Archive for the ‘Theatre’ Category

Mercury Rev to play the Theatre Royal

Mercury Rev return to Waterford 10 years on from their last gig here.
Mercury Rev last visited Waterford in 2008 when they played the intimate setting of Electric Avenue. A decade on, the band return for a very special show at the Theatre Royal to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their opus ‘Deserter’s Songs’. When ‘Deserter’s Songs’ was released in 1998, it kick-started one of the greatest, and most [...]

“Into The Woods” Proves Another Carrick Triumph

Louise Mulcahy (Cinderella), Sheridan Brady (Florinda) and Tarryn Attlee (Lucinda).
Carrick-on-Suir Musical Society is celebrating 75 years of being central, in musical terms, to a community that has seen the rise and fall of post World War II economic and social development. Over those years they established a significant reputation for musical theatre and they excelled themselves with an operatic telling of Stephen Sondheim’s [...]

Playing it Wright

The theatrical world is at Martina Collender's feet.
Martina Collender loving the theatrical challenge “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” (William Shakespeare – ‘As You Like It’) Martina Collender is riotously good company. And when we recently sat for a long overdue conversation, there were times when it felt like she couldn’t make many of her impassioned, [...]

Into the Woods at the Strand Theatre!

The Munster Express's own Dermot Keyes plays Rapunzel's Prince
Carrick-on-Suir Musical Society will proudly present its 114th production, ‘Into The Woods’, in the Dick Meany Auditorium at the Strand Theatre from Saturday, March 3rd until Saturday, March 10th.Directed by Liam Butler, this fantastical adventure tells the story of a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend [...]

Royal Moscow Ballet’s “The Sleeping Beauty” at the Theatre Royal

Embarking on their very first performance at the Theatre Royal Waterford, The Internationally renowned Royal Moscow Ballet brings every child’s favourite fairytale to the Theatre Royal on Saturday, March 3rd (2pm and 8pm). This is the classic story of love and innocence , mystery and magic set to Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score. Experience stunning choreography, breathtaking costumes [...]

Huge Drama at Garter Lane

Tickets are on sale at Garter Lane: or 051-855038, €15 (Concession €13)
‘Murder of Crows’ is a compelling – unmissable – new drama, coming to Garter Lane on February 13th, 14 and 15. Woven together by Dublin writer Lee Coffey, Murder of Crows skillfully spins numerous narratives into a single exploration of the connections formed between three young delinquents who flock together in their knowledge that “secrets [...]

Panto Time in Portlaw!

Lillian Clery (Queen Bossanova), Emmett Cullinane (Lord Chamberlain), Stephanie Maguire (Nausea), Jamie Power (Jack), Kieran Laffan (Charcoal Fairy) and members of the Junior Chorus of Portlaw Musical Society's 'Sleeping Beauty', which runs at the Premier Hall from Thursday through to Sunday.
It all began over a chat during a night shift in the Tannery almost 40 years ago. Freddy Kelly, Billy Corcoran and Bill Furlong (all deceased, sadly) and Freddie Laffan – still very much alive and kicking – were taking stock, lamenting the decline of the ‘Tops of the Streets’. All four agreed that something had [...]

New Theatre season launched at Waterford Chamber Business After Hours

At the Waterford Chamber Business After Hours networking event at the Theatre Royal and launch of the Theatre Royal Spring Season Programme were from left: Mary Boland, Theatre Manager; Dermot Quinn, Technical Manager; Paul Nolan, President Waterford Chamber; Ben Barnes, Artistic Director, Theatre Royal; Barbara Drohan, Board of Directors; Sheila Quinn, Marketing Executive and Nora Widger, Commercial Director.
The Spring/Summer Season at the Theatre Royal was launched on Thursday night at Waterford Chamber’s first Business After Hours of 2018. Welcoming a large gathering of business people and theatre enthusiasts to the Theatre Royal stage, Waterford Chamber President Paul Nolan said: “We are delighted to be here this evening for the launch of the new [...]

The critic’s verdict

Liam Murphy’s Arts Review of 2017 In general terms, 2017 was a bit of a mixed bag. The buzz of the 1916-2016 Commemoration has dissipated with some ‘carry-over’ before the 1918-1921 Remembrance funding scrabble begins. The awaited Arts Strategy Waterford City & County 2016 – 2021 came out as ‘A Shared Vision For Waterford Arts’. [...]

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” at Theatre Royal

Nanny McGrgeor.
Cast of Waterford Christmas Pantomime “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” with audience members. Photos by Mick Wall