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2019

AUTUMN SEASON


BOOKINGS

The Theatre Royal accepts bookings in person, by phone or online. All ticket prices include €1 transaction fee for 3rd party charges. PHONE: 051 874 402 IN PERSON: Payment is accepted by cash,

cheque, laser, debit or credit card. ONLINE: You can book your tickets online at www.theatreroyal.ie You can also select your seat from the seat map.

BOX OFFICE OPENING HOURS MONDAY-FRIDAY: 10am–4pm

A carers discount is applicable on certain performances and on presentation of a carers card.

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.

(10am – 8pm on performance days) SATURDAY: 12pm–4pm (12pm – 8pm on performance days) SUNDAYS & BANK HOLIDAYS: Box Office opens one hour before the performance for ticket sales & collection.

REFUND POLICY

CONCESSIONS

THE STAGE DOOR BAR

Concessions for Seniors, Students, Unwaged and Children are available for selected 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.

BABES IN ARMS POLICY

Babes in Arms tickets for all performances permit under 2’s to sit on the lap of a parent/ guardian. See www.theatreroyal.ie/boxoffice for further details.

DISCOUNTS FOR GROUPS

Group bookings are available for selected shows at the Theatre Royal. Groups of 10 or more are entitled to a discount of 10%. Contact the Box Office for further information.

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CARERS POLICY

A refund can be made no later than close of business, 4pm, on the day before the event. A refund will be made in the form of credit for Theatre Royal events. No refund can be issued on the day of the event or following an event.

Why not relax and enjoy a pre-show drink. Select wines, soft drinks, bottled beers, tea and coffee are available an hour before performance. Pre-order your interval drink before the performance. Our Front of House team will be on stand-by to take your order.

SESSIONS

During a Session, the Stage Door Bar will remain open until 8pm; theatre customers have the option to bring Stage Door Bar purchased beverages into the auditorium with them and enjoy from the comfort of their seat. The Stage Door Bar will reopen at the interval. Events that are deemed a session are clearly marked throughout our season brochure and website with the above icon.

MEET AND GREET

On selected events, a meet and greet with the artist will take place in the vestibule bar. Enjoy a drink and meet the artist. Look out for this icon to meet your favourite artists and acts.


We greatly appreciate and thank our Corporate Partners and Friends for choosing to support us.

CORPORATE PARTNERS

Dooley’s Hotel Waterford Ireland 70 Years Of Hospitality

INDIVIDUAL FRIENDS

Boland, Antoinnette Brazil, Ronan & Jeanne Condon, Ann Carrick, Eadaoin Cummins, Brendan & Dalton, Joan Darmody, Trevor Dolphin, Frank & Adrienne Drohan, Barbara Kinsella, Morette

Leech, Monica Mulligan. Sheila O’Brien, Tom O’Donoghue, Redmond O’Dwyer, Billy & Power, Rachel Ann, Power Sheridan, Constance Taheny, Stephanie Tully, Donal Walsh, Mai

SPONSORED SEATS Brazil, Donal & Clare Carey, Thomas & Tina Caulfield, Tomas & Cait Waterford Chamber Widger, Nora & Jack

All support received is directed towards preserving our beautiful theatre and contributes to a rich and vibrant arts culture which is at the heart of our city. If you are interested in supporting us, please talk to a member of our team.

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AUGUST

NATHAN CARTER DATE: Thurs 29th August TIME: 8pm PRICE: €39.50

MUSIC

Nathan Carter brings his stunning new “Summer Spectacular Show” to The Theatre Royal For one night only! He is just back from his completely sold out British Tour and raring to go in Ireland again. Nathan promises a must see show, with his amazing band. “We will make it an unforgettable night for all our fans”. You won’t be disappointed! And as Nathan himself sings “I was born for the road” Come along and share the experience with him!

DEIRDRE O’KANE A Line of O’Kane DATE: Fri 30th August TIME: 8pm PRICE: €21

Don’t miss A Line of O’Kane, Deirdre O’Kane’s hilarious new stand-up show in venues nationwide. Deirdre has really hit her stride; footloose from a glittering turn on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and revelling in her return to standup, don’t miss Deirdre at her hilarious best in a straight-talking look at twelve frantic months in the life of this tango-tripping, family-minding, telly-making, house-moving, comedy dynamo. “Unique star quality”- The Guardian.

COMEDY CROWMAN By Katie Holly. Starring Jon Kenny DATE: Sat 31st August TIME: 8pm PRICE: €21

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Jon plays Dan, a man in his 50s who is living alone. After a dear friend passing, he is forced to look back on his own troubled youth and face up to his demons. The play is at times poignant and tragic yet also has a warmth and humour as Jon slips seamlessly in and out of the many uproariously funny characters. The people he depicts are surreal but tinged with tragedy and Jon plays each with his amazing ability of character acting and hilarious humour.


SEPTEMBER

Waterford Musical Society Presents

VOICES AT THE VESTIBULE DATE: Sun 1st September TIME: 12pm & 2.30pm PRICE: €12

MUSIC

Seasoned, local theatre stalwarts will take you on a nostalgic journey of classic musical numbers in the intimate setting of our Vestibule here at the Theatre Royal. To book your tickets for what is always an enjoyable outing, please contact Waterford Musical Society directly through their Facebook page or by contacting any committee member. WMS, Classic Musical Theatre at its best!

Gaitkrash Theatre Company Presents

KILLING STELLA DATE: Fri 6th September TIME: 8pm PRICE: €18/ €16

Adapted from Marlen Haushofer’s compelling novella ‘Wir töten Stella’ (Austria, 1958), Killing Stella tells an unflinching story of collusion in abuse, and the price that has to be paid for remaining silent. If you’re a lover of intense and intriguing performances that will stay with you after you leave the theatre, Killing Stella may be for you.

THEATRE GIY FOOD MATTERS Plant Powered & Meat Free DATE: Sat 7th September TIME: 2.30-4pm PRICE: FREE, but must be booked through GIY.ie

FOOD

Is a plant based diet really better for us and the planet? How healthy are some of the meat-alts in reality? Is meat unfairly being blamed for all our ills? What are the implications of a Lancet world view for Irish food production and can we adapt? Could this be a moment in the sun for Irish horticulture? Join experts as we discuss in the setting of the theatre auditorium.

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SEPTEMBER

BACKSTAGE @ THE ROYAL The Wah, Ciaran Murphy, Lithium Lounge

DATE: Sat 7th September TIME: Doors 8.30pm, Bands on Stage from 9pm PRICE: €10/ €15 for 2. Pay on the door. Entry through scene dock backstage doors (outside Medieval Museum)

MUSIC

During Harvest weekend why not meet friends, and enjoy a drink in the Viking Triangles newest and coolest music venue. Recently noted as one of Ireland’s most iconic music venues by Lonely Planet, the Theatre Royal transforms onstage to become an intimate venue perfect for listening to new and original sounds.

THE MIAMI SHOWBAND STORY C

DATE: Wed 11th September TIME: 8pm PRICE: €31/ €29

Are you ready to revisit Ireland in the 1960’s in the company of the legendary Miami Showband and all their fantastic hits? Who remembers Simple Simon Says or From The Candy Store? Even if you’re too young to remember the 60’s, this is still the show for you. Told through the eyes of Miami songwriters, Fran O‘Toole and Des Lee, The Miami weaves us through the amazing roller coaster story of the iconic showband

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MUSIC Opera Collective Ireland Presents the World Premier of

VAGABONES

DATE: Fri 13th September TIME: 8pm PRICE: €21/ €19

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With a stellar cast of Irish talent, directed by Ben Barnes and the musicians of Crash Ensemble, Vagabones will be a culmination of great writing, superb theatre and thrilling music. Set in the small Co. Cork town over three days in 1661, the opera works as a moving tale of conflicted human emotions and stratagems, while deftly touching on issues of gender, fundamentalism, imperialism and the clash of cultures.


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DATE: Sat 14th September TIME: 8pm PRICE: €26

LIVE PODCAST SHOW

With a number one selling book under his belt and a podcast that has reached interest not only in Ireland but internationally, the satirist could possibly single-handedly change people’s mind set on mental health and the deafening stigma it surrounds. His latest innovative creation, The Blindboy podcast does not only indoctrinate mental health issues but reaches further into a wide spectrum of current topics, may it be gun laws, feminism, racism or a bit of history. Blindboy has it covered.

UNFORGETTABLE

The Nat King Cole Story DATE: Sun 15th September TIME: 3pm PRICE: €19

Join our Great Singalong Songbook team as they bring you ‘Unforgettable’, the thrilling story of Nat “King” Cole’s fight against bigotry, and brings you a score and more of his best-loved singalong songs. Delicious cakes and tea/coffee will be available throughout the afternoon. A Sunday afternoon of singing you simply cannot afford to miss!

MUSIC

MY WILD ATLANTIC JOURNEY

with Colin Stafford Johnson DATE: Wed 18th September TIME: 8pm PRICE: €19/ €17

TALK

Join wildlife filmmaker Colin Stafford-Johnson on a journey of discovery along the western seaboard of Ireland. Come and hear tales of adventure and misadventure from years spent tracking down some of Ireland’s most elusive creatures - all accompanied by stunning visuals that will make you wish you were there. Brand new show, different to 2017/2018.

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SEPTEMBER

BLINDBOY- LIVE PODCAST SHOW- Featuring Special Guest


SEPTEMBER

TOMMY TIERNAN

Paddy Crazy Horse DATE: Thurs 19th- Sat 21st September TIME: 8pm PRICE: €31 Limited Availability, Early Booking Advised

COMEDY

Tommy Tiernan mixes a love of comic rebellion and a refusal to be conscripted into a rational view of the world with a deep grá for talking and the poetry of everyday speech. This show is a fast paced and exuberant celebration of everything that’s wild, wrong and wonderful about being alive right here, right now. It is by turns clever and then really stupid. BE THERE!

CULTURE NIGHT DATE: Fri 20th September TIME: 5.45 pm & 6.15 pm

PRICE: Free

5.45pm- Comedy with the hilarious Stephen Stubbs & Guests @ the Stage Door Bar 6.15pm- Backstage Tour This tour gives you a glimpse of a working theatre while hearing about the architecture and performance history of the venue. Pre-booking at Box Office is essential as places are limited. Tour takes 45 minutes and will leave the viewer captivated and enthralled at the beauty of this building.

JOHN SPILLANE DATE: Thurs 26th September TIME: 8pm PRICE: €19/ €16

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In October 2017 the acclaimed Irish Singer and Songwriter John Spillane, celebrated 35 years of an ever-consistent vastly illuminating and exciting career within the world of music. Having sold over 100,000 albums in Ireland, John has also been awarded with two Meteor Irish Music Awards for ‘Best Act Folk’ and ‘Traditional’ act. Having performed all over the world, John is delighted to bring this show to the Theatre Royal.


SEPTEMBER

AN EVENING WITH MOUNT SION CHOIR AND GUESTS DATE: Fri 27th September TIME: 8pm PRICE: €20/ €60 for family of 4

MUSIC- CHOIR

The Mount Sion Choir Musical promises to be an evening of song, dance, storytelling and joy. This choir are celebrating the journey they are on and introducing you to the wonderful people they have met along the way. This show is suitable for the young, the old and everyone in between. Prepare to be blown away by their passion for their choir, to be amazed by their story and to understand why people across the world have been touched by their music.

Mad Ferrit Presents

‘OASIS MTV UNPLUGGED-ISH’ DATE: Sat 28th September TIME: 8.30pm PRICE: €25

Mad Ferritt have put together a tribute show that mimics the raw power and swagger of an Oasis live show in their hay day. Following on from their 2 sell out shows in 2017 & 2018 the lads return with a brand new show, bringing with them a full 14 piece band with string and brass sections. Are Ya Mad Ferritt!!

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SCIENCE MAGIC DATE: Sun 29th September TIME: 3pm PRICE: €10

KIDS

After touring for 3 months in Australia, triple award-winning Irish comedian & scientist, Donal Vaughan, brings his hugely popular science, comedy, magic family show back to The Theatre Royal. Always exciting and sometimes very messy, learn about science and laugh your pants off while you do. And the best part is all the tricks can be performed by you when you go home.

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OCTOBER

Aiken Promotions Presents

RORY’S STORIES DATE: Thurs 3rd October TIME: 8pm PRICE: €21

COMEDY

Rory O’Connor is Ireland’s favourite online funny man and best-selling author, otherwise known through his social media sketches as Rory’s Stories. This show takes a hilarious and frank look at every aspect of Irish life. From the GAA to the Guards and everything in between, Rory’s quick comedic wit perfectly captures what it means to be Irish.

A NIGHT SPENT DIRTY DANCING DATE: Fri 4th October TIME: 8pm PRICE: €25

This show pays homages to the greatest soundtrack in history and is often copied but never equalled. Over two hours of non-stop hits, this is the premier concert celebration to all the iconic music from the Dirty Dancing plus most ‘chick-flicks’ and dance movie soundtracks of all time. An all singing, all dancing, high energy, fun concert spectacular.

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WET PAINT

Patrick Talbot Productions presents

by Shane Casey DATE: Sat 5th October TIME: 8pm PRICE: €21/ €19

THEATRE- COMEDY 11

A play written by and starring

SHANE CASEY

Fresh from his acclaimed performance as Billy Murphy in the TV series The Young Offenders, Shane Casey returns to the stage. Inspired by his time as a painter decorator himself, Shane Casey’s very funny play depicts a day-in-the-life of two painter/decorators and their boss during the Celtic Tiger era, when anything was possibleat least inside your head. Also starring Michael Sands and Tommy Harris.


OCTOBER

HALCYON DAYS

by Deirdre Kinahan DATE: Wednesday 9th October TIME: 8pm PRICE: €21

THEATRE

Deirdre Kinahan is one of Ireland’s leading playwrights with recent hits such as ‘Rathmines Road’, ‘The Unmanageable Sisters’ and the internationally renowned ‘Moment’. In this play of hers, we meet Patricia who has a zest for life and men when she is thrust together with Sean who is languishing in a nursing home. They form a funny and spiky relationship but is friendship the most important thing?

The Violinists

VLADIMIR AND ANTON

present Those Were The Days DATE: Thurs 10th October TIME: 8pm PRICE: €25/ €22.50

Vladimir and Anton’s unique style was inspired by travelling Europe with the family ensemble. The brothers have collaborated with Katherine Jenkins and the BBC Concert Orchestra numerous times. An evening of songs and melodies we all love and remember, not to be missed.

MUSIC

TOM CREAN ANTARCTIC EXPLORER DATE: Fri 11th October TIME: 8pm PRICE: €21/ €19

THEATRE

Crean’s story is a testament of human fortitude against all the elements of Antarctic, his 36mile, solitary trek to base camp during the Terra Nova expedition to rescue his comrades Teddy Evans and William Lashly has been described by Antarctic historians as “the finest feat of individual heroism from the entire age of exploration”. Discover hardship he endured in this riveting and emotional play performed by Aaron Dooley.

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OCTOBER

MACK FLEETWOOD DATE: Sat 12th October TIME: 8pm PRICE: €23

MUSIC- TRIBUTE

The Theatre Royal welcomes the return of this exciting show. Europe’s premier tribute to the supergroup Fleetwood Mac, bring you on a magical musical journey from the Peter Green blues era to the multi-platinum selling band that still tour today. Mack Fleetwood bewitch their audience with authentic renditions of all your favourite classic Fleetwood Mac hits. Their love of the material and musical prowess shining through each song.

Lyngo Theatre Presents

JACK & THE BEANSTALK DATE: Sunday 13th October TIME: 3pm PRICE: €12/ €40 for family of 4

Fee Fi Fo Fum! It’s a giant of a show, we’d love you to come! Expect lots of surprises and beautiful images as Patrick Lynch tells the gripping story of Jack who sells his cow for 5 magic beans and finds himself in the land above the clouds. Enormous shoes, tiny houses, showers of silver and gold and a big, leafy explosion, there’s something for everyone!

KIDS Barking Dog Presents

ALICE IN WONDERLAND DATE: Tues 15th October TIME: 10am PRICE: €7- Tickets through Box Office only

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Barking Dog presents an exciting adaptation of one of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland. It features all the popular Alice characters portrayed by a cast of two talented actors. One plays Alice and the other manically portrays everyone she meets. Also expect brand-new catchy sing-along songs composed especially with children in mind, fabulous puppets and lots of surprises. Suitable for 1st- 4th class.


OCTOBER COUNTRY SUPERSTARS Dolly Parton & Friends DATE: Wed 16th October TIME: 7.30pm PRICE: â‚Ź26

MUSIC- COUNTRY

The show features Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, John Denver, Glen Campbell and many more. Each artist not only looks and sounds like the Country Star they portray, these professional performers transform themselves through hours of practice at their craft. Country music will live on forever, a must see for any fans of Country Music!

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OCTOBER

REGINALD D HUNTER Facing the Beast DATE: Thurs 17th October TIME: 8pm PRICE: €26

COMEDY Robert Kelly presents another new show at the Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal is delighted to welcome back Reginald D Hunter with his searingly honest show “Facing the Beast”. His material has garnered him a popular fan base that spans generations. Reginald is one of the few performers to have been nominated for the highly coveted Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe in three consecutive years. After twenty years of gifted storytelling and effortless dark humour, ‘Facing the Beast’ showcases Reginald at his controversial and hilarious best.

DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN DATE: Fri 18th- Sat 19th October TIME: 8pm PRICE: €25

Have you ever wondered why men can’t multitask, or why women can’t change a tyre? Wonder no more as Rob Becker’s “Defending the Caveman” is here to challenge and demystify the differences between the sexes. Professional stand-up comedian, Tom O’Mahony brings his energetic and brilliantly funny persona to the stage to take the audience on a unique comedic journey.

COMEDY- THEATRE Imagine Arts Festival Presents

YOUTH DANCE CELEBRATION

DATE: Sun 20th October TIME: 6pm PRICE: €7 / €20 for family of 4

DANCE 15

Youth Dance Celebration is a unique dance feast served with energy and panache! This popular annual event, now in its 17th year brings Waterford’s keen and dedicated young dancers together to celebrate their passion for dance. The variety of disciplines includes Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Jazz, Hip Hop, and many more. On Sale 27th September.


OCTOBER

ALBERT HAMMOND IS BACK! DATE: Tues 22th October TIME: 8pm PRICE: €41

MUSIC

The incredible singer-songwriter, Albert Hammond, returns to Waterford for one night only. His brilliant performance last year in the Theatre Royal has left the multi award-winning artist in popular demand. One of the all-time greatest song writers, his live performances are also legendary! He´s joined on stage by his own band to present a stunning 2 hour performance and a journey through 5 decades of our lives.

Theatre Royal Welcomes

MADHOUSE

in association with DATE: Wed 23rd October TIME: 8pm PRICE: €22/€20

This joyously kind, touching piece is based on the life story of the hilarious comedian PJ Gallagher. When PJ was 10, his Ma moved 6 men with schizophrenia into the family home to look after. Like things weren’t mad enough already. Confronted with memories of his childhood after his Da dies, Bobby’s past begins to collide with the present. Starring Katherine Lynch and Shane O’Reilly

THEATRE

THE BON JOVI STORY DATE: Thurs 24th October TIME: 8pm PRICE: €29.50

MUSIC- TRIBUTE

‘The Bon Jovi Story’ details the band’s history from their breakthrough album ‘Slippery When Wet’ up to their present day inclusion into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. The story is told through live performances of their most poignant and iconic songs, coupled with a series of video montages, along with costume and set changes which replicate the band’s best loved concerts.

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OCTOBER

FRANKIE’S GUYS DATE: Fri 25th- Sat 26th- October TIME: 8pm PRICE: €25

Frankie’s Guys pays a celebration to the legendary music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons; featuring four highly talented London West End performers, this show is an exciting and fast-paced celebration not just of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons but of the hallmark sounds of the 1960’s as well, including music from other beloved artists such as Roy Orbison and Jackie Wilson.

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SUNDAY MISCELLANY Waterford Writers Weekend DATE: Saturday 26th October TIME: 11.45am PRICE: €10

For over fifty years, Sunday morning has meant Sunday Miscellany: a magical mix of spoken word and music. The long running, highly popular RTÉ Radio 1 show makes a welcome return for a second year to the Waterford Writers Weekend. Local writers and festival guests will be joined by a diverse range of live music acts. Presented by Sunday Miscellany producer Sarah Binchy. Live recording starts at 12pm, no late-comers will be admitted.

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OCTOBER

Waterford Youth Arts and Imagine Arts Festival Present

HORRIBLY HISTORICAL TRAILS DATE: Tues 29th- Thurs 31st October TIME: 6.45pm from Theatre Royal’s scene dock

door, ‘round the back’. PRICE: €7, pay on the door

MUSIC

Join us as we bring you through the streets of Waterford to hear the stories hidden in our ancient walls, of those who have walked before us. Meet the ghosts of the legends you have heard the tails off; Vikings, Kings, Vampires, and many more of those lost but not forgotten. Be prepared for a spooktastical night of frights and delights. Suitable for children 6+.

South Eastern Theatre Group Presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s

‘CATS’

DATE: Tues 29th October- Sat 2nd November TIME: 7.30pm PRICE: Tues-Wed €21, Thurs-Sat €22.50

SouthEastern Theatre Group will make a welcome return to Waterford’s Theatre Royal stage for five nights only from with their production of the sensational Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical “CATS”. SouthEastern Theatre Group are the award winning and critically acclaimed group that brought the hugely successful sold out productions of ‘Les Miserables’, ‘Miss Saigon’, ‘The Phantom Of The Opera’, ‘Starlight Express’, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ and most recently ‘The Beautiful Game’ to the Waterford stage.

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They are delighted to have secured the performance rights for yet another classic for audiences to enjoy. Let CATS thrill you, but don’t miss out on a seat. Act fast and book your ticket soon- ‘it’s the cat’s whiskers and purrfect for all ages!’


CLASS

by Iseult Golden & David Heron DATE: Tues 5th November TIME: 8pm PRICE: €19/ €17

THEATRE

A parent-teacher meeting goes very wrong in CLASS – a new play about learning difficulties: in school, in life, wherever. An explosive tripleconfrontation in a classroom over learning difficulties, love and entitlement, CLASS has it all. Funny, heart-breaking and beautifully observed, with rave reviews and a sold-out run at the Abbey Theatre and Edinburgh Fringe First winner in 2018.

MAGICAL MOZART BY CANDLELIGHT

Returns to the Theatre Royal DATE: Wed 6th November TIME: 8pm PRICE: €25/ €23

From the producers of A Viennese Strauss Gala, this sumptuous fully costumed show immerses us in the wonderful music and the classical baroque world of one of the world’s greatest romantic composers- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart With beautiful settings, costumes, lighting, and of course candles, the European Baroque Ensemble and world class opera singers transport you back to the sumptuous past.

MUSIC- CLASSICAL Dressing Room 1 Presents the hilarious new comedy

DIRTY DUSTING DATE: Thurs 7th November TIME: 8pm PRICE: €21/ €19

THEATRE- COMEDY

‘Hold onto your seats, arriving with a bang this wild new comedy about a trio of 70-something cleaners face the axe....Well instead of taking threats of redundancy lying down, these game girls set up a phone sex service, that’s when the fun begins! Their bosses don’t know about it, their families would never guess and their very willing customers are none the wiser! A great piece of feel-good entertainment- you can’t help but be won over! 20

NOVEMBER

Verdant Productions Presents


NOVEMBER

MARY BLACK

for one night only! DATE: Fri 8th November TIME: 8pm PRICE: €35/ €30 on selected seats

MUSIC

An intimate gig with Mary and her all-star band playing favourite songs from her immense catalogue. One of Ireland’s favourite artists, Mary is regarded as one of the most important Irish vocalists of her generation, with multi-platinum selling albums and a string of achievement awards to her name. Mary’s enduring success has proven that her depth of talent and love of singing transcend the generations.

WIT SCIENCE WEEK

DATE: Sat 9th November PRICE: Free- Booking is essential for these events

Before and between shows there will be a hands-on interactive maths and science fair in the vestibule. All are welcome to attend, explore maths, puzzles and games and discover exciting science experiments that can be done at home too. Free for all to attend and activities suitable for all ages. 1pm- The Bubble Show- London Science MuseumSuitable for 10 years and under Bubbles of all sizes going all over the place with a little help from the audience and a lot of fun, entertainment and bubble science facts thrown in! 4pm- Bending it like Beckham with the Jugling Scientist- Suitable for children from 8-12 years. What makes a good football player? Training, muscles and endurance, right? But did you know there’s lots of science in sports too? Find out more and discover how Beckham became one of the best football players ever!

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7pm- It Takes Guts- London Science Museum- Suitable for children from 8-12 years. Follow the journey of food from your mouth, along metre after metre of pulsating guts and out the other end! This totally gross show is one of the London Science Museum’s best Young people and the accompanying adults will learn so much during this fast-paced and interactive performance!


NOVEMBER

OVER THE RAINBOW

The Judy Gartland Story DATE: Sun 10th November TIME: 3pm PRICE: €19

MUSIC

The Great Singalong Songbook team wow us with another gorgeous treat in their fantastic Sunday afternoon concert series, this time with a tribute, in song and story, to the amazing musical and movie icon, Judy Garland. ‘Over the Rainbow’ tells the enthralling story of Judy Garland’s life and the heartbreak that lay behind those carefree songs and dance sequences.

Rough Magic Theatre Company Presents

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING by William Shakespeare

DATE: Fri 15th November TIME: School Performance- 10.30am suitable for 2nd level English and TY students PRICE: €12 per student, teachers go free- post- show discussion with cast and students TIME: 8pm PRICE: €26/ €24 concession- open to members of the public. WIT discount available.

PLAY

On the deck of a deluxe mobile home a group of friends gather for a week-long party full of cocktail-infused debauchery, bad dancing and questionable gender politics.As the celebrations continue, two couples emerge. Claudio and Hero fall deeply and madly in love, while Benedick and Beatrice resume their altogether more quarrelsome romance. Much Ado About Nothing charts the course of these two star-crossed courtships as malicious rumour and pointed lies threaten to tear them both apart. This festive production of deception and excess, sparkling wit and linguistic exuberance asks: can we ever truly know the people we love? A perfect evening for a theatre loving audience.

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NOVEMBER

THE DON BAKER BAND DATE: Sat 16th November TIME: 8pm PRICE: €26/ €23

MUSIC

The Don Baker Band have been performing to audiences across Ireland to rave reviews and standing ovations. A gifted musician, songwriter and actor, Don is well known for his number one “Winner in You” in 1993. As an actor Don starred alongside Daniel Day Lewis in one of Ireland’s biggest ever movies “In the Name of the Father”. The Theatre Royal looks forward to Dan’s return.

PHIL COULTER

Return to Tranquility DATE: Sun 17th November TIME: 8pm PRICE: €31

Very few in the music business can boast of having chart entries in every decade since the sixties. Even fewer can match the range of Phil’s output – from Eurovision winners to folk classics, from tender ballads to sporting anthems, from Luke Kelly to Elvis Presley! An original retrospective on the work of one of our finest, it’s a show for every lover of good music and a welcome return to the Theatre Royal stage.

MUSIC Brothers of Charity Services Presents

STRICTLY ABBA DATE: Thurs 21st November TIME: 8pm PRICE: €20

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The fabulous performers from the Brothers of Charity are back to give you a night packed full of ABBA. Come along to sing and dance along to the songs you know and love. Let your hair down, as this loud and proud performance is one that is not to be missed. Contact Box Office for on sale date.


NOVEMBER

It’s Back!

WATERFORD WHISPERS NEWS LIVE DATE: Fri 22nd- Sat 23rd November TIME: 8pm PRICE: €28

COMEDY

This live show from the satirical website Waterford Whispers News is back on tour celebrating ten years online. In a stunning live show set in the WWN Newsroom, our two TV news anchors – Áine Ní Lása and Les Duggan –deliver a rapid-fire, subversive production complete with video reports, in-studio interviews and spoof adverts that will have you questioning every news broadcast you ever see afterwards.

Barnstorm Theatre Company Presents

THE BOCKETY WORLD OF HENRY AND BUCKET DATE: Sun 24th November TIME: 3pm PRICE: €12 /€40 for a family of 4

Henry and Bucket are best pals, but like all good friends they have their ups and downs. Poetic, humorous and rich in visual antics, this play explores friendship through two friends who have been likened to a modern-day Laurel and Hardy. A perfect afternoon of fun for all the family. Suitable for all ages.

KIDS

FRONTM3N DATE: Thurs 28th November TIME: 8pm PRICE: €26

MUSIC- TRIBUTE

FRONTM3N, the actual voices of “The Hollies”, “10 cc” and “Sweet” together in one concert, performing the songs of these Iconic Bands in an amazing acoustic show.All the hits that everyone knows and loves from the prime time of British Pop Music! Performed by current lead singers Peter Howarth, Mick Wilson, and Peter Lincoln. Not to be missed!

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NOVEMBER- DECEMBER

ABBA FOREVER

The Christmas Show DATE: Fri 29th November TIME: 8pm PRICE: €23/ €22

MUSIC- TRIBUTE

“ABBA FOREVER” returns to The Theatre Royal this Christmas. It’s always party time when ABBA comes to town but when it’s the Christmas Show, then that’s a real excuse to let your hair down! This happy sing-a-long event is pure escapism. It celebrates ABBA’s music with a loud and proud production and terrific audio visuals! It’s the perfect way to start your Christmas celebrations so come along and you will have a ball!

VANESSA WHELAN, DOMINIC MCGORIAN AND DYLAN BROWNE IN CONCERT

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DATE: Sat 30th November TIME: 8pm PRICE: €26

Vanessa Whelan, Dominic McGorian and Dylan Browne take to the stage of the Theatre Royal once again to bring their own brand of magic to perform a programme of concert hall treats and festive favourites. This unique performance will feature solos, duets and special guests that are sure to amount to a truly spellbinding evening.

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Book for Autumn / Winter Events from 1st September

Spooky THE THREE BRITISH Express TENORS Sat 26th A Concert for Christmas October DATE: Tues 10th December TIME: 8pm PRICE: €25

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The 3 British Tenors present a sparkling programme of the best loved Christmas songs from around the world and your favourite operatic arias. An international Christmas feeling is invoked with Strauss’ ‘Winterweihe, Tu Scendi dalle Stelle’. Who can resist Christmas comedy classics with Tom Lehrer’s ‘A Christmas Carol’?


DECEMBER

THAT’S AMORE

Christmas with Dean Martin DATE: Monday 16th December TIME: 7.30pm PRICE: €22

Dean Martin was one of the most popular American entertainers of the mid-20th century. Actor, singer, half of the hit comedy duo alongside Jerry Lewis, and one of the famous Rat Pack, his relaxed, warbling, crooning voice earned him the nickname ‘The King of Cool’ and dozens of hit singles. ‘That’s Amore: Christmas with Dean Martin’ is the perfect kick start to your Christmas festivities!

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ord & Suir Valley Railway

Waterford & Suir Railway Book for Waterford Autumn / Winter & Suir Valley Events Railway from 1st September Book for Autumn/ Winter Events

Spooky from 1st September Express Spooky Express Sat 26th October Sat 26th October

Santa Express Each Weekend fromSanta Sat 30th NovemberExpress to Saturday 23rd December Each weekend New Coffee Dock opened at Kilmeadan Station on from Waterford Greenway serving coffee & snacks daily 10am-4pm Sat 30th To Book Autumn/ Winter Events Contact: Waterford & Suir Valley Railway, Kilmeadan Station, November to Kilmeadan, Co. Waterford 051 384058 www.wsrailway.ie Saturday 23rd

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DECEMBER

An evening with

DECLAN O’ROURKE DATE: Mon 23rd December TIME: 8pm PRICE: €28.50

Winner of the first ever award for Best Original Song at the inaugural RTE Folk Awards 2018 for his latest work, O’Rourke is not standing still and continues to forge his unique brand of original songs, drawing on influences both rich and diverse. This artist delivers stories and music with epic performances that keep his audiences

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COMING UP IN SPRING 2020 MIKE DENVER IN CONCERT Thurs 23st Jan

TOMMY FLEMMING

3 HAIL MARY’S

Fri 17th Jan

Thurs 30th- Fri 31st Jan

THE FULL MONTY Tues 10th- Sat 14th March

JASON BYRNE

MY FAIR LADY

Sat 8th Feb

Tues 28th Apr- Sat 2nd May

visit theatreroyal.ie for a full listing of all our performances


DECEMBER

WATERFORD PANTOMIME SOCIETY PRESENTS Robin Hood and The Babes in the Wood

Waterford Panto Society presents a Forest Load Of Fun in the Theatre Royal this December with their production of ‘Robin Hood And The Babes In The Wood’. Featuring all the spectacular lighting, costumes and scenery you have come to expect as well as a full live band, up to date pop numbers and guaranteed family fun - this is one show you will not want to miss this Christmas season. Starring all your Panto favourites as well as a host of dancers, singers, junior chorus and some special guest stars you’ll never know who will pop up in this years Panto. There are special family performances with great deals for families of 4 and more as well as once again an autism-friendly sensory performance on Thursday December 5th at the earlier time of 7pm. Booking for this sensory performance is in person only at the Theatre Royal box office from September 24th. General booking opens September 17th. For more see waterfordpantosociety.com or find us on Facebook. Waterford Panto Society - making Christmas magic in Waterford since 1985.

MUSICAL Dates: Thursday December 5th – 7pm – Sensory Performance* Friday December 6th – 8pm – Partial Availability Saturday December 7th – 2:30pm – Partial Availability Saturday December 7th –8pm Family Show ** Sunday December 8th – 2:30pm – Upper Circle only Wednesday December 11th – 8pm – Partial Availability Thursday December 12th – 8pm – Partial Availability Friday December 13th – 8pm – Partial Availability Saturday December 14th – 2:30pm Saturday December 14th - 8pm Sunday December 15th – 2:30pm

Wednesday December 18th – 8pm Family Show** Thursday December 19th – 8pm Friday December 20th – 8pm Saturday December 21st – 2:30pm Saturday December 21st - 8pm Sunday December 22nd – 2:30pm Friday December 27th – 2:30pm - Upper Circle only Saturday December 28th – 8pm – Partial Availability Sunday December 29th – 8pm Monday December 30th – 2:30pm Family Show**

Price: €19.50 Stalls & Dress Circle/€16 Upper Circle General Booking opens Tuesday 17th September at 10am. *Booking for Sensory performance opens 24th September, must be booked in person at the Box Office – Limited availability **Family shows: €65 Family of 4 (Stalls & Dress Circle)/€50 Family of 4 (Upper Circle)

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