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AUTUMN 2017

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

Image: Theatre Lovett

Box Office: 0906 625 824

www.roscommonartscentre.ie


AT A GLANCE SEPTEMBER EVENT TYPE PAGE 6th

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OCTOBER

EVENT TYPE

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15

6th

Four Go Wild in Wellies

Children’s Theatre

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Humours of Bandon

Theatre

8th

Naomi Draper Florileguim

Visual Art

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5th, 12th, 19th &26th

Silly Symphonies

Music for Babies

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8th

Conal Gallen ‘How’s Your Father’ Comedy

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10th

The Shape of Things

Children’s Theatre

24

13th

From Page to Stage

Workshop

9

11th

From Page to Stage

Workshop

9

14th

Cathy Jordan, Jarlath Henderson & Mick Daly

Music

17

13th

Wuthering Heights

Theatre

28

16th

Roscommon County Youth Theatre

Theatre

8

16th

The Locksmiths Key Workshop

Children’s Workshop

25

16th

All For The Love Of Mammy

Theatre

18

17th

The Locksmiths Key

Children’s Theatre

25

19th

Alan Kelly Gang & Eddie Reader

Music

19

18th

From Page to Stage

Workshop

9

20th

Elderberries Dance Class

Dance

9

19th

Vocal Social

Choral

4

20th

From Page to Stage

Workshop

9

21st

Alice in Wonderland

Theatre

29

22nd

Culture Night

Various

20

25th

They Called Her Vivaldi

Children’s Theatre

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23rd

Janey Dillis

Theatre

21

25th

From Page to Stage

Workshop

9

27th

Cathy Jordan’s Songbirds

Choral

6

27th

Mary Coughlan

Music

30

28th

Little Folk On Tour

Children’s Theatre

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27th

From Page to Stage

Workshop

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28th – 30th

Get Up And Dance

Dance

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AT A GLANCE NOVEMBER

EVENT TYPE

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1st & 2nd

Minecraft

Children’s Workshop 7

2nd

Santa Babies

2nd & 3rd

Comedy Camp for Kids

Youth Workshop 8

2nd

Eimear Quinn Christmas Songs

Music

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3rd

Comedy Improv Show

Comedy 31

8th – 10th

Cinderella

Ballet

43

4th

The Smoking Area Comedies

Theatre 32

14th

Aonghus McAnally celebrating Christie Hennessy Music

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8th

My Real Life

Theatre 33

16th

ABBA FOREVER

Music

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10th

Anna Macleod: The Park Project III

Visual Art 11

21st

Vocal Social

Choral

4

10th & 11th

Nobody’s Talking To Me

Theatre 34

15th

Kieran Quinn & Seamie O’Dowd

Music 35

17th

The Good Father

Theatre

18th

PJ Gallagher

Comedy 37

23rd – 25th

Roscommon Drama Group

Theatre 38

28th

The Ugly Duckling

Children’s Theatre 39

30th

Vocal Social

Choral 4

DECEMBER

EVENT TYPE PAGE

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Star Of The Sea

Theatre

DECEMBER EVENT TYPE

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Children’s Music 41

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COMMUNITY PROJECTS

Our Sing-Along Get Together! This fun social event is about bringing together people who love to sing for the sake of singing! We’re NOT looking for soloists, tenors, altos or sopranos. We’re not auditioning for choir members, we’re just looking for like-minded people who love to sing and are up for the craic! Our Vocal Social Butterfly Michele Feeney will be leading, as we perform well known songs from different musical genres with everyone and anyone else that turns up on the night. From Motown, to pop, from power ballads to Christmas classics - every month there’ll be a different theme to sing-along to. Lyrics provided, the bar will be open – it’s a new event for Roscommon’s social calendar – hairbrushes optionalI

7pm Friday 22nd September: Culture Night 7pm Thursday 19th October e5 7pm Thursday 29th November e5 7pm Thursday 21st December

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COMMUNITY PROJECTS

THE OFFICE CHOIR

We have two fantastic choirs now up and running and this autumn we’re inviting even more local businesses to come on board. We’re on the hunt for small groups of work colleagues to spend just one lunchtime a week enjoying a singing lesson in the office/canteen with our Choral Mistress. Participation is free, so contact the box office on 0906 625824 and register your interest.

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ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAMME

Our resident over 50’s choral group “The Songbirds” and their mentor Cathy Jordan are back for another term of singing, craic and of course tea and biccies! Focussing on traditional Irish ballads, new members are always welcome - so if you are aged 50+ why not join them this autumn for a spot of singing. Admittance is free, register via the box office. WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS | FROM SEPTEMBER 27th | 2pm-3.30pm

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SILLY SYMPHONies

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS

EARLY YEARS MUSIC PROGRAMME Our “Silly Symphonies” music programme focuses on babies and toddlers.Young participants will have the opportunity to sing, dance, listen and explore through play and music. A gentle introduction to music for children, this fun music programme is delivered by music teacher and co-ordinator of the Roscommon County Youth Orchestra Andrea Kerr. THURSDAY 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th OCTOBER | 11am – 12pm €40 per child | 1 - 3 year olds

Back by popular demand! This sandbox game teaches kids how to dig (mine) and build (craft) different kinds of 3D blocks to create their own worlds and explore the creations built by others. In this two day camp participants will create and explore the modern world and what the world of the future may look like. WEDNESDAY 1st & THURSDAY 2nd NOVEMBER Ages: 5 – 7 | 10am – 12pm Ages: 8+ | 12.30pm – 2.30pm or 3pm – 5pm €40 (2 day camp)

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YOUTH WORKSHOPS

ROSCOMMON COUNTY YOUTH THEATRE Roscommon County Youth Theatre is recruiting! Suitable for those aged 13+, there’s now an opportunity for new members to enrol. Members attend weekly workshops with Artistic Director Catherine Sheridan and guest tutors; enjoy regular trips to the theatre and participate in annual performances. Further information: Catherine 086 8747024/ drama.works@hotmail.com Open Day: Saturday Sept 16th at 10am | ALL WELCOME Sessions: Saturday 23rd September – 9th December* 10am – 12pm | €90 *No workshop during mid-term break

Are you a joker who loves to make people laugh? Do you want to learn more about how to write jokes, sketches and be funny? Then this Comedy Camp is for you! Led by Sharon Mannion and Danny Kehoe, you will learn a variety of comedy skills from stand-up comedy, improvisation, sketches, acting, silly story-telling and more. THURSDAY 2nd & FRIDAY 3rd NOVEMBER Ages 8 – 12 | 10am – 11.30am | €40 Ages 13 – 16 | 1pm – 3pm | €45

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ADULT WORKSHOPS

Adult Acting Course with Julie Sharkey From Page to Stage is our brand new course for adults interested in acting. Theatre Artist in Residence, Julie Sharkey not only has a long CV of stage and screen credits, but she also facilitates workshops in acting. Over a six week period, Julie will introduce participants to physical and vocal warm up exercises, improvisation, devising and scripting and a handful of theatre games. Limited spaces available, pre-booking advisable. Suitable ages 18+.

with Catherine Donnelly

Elderberries is our weekly movement and dance class for those aged 55+. These relaxed sessions to funky tunes, help improve strength, flexibility and balance and are open to newcomers anytime. This season we’ve invited guest tutor Jade O’ Connor from the Macushla Dance Club in Dublin to join us for a class.

Wednesday 13th September - Wednesday 25th October * 7pm – 9pm | €100 *No session October 4th

Wednesday 20th September – Wednesday 6th December 2017* 11am – 12pm | €7 per session. *No session 1st November

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VISUAL ART PROGRAMME

NAOMI DRAPER A Bealtaine Project commissioned by Roscommon Arts Centre

FLORILEGIUM, A GATHERING OF FLOWERS Roscommon based artist Naomi Draper will transform the gallery with an exhibition that includes an installation created using pressed flowers gathered over the summer months. This preserved landscape of cow parsley flowers will resemble a “floorcarpet”, echoing traditions around rituals in India & Belgium. In preparation for this exhibition, Naomi took up residence at ArtBox Gallery Dublin in July, where the fields of the north inner city presented new sites for research. Naomi was the 2017 recipient of the Roscommon Visual Artists’ Award; a fund established to support the production of new work by Roscommon based artists. Florilegium, a Gathering of Flowers will also be shown in ArtBox Dublin in November 2017. Launch: Fri 8th September | 6pm | All Welcome Exhibition continues until Friday 27th October

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VISUAL ART PROGRAMME

THE PARK PROJECT PART III ANNA MACLEOD

The Park Project is an experimental process that invites artists to explore the historically and geologically rich terrain of Lough Key Forest Park. Artist Anna Macleod will exhibit new works in our gallery following a period of research at the forest park. Her interests lie in the waterways that surround Boyle and Lough Key and this particular work looks at the human and non-human ecologies of the waterways and is informed by research into the historical and contemporary uses of the waterways and the impacts these have on the flora, fauna and riparian zones. There will be a number of events and workshops programme during the winter relating the themes in this exhibition. Please check our website for details. Launch: Fri 10th November | 6pm | All Welcome Exhibition continues until Friday 5th January 2018

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VISUAL ART PROGRAMME

VISUAL ART EDUCATION PROGRAMME | GALLERY X: ED

Curated by artist & educator Naomi Draper, Gallery X: ED will work with art teachers & secondary schools from across the county to develop a progressive approach to introducing students to contemporary visual art throughout the academic year. Through visits to the Roscommon Arts Centre gallery and specifically designed workshops, the programme will support the existing leaving cert art curriculum. Participating schools in 2017/2018 are: Roscommon Community College, CBS Roscommon & Abbey Community College, Boyle.

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Joanne Laws

VISUAL ART PROGRAMME

VISUAL ART WRITER IN RESIDENCE

Arts Writer Joanne Laws continues as our Visual Art Writer in Residence. Joanne has been writing critical texts on selected exhibitions and projects happening across the county. Her writings are available at Roscommon Arts Centre and online as they are published. Joanne Laws is an arts writer, editor and researcher based in county Roscommon. She has recently been appointed Features Editor of the Visual Artists’ News Sheet, where she will commission and develop new writing for an Irish arts readership. Joanne is a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and a regular contributor to international arts publications including Art Monthly and Frieze. She was assistant editor for the online resource publicart. ie and has previously developed research reports and policy documents for organisations such as 126 Artist-Run Gallery, Kilkenny Arts Office and Youth Work Ireland.

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VISUAL ART PROGRAMME

ARTIST HUB ART SCHOOL TAKEOVER Art School is a collaborative project between artists and independent curator Jennie Guy, Roscommon Arts Centre & Roscommon Arts Office. The Art School Takeover is a mobile platform that will provide a primary school in a rural setting with close contact to contemporary artists and their work in their own educational environment. This project is funded by Creative Ireland, workshops will take place during the Lollipops month of October.

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READING AREA

The artist Hotdesk & Reading Area is located in the gallery, providing free access to video, sound and image editing software, free wifi, books, magazines and publications relating to the visual arts. The space can be used for up to an hour without a booking. But booking is advised if longer periods are required. Information: linda@lindashevlin.com


SEPTEMBER PROGRAMME

‘terrific… sharp, charming and hilarious’ The Irish Times

HUMOURS OF BANDON FISHAMBLE: THE NEW PLAY COMPANY

On the eve of the Irish dancing championships, we meet 16 year old Annie who leads us through the various successes and disappointments of her Irish Dancing life. We share her mind numbing commitment and burning desire to win the Irish Open title. Will she win and, if so, in what way? This multi-award winning, coming of age story, is full of heart, humour and wisdom. A “must for see” for anyone who had a childhood passion that threatened to overwhelm their life, especially Irish dancers and their feis families!

Developed as part of Show in a Bag an artist development initiative of Tiger Dublin Fringe, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute to resource theatre makers and actors WEDNESDAY 6th SEPTEMBER | 8pm | €16/€14

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SEPTEMBER PROGRAMME

A hilarious new non-stop, laugh-a-minute play full of confusion and laughs! Bridie Murphy opens Bridie’s Boutique B&B, much to her husband Willie’s bewilderment. This side-splitting tale of love, deceit, mystery, bad food and a bit of “How’s Your Father” thrown in for good measure, will have you in stitches. FRIDAY 8th SEPTEMBER | 8pm | €25 | Ages 16+

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SEPTEMBER PROGRAMME MUSIC NETWORK PRESENTS

Prepare to be entranced as three of Ireland’s most inventive singers offer up some stunning new interpretations of well-worn songs. Jordan’s irrepressible energy and powerful stage presence have captivated audiences worldwide as lead singer of Dervish. For this unique tour, she is joined by Mick Daly, founder member of the ground-breaking group ‘Four Men and a Dog’, and Jarlath Henderson, youngest ever winner of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. THURSDAY 14th SEPTEMBER | 8pm | €15 u16 €10

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SEPTEMBER PROGRAMME

All For The Love of Mammy BY MARGARET MCKENNA MULLAN

This humorous and touching play explores the special relationship between a mother and her daughter. As alzheimers and dementia take hold, we watch the roles reverse as the daughter becomes the carer for her ageing mother. Written by Athlone playwright Maragret McKenna Mullan, this play marries her own feelings of love and affection for her aging mother in an endearing way. SATURDAY 16th SEPTEMBER | 8pm | €14/€12

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SEPTEMBER PROGRAMME

THE

ALAN KELLY GANG WITH EDDIE READER

Supported by R Time

The Alan Kelly Gang and Fairground Attraction songstress Eddi Reader are back and their performance is brimming with powerful instrumentals, alluring songs and buoyant harmonies. Alan and Eddie are joined by Steph Geremia (flute), Shane McGowan (guitar), double bassist Martin Brunsden and John Douglas (guitar). The evening will include the debut performance by R Time, Roscommon Traditional Irish Music Ensemble, a group of young talented traditional musicians from the region, who have undertaken a series of intensive workshops under Alan and Steph over the past year. TUESDAY 19th SEPTEMBER | 8pm | â‚Ź20

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CULTURE NIGHT

CLAIMING SPACES:

ARTIST TALK: NAOMI DRAPER

PRIMARY SCHOOL VISUAL ART INSTALLATION

Naomi Draper’s multi-disciplinary practice explores the fragility of our built and natural environment, investigating what defines space and how it is lived and activated by humans and non-humans. As part of our “CN” celebrations, Naoimi will discuss her latest exhibition “Florilegium” currently on show in the gallery.

Artist Anna Spearman will work with two primary schools to create work for this new installation. Families are invited to join us early on Culture Night evening for the great unveiling. Friday 22nd September | 5pm Exhibition continues throughout October All Welcome | Free Admission

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Friday 22nd September | 6pm All Welcome | Free Admission

Our first ever ‘Vocal Social’ happens on Culture Night in the theatre foyer. Come along and sing along to well known tunes with our ‘Vocal Social Butterfly’ Butterfly Michele Feeney. No singing experience necessary! Friday 22nd September | 7pm All Welcome | Free Admission


SEPTEMBER PROGRAMME

CALLBACK THEATRE COMPANY What would happen if you woke up one morning, found yourself in the middle of a snow storm and you have no power, no heat, no phone, no food? Welcome to the world of Janey Dillis. Janey hasn’t left her house in 25 years and no one has set foot inside her house in 20 years which up till now has been just the way she likes it. You will be the first people to meet Janey in 20 years. As her situation escalates, Janey is forced to question her way of life and deals with her predicament through her wild imagination. SATURDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER | 8pm | €16/€14

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SEPTEMBER PROGRAMME

Get Up & Dance

EVOLUTION STAGE SCHOOL

Evolution Stage School Roscommon’s ‘Get Up and Dance’ will feature music, song and dance from The Wizard of Oz, Les Miserables, Michael Jackson - tap scene, The Sixties, Bugsy Malone and lots more. THURSDAY 28th, FRIDAY 29th & SATURDAY 30th SEPTEMBER | 7.30 pm | €15

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FRIDAY & SATURDAY NOW SOLD OUT


Creative Ireland:

Wheels on the Bus Fund

With the support of Creative Ireland 2017, Roscommon Arts Centre introduces “The Wheels On The Bus” an initiative to support school/crèche groups who need to hire buses to attend Lollipops events. If you’re hiring a bus, then you’re entitled to a €2 reduction on each ticket purchased. Please contact the box office for further information.

SCHOOLS SHOW

Four Go Wild in Wellies Indepen-dance 4

A whimsical adventure featuring bobble hats, scarves, tents that have a life of their own and, of course, lots of fun in wellies! Four Go Wild in Wellies is a brand new show for young audiences from Indepen-dance4, Scotland’s inclusive professional dance company. FRIDAY 6th OCTOBER | 10am |€5 | Ages 3 - 5

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BRANAR & STARCATCHERS This is a story of Cubert the cube and Triantán the triangle and the adventures they have when all of the shapes get mixed up. Set in a soft and tactile environment, this show was created by Ailie Cohen (Starcatchers) and Marc Mac Lochlainn (Branar), this interactive story is told through puppetry, object theatre, music and sound. TUESDAY 10th OCTOBER |10am & 12pm | €5 Ages: 6 months – 2 years

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THE LOCKSMITH’S WORKSHOP The early booker catches the worm! If you’re coming to the show, check out whether or not we have any spaces left in our FREE Locksmith’s workshop! Learn how to make puppets from everyday objects and some of the basic principles of puppetry and drama as we explore character development and action. Students will also have a chance to ask questions about the show and meet some of its characters. Workshops available Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th October, in school or at the arts centre AGES 7+

SCHOOLS SHOW

THE LOCKSMITH’S SONG Set in the dusty world of an old locksmith’s shop this tale is full of action and adventure. A boy tricks death and locks it in a box, he battles with a ferocious monster who has fought great armies of the world and lived to tell the tale as he risks everything to save his mother from sickness. This highly visual show mixes puppetry, physical theatre, song and dance. TUESDAY 17th OCTOBER | 10am | €5 | Ages: 7+

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SCHOOLS SHOW

“Theatre Lovett, one of the most imaginative and indispensable companies at work today.” The Irish Times

They Called Her Vivaldi

Family favourites Theatre Lovett return with this upbeat comedy-adventure. A sensitive musical-prodigy makes a quiet name for herself in a cacophonous world. As our young heroine journeys over cobblestones and canals, we learn about love, loss, the place of salt in our diet and the courage to lose our footing without losing our way. Supported by The Arts Council of Ireland. There is a brief use of strobe lighting during the performance.

WEDNESDAY 25th OCTOBER | 10am & 12pm| €5 | Ages: 7+ and Adults of All Ages

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A fun filled exploration of music and movement perfectly suited for your energetic little ones. Join Kyle Riley as he leads children and their adults through a variety of music that gets you singing, jumping and shaking. Make big sounds with percussive instruments, sway with a colourful scarf and float with the bubbles in this hugely engaging musical session. SATURDAY 28th OCTOBER | 12pm & 2pm | ₏5 | Ages 6 months – 6 years

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OCTOBER PROGRAMME

HOTBUCKLE THEATRE COMPANY When Cathy’s father brings home an orphaned Heathcliff, the effect will echo for generations. Emily Bronte’s only novel is a timeless Gothic classic of passionate love, revenge and despair. Shropshire based Hotbuckle Theatre Company bring their unique magic to this powerful and emotional story in 2017. FRIDAY 13th OCTOBER | 8pm | €16/14

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OCTOBER PROGRAMME

ALICE IN WONDERLAND BLUE RAINCOAT THEATRE COMPANY Blue Raincoat Theatre Company return to Roscommon with their new production of Alice in Wonderland. Originally adapted for the stage by Jocylen Clarke for the company in 1998 this acclaimed production was restaged by Blue Raincoat last year as part of the companies 25 year celebrations. This classic literary tale has enthralled and engaged both children and adults alike, as they follow Alice who falls down a rabbit hole and lands into a world full of fantastic people and strange and unpredictable events. This fast-paced and physical retelling of the classic tale is not to be missed. SATURDAY 21st OCTOBER | 8pm | â‚Ź18/â‚Ź16

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OCTOBER PROGRAMME

Mary Coughlan Live & Kicking

This celebration of Mary’s 30+ years in music, features all the songs that are close to Mary’s heart and life. Her music career has been a roller coaster - one hell of a ride, and this gig will reflect that. Often described as the greatest female vocalist and interpreter of songs that Ireland has ever produced, Mary is joined on stage by her band for this celebration tour. FRIDAY 27th October | 8pm | €20 “Ireland has never produced a singer quite like Mary Coughlan” The Irish Times

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NOVEMBER PROGRAMME Joe Rooney (Fr. Ted, Killinaskully), Sharon Mannion (Bridget & Eamon) and Danny Kehoe (Bridget & Eamon), present an evening of Improvised Comedy, where without a script, they will take to the stage and use YOUR suggestions to make up an entire show before your eyes! Think ‘Whose Line is it Anyway’, but with an Irish accent. All three are regular performers with Irelands longest running Comedy Improv troupe, The Dublin Comedy Improv. Spur of the moment, energetic and unforgettable, this is comedy playtime with the grown-ups! FRIDAY 3rd NOVEMBER | 8pm | €15

COMEDY IMPROV NIGHT “Absolutely amazing’… Hilariously funny’ - Hot Press

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NOVEMBER PROGRAMME

By Anthony O’Boyle Hughie, Packie, Patricia and Rosemary bring us on a journey where stories are told, old rogues remembered, life’s almost triumphs and near disasters are recalled and so called plans for the future are made if not fully thought out, as they meet in the smoking area of a local pub in North Leitrim. Full of one liners, laughs and punch lines, a great evening of comedy and entertainment is promised. SATURDAY 4th NOVEMBER | 8pm | €15/€12

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NOVEMBER PROGRAMME

MY REAL LIFE by Eoin Colfer

‘Enthralling’ - The Irish Examiner.

Noel has two sides of an old cassette tape to record his very last words in this acclaimed blackly comedic and very moving play about love, life, death and “The Thompson Twins”. A mesmerising show by award-winning author Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl), performed by Don Wycherley and directed by Ben Barnes (former Artistic Director of the Abbey Theatre). WEDNESDAY 8th NOVEMBER | 8pm | €15

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NOVEMBER PROGRAMME

NOBODY’S TALKING TO ME Following the huge success of ‘It’s The Real Mc Coy’ Tommy Marren returns with this new Irish comedy. Set in rural Ireland in the late 1960’s, the story centres around a couple called Mattie and Maggie Conway who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. However, what very few realise is that the “happy” couple haven’t spoken to each other in 10 years!! Watch the drama unfold as the local parish priest decides to surprise them and renew their wedding vows! Early booking advisable. FRIDAY 10th & SATURDAY 11th NOVEMBER | 8pm | €22/€20

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NOVEMBER PROGRAMME

KIERAN QUINN & SEAMIE O’DOWD Sligo-based musicians Kieran Quinn and Seamie O’Dowd have been carefully crafting their own sound for over three years now. Described by some as “trad fusion”, it also incorporates elements of jazz, blues and folk music. Two skilled musicians in their own right, they have combined to produce a powerful and exciting musical force. In this show they will be showcasing new and original songs and tunes from their recently released debut album “Melodic Reflection”. WEDNESDAY 15th NOVEMBER | 8pm | €15

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NOVEMBER PROGRAMME

BY CHRISTIAN O’REILLY

RISE PRODUCTIONS

New Year’s Eve. A house party like any other, in a suburb like any other... Two very different strangers meet, each looking for a new start and to shake off the disappointments of the past. But champagne, cheap lager and their chance encounter leads this unlikely couple to an unplanned pregnancy. This heartfelt moving drama charts their journey of love, loss, and redemption in this touching story celebrating the triumph of hope. FRIDAY 17th NOVEMBER | 8pm | €16/14

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NOVEMBER PROGRAMME

PJ GALLAGHER A B R I E F H I S T O R Y O F T H E I R I S H W I L LY

One of Ireland’s most popular comedians, PJ Gallagher, is taking to the road with his brand new show, “D*!khead”. A natural on stage, PJ’s previous tours received critical acclaim and entertained to sell out audiences. The Dublin funny man, well known as the star of RTE’s “Naked Camera”, whose characters include ladies man ‘Jake Stevens’ and the ‘Dirty Auld One’, is also a festival favourite and regularly plays sold-out shows at Kilkenny Cat Laughs, The Vodafone Comedy Carnival and the comedy stage at Electric Picnic. SATURDAY 18th NOVEMBER | 8pm | €20/€18

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NOVEMBER PROGRAMME

ROSCOMMON

DRAMA GROUP Following the recent successful performances of ‘A Nation Once Again’ and ‘Rumours’, Roscommon Drama Group return to the arts centre with three one act plays that will be sure to delight and entertain audiences. THURSDAY 23rd – SATURDAY 25th NOVEMBER | 8pm | €12/€10

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NOVEMBER PROGRAMME

The Ugly Duckling TUTTI FRUTTI THEATRE COMPANY

In a nest at the edge of a pond a flock of baby ducklings find an enormous egg in their midst and here our story begins.... of the most unusual duckling the pond has ever seen – The Ugly Duckling! Tormented by the other ducklings and feeling different to them, Ugly goes on an adventure in search of a place to fit in. This magical children’s show brings to life Hans Christian Andersen’s well known tale.

TUESDAY 28th NOVEMBER | 10am & 11.45am | €5 | Ages 3+

SCHOOLS SHOW

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DECEMBER PROGRAMME

MOONFISH THEATRE COMPANY Based on the best-selling novel by Joseph O’Connor, and a sell-out hit of the Galway International Arts Festival, this is an un-missable piece of Irish theatre. In the winter of 1847 the famine ship Star of the Sea sets sail for the Promised Land. Among the passengers are a maidservant, a ruined Lord, and a ruthless murderer. Moving between the wild landscape of Connemara, grimy London streets, and the claustrophobic confines of the famine ship, this sweeping production charts the lives of the three characters, from the childhoods that shaped them to their final, fateful journey. Told through Moonfish’s signature style, the journey comes to life as six performers use projection, physicality, live sound effects and music to conjure the worlds of the characters. FRIDAY 1st DECEMBER | 8pm | €18/€16

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”...gorgeously assembled theatre” – The Irish Times


DECEMBER PROGRAMME

Join us for our final early year’s music event of 2017. These performances by professional musicians are a great introduction to music for the very littlest of our audience members. Santa Babies will include performances of festive favourites for you and your little ones to enjoy and move around to. A relaxed, stress free, festive treat designed with little ones in mind! SATURDAY 2nd DECEMBER | Children Free | €10 one adult | €5 each additional adult 12pm: 0 –18 month olds 2pm: 18 month - 3 years

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DECEMBER PROGRAMME

EIMEAR QUINN

CHRISTMAS SONGS & CAROLS Eimear Quinn is one of the pre-eminent Irish voices of her generation, most noted for her interpretation of song allowing for a deep, almost spiritual connection with the audience. In this intimate show, Eimear presents an evening of festive songs and carols in what promises to be a memorable musical experience. Accompanied by a string quartet, this evening has “Christmas” written all over it! SATURDAY 2nd DECEMBER | 8pm | €20/18

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DECEMBER PROGRAMME

MCDERMOTT SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL BALLET & DANCE Dancers from the McDermott School bring the much loved classic ‘Cinderella’ to life on our stage. From the dainty little woodland creatures to the talented principal dancers, this production is a gorgeous treat for all the family. The hilarious stepsisters, dashing Prince Charming, and talented Isobel Holmes in the title role of Cinderella will amaze with their talents. FRIDAY 8th: 7pm | SATURDAY 9th: 3pm & 7pm SUNDAY 10th: DECEMBER 3pm | €15/€12 Tickets on sale from Tuesday 2nd October

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DECEMBER PROGRAMME

After a sell-out tour last autumn, Aonghus McAnally brings this wonderful show back on the road. Singer-songwriter, Christie Hennessy delighted audiences at home and abroad until his untimely death in 2007, aged just 62. In this show, Aonghus brings the Hennessy songbook to life. Featuring allof his best loved hits – “Messenger Boy”, “Don’t Forget Your Shovel”, “If You Were to Fall”, “All The Lies That You Told Me”, and the iconic “Roll Back the Clouds” – this magical evening showcases the storytelling brilliance of Christie Hennessy with 22 of his greatest songs. THURSDAY 14th DECEMBER | 8pm | €22.50/€20

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DECEMBER PROGRAMME

ABBA FOREVER return to Roscommon Arts Centre this Christmas and after fantastic performances over the past 5 years, we had no hesitation in inviting them back. This is one of our most popular shows and it’s always party time when ABBA are about, but when it’s the Christmas Show, then that’s a real excuse for a party! This happy sing-a-long show celebrates with a loud and proud fanfare. It’s the perfect way to start your Christmas celebrations! SATURDAY 16th DECEMBER | 8pm | €20

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ROSCOMMON ARTS CENTRE INFORMATION Roscommon Arts Centre is located on Circular Road, Roscommon. Co Roscommon. Box Office: 090 6625824 Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5.00pm Saturdays: 2pm – 5pm on performance days only. On performance evenings, box office hours: 7.15pm – 8.30pm. The Gallery is open to the public during centre opening hours. Please note tickets should be collected at least fifteen minutes before the advertised start time. Alternatively tickets can be collected from the box office during opening hours.

RESERVATIONS:

Please note the arts centre does not have elevators or escalators; the gallery and workshop spaces are not wheelchair accessible.

LATECOMERS: We regret to inform you that latecomers are not admitted under any circumstances. This policy is stated clearly on the back of all tickets and as part of the online booking facility which you agree to, by clicking acceptance of the terms and conditions. Staff also inform patrons at time of booking. Shows commence promptly at the advertised start time. Roscommon County Council’s Code of Conduct for Customers and members of the public, clearly states the harassment of staff and behaviour which is disruptive will not be accepted and in this instance you will be asked to leave the premises.

PAYMENT: Payment can be made by cash, debit card or cheque. Cheques should be made payable to Roscommon County Council.

Reservations will be held pending payment until 48 hours before a performance. Group reservations are held until one week before a performance. In order to comply with fire regulations, each person, even babies, must have a valid ticket for performances. Please check your reservation at time of booking as there is room for human error and mistakes cannot always be rectified at a later stage.There are no refunds or exchanges on tickets, unless events are cancelled/re-scheduled. If you are unable to attend an event please contact us and we will endeavour to assist you.

Where an alternative price is advertised, this applies to children & young people, full time students, senior citizens (65+), the unwaged (with social welfare cards), the disabled and to those with restricted mobility. ID cards may be required. e1baby tickets are available for selected children’s performances.

DISABLED PATRONS:

LAST LAUGH COMEDY CLUB:

Roscommon Arts Centre welcomes patrons with disabilities and can accommodate up to 8 wheelchair users at each performance. Patrons who are physically disabled, hearing, or visually impaired must be escorted to events. As a courtesy the escort will be given a complimentary ticket to attend. These tickets, as well as wheelchair locations are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis, so please inform the Box Office of your seating needs at time of booking. Although animals are not permitted in the arts centre, an exception is made for guide dogs and service animals, the box office should be made aware of such accommodations at time of booking

TICKET PRICES:

Last Laugh Comedy Club is an over 16’s event unless otherwise advertised. ID cards may be required.

GET INVOLVED: Roscommon Arts Centre invites you to become involved in what’s happening at the centre. You can sign up on our website at www.roscommonartscentre.ie or by contacting us at the box office on 090 66 25 824. Roscommon Arts Centre reserves the right to alter/cancel performances. Roscommon Arts Centre reserves the right to refuse admission.


Roscommon Arts Centre, Circular Road, Roscommon Box Office: 0906 625 824 Tuesday to Friday 10am - 5pm Saturday 2pm - 5pm on performance days only Facebook.com Roscommon - Art - Centre

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