Archive for the ‘Theatre’ Category

Dean Takes the Plunge

Dean Jacob is preparing for 'The Plunge' which will be held at the Crystal Leisure Centre on Sunday, October 28th. For ticket information, visit
City daredevil prepares for underwater challenge @@@text Dermot Keyes Dean Jacob cut a relaxed figure at the Crystal Leisure Centre Swimming Pool on Wednesday morning last following another intensive training session. Speaking to The Munster Express, the city native detailed an escape act he’s set to perform at the Cork Road venue on Sunday, October 28th, showing off [...]

Steering the Flock towards “Animal Farm”

Rhiann Jeffrey, the director of Waterford Youth Arts' 'Animal Farm'.
With ‘Animal Farm’ running in Garter Lane from August 23rd to September 1st, we got in contact with Rhiann Jeffrey, the director for this production for a quick interview, discussing her past experiences in Theatre, her opinion on Waterford and her thoughts on the upcoming production. Question: How did you first get involved in the [...]

Little Red Splendour…

Lusmore, Lily, Doire and the Ollpheistha returns to the Royal “An apprentice sword-maker to Fionn MacCumhaill, a blind piper on the run in 1600s Penal Ireland, a young writer from Waterford in 2017, a 2000-year-old tree, a three-headed sea-serpent and the Goddess of the Earth…an incredible adventure across time…” The rehearsal room at St Paul’s Boys [...]

Spraoi is in the Air!

Eoghan Dalton Reports It’s time for Spraoi and next Friday the 26th annual spectacular takes to the streets of Waterford for what promises to be another action packed, entertainment filled weekend. With some 200 costumed performers set to be scattered across the city centre for the August Bank Holiday weekend, this year’s Spraoi is going to [...]

Julie Power: On Tour with Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company

Julie Power is no stranger to ‘treading the boards’. From the time she took her first tentative steps on stage as the ‘Artful Dodger’ in Oliver in 2006, Julie has played a variety of starring roles in a huge number of theatrical productions. Tonight (Tuesday) the very talented 22-year-old Waterford performer makes her debut with [...]

A Bug’s Life! Waterford Gears Up for Another Spraoi Spectacular

Eoghan Dalton Reports Thousands of bugs- grasshoppers, ladybirds, larvae, spiders as well as the occasional praying mantis are about to descend on Waterford City over the August Bank Holiday weekend as part of the Spraoi Festival which has ‘Bugs’ as its theme. “They’re such little things in reality but you blow them up and look at them [...]

Spraoi 2018 set to be another spectacular festival

Quangodelic will play in Baileys New Street during the Spraoi 2018 Festival
Over two hundred guests attended the launch of Spraoi International Street Arts Festival’s 2018 programme at Spraoi Studios on Friday last. The 26th Spraoi Festival runs on August 3rd , 4th and 5th . Speakers at the event included Mayor of Waterford City and County Cllr. Declan Doocey, Spraoi Chairman Jamie Dower, Andy Crowley of TEVA and Spraoi Artistic Director [...]

All Together Now!

Tommy Tiernan heads up the comedy line-up at All Together Now August 3rd-5th
Curraghmore Estate prepares for its inaugural food & arts festival Michelle Heffernan Reports This is going to be an August Bank Holiday Weekend like no other. As I write the stages are being set for an exceptional event in music, comedy, food and arts right here in the heartlands of the Deise. All Together Now (ATN) 2018 [...]

Brendan Grace Returns To The Theatre Royal

On Saturday, July 7th one of Ireland’s most loved comedians returns to the Theatre Royal for a show that encapsulates his 46 years in the comedy business with all the best bits from his repertoire of comedy hits. Brendan Grace possesses an uncanny ability to read an audience and these highlights from his decades of stand [...]

A Summer of Plays at the Theatre Royal

The summer season at the Theatre Royal is in full swing and there’s something on the boards to suit all tastes. In particular this season there will be three exceptional pieces of Theatre with engaging and theatrical stories performed by outstanding actors. Save the dates! ‘Blackbird’ by David Harrower starring Anthony Brophy (The Tudors) and Maria Guiver is [...]