Archive for the ‘Theatre’ Category

Rubber Bandits at Theatre Royal

Fresh from their sell out shows at London’s Soho Theatre, the Rubberbandits bring their new show ‘Loot Roosters’ to Theatre Royal Waterford on Friday, June 22nd. Distinctive for their plastic bag masks they always wear, musical duo Blindboy Boat Club and Mr Chrome started their career at the turn of the new millennium as prank phone [...]

Eva Cassidy: The Story at the Theatre Royal

Elsa Jean McTaggart brings her Eva Cassidy show to the Theatre Royal on Saturday, June 9th.
Elsa Jean McTaggart presents a tribute to her all-time favourite artist Eva Cassidy, which will touch down at Waterford’s Theatre Royal on Saturday, June 9th (8pm). With voice and guitar, she brings alive the essence of Eva as she relates the songs to the beautiful and yet tragic story of one of the world’s most iconic [...]

“Blackbird” to run at Theatre Royal

Anthony Brophy and Maria Guiver, who will star in 'Blackbird' at the Theatre Royal, which opens from June 28th to 30th. 				| Photo: Colin
Fifteen years ago, Una and Ray’s relationship had a profound and devastating effect on both their lives. They haven’t set eyes on each other since. Now in a tense confrontation the past returns to torment them as they unravel their deeply conflicted feelings for each other. Revelations and recriminations fly in this lacerating and controversial story [...]

Returning Rebecca is Simply the Best!

On Friday, June 1st, the incredible Rebecca O’Connor will bring her mesmerising Tina Turner Tribute Show back to the Theatre Royal. In the words of Ms Tina Turner herself: “Rebecca is so good, it’s scary.” Rebecca O’Connor is the only Irish artist to have ever won the prestigious European ‘Stars In Their Eyes’ TV competition where [...]

Summer Highlights at the Theatre Royal

Bringing it all back home: Mario Rosenstock is Theatre Royal-bound this summer.
The Theatre Royal’s summer season kicks off on June 1st and promises something to suit all tastes. The Royal will presents three exceptional plays throughout the summer months featuring ‘Blackbird’ by David Harrower starring The Tudors’ Anthony Brophy and Maria Guiver, Conor McPherson’s ‘The Good Thief’ starring Waterford’s Michael Power, along with Enda Walsh’s masterpiece, [...]

WMS Stage Exquisite “Fiddler on the Roof”

Ray Collins was splendid as Tevye, a role he was born to play.
Liam Murphy Reports Theatre Royal audiences were last week treated to the expected, big, warm-hearted choruses in Waterford Musical Society’s exquisite production of ‘Fiddler On The Roof’. There was an epic sweep to the show as ‘Tradition’, the beautiful ‘Sabbath Prayer’, the glorious shout to life and survival of ‘L’Chaim’ and a ‘Sunrise Sunset’ to rekindle memories [...]

A Symphony for the Senses

Festival Director Gemma Tipton with Artistic Director Dieter Kaegi
Michelle Heffernan Reports Prepare for a cornucopia of pleasure. The Blackwater Valley Opera Festival (previously titled the Lismore Opera Festival) will returns for the June Bank Holiday Weekend, offering a programme of magnificent music, mouth watering food and those first sips of sweet summer wine, all nestled in the enchanting setting of Lismore Castle and environs. [...]

The Animal Uprising Has Begun!

A group shot of the cast members performing in the Summer Theatre project.
This year’s Waterford Youth Arts Summer Theatre Project started at the weekend before last when on Friday, April 20th, the crew met with director Rhiann Jeffrey from Belfast. This was her first time in Waterford and she was delighted to be working here on this project for the summer. The crew team included Martina Collender (Stage [...]

Bealtaine 2018 in Waterford

Artist Catherine Drea will run a free “Photography as Memory Making” workshop at Garter Lane as part of this year’s Bealtaine Festival, which runs throughout the month of May.
Michelle Heffernan Reports Celebrating the Arts & Creativity As We Age This May, Waterford City & County will host a range of events as part of the 22nd Bealtaine Festival, which celebrates creativity as we age. Waterford City and County Libraries, along with Garter Lane Arts Centre, are delighted to partner with this national movement to bring almost [...]

Boland on the Boards

Mary Boland, pictured with the Little Red Kettle cast and crew departing for Japan in 2000
Michelle Heffernan Reports It’s been 20 years since Mary Boland and I shared a tête-à-tête. Sitting across from me in the Theatre Royal Café, I feel I am 10 years old all over again, receiving her sincere gaze of motherly warmth and affection. This was the woman who brought me and 19 other Waterford kids to [...]