Archive for the ‘Theatre’ Category

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

Carrick-On-Suir Musical Society’s “Robinson Crusoe”

Photos by Joe Cashin From left: Kayleigh Carroll, Laura Kelly, Amy Sullivan, Rebecca Walsh, Claire Norris and Aisling Graham [...]

De la Salle College presents “We Will Rock You”

De la Salle College thrills in “We Will Rock You” Musical Photos by Mick Wall Jessica Reinl as “The Killer Queen” Bebhinn Mercer who played “Meat”

‘Two Pints’ set for Downes’s

By Courtney Oliver The Abbey Theatre’s tour of Roddy Doyle’s ‘Two Pints’ will be stopping off to perform in Waterford at Downes’s Pub on Thomas Street this Thursday, July 13th. Directed by Caitriona McLaughlin, the national tour kicked off in Kilkenny at The Village Inn, and will also include a performance in New Ross at Mannions [...]

‘A Taste of Beckett’ season set for stage

Carrie Crowley and Arthur Riordan bring 'A Taste of Beckett' to the Theatre Royal stage, kicking off this Wednesday. 							| Photos: Patrick Browne
heatre goers in the South East have the opportunity this summer to see two brand new productions of short works by Ireland’s Nobel Prize Winning author, Samuel Beckett in the evocative surroundings of Waterford’s Theatre Royal. Theatre Royal Artistic Director Ben Barnes will direct Waterford’s Carrie Crowley in ‘Footfalls’ and Arthur Riordan in ‘Krapp’s Last Tape’. Rarely [...]