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BOOKING INFORMATION The Theatre Royal accepts bookings in person, by phone or online. All ticket prices include €1 transaction fee for 3rd party charges. Phone: 051 874 402 In person: Payment is accepted by cash, cheque, laser, debit or credit card. Online: You can book your tickets online at – you can also select your seat from the seat map. BOX OFFICE OPENING HOURS: Monday to Friday: 10am – 4pm (10am – 8pm on performance days)  Saturday: 12pm – 4pm (to 8pm on performance days)  Sundays & Bank Holidays: Box Office opens one hour before the performance for ticket collection. 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. I.D. for all concessions will be requested at time of booking or at time of collection. WIT students are entitled to a special WIT price on most shows on presentation of their card. 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. We would ask wheelchair users to book directly with the box office rather than online to ensure that we accommodate you appropriately. Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance. REFUND POLICY A refund can be made no later than close of business, 4pm, on the day before the event. A refund will be made in the form of credit for Theatre Royal events. No refund can be issued on the day of the event or following an event. THEATRE ROYAL BAR Why not relax and enjoy a pre-show drink. Select wines, soft drinks, bottled beers, tea and coffee are available from 7pm on performance evenings. Pre-order your interval drink before the performance. Our Front of House team will be on stand-by to take your order.

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THEATRE ROYAL FRIENDS The Theatre Royal greatly appreciates and wishes to thank the following businesses and individuals for choosing to support our Friends Scheme. A rich and vibrant arts culture is at the heart of the development of our city and region and becoming involved in our Friends Scheme enables you to support that cultural development while enjoying the benefits associated.




Brazil, Ronan & Jeanne Dolphin, Frank & Adrienne Keating, Marianne Leech, Monica O’Brien, Tom O’Donoghue, Redmond Sheridan, Constance Taheny, Stephanie

Brazil, Donal & Clare Caulfield, John & Phyllis Caulfield, Thomas & Cait Counihan, Eva Waterford Chamber Widger, Nora & Jack




SEPTEMBER Thurs 6th & Fri 7th Frankie’s Guys –Oh What A Night: A Celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons MUSICAL p6 Sat 8th Grace’s Green Gathering CONFERENCE p6 Sat 8th Tim Vine: Sunset Milk Idiot COMEDY p6 Tue 11th – Sat 15th TheatreBox presents Hairspray MUSICAL p7 Sun 16th Pilgrim St. MUSIC p7 Thur 20th Be My Baby – The Phil Spector Story MUSIC p8 Fri 21st Ladies in the Blues MUSIC p8 Fri 21st Culture Night @ Theatre Royal CULTURE p8 Sat 22nd Mad Ferritt presents Oasis MTV Unplugged MUSIC p9 Fri 28th Brendan Grace COMEDY p10 Sat 29th Paddy Dwan & Mark Roper Book Launch BOOK LAUNCH p10 Sat 29th Looking Deadly PLAY p10 Sun 30th WMS Voices in the Vestibule CHOIR p11 Sun 30th Kyle Riley – Sing to Me Tour FAMILY p11 OCTOBER Tue 2nd The Shaolin Warriors SPECTACLE p11 Wed 3rd & 4th Waterford Whispers News LIVE COMEDY p12 Fri 5th Donna Taggart MUSIC p12 Sat 6th Eurovision Winner MUSIC p12 Wed 10th & 11th Nathan Carter MUSIC p14 Fri 12th Myra’s Story by Brian Foster PLAY p14 Sat 13th Bagatelle – Bagatelle @ 40 Tour MUSIC p14 Sun 14th We’ll meet again: The Story of Vera Lynn MUSIC p15 Tue 16th Lyngo Theatre presents Tom Thumb SCHOOLS/FAMILY p15 Wed 17th The World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir MUSIC p15 Fri 19th & Sat 20th Rough Magic presents A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man PLAY p16 Sun 21st Youth Dance Celebration DANCE p16 Mon 22nd–26th Horrible Historical Trails TOUR p16 Wed 24th Psychic Sally 10th Anniversary Tour PSYCHIC p18 Thur 25th The Matchmaker PLAY p18 Fri 26th The Three Degrees MUSIC p18 Sat 27th Sunday Miscellany SPOKEN WORD p19 Sat 27th The Lit Festival of Reading and Writing LITERATURE p19 Sat 27th Dave McSavage – A Terrible Want! COMEDY p19



NOVEMBER Tue 30th–Sat 3rd The Beautiful Game MUSICAL p20 Wed 7th Holy Mary by Eoin Colfer PLAY p20 Thur 8th Badly Drawn Boy MUSIC p21 Fri 9th The Don Baker & Rob Strong Band – Brothers in Arms MUSIC p21 Sat 10th The Real Science of the Circus CIRCUS p21 Sat 10th Tom Elliott COMEDY p22 Tue 13th & 14th Aisling? IRISH MUSIC THEATRE p22 Thur 15th Phil Coulter: Gold & Silver Days MUSIC p22 Fri 16th “Both Ways” Cabaret COMEDY p23 Sat 17th Mack Fleetwood MUSIC p23 Sun 18th Goldilocks and The Three Bears Sing-A-Long FAMILY p23 Tue 20th & 21st Brothers of the Brush by Jimmy Murphy PLAY p24 Fri 23th & 24th University Hospital Waterford – A Christmas Carol on Craggy Island PLAY/COMEDY p24 Sun 25th Jazzy Jive Rock’n Roll Show MUSIC p24 Tue 27th ABBA Forever – The Smash Hit Christmas Show MUSIC p26 Thur 29th Brothers of Charity – Strictly the Movies CHARITY p26 DECEMBER Sat 1st Christmas with Vanessa, Dominic, Dylan, and guests MUSIC p26 Thurs 6th– 30th Waterford Panto Society presents Cinderella PANTO p27 Mon 10th The 40th Anniversary Tour – Bosco’s Garden And Snow White SCHOOLS/FAMILY p28 Tues 11th Christmas Crooners – “Baby it’s Cold Outside” MUSIC p28 Mon 17th Christmas with Val Doonican MUSIC p30 Tue 18th Vladimirs Vienneses Christmas – 10th Anniversary Gala Concert MUSIC p30 JANUARY 2019 Sat 5th Foster & Allen MUSIC p30 Fri 18th The Fureys MUSIC p30 Sat 19th Jack L MUSIC p30 Fri 25th Steeleye Span MUSIC p30


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Frankie’s Guys – Oh What A Night: A Celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons


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Thursday 6th & Friday 7th September 8pm €25

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Saturday 8th September 10am to 5pm Free

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This fast-paced, energetic production paying tribute to the legendary music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons returns for a nationwide tour. Putting their charismatic stamp on timeless classics such as ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘Walk Like A Man’, ‘Sherry’, and ‘Oh What A Night’ the boys take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane and remind you exactly why The Four Seasons sold over 100 million records and earned themselves a place in the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

Grace’s Green Gathering Join Senator and ecologist Grace O’Sullivan and guests, for a day-long free public event featuring food, stalls, speakers, public interview, workshops and more besides. Taking place between 10am and 5pm, please feel free to come along at your leisure. No tickets required.

Tim Vine: Sunset Milk Idiot Hey people! It’s Tim Vine back on tour, telling lots of silly new jokes, showing off new homemade props, singing some new daft ditties, and all with the appearance of confidence. The following subjects will be touched upon briefly: pixie football, ice cream and nibble feeders. Come along, sit down, and laugh. The quantity won’t let up. This is comedy without a message. What an odd person. What a lot of nonsense. What else is he going to do? ‘Sunsets are in the sky, milk’s nice, and I’m an idiot.’

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TheatreBox presents Hairspray TheatreBox Studio’s presents Hairspray The Musical! You can’t stop the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl’s inspiring dream to dance. Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs. Tracy Turnblad is Baltimore’s bubbly teenager, who’s one ambition is to dance on the “Corny Collins” TV Show. While chasing her dream, Tracy, along with her friends, encounter some inspiring characters who only have one thing on their mind, Social Integration!!

Date: Tuesday 11th – Saturday 15th September Time: 8pm Price: €21 Stalls, Dress Circle & Upper Circle (Rows A, B & C) €20 Upper Circle (Row D & E) €78 Family of 4

With Direction from Liam Butler, Choreography from Ali Reville, Musical Direction from Wayne Brown and starring a young local cast, this production of the much loved Musical and Film (starring John Travolta) is sure to leave you dancing and singing out of the theatre.





Pilgrim St.

Date: Sunday 16th September Time: 8pm Price: €15

Strongly influenced by Bluegrass, Old Time Country and Folk Music, fused with traditional folk songs from this side of the Atlantic, Pilgrim St bring a warm and lively atmosphere to their music and have garnered a glowing word of mouth endorsement from venues around the country with their powerhouse live performances. Drawing from fellow luminaries such as Hank Williams, Woody Guthrie, The Pogues and Bruce Springsteen’s Seeger Sessions outfit, Pilgrim St are about to bring their infectious melodies, harmonies and songs to Venues all around the country.



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Friday 21st September 8pm €25/€22 conc.

Be My Baby – The Phil Spector Story Exploring the life and music of iconic record producer/ songwriter Phil Spector. The band performs all of the best known hits which Spector produced using The Wall of Sound Technique. Featuring the music of The Ronettes, The Crystals, The Righteous Brothers, Tina Turner, John Lennon, Leonard Cohen, The Romones, George Harrison and more. This new show is set in a 60s style recording studio as ten musicians/actors bring to life the songs that Phil Spector wrote or produced.

Ladies in the Blues After sell-out shows at the Cork Jazz Festival and standing ovations across the country, Ladies in the Blues takes you on a women’s journey through the blues. From the gospel roots of the 1920s to vaudville, jazz and blues rock, immerse yourself in songs by all those great women of the blues – Big Mama Thornton, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Janis Joplin, Bessie Smith and many more.

Earlybird Offer €23/€20 ends 7th September.

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Culture Night @ Theatre Royal 6pm – VIKING TRIANGLE CULTURE TRAIL Keep an eye on for further details. 6.15pm – BACKSTAGE TOUR This tour gives you a glimpse of a working theatre while hearing about the architectural and performance history of the venue – you may even hear ‘Ladies in the Blues’ soundcheck for their performance that evening! 6.45pm – LIVE @ THE VESTIBULE Gather in the exquisite vestibule for intimate live performances by upcoming and established local singer/songwriters. Check out for details of confirmed artists.

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Mad Ferritt presents

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Oasis MTV Unplugged Following their sell out show in October 2017 Mad Ferritt – Waterford’s ultimate Oasis Tribute Band – returns to the Theatre Royal Waterford. They will move away from their regular full electric show and recreate the famous Oasis ‘MTV Unplugged’ set list (along with other Oasis hits & B-Sides) that was broadcast back in 1996 with acoustic versions of Oasis anthems accompanied by a full 14 piece band with string and brass sections.

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Saturday 22nd September 8pm €25 Stalls & Dress Circle €21 Upper Circle

The aim of the band is to put together a tribute show that mimics the raw power and swagger of an Oasis live show in their days, paying particular detail to recreating the famous Oasis Wall of Sound.

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Friday 28th September 8pm €31

Brendan Grace The greatest family comedian of our generation – Brendan’s latest show features the best and most requested pieces from his vast repertoire over the last 46 years. His sense of timing and ability to read an audience is without equal. His ‘Bottler’ character is legendary and his interpretation of the ‘Irish Wedding’ will forever remain a masterpiece. Brendan’s drawing power is enormous.

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Paddy Dwan & Mark Roper Book Launch Comeragh: Mountain, Coum, River, Rumour

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Saturday 29th September 7pm Free

Come along and join poet Mark Roper and photographer Paddy Dwan for the launch of their new book ‘Comeragh’ in the Theatre Royal Vestibule. This is Mark and Paddy’s third collaboration and it explores the flora, fauna, archaeology and social history of this beautiful and fascinating mountain range. Guest speaker Carrie Crowley. Refreshments will be served.

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Saturday 29th September 8pm €17/€15


Looking Deadly by Niamh McGrath and Keith Singleton Looking Deadly will make you laugh and cry, just like any decent funeral should and Big Tom will rest in peace... eventually. Having sold out around Ireland, Foystown’s two rival funeral directors are back with the rollercoaster that is the battle for the funeral of local legend, Big Tom McCarthy. “McGrath and Singleton’s performances are superb… captures the essence of Irish culture and community” –


WMS Voices in the Vestibule

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Sunday 30th September 12.30pm €12 – tickets available from committee members

Waterford Musical Society will once again host “Voices at the Vestibule”. Let the best of Waterford’s home grown talent take you on a nostalgic concert journey of classic musical theatre. This free seating event starts at 12.30pm (doors open 12 noon) Tickets are €12 from any committee member or by messaging the WMS Facebook page. This event sold out last year so book early to avoid disappointment.

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Kyle Riley – Sing to Me Tour Following on from the success of his solo show, Little Folk- On Tour, Kyle Riley is back and bringing the bandThe Temper Tantrums. The ‘Sing to Me’ Tour features songs from his 2018 release by the same title, some traditional children’s music and a little something for the adults. It’s 60mins of folk and rock music, sure to get you moving.

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Sunday 30th September 3pm €10

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Tuesday 2nd October 8pm €30 Stalls, Dress Circle & Upper Circle A – C €27.50/€25.50 conc. Upper Circle D – E €100 Family of 4

For your under 8’s, your rock toddlers and the little boppers in between, it’s fun for the whole family.

The Shaolin Warriors More than a Kung Fu show; it’s a traditional strength through adversity story. Featuring deadly martial-arts prowess, starring 20 Kung Fu masters, follows the journey from a child’s initiation, to achieving fully fledged warrior status through diligent training and study. Demonstrations of hypnotic and death-defying feats leave audiences gasping in disbelief, from balancing on sharp metal spears to smashing marble slabs with sheer brutal strength, the incredible synchronization, to their proficiency with traditional weapons, amazing audiences beyond the boundaries of their own belief.



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Waterford Whispers News LIVE (Hometown Preview) Irish satirical powerhouse WWN brings you the hometown preview of their brand new feature length live show. Anchorman Donny Brook and copresenter Sally Noggin will offload some of the latest news reports from around the country and the world. With support from Session Heads, including Clinkers, Jayo and College Head, this is one performance you will not want to miss. Due to phenomenal demand we are delighted to announce an extra performance on Wednesday 3rd October.



Donna Taggart

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Friday 5th October 8pm €23.50

Her debut Irish and UK Tour in 2017 enthralled audiences and has established her as one of Ireland’s top Live Female performers.

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Eurovision Winner Starring the historic and never repeated “Three in A Row” Irish winners Linda Martin, Niamh Kavanagh, Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan. Also starring Tommy and Jimmy Swarbrigg, Karen Black with The Eugene McCarty Big Band and Singers. All the greatest Eurovision Songs “Makin your mind up” “In your Eyes” “Why Me” “Waterloo” “Save all your Kisses for me” “Rock ‘N’ Roll Kids” “What’s Another Year” and many many more…… A night of sheer enjoyment and nostalgia. Not to be missed!



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Nathan Carter

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Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th October 8pm €38.50 Unrestricted View €36 Extremely Restricted View

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Jam packed with great music, Nathan will sing all the hits from `Wagon Wheel` to `The Town I Love So Well` and many more. A must see show that promises to be a night to remember!

Millennium Forum presents

Myra’s Story by Brian Foster Myra’s Story is packed full of energy, humour and drama. We all know a Myra Mc Laughlin. She is our sister, our brother, our parent, our friend. She is us … there but for the grace of god. As she re-creates her life story, playing all the characters and acting out all the events that have led her to this pitiful existence, we see working class Dublin life and death at its funniest, rawest and cruellest.

Friday 12th October 8pm €18/€16

Earlybird Offer €16/€14 ends 28th September.


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Bagatelle Bagatelle @ 40 Tour Bagatelle the band that inspired U2 and shared the stage with Bob Marley; now 40 years after their humble beginning will play in the Theatre Royal for a trip down memory lane.

Date: Saturday 13th October Time: 8pm Price: €26



Bagatelle was just a band, playing a few songs with no plan and no real expectation. They just got together to play a few songs and drink a few beers because they liked music. The success over the years was simply a happy accident.

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We’ll Meet Again: The Story of Vera Lynn To mark her 101st birthday, We’ll Meet Again: the Story of Vera Lynn, starring singers Linda Kenny and Damian Smith, actor Alf McCarthy and our Vera Lynn band (MD Alan Carney), is a dramatic retelling of the life and times of Vera Lynn. This delicious programme is jam-packed with nostalgic hits like We’ll Meet Again, Among My Souvenirs, Auf Wiederseh’n Sweetheart, The White Cliffs of Dover, Faraway Places and many more.

Date: Sunday 14th October Time: 8pm Price: €22

Written and directed by Cathal MacCabe.

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Tuesday 16th October 9.30 & 11.30am €9/€8 Groups of 5 and more Through box office only.


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Lyngo Theatre presents Tom Thumb One night tiny Tom overhears Mum and Dad talking – there’s nothing left to eat so they are going to leave him and his six brothers in the forest! Outwitting his parents and the ogre Tom shows everybody that even though he is small he is still mighty as he protects his brothers, finds the treasure and makes sure they’ll never be hungry again. Performed entirely on and under a kitchen table this classic story is brought to life in a playful and fascinating show full of Lyngo’s magic with feathery spinning birds, a flying house and a portable forest. Come and join tiny Tom on his very big adventure! Ages 3+

The World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir Performing contemporary gospel with a touch of jazz and blues, The World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir is synonymous with power vocals, glorious sound and infectious energy. For over two decades they have been America’s premier gospel choir and have toured the globe thrilling audiences with the inspirational power of black gospel music. Embodying the spirit of American Gospel, every concert is infectiously enthusiastic. Get ready to tap your feet, clap your hands, and even dance to their high-energy, joyous and exuberant performance!



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Rough Magic presents

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Rough Magic presents Arthur Riordan’s vibrant stage adaptation of James Joyce’s seminal novel, brought to life by a dynamic new creative ensemble of actors and designers under Ronan Phelan’s direction. The spiritual rebellion of Stephen Dedalus and his restless search for self-expression will be brought to life in a thrilling theatrical odyssey. Written during the political and artistic explosion of the early twentieth century, this is Joyce’s manifesto; the dazzling debut of Ireland’s epic re-inventor and architect of the English language.


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Youth Dance Celebration

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Sunday 21st October 5pm €7/€20 Family of 4

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Youth Dance Celebration is a unique dance feast served with energy and panache! This popular annual event, now in its 16th years brings Waterford’s keen and dedicated young dancers together to celebrate their passion for dance . The variety of disciplines includes Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Jazz, Hip Hop, Bollywood and Classical Indian Dance, presented by students of dance from local dance groups and schools.

Horrible Historical Trails presented by Waterford Youth Arts Join us as we walk through the streets of Waterford to hear the stories of those who have walked before us hidden in our ancient walls. Meet the ghosts of the legends you have heard tails of and of those lost but not forgotten. Prepare for a spooktastical night of frights and delights as you see our city as never before; told through the eyes of all those who have walked this city for hundreds of years. This theatrical tale will be sure to delight children and adults of all ages.

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Psychic Sally 10th Anniversary Tour World renowned psychic, television and theatre star and the UK’s favourite award winning medium Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her phenomenal interactive 10 year anniversary show. Sally is one of the Uk’s most successful touring acts and has been wowing audiences across the country for the past 10 years. This is a unique evening not to be missed. Book your tickets now to see this phenomenal psychic in action.

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The Matchmaker by John B. Keane By John B. Keane, directed by Michael Scott. The play follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O’ Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn from all parts of the country. At the centre of this celebrated production is John B. Keane’s marvellous and mischievous wit coupled by his unparalleled way with words. John B. Keane takes us back to a simpler time, when even phones were few and far between and the only web was one left behind by spiders.

Date: Thursday 25th October Time: 8pm Price: €21





The Three Degrees

Date: Friday 26th October Time: 7.30pm Price: €26



The Three Degrees are an American female vocal group, formed in 1963 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Well known for their soulful voices, beautiful gowns, and fabulous stage shows. They are known all around the world for songs like “When will I see you again”, “Dirty Ol’ Man”, “Take Good Care Of Yourself ”. They have been continuously touring for more than 40 years and still touring to this day. Supported by Richie Sampson

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Sunday Miscellany For fifty years, Sunday morning has meant Sunday Miscellany: a magical mix of spoken word and music. The long running, highly popular RTÉ Radio 1 show now comes to the Imagine festival for the first time. Local writers and festival guests will be joined by a diverse range of live music acts. Presented by Sunday Miscellany producer Sarah Binchy. Live recording starts at 12 noon, no late comers will be admitted.

Date: Saturday 27th October Time: 11.45am Price: €10

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The Lit Festival of Reading and Writing The Lit Festival of Reading and Writing is a festival for young people with a wish to tear out a page from the world of literature. We invite you to plunge into a book, fall in love with the world of words, take to arms with a pen in hand and your imagination in the other – help start #TheLitRevolution!

Date: Saturday 27th October Time: 4–6pm Price: Free

As part of Waterford Writers Weekend. In the Theatre Bar, 1st floor.

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Waterford Writers Weekend presents

Dave McSavage – A Terrible Want His new show is inspired by Patrick Kavanagh’s poem “On Raglan Road”. McSavage (like Kavanagh) is looking to be spiritually aroused. Having previously been motivated by all parts of Irish society from, The Catholic Church, to politicians, to the Gardaí (pronounced nnnaaaGardaía), he now turns to one of Ireland’s finest writers to inspire his next live show. Don’t miss this chance to be awakened by David McSavage, with a level of honesty & caustic wit. Suitable for people that want a good night out by listening to a man with an incredible insight to people’s disposition in life.



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Southeastern Theatre Group presents

The Beautiful Game “ A musical with an original story… Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber Book & Lyrics by Ben Elton The award-winning musical follows the fortunes of a group of young adults from both sides of the religious divide during “The Troubles” in 1960s Belfast. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton’s The Beautiful Game is the story of ordinary people in an extraordinary situation. Under the watchful eye of team coach Father O’Donnell, John and Del both show enough promise to pursue careers as professional footballers. They’re just two regular youngsters who dream of nothing more than girls and football.

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Tuesday 30th October – Saturday 3rd November 8pm €21 Tuesday – Thursday €22.50 Friday & Saturday €19 Upper Circle

When they find love with their girlfriends Mary and Christine, they become swept up in the events that engulf their community and, as time passes, each has to decide whether or not to follow their hearts. Ben Elton tells their story with wit and compassion, while Lloyd Webber’s evocative score combines heart-searing ballads and stirring anthems with the sounds of Ireland. An inspiring option for both teen and older audiences and performers, this powerful and passionate musical is a joyous celebration of the freedom that love can bring.



Holy Mary by Eoin Colfer Thoughtful, touching, and hilarious, hilarious, hilarious, “Holy Mary’s” tale of two young, Catholic girls will appeal to anyone who’s ever stepped inside a confession box. If you haven’t, don’t worry. Fitzgerald and Murray’s pitch perfect performances will appeal to anyone who was ever seven years of age.

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Wednesday 7th November 1pm for schools & 8pm €18/€16

Earlybird Offer €16/€14 ends 5th October.



Following the critically acclaimed Dublin run Breda Cash productions brings us this stunning Eoin Colfer play for school and theatre going audiences. Miss it at your peril! A play for all ages.

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Labyrinth Events presents

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Badly Drawn Boy It was June 2000 when the Mercury Prize-winning ‘The Hour of the Bewilderbeast’, announced the arrival of the badly drawn genius of Damon Gough. It’s been a career so far of major prizes and minor incidents, all possibilities and magic in the air.

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Thursday 8th November 8pm €26

Badly Drawn Boy’s soundtrack to the 2002 film About A Boy, starring Hugh Grant, remains one of Badly Drawn Boy’s most critically acclaimed and successful albums and spawned two singles, ‘Silent Sigh’ and ‘Something To Talk About’.


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The Don Baker & Rob Strong Band – “Brothers in Arms” Don Baker and Rob Strong are celebrating 50 years on the road and are currently recording a new album, a feast of Blues and Soul, entitled “Brothers in Arms” to accompany their major Irish tour.

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The band features one of Italy’s best keyboard players, Salvatore Urbano from Naples and Hugh O’ Neill, one of Ireland’s finest drummers. Don, Rob and the boys guarantee a great night of Rock n’ Roll.

Friday 9th November 8pm €21

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The Real Science of the Circus The Real Science of the Circus is a show like no other. Spectacular juggling and balancing tricks are used together with lots of volunteers help to show how forces work and combine when real circus performers show off their skills. Performed by James Soper, the juggling scientist, teacher, ex-circus performer and Guinness World Record Holding juggler, the show is a spectacular combination of top quality circus skill and science education. Ages 8+



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Tom Elliott Tom Elliott is a new and dynamic comedian and magician who aspires to be different. He is described by Miranda Hart as “Such Fun!” Among plenty of laughs, tricks, silly props and audience participation, he shares his personal story of finding joy and faith.

Date: Saturday 10th November Time: 8pm Price: €19

h is ic e ir us tr m ea th Date: Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 14th November Time: 8pm Price: €16/€13.50

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This unique show enables the whole family to enjoy an evenings entertainment together.

Ealáin na Gaeltachta presents

Aisling? Mórléiriú gradamúil de shaothair nua-choimisiúnaithe ó scoth na n-ealaíontóirí Gaeltachta a thugann an pobal ar thuras machnamhach ealaíne chun scéal na Gaeltachta a chíoradh go taibhsiúil le ceol, filíocht, damhsa agus na fís-ealaíona. This critically acclaimed multi-disciplinary production features specially commissioned work and ensemble performances from 17 of the best Gaeltacht-based Artists – including Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh from Altan, Johnny Óg Connolly, Méabh Ní Bheaglaíoch, Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde, Caoimhín Ó Fearghail, Pól Ó Ceannabháin & Seán Ó Flaithearta.

Phil Coulter: Gold & Silver Days This new show will feature Phil’s personal favourites as he delved into his 50 years of creativity. Few in the music business can boast having chart entries in every decade since the sixties. Even fewer can match the range of Phil’s output – Eurovision winners to folk classics, tender ballads to sporting anthems, Luke Kelly to Elvis Presley! Phil’s career as a songwriter, producer and recording artiste has been recognised over the years with so many gold discs that the theme is totally appropriate.

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“Both Ways” Cabaret “Starring Lara Martins & Paul Tabone – London’s West End opera couple direct from The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre. Two worldclass singers clash trying to live up to each other’s impeccable standards. With their “diva” pride on the line, they steal each other’s songs, costumes and spotlight. Extreme musical virtuosity spans the ridiculous to the sublime as this willing couple swap their keys, strip off the stereotypes, and let their naked talent shine. They definitely sing both ways! Directed by Gavin Mitford.



Mack Fleetwood

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Date: Saturday 17th November Time: 8pm Price: €23

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Sunday 18th November 3pm €12/€40 Family of 4

MACK FLEETWOOD deliver a spellbinding show. Their love of the material and musical prowess shines through in each song.

Goldilocks and The Three Bears Sing-A-Long Goldilocks and the three bears, Ruff The dog! and Mr Bunny, perform live on stage in this exciting and fun filled musical production. The popular tale takes a few twists and turn along the way with other new puppet characters and hopefully a happy ever after. Kids will learn that music can be found everywhere as they sing and dance to all their favourite songs.



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Tuesday 20th & Wednesday 21st November 8pm €22/18

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Sunday 25th November 8pm €25/€21 conc.

Earlybird Offer €20 ends 31st October.



Verdant Productions present

Brothers of the Brush by Jimmy Murphy 25 years after the original production – a new production of the this classic play tells the story of three house painters, making a meagre living, overseen by an arrogant and shifty boss who is running a small business. Underneath the humour and playfullness of the relationships, is a tough world with workers losing faith in old ways, Brothers of the Brush is both entertaining and thought provoking.

University Hospital Waterford Theatre Group presents

A Christmas Carol on Craggy Island U.H.W. Theatre Group are returning with their smash hit comedy by popular demand! When Bishop Brennan calls at The Parochial House on Craggy, a wild party is in progress. The Bishop halts proceedings and reveals that he wants everyone to perform a Christmas play for the parishioners, and, raise money for charity. With Ted’s nemesis Dick Byrne as director everything falls apart on the night. Mayhem is rife and old jealousies surface! With Dougal and Father Jack hilariously stirring the pot everything that can possibly go wrong...does!

Jazzy Jive Rock’n Roll Show Michael Burke is a top class singer, guitarist and showman performing to audiences all over the world. His show is a tribute to the music of the classic rock ’n’ roll era with a dash of jazzy swing and jump blues. Featuring music from artists like Ray Charles, Louis Prima, Stray Cats, Chuck Berry, Bobby Darin and many more-all performed in Michael’s own dynamic style with a full band and brass section. This promises to be a very special night.... so get your glad rags on…and let’s have ourselves a ball... Group bookings available, please contact box office.

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Following the success of eleven previous shows, we had no hesitation in inviting them back. 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 extravaganza, celebrates with a loud and proud fanfare! AND some stunning audio visuals of Abba seminal moments! It’s the perfect way to start your Christmas celebrations! Come along and join the party!

Date: Tuesday 27th November Time: 8pm Price: €22




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Date: Thursday 29th November Time: 8pm Price: €20

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ABBA Forever – The Smash Hit Christmas Show

Strictly the Movies It’s Strictly the Movies and no doubt Oscar winning performances from the dancers representing the Brothers of Charity Services South East and their fabulous partners. The red carpet will be rolled out for all the performers who will not only glitter but truly sparkle. This promises to be a blockbuster of an evening. So stay on the right soundtrack and book your tickets now.

Christmas with Vanessa, Dominic, Dylan and guests An evening with Vanessa Whelan (soprano), Dominic McGorian (tenor), and Dylan Browne (pianist), bringing three of Waterford’s finest talents together to deliver a Christmas show full of old classics, popular tunes, opera and more. The combination of the three is unique, and brings the talent of the City to the forefront. They will be joined by Special Guests on the evening, all combining to make this a very special Christmas show, one the City of Waterford should be very proud of.


Waterford Panto Society presents Cinderella Waterford Panto Society presents the greatest Panto of them all – Cinderella in the Theatre Royal this December. Featuring all the spectacular lighting, costumes and scenery you have come to expect as well as a full live band, up to date pop numbers and guaranteed family fun – this is one show you will not want to miss this Christmas season. Starring all your Panto favourites as well as a host of dancers, singers, junior chorus and some special guest stars – you’ll never know who will pop up in this years Panto. There are special family performances with great deals for families of 4 and more as well as once again an autism-friendly sensory performance on Thursday December 6th at the earlier time of 7pm. Booking for this sensory performance is in person only at the Theatre Royal box office from September 25th. General booking opens September 18th. For more see or find us on Facebook. Waterford Panto Society – making Christmas magic in Waterford since 1985.


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Thursday 6th December – 7pm – Sensory performance Friday 7th December – 8pm – Partial Availability Saturday 8th December– 2.30pm – Partial Availability Saturday 8th December– 8pm Sunday 9th December – 2.30pm – Upper Circle only Wednesday 12th December – 8pm – Family Show* General Booking Thursday 13th December – 8pm opens Tuesday 18th th Friday 14 December – 8pm September at 10am. Sunday 16th December – 2.30pm Wednesday 19th December – 8pm – Family Show* Booking Sensory Thursday 20th December – 8pm performance opens Friday 21st December – 8pm 25th September, Saturday 22nd December – 2.30pm & 8pm must be booked in Thursday 27th December – 2.30pm – Upper Circle only person in the Friday 28th December – 8pm – Partial Availability box office – Saturday 29th December – 8pm – Family Show* Limited Availability Sunday 30th December – 2.30pm €19.50 Stalls & Dress Circle/€16.00 Upper Circle *Family shows: €65 Family of 4 (Stalls & Dress Circle)/€50 Family of 4 (Upper Circle)



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Paula Lambert Puppet Theatre presents

The 40th Anniversary Tour –

Bosco’s Garden & Snow White Bosco is Bosco, not a boy, not a girl, just a Bosco: a cheeky, lovely, funny, slightly-cracked, irrepressible, eternal fiveyear-old who lives in a box and who loves nothing more than to just be Bosco and meet all the boys and girls. After starring on Irish TV for three decades, you’ll see why Bosco remains a firm favourite for each new generation. Enjoy the story of Snow White through this completely interactive live experience. “Slapstick Silly and utterly Spectacular from Start to finish” Irish examiner


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Christmas Crooners – “Baby it’s Cold Outside” “Baby it’s Cold Outside” Show by The Christmas Crooners is jam packed with festive favourites including the Christmas hits of Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and Ol’ Blue Eyes himself- Frank Sinatra.

Date: Tuesday 11th December Time: 8pm Price: €22

With a fantastic cast of West-End Singers and backed by the Superb and Talented Swing Band, The Jazz All Stars.

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Christmas with Val Doonican

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Val Doonican was the most relaxed man on television! He smiled out at us with his lop-sided grin, his colourful patterned jumpers and that warm, chocolate voice. Top off your Christmas festivities with Linda Kenny, Damian Smith, Ryan Morgan, MC Alf McCarthy, and our Songbook Band (MD Alan Carney) as we pay tribute to the Waterford icon who dominated the BBC Television airwaves for 21 years and topped the charts with hits like Walk Tall. Written and directed by Cathal MacCabe.



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10th Anniversary Gala Concert Join violin sensation Vladimir for the 10th anniversary GALA concert with his musical family and special guest stars. Hear the music by Strauss Family, Franz Lehar and Christmas songs and Carols you know and love.

Date: Time: Price:

Tuesday 18th December 8pm €35 / €32 conc. Stalls, Dress Circle & Upper Circle (Rows A – C) €25 Upper Circle (Rows D – E)

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Foster & Allen

The Fureys

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Saturday 5th January 2019

Friday 18th January 2019

Saturday 19th January 2019

Friday 22nd February 2019


Waterford Musical Sociey –

Trilogy by Pat Kinevane

South Pacific

4th , 5th, 6th April 2019

Tue 30th – Sat 4th May 2019


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Royal Moscow Ballet Saturday 23rd February 2019

Christy Moore

Fri 7th & Sat 8th June 2019

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Autumn Season Brochure 2018  

The Theatre Royal Autumn Season Brochure 2018: Theatre, music, comedy and family events – something to suit all tastes.

Autumn Season Brochure 2018  

The Theatre Royal Autumn Season Brochure 2018: Theatre, music, comedy and family events – something to suit all tastes.