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september – december 2011 autumn season brochure

www.theatreroyal.ie 051 874 402


BOOKING INFORMATION The Theatre Royal accepts bookings in person, by phone or online. All ticket prices include €1 transaction fee as laid down by Theatre Royal. Phone:

051 874 402

In person:

Call into our Box Office, which is located inside the Theatre Royal on The Mall. Payment is accepted by cash, cheque, Laser and by credit card.

Online:

You can book your tickets online 24 hours a day at www.theatreroyal.ie – you can even select your seat from an interactive map.

BOX OFFICE OPENING HOURS: Monday to Friday: 10am – 5pm (10am – 8pm on performance days) Saturday: 11am – 4pm (12pm – 8pm on performance days) Sundays and Bank Holidays: Closed (open one hour before show time on performance days) CONCESSIONS Concessions for OAP's, Students, Unwaged, and children are available for some productions. The availability, amount discounted, and production applicable to is decided on by each individual producer and not the Theatre Royal. Where family tickets are available the group must consist of two adults and two children. I.D. For all concessions will be requested at time of booking or at time of collection. DISCOUNTS FOR GROUPS Group bookings are available for shows at the Theatre Royal. Contact the Box Office for further information. Groups of 10 or more are entitled to at least 10% discount, depending on the production. ACCESS The Theatre Royal is an accessible venue with ramp access, loop induction, wheelchair seats and adapted toilets. Please tell us when booking if you have any special requirements and we will do our best to facilitate you. REFUNDS AND EXCHANGES We regret that tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase except in the event of a cancellation by the venue. For full terms and conditions, please visit the website at www.theatreroyal.ie or contact the box office at 051 874 402. CAFÉ ROYAL AND BAR AT THE THEATRE ROYAL The Café Royal is the place to go for your morning coffee, delicious home cooked lunch or refreshing afternoon tea. Take a break in this unique setting which has panoramic views of the Bishop’s Palace gardens, Waterford Crystal and The Mall. Café Royal opens Monday to Saturday 8am to 5pm. Why not relax and enjoy a pre-show drink, also pre-order your interval drink for a more comfortable and pleasant experience. Select wines, soft drinks, bottled beers, tea and coffee are available from 7pm on Performance evenings.


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LES MISERABLES schools edition Due to phenomenal demand the world’s favourite musical Les Miserables will return with such songs as Bring Him Home, On My Own, Stars, I Dreamed a Dream and many more. The South Eastern Youth Theatre Group’s production of Les Miserables is not to be missed. The April run stunned and amazed audiences at every performance. With the same talented cast and crew in place along with stunning sets and full live orchestra, this production is not to be missed. Early booking is advisable.

Date:

Thursday 1 to Sunday 4 September

Start Time: 8 pm

Ticket Price:

€19 Stalls €17 Upper Circle

Performances in this demanding play were excellent… Bring Him Home literally stopped the show – News and Star

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Why not enjoy a top class meal before the show in The Munster Restaurant (only 100 metres from the theatre). The best show in town and the best restaurant in town team up to offer you the best deal in town! Book through the theatre box office when purchasing tickets.

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WATERFORD HARVEST FESTIVAL EVENTS AT THE THEATRE ROYAL SEPTEMBER 3 – 11 September More details on all listed events at www.waterfordharvestfestival.ie COOKERY DEMONSTRATIONS Mon 5th 6pm:

Le Taste! Tickets €5.

Tue 6th 8pm:

Catherine Fulvio. Tickets €12.

Wed 7th 8pm:

Donal Skehan. Tickets €12.

Thu 8th 8pm:

Man Can Cook with Jean Baptiste Dubois. Tickets €10.

Fri 9th 8pm:

Martin Shanahan with Hooks and Crooks. Tickets €12.

Sat 10th 11am:

GIY Cookery Demos. Tickets €5 per demo.

TASTE IT! Tastings at the Theatre Royal Vestibule.

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Mon 5th 12.30pm: Le Taste! Presented by Slow Food France. FREE EVENT. Tue 6th 6pm:

Taste It: Whiskey. Tickets €10.

Wed 7th 6pm:

Taste It: Wine. Tickets €15.

Thu 8th 6pm:

Taste It: Coffee with Badger & Dodo. FREE EVENT.

Fri 9th 6pm:

Taste It: Cheese & Beer. Tickets €10.

GLORY BEE TO HONEY Thu 8th 2pm:

Honey Talks 1 with Jim Ryan. Tickets €5.

Thu 8th 3pm:

Honey Talks 2 with Dennis Ryan. Tickets €5.

Thu 8th 4pm:

Honey Talks 3 with Eamon Magee. Tickets €5.

Thu 8th 5pm:

Dreamworks BEE Movie with Q&A. Tickets €2. Donate on door.


FISHY FRIDAY Find out everything you ever wanted to know about fish from the fish experts! Fri 9th 5pm:

Source to Sea – The Story of a River with John Flynn. Tickets €5.

Fri 9th 6pm:

Responsible Irish Fishing and Eating with Frank Fleming. Tickets €5.

GIY GATHERING SAT. 10th & SUN. 11th Day One 9am - 5:30pm

GIY Gathering, the largest ever meeting of GIYers, talks, awards, food demos, workshops.

Day Two 11am - 5pm

The Great GIY Food Debate, GIY expert panel Q&A, Surf and Turf Forage. Tickets €25.

Sat 10th 7pm

GIY Street Feast (Bolton Street Car Park). 12-course celebration of the harvest. Tickets €28:50.

EnterpRISING FOOD - CONFERENCE Tue 6th 9.30am - 5.30pm EnterpRISING Food – The Recipe for Food Business Success. Tickets €25. The growth of small food enterprises in Ireland presents a real opportunity for the Irish economy. This conference will offer the business tools and information needed to develop branding, packaging and new products, sell to multiples and identify new trends that will help food businesses rise to success. In association with Waterford City Enterprise Board BOOKING: Book your events online at www.waterfordharvestfestival.ie or by phone to 051 874402 or in person at the Theatre Royal, or simply pay on the door when you arrive.

See www.WaterfordHarvestFestival.ie for more information on other festival events including the Big Street BBQ Gig, Picnic & Play in the Park, GIY Street Feast & Amazing Grazing.

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FRANKIE GAVIN AND DE DANNAN Frankie Gavin & De Dannan undertake an Up Close & Personal Tour across Ireland in an effort to lift the hearts of the Irish people. The performances will take place in an intimate setting and it will allow many people to witness the talents of the world’s greatest fiddle player and his top calibre band up close and meet the performers in person.

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The current band has performed everywhere from The White House to Beijing Opera House. Frankie Gavin is one of the genuine legends of Irish music and in September he entered the Guinness World Records as the fastest fiddle player in the world. Sunday 11 September 8 pm €25 Stalls & Dress Circle €20 Upper Circle

Frankie Gavin and De Dannan are the jewel in the crown, and as the musicians hit top gear some of the fast reels in particular are mesmerizing. The Irish Examiner

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GLEE 3 Live and Loud is an exciting musical comedy based on the hit TV show that very quickly became a pop-culture phenomenon! This programme is a No. 1 entertainment series among. It boasts critical acclaim and a loyal fan base of ‘Gleeks’. Prepare to be entertained by an all local cast in this high energy musical show featuring such hit songs as Thriller, One Love, Don’t Cry For Me, Born This Way, All By Myself, Rolling In The Deep and Isn’t She Lovely to name just a few!

Date:

Tuesday 13 to Friday 16 September

Start Time: Ticket Price:

8 pm €16 €50 family


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Karl Spain was born and still lives in Limerick, but he has travelled in between. He’s probably best known in Ireland for his TV series Karl Spain Wants A Woman, which was a huge success in that he not only got huge ratings but he also found himself a woman. As well as his own series he has also performed stand up on television all over the world. The U.S, the Middle East, Australia and even as far away as England. The future of Irish comedy is in safe hands. Hot Press

Date: Start Time: Ticket Price:

Saturday 17 September 8 pm

Achingly funny. The Sunday Times

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All of a Sudden Theatre Company is proud to announce the return of The Glass. Written and directed by Paul Barry, The Glass tells the story of a motley crew of workers and their daily shenanigans within and infamously outside the walls of one of the most famous factories in the world, Waterford Crystal. The Glass premiered in March of this year and the sold out signs were up before opening night. Hailed by audiences and critics alike, the play received rave reviews and became an instant success. Hilarious and poignant and back by popular demand.

Date:

Thursday 22 to Saturday 24 September

Start Time: Ticket Price:

8 pm €20

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WATERFORD CITY COUNCIL AND THE THEATRE ROYAL PRESENT CULTURE NIGHT Curious about the Arts? Want to know what’s on, what to go to or how to get involved? Well come along to the Theatre Royal on Friday September 23rd between 7pm and 9pm to check out Waterford’s biggest arts fair!

Date: Start Time: Ticket Price:

Friday 23 September 7 pm

Culture Night 2011 sees Waterford Arts Fair taking over the vestibule of the Theatre Royal and filling it with all kinds of info about events, organisations, gigs, venues and the arts itself. Also on the same night, in different locations, are theatre tours, gallery talks and openings, museum tours, events in the library, hospital music, films and live music.

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SOMEONE WHO’LL WATCH OVER ME Three men - One cell - An agonizing wait Suirfire Productions fresh from their summer hit Shakers proudly roll into the winter with Frank McGuinness’s Tony Award-nominated play Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me.

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Inspired by events surrounding Brian Keenan’s abduction in Beirut, Suirfire enlists a top quality Waterford cast of Joe Meagher, Adam Wallace and Jamie Murphy to explore the difficult relationship among three men taken hostage in Lebanon during the early 1990s. Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 September 8 pm €17

Flashing with fury and wit...an unfettered exploration of the human spirit. Sunday Times

Try the great meal offer and choose from the Munster restaurant, La Palma, Sabai or Planet Spice for an early bird meal with a ticket for the show for just €37


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The Ultimate Garth Brooks Experience Boots & Hats Tour 2011 follows a sell-out show in February. Fronted by well known country singer Trevor Smyth and featuring an array of top class musicians in the 8 piece band which performs live throughout the entire show.

Date: Start Time: Ticket Price:

Saturday 1 October 8 pm €20

Expect to hear all the greatest hits of American country-music legend Garth Brooks who became the biggest selling solo artist of the 20th Century and he packed out stadiums and concert halls around the world with his electrifying live performances. This fond tribute show uncannily matches the great man’s country authenticity with an exciting standard of showmanship and stage-craft that are rare in modern country music. Jackie Hayden – Hotpress

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THE ALL STAR WARS 10

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Presented by Theatrix productions

Monday 3 to Saturday 8 October

The Smash Hit GAA Comedy by Bryan Flynn & Kevin McCormack comes to the Deise for one week only!

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The All Star Wars comes to Theatre Royal after a roaring success with its Irish premiere at Cork Opera House in April. The gags, both verbal and visual, come thick and fast in this hilarious new comedy. Soccer was gifted with ‘I Keano’ and rugby with ‘Alone it Stands’. Now, at last, comes the spectacular comedy which takes a sideways glance at the nation’s number one obsession, the ancient game of hurling. The cast for The All Star Wars includes four of Waterford’s most notable professional musical theatre performers. Richie Hayes plays several roles in the production but his finest moment is as Deise helmer Davey Fitzgerald. Local actors Andrew Holden and Michael Joseph play King Henry Shefflin and Smarty Morrissey respectively while Lynda Gough plays Obi Wan Camogie. Featuring the voice of the legendary Michael o Mhuircheartaigh and an all star cast ! A comic fun-fest! – The Munster Express Funny and irreverent – The Irish Examiner

8 pm

Ticket Price:

€20 Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 €25 Wednesday 5 to Saturday 8


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BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE HD BROADCAST FROM BOLSHOI THEATRE IN MOSCOW ESMERALDA - Cesare Pugni (live) Sunday 9 October – 4 pm (running times: 3 hours 30 mins with 2 intervals) A sumptuous ballet in 3 acts and 5 scenes, based on the Victor Hugo story of Notre Dame de Paris

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY Tchaikowsky (live) Sunday 20 November – 3pm (running times: 3 hours with 1 interval) Based on the well known fairy tale, with a sumptuous score by Tchaikowsky.

Ticket Price:

€20 adult €10 children €50 family ticket

Please note different start times due to live broadcast. See page 27 for more info.

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Date:

Thursday 13 to Saturday 15 October

Start Time: Ticket Price:

8 pm €15

THE NUTCRACKER – Tchaikowsky (pre-recorded) Sunday 18 December – 3pm (running times: 2 hours with 1 interval) The perennial Christmas favourite of toys who come to life at night –with magical music by Tchaikowsky.

A NIGHT IN NOVEMBER Presented by Shoestring Productions Kenneth McAllister is a dole office clerk in Belfast who unexpectedly finds the certainties of his life turned on their head one night in November 1993. Kenneth is forced to re-examine his assumption, beliefs, relationships, marriage, cultural values and he is thrown into a full blown identity crisis. His personal journey is wittingly and beautifully portrayed in this largely comedy but part tragedy. Thought provoking and hilarious, this one man play has wowed audiences all around the world and is one of the best pieces of theatre written in Ireland in the past 30 years. After receiving a standing ovation in the theatre in July its back by popular demand.

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Presented by PMB Productions A fusion of dance and illusion featuring dance artist Paula Templeman and illusionist Doctor Bondini. Two highly regarded performers have combined their arts to create an original and sensational presentation of dance, magic and grand illusion. Music, physical theatre and drama complement the dance and illusion to create a lively, colourful and thought-provoking experience. Bondini has created some astonishing illusions which makes a visual spectacle not to be missed!

Date: Start Time: Ticket Price:

Wednesday 19 October 8 pm €15 / €13 concessions €50 Family

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CLASSICAL TWIST Presented by Rubyworks From Bach to Beatles and The Stones to Strauss – a unique classical crossover concert with the Slovakian violin sensation Vladimir. Vladimir Jablokov is a young violin virtuoso from Bratislava, Slovakia. His debut album will be released in September and this exciting evening will showcase new music as well as the old favourites. With a burgeoning reputation, Vladimir has played some of Ireland’s most prestigious venues and, at the behest of President McAleese, to an audience in Aras an Uachtarain.

Date: Start Time: Ticket Price:

Friday 21 October 8 pm €22 / €18 concessions


ARTS FESTIVAL AT THE THEATRE ROYAL AR YOUTH DANCE CELEBRATION

Saturday 22 October – 11am. Ticket Price: €5 This unique annual event brings Waterford’s best up and coming young dancers together to celebrate their passion for dance. The variety of disciplines includes Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Jazz, Hip Hop, Traditional and Modern Irish Dance in an exciting celebration of dance styles.

IMAGINING CÒMHALTAS

Saturday 22 October – 3pm. Ticket Price: €5 A showcase of the most talented young trad musicians that Waterford has to offer. The Imagine Arts Festival will bring them all together for one very special event – an opportunity to see the stars of the future shine brightly today.

COMEDIAN JANEY GODLEY

Saturday 22 October - 8pm. Ticket Price: €15 / €10 concessions Janey Godley is a multi-award winning Scottish comedienne. It’s fair to say that she is a master of her trade and is selling out venues all over the UK. This is your chance to see one of the funniest and most opinionated ladies on the planet. A regular 5-star performer at the Edinburgh Fringe, she has won the Fringe Awards as Best Performer.

THE WAR OF THE BUTTONS

Tuesday 25 October – 10.30am and 1.30pm. Ticket Price: €12.50 / €7 child / €32 family George grows grapes. Bessie grows cabbages. One loves the sun. One loves the rain. Told through an energetic mix of music, puppetry, clowning, movement and sign language, The War of the Buttons distinctive non-verbal vocabulary creates a show accessible to deaf, hearing and international audiences.

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I’LL LIVE TILL I DIE – Tribute to Delia Murphy

Sunday 30 October – 3pm. Ticket Price: €5 Liam Clancy, in talking about the importance of singer Delia Murphy, said that she was a pivotal figure who took up the Irish ballad and turned it into something of her own. She was the single most important person in preserving this form of music and enabling it to have the life and popularity it has today.

PENGUIN CAFE

Sunday 30 October – 8pm. Ticket Price: €25 Penguin Cafe’s music has infiltrated daily life from films like Napoleon Dynamite to countless theme tunes, and they’ve played festivals from Bestival and The Big Chill to the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms. Their sound is at once familiar and new, combining acoustic power and a beguiling, feisty charm.

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

Sunday 30 October – 11pm. Ticket Price: €10 The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the 1975 motion picture adaption of the Rock Musical written by Richard O’Brien. The film is a parody of the B movie, science fiction and horror films of the late 1940s through to early 1970s. It gained notoriety as a midnight movie in 1977 when audiences began participating with the film in theatres.


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IN LOVE WITH DANCE In Love With The Dance is an all Irish dance sensation, featuring world class Irish dancers, some of Ireland’s most gifted traditional musicians playing whistles, Uillean pipes, accordion, banjo and guitars, all providing the backdrop to a powerful display of Irish dance, as well as brilliant vocalists. With successful tours completed in USA and the Uk –the show promises a breathtaking showcase of the very best of Irish dance, music and song. Just back from a successful UK Tour, In Love with the Dance takes the audience on a journey of love, sadness and exhilaration. This show is not to be missed!

Date: Start Time: Ticket Price:

Thursday 27 October 8 pm €25 / €17 concessions €20 Upper Circle

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Saturday 29 October 8 pm €25 / €23 concessions

THE FUREYS AND DAVEY ARTHUR Legends of Irish music, the Fureys & Davey Arthur will be making their 4th concert appearance here in the Theatre Royal. George, Eddie and Davey have thrilled audiences around the world with their songs, music and stories for more than 33 years where their audiences have included Tony Blair, Mary McAleese and Pope John Paul. Don’t miss yet another one of their concerts when you can hear them sing all their hits 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, and many more… Early booking advised.


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TRAVELS WITH MY CELLO an evening with julian lloyd webber Presented by Green Light Management Ltd Celebrating his 60th birthday year the legendary cellist Julian Lloyd Webber will perform favourite classics by Bach, Faure, Saint Saens and Debussy as well as his father William and his brother Andrew Lloyd Webber. Julian will also reminisce on his many collaborations with musicians as diverse as Yehudi Menuhin, Joaquim Rodrigo, jazz greats Cleo Laine and Stephane Grapelli, as well as Elton John and, of course, his brother Andrew. With Pam Chowhan on piano.

Date: Start Time: Ticket Price:

Sunday 6 November €30 / €27concessions

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Wednesday 16 November 8 pm €26

Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, Martin Furey and Darren Holden, renowned vocalists and musicians, have come together to create the most exciting Irish ballad group to emerge since The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem electrified the worldwide folk revival of the 1960s. The High Kings showcase their incredible versatility and skills as multi-instrumentalists, playing 13 instruments between them bringing a rousing acoustic flavour to brand new songs as well as some old favorites. The High Kings are continuing to live up to their reputation as a phenomenal live band, serving up laughter, good times and even the odd sing along!

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LOVE & FURY the passion of jonathan swift Presented by Catastrophe

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Jonathan Swift has lost the love of his life, a love that he never acted upon but one that has left him melancholy. He tries to distract himself by railing against the Bankers, against society and finally against humanity in his satirical masterpiece ‘A Modest Proposal’.

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Thursday 17 November 8 pm

All the while Swift attempts to tie together the disparate elements of a story; a story of a man who goes to sea and wakes up as a giant, but that is only the start of the adventure… Every Man desires to live long but no man would be old.

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BARRACK STREET BAND The Barrack Street Concert Band present A Disney Movie Spectacular The Barrack Street Concert Band, along with special guests, performs the music of Walt Disney. For decades Walt Disney movies have brought us all so many great film and musical memories. Think of any Disney film and even the casual viewer will know at least one song from that film. From classical scores by Beethoven and Dukas to original movie scores by Elton John and Randy Newman, the list is endless.

Date: Start Time: Ticket Price:

Friday 18 November 8 pm €12.50

This truly is a concert for all ages and not only will you hear your favourite Disney scores and songs from movies such as Fantasia, The Jungle Book, and modern greats Pirates of the Caribbean, Toy Story and Up but you will also see these wonderful movies actually come to life before your very eyes!


JACK – AND OH MY GOD WHAT’S THAT Presented by Wreckcreation Productions Presented by the Brothers of Charity Services South East. This is the fourth production for Wreckcreation and their 2nd visit to the Theatre Royal. This year the show is Jack and the Beanstalk. But, oh no, nothings that straight forward for Wreckcreation Productions. So what’s the show about? Oh My God, it’s another pantomime. Who is in the show? Well there’s, Jack, his mother a cow! No, his mothers not a cow, his mother and a cow, a giant, golden eggs, a beanstalk, and beans, oh yes, lots of beans, mmm!

Date:

Thursday 24 to Friday 25 November

Start Time: Ticket Price:

8 pm

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DAVE MCSAVAGE plus support McSavage’s low-key but effective stage manner, gently strumming a guitar as he departs on numerous flights of whimsy, works brilliantly. His laid-back and laconic style provides a nice contrast to the screaming egomaniacs one often encounters at stand-up shows. McSavage has unexpectedly come out of the cold of perpetually being an outsider, and has somehow graduated into Irish comedy's small elite. McSavage is brilliantly and wickedly funny – Sunday independent

Date: Start Time: Ticket Price:

Saturday 26 November 8 pm €15 early bird price until 1st October €18 / €15 concessions

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SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS The Waterford Panto Society return for their annual production with the Disney favourite - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. An evening of magic and mayhem is guaranteed once again as Waterford’s own Bryan Flynn puts his own unique spin on this classic tale. All the regular faces are back along with the Panto dancers under Choreographer Erica Delaney-Hayes. Featuring a set design by Waterford Spraoi and a full live band under Musical Director Wayne Brown it’s a family friendly spectacle that will leave you rocking in the aisles. Featuring the songs of Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Glee, West End and Broadway hits and many more, it’s a sure fire way to forget your troubles - at least for a couple of hours! BOOKING OPENS WEDNESDAY 19 OCTOBER

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Saturday 3 to Sunday 11 December

Time:

Sat 3: 3pm and 8pm Sun 4: 3pm only Mon 5 to Fri 9: 8pm only Sat 10: 3pm and 8pm Sun 11: 3pm only

Ticket Price:

€19.50 Stalls and Dress Circle €16 Upper Circle


CHRISTMAS CROONERS Returning to The Theatre Royal, with a brand new Show, Christmas Crooners features many of the Christmas favourites of Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and Ol’ blue eyes himself, Frank Sinatra. A fantastic cast of West-End Singers perform over 30 well known Christmas hits including Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Little Drummer Boy, White Christmas and many swing arrangements of Christmas hymns and songs including God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Deck the Halls and Silent Night, and many more festive favourites.

Date: Start Time: Ticket Price:

Monday 12 December

A show guaranteed to get you in the festive mood, come and sing along to great songs from Christmas past.

8 pm €22 / €20 concessions

ELFIE THE ELF SAVES CHRISTMAS! There is pandemonium when the reindeer make toys and the elves take flying lessons! Santa and the missus are in despair... Elfie to the rescue! Fun filled Christmas spectacular with music, dancing and a lot of Christmas Cheer! Ages: 4 – 10 Get your picture taken with Santa after the show for €5

Date: Start Time: Ticket Price:

Wednesday 14 to Friday 16 December 11am €12 adult €10 child €40 family School Rates Available

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SUIREFIRE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

Suirfire are delighted to offer you a Christmas night out with a difference get you into the Christmas party spirit this party season.

Suirfire will provide the Waterford public with the ultimate Christmas night out. After award winning food and drink by the Munster Restaurant we invite you to the Theatre Royal for an evening of laughter with two hilarious comedies starring Waterford’s top performers.

A memorable night out for staff, friends, clubs and anyone who is looking for a bit of Christmas magic, it’s a great way to celebrate the Christmas period and with Hot Flush and Bouncers to choose from, you are sure to keep everyone happy! Follow us on Facebook. Suirfire Productions

HOT FLUSH Packed with fabulous new songs, Hot Flush is more fun than joining a gym, cheaper than botox. So forget the credit crunch blues and get your girlfriends together for hilarious girls’ night out and outstanding evening of entertainment at the Theatre Royal. Share in the friendships the secrets, the tears, the laughs, and the ups and downs of four ordinary women – and one man – living extraordinary lives.

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Wednesday 14 to Friday 16 December and Friday 23 December

Start Time: Ticket Price:

8 pm €18 or dinner, drink and show for just €40 (groups of 8 or more only €30) - It’s a bargain!

BOUNCERS It’s Friday night, it’s disco night – time for Bouncers to come alive! Bursting at the seams with imagination and wit, Bouncers is an outrageous and hilarious parody of the Waterford nightlife. While Shakers was the view of the world of nights out from the girls behind the bar, Shakers is all about the lads and what they see come and go in one night. The ultimate night out! You’ll laugh until they throw you out... If you enjoyed Shakers you will love Bouncers. It’s a guaranteed hit with both men and women!

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Monday 19 to Thursday 22 December 8 pm €18 or With full dinner, drink and show for just €40 (groups of 8 or more only €30) - it’s a bargain too!


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A VIENNESE CHRISTMAS

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Saturday 17 December 8 pm €25 / €22 concessions

The acclaimed virtuoso star of Classical Twist Vladimir Jablokov returns this December with family favourite A Viennese Christmas. A sell-out sensation when performed last year on a nationwide tour and at Dublin's National Concert Hall, the highly entertaining show once again features Vladimir Jablokov (violin) and Sean Costello (tenor), stars of the Mario Lanza tribute The Loveliest Night Of The Year, along with acclaimed soprano Claudio Boyle and all eight members of the Jablokov family who form the backbone of The Slovak Festival Orchestra. Sample the many festive favourites such as Blue Danube, Radetzky March, Vienna City of Dreams, O Holy Night and many more as part of this spectacular two hour programme of Viennese and Christmas musical delights.

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3 The Mall, Waterford City Ireland. Tel. +353 (0) 51 855 611 Fax. +353 (0) 51 854 632 Email: info@jadepalace.ie

Pre Theatre Menu €20.00

Bar food and Take Out Menu also available.

Take Out Available

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WATERFORD MUNICIPAL ART COLLECTION A large selection of beautiful and extraordinary artworks from the Waterford Municipal Art Collection is now on permanent display in the public areas of the newly restored Theatre Royal, providing a wonderful opportunity for local people and visitors to the city to view these artworks, many of which are on public display for the first time. Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm Saturday 11am – 4pm Closed Sunday On The Way To Tipperary by Joan E Chambers (1892-1974)

Admission Free With thanks to Peter Jordan author of Waterford Municipal Art Collection, A History And Catalogue. Published by Waterford Institute of technology and Waterford city council 2006. On sale in theatre box office.

The Municipal Art Collection at the Theatre Royal is supported by Waterford Credit Union.

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GIFT VOUCHERS Give the gift of a great night out at the Theatre Royal! Let them choose the shows they love. Our vouchers are ideal for birthdays, Christmas, wedding presents, father’s day, mother’s day, colleague’s presents, thank you presents... in fact the list is endless.

Gift Voucher’s can be redeemed for event tickets at any time. Please note that gift vouchers cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. Theatre Royal gift vouchers expire 12 months from date of purchase.

Gift Voucher bookings can be made in person or by phone or online. The Theatre Royal’s

THEATRE ROYAL SEATING PLANS Upper Circle Dress Circle Stalls

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For seats numbered 1-10 please enter the auditorium through the box office side of the building. For seats 11-20 please enter through the vestibule side of the building.


WEDDINGS AT THE THEATRE ROYAL The beautifully elegant vestibule at the Theatre Royal is available as a venue for civil wedding ceremonies. If you’re looking for something a little different and want classic simplicity in a venue steeped in heritage then this is the setting for you. We can accommodate wedding ceremonies for up to 120 people in our striking 18th century entrance hall. Surrounded by an eclectic selection of art work from the Waterford City Municipal Art Collection, one of the hidden gems of the Irish art world, you and your significant other can exchange vows with as little or as much formality as you desire. Smaller weddings have the option of holding a champagne reception after the ceremony in the vestibule.

To discuss your wedding plans, please contact the manager on 353 51 853626 or email manager@theatreroyal.ie

CONFERENCES The Theatre Royal provides the ideal conference venue with a difference. Wow your audience with a unique experience in this magnificent recently renovated U shaped Victorian theatre with a 434 seater auditorium. This is the perfect venue for conferences, seminars or product launches in a unique destination surrounded by historic and cultural gems in Waterford. Each conference/seminar is overseen by a dedicated event coordinator to ensure that all aspects of your event runs smoothly whilst our fully integrated service includes support from our expert in-house technical team. For further info and to book your conference contact manager@theatreroyal.ie FIND US ONLINE AT: www.theatreroyal.ie Book online 24/7, pick where you want to sit and see your view from that seat, you can even print your own tickets off from the convenience of your home or office. FIND US ON FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/theatreroyal Catch all the latest news, updates and competitions

Programme design and theatre photograph by Emagine.ie

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SEPTEMBER Thursday 1 - Sunday 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday 4 - Saturday 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuesday 13 - Friday 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday 22 - Saturday 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuesday 27 - Friday 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Les Miserables Harvest Food Festival Frankie Galvin and DeDannan Glee Karl Spain The Glass Culture Night Someone to Watch Over Me

OCTOBER Saturday 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday 3 - Saturday 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday 13 - Saturday 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wednesday 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuesday 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday 29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

The Ultimate Garth Brooks Experience All Star Wars ESMERALDA Bolshoi Ballet Live A Night in November Delusions of Time Classical Twist Imagine Arts Festival YOUTH DANCE CELEBRATION imagine Arts Festival IMAGINING COMHALTAS Imagine Arts Festival JANEY GODLEY Imagine arts Festival WAR OF THE BUTTONS In Love With The Dance The Fureys and Davy Arthur Imagine Arts Festival DELIA MURPHY TRIBUTE Imagine Arts Festival PENGUIN CAFE Imagine arts Festival ROCKY HORROR SHOW Film

NOVEMBER Thursday 3 - Saturday 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wednesday 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday 23 - Friday 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Waterford International Music Festival Julian Lloyd Webber The High Kings Love and Fury - The Passion of Jonathan Swift Barrack Street Concert Band SLEEPING BEAUTY Bolshoi Ballet Live Jack…And Oh My God What's That! Dave McSavage

DECEMBER Saturday 3 - Sunday 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wednesday 14 - Friday 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wednesday 14 - Friday 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday 19 - Thursday 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Sleeping Beauty Panto Christmas Crooners Elfie The Elf Saves Christmas Hot Flush Viennese Christmas THE NUTCRACKER Bolshoi Ballet Bouncers Hot Flush


COMING UP IN 2012 IN THE THEATRE ROYAL Not only do we have a jam packed Autumn season but we are already programming some exciting events for early 2012. Coming to the theatre in January is Neil Delamere who is fast becoming one of the most regular comedians to visit us. The hugely successful Hamlet Review will also be staged again in January. Each year the theatre hosts senior cycle students who get a chance to work with actors experienced in the Shakespearian canon to get a better understanding of his plays as they prepare for their Leaving Cert. Rough Magic will visit with their successful Plaza Suite by Neil Simon and we are pleased to say that both Eddi Reader and Nanci Griffiths will be among the music artists performing with us here in the Spring. A taste of what’s ahead! VOUCHERS Why not give a great night out as a Christmas present to someone you love – our vouchers make an ideal gift!

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BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE HD BROADCAST FROM THE BOLSHOI THEATRE MOSCOW The Theatre Royal offers its audience a unique opportunity to see performances of the Bolshoi, screened live from Moscow. This will be in company with one of the great ballet ensembles of the world performing the world’s best loved ballets.

Esmerelda

Sleeping Beauty

The Nutcracker


Theatre Royal Autumn Season 2011  

Season Programme, Autumn 2011

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