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Spring Season Brochure January to June 2017


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: In person: Online:

051 874 402 Payment is accepted by cash, cheque, laser, debit or credit card. You can book your tickets online 24 hours a day at www.theatreroyal.ie –  you can also select your seat from an interactive map.

BOX OFFICE OPENING HOURS: Tuesday to Friday: 10am – 4pm (10am – 8pm on performance days) S  aturday: 12pm – 4pm (to 8pm on performance days) Sundays and 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. 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. WIT students are entitled to a special WIT price on selected 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 a 10% discount on selected shows.

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. REFUNDS AND EXCHANGES We regret that tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase except in the event of a cancellation by the venue or producers. Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance. 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. The bar will be closed during the performance and patrons may not return until the interval. You can pre-order your interval drink before the show which will be ready for collection in the vestibule at the interval. THEATRE ROYAL CAFE Open all week for homemade treats and the finest view on The Mall.

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Educating Rita ....................................................p14 The Nualas...........................................................p23 Rebecca O’Connor – Simply The Best.......... p24

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This Lime Tree Bower.........................................p11 The Successful TD.............................................. p12 Educating Rita ....................................................p14 Bag For Life..........................................................p22

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Theatre Royal is the best place for acoustics and there’s so much music to choose from... Jack L.......................................................................p5 The High Kings......................................................p5 Frances Black & Kieran Goss...........................p10 “The Man in Black”..............................................p11

Johnny Mc Evoy p12

David Flynn...........................................................p11 Johnny McEvoy................................................... p12 Gala Spring Concert.......................................... p12 Declan O’Rourke................................................p14 Mick Flannery......................................................p16 Flash Harry..........................................................p16 Walking Back to Happiness............................p19 The Butterfly Band.............................................p14 Ré featuring Liam Ó Maonlaí......................... p20 The Music of Joni Mitchell............................... p20 The Magic of the Beatles..................................p25

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Friday 20th January 8pm €18/€16 conc

David O’Doherty: Big Time David O’Doherty – the Aldi Bublé, the Ryanair Enya – is delighted to present an evening of brand new jokes and songs. David has spent the summer on tour in America with Flight of the Conchords, performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and this is the Irish debut of his new show. David has appeared on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and his new book for children, Danger is Everywhere: School of Danger, was launched in September.

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Jack L Our National Treasure, the great Jack L, returns to the Theatre Royal, for another knock-out show on Saturday 21st January. This will be Jack’s 5th year in a row to play at this time of year and we are really looking forward to having him back.

Date: Saturday 21st January Time: 8pm Price: €22/€20

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The High Kings Multi-Platinum artists, The High Kings, return to the Theatre Royal after selling out hundreds of shows in Ireland and the US, as well as numerous television appearances. They are set to showcase their incredible versatility and skills as multiinstrumentalists, playing 13 instruments between the four of them, bringing a rousing acoustic flavour to brand new songs as well as some old favourites.

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Neil Delamere – Handstand Following sold out shows last year, the master of mirth is back with his own unique brand of irreverent humour. 2016 was another busy year for the perennially popular star of the Blame Game, which celebrates its 10th birthday on TV this year. With that, a science comedy series for RTE2 and his radio show on Today FM under his belt, now he is back to where it all started, talking to strangers in rooms for money!

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Tuesday 7th February 11am school performance €7 per student, teachers free, suitable for ages 4 – 12

16 strings, 8 dancing feet and 4 voices with 1 aim, to make classical music wickedly funny and fantastically exhilarating. Graffiti Classics bursts the elitist boundaries of the traditional String Quartet with its hilarious all-singing, all-dancing musical comedy cabaret show. It’s a classical concert, a gypsy-folk romp, an opera, a stand-up comedy set and a brilliant dance show all rolled into one! From Beethoven to Bluegrass, Baroque to Pop, Mozart or Offenbach to Elvis there really is something for everyone and Graffiti Classics never fails to get audiences laughing, clapping and singing along. Kids and adults alike love the uplifting and virtuosic variety of musical styles, all tied together with cheeky audience interaction.

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The popular star of TV’s Street Psychic, Psychic Private Eyes and Psychic Academy, Tony Stockwell demonstrates his belief that those who have passed, can communicate with their loved ones, all delivered with emotion, sensitivity and empathy. Remarkably compelling, amazingly detailed and always humorous. We hope that nobody can fail to come away untouched by the experience.

Date: Thursday 9th February Time: 8pm Price: €26

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An Evening of Mediumship with TV Psychic Tony Stockwell

Friday 10th February 8pm €20

A Night for Pieta This fundraising night for the newly opened Pieta House in Waterford will feature a host of Waterford talent including David Flynn, Glenn Murphy, Richie Hayes, Vicki Graham, as well as the talents from David Hennessys Stage School and Waterford Choir Intonations plus many more. The night will be hosted by WLRfm’s Mary O’Neil. The newly opened Pieta House in Waterford provides help to people in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm. The fully qualified and professional staff provide a free service to clients and 90% of their income comes from fundraising events such as this.

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Fresh from the success of his award-winning show, Selfie (‘Dangerously funny.’ - onstageblog.com, New York) Pat Shortt returns with a brand new show called How’s Tings? In a night of music and mayhem, Ireland’s most popular comedian explores all sorts of tings. Big tings and little tings. Personal tings and tings that are not so personal. Important international tings and tings that only affect the parish. In Shortt, it’s a funny show about tings.


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The Lambert Puppet Theatre is now widely recognised as the premier touring puppet theatre company in Ireland. Hansel and Gretel is a beautifully produced show with large puppets, colourful sets and exquisite lighting. Paula Lambert was the voice of Bosco on TV for seventeen years and indeed Bosco is still a firm favourite with younger children and will make a nostalgic appearance in the opening part of the show. Suitable for ages up to 10 years.

Sunday 12th February 3pm Family of 4 €40/€12 Duration 60 min.

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Lambert Puppet Theatre Presents Hansel & Gretel featuring Bosco

Brendan Grace It’s a funny old world when seen through the eyes of Brendan Grace. The sanctimonious priest who knows more than he’s telling, the father of the bride making a speech at his daughter’s wedding, and then there’s the schoolboy with the unspeakable personal habits and a fine line in sympathy pleas. Brendan Grace is all of these and more. Brendan’s material owes more to the best of the traditional stand-up-comics than it does to modern alternative humour and his show is very much a show for all the family.

Frances Black & Kieran Goss: The Reunion It’s been over 20 years since Frances Black and Kieran Goss last toured together. In the intervening years both artists have enjoyed huge international success in their respective solo careers, but it was the inspired pairing of these unique talents as a duo in the early ’90s that first caught the imagination of the Irish public. Now for the first time in Waterford they reunite for this special show.


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“The Man in Black” The No. 1 Johnny Cash Show Across the USA! Direct from the U.S.A. The No. 1 Johnny Cash Tribute show featuring Terry Lee Goffee and his band, is one show you won’t want to miss. Terry sings like Johnny, he looks like Johnny and he performs just like the great man, with energy, charisma and vitality! He is, without doubt, the top Johnny Cash Tribute Artist in the US, and performs to packed houses and great acclaim.

Saturday 18th February 8pm €25

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This Lime Tree Bower Conor McPhersons’ award winning play, This Lime Tree Bower  is a poignant and funny tale told through three interlinking monologues from the author of The Weir. The play follows three young men from a small seaside town who tell of their inextricably linked lives and the eventful week which was to change things for good.

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‘A show about optimism and hope … brilliantly delivered, cast and observed … heartfelt and genuinely humorous’ – RTE Radio 1

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David Flynn After a sell-out show last year, Waterford’s own David Flynn makes a welcome return. Delivering his songs with passion and heartfelt emotion, David along with his live band and special guests, will take you on a musical journey singing some of our best loved songs. If you missed him last time, you definitely won’t want to miss him again!

Date: Friday 24th February Time: 8pm Price: €20

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Johnny McEvoy has been one of the most enduring and talented singer/songwriters in these islands over the past 50 years. His concert performance is second to none with his songs beautifully delivered in truly artistic fashion and story telling of the finest order. This nostalgic evening of ‘Song and Story’ features all of Johnny’s many hit songs plus some from his new album. His songs are haunting, evocative and beautifully presented with many in the folk and ballad style.

Saturday 25th February 8pm €28.50

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The Successful TD Back by popular demand, this play, which is based on the writings of John B Keane, is as apt and as poignant in today’s political world as it was when it was written. Adapted by and starring Jon Kenny and Mary McEvoy The Successful TD follows the story of Tull McAdoo as he seeks re-election to the Dail in the October elections. Tull has roped in the help of his daughter Kate, while his wife nurses her various ailments in bed in Lisdoonvarna, and his arch enemy Flannery tries to scupper his plans. Directed by Michael Scott.

Date: Wednesday 1st March Time: 8pm Price: €23

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Gala Spring Concert

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Friday 3rd March 8pm Stalls/Dress Circle: €20.00 Upper Circle: €18.00

Don’t miss this nostalgic musical journey through the theatre greats, to contemporary and traditional ballads, along with some surprises along the way. From Carousel to Evita, Dame Vera Lynn to The Beatles, all in aid of the wonderful St Patricks Hospital. A line up of soloists who have graced the stages from The National Concert Hall, Dublin to Radio City and Carnegie Hall, NYC, will be joined by very special guests, Waterford’s own Barrack Street Concert Band. This is a concert not to be missed!


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Des Bishop – One Day You’ll

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Des is old enough now to know that when his Mom used her favourite expression, “one day you will understand”, that she was often correct. However, sometimes she was just hiding from having to explain the complexities of life. What a great metaphor for the confusing world we live in; from Trump to Isis, Facebook feeds to conspiracy theories and the ever-confusing battle of the sexes. Through laughter, Des attempts to make sense of the world today and life in general. Date: Saturday 4th March Time: 8pm Price: €25


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Educating Rita A wise-cracking, no-nonsense hairdresser from the working-class streets of Belfast, Rita is tired of her job, her prospects, her husband, her life. She wants to be the sort of woman who knows the difference between Shaw’s Bridge and George Bernard Shaw, and so enrolls in an Open Learning course in English Literature where she meets her tutor Frank – a lecturer from North Down who teaches at Queen’s University – and begins her journey of self-discovery.

Early Bird: Earlybird Offer €19 ends February 14th

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The Butterfly Band

Date: Friday 10th & Saturday 11th March Time: 8pm Price: €22.50

Due to rave reviews and popular demand, The Butterfly Band return to the Theatre Royal for two nights following their sold out show in August. That special night received such a rapturous response that the band have decided to return for the many people that missed it. With over twenty musicians performing a mix of old Butterfly Band favourites and the entire ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’, the show is a real treat for music lovers. The atmosphere promises to be electric with a stunning light show, captivating visuals and theatrics.

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Declan O’Rourke

Date: Saturday 18th March Time: 8pm Price: €22.00

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Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Declan O’ Rourke returns to the Theatre Royal stage following the release of his brand new album In Full Colour, featuring the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. The album includes re-worked and reimagined material from over a decade’s worth of music across Declan’s career, along with some brand new tracks including the acclaimed ‘Children Of 16’. A consummate and versatile performer, his songs mesmerize, whether performed solo, with a band, a string quartet, or full concert orchestra.


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Discover the life, love and poetry of an oft-forgotten Irish hero in a new play by Stewart Parker Awardwinning playwright, Gerard Humphreys. Redmond has made the call for Irish Volunteers to fight with Britain in Europe and to go “wherever the fighting line extends”, leading to staunch opposition from other Volunteers. A split in the ranks is forming. Touching upon themes of class, war and nationalism, Ledwidge presents its subject in the context of his art and politics, bringing to life the adventurous spirit of Ireland’s greatest war poet.

Wednesday 22nd March 8pm €18/€16

Dave at Large

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Friday 24th March 8pm €19/€17

Dave At Large, from the company that brought you the hit comedy In Search of Mr B, touches on aspects of Dave Allens life but reinvents his comedy routines about politics, sex, religion and family for a modern audience. Three actors play Dave as different aspects of his life and humour take centre stage with Bryan Murray (Fair City, Brookside, Bread and Irish RM) playing the older Dave Allen.

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Foil Arms & Hog

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Foil Arms and Hog are Ireland’s top comedy sketch group. Called ‘Pure Brilliant’ by Tommy Tiernan, the group have over four million hits on YouTube and have sold out five shows at Dublin’s Vicar Street. With regular sketches on RTE, viral comedy hits like ‘How to Speak Dublin’ and over 70,000 online followers, Foil Arms and Hog have established themselves amongst the new breed of Irish comedy stars.

Early Bird: Earlybird Offer €17/€14 ends March 1st

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Mick Flannery

c One of Ireland’s most exciting and innovative songwriters Mick Flannery returns to the stage following the release of his new album I Own You, his first album in two years. Following the release of his #1 album By The Rule in 2014, Mick took a short break and began writing again in 2015. Basing himself between the counties of Cork & Clare, Mick was moved & motivated by current events around the world, which inspired many of the songs including the title track.

Date: Thursday 30th March Time: 8pm Price: €25

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Rubberbandits The Rubberbandits are an award winning theatre act who use a mixture of music, performance, video and social media to deliver ideas into people’s heads. Distinctive for the plastic bag masks they always wear, musical duo Blindboy Boat Club and Mr. Chrome started their career at the turn of the new millennium as prank phone callers in their native Limerick, and moved into comedy hiphop a few years later. Their debut single ‘Horse Outside’, became a viral internet hit with more than 14.5 million Youtube views.

Flash Harry’s 25th Anniversary Tour It’s hard to believe that Flash Harry have been performing Queen’s music for 25 years! This year the band will celebrate a quarter of a century paying tribute to one of the most outstanding bands in musical history, Queen. A show of one hit after another from their first single ‘Keep Yourself Alive’ to Freddie’s poignant last appearance on ‘These are the days of Our Lives’. Early Bird: Earlybird Offer €19 ends March 9th

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Acis & Galatea Featuring the Irish Baroque Orchestra Written in 1717, one of Handel’s most treasured works, Acis and Galatea, is a high point of the baroque repertoire. With renowned baroque specialist Peter Whelan as Music Director, Acis and Galatea is accompanied by the dazzling Irish Baroque Orchestra and features tenor Eamonn Mulhall and soprano Susanna Fairbairn as the thwarted lovers, with bass baritone Edward Grint as Polyphemus and tenor Andrew Gavin as Damon.

Monday 3rd April 8pm €31/€28 conc

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Solas Dance For Life

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Walking Back to Happiness

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Walking Back To Happiness was first released  in 1961 and went  on to become a no 1 hit for Helen Shapiro. This show looks back with great fondness and love, care and devotion, to this and other memorable hits from the 60s and 70s and beyond. You will want to sing along and stomp your feet and clap your hands in time with some great tunes like, “I Only Want To Be With You”, “These Boots are Made For Walking”, “Puppet On a String”, “River Deep Mountain High” to the Disco versions of “Locomotion” and “Singing In The Rain”.

Saturday 8th April 8pm €20/€18 conc

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South Eastern Theatre Group presents

Bugsy Malone South Eastern Theatre Group, the company that brought you the smash hits Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Phantom Of The Opera and most recently the amazing Starlight Express are delighted to return to the Theatre Royal with the classic Bugsy Malone, directed by David Hennessey. With wonderful songs and sassy characters including Fat Sam, Blousey Brown and Bugsy himself this is a fantastic show for the whole family. Choreographed by Michelle Condon, with Musical Direction by Chris O’ Sullivan, another rip-roaring production is guaranteed.

Date: Wednesday 12 – Saturday 15th & Matinee Saturday 15th Time: 7.30pm & 2.30pm Price: Stalls & Dress Circle: €19.50 Upper Circle: €16.00 Stalls & Dress Circle: Family of 4 – Sat 15th 2.30pm: €65.00 Upper Circle Family of 4 Sat 15th 2:30pm: €50.00 th

The team of the Theatre Royal look forward to the return of South Eastern Theatre Group. This is a must see for the Easter Holiday time!

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Join Liam Ó Maonlaí and his all-star band as they perform their first national tour featuring some of Ireland’s most innovative and decorated musicians. Ré (pronounced ‘ray’ and meaning ‘moon’ or ‘era’ in Irish) will see a collection of talent on stage including; Maitiú Ó Casaide (pipe), Cormac Begley (concertina), Eithne Ní Chatháin (singer, fiddle), and Peter O’Toole (songwriting, accompanist).

Date: Sunday 16th April Time: 8pm Price: €21

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Shadows & Light – The Music of Joni Mitchell Shadows and Light are captivating audiences with their intimate show on the iconic singer – songwriter Joni Mitchell. Their stunning interpretations of her music are played by vocalist Maura Vambeck, Dave Mulligan on guitar and Paul Enright on keyboard. The show features songs from the huge Joni repertoire, including classics from the landmark Blue album.

Thursday 20th April 8pm €21/€19 conc

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Semifinals: 21st & 22nd April, Finals: Thursday 27th April 8pm €20/Children under 12 €10

Waterfords Got Talent Take part in Waterford’s Got Talent this April and help raise vital funds and awareness for Focus Ireland and help challenge homelessness and change lives! All talents are welcome! From singing to hula hooping to dance and dog training give it a whirl and let a panel of celebrity judges and the audience decide who’s got the most talent! The competition is free to enter and the wining act will walk away with a cash prize of €1000! Applicants are invited to register by emailing Margaret Coleman at waterfordsgottalent@ focusireland.ie no later than the 13th of March.


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Bag for Life Karen is mid-thirties, married with a young child. Karen has just bumped into a man in Tescos who shot her brother in the face 30 years earlier. What does she do? What would you do? Award winning novelist and screenwriter Colin Bateman’s powerful and captivating second stage play asks the question, can forgiveness overcome the want for revenge in 21st century Northern Ireland? “A raw, powerful and no-holds-barred journey through the deepest, darkest emotions we all have ... Bag for Life will stir the darkest recesses of the Northern Irish soul” Irish News

Friday 28th April 8pm €18/€16 conc

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The Man of La Mancha Man of La Mancha is a 1964 musical with a book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, and music by Mitch Leigh. It is adapted from Wasserman’s non-musical 1959 teleplay I, Don Quixote, which was in turn inspired by Miguel de Cervantes and his seventeenth-century masterpiece Don Quixote. Set in the context of the Spanish Inquisition, Man of La Mancha is presented as a play-within-a-play. We encounter historical author Miguel de Cervantes in prison, awaiting trial by the Inquisition. When his fellow prisoners try to take Cervantes’ belongings from him, including his manuscript, Cervantes proposes a trial in which he proves the merit of the manuscript through a re-enactment, enlisting his fellow prisoners as characters in his play.

Date: Monday 1st May – Saturday 6th May Time: 8pm Price: Tickets will go on sale March 1st

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Together, they tell the story of the aged Alonso Quijana who believes himself to be a knight errant, names himself Don Quixote, and pursues an obsessive quest to attain an impossible dream. Against all odds, Quixote and his trusty squire Sancho Panza take to the road in a quest to chivalry, and seek out the good and innocent in a world filled with darkness and despair. Man of La Mancha features such stirring songs as “Dulcinea” and The Quest more commonly known as “The Impossible Dream”.


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The Nualas – All Spanxed Up! The sequins are out, the hurty shoes are on, the hair is coiffed to within an inch of its life, and the liposuction didn’t work, but who cares! They’ve got spanx! Welcome to an evening of scintillating new songs, spleen-rupturingly hilarious new chat, and a stunningly bendy repertoire of new moves, despite the fact that they’ve lost all feeling from the waist down (the spanx). This fabulous new extravaganza from The Nualas will leave your ankles swollen with laughter, your ear drums throbbing in sheer musical ecstasy and your eyeballs bulging out of their sockets in disbelief as The Nualas knock it out of the entertainment park yet again (in spanx). The Nualas are All Spanxed UP!

Thursday 12th May 8pm €20/€18 conc Early Bird: Earlybird Offer €18/€16 ends April 18th


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Based on the book The Faerie Thorn and Other Stories by Jane Talbot, The Faerie Thorn will recreate Talbot’s dark, imaginative and bewitching tales, propelling the audience into a world of devilish debts, trysts and trades, broken bargains and unjust trials; of magic, quick-wittedness, hoodwinking and revenge. Over the past thirty years, Big Telly have carved a reputation as bold, risk-taking theatre makers, and The Faerie Thorn production will be a vibrant, contemporary, physical theatre, incorporating masks, movement and illusion.

Thursday 25th May 8pm €18/€16 conc

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Friday 26th May 8pm €28/€25 conc

Rebecca O’Connor – Simply The Best Rebecca O’Connor will return to the Theatre Royal with an encore performance following her phenomenally successful Simply the Best tour across Ireland in 2016. Irelands own International success story, Rebecca O’Connor brings her performance of Tina Turner to life and has been wowing audiences the world over with her sell-out show. Be prepared to stand in your seats as Rebecca delivers her flawless rendition of Tina Turner’s greatest hits including, “Nutbush City Limits”, “Proud Mary”, “Private Dancer”, “Better Be Good to Me” and of course her anthem, “Simply the Best”.

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PJ Gallagher is an Irish stand-up comedian, perhaps better known for his television show Naked Camera. His various characters in the programme include a mentally unstable taxi driver, ladies man Jake Stevens and a ‘’Dirty Auld One’’. For ages 16+

Date: Saturday 27th May Time: 8pm Price: €21

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The Magic of the Beatles

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Yesterday with The Magic of the Beatles celebrates the most exciting time in pop music history live and in concert. . .

Thursday 1st June 8pm €22/€20 conc

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Congratulations from Tom Murran and all the team. We are delighted to be associated with the Theatre Royal and wish them every success.

Wyse House, Adelphi Quay, Waterford. | T: 051 874 909 | F: 051 879 194 | DX: 44036 Waterford | W: www.poc.ie Principal: Thomas Murran BCL, LLM Solicitors: Claire Ryan BCL, LLM, LCOI | Orm Kenny BA, MBA | Paul Murran BA(Int) Consultant: Marie Dennehy BCL Dublin Office: 24-26 Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin 7.


THEATRE TEAM ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Ben Barnes COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR: Nora Widger MANAGER: Mary Boland ADMINISTRATOR: Kelly Power ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR: Michelle Ivory ACCOUNTS TECHNICIAN: Sharon Sutton MARKETING EXECUTIVE: Sheila Quinn MARKETING ASSISTANTS: Jonathan Walsh Rebekka Tomal BOX OFFICE SUPERVISOR:

Anouschka Detournay

BOX OFFICE TEAM: Deirdre Jordan Gerard Howard Ultan Hayden Michelle Ivory TECHNICAL MANAGER: Dermot Quinn TECHNICAL TEAM: Paul McDonald Frank Sarsfield Sean O’ Sullivan Michael Smullen FRONT OF HOUSE SUPERVISOR: Dennis Murphy FRONT OF HOUSE TEAM: Anthony Mahon Helena Walsh Jamie Power Tia Quinn Annette Cusack Sarah Honan Fergal Sandison Molly Sutton Carole Wall Daniel Coady Elizabeth Mc Grath Michelle Ivory Natalie Martin Stephanie Furlong Patsy Meade BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Anne Marie Caulfield Paul Nolan Orm Kenny Bill Halley Cllr John Cummins Ann Power Mai Walsh Cllr Jason Murphy

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Theatre Royal greatly appreciates and wishes to thank the following businesses and individuals for choosing to support our recently re-vitalised 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.

Druids Wine Bar & Restaurant

Donal & Clare Brazil Ronan Brazil Thomas & Cait Caulfield Eva Counihan Marie Dennehy Keiran Dwyer Tom O’Brien

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Monica Leech Barry Monaghan Redmond O Donoghue Constance Sheridan Stephanie Taheny Nora & Jack Widger


CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF EVENTS

FRIDAY 20TH JANUARY David O’Doherty: Big Time SATURDAY 21ST JANUARY Jack L THURSDAY 26TH JANUARY The High Kings SATURDAY 28TH JANUARY Neil Delamere – Handstand WEDNESDAY 1ST – SATURDAY 4TH FEBRUARY My Real Life TUESDAY 7TH FEBRUARY Graffiti Classics THURSDAY 9TH FEBRUARY An Evening of Mediumship with TV Psychic Tony Stockwell FRIDAY 10TH FEBRUARY A Night for Pieta SATURDAY 11TH FEBRUARY Pat Shortt – How’s Tings TH SUNDAY 12 FEBRUARY Lampert Puppet Theatre Presents Hansel & Gretel THURSDAY 16TH FEBRUARY Brendan Grace FRIDAY 17TH FEBRUARY Frances Black & Kieran Goss: The Reunion SATURDAY 18TH FEBRUARY “The Man in Black” The No. 1 Johnny Cash Show Across the USA! THURSDAY 23RD FEBRUARY This Lime Tree Bower FRIDAY 24TH FEBRUARY David Flynn SATURDAY 25TH FEBRUARY Johnny McEvoy WEDNESDAY 1ST MARCH The Successful TD FRIDAY 3RD MARCH Gala Spring Concert SATURDAY 4TH MARCH Des Bishop TH WEDNESDAY 8 MARCH & THURSDAY 9TH MARCH Educating Rita FRIDAY 10TH & SATURDAY 11TH Butterfly Band SATURDAY 18TH MARCH Declan O’Rourke WEDNESDAY 22ND MARCH Francis Ledwidge FRIDAY 24TH MARCH Dave at Large SATURDAY 25TH MARCH Foil Arms & Hog THURSDAY 30TH MARCH Mick Flannery FRIDAY 31ST MARCH Rubberbandits SATURDAY 1ST APRIL Flash Harry’s 25th Anniversary Tour MONDAY 3RD APRIL Acis & Galatea Featuring the Irish Baroque Orchestra THURSDAY 6TH & FRIDAY 7TH Solas Dance For Life SATURDAY 8TH APRIL Walking Back to Happiness WEDNESDAY 12TH – SATURDAY 15TH APRIL Bugsy Malone SUNDAY 16TH APRIL Ré featuring Liam Ó Maonlaí THURSDAY 20TH APRIL Shadows & Light – The Music of Joni Mitchell 21ST, 22ND & 27TH APRIL Waterfords Got Talent FRIDAY 28TH APRIL Bag for Life ST MONDAY 1 MAY – SATURDAY 6TH MAY The Man of La Mancha THURSDAY 12TH MAY The Nualas – All Spanxed up! THURSDAY 25TH MAY Big Telly Theatre Company presents Faerie Thorn FRIDAY 26TH MAY Rebecca O’Connor – Simply the Best SATURDAY 27TH MAY PJ Gallagher THURSDAY 1ST JUNE The Magic of the Beatles

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