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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 and interval drinks online 24 hours a day at www.theatreroyal.ie – you can also select your seat from an interactive map.

BOX OFFICE OPENING HOURS: Closed Mondays. Tuesday to Friday 10am – 4pm. Saturdays 12 – 8pm on performance days only. Sundays and bank holidays open 1 hour before the performance. 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.

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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 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. 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 also pre-order your interval drink before the show which will be ready for collection in the vestibule at the interval. Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance.


THE ORIGINAL RUDEBOYS The Original Rudeboys had an extraordinary first year, breaking out of nowhere as a quartet of cool YouTube clips propelled them to cult status among Irish teens. Viewing figures on their YouTube channel are now well in excess of 1 Million, not bad for a band who didn’t release a record until November of last year.

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Saturday 8th September 8 pm

The band’s debut single ‘Stars In My Eyes’ peaked at # 2 on iTunes, and earned them new fans both online and in the media. On the live scene, the band goes from strength to strength. Their second single ‘Travelling Man’ went straight to # 1 on iTunes. Their debut album ‘This Life’ went to #3 in the album charts.

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CREEDANCE CLEARWATER REVIVED Creedance Clearwater Revived was formed by five musicians hailing from Coleraine and Belfast. The band pays tribute to one of the greatest acts in music history, Creedance Clearwater Revival. Although Creedance only performed and recorded for a short period, they produced a catalogue of great songs and influenced countless bands from all genres.

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The show includes hits such as Bad Moon Rising, Proud Mary, Have You Ever Seen The Rain, Lodi, Down On The Corner and Fortunate Son to name but a few. Sunday 9th September 8 pm €15

These fine musicians invite you along to a great show that has great music and pays tribute to one of the greatest bands in the history of music.

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WATERFORD HARVEST FESTIVAL A Crafty Drink ‘Let the weekend come early and enjoy this Friday night event on a Tuesday! This event brings together some of the finest local craft beers and pairs them with crisps for a true sample of what food love is all about’ Tuesday 11 September in the Vestibule of the Theatre Royal at 6pm. Tickets €10. Book on www.waterfordharvestfestival.ie

GIY Gathering Presented by GIY Ireland The 4th annual GIY (Grow it Yourself) Gathering takes place in Waterford on the 15th and 16th of September as part of the Waterford Harvest Festival. The event will bring together up to 400 people from around Ireland for a two day festival of learning and to share tips, ideas and advice on growing your own food. So whether you’re a complete newbie or an old hand, interested in complete self-sufficiency or just growing some herbs or salads on a balcony, we can offer you all the inspiration and information you need. Saturday 15th 9am – 5pm and Sunday16th 10am – 5pm. A €20 ticket gives you access to all Gathering events over the two days and includes a packed lunch on the Saturday. Tickets from www.giyireland.com.

ARDAL O’HANLON

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Award winning comedian, actor, writer - and star of Father Ted (C4); My Hero (BBC 1), Val Falvey (RTE) and Leagues Apart (RTE), Ardal O’Hanlon brings his unique brand of comedy to Waterford. A highly acclaimed stand-up, Ardal has toured to sell out audiences internationally and has released two Top Ten stand-up DVD’s.

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Thursday 13th September

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He continues to be one of the most sought after comedians working with regular sell out solo tours worldwide including Ireland, the UK, USA, China and Australia. With guest leads in programmes as diverse as Skins (C4) and Doctor Who (BBC), Ardal also stars in the feature film, Wide Open Spaces. His debut novel The Talk of the Town remained in the Best Seller charts for more than 6 months and was recently voted one of the 1001 books to read before you die.


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THE ALAN KELLY GANG WITH EDDI READER Small Towns & Famous Nights tour The Alan Kelly Gang will be joined by internationally acclaimed, Scottish songstress, Eddi Reader, (formerly of Fairground Attraction) and Trashcan Sinatra’s guitarist and songwriter, John Douglas for this very special Irish/Scottish 2012 collaboration tour of Ireland.

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Friday 14th September 8 pm €22

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Since 2005 Alan has toured the world as part of the Eddi Reader Band and recorded on her last four albums. Scotland’s The Living Tradition magazine described the collaboration as an ‘astonishing concert’. September 2011 saw the release of the gang’s first band album ‘Small Towns & Famous Nights’ which featured a beautiful evocative song from Eddi Reader called Connemara and a 10 date sell out Irish Tour.

THE ‘ALL STAR’ WARS Produced by Theatrix Productions On its third sell out run in the Theatre Royal - The ALL STAR Wars follows the adventures of Hugh Cullen, family man, GAA club man and all-round lost cause. After receiving a knock on the head from the business end of a hurley, Hugh Cullen is visited from the year 3012 by the enigmatic Obi Wan Camogie. What ensues is two hours of top shelf comedy script, punctuated by fun filled comedic musical production numbers and hilarious audio visual sequences.

Thursday 20th to Saturday 22nd September 8 pm €25

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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 21st to check out Waterford’s biggest arts fair! Culture Night 2012 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 gallery talks and openings, museum tours, events in the library, hospital music, films and live music.

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Friday 21st September 5.30pm to 8.30pm Free


CALENDAR GIRLS

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Suirfire Productions Written by Tim Firth

Wednesday 26th to Saturday 29th September

From the team that brought you Shakers, Bouncers, Hot Flush, and Misery.

Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th October

Starring Jenny Clooney, Ruth Coughlan, Michelle Glendon, Brid Nielson, Brenda Power, Shauna Farrell, Brenda Giles, Maria Walsh, Bill Stafford, Tobie Hickey, Conor Halpin, and Laura Forressy. This all-Waterford cast will bring you a fantastic night out filled with tears, laughter and joy! A group of extraordinary women, members of a very ordinary Waterford Women’s Group, spark a global phenomenon by persuading one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference! As interest snowballs, the CALENDAR GIRLS find themselves revealing more than they’d ever planned... Written by Tim Firth. Based on the smash hit 2003 movie starring Helen Mirren.

Time: 8 pm

Ticket Price:

Wednesday 26th all seats €10 Thursday to Saturday €18 €15 for groups of 10 or more €38 for Munster Bar Meal Deal (Contact box office for details)

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BOLSHOI BALLET live hd broadcast from bolshoi theatre in moscow The Bolshoi LIVE from from Moscow Thanks to new technology, audiences in a record 23 venues around Ireland can now share the live experience of the world’s greatest ballet and its all for a fraction of the cost of a normal ticket (and without the air fares, levies, or baggage fees! ). The live performances by the biggest world names in ballet feature the greatest solo performers of the age to bring you the ultimate world-class experience.

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Sunday 30th September – La Sylphide 4pm Sunday 21st October – Swan Lake 4pm Sunday 25th November – Pharaoh’s Daughter 3pm Sunday 6th January - The Nutcracker (recorded) 3pm Sunday 27th January – La Bayadere 3pm

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€20 adult €10 child/ student €50 family ticket

Please note different start times due to live screening.

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THE LEGEND OF LUKE KELLY

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Chris Kavanagh brings his Legend of Luke Kelly show to Theatre Royal. With the influence of Luke, the band has written a collection of new original Irish Folk ballads. Lead singer Chris bears a remarkable resemblance to Luke, while his singing captures Luke’s depth and passion. This will be one of the final shows of this years’ touring before Chris heads out to Germany to tour with The Dubliners. He is joined on stage by accomplished musicians in this ultimate tribute to the King of Balladeers. On this tour the bands first original CD “Voice of the People” will be available.

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Saturday 13th October 8 pm €16


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PHANTOM AND THE MUSICALS

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Presented by West End Promotions This fast paced high-energy show - headed by lead vocalist and principal of the show, Barry Walker, takes you on a musical coaster ride from the music of The King and I, and Rodgers & Hammerstein, to Les Miserable & Phantom of the Opera, and the music of the maestro Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber! Throw in the likes of the music of Grease and Abba’s Mama Mia to name just two, add in nostalgic classics such as Calamity Jane & The Sound Of Music - its nonstop entertainment from start to finish! The cast which have now been together for over 10 years, includes sensational female vocalists DAWN GLENVILLE & MARGARET BARNES, alongside the talents of lead guitarist and keyboard player ROB MACKENZIE, the talented TOM BARNES on bass guitar from bonny Scotland, and finally keyboard player KEITH HARRISON, who along with show principal BARRY WALKER, ensure a night that you will never forget.

LES MISERABLES – THE PLAY

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Prisoner 24601, Jean Valjean is released from prison and so begins his bitter struggle to find redemption for the sins of his past and become a force for good. Always at his heels is his nemesis, the ruthless, puritanical policeman Javert, who has made it his life’s work to recapture Valjean and put him back in prison. This epic story of love, injustice and atonement is as relevant now as it ever was. Following their acclaimed production of Dickens’ Great Expectations, Hotbuckle bring their innovative style and unique talent to this remarkable novel, one of the most powerful and celebrated works of European literature.

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Wednesday 17 October 8pm €16.00/€14.00

Please note this is not the musical version

Reviews of Great Expectations: “The strengths of the small group lie in the tremendous level of talent in the cast, surpassing expectations … amounting to a powerful piece of theatre.” Monmouthshire Beacon

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Thursday 18th October 8 pm

Ireland’s top all-female comedy singing sensations The Nualas are back with guns a’blazing with their fabulous new show ‘One Night of Dignity’. In a world where pop stars think nothing of singing in their underwear, The Nualas buck the trend by sporting proper yet unbelievably glamorous and shiny stage attire. You’ll hear Nuala favourites ‘Manolo’ and ‘Girl With a Cabbage for a Head’ alongside fabulous all-new classics, such as ‘Yummy Mummy Recession Blues’, ‘The Sexy Farm Song’, and ‘Mummy Why Am I So Fat?’. For the price of one household charge, you and three friends and/or family members can enjoy a night of world-class entertainment from this kick-ass, cutting-edge comedy trio – whilst avoiding any anger towards the government.

€20.00/€18.00 “The Nualas have put comedy and music in a blender and come up with a world class soufflé.” Sunday Times

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MUSIC IN TIME

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The Barrack Street Concert Band present Music in Time is a journey through some of our favourite musical memories, all of which are linked to anniversaries of 2012 (2002, 1992, 1982, 1972.....).

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Friday 19th October 8 pm €12.50

Take this journey with us as we capture some of the greatest movie, TV, musical and historical moments of all time. Watch these musical memories come to life before your eyes. With epic movies such as ‘The Lord of the Rings’ ‘Titanic’ and ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’, to classic TV series like ‘Benny Hill’ and ‘Bewitched’, to popular musicals such as ‘Cats’ and ‘Mamma Mia’, and with the chance to relive some of your favourite children’s TV memories and hilarious TV Ad’s from years gone by, this is one concert you will cherish and can’t afford to miss. A night of entertainment for all the family!!


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Presented by Tom Kelly Promotions Direct from Las Vegas: The Legendary Brendan Bowyer and his Band will perform all of his many Hits in this Concert Show of pure nostalgia. Brendan, today, has the same high energy he was renowned for in the exciting days of The Royal Showband and The Big Eight.

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Saturday 20th October 8 pm €25.00

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Wednesday 24th October 8 pm €18.00 / €16.00

He will be joined on stage by his daughter Aisling as “Special Guest” fresh from her own highly rated show in Las Vegas. The Beatles played support when The Royal Showband toured Britain having been voted “Britain’s Most Outstanding Dance Band” on BBC Television’s “Come Dancing” in 1962. This is a concert not to be missed. Early Booking advisable.

ONE-MAN STAR WARS™ TRILOGY Canadian actor Charles Ross spent much of his childhood in a galaxy far, far away, watching Star Wars videos over - and over - and over again. The result of this misspent youth is his hilarious show, One-Man Star Wars™ Trilogy, where he single-handedly plays all the characters, sings the music, flies the ships, fights the battles and condenses the plots into just sixty minutes! One-Man Star Wars™ Trilogy, has toured the world since January 2001, delighting audiences as far afield as Dubai and Sydney. Whether you’re a committed Star Wars fan or simply want to enjoy a fast-paced, side-splitting evening that’s out of this world, make sure you don’t miss it! “It’s a joy… quite brilliant.” – Daily Telegraph One Man Star Wars™ Trilogy performed with permission of Lucasfilm Ltd.

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black and white night at the theatre royal Waterford Film For All co-presents

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Thursday 25th October 7.30pm

Celebrate the wonderful world of classic cinema in an evening of fun and frolics. Dress up in black and white in any style (jeans, binbags and ballgowns all welcome!), join us upstairs in the restaurant for black and white finger food and finally, sit back and enjoy Billy Wilder’s monochrome classic Some Like it Hot (1959) in the plush surroundings of the Victorian Theatre Royal. Starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe, this movie frequently features on lists of the best films of all time. With an enviable prize for the best dressed on the night and a one-off chance to see this classic film on the big screen, this is one not to be missed.

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IMAGINE ARTS FESTIVAL Youth Dance Celebration Imagine Arts Festival presents YDC’12 a unique dance feast served with energy and panache! This popular annual event, now in its 10th year, brings Waterford’s keen and dedicated 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, presented by students of dance from local dance groups and schools. Great family entertainment. Date: Saturday 27th Oct | Time: 2pm

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O Emperor and Katie Kim O EMPEROR have been busy. Currently, they are recording their second album and planning the European release of their first album, Hither Thither on K&F Records. O Emperor are looking forward to roughing it around Europe in a van for most of next year and continuing work on their second album. Katie Kim is the pseudonym of Katie Sullivan when she performs and records her slow core, ethereal, ambient folk/pop. Her debut release Twelve was admired and praised throughout the country and she has just finished recording and producing her next release, Cover&Flood. Date: Saturday 27th Oct | Time: 9pm

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THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN by martin mcdonagh Presented by Theatre Royal Productions It is 1934 and the people of Inishmaan have just found out that the Hollywood film maker, Robert Flaherty is coming to the neighbouring island to film his documentary, Man of Aran. No one is more excited than Cripple Billy who is determined to get to the other island to audition for the ‘Yank’. How else will he ever escape the tedium of a life spent gazing at cows and yearning for a girl who seems to be hopelessly out of his league? In a world so trenchantly mean spirited that any ambition for a better life is regarded as bare faced audacity, the news of Billy’s adventures turns life on Inishmaan upside down. This is a great night at the theatre full of savage humour, unforgettable characters and great story telling. The Director of the Theatre Royal, Ben Barnes and his designer, Guido Tondino reprise their award winning North American productions of this play with a cast which includes Irish theatre luminaries Marion O’Dwyer and Mark O’Regan, young Waterford talent Conor Halpin and Nick Kavanagh alongside established Waterford actors, Jenni Ledwell, Michael Power and Lynda Gough. The Cripple of Inishmaan also introduces to our audience emerging young Irish actors Dylan Kennedy and Jane McGrath.

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Thursday 1st to Saturday 10th November

Time: 8 pm

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Public Dress Rehearsal Thursday 1st Nov €5.00 Preview Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd Nov €10.00 Monday 5th – Saturday 10th Nov €20.00 / €18.00

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OPERA D’ARTE

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Sunday 11th November 8 pm

Experience all the passions of opera in one spectacular production, featuring leading voices of the Irish and International operatic stage: SANDRA OMAN, Soprano (Opera Ireland, Co-Opera, and Opera Holland Park), DEIRDRE MASTERSON, Mezzo-Soprano (Opera Ireland, Wexford Festival Opera, Lyric Opera), EUGENE GINTY, Tenor (Opera Ireland, ENO, Scottish Opera) and OWEN GILHOOLY, Baritone (Opera Ireland, Wexford Festival Opera, ENO, Royal Opera House). With piano accompaniment by Musical Director, DAVID WRAY (Musical Director: Opera in the Open, Music Theatre Ireland). Immerse yourself in a diverse programme of musical masterpieces including selections from La Traviata, Carmen, Cosi Fan Tutte, Rigoletto, La Bohème, The Magic Flute, Die Fledermaus and The Barber of Seville.

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AN EVENING WITH RICHIE HAYES Enjoy an evening with one of Ireland’s top entertainers Richie Hayes singing favourites from his brand new album. Fresh from his huge success on “The Voice of Ireland” Richie and his special guests will entertain with songs and comedy. Expect special guests and a few surprises along the way. Book now for a fabulous evening that is sure to sell-out.

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Thursday 15th to Saturday 17th November

Start Time:

8 pm – with additional matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday 17th

Ticket Price:

€20 / €18


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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. Tuesday 20th November 8 pm €25 stalls and dress circle €20 upper circle

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THE NUTCRACKER

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Presented by Monica Loughman Ballet Monica Loughman is Ireland’s Prima ballerina. Her hugely popular version of The Nutcracker sold out every venue of its 2011 tour and she is delighted to be bringing her troupe to the Theatre Royal for a second time this year and another spectacular event.

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Thursday 22nd November 8 pm €26

The Nutcracker is a magical Christmas story about a little girl who falls asleep after the Christmas gift-giving party and dreams that one of her toys – the handsome Nutcracker prince – comes to live and takes her off to the land of sweets where the fall in love. On their journey they meet the sugar plum fairy, battle with mouse armies and dance with performers from all over the world. You are warmly invited to bring your whole family – from the youngest to the oldest – to be swept up in Tchaikovsky’s incredible score and enchanted by this tale of young Clara’s dreams and adventures.

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL

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To celebrate the Bicentenary of Charles Dickens, a special one off opportunity for Waterford audiences to witness acclaimed British actor Clive Francis’s renowned Royal Shakespeare Company performance as the misanthropic Ebenezer Scrooge in a unique one man adaptation of the Dickens classic at the beautiful Theatre Royal.

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Saturday 24th November 8 pm €17.50 / €14.50

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Hailed by the Sunday Times as ‘Spellbinding’ and ‘The performance of his career’ by the Daily Telegraph, bringing together over forty five years experience of stage and screen having worked with such greats as Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud and Richard Burton, Clive Francis reenacts this festive tale while playing every notable character in the story in a moving and brilliantly entertaining performance. Don’t miss this intimate and beautiful production for one performance only prior to the show’s annual London engagement. A captivating night in the theatre.

ROBIN AND HIS HOODIES OH LA LA! Presented by Wreckcreation Productions Oh La La… Wreckcreation Productions are back and once again another simple tale has been butchered beyond recognition. So you think you know the story of Robin Hood! Think again! Wreckcreation Productions take a tried and tested legend and think BORING!!!!!!!

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Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th November 8 pm €17.00 Tickets on sale Tuesday 18th September

But somewhere amidst the mayhem you will meet the usual Robin Hood Characters. Why they even live in Sherwood Forest, in Nottingham? Yea Right! That’s if Geography is not your favourite subject! What’s good about this show? “THE CAST ARE ALL AMAZING!” The production team feel obliged to make the above statement as many of the little prima donnas are carrying dangerous weapons in this show “ouch!” Seriously come visit us in Sherwood Forest you would be out of your tree to miss it… Oh La La.


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ABBA FOREVER Bring The Forty Years Celebration to the Theatre Royal… It’s almost Christmas! It’s Party Time! It’s Abba! Their music is the most played on radio stations around the world and the musical based on their life is still packing Theatres from Waterloo (Pardon the pun!) to Timbuktu.

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Friday 30th November 8pm

Believe it or not, it is forty years since they started and this terrific show celebrates with a loud and proud fanfare! It has played to full houses all over Ireland during their tours here for the past 5 years, and it packed every theatre on last year’s visit, when they received repeated standing ovations for what was one of the most memorable shows of the year!

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This Summer, Bell X1 released a special two-disc acoustic album with songs recorded on a sold-out 2010 Acoustic concert tour that took them across the Globe.

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Saturday 1st December 8 pm €26

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Hot Press gave ‘Field Recordings’ an early rave review, calling the songs, “eloquent” and saying that the band is “at the peak of their powers.” Hot Press continues, “Field Recordings’ is an essential purchase for both fans and newcomers alike… It reminds you once again just what a great songwriter Paul Noonan is, with his carefully crafted miniatures about love and life.” Of the audio snapshots collected on ‘Field Recordings,’ Paul Noonan says, “With guitars, piano and an iPod, it was a very different take on the songs than what has ended up on the records – the three of us taking them back a few steps to how they were born in a lot of cases.”

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Ireland’s Folk Band of the year! Together 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 favourites. 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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Sunday 2nd December 8 pm €25 / €23


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CINDERELLA Presented by the Waterford Pantomime Society. The Waterford Panto Society are delighted to be back with this all new production of Cinderella directed by Waterford’s own Richie Hayes star of the Gaiety panto and most recently The Voice Of Ireland. Featuring all the familiar faces, the Panto Dancers under the direction of Choreographer Erica Delaney-Hayes, Spraoi designed sets, and a spectacular array of costumes and lights all driven on by our Panto Band with Musical Director Wayne Brown. This year is the most ambitious production in the history of the society with 17 performances either side of Christmas. To stay in touch with the society, why not download our free iPhone and Android apps, find us on facebook or see our website www.waterfordpantosociety.com. We look forward to seeing you in December with Cinderella, Buttons and the Ugly Sisters for this year’s production of ‘Cinderella’ - the Greatest Panto of them all. TICKETS ON SALE September Wednesday 19th.

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Friday 7th to Sunday 30th December

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Fri 7: 8pm Sat 8: 2.30pm and 8pm Sun 9: 2.30pm only Mon 10 to Fri 14: 8pm Sat 15: 2.30pm and 8pm Sun 16: 2.30pm Thurs 27 and Fri 28: 8pm Sat 29: 2.30pm and 8pm Sun 30: 2.30pm

Ticket Price: € 19.50 Stalls & Dress Circle

€16 Upper Circle Prices include booking fee. Please check website for details for special prices for certain performances.

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Sunday 9th December 8 pm €30 / €28

VLADIMIR PRESENTS A VIENNESE CHRISTMAS Vladimir invites you to share A Viennese Christmas; as the Slovak violin sensation adds a festive glow to some of the most beautiful classical melodies from the Romantic era, together with a flurry of seasonal evergreens to get you set for the most wonderful time of the year. A Viennese Christmas promises to be extra special as the show features all the members of the musically gifted Jablokov family, Vladimir’s parents and his five siblings, all brilliant, Conservatoire trained musicians in their own right. Add in more superb players from Slovakia and Ireland and you have a 12-piece ensemble fit to grace any stage. With music from the Strauss Family, Franz Lehar, guest star soprano Claudia Boyle and guest tenor Sean Costello.


CHRISTMAS CROONERS Returning to the Theatre Royal with a brand new Show, now in its’ seventh record breaking year “Christmas Crooners” Jam packed with festive favourites, and the Christmas hits of Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and Ol’ blue eyes himself, Frank Sinatra.

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Sunday 16th December 8pm €22 / €20

pre-show dinner for €20

A fantastic cast of West-End Singers, backed by the superb and talented band The Jazz- All-Stars, perform over 30 well known Christmas hits including “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire”, “Little Drummer boy”, “White Christmas” and many other swing arrangements of Christmas hymns and songs; including “God rest ye merry gentlemen”, “Deck the halls and “Silent night”, and many more festive favourites and a few suprises! The Crooners give the audience a show full of swinging Christmas cheer, and witty banter, a perfect show for the perfect season.


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Suirfire Productions at Christmas Elfie is back with more fun, Christmas cheer and snow! For kids and families Elfie the Elf will be a must see. It is the story of the smallest of all Santa’s elves that, unbeknown to himself, will be the key to saving Christmas. The Suirfire team, eight little elves and Santa himself are all already hard at work in the rehearsal room on this “fun for all the family” show. Suitable for children aged 8 years and under.

WATERFORD WINTERVAL CABARET Get into the spirit of Christmas with Suirfire’s very special festival cabaret. With a few surprise guests, join some well-known local faces to celebrate the season of goodwill!

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Tues 18th: 11am, 7pm Wed 19th: 11am, 7pm Thurs 20th: 11am Fri 21st: 11am Sat 22nd: 2pm Sun 23rd: 2pm

Ticket Price:

€12 adult, €10 child, Family of Four €38 (Group discounts available)

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Fri 21st: 8pm Cabaret Sat 22nd: 8pm Cabaret Sun 23rd: 8pm Cabaret

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Following his sold out performance last year Neil Delamere returns with a brilliant new show. In DelaMere Mortal the writer and presenter of the IFTA award-winning The Only Viking in the Village and star of RTE’s The Panel, BBC’s Fighting Talk and Channel 4’s Stand Up for the Week wonders why everything he thought he knew has changed and why trampolines aren’t always a good idea. Book now to catch one of the country’s finest comedians at his hilarious best.

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Saturday 5th January 2013

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Friday 18th January 2013 8 pm €22

Jack L comes to The Theatre Royal with his sensational new show “The 27 Club” This is the name of a remarkable group of artists who passed away at the age of 27. The show features the work of Iconic singers such as Janis Joplin, The Doors, Robert Johnson, The Rolling Stones, Amy Winehouse, The Bunnymen, Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana. They are all interpreted by the Irish multi-platinum Jack, in his own spellbinding and legendry performance ability. Exploring this mysterious number, Jack interweaves their legacy not through a vale of tears but in a rip-roaring musical celebration of life itself. It will be a dramatic and unforgettable show! The show has received rave reviews from the international press following his week of shows at Edinburgh Arts Festival. Don’t miss this stunning new show from Ireland’s most iconic performer! “Jack is one of the greatest interpreters of song lyrics I have heard in recent years” – Christopher Riddle

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Macbeth Date:

Tuesday 22nd to Thursday 24th January 2013

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Presented by Theatre Royal Productions Macbeth kills a king to become a king and like many of the dictators across the Arab world today, he embarks upon a campaign of murderous terror to remain in power and this eventually leads his country into civil war. The descent into anarchy is mirrored by Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s swift decline through murder, guilt, paranoia and arrogance to madness and finally death. Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s darkest and most powerful tragedies. This is the fourth year the Theatre Royal presents its excellent Shakespeare review series following The Lear Review 2010 and The Hamlet Review 2011 and 2012. The 80 minute production presents key scenes from the play interlaced with an enlightening, linking commentary and is designed to animate and elucidate the play for senior cycle students in the run up to their Leaving Certificate.

TOMMY FLEMING Multi-Platinum winning artist Tommy Fleming has many times been described as the “Voice of Ireland” and is one of Ireland’s top entertainers. Tommy turns each song into his own with his own unique and powerful style touching emotions in you that only music can reach. Tommy is famous for his own arrangement of “Danny Boy”, “Isle of Innisfree” and “Hard Times” – all songs that you know and love but you have never heard them until you hear Tommy Fleming’s versions. A Tommy Fleming concert is a musical experience not to be missed. He has a universal appeal to all ages and backgrounds with a fan base that is growing stronger worldwide year by year.

Friday 1st February 2013 8 pm €30


THEATRE ROYAL SEATING PLANS Upper Circle Dress Circle Stalls Exit

For seats numbered 1 – 10 please enter the auditorium through the box office. Your pre ordered drinks will be in the bar at the interval. For seats 11 – 20 please enter through the vestibule and collect pre ordered drinks in the vestibule. Please note that there are restricted view seats on all levels, please call the box office for more details.

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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 Lee Power on 353 51 853626 or email lee@theatreroyal.ie


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

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.


THEATRE ROYAL FRIENDS Gold Friends Caulfield McCarthy Group Tower Hotel Waterford Airport

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Monaco Consulting Gus Papathomas Ronan Mulligan Stephanie Taheny Marie Dennehy Edward Rowe

Honorary Friends Susan Butler Crampton Tony Colfer Barbara Costigan Sean Dower Brendan Drohan Odran Fitzgerald Daniel Gallagher Con Halpin James Hewison

James Hogan Marian Leane Jane Leslie Mrs Patrick Madigan Aiden McGrath Liam Murphy Thomas P. O Cìnneide Mary O’ Halloran Brother Finbar O’Keeffe

Cllr, Cha O’Neill Patrick Phelan John Quinlan Jim Shanahan Nancy Troy Parker Michael Winkle Eddie Wymberry

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, competitions and book tickets. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @theatreroyalw for show updates too.

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THEATRE ROYAL PERSONNEL & BOARD OF DIRECTORS Administration

Board of Directors

Ben Barnes . . . . . . . . . . . .Director Mary Boland . . . . . . . . . . .Manager Oren Little . . . . . . . . . . . . .Communications Manager Sarah Quinn . . . . . . . . . . .Accountant Technician Lee Power . . . . . . . . . . . . .Administrator Lisa Carroll . . . . . . . . . . . .Marketing Assistant Rebecca Reynolds . . . . . . .TR Friends Liaison Michael Smullen . . . . . . . .Administration

Anne Marie Caulfield . . . . . .Chairperson Bill Halley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Treasurer Stephanie Taheny . . . . . . . . .Secretary Lynn Cahill Joan Dalton Paul Nolan Cllr. Cha O’Neill Cllr. John Cummins Michael Starrett

Box Office Rosy Bent . . . . . . . . . . . . .Box Office Coordinator Anouschka Detournay Suzanne Daly

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John Grubb . . . . . . . . . . . .Technical Coordinator Jamie Roche . . . . . . . . . . .Technical Assistant Liam Rellis . . . . . . . . . . . .Technical Support Eoin Sheridan . . . . . . . . . .Technical Support

Front of House David Fitzgerald . . . . . . . .Front of House Barman Dennis Murphy . . . . . . . . .Acting Front of House Supervisor Suzanne Daly . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Sarah Bruzzi . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Patsy Meade . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Hannah Foley . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Fergal Sandison . . . . . . . .Assistant Amy Griffin . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Melissa Gallagher . . . . . . .Assistant Deirdre Jordan . . . . . . . . .Assistant Annette Cusack . . . . . . . . .Assistant Lee Power . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant


FULL EVENT LISTING SEPTEMBER Saturday 8th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday 9th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday 10th – Sunday 16th . . . . . . . Thursday 13th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday 14th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday 20th - Saturday 22nd . . . . . Friday 21st . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wednesday 26th – Saturday 29th . . . Sunday 30th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OCTOBER Thursday 4th – Saturday 6th . . . . . . . Saturday 13th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday 14th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wednesday 17th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday 18th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday 19th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday 20th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday 21st . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wednesday 24th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday 25th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday 27th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NOVEMBER Thursday 1st – Sunday 10th . . . . . . . Sunday 11th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday 15th – Saturday 17th . . . . . . Tuesday 20th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday 22nd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday 24th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday 25th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wednesday 28th – Thursday 29th . . . Friday 30th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DECEMBER Saturday 1st . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday 2nd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday 7th – Sunday 30th . . . . . . . . . . Sunday 9th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday 16th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuesday 18th – Sunday 23rd . . . . . . . Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd . . . . . . . . . . JANUARY 2013 Saturday 5th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday 6th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday 18th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuesday 22nd – Thursday 24th . . . . . Sunday 27th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FEBRUARY 2013 Friday 1st . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

The Original Rudeboys Creedance Clearwater Revived Waterford Harvest Festival Ardal O’Hanlon Alan Kelly Gang with Eddie Reader All Star Wars Culture Night Calendar Girls Bolshoi – La Sylphide Calendar Girls The Legend of Luke Kelly Phantom and the Musicals Les Miserables – The Play The Nualas The Barrack Street Concert Band An Evening with Brendan Bowyer Bolshoi - Swan Lake One Man Star Wars Waterford Film For All present Some Like it Hot Imagine Arts Festival Youth Dance Celebration and Katie Kim & O Emperor Theatre Royal Productions Presents The Cripple of Inishmaan Opera D’Arte An Evening With Richie Hayes Frankie Gavin and De Dannan Monica Loughman Ballet Company presents The Nutcracker A Christmas Carol Bolshoi Pharaoh’s Daughter Robin And His Hoodies Oh La La! Abba Forever Bell X1 The High Kings Waterford Pantomime Society presents Cinderella Viennese Christmas Christmas Crooners Elfie The Elf Returns Waterford Winterval Cabaret Neil Delamere Bolshoi Nutcracker Jack L Theatre Royal Productions Presents Macbeth Bolshoi La Bayadere Tommy Fleming

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