Archive for the ‘Theatre’ Category

The Red Iron: From the page to the stage

Catherine Power (Munster Express) and Jamie Beamish at the launch of The Red Iron
Jim Nolan explains to Catherine Power the process behind the writing of his new play The Red Iron Jim Nolan’s eagerly awaited new play The Red Iron opens in Garter Lane on November 10th. This new play has garnered much attention over the last few weeks and I was delighted to have the opportunity to [...]

CAT at the Theatre Royal

(Thursday and Friday, July 12th and 13th)CAT is the story of ‘Dave the Cat’, and how he was sacked from the original production pf that famous musical ‘Cats’ on opening night, and has never quite recovered. As he stands on stage in his ‘magnificent’ cat costume, he lets us into a world of backstage drama, romance [...]

The Red Iron at Garter Lane

Jim Nolan’s new play, The Red Iron runs at Garter Lane from November 10th to 30th. September 2017. As crowds gather on Waterford’s Quay to greet the county’s vanquished All-Ireland hurling team, the now middle-aged members of a teenage gang return to the city’s long abandoned Red Iron Bridge to remember their recently deceased friend.The revelation [...]


Gracie Sweeney as Cinderella Zoe Walsh as Fairygodmother  Pic 41: Zoe O'Gorman, Mara Matiut as the Stepsisters and Emily Hennessy as the Stepmother
There was such a buzz in the Hall at Ursuline Primary School for their inventive show Cinderabba. Staged by classes 5th and 6th (10 to 12 years old), the classic Cinderella tale was told in rhyming couplets with a clever use of Abba songs delivered by a full cast, a dancing troupe and a costumed [...]


The cast of CinderAbba in rehearsal at St Ursula’s last week.  The show runs at the school until tomorrow evening. Photo by Noel Browne
Ready to rock at St Ursula’s If last week’s dress rehearsals are anything to go by, CinderAbba at St Ursula’s primary school this week is a production not to be missed. The show, which tells the story of Cinderella in a clever rhyming script intermingled with many well known and loved Abba songs is the brain child [...]

June 7th deadline for Ted & Mary Regan Bursary applications

The cast of The Bilberry Goats, pictured during their most recent sell-out show 'I Do, I Do, So I Do'.
The Ted and Mary O’Regan Arts Bursary committee wish to remind intending applicants that the closing date for this year’s award is this Friday, June 7th at 5pm. The Bursary was inaugurated in 2005 to honour the memory of one of Waterford’s best loved and respected couples. The purpose of the Award is to assist an [...]

Summer programme at the Theatre Royal

Summer 2019 is about to kick off here at Theatre Royal and it is jam-packed with music, theatre and comedy. Theatre lovers can look forward to Joxer Daly ESQ (July 4th, 5th, 18th and 25th) brilliantly performed by Phelim Drew. A play that features storytelling and song, prefect for a summer night of entertainment. Returning [...]

The joy of SprOg!

The Garter Lane Arts Centre team, who were joined by the pupils of St John of Gods Primary School for the launch of SprOg 2019 on Thursday last. See Encore 2 for more snaps. 									| Photos: Mick Wall
Kids’ Spraoi festival set to be “totally awesome”! A group of enthused pupils from St John of Gods Primary School set the SprOg ball rolling at Garter Lane Arts Centre on Thursday last, enjoying art and cupcakes at the 2019 festival’s launch.Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Class members, accompanied by their teachers, enjoyed two art sessions with [...]

Panto fun in Kill

Narrator (Denise Cheasty) and members of the Youth Drama Group Leah Colfer, Hannah Comerford, Aoife McMahon and Fina Eccleston.
PANTO fun returned to Kill once again this April with the staging of the hugely entertaining ‘Cinderella…ish’ at the Gealach Gorm Theatre. The production was staged to full-houses for five separate performances from Thursday evening April 11th to Sunday evening April 14th which included a Sunday matinee. With Martha Cleary as Cinderella, Killian Power and Jack Walshe [...]

The Japanese Film Festival at Garter Lane

THE line-up for this year’s Japanese Film Festival at Garter Lane from Thursday to Saturday, April 18th to 20th will feature a diverse and packed programme of films, including work of the most acclaimed filmmakers from contemporary Japanese cinema, and covering a variety of themes, genres and topics. It will all be shown on Garter [...]