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EVENT GUIDE JANUARY - MAY 2018

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PR OGR A M M E EVEN T S

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The Fureys 8pm MUSIC Declan Nerney 8pm MUSIC Sharon Shannon 8pm MUSIC Pat Shortt 8pm COMEDY

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St Mungo’s 8pm THEATRE

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– The Umpire Strikes Back

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Layers & Lines

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Roisin Duffy Solo Exhibition

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From 9am VISUAL ARTS Each Day Little Red Riding Hood 2.30pm FAMILY Boogie Nights – The Musical 8pm MUSICAL Castleblayney 5-9pm Family Energy Show Nobodys Talking to Me 8pm THEATRE

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Fri 2nd Castleblayney 8pm nightly THEATRE - Sat 10th Drama Festival unless stated Sun 11th The Quiet Tree 2.30pm FAMILY Sun 11th ZoDoMo 8pm MUSIC Thu 22nd Penguins 10am SCHOOLS Thu 22nd It’s Wine O’Clock 8pm COMEDY - Fri 23rd Sat 24th Neil Delamere 8pm COMEDY Tue 27th Fusion Annual Showcase 7.30pm FAMILY - Wed 28th Thu 29th Someone Who’ll 8pm THEATRE Watch Over Me By Frank McGuinness Fri 30th A Tide of Gathered Silence From 9am VISUAL ARTS -Thu 31st May Barry Quinn Solo Exhibition Each Day

The Far Field 2.30pm FAMILY

PLEASE NOTE DOORS OPEN 20 MINS BEFORE THE PERFORMANCE TIME UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE

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Jake Carter 7.30pm MUSIC Mary & Me 8pm THEATRE

Thu 3rd Don’t Dress For Dinner 8pm THEATRE - Sat 5th Thu 10th Monaghan Arts 8pm ARTS Network Showcase Fri 11th Vladimir & Anton 8pm MUSIC Fri 18th Tom Thumb 10am SCHOOLS Sat 19th Shout! 8pm MUSICAL The 60s Mod Musical

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By Irene Kelleher

The 4 of Us 8pm MUSIC Philomena Begley 8pm MUSIC & Ray Lynam From Under The Bed 8pm THEATRE

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By Seamus O’Rourke

Ben Reel 8pm MUSIC The Six Marys 8pm THEATRE The Nuala’s 8pm COMEDY

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PLEASE NOTE DOORS OPEN 20 MINS BEFORE THE PERFORMANCE TIME UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE Please check out our website and Facebook pages for additional events and activities. These may be included in our programme as the season progresses. Seating Plan M L K J I H G F E D C B A QA

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JAN TO MAY 2018 AT ÍONTAS ARTS AND COMMUNITY CENTRE Hello and welcome to a new season at Íontas Arts and Community Centre. As ever thank you for all your support throughout 2017 which has been a hugely successful year at Íontas with audiences coming from far and wide for a whole host of arts experiences, events and community activities. We look forward to having many of you back in 2018 and hope to welcome many more for what promises to be another year filled with diverse activities for all. Our forthcoming season has something for everyone with the very best in Theatre, Comedy, Music, local productions, family events, community activities and workshops. As ever the highlight of the Spring season is the CASTLEBLAYNEY DRAMA FESTIVAL which takes place in Íontas for ten days from March 2nd. We are also delighted to welcome

back Decadent Theatre for a revival of Frank McGuinness’s wonderful play ‘SOMEONE WHO’LL WATCH OVER ME’. Demonstrating that local arts are indeed in rude health we welcome BOOGIE NIGHTS in February, the very first production from newly formed Castleblayney Musical Society. In May we stage our first in-house production for a number of years ‘DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER’ which will be directed by Rose O’Neill, proceeds of which will go towards the ‘For Leanne’ fund. Watch out for our visual arts programme as well with exceptional exhibitions to look forward to from Roisin Duffy and Barry Quinn. I would also recommend coming along to the special Monaghan Arts showcase event which we will host in May. See you in 2018! The Arts and Events team at Íontas.

MONAGHAN ARTS NETWORK PRESENT

MONAGHAN ARTS NETWORK SHOWCASE EVENT The Monaghan Artists Network was founded in 2014 and are keen to show the diversity of artistic talent in the county from the many diverse communities by way of monthly open entertainment evenings. Each month we aim to bring the arts to audiences that may not always have access to Dancers, Poets, Emerging and Established Artists Sculptors, Singers, Photographers and Bands. Íontas Theatre are delighted to host this very special night of arts curated by The Monaghan Arts Network featuring participants from the monthly showcase. This is a cabaret style event with unallocated seating. Date: Thursday 10th May Time: 8pm Tickets: FREE ENTRY

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THE A T R E E V E N T S CASTLEBLAYNEY HURLING CLUB PRESENT

ST. MUNGO’S

Once officially the worst Gaelic football team in Ireland St Mungo’s have turned everything around. They are climbing up the league, the MiniMungo’s are blitzing blitzes all over Ulster and the new Ladies team are quickly gaining a reputation for being anything but ladylike on the pitch. Plans for the club’s centenary celebrations are in full swing, when a clash of egos in the committee leads to that most Irish of problems; a split. The good folk of Luganulk try to mediate, but before long they are embroiled in a vicious circle of internecine slagging and dirty looks at mass. They would cross the street to avoid each other, if there was a street. To the joyous astonishment of their heartless next-door neighbours and ruthless enemies St Ergnot’s, St Mungo’s begin a war within themselves. A war with no winners. A war with only losers. A losers’ war with no winners… only losers. What they need is a hero. Someone to save the day. Someone to save St Mungo’s. Again. This event will have unallocated seating and all proceeds go to Castleblayney Hurling Club. Date: Thursday 1st February Time: 8pm Tickets: €20

CROKEY HILL PLAYERS PRESENT

NOBODY’S TALKING TO ME

It’s supposed to be a day of special celebration as Mattie and Maggie Conway celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. However, few people know that they haven’t spoken a word to each other in ten years. When the local priest decides to surprise them by calling to their house to renew their marriage vows, all hell breaks loose! Its rip-roaring comedy as Tommy Marren brings to life the follow-up play to the hilarious It’s The Real McCoy. Prepare yourself for another night of continuous laughter as Nobody’s Talking To Me hits the stage! Date: Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th February Time: 8pm Tickets: €22 /€20

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T HE A T R E E V EN T S

DECADENT THEATRE PRESENT

SOMEONE WHO’LL WATCH OVER ME BY FRANK McGUINNESS “We are in a decidedly perilous position, to put it mildly”’

Adam, an American doctor, Edward, an Irish journalist, and Michael, an English academic, have little to unite them beyond being human in the same small space. Yet somehow, together, they determine to ward off madness and forestall despair. Somewhere lurk their unseen captors yet, in the cell, there are stories of adventure and love, there is song and laughter, and even a surge of writing, cocktail-drinking and movie-making. Inspired by the abduction of Brian Keenan taken hostage in Lebanon in the 1980s, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me is playwright  Frank McGuinness’s hymn to the defiant power of the human spirit and the creative imagination. Date: Thursday 29th March Time: 8pm Tickets: €18 / €16

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THE A T R E E V E N T S

PAT TALBOT PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS MARY & ME Written & Performed by Irene KelleherDirected by Belinda Wild **Bobby Award Nominated show**- Brighton Fringe 2017 Inspired by a true story. Ireland, 1986 and a fifteen year old girl dies giving birth at a grotto. An original and sometimes humorous imagining of a young woman’s search for understanding in a conversation with the statue of the Virgin Mary. “Despite the dark subject matter, this superbly crafted piece wasn’t maudlin.” “A moving and important tragedy.” THE ARGUS- BRIGHTON *Although inspired by a true story, this is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places and events are the product of the playwright’s imagination. Date: Thursday 12th April Time: 8pm Tickets: €15 / €13

BIG GUERRILLA PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

FROM UNDER THE BED

Seamus O’Rourke once again brings us a story full of heartache and humour, as a pair of aging, rural, bachelor brothers arrive at a point in their lives, where decisions have to be made about certain things… well the buying of a television for one… and one subject leads to another and the next thing, they’re bringing up all kinds of ‘auld shite’ that could have been left under the bed along with everything else. Eugene McPartland is woken by his brother Pat in the middle of the night in 1979. Not only does Pat wake him, but he has his good suit on him too… and a light on in the bedroom and another on the landing… and as well as burning up the electric, he now wants to talk… Date: Friday 20th April Time: 8pm Tickets: €16/14

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T HE A T R E E V EN T S THE SIX MARY’S

THE SIX MARYS is a comical yet poignant look at life, from childhood in the1950s to the present day. It follows the journey of the six Marys through the decades– delivering all kinds of sharp and comical observations. It has plenty to say about the teenage pursuit of Mr Wonderful—followed by the reality of married life, teenage children and growing waistlines. When our children grow up eventually and leave home, what lies ahead then—a big void or peace at last? This journey of self-discovery is interspersed with wellknown hit songs from the various eras, sung by Catherine Gallagher. Date: Friday 27th April Time: 8pm Tickets: €16

IONTAS THEATRE PRESENT

DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER THIS IS A ‘FOR LEANNE’ FUNDRAISER EVENT

Don’t Dress For Dinner centres around Bernard and Jacqueline, a not-so-happily married couple, both of whom are having extramarital affairs. As Jacqueline prepares to go out of town to visit her mother, Bernard invites his mistress and Robert, his best friend (and also Jacqueline’s lover, unbeknownst to Bernard), over for the weekend. He’s even hired a Cordon Bleu chef to cater the evening. Jacqueline discovers Robert is coming to town and cancels her trip, causing Bernard to panic. When Robert arrives, Bernard asks him to pretend Suzanne is Robert’s mistress. Robert mistakes the chef (Suzette), for Bernard’s mistress (Suzanne), producing a highly complicated dinner of hilarious hijinks, secret trysts and slapstick comedy. Date: Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th & Saturday 5th May Time: 8pm Tickets: €15

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C OM E D Y E V EN T S SHORTT COMEDY THEATRE PRESENTS

PAT SHORTT

Following a string of sold out shows in Íontas in 2016 and 2017 Pat Shortt returns to Castleblayney. In a night of music and mayhem, Ireland’s most popular comedian explores all sorts of tings. Big tings and little tings. Personal tings and tings that are not so personal. Important international tings and tings that only affect the parish. In Shortt, it’s a funny show about tings. Date: Saturday 27th January Time: 8pm Tickets: €29

NUALA & NOELEEN PRESENT

IT’S WINE O’CLOCK

Grab your hat and come along to the craziest wedding of the year! The show centres around Vera, the farmer’s wife who is so excited as her only son Seamus is getting married! Everyone is cordially invited to watch the shenanigans which unfold on this special day. With the Winebulance providing the drink, the band ‘Keep er Lit’ keeping everyone on the dance floor. Not to mention the other special guests, the farmers -Pat and Eamon the Bridesmaids, the Yummy Mummies, the Grannies, and of course Nuala and Noleen always looking for love. This production has proved to be a rip roaring, laugh out loud, feel good tonic.  Tick tock, It’s Wine O’Clock! Date: Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd March Time: 8pm Tickets: €20

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C OM ED Y E V EN T S

LISA RICHARDS PRESENT

NEIL DELAMERE

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Pensioner One day Neil’s dad asked him to help deliver the Meals on Wheels. He agreed. Little did they know that their lives would never be the same again.  Except for the bits of their lives that didn’t change. “You’ll be hard pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe.” ***** The Scotsman “One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine. *****.” The Herald Date: Saturday 24th March Time: 8pm Tickets: €25

THE NUALAS

GLAM SLAM TOUR Bam! Pow! Biff! Shazam! They are back in the ring for a glittering bout of knock-out, body-slamming comedy gold. They dance like a butterfly and sing like a bee. They’ll have you flat out on the mat with laughter. They will literally punch you right in the kisser with their gloves of gags and gaiety. Who? The Nualas. What? Their new show, Glam-Slam. Where? At a reputable entertainment outlet near you. Don’t miss this slug-fest of musical genius from Ireland’s first ladies of comedy. ‘I laughed until I cried.’ ‘I laughed until my face hurt.’ ‘I have never laughed so much, an absolutely brilliant show.’ Real quotes from real people who actually saw the show. ‘The Nualas have put comedy and music in a blender and come up with a world class soufflé.’ Sunday Times Date: Saturday 28th April Time: 8pm Tickets: €20/18

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M US I C E V E N T S

THE FUREYS

As part of their 40th Anniversary tour, Irish Legends the FUREYS return for another great night of Music, songs and stories. Hear them sing their timeless classics including ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’ etc plus songs from their new CD ‘The Times they are a changing’ Their emotive songs stir many emotions…. tears and laughter, sadness and joy. Date: Sat 13th January Time: 8pm Tickets: €26

DECLAN NERNEY & HIS BAND

Declan Nerney is an Irish singer of the Country and Irish genre. Born in the town of Drumlish in County Longford he started at the age of 16 in local band the “The Hi-Lows”. His big break came with his autobiographical song “The Marquee in Drumlish”. He has a huge following and charts on a regular basis not only in Ireland but in Scotland and England and his recordings are sought worldwide. His work has extensive airplay on stations that feature the Country and Irish genre. Date: Friday 19th January Time: 8pm Tickets: €25

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M USI C E V E N T S

SHARON SHANNON

Sharon Shannon has music at her fingertips… literally! The accordionist from Ireland has achieved legendary status throughout the world and has made the much-maligned accordion ‘cool’ in her home country. Sharon has recorded and toured with a who’s who of the Irish and Global Music Industry, including Bono, Adam Clayton, Sinead O’Connor, Jackson Browne, John Prine, Steve Earle, The RTE Concert Orchestra, The Chieftains, The Waterboys, Willie Nelson, Nigel Kennedy, Alison Krauss and Shane MacGowan – a list that is testament to Sharon’s versatility as well as her talent. Date: Friday 26th January Time: 8pm Tickets: €22

ZoDoMo

Zoe Conway, Donal Lunny & Mairtin O’Connor Described by critics as a “trad music supergroup”, ZoDoMo is the latest highly acclaimed traditional Irish group to step into the limelight. The trio features three of Ireland’s eminent musicians, Zoë Conway, one of the country’s most gifted virtuoso musicians who is equally at home in both traditional Irish and classical styles. Dónal Lunny, popularly regarded as having been central to the renaissance of Irish music over the last three decades and Máirtín O’Connor, a master musician whose dexterity and innovation has won him worldwide acclaim. This show is cabaret style with unallocated seating. Date: Sun 11th March Time: 8pm Tickets: €15

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M US I C E V E N T S JAKE CARTER

New pop sensation Jake Carter has taken the Irish pop music scene by storm since his launch on national television earlier this year. He has quickly developed a name for himself as the next big thing on the Irish pop scene and will participate in the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars on RTE1 starting in January 2018! Date: Sunday 8th April Time: 7.30pm Tickets: €18

THE 4 OF US

THE 4 OF US bring their critically acclaimed acoustic show to Iontas Theatre showcasing songs from their extensive back catalogue. From their first anthem MARY still a radio favourite, through to the UK-charting SHE HITS ME, to SUNLIGHT - the band has notched up over two decades of radio hits and six top 20 charting albums. This show is cabaret style with unallocated seating. Date: Saturday 14th April Time: 8pm Tickets: €15

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M USI C E V E N T S PHILOMENA & RAY

Known as the Queen of Irish Country music, Philomena Begley has made a firm imprint on the Irish, British and European markets. Begley has regularly toured with Ray Lynam since 1975 and they have recorded many duets together, their most popular songs being “My Elusive Dreams”, “You’re the one I can’t live without” and “She sang the melody”. After the ‘Simply Devine’ tour proving to be a roaring success, the pair are back again with the unmissable ‘Two of Us’ tour. Support from Andrea Begley Date: Thursday 19th April Time: 8pm Tickets: €26

BEN REEL

Irish artist Ben Reel will release his eagerly awaited 8th album in April 2018, titled `Land Of Escape’. Like his previous 2 albums it was recorded & produced by Ben Reel in his home studio in South Armagh. Since his debut album `This Is The Movie’ back in 1999, each album has gone from strength to strength, receiving critical acclaim from radio & press from around the world. Ben’s music has evolved into an honest earthy sound that has matured like a fine wine, drawing from the well of different styles of musical influence from rock, soul, blues, alt folk/Americana, country & reggae which fuses all these genres into a melting pot to create a great sound which has become his own. This show is cabaret style with unallocated seating Date: Saturday 21st April Time: 8pm Tickets: €15/ €13

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M US I C E V E N T S

VLADIMIR & ANTON ‘SONGS OF THE PEOPLE’

Vladimir and Anton are Slovakian sibling musicians with a shared rare gift – mastery of the classical violin. Following the great success of touring with ‘Russian’ repertoire across Ireland and UK, Vladimir & Anton are back with their new show. This time focusing on the melodies that we all know and grew up with. Hear simplicity and beauty of songs like Que Sera Sera, Danny Boy, Tarantella Napoletana or Roll Out The Barrel re-composed to Vladimir & Anton’s classical virtuosic style. The Nigel Kennedys of their nation” Evening Standard Date: Friday 11th May Time: 8pm Tickets: €22/€20

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MUSICAL EVENTS Castleblayney Musical Society Present

BOOGIE NIGHTS THE MUSICAL

Roddy O’Neill is busy dreaming of life as a rock star! Debs, his girlfriend, has her own thoughts... basically that Roddy’s a selfish, arrogant, horrible, unfeeling, rude, heartless pig! But the truth is that Roddy is in love with Debs, and Debs is in love with Roddy, but Debs knows that her Roddy has more than a roving eye! Through all their tears and laughter - can they both find what they are truly searching for? Packed with all the greatest Disco classics Boogie Nights-The Musical will have the audience up on its feet doing The Bump and The Hustle, and funking along to the grooviest chart topping hits like ‘You Sexy Thing’,’ Y.M.C.A.’, ‘I Will Survive’, ‘In The Navy’, ‘Can You Feel The Force’, ‘I Love To Love’, ‘Boogie Wonderland’ and many many more! This is the first ever performance from the Castleblayney Musical Society. Date: Friday 16th & Saturday 17th February Time: 8pm Tickets: €15 / €13 Verdant & Do or Die Productions Present

SHOUT! THE 60s MOD MUSICAL

The musical follows five young female subscribers to a fictional magazine called Shout!, “the magazine for the modern woman”, as they come of age during the liberating 1960s that made England swing. From cover to cover, Shout! unfolds like a musical magazine and travels in time through the decade, chronicling the dawn of liberation of women. Just as Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, Cilla Black and Lulu were independent women with major careers, English (and indeed Irish!) women were redefining themselves in the face of changing attitudes about women. Shout! and its all-female cast reflect that change through the unforgettable music of the era. Shout! contains show stopping new arrangements of classic pop anthems of the decade, including, “Downtown”, “Son of a Preacher Man”, “Goldfinger”, “I Only Wanna Be With You”, “To Sir With Love” and of course,“Shout!”. PERFECT GIRLS NIGHT OUT Date: Saturday 19th May Time: 8pm Tickets: €20/ €18

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SCHOOLS/FAMILY EVENTS

JOLLY PROMOTIONS PRESENT

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD & THE SILLY BILLY WOLF

This colourful, fast-paced all singing and dancing show is a fun and gentle re-telling of the classic fairytale of Little Red Riding Hood. Little Red Riding Hood is adventuring through the woods to visit her Granny, but somewhere along the way the Silly Billy Wolf is waiting. Children with have great fun joining in on the action, singing songs and playing games and meeting some amazing characters in this original show, written especially for this touring spectacular. Find out why Granny is the coolest Granny in the world!  Play games with Granny’s Crazy Cat! Meet the Lumberjack Bear! Find what happens when Granny decides to give Little Red Riding Hood the surprise of her life! With beautiful costumes, stunning stage sets and hilarious characters, making this a fun-packed show not to be missed! Date: Sunday 11th February Time: 2.30pm Tickets: €12 CEOL CONNECTED PRESENT

THE FAR FIELD

SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN 3+ Telling the story of Farmer Lonán, who, one summer’s day discovers a magical whistle hidden in a hare’s nest, Ceol Connected brings the realm of fairies and folklore to life in this interactive traditional music, puppetry, and storytelling performance. One summer’s day in the little hills of Co. Monaghan, Lonán the farmer discovers a magical whistle hidden in a hare’s nest. Suspecting that it belongs to the fairy folk who live at the edge of his farm, Lonán decides that the whistle should be returned to its rightful owners. Date: Sunday 25th February Time: 2.30pm Tickets: €7/€25 Family of 4

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CEOL CONNECTED PRESENT

THE QUIET TREE

SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN 3+ Ceol Connected’s The Quiet Tree is an intimate traditional music, storytelling, and puppetry performance specifically designed for young children and their families. The creatures of Whistleberry Forest have discovered a little oak tree growing deep in the woods. However, there are no birds singing, no leaves rustling, and no animals scurrying around its trunk. This delightful music performance takes children and accompanying adults on an adventure through the forest where they explore musical instruments, sing, and dance, and help Ornaith the owl, Sorley the snail, and Faolán the frog bring the little oak tree to life. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A LIMITED CAPACITY EVENT SO EARLY BOOKING ADVISED. Date: Sunday 11th March Time: 2.30pm Tickets: €7/€25 Family of 4 CAHOOTS NI PRESENT

PENGUINS

How does it feel to be different? How does it feel to be all alone when everyone else is in a pair? How far do you have to go to find true happiness? Penguins is a delightful new theatre production for young audiences based on the true story of Roy and Silo, two male chinstrap penguins who lived at New York’s Central Zoo; together they hatched an abandoned egg and raised a chick. This co-production between Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Cahoots NI and Prime Theatre, Swindon, is a warm and engaging story about friendship, acceptance and the ever-changing definition of what makes a family. Featuring original music, dance and animation, this is a unique experience not to be missed! Recommended for ages 3 – 7 For more information or to book your seats contact 042 9753401

Date: Thursday 22nd March Time: 10am Tickets: €5

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SCHOOLS/FAMILY EVENTS

FUSION MUSICAL SHOWCASE Castleblayney’s community youth group Fusion are back, bigger and even better than last year with what promises to be a highly entertaining show. This year Fusion with over 150 performers ranging from 5-18 years will present what promises to be a highly entertaining, energetic and hilarious show not to be missed! Dates: Tuesday 27th & Wednesday 28th March Time: 7.30pm Tickets: €12 /10 Contact Box Office directly 042 9753401

LYNGO THEATRE PRESENT

TOM THUMB

SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN 3+ To mark 15 years of activity Lyngo are bringing back their very first show, revamped and specially adapted for a younger audience. Tom Thumb has been our most successful piece, touring Europe almost continually for the past 10 years and racking up 1000’s of performances (see below images of the Italian and Belgian productions). In 2018 we’ll be touring the UK and Ireland with the definitive version, packed with new magical surprises. This table-top show is literally performed on and under an incredible kitchen table with trapdoors, growing forests and flying houses to amaze the younger audience and their families with one of the best of the classic fables. Date: Friday 18th May Time: 10pm Tickets: €5

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VISUAL ART EXHIBITIONS

ROISIN DUFFY

LAYERS & LINES

Artist and poet Roisin Duffy is a native of Co. Cavan, but has been living in Co. Monaghan for 25 years. Working in acrylic on canvas, she paints the common themes of life – love and family, sadness and hope, our homes and our animals. She distils these complex human situations into simple, balanced shapes using her distinct ‘Roundy’ style, where she brings alive the character of an old lady, a child, or a family group using just simply drawn lines and rounded forms. Roisin also writes an accompanying poem for every painting, giving it an extra, emotionally deeper layer. Dates: Friday 2nd February – Thursday 29th March

BARRY QUINN

A TIDE OF GATHERED SILENCE

An exhibition of pencil and watercolour illustrations on our relationship with an environment that shapes and is shaped by the way in which we live. Barry Quinn is an illustrator and multi-disciplinary artist from Ireland, he works out of a home studio in Monaghan, Ireland. His work is primarily in watercolour and pencil, in the form of character-driven, narrative illustrations and sequential art. Barry's work often seeks to explore themes of identity, gender, environmentalism and social politics. He has been involved in the Dublin DIY/self-publishing scene since 2009 and has produced a number of his own books, zines and albums. Barry has been performing and producing music for over a decade and has been heavily involved with the art and music scene in Monaghan/Dublin. Dates: Friday 30th March – Thursday 31st May

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BOOKING INFORMATION: OPENING HOURS Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm Show nights from 7pm or 1 hour before performance

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