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autumn season brochure september – december 2013

supported by the department of social protection and co-funded by the european social fund.

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:

Payment is accepted by cash, cheque, laser, debit or credit card.


You can book your tickets online 24 hours a day at – 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. Where family tickets are available the group must consist of two adults and two children. I.D. for all concessions will be requested at time of booking or at time of collection.


DISCOUNTS FOR GROUPS Group bookings are available for shows at the Theatre Royal. Contact the Box Office for further information. Groups of 10 or more are entitled to at least 10% discount, depending on the production. ACCESS The Theatre Royal is an accessible venue with ramp access, loop induction, wheelchair seats and adapted toilets. 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 or producers. 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.







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Monday 9 to Wednesday 11 September

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Christine Bovill’s PIAF Legendary French singer Edith Piaf is as well-known for her tragic life and premature death as she is for her music.




So it takes a very special performer to create a show that brings you the songs of 'The Little Sparrow' and leads you through a potted history of the troubled chanteuse's life whilst also making you smile.

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Thursday 12 September 8pm €20/ €18 conc

Christine Bovill is that performer. Originally from Glasgow, the former teacher and jazz singer describes Edith Piaf as "an old friend" and her genuine affection for the singer is palpable. Each song is introduced with an explanation of its subject matter and roots, for those of us whose French is a little rusty. ‘Something that will stay with you for the rest of your life’ Sunday Times


Fishamble: The New Play Company presents



SILENT Winner of a FRINGE FIRST and HERALD ANGEL at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011 and THE ARGUS ANGEL at Brighton Festival 2012. Written and performed by Pat Kinevane. Directed by Jim Culleton. Produced by Marketa Dowling. Composed by Denis Clohessy

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Friday 13 September 8pm

Passionate one-man show… stunning.’ Ben Brantley, The New York Times ‘a must-see if ever there was one’ The List 'dazzling theatricality' The Guardian

€18 / €16

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Homeless McGoldrig once had splendid things. But he has lost it all - including his mind. He now dives into the wonderful wounds of his past through the romantic world of Rudolph Valentino. Dare to laugh at despair and gasp at redemption in this brave, bleak, beautiful production.

Fishamble: The New Play Company presents



FORGOTTEN Flor wants to bath himself Dora wants her chowder now Gustus wants his house back Eucharia wants to make an announcement… Pat Kinevane’s captivating portrayal of four elderly characters, living in retirement homes and care facilities around Ireland. With vibrancy and haunting honesty, Kinevane’s stylized performance brings to life these sometimes forgotten voices of society.

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Saturday 14 September 8pm €18 / €16

Written and performed by Pat Kinevane Directed by Jim Culleton Produced by Marketa Dowling. ‘Drop everything. Book now… captivating, moving, and – yes – even unforgettable.’ - Irish Times ‘incredibly moving and unequivocally beautiful…immediate and compelling’ The Scotsman







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Culture Night Arts Fair in the Theatre Royal: Find out about everything arts-wise happening in Waterford over the coming months. The vestibule in the Theatre Royal will be packed with arts organisations, arts groups and artists, showing and demonstrating their wares.

Friday 20 September 6pm to 8pm FREE EVENT

Red Kettle Theatre Company presents



LOVER’S DUST A contemporary tale of love, obsession, jealousy and fairies. An extraordinary, imaginative and powerful new play from one of Waterford’s most exciting and courageous young writers, Martina Collender. Directed by Ben Hennessy and produced in conjunction with Taibhse. Not for the faint-hearted – strictly over 15s. “ Full of thought and invention… strong and imaginative’ Waterford News & Star


Wednesday 18 to Saturday 21 September

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8pm €15 / €12 / €5 for preview Wednesday 18 Sept €12 Culture night Special





“AUDITIONS ZOE’S AUDITIONS” A heart-warming, comically uplifting tale of self-realization. Meet Zoe, a back stage worker who dreams of landing an acting job. Her senile agent sends her on an assortment of inappropriate auditions ranging from Riverdance to being shot out of a cannon for a touring circus. As she gets farther from the job, Zoe just might be getting closer to herself. Suitable for children 9yrs and up.

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Thursday 26 September 8pm €16 / €14 conc. €10 children





‘Hilarious…Powerful... A serious investigation, told through comedy, of, well, the meaning of life.’ Irish Examiner ‘A real treat…An Irish Lucille Ball’ Women About Town ‘charming ...A gifted physical comedienne’ New York Times Winner of New York's Favourite Show, The Audience Award.




THE AMERICAN WRESTLING ROADSHOW COMES TO TOWN Wrestling Superstars will collide in an epic encounter inside the ring that will grip the audience's attention like nothing you have seen before. Take the chance to get up close and personal with your favourite wrestling stars like Wade Barrett, Drew McIntyre, Mason Ryan and of course Ireland’s own Sheamus.

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Friday 27 September 8pm €15

This bone-crunching event is catered towards kids both young and old! The non-violent evening is the perfect family bonding experience, as the good guys take on the baddies.

MUSIC TRAIN RTE Big Music Week, along with Irish Rail, takes to the tracks for a nationwide, musical journey, showcasing the breadth and depth of Irish music from country, to pop, to jazz, classical, contemporary and rock. Starting off on Monday morning 30th September from Connolly Station Dublin, the train stops in Waterford city on the first night of its journey.

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Monday 30 September 8pm

So join us for a live broadcast concert (John Creedon Show RTE Radio 1) from the stage of the Theatre Royal as some of the Big Music Week Train’s resident musicians like Steve Cooney, Wallis Bird, and Mary Coughlan, join forces with south east talent Karan Casey, Donal Clancy and The Muggins for a benefit gig with a difference.


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DOUG ALLAN Adventures, encounters and insights from the award winning cameraman whose TV credits include the epic wildlife series: Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Life, Human Planet, Ocean Giants, Frozen Planet, Operation Iceberg and Wild Cameramen at Work. Sir David Attenborough says “For me, wildlife cameramen don’t come much more special than Doug. There’s just no one else who knows these frozen worlds as he does”.

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Wednesday 2 October

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7.30pm please note early performance time

Join Doug as he takes you up close and personal with the animals that live in the wildest places on earth. See amazing film footage on the big screen and listen to Doug’s experiences of working with Sir David Attenborough, Charlie Bird, Gordon Ramsay, Ewan McGregor and others. Ask Doug questions about his wildlife experiences and chat to him about his extreme adventures. He’ll also be selling and signing copies of his book Freeze Frame (€30). This one is not to be missed!


Irish Association of Barbershop Singers. 24th International Convention An Extravaganza of Harmony , Entertainment and Wonderful Music Friday October 4th: The Joan Kelly Memorial Competition for acappella entertainment Saturday: October 5th Gala Concert of Winners with special guests


Friday 4 to Saturday 5 October

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Friday 2pm & 8pm Saturday 10am, 2pm & 8pm

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Featuring Barry Walker’s Smackee


Sunday 6 October 8pm €22.50

‘The Mix’ An a cappella barbershop quartet from the North West of England. They are current U.K. Ladies Gold Medal Champions and European Female Quartet Champions. We are delighted to welcome Sandra Lea-Riley, Nancy Kelsall, Jo Braham and Andrea Day to our weekend of song and friendship in Waterford.



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‘Old School’ All 4 members of Old School have a rich barbershop past. They all grew up listening to their dad’s singing barbershop. They deliver a musical and visual delivery from the heart, which is believable and sensitive to the song and its classic arrangement throughout. Kipp Buckner, Joe Connolly, Joe Krones and Jack Pinto were placed International Gold Medal Champions in Kansas City in July 2011.


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.



Gyre and Gimble Productions & Verdant Productions presents ALONE IT STANDS On October 31, 1978, Munster played the mighty All Blacks, the undisputed kings of rugby. Munster played as if their lives depended on it, and even the earthworms in the Limerick pitch were cheering for them. The Goliaths didn't know what had hit them when Munster beat them 12:0 in one of the sporting stories of the century!


Monday 7 October Tuesday 8 October Wednesday 9 October

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8pm €20 / €17.50 €15 – Monday Night only

A multitude of different stories weave together to tell the tale of the hype and nervousness running up to and during the big match--stories of birth, tragedy and building bonfires prevail as 6 actors recreate 62 roles in re-telling this story that inspires and perspires in the same evening. The match was never televised so this is your only chance to relive the experience! Come along and see for yourself what happens when Munster, the Kiwis, the crowd, the ball, the dog and the pregnant woman all push and shove to create one momentous day.





Chris Kavanagh and the band have been performing this heartfelt tribute to Luke Kelly since 2001. They are honoured to be the first to tribute the late Dubliner. They have been selling out shows home and abroad for years now, and have also recorded an album of self penned songs, with the influence of Luke Kelly on board.

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Friday 11 October 8pm €16

Chris was honoured further when The Dubliners asked him to perform on their 2011 German tour. He was so successful that they invited him on stage again at their 50th anniversary shows in Dublin’s Vicar St.


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ITALIAN DIRE STRAITS For the first time in Ireland! Considered the best European Dire Straits tribute band with an artistic sound very close to Mark Knopfler’s original. The song list covers the complete career of Dire Straits – more than 2 hrs including the classics Sultans of Swing, Tunnel of Love, Telegraph Road, Romeo and Juliet, Brothers in Arms, Money for Nothing and mixed with songs such as News and Private Investigations.

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Saturday 12 October

‘They are credited as one of the best European tributes to Dire Straits ... the sounds are very close to the originality of the group’. Tam Tam Milan

8pm €20 / €18

Mill Productions




FRANK PIG SAYS HELLO by Patrick McCabe A black comedy, a grotesque fusion of storytelling and role-play where over 30 characters are played by two versatile actors, the production offers a highly theatrical, visually inventive experience. Frank Pig Says Hello touches the soul.

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Thursday 17 October 8pm €16 / €14

From one of Ireland’s most daringly original writers, Frank Pig Says Hello, is Patrick McCabe’s stage version of his acclaimed novel The Butcher Boy. Francie Brady, is a troubled boy struggling to come to terms with himself, his family and ultimately, his entire surroundings. A searing and provocative investigation of violence that charts the disintegration of this young man.



Presented by Icarus Theatre Collective and King’s Theatre, Southsea


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A tempestuous journey from scandal and intrigue to lust and vengeance. Othello is a legend in his own lifetime: noble, brave, victorious. Honest Iago fuels his venom with malignant and hateful contempt. Othello’s world will be brought vividly to life as a live string quartet and stunning ensemble cast combine with some of literature’s most vibrant language and characters. A dangerous tale of ambition, jealousy and love will unfurl as Shakespeare’s classic tale of deception hurtles to its dramatic and poignant conclusion. Friday 18 October

Running time: approx 2 hours 30 minutes, including interval. School Bookings: please enquire through box office.

8pm €20 / €18 conc €15 students






Amazing Grace IS a catch phrase often applied to Brendan Grace and indeed very true in many respects. The genial and much loved family comedian is celebrating 42 years in the comedy business and is now more popular than at any time in his career to date and what an illustrious career that has been. Brendan's latest show features some brand new material and some 'Old Favourites' from his vast repertoire over the last 40 years. His sense of timing and ability to read an audience is without equal.

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Saturday 19 October 8pm €30

A brilliant character actor, his 'Bottler' character is legendary and is now featured at every performance. Brendan's drawing power is enormous and the 'House Full' sign is the norm at his concerts. Don’t miss it!





Equinox is deeply rooted in a wide spectrum of jazz tradition, which constantly informs the band’s musical explorations. The band plays a mix of vivid original pieces, personal arrangements of standards and classic jazz repertoire by the likes of Thelonious Monk, Billy Strayhorn, Charles Mingus and Horace Silver.

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Wednesday 23 October 8pm €18 / €16



Based in the Netherlands, Equinox is co-lead by Guitarist Dan Nicholas and bassist Johnny Daly. Joining Nicholas and Daly are three of the country’s top jazz musicians; tenor saxophonist Sjoerd Dijkhuizen, pianist Bob Wijnen and master drummer Marcel Serierse. ‘Equinox play their music in a style that is deeply respectful to its roots, but which is both entertaining and accessible to a wide audience. Cool and lucid performances - exciting and virtuosic, a joy to hear’ Bill Whelan

GET RHYTHM A Tribute to Johnny Cash Featuring songs from throughout Cash's career. An 8 piece band replicating the classic Cash, Tennessee Three, Carter Family and Carl Perkins line up. Paul McCann will be recreating the role of Johnny Cash and June Carter's vocal duties will be performed by Louise O'Reilly.

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Friday 25 October 8pm €20 / €18

IMAGINE ARTS FESTIVAL Youth Dance Celebration Imagine Arts Festival presents YDC’13, a unique dance feast served with energy and panache! This popular annual event, now in its 11th year, brings Waterford's keen and dedicated up and coming young dancers together to celebrate their passion for dance. Date: Saturday 27th Oct | Time: 3pm

| Tickets: €5

Imagine Arts Festival Film Screening This year Imagine presents the handsome and lavish looking 1974 version of The Great Gatsby featuring Robert Redford, Mia Farrow and Sam Waterston. Come enjoy a pre-movie prohibition drink and period music and if you dare to don at least one piece which references the prohibition era you may find yourself the lucky winner of a voucher for Muse on the Quay. Date: Saturday 27th Oct | Time: 7pm

| Tickets: €15 (includes entry in competition and pre show drink)




THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 14 SOUTH EAST THEATRE GROUP Andrew Lloyd Webber’s best and most successful musical THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA comes to the Theatre Royal for the very first time. South Eastern Theatre Group make a welcome return with their production of the record breaking musical The Phantom Of The Opera. Their previous productions include Les Miserables and more recently Miss Saigon and both productions sold out in record time and The Phantom Of The Opera should prove to be no different. The world's most popular musical The Phantom Of The Opera is sure to prove a huge hit with Musical lovers of all ages. With songs like Music Of The Night, All I Ask Of You, Masquerade, Phantom Of The Opera, Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again, Point Of No Return, Angel Of Music and many many more it's easy to see why the spectacular Phantom Of The Opera is the must see musical of the year. Early booking for this production is essential to guarantee your seats.


Thursday 31 October to Saturday 9 November


7.30pm please note early performance time

Ticket Price:

€20 €15 restricted view




COMPANY GAVIN ROBERTSON presents BOND! An Unauthorised Parody... Bond is back… older but still wisecracking… In his latest physical cartoon style adventure, Gavin Robertson focuses his attention on the Bond phenomenon, spoofing the characters adored by millions, and exploding every cliché in the book(s)… solo! In which Bond meets his greatest arch-villain yet - Ian Fleming himself, courtesy of a time-machine, and featuring the smallest car chase (n)ever seen! “Gavin Robertson performs with a subtle authority that is compelling to watch” The Guardian

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Sunday 10 November 8pm €17 / €14 conc




THE AMERICAN TEMPTATIONS 15 LIVE FROM THE USA Experience the magic of Motown, and one of the biggest selling groups of all time live on stage. The Temptations’ magnificent career is nothing short of astonishing. Growing up on the tough streets of Detroit, Michigan, they went on to become one the biggest vocal groups of all time.

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Wednesday 13 November 8pm €20 / €18

With their career spanning five decades, millions of records sold and an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, these really are legends of the modern music era. Featuring all the big hits such as My Girl, Get Ready, Papa Was a Rolling Stone and many more… This is a show for all Motown fans young and old.






Barrack Street Concert Band presents MAGIC MOMENTS THE MUSIC OF BURT BACHARACH With classic songs like What's New Pussycat? Alfie, The Look of Love, Walk On By, Bacharach's legendary song writing has touched millions of listeners the world over. To help us to perform Burt's songs we have Ireland’s greatest singer Red Hurley and international singer Kathy Nugent.

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Friday 15 November 8pm â‚Ź15

The Barrack Street Concert Band is a local community band and has entertained generations of Waterfordians since its first performance at the May procession in Mt. Sion in 1870 - an incredible 143 years ago! The band is one of the only bands in Ireland that have unbroken service in its 143 years, through a Civil War and two World Wars to say the least.






Let this mesmerising show take you through the world of musicals, its drama, its beauty and its sheer joy. In Back to Broadway, 30 of the best loved tunes from Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, Les Miserables, Grease, Lion King, West Side Story and many, many more are performed live on stage by some of the best singers and dancers working today.

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Each song is interwoven by a narrator who gives the audience just a little of the history and plotline of each musical, allowing you to step straight in to the story. Saturday 16 November 8pm €20 / €18

Monica Loughman Ballet presents THE NUTCRACKER

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The Nutcracker is the undisputed most popular classical ballet in the world. Monica Loughman makes a welcome return with this family favourite - a magical tale about a young girl’s dream that her favourite toy, The Nutcracker doll becomes a shining knight and together they travel to a magical far off world.

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Sunday 17 November 3pm €26 €21 child and conc €15 restricted view

An audience member said: “Why have I left it so long to see a ballet? Incredible that something can be so amazingly beautiful to watch and thoroughly entertaining at the same time. I'm taken hook, line and sinker; bring on the next one, sheer brilliance!! “


Wreckreation Productions Presents GENIE MAC IT’S ALADDIN! It’s November, its dark, its gloomy, its wintery it’s depressing….. Oh no it’s not! Because……. Genie Mac they’re back! Wreckcreation productions with another show. So! Shake off those winter blues and let the usual brilliant cast, entertain you with their version of Aladdin. Yep Aladdin with a lamp, a scheming uncle, a hairy widow and of course, a magic Genie making wishes come true.


Thursday 21 November Friday 22 November

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In support of the Brothers of Charity Services, South East.



BUT, you don’t need a Genie for some magical moments. Just buy a ticket!





Renowned for their hit songs I Will Love You, When You Were Sweet 16, The Green Fields of France, The Old Man, Red Rose Café, From Clare to Here, Her Father Didn’t Like Me Anyway, Leaving Nancy, Steal Away etc., The Fureys & Davey Arthur have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 35 years. They are responsible for some of the most stirring music ever to capture the public imagination. Their folk / middle of the road based songs and music has received standing ovations in some of the biggest concert halls in the world.

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Saturday 23 November 8pm €25/23 conc.

Their emotive songs stir many emotions….tears and laughter, sadness and joy. A Fureys & Davy Arthur concert is always a night to remember. Early booking advised.




My Eyes Adored you – THE FRANKIE VALLI STORY This fantastic show features all of the hits of Frankie Valli including: Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like A Man, Ragdoll, Working My Way Back To You, Lets Hang On, Bye Bye Baby, Silence Is Golden, Beggin, Sherry, December 63 (Oh What A Night), Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, My Eyes Adored You, plus many, many more. Whether you’re a hard- core Frankie Valli fan, like to be thoroughly entertained, or just appreciate a superb vocalist when you hear one, The Frankie Valli Story is guaranteed to leave you dancing your way home and beggin for more !........Oh What A Night!

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Sunday 24 November 8pm €20/ €18 conc €15 restricted view

DONAL SKEHAN Kitchen Hero The HomeCooked Tour





You’ve seen Donal Skehan on RTÉ One’s Kitchen Hero, now come to his first live Irish HomeCooked Tour this November and see him cook up delicious meals live on stage, with lots of fun, loads of food and lashings of audience participation!

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Tuesday 26 November 8pm €21 / €19

His new book HomeCooked will be released in October 2013 to coincide with the tour backed up by a series of online videos and full media campaign. His newly launched online quarterly magazine FEAST: A Dinner Journal has been read by over 1 million people worldwide since the release of its first issue. Apart from the tour, TV shows, blogs, video channels, magazines and god knows what else Donal's brand new food range, SKOFF launches this Autumn with a range of SKOFF pies!


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Written by Leesa Harker Fifty One Shades of Maggie is the Number 1 best selling comedy send-up of 50 Shades of Grey. Lovable Maggie is a working class girl who knows what she wants in a man, however, like most women, has been let down by all the men in her life. Attending an interview at the Social Security Maggie meets the handsome and hunky Mr Big! Will he turn out to be the man of her dreams, or will his “Private Room of Pain” put her off?


Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 November

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Wed & Thursday 8pm Friday 8.30pm

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In this hilarious new play full of naughty bits, join Maggie and her friends on this (slightly filthy) journey of love, booze and whips! Please note due to the strong language and themes of an adult nature this show is deemed unsuitable for anyone under the age of 16.





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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Saturday 30 November 8pm €20

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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The Waterford Panto Society is proud to present the magical family adventure 'Aladdin' this December in the Theatre Royal. Directed once more by Richie Hayes with Choreography by Erica Delaney Hayes and a full live band under Musical Director Wayne Brown it will also feature Spraoi designed Sets, colourful characters and the most fun you'll have this Christmas season. More information on

Ticket Price:

â‚Ź19.50 and â‚Ź16 (inc booking fee) Booking will open on the 17 Sept.

Sat 7 Dec - 2.30 pm and 8pm Sun 8 - 2.30 pm Wed 11 - 8pm Thu 12 - 8pm Fri 13 - 8pm Sat 14 - 2.30pm and 8pm Sun 15 - 2.30pm Wed 18 - 8pm Thu 19 - 8pm Fri 20 - 8pm Sat 21 - 2.30pm only.

Ard Rì Entertainments presents





Ireland’s Folk Band of the year The High Kings comprising Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, Martin Furey and Darren Holden. Coming from accomplished musical pedigrees, The High Kings grew up in households soaked in the Irish musical tradition and each member of the band witnessed firsthand the power of well crafted Irish music on an audience.

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Sunday 1 December 8pm €25/ €23

Since The High Kings started, they have sold out hundreds of shows in Ireland and the US, awarded Best Folk Band for three years running, made numerous TV appearances and performed for at the invitation of the previous Irish President Mary McAleese and President Obama. They have achieved platinum status with their first two albums – The High Kings & Memory Lane.

Theatre Productions Presents


CHRISTMAS CROONERS Returning with a brand new show now in its’ eighth record breaking year. Jam packed with festive favourites and the Christmas hits of Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and Ol’ blue eyes himself, Frank Sinatra.




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 and festive favourites and a few surprises! 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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Tuesday 10 December 8pm €22/ €20 conc

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


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A CHRISTMAS CAROL! ON AIR! Have yourself a merry little Christmas with Wireless Mystery Theatre's 1940's jukebox musical - A Christmas Carol. With live music, hand cranked sound effects and authentic '40's radio jingles and Christmas commercials, this is the perennially favourite tale of Ebeneezer Scrooge and his spectral Christmas visitors, with a twist - its set in a '40's radio studio! A real heart-warming Christmas treat with a quirky vintage style.

Monday 16 December 8pm €18 /€16


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The Slovak violin sensation will be performing a brand new Viennese Christmas programme including pieces from his forthcoming album Vladimir's Classical Christmas which will be released this November. Join him as he 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.

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Tuesday 17 December 8 pm €30 / €28

Also performing will be soprano Claudia Boyle, tenor Sean Costello as well as eight members of Vladimir’s musically gifted family. With music from the Strauss Family, Franz Lehar and Christmas songs you know and love, this is the perfect start to the holiday celebrations.

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Making his welcome yearly return to the Waterford stage with a new show. Delamere is a banter bomb, primed to make you explode with laughter… simply put, he is a master – The Scotsman Funny, engaged, clever, inventive, entertaining - Independent Saturday 4 January 2014 - 8pm €20



Directed by Ben Barnes and Facilitation by Liam Meagher The production is designed to animate and elucidate the play for Leaving Certificate students, however all our patrons are welcome to attend. Theatre Royal Tuesday 14 – Thursday 16 January On tour to Kilkenny, Wexford, Tipperary and Carlow also, please contact local venue box office for school booking details


Tommy Fleming is now recognised throughout his homeland of Ireland and across the world as one of the finest singers of his generation. Appealing to all ages, musical tastes and cultures, audiences have now recognised Tommy Fleming as a truly unique Darwin within the space of minutes. Sunday 2 February 2014 - 8pm €30


In this stunning show, Jack gives us a potted look at his phenomenal career to date. As with all great shows, it feels over too soon……Edinburgh Evening News Saturday 8 February 2014 - 8pm €22

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 100 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. 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

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

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

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Board of Directors

Ben Barnes . . . . . . . . . . . .Director Mary Boland . . . . . . . . . . .Manager Oren Little . . . . . . . . . . . . .Communications Manager Sharon Sutton . . . . . . . . .Accounts Lee Power . . . . . . . . . . . . .Administrator Kelly Ryan . . . . . . . . . . . . .Marketing Assistant Michael Smullen . . . . . . . .Administration

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

Staff: Box Office Rosy Bent . . . . . . . . . . . . .Box Office Coordinator Anouschka Detournay Kelly Ryan

Staff: Technical


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

Staff: Front of House Dennis Murphy . . . . . . . . .Front of House Supervisor Anthony Mahon . . . . . . . .Barman Assistants: Annette Cusack Suzanne Daly Amy Griffin Deirdre Jordan Patricia Meade Lee Power Hayley Stuart Veronika Kladnakova Siobhan Murphy Fergal Sandison Orlaith Daly Helena Walsh

Theatre Royal Productions Joan Dalton . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Producer Rebecca Reynolds . . . . . . . . .Marketing Lisa Heffernan . . . . . . . . . . .Administration

SEPTEMBER EVENTS Monday 9 - Wednesday 11 . . . . . . . . . Thursday 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wednesday 18 - Saturday 21 . . . . . . . . Friday 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OCTOBER EVENTS Wednesday 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday 4 and Saturday 5 . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday 7 - Wednesday 9 . . . . . . . . . . Friday 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wednesday 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday 31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NOVEMBER EVENTS Saturday 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wednesday 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wednesday 20 - Friday 22 . . . . . . . . . . Saturday 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuesday 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wednesday 27 - Friday 29 . . . . . . . . . . Saturday 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DECEMBER EVENTS Sunday 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday 7- Saturday 21 . . . . . . . . . . . Tuesday 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuesday 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EARLY 2014 EVENTS Saturday 4 January . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tues 14 - Thurs 16 Jan . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday 2 February . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday 8 February . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Node Conference Christine Bovill’s Piaf Silent Forgotten Red Kettle Lovers Dust Culture night Auditions Zoe Auditions American wrestling RTE Music Train Doug Allan Barber Shop Conference Fri: SOLD OUT Phantom and The Musicals Alone It Stands Legend of Luke Kelly Italian Dire Straits Frank Pig Says hello Othello Brendan Grace Equinox Get Rhythm – A Tribute to Johnny Cash Imagine arts Festival Youth Dance Celebration 2pm and film 8pm The Phantom of the Opera 7.3pm The Phantom of the Opera Bond The Temptations Live from The USA Barrack Street Concert Band Back to Broadway Monica Loughman Ballet The Nutcracker Brothers of Charity The Fureys My eyes Adored you - Frankie Valli story Donal Skehan Kitchen Hero 51 shades of Maggie Friday 8.30pm Abba Forever The High Kings Aladdin - Christmas Pantomime Christmas Crooners A Christmas Carol Vladimir's Classical Christmas Neil Delamere Theatre Royal Productions Macbeth Review Tommy Fleming Jack L


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