horizons and a score of instantly recognisable songs filled with humour, wit and sass. Legally Blonde Jr. features large, energetic dance numbers. 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. With a limited number of spaces available in this sought after, immersive musical theatre experience early booking is advised.

THEATRE AT THE MILL

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. The course offers young people the chance to perform in the award winning Broadway musical and smash hit comedy Legally Blonde Jr. in a professional theatre with costumes, staging, and lights.


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www.theatreatthemill.com | Box Office 028 9034 0202 The Royal Opera presents

Showcase Productions presents

Faust Ballyclare Male Choir

Tues 30 Apr

Sat 27 Apr

Tickets: £14 & £12 (Concession) Time: 6.45pm Duration: 3hrs 45mins (Sung in French with English surtitles)

MUSIC

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Tickets: £15 Time: 7.45pm

Ballyclare Male Choir is back again with another stunning theatre show. Since their last appearance at Theatre at The Mill, they have enjoyed a hectic period of engagements. Tonight, under conductor Paul Briggs and accompanist Sheelagh Greer, they will present for your pleasure a high quality presentation of traditional Male Choral singing, with some refreshing modern twists. Visit ballyclaremalechoir.com for more details on the choir history and activities together with the concert supporting artistes.

LIVE SCREENING

There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling. Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle – the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris. Above all, the music includes several of popular opera’s most recognizable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus.

Music Hall Tavern Thurs 2 May

ENTERTAINMENT

Tickets: £23 & £21 (Concession) Time: 7.45pm

The UK’s premier comedy drag show is back for its 6th year with a brand new hilarious fabulous glamorous show for 2019! Whatever your age, come along and join Mrs T and the “girls” from MHT this spring for a truly magnificent night of dazzling costumes, side splitting laughter and a cast of unique characters singing and dancing all night long. A feel-good night that will not only entertain and amuse you, but will leave you with unforgettable memories of the funniest night out of the year! Starring the sensational Paul Carroll as Mrs T, Lee Sanderson as Peggy Lee and featuring the Showcase International Dancers.


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David Hull Promotions Presents

Sat 4 May

MUSIC

Tickets: £19 Time: 7.45pm

Flash Harry are Northern Irelands most enduring tribute band, celebrating the music of super star Freddie Mercury and super group Queen, for over 25 years. Flash Harry deliver a rock show that will have the audience rocking in their seats and singing along to anthems of one of the greatest bands in history; featuring classics like Radio Ga Ga, We Are the Champions, to Bohemian Rhapsody, Who Wants to Live Forever and everything in between. The five piece band have played everywhere from the USA to Dubai as well as major venues in the UK and Ireland and continue to sell out venues wherever they go, recreating the magic of Queen for audiences young and old. For a true celebration of the music of Queen, Flash Harry are a band not to be missed.

MUSIC

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

A stunning new theatre production show touring major theatres throughout Ireland featuring over two hours of non-stop hits brought to life live in front of you. With spectacular production, a world-class powerhouse of a live band, awesome sound and featuring the latest in live video screen technology. A Celebration of Neil Diamond promises an unforgettable night out for everyone. The legacy of hits such as Sweet Caroline, Love on the Rocks, and Forever in Blue Jeans evoke memories in all of us, back to a time when the singer songwriter regularly ruled the UK and US charts. Wayne Denton fronts this live concert. Faithfully recreating the songs, atmosphere and evoking memories of the era in his own inimitable style. Interspersed with humour and audience participation, faithfully recreating and delivering all the hits of Neil Diamond.

Fri 10 & Sat 11 May

FILM

Tickets: £14 & £12.50 (Concession). £12.50 for groups of 6+. Two night ticket: £25 Time: 7.45pm Age Guidance: 12A Fri 10 – Red Programme, Sat 11 – Blue Programme

Get ready for a collection of inspirational adventure films coming at you from the wildest corners of the globe! These extraordinary short films follow the world’s top explorers and action film-makers as they brave intrepid journeys into the most spectacular regions of planet Earth. Witness breath-taking cinematography, stunning scenery and an exhilarating dose of adrenaline – all on the big screen! There are two shows, each with an entirely different selection of films. Double the adventure by coming to both with a two-night discount! These brand-new films are taken from the world’s most prestigious mountain festival, held every year in Canada. Visit www.banff-uk.com for more details. Photo credit: Valentine Fabre, Dent du Géant © Ben Tibbetts.

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Flash Harry: The Magic of Queen

Thurs 9 May

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour


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The Royal Ballet presents

JMG Music Group presents

Flight Pattern Triple Bill Thurs 16 May

LIVE SCREENING

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Tickets: £14 & £12 (Concession) Time: 7.15pm Duration: 3hrs 15mins

Two recent works and one world premiere showcase the contemporary face of The Royal Ballet. The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today’s leading choreographers. Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bosso and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset. Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern, revived for the first time, uses a large dance ensemble and Górecki’s familiar music from his Symphony of Sorrowful Songs for a poignant and passionate reflection on migration. Between them, a new work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, created on The Royal Ballet has its premiere to bring the contemporary truly up-to-date.

Wed 22 May

MUSIC

Tickets: £20 Time: 7.45pm

Now seen by over 250,000 fans 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 2019 tour will showcase highly acclaimed tributes to Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Don Williams, Patsy Cline and Kenny Rogers and 5 brand new tributes to icons Jim Reeves, Charley Pride, Patsy Cline, Glen Campbell, Tammy Wynette and countless other wellknown hit songs in this must see extravaganza. The show features 4 fantastic singers who are all backed by the superb Keltic Storm band and coupled with an authentic stage set that will transport you all the way to Nashville and back.

The Clare Chorale: 16th Annual Concert Sat 25 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 well known 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. Compere: Gene Fitzpatrick – NI’s finest comedian. Special guest: Connor Taggart and The Phat Katz.


www.theatreatthemill.com | Box Office 028 9034 0202

Thurs 30 May – Sat 1 June

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Strictly Theatre Co. presents

COMEDY

Tickets: £20 Time: 7.45pm Recommended Age: 16yrs+ Contains adult humour and strong language.

You’ve met the real Housewives of New York, Atlanta and Cheshire – now let’s meet the REAL Housewives of Norn Iron! Housewives from every walk of life are flung together in this unique Norn Iron comedy. You thought you seen drama in The REAL Housewives? Imagine a West Belfast milly rubbing shoulders with a BT9-er? A wee Derry Irish language fanatic drinking gin and slimline tonics with a mid-Ulster Slimmers World hallion! You ain’t seen sparks fly until you’ve seen The REAL Housewives of Norn Iron! A REAL rip-roaring comedy packed with characters that you’ll know and love brought to you by the most successful comedy team in Norn Iron. Written and produced by Leesa Harker, creator of Maggie Muff and writer of 50 Shades of Red, White and Blue, Dirty Dancin in le Shebeen, Maggie’s Feg Run and Maggie – Yer Ma! – and Directed by Andrea Montgomery - in other words, you’re guaranteed a geg!

Sun 2 June

DANCE

Tickets: £31 & £29 (Concession) Back 3 rows of 2nd Gallery: £27 & £25 (Concession) VIP package: £55 Time: 2.30pm

Strictly Come Dancing favourites Ian Waite and Vincent Simone are joining forces in 2019 with their brand new production – The Ballroom Boys. Argentine Tango legend Vincent and King of the Ballroom Ian, will be joined by two professional female dancers and a wonderful vocalist. The night will be packed with dances, songs and loads of banter! Expect dances like the Waltz, Quickstep, Paso Doble, Foxtrot and of course, the Argentine Tango! Get ready for a high intensity evening of glitz and glamour with Ian & Vincent… The Ballroom Boys! There will be a limited number of VIP tickets that include a pre show meet and greet with the boys, for autograph and photo opportunities.

Romeo and Juliet Tues 11 June

LIVE SCREENING

Tickets: £14 & £12 (Concession) Time: 7.15pm Duration: 3hrs 15mins including two intervals

Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers encounter passion and tragedy in Kenneth MacMillan's 20th-century ballet masterpiece. Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end. Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers.

THEATRE AT THE MILL

Red Brick Road Productions presents

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Ballyhenry Presbyterian Church presents

Fri 18 Jan

MUSIC

Tickets: £10 Time: 8pm

The PSNI ladies choir have for many years been delighting audiences in Northern Ireland and beyond with their well-recognised, very widely enjoyed and extensive repertoire of choral pieces. This evening will be no exception. All profits from the evening are in aid of a team from Ballyhenry Presbyterian Church travelling to work alongside the charity Eggshell Cambodia in Phnom Penh. Eggshell Cambodia, is a UK registered charity and has been established to provide hope, protection, and a future for children living in squalor in one of the world’s greatest cities. They are working with vulnerable children, seeking to provide a safe and secure environment against exploitation.

Fri 25 Jan Sat 19 Jan

FILM

Tickets: £5 & £4 (Concession) Time: 8pm Rating: PG

Ten years after Mamma Mia grossed over 600million dollars worldwide you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA. In 1979 young Donna, Tanya and Rosie graduate from Oxford University leaving Donna free to embark on a series of adventures throughout Europe. On her journeys, she makes the acquaintances of Harry, Bill and Sam the latter whom she falls in love with, but he's also the man who breaks her heart. In the present day, Donna's pregnant daughter, Sophie, dreams of renovating a taverna while reuniting with her mother's old friends and boyfriends on the Greek island of Kalokairi.

FILM

Tickets: Free Time: 8pm Rating: 12A

Denial is one of two film screenings in the Borough to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2019. Each year on 27 January, the world marks Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), which provides an opportunity for everyone to learn the lessons from the Holocaust and on this day, we remember the millions who were murdered. Based on the acclaimed book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier, Denial recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt's (Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (Cannes Award winner Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. This is a screening in partnership with UK Jewish Film.

THE COURTYARD THEATRE

An Evening with the PSNI Ladies Choir


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Letting Go or Losing It? Fri 8 Feb

Mossgrove Youth Musical Festival: 50 Years of Making Music THE COURTYARD THEATRE

Mon 28 Jan – Fri 1 Feb

COMEDY

Tickets: £14 & £12 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 8pm Recommended Age: 16yrs+ Contains strong language

MUSIC

Tickets: Per Session: £4 & £2 (Concession) Prize Winners Concert Fri 1 Feb from 7pm: £6 and £4 (Concession) Festival Membership: £10 & £8 (Concession) allows entry to all sessions Payable at the door Time: Afternoon Session: 2 – 5pm Evening Session: 7 – 10pm

A very enjoyable music festival for young people up to 25 years who compete in singing, instrumental, piano and choral classes throughout the week. To mark our 50th year of making music a £200 prize will be presented for the overall best performance at the Prize Winners’ Concert on Friday 1 February. Syllabus available from mossgrove.secretary@btinternet.com

An Evening with Nuala McKeever If you’re gliding gracefully towards the second half of your life, maybe this isn’t the show for you. But if you want reassurance that you’re not the only one struggling with all the things life throws at you, step right up! Weight gain, menopause, bereavement and becoming invisible – just some of the joys that await the woman of a certain age! Throw in disappearing libido, Donald Trump and comfy shoes and the picture gets even more depressing. Everything’s heading south and there’s no border to stop the slide. What to do? Lie down and take it (at least that makes your stomach look flatter) or stand up and laugh? Nuala McKeever gives both a go in her hilarious new show as she transforms the awful into the awfully funny, by way of her trademark wit and compassion. Suitable for men and women and those who define as both or neither.


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Joseph Rea Productions presents

ISLA GRANT 

COMEDY

Yellow Rose Tour

Tickets: £15 & £13 (Concession) Time: 8pm Recommended Age: 16yrs+

Is That Too Hot is the hilarious sequel to the hit play I'll Tell My Ma by Patricia Gormley. Follow the antics of your favourite characters Granny Eileen, Davina Carina and Chelsea Marie as they stumble their way through another year in their turbulent lives. There is humour in abundance touched with pathos as the story which is set in the local hairdressing salon unfolds. The characters have moved on after the tumultuous events of the previous play. Watch as the characters negotiate their way through the ups and downs of everyday life and listen as they share their hopes and fears with their mentor Olive, the owner of the salon. There will be laughter and tears in equal measure and a very welcome twist to the tale at the end. The amazing Christina Nelson will be back playing all your favourite characters from I'll Tell My Ma, the lovable Davina Carina, the feisty Granny Eileen and the outrageous Chelsea Marie. The hugely talented Alan McKee will also be back in the director’s chair for the sequel and Joe Rea will once again be producing. If you loved I'll Tell My Ma then you are in for a real treat this winter with Is That Too Hot?

Fri 8 Mar Tickets: Tickets £25 Time: 8pm

MUSIC

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Highly respected singer and prolific songwriter Isla Grant makes a welcome return visit to Ireland after an absence of two years with a beautifully constructed show. Isla is now established in Ireland, Austraila, New Zealand, the UK, America and Canada as a singer/songwriter of the highest quality. Over the the last few years she has completed hugely successful tours of New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the UK and once again received five Gold Discs for CD sales. Add this to six Platinum Discs already received in Ireland and you can see why this Scottish Lass is so popular. Her highly entertaining concert show features all her wonderful hit songs and some new from her latest album. Isla's interaction with her audience is second to none and the atmosphere at her live shows is a joy to behold. Together with an excellent backing band the ingredients are there for a concert of the highest quality.

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www.thecourtyardtheatre.com | Box Office 028 9034 0202 NISMAT Theatre School presents

Fri 22 & Sat 23 Mar

MUSICAL

THE COURTYARD THEATRE

Tickets: £13 & £10 (Concession) Time: 8pm

Mon 11 – Sat 16 Mar

DRAMA

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

This annual festival of excellent drama presents some of the best full-length plays from amateur dramatic groups from Northern Ireland and beyond. 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.

NISMAT Theatre School proudly present the fabulous Hairspray JR. performed by a phenomenal youth cast aged 10-18! After an astounding 2018 full of show stopping performances and sell out shows NISMAT are buzzing with excitement to present this hit musical. It's 1962, and spunky, plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has one big dream – to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When she finally gets her shot, she's transformed from social outcast to sudden star. In balancing her newfound power with her desire for justice, Tracy fights to dethrone the reigning Miss Teen Hairspray, Amber von Tussle, and integrate a TV network in the process. With the help of her outsized mom, Edna, and guest DJ, Motormouth Maybelle, the rhythm of Tracy's new beat just might prove unstoppable.


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Exhibition on Screen presents

Fri 29 Mar

Tues 16 Apr MUSIC

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

Anthony Toner (once memorably described as 'James Taylor meets John Prine in a second hand book shop') returns to The Courtyard Theatre to celebrate the release of his ninth album, Our Lady of the Wind and Rain. Since the release of the popular single Sailortown ten years ago, Anthony has been in constant motion, releasing a string of popular albums and playing countless live performances, the songs interweaved with insightful, moving and funny stories. Along the way he has chalked up a string of memorable songs, including Well Well Well, The Road to Fivemiletown, East of Louise and recently An Alphabet, a moving song inspired by his father’s Alzheimer’s condition. Expect an evening of peerless guitar playing and songs old and new.

SCREENING

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

Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was an event like no other. Given privileged access to both galleries the film documents this landmark exhibition, whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story, with behindthe-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions. Exploring many of the exhibition’s key works, through contributions from specially invited guests including curators and leading art historians, this Exhibition On Screen favourite makes a welcome return to the big screen. For many, Rembrandt is the greatest artist that ever lived and this deeply moving film seeks to explore the truth about the man behind the legend.

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Rembrandt

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Theatre at the Mill Home Spun Youth Theatre School presents

Mon 22 – Sat 27 Apr

WORKSHOP

Tickets: £120 (includes 3 free tickets to the show) Time: 10am – 4.30pm. Performance Sat 27 Apr at 12 noon. Age: 5 – 10yrs

Following the success of Cinderella Kids and last year’s Easter Youth Theatre project, our talented creative team returns again this year to direct one of the most popular musicals ever, Annie Jr. This much-loved musical has been designed for little ones so that they too can take part in a fun and structured theatre school environment. This family favourite sees young orphan Annie run away and stumble upon exciting new adventures. Life changes before her eyes when she softens the heart of business tycoon Will Stacks who rescues her from the arms of the cruel Miss Hannigan.


www.thecourtyardtheatre.com | Box Office 028 9034 0202 Fortwilliam Musical Society Youth presents

Fri 10 & Sat 11 May

Sat 4 May

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MUSICAL

Tickets: £10 Group Discount Available Time: 8pm

FAMILY

Tickets: £6.50 Time: 1pm & 4pm

This brand-new show from Riverbank Productions tells the story of Dr John Dolittle MD whose parrot, Polynesia, teaches him how to speak to animals! Of course this enables him to become a first-class animal doctor. One day a monkey from Africa arrives and asks him if he can journey to his homeland to find a cure for a colony of monkeys for a dreadful disease. So, accompanied by his trusty friends, Dab-Dab the duck, Gub Gub the pig, Too Too the owl and Jip the dog, Dr Dolittle embarks on an unforgettable journey to Africa and the adventure begins. Featuring new songs, especially composed for the production, sing-a-long favourites, humour and lots of joining in Dr Dolittle is the ideal show for all the family and particularly for children aged 5 to 10.

Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures. Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR. is a fast-paced take on the classic tale. The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit. Her adventures become increasingly stranger as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!

Sat 22 June

FAMILY

Tickets: £6.50 Time: 1.30pm & 4pm Recommended Age: 3 - 9yrs

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 Summertime with Mr Hullabaloo!

THE COURTYARD THEATRE

Riverbank Productions presents

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THE OLD COURTHOUSE January - June 2019


www.theoldcourthousetheatre.com | Box Office 028 9442 8331

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Community Tea Dance ENTERTAINMENT

Tickets: £20 Time: 7.30pm

Brand new show for 2019! Just returned from the USA to deliver his funniest and most incredible show yet, Mindreader David Meade, the first mentalist to win a million dollars in a Las Vegas casino, will blow your mind as he does the impossible live on stage right in front of you. Now performing all over the world, David is 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 of all ages will never forget.

Community Tea Dances Wed 9 Jan, Wed 13 Feb, Wed 13 Mar, Wed 3 Apr & Wed 8 May

DANCE

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!

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Introduction to Guitar: Beginners Course Thurs 10 Jan – Thurs 14 Mar (10 weeks)

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Tickets: £25 & £22.50 (Concession) Time: 5.30pm – 6.30pm Age: 16yrs+ Venue: Eyre Studio, Clotworthy House

This popular course is aimed at those who are total beginners (no knowledge whatsoever required). You will be given all the information and advice you will need to go from zero to hero and we will have you playing songs after just a few sessions of easy to follow steps. You will learn about Major and Minor chords, strumming patterns and simple chord progressions all in a relaxed atmosphere along with other beginners.

Rock Rehab Thurs 10 Jan – Thurs 14 Mar (10 weeks)

WORKSHOP

Tickets: £50 & £45 (Concession) Time: 7pm – 9pm Age: 16yrs+ Venue: Eyre Studio, Clotworthy House

Dust off that guitar, pick up those drum sticks, warm up those vocal chords and drop in to our Rock Rehab for adults, with Tommy McMeekin. Playing new songs and restyling popular classics, it's open to all adults but particularly those who haven't played in a while.


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FILM

Fri 18 Jan

MUSIC

Tickets: £5 & £4 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm Rating: PG

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

Ten years after Mamma Mia grossed over 600million dollars worldwide you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA.

The Rapparees proudly present their fourth album RECHARGED with a launch night, which is sure to have that special, hometown electricity, associated with this dynamic folk outfit. Foot stomping belters and heart-warming ballads, are the Rapparees currency, an evening well spent.

In 1979 young Donna, Tanya and Rosie graduate from Oxford University -- leaving Donna free to embark on a series of adventures throughout Europe. On her journeys, she makes the acquaintances of Harry, Bill and Sam -- the latter whom she falls in love with, but he's also the man who breaks her heart. In the present day, Donna's pregnant daughter, Sophie, dreams of renovating a taverna while reuniting with her mother's old friends and boyfriends on the Greek island of Kalokairi.

Sarah's Key Thurs 24 Jan

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Tickets: Free Time: 7.30pm Rating: 12

Sarah’s Key is one of two film screenings in the Borough to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2019. Each year on 27 January, the world marks Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), which provides an opportunity for everyone to learn the lessons from the Holocaust and on this day we remember the millions who were murdered. One of the darkest moments in French history occurred in 1942 Paris when French officials rounded up over 10,000 Jews and placed them in local camps. Eventually over 8,000 were sent off to German concentration camps. As 10-year old Sarah and her family are arrested, she hides her younger brother in a closet. After realising she is not allowed to go home, Sarah does whatever she can to get back to her brother. In 2009, a journalist named Julia is on assignment to write a story on the deported Jews in 1942. When she moves into her father-in-law's childhood apartment, she realises it once belonged to the Strazynski family, and their daughter Sarah. This is a screening in partnership with UK Jewish Film.

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The Lonesome Ace Stringband Wed 30 Jan

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

Masters of their trade, The Lonesome Ace Stringband bring grit, skill and abandon to old-time, Appalachian folk music. Musicians Chris Coole (banjo), John Showman (fiddle) and Max Heineman (bass) bring energy, passion and a refreshing vibrancy to their brand of American roots music – this is old time music for today’s old soul. The music comes from a tradition that has inspired and brought together generations of people. The themes - love, loss, hard work and hardship, faith, and everyday life - speak to everyone. Their latest album, When The Sun Comes Up, their third studio recording, comprises mostly original compositions and focuses on the group’s predilection for the spiritual and redemptive side of the music, where characters come to life in song to confront mortality, impossible choices, and the relentless pressures of change.

Colin Murphy Fri 1 Feb

COMEDY

Tickets: £20 Time: 7.30pm Recommended Age: 16yrs+. Show contains adult references.

"Three of the most accomplished old-time musicians on the planet” WAMU, Washington DC

Following on from the sell-out run of his Bald Ambition Tour, Colin Murphy is back with his new show.

"These are three powerful musicians playing and singing some powerful music" Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine

It’s too early to say what the show will be about, but will it be funny? Oh Big Time!


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Age on Stage! DRAMA

Tickets: £10 & £7 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm

Growing old is unavoidable… growing up is not… Youth Lyric proudly presents a creative community showcase, generously sponsored by the Enkalon Foundation.

Sat 9 Feb

Kevin McNally’s family insist on throwing him a ‘surprise’ party every year for his birthday – the only problem is that he CAN’T STAND growing older (or eating the same caterpillar cake every year!)

Tickets: £6.50 Time: 1.30pm & 4pm Recommended Age: 3 – 9yrs

This year’s party is somewhat different as some unexpected guests arrive just as Kevin is set to blow his candles out for another year…

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.

Sporting the best local youth talent, you can rest assured that you will leave the theatre like Kevin’s birthday candles… well and truly blown away!

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www.theoldcourthousetheatre.com | Box Office 028 9442 8331 Joseph Rea Productions presents

Fri 15 Feb

David Hull Promotions presents

COMEDY

Tickets: £15 & £13 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm Recommended Age: 16yrs+

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Is That Too Hot is the hilarious sequel to the hit play I'll Tell My Ma by Patricia Gormley. Follow the antics of your favourite characters Granny Eileen, Davina Carina and Chelsea Marie as they stumble their way through another year in their turbulent lives. There is humour in abundance touched with pathos as the story which is set in the local hairdressing salon unfolds. The characters have moved on after the tumultuous events of the previous play. Watch as the characters negotiate their way through the ups and downs of everyday life and listen as they share their hopes and fears with their mentor Olive, the owner of the salon. There will be laughter and tears in equal measure and a very welcome twist to the tale at the end. The amazing Christina Nelson will be back playing all your favourite characters from I'll Tell My Ma, the lovable Davina Carina, the feisty Granny Eileen and the outrageous Chelsea Marie. The hugely talented Alan McKee will also be back in the director’s chair for the sequel and Joe Rea will once again be producing. If you loved I'll Tell My Ma then you are in for a real treat this winter with Is That Too Hot?

Frank Carson A Rebel Without A Pause Thurs 21 Feb

COMEDY DRAMA

Tickets: £17.50 Time: 7.30pm

Belfast funny man Frank Carson blazed a comedy trail for over fifty years. His quick-fire gags and infectious laugh delighted audiences in variety shows, on telly and in clubs across the land – The Comedians, The Good Old Days, Seaside Special, Royal Variety, Noel’s Houseparty, Tiswas, and many more. In 1976 alone, he did forty-one network TV shows. He was Mayor of Balbriggan (twice), King of Blackpool, Clown Prince of Ireland and Prime Minister of Fun. But there’s more. In this acclaimed one-man show, written and performed by Dan Gordon, we journey with Frank from his Belfast boyhood - where life was so tough even the arms on the chairs had tattoos - through his adventures in the army, and into the world of showbiz where he entertained Royalty, delighted Pope John Paul II and never forgot where he came from. A 75-minute whirlwind comedy drama celebrating the man, the myth and the mouth - it’s a cracker!


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Orlando DRAMA

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm Recommended Age: 8yrs+

From the creators of Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, The Time Machine and Austen’s Women. The award-winning, life-affirming tale of an immortal poet, whose gender cannot be pinned, whose spirit cannot be caged; whose irreverent, romantic adventures across 400 years of British history provide a magicrealist exploration of human identity: personal, sexual and national. Dyad Productions – performer Rebecca Vaughan and writer/director Elton Townend Jones – explore what it means to find our place in the world whilst remaining true to ourselves. Based on Virginia Woolf’s novel. ‘Quite simply: it’s astounding’ (Broadway Baby)

Fri 15 Mar

The Trials of Oscar Wilde Sat 9 Mar

DRAMA

Tickets: £14 & £12 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 7.30pm Recommended Age: 14yrs+

The three trials of Oscar Wilde, from court records, journalists notes, newspaper reports, collected and dramatised by his only surviving grandson Merlin Holland and International Director John O'Connor. Opening with the actual court transcripts and Edward Carson's brilliant cross examination of Wilde in the first trial, it culminates with Wilde's final heartfelt words in Court after the sentencing 'And I... may I say nothing my Lord...?'

COMEDY

Tickets: £12 & £10 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm Recommended Age: 15yrs+

‘Art is not what you see but what you make others see’ - Degas. Malinderry Care Home 2018 - Amanda suffers from ‘age rage’ and is fighting to leave; Thomas, who runs art therapy classes, is fighting to stay. When Thomas and Amanda meet, youth and experience collide in a scintillating, hilarious clash of culture. Amanda learns how to paint the town red (or purple!) but for how long can they both challenge the authorities? One thing you can be sure of in Rosemary Jenkinson’s brand new biting comedy - age is just a number, not an identity.

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The Spring Lecture My Thirty Best Plants

Ronnie Greer Organ Band, Special Guest Jim Mullen THE OLD COURTHOUSE

Wed 20 Mar

MUSIC

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

Jim Mullen is one of the very best jazz and blues guitarists in the world. Five times winner of Best Guitarist in the British Jazz Awards, and the recipient of a lifetime achievement in 2015, Jim has worked with many jazz and blues greats, including Mose Allison, Jimmy Smith, Jimmy Witherspoon and Georgie Fame. On this date, he joins as special guest, our own blues guitar legend Ronnie Greer and his organ band, which also features Scott Flanigan on Hammond organ, and Darren Beckett on drums.

Introduction to Guitar: Blues and Soloing - First Steps Thurs 21 Mar – Thurs 23 May (10 weeks)

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Tickets: £25 & £22.50 (Concession) Time: 5.30pm – 6.30pm Age: 16yrs+ Venue: Eyre Studio, Clotworthy House

Ever watched Eric Clapton, Joe Bonamassa or BB King and wondered how they played all those fantastic solos? Well we can’t promise to have you playing like that after 10 weeks but we can promise to show you all the tricks and basics you need to get started in playing blues from chord families and progressions to basic solo improvisation and playing techniques. Please note that this course requires some basic knowledge of guitar and a willingness to practice after each session. Open to both electric and acoustic players.

by Bob Brown, proprietor of Cotswold Garden Flowers and JustMust Perennials Thurs 21 Mar

TALK

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

Born in 1946, Bob has a life-long obsession with gardening and holds the Veitch Memorial Medal awarded for the science and advancement of horticulture. He is known for having opinions (many very critical) about all the 16-17,000 kinds of plants he's grown or tried to grow. He oversees herbaceous trials for the Award of Garden Merit for the RHS, is a prolific writer and has a monthly section in Which? Gardening. His nursery, in Evesham, stocks a huge range of unusual perennials, with a focus on good old-fashioned and newly introduced plants. Refreshments provided.


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David Hull Promotions presents

Letting Go or Losing It? Fri 5 Apr

COMEDY

Fri 22 Mar

MUSIC

Tickets: £20 Time: 7.30pm

After last year's smash hit tour, this wonderful nostalgic musical hits the road again! The all-star cast will once again take you on a whirlwind journey through the musical decades of the 50s and 60s. Paying homage to the lives and music of the Everly Bros, Johnny Cash, The Four Seasons, Ruby Murray, Bobby Darin and Elvis, plus many of your favourites. Don't miss this year's new show. You won't be disappointed.

An Evening with Nuala McKeever If you’re gliding gracefully towards the second half of your life, maybe this isn’t the show for you. But if you want reassurance that you’re not the only one struggling with all the things life throws at you, step right up! Weight gain, menopause, bereavement and becoming invisible – just some of the joys that await the woman of a certain age! Throw in disappearing libido, Donald Trump and comfy shoes and the picture gets even more depressing. Everything’s heading south and there’s no border to stop the slide. What to do? Lie down and take it (at least that makes your stomach look flatter) or stand up and laugh? Nuala McKeever gives both a go in her hilarious new show as she transforms the awful into the awfully funny, by way of her trademark wit and compassion. Suitable for men and women and those who define as both or neither.

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Tickets: £14 & £12 (Concession) Group Discount Available Time: 7.30pm Recommended Age: 16yrs+ Contains strong language


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FRI 5 - SUN 7 APRIL 2019

Now an established annual event in Antrim’s calendar, Antrim Live, a cultural extravaganza of arts and entertainment, springs to life this April from Friday 5 – Sunday 7 April, and carnival is this year’s big theme based around the popularity of the Greatest Showman.

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Nuala McKeever opens the Festival starring in her brand new show Letting Go or Losing It?, with Neil Delamere topping the bill at The Old Courthouse Theatre on Sunday 7 April 2019. A cornucopia of carnival is currently being programmed by the arts team with something to tantalise every taste, keep an eye out for the Antrim Live brochure nearer to the event or contact the box office on 028 9442 8331 or email boxoffice@theatreatthemill.com to join our mailing list.


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Wed 10 Apr

Neil Delamere: Controlled Substance Sun 7 Apr

Fresh from a sell-out tour, the star of BBC's The Blame Game and Soft Border Patrol, Neil Delamere, returns to The Old Courthouse with a brand new show. This time he thinks he has that whole "illusion of control" idea sussed. Then again, he would think that, wouldn't he?

'One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine' ***** (Herald)

Tickets: £19 & £17 (Concession) Time: 7.30pm Recommended Age: 16yrs+ this show contains adult humour and strong language

COMEDY

Tickets: £22.50 Time: 7.30pm

'You'll be hard-pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe' ***** (Scotsman)

COMEDY

Maggie Muff returns to bring some muffalicious fun to The Old Courthouse. PURE AMAZEBALLS! Her Facebook postings had Northern Ireland in fits of laughter. It all started as a joke when Leesa Harker wrote a Belfast-based spoof of Fifty Shades of Grey. Very soon, it went viral and had 29,000 followers! Following phenomenal, sell-out success across the land Maggie Muff, Big Sally Ann and Mr Red White and Blue are returning again in April 2019. If we were to say this is a laugh-a-minute evening we would be telling lies – it's literally nonstop laughter! Fifty Shades of Red, White and Blue tells the story of loveable Maggie Muff and her search for love, featuring laugh-out-loud characters such as Big Sally Ann, Sinead the Greener and of course, the mysterious Mr Red White and Blue himself.

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The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh THE OLD COURTHOUSE

Fri 24 & Sat 25 May

Rock Rehab Thurs 11 Apr – Thurs 27 June (12 weeks)

MUSIC

Tickets: £17.50 Group Discount Available Time: 7.30pm

WORKSHOP

Tickets: £60 & £54 (Concession) Time: 7pm – 9pm Age: 16yrs+ Venue: Eyre Studio, Clotworthy House

A special series of 12 Rock Rehab workshop sessions with the added bonus of performing at our annual showcase gig in the Old Courthouse Theatre in Antrim on Thursday 4 July 2019. Ideally participants would be free to attend all workshop dates and the showcase gig. A great opportunity to show your talents to family and friends.

It’s 25 years since the Eagles came back with the magical Hell Freezes Over world tour and Fleetwood Mac reformed their most successful line-up for President Bill Clinton. For 2019, The Illegals are putting a new show on the road to celebrate these two ground-shaking music events from the world’s two most iconic rock bands. Led by Niamh Kavanagh, she of the mesmerizing voice and mischievous spirit, The Illegals will take you on a journey for three hours of soulful harmonies, exciting riffs, blistering guitars and unforgettable songs. The best of two legendary bands in one night? It’s almost too good to be true.


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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 11 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 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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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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The Old Courthouse Seating Plan

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Templepatrick (6.5 miles) Parkgate (7 miles)

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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.

THE OLD COURTHOUSE

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


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

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Illuminating the Aviary By Melanie Owens

Thurs 2 May – Sat 29 June Melanie Owens is the Head of English at Ulidia Integrated College and has been teaching for 13 years. However it was only four years ago that she begin to draw. Melanie describes the inspiration behind her exhibition in her own words: ‘To say I have slumbered through life is not entirely true; yet I have at times hibernated, leaving dreams dormant, covered with the dust and decay of a career focused life. Living on high alert for many years, the need to achieve, perform yet not fully knowing who I am. Caged by my own achievements and ambitions. It was not until all thoughts stopped, words could not be read, that I realised I had come to the end of myself and the cage door needed to be opened. Out of the darkness came the light of a 4B, the beauty of finding light in strange places. As the pen light began to draw suddenly the birds began to emerge from their Aviary. Our flight towards fearless freedom had begun.'

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

Flax Fields

By Josephine McCormick

Thurs 4 April – Sat 27 April Master printmaker Josephine McCormick has created a series of artworks, some of which are embedded with the sound of flax being woven via QR codes. Not only can the viewer admire the stunning selection of etchings and cyanotypes, but they can also appreciate the hypnotic, rhythmic sound of the linen being woven.

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Inspired by linen and flax as the fabric of Ireland, every artwork created by Josephine McCormick in Flax Field is unique. The embedding of QR codes which allows the viewer to experience the ‘sound’ of the work is a technique developed exclusively by the artist. The work on show is a mixture of etchings and cyanotypes. Her work has represented Northern Ireland at international exhibitions in Luxembourg, Japan, Munich and Melbourne and is in private collections in America, Japan, Germany and France. Further work by the artist can be viewed on her website: www.josephinemccormick.com.


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

Mainly Portraits By Maurice Oliphant

Thurs 31 January – Sat 2 March

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Jordanstown Art Club Annual Exhibition Thurs 7 March – Sat 30 March

Maurice Oliphant is a local Ballyclare artist who, after retiring from the commercial world of graphic design, has spent his retirement doing what he loves best - painting. Maurice’s repertoire includes a range of paintings focusing on The Ballyclare Mayfair and recently he has been specialising in portraiture and painting classic cars. This exhibition will include portraits of local sportsmen such as George Best, Joey Dunlop and Karl Frampton as well as world-renowned celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and John Lennon.

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 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 they can expand their knowledge of the arts.

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

FLAX GALLERY Exhibitions

Visions of a Viscountess By Lyndsy Spence

Thurs 9 May – Sun 9 June

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Jean Massereene (1883-1937), wife of the 12th Viscount Massereene, was the last Viscountess to reside at Antrim Castle, the fire of 1922 bringing to an end its role as the official seat of the Massereenes. A forgotten leader of the interwar era and famous for her beauty, ghost-hunting, and political causes, this retrospective draws on archived photographs, letters and newspaper articles to exhibit the many facets of her character: philanthropist, militant, spiritualist, fashion icon, and socialite.


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

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Annual Exhibition By Glengormley Art Club

A Stroll Through the Glens

Tue 2 April – Sun 5 May

By Marie Brennan

Tue 5 Mar - Sun 31 Mar Born in the pretty, serene, little town of Bushmills amid the patchwork beauty of the North Antrim Coast, Marie grew up surrounded by the stunning natural beauty that inspired her to develop a unique style of photography that vividly brings this vibrant landscape to life. Her insight and intuitive recognition of beauty, colour and light expresses a deep sense of purpose and meaningful emotions of feelings and long lasting impressions.

Glengormley Art Club have been meeting in Glengormley High School during term time on a weekly basis for the past 25 years. We are all amateur artists, working in various types of medium ranging from oils, watercolours, pastels and acrylics to wool and felt-work, which is evident in this exhibition. We welcome new members to the Art Club and can be found on Facebook if anyone is interested in doing so.

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

CONSERVATORY GALLERY Exhibitions

Group Exhibition By Rathmore Art Group

Tue 3 Jan – Sun 3 Mar A local art group formed over 12 years ago that meets in Greystone Community Centre, Rathmore have steadily built their reputation for high quality work and always produce an excellent exhibition. Many of Rathmore Art Group are also members of societies such as The Pastel Society of Ireland, the Watercolour Society and the Ulster Women Artists, and we are delighted once more to show the range of their work and skills in Clotworthy House.

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

Hidden Beauty - Plant Life Under the Microscope By Steve Lowry

Tue 30 Apr – Sun 23 June We are used to admiring the flowers and foliage in our gardens without realizing the hidden wonders of the structure of plants when viewed under the microscope. In this exhibition Steve Lowry reveals the detailed structure of plant buds, leaves and leaf hairs, wood, stems and roots when viewed using a light microscope. The range of textures is made even more spectacular by using polarized light to create a rainbow of stunning colours.

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The Spiritual Journey of a West Country Artist By Melody Hawtin

Tue 25 June – Sun 25 Aug In England there is the smallest of National Parks called Exmoor, and this is where my journey began. At the age of nine, roaming with my little spaniel, I recreated the beauty I saw with photographs and oil paint. Colour and faith became my comfort, celebration, restoration and Hope. My paintings and the poetry I write are inspired by The Romantics, especially J.M.W. Turner who also painted on Exmoor, and have been exhibited in New York, London and Florence as well as in my gallery in the Somerset village of Porlock.

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Home

By Ned Jackson Smyth, Penny Brewell and Helen Bradbury

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

Spring Exhibition By Artists Drawn Together

Tue 26 Mar – Sun 28 Apr

Thurs 21 Feb – Sun 24 Mar

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Ned Jackson Smyth, Penny Brewell and Helen Bradbury are three established artists living in Northern Ireland specializing in sculpture, printmaking and painting. ‘Home’ explores the physical, emotional and social relationships that each artist has with the concept of home. The exhibition collectively shows the individual and interconnected thinking of each artist, demonstrated through their different disciplines and in their relationship with each other.

This is an eclectic group of artists from across the country, united by a love of art through fun and friendship, tutored by Janice Lightowler. They range in age from 11 to 80+ and include experienced artists and those who have had the opportunity to unleash their talent. Each artist is taught in their own style, subject and medium, including watercolour, oil on canvas, pastel, and even mixed media. Watch out for the artists working in the gallery Saturdays to Tuesdays during the exhibition.


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

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ORIEL GALLERY Exhibitions

Storms and Twilight Skies By Ciaran Magill

Tue 8 Jan – Sun 17 Feb Ciaran Magill’s solo exhibition explores rural landscapes before and after storms, from daylight through to twilight. Eerie scenes mingle with gentle romantic depictions. Some of the paintings also explore an elevated perspective on the landscape, inspired by the dynamic depth of space that was introduced by the Chinese painters during the era of the Sung Dynasty Landscape Movement. As a celebration of 10 years since his graduation from Ulster University, the show presents some of Ciaran’s favourite works on the upper floor, with new work downstairs.

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ENGAGE Oriel, Conservatory Flax Galleries and Museum at The Mill Exhibition Programme January - June 2019


Cultural EXHIBITIONS // JANUARY - JUNE 2019

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