BOOKINGS 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: Payment is accepted by cash, cheque, laser, debit or credit card. ONLINE: 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 Monday to Friday: 10am – 4pm (10am – 8pm on performance days) Saturday: 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. 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 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.
EXCHANGE AND REFUNDS The Theatre Royal can issue refunds to customers, please contact Box Office for assistance.
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 (Unless the event is advertised as a session). You can also pre-order your interval drink before the show which will be ready for collection in the vestibule at the interval.
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. Being involved in our Friends Scheme enables you to support that cultural development while enjoying the benefits associated.
Ronan Brazil Frank & Adrienne Dolphin Marianne Keating Monica Leech
Donal & Clare Brazil John & Phyllis Caulfield Thomas & Cait Caulfield Eva Counihan Nora & Jack Widger
Tom Oâ€™Brien Redmond Oâ€™Donoghue Constance Sheridan Stephanie Taheny
THEATRE ROYAL FRIENDS
WED 2ND – SAT 5TH
WATERFORD MUSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS FIDDLER ON THE ROOF – 8PM
WATERFORD MUSICAL SOCIETY presents
Roof This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)
MAY 2ND - 5TH 2018 THEATRE ROYAL WATERFORD BOOKING OPENS 1st DECEMBER 2017
TICKETS: €21 including booking fee
ALBERT LEE & HIS ELECTRIC BAND – 8PM
STRICTLY COME DANCING 8PM
CAT (THE PLAY) 8PM
JOHN IN HEELS 8PM
VLADIMIR & ANTON 8PM
DUBLIN CITY RAMBLERS 8PM
SCIENCE MAGIC 3PM
MON 21ST – THUR 24TH
WAMA VARIETY SHOW 8PM
SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL 8PM
WATERFORD BALLET ACADEMY BALLET 8PM
CENTRE STAGE SCHOOL OF BALLET BALLET & PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS THE TALE OF THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME 8PM
EVENTS AT A GLANCE
NO SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE
LAMBERT PUPPET THEATRE
EVA CASSIDY STORY
BOB DYLAN TRIBUTE FESTIVAL
THEATREBOX VARIETY SHOW
SUN 17TH – WED 20TH THEATREBOX PRESENTS OLIVER
THUR 28TH – SAT 30TH BLACKBIRD
MON 2ND – FRI 6TH
DRAMA IN THE CLASSROOM
THUR 12TH – SAT 14TH THE GOOD THIEF
SAT 14TH & SUN 15TH
SPOKEN WORD P 17
ONE MAN SHOE
WED 25TH – FRI 27TH
WED 8TH–SAT 11TH
LITTLE RED KETTLE
THUR 16TH & FRI 17TH NATHAN CARTER
FRI 24 & SAT 25
EVENTS AT A GLANCE
Date: Fri 1st June Time: 8pm Price: €28/€25 conc
Y A L Date: Sat 2nd June Time: 8pm Price: €18/€16
REBECCA O’CONNOR AS
SIMPLY THE BEST Back by popular demand this ‘must see’ show will have you standing in your seats as Rebecca delivers her flawless rendition of Tina Turners’s greatest hits. The words of TINA TURNER herself says it all. “Rebecca is so good, it’s scary”…This show is perfectly summed up by living legend Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac. “Rebecca is way beyond a tribute act... she is an amazing singer and performer in her own right, I was mesmerized, a night you’ll never forget.”
NO SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE A comic drama by Paddy Murray, full of sharp Dublin wit, the story of Larry, the cash, the camper van and the deceased husband. Starring acclaimed actress, Mary Murray (Love/Hate). ‘If ever there was an actor you wanted to see more of, it’s Mary Murray. On stage she has always had a magnetic focus, a presence somewhere between no-nonsense control and a shiver of vulnerability... An actor of tremendous physical versatility and wit’. Irish Times
LAMBERT PUPPET THEATRE
HANSEL AND GRETEL Girls and boys Bosco is back, Bosco is Bosco, not a boy, not a girl, just a Bosco; a cheeky, lovely, funny, slightly-cracked, irrepressible, eternal five-year-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 Hansel and Gretel through this completely interactive live experience.
Date: Tue 5th June Time: 9.30 & 11.30am Price: €9 Booking through Box Office only
DOLMEN PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS
Y A L
BY GER GALLAGHER
Date: Fri 8th June Time: 8pm Price: €19/€17
Date: Sat 9th June Time: 8pm Price: €21/€19 Earlybird offer €19/€17 conc. ends 19th May
Set in the Easi-Slim diet club, Pam and the motherly Breda, both attend the weekly clinic for the weigh-in and strike up an unlikely friendship. Pam has reached her target and has only signed up to maintain, and brag about the four stone she’s lost. Breda can’t manage to win the battle of the bulge until Pam comes along to power-walk her into shape. However, when Pam’s mask begins to slip, Breda is reminded that things aren’t always as they appear.
EVA CASSIDY: THE STORY A portrayal of the life of Eva Cassidy through video, voice and song. Elsa Jean McTaggart presents a tribute to her all-time favourite artist Eva Cassidy. With voice and guitar, she brings alive the essence of Eva as she relates the songs to the beautiful and yet tragic story of one of the world’s most iconic voices, which was not brought to light until two years after her untimely death at 33.
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IC S U Date: Thur 14th June Time: 8pm Price: â‚Ź18
BOB DYLAN TRIBUTE FESTIVAL For all our Bob Dylan fans: Join us for a memorable evening honouring a legendary artist. The songs of Bob Dylan are celebrated here Americana style featuring an international cast of touring musicians from the USA, Ireland and the UK. The material spans the music of Dylanâ€™s career in a fun, original approach by a full electric band complimented with Irish fiddle and more.
VARIETY SHOW &
OLIVER THE MUSICAL
The students of Theatre Box Studios are back in the Theatre Royal this Summer, this time with the muchloved musical Oliver plus a special Variety Show showcasing dance and singing. The Variety Show is a showcase of all the different genres of dance classes that take place in the stage school, namely ballet, tap, contemporary and intensive. Vocal students of Theatre Box’s Conor Lyons will also be performing at this family oriented event. Oliver, the well-known Dickens tale of a workhouse boy who runs away from his orphanage, will be performed by children who attend the Dance and Drama classes at Theatre Box.
VARIETY SHOW Date: Fri 15th June Time: 7pm Price: €12 Adults €10 under 12s € 40 Family of 4 OLIVER THE MUSICAL Date: Sun 17th – Wed 20th June Time: 7pm Price: €15 Adults €12 under 12s € 49 Family of 4
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Date: Fri 22nd June Time: 8pm Price: â‚Ź26
RUBBERBANDITS LOOT ROOSTERS We are delightes to welcome the Rubberbandits back for another night but this time with brand new songs and bizarre comedy. Fresh from a sell out run in Londonâ€™s Soho Theatre, the Rubberbandits bring their new show Loot Roosters to Waterford.. We recommend to get your tickets fast!
BY DAVID HARROWER Fifteen years ago, Una and Ray’s relationship had a profound and devastating effect on both their lives. They haven’t set eyes on each other since. Now in a tense confrontation the past returns to torment them as they unravel their deeply conflicted feelings for each other. Revelations and recriminations fly in this lacerating and controversial story of betrayal, abandonment and lust. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Play, Blackbird is a complex portrayal of two people whose damaged lives are inextricably intertwined. Starring Anthony Brophy (The Tudors) and Toni O’Rourke (Cardboard Gangsters) Directed by Ben Barnes
Date: Thur 28th – Sat 30th June Time: 8pm Price: €19/€17 conc Earlybird offer €17/€15 conc ends 7th June.
Produced Ground Floor Theatre Company in association with Theatre Royal Productions and Central Arts. Funded by Waterford City and County Council.
DRAMA IN THE
Drama in the Classroom, Hints & Tips for Teachers. Liam Meagher and Vivienne Coughlan will guide participants through a wide variety of drama exercises and methods and will provide teachers with supporting hints and tips to enable them to develop and have fun with drama activity in the classroom. Book you place on: wtc.ie/cpd-courses/summer-courses
BRENDAN GRACE The greatest family comedian of our generation proudly presents his latest show featuring the best and most requested pieces from his vast repertoire. Apart from his obvious ‘star quality’ in all aspects of his performance Brendan’s drawing power is enormous and the ‘House Full’ sign is the norm rather than the exception at his concerts.
Date: Mon 2nd – Fri 6th July Time: 9am – 2.30pm Price: €50
Date: Sat 7th July Time: 8pm Price: €31
THE GOOD THIEF
Y A L
BY CONOR MCPHERSON Performed by Michael Power and directed by Liam Butler.
Date: Thur 12th – Sat 14thJuly Time: 8pm Price: €12 Preview Thur €15 Fri & Sat Earlybird offer €10 Preview, €13 Fri / Sat ends 21st June
On a fateful night in Dublin, a gangster’s life takes a transformative turn when a botched job jolts him into a spiral of remorse, renewed conscience, and profound regret. Waterford’s Michael Power returns to the stage to star in Conor McPherson’s award-winning one man show about violence and guilt.
ANNA JORDAN PRESENTS
#MODWORDSFEST18 Saturday 14thJuly 12pm: Modwordsfest launch, Theatre Royal Vestibule
This year’s festival will be opened with a collection of Waterford’s finest writers, such as Modwords, Word weavers, Tramore Writers Group, Spokes, Compass Writer and anyone who has a heart in their chest.
2pm: Short Plays and Skitty Bits
As part of Modwordsfest agus Modfocail come join us for an afternoon of locally written original short plays both in English agus as Gaeilge, some skitty bits, (actual good comedy) and a hit of music. Featuring new work from Pat Daly, Martina Collender, MJ Stokesish, Anna Jordan, Ciara O Connor (as Gaeilge), Mel Lee-Smith, Lynda Gough and many more.
SP O WO KE RD N Date: Sat 14th July, 12 & 2pm Sun15th July, 6pm Price: Free event
Sunday 15th July 6pm: MODWORDSFEST FINALE AUDIENCE ON THE STAGE
Allow the Stalls entertain you! The finest of the Modwords group will draw the curtain on Modwordsfest 2018, in the only way they know how.... Dramatically. WORDS of freedom and change and heartache and absolutely everything will be shouted and hooted and booted throughout the stalls. Come to the Finale of Waterford’s biggest word movement.
LY I M
Date: Sun 15th July Time: 3pm Price: €12 €40 Family of 4
M O C
Y D E
Date: Sat 21st July Time: 8pm Price: €23
ONE MAN SHOE A delightful, dynamic and uplifting show for children and families, performed by Jango Starr, whose unique style of silent physical theatre includes contemporary circus clowning, slapstick comedy, puppetry, juggling and absurd magic. Jango Starr, a bumbling theatre caretaker, is thrust into the limelight when the headline act fails to turn up, and embarks on a hilarious journey of highly crafted and heartfelt silent comedy.
JASON BYRNE The star of ‘Irelands Got Talent’, Jason Byrne is one the most exciting live comedy performers in the world. What he achieves on a stage cannot be adequately described by audience members, critics or fellow comics. Thus his legendary shows become a secret shared experience among his audience. Every night stars are born, friendships are formed, mascara is ruined and pants are binned. Don’t miss the chance to become part of this unique comedy experience.
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BY ENDA WALSH Performed by Michael Quinlan Directed by Aidan Kelly
Date: Wed 25th – Fri 27th July Time: 8pm Price: €12 Preview Wed €15 Thur & Fri Earlybird offer €10 Preview, €13 Thur / Fri ends 4th July
IC S U Date: Sat 28th July Time: 8pm Price: €26
Inishfree might seem like a quaint Irish town, but Thomas Magill knows better. He knows that jovial Dwain Flynn is a miserable drunk, that Timmy O’Leary enslaves his lovely mother, and that sweet Mrs Cleary is a blasphemous flirt. It is down to Thomas, with God on his shoulder, to save this sinful place…
ASLAN FEEL NO SHAME
30TH ANNIVERSARY 1988 – 2018
Dublin rock band Aslan formed in 1982, taking their name from the heroic lion in C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia. Composed of Christy Dignam, Joe Jewell, Billy McGuinness, Alan Downey and Rodney O’Brien, Aslan released their first demo ‘This Is’ in 1986, playing sell-out shows across the UK and Ireland. They have gone on to produce 6 studio albums since, including their most recent in 2012 “Nudie Books and Frenchies” which went straight in at no.1.
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LY I M
Date: Wed 8th – Sat 11th August Time: 7.30pm Price: €10 Wed €16/€14 Thur – Sat €50 Family Ticket
LITTLE RED KETTLE
LUSMORE, LILY, DOIRE AND THE OLLPHÉISTE
A myth is born… they must build it, they must play it, they must write it… An apprentice sword-maker to Fiona MacCumhaill, a blind piper on the run in 1600’s Penal Ireland, a young writer from Waterford in 2017, a 2000 year old tree, a three- headed sea-serpent and the Goddess of the Earth …an incredible adventure across time… One of the most celebrated and creative plays in Little Red Kettle’s History… LUSMORE, LILY, DOIRE AND THE OLLPHÉISTE by Ben Hennessy and Liam Meagher with a cast of 50 of the best young actors you’d ever hope to see… Little Red Kettle – Where Imagination Begins Theatre Royal is delighted to support Little Red Kettle’s summer play.
Back by popular demand, Nathan Carter returns to Theatre Royal for two nights with a show that is guaranteed to delight all fans. Jam packed with great music, Nathan will sing all the hits from `Wagon Wheel` to `The Town I Love So Well` and many more.
Date: Thur 16th & Fri 17th August Time: 8pm Price: €38.50
A must see show that promises to be a night to remember.
AN EVENING WITH MARIO ROSENSTOCK Mario Rosenstock returns to his hometown Waterford for an evening of sketches and stories featuring all of his ‘Gift Grub’ characters on Today FM. Expect up to the minute razor sharp impressions of ‘Miriam’ , ‘Leo‘, ‘Paschal ‘, ‘Michael D’, ‘José’ and of course local Waterford legends like John Mullane, John Halligan and ‘Mossy Hennebry ‘. Mario says “any excuse to get back to Waterford! Looking forward to catching up with all my butties in the deise!”.
Date: Fri 24th & Sat 25th August Time: 8pm Price: €41
MAD FERRITT OASIS MTV UNPLUGGED 22 SEPTEMBER €25 ND
HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR 17TH OCTOBER €31
THE SHAOLIN WARRIORS 2ND OCTOBER €27.50 / €25.50 / €30
ABBA FOREVER 27TH NOVEMBER €22
HAIRSPRAY 11TH – 15th SEPTEMBER €21/€20/ €78 Family of 4
CINDERELLA 6th – 30th December
Bookings open September
Congratulations from Tom Murran and all the team. We are delighted to be associated with the Theatre Royal and wish them every success.
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