Archive for the ‘Theatre’ Category

Five Year Plan at Garter Lane

Nicola Spendlove’s new play ‘Five Year Plan’ is now booking at Garter Lane.
Rehearsals are in full swing for Nicola Spendlove’s powerful and relevant new play, Five Year Plan. Presented by Stagemad, this thought-provoking story, directed by Ben Quinlan, comes to Garter Lane on March 19th and 20th. Cast includes Ema Lemon, Grannie Kavanagh and Abi McCormack Five Year Plan follows a group of three friends, Sarah being the [...]

Waterford Youth Arts Young Writers Programme

Young Playwrights Programme mentor Martina Collender
As Waterford Youth Arts gets ready to celebrate its 35th birthday, part of the celebrations is a new programme called The Young Playwrights Programme. An open call to all young writers to submit a short play or an extract from a longer work, maximum length of 15 minutes. Three plays will be chosen and the [...]

Blackwater Babble

A good old session at Garter Lane If there’s one thing the people of Ireland know, it’s a good late-night session. Whether it be a lock-in, or they type of impromptu gathering of old friends and family that only a wedding or a funeral can ignite, the session is the seed that grew Blackwater Babble, the [...]

Drop Everything!

David Hennessy Musical & Dramatic Society Presents“The Full Monty”, The Stage Musical A raucous, pop-rock-musical send-up of gender expectations and stereotypes… that takes it all off.The Full Monty is a story full of heart. Right to the end, audiences will be wondering if these lovable misfits will really pull it off. With a raucous mix of [...]

Foster & Allen Timeless Memories Tour

On Saturday 25th January Foster Allen will bring their Timeless Memories Tour to the Theatre Royal, featuring tracks from 10 of their most popular and favourite albums. The story of Foster &Allen began back in the seventies when Mick and Tony were playing in Country Music bands around Ireland. In 1975 they got [...]


A remarkably polished yet emotionally raw collection, Woman is a daring synthesis of Bird’s songwriter roots and passion for, among other genres, soul, it’s eleven songs long but 37 minutes short: pointed, powerful, and packed with truths and levity. Written and almost exclusively performed by Bird, with regular associate Marcus Wüst as co-producer – Woman [...]

The Red Iron Sells Out

The Red Iron Sells Out With glowing local and national reviews, universally positive audience response and the Sold Out signs mounted on the first Friday of a three week run, playwright Jim Nolan and The Red Iron production team are reflecting this week on what is, without question, the highlight of Waterford’s cultural year. Relaxing in the [...]

The Shakespeare Talk DEMYSTIFYING Hamlet

To “Demystify Hamlet” is the challenge of this year’s Shakespeare talk on Hamlet: to explain in layman’s terms the world of William Shakespeare’s tragedies and their supreme relevance for us today. This public talk takes place in the Crystal Sports Centre on Saturday, 30 November, at 2 p.m. Admission is free and all are welcome. The [...]

The Red Iron Delivers

Neill Ditt and Brian Doherty who play Kel and Dog in The Red Iron
Much was expected of Jim Nolan’s – The Red Iron – a play for Waterford, and mingling on the opening night at Garter Lane was a proud feeling as the great and good, the dreamers, the schemers, the shapers, the bright lighters, sipped Blackwater Gin and listened to the Barrack St Concert Band.The lights dimmed, [...]

The Red Iron opens at Garter Lane

After months of excitement and anticipation Jim Nolan’s new play ‘The Red Iron’ opens in Garter Lane this week and runs until Saturday, November 30th. It’s the first play Jim Nolan has set in Waterford since Red Kettle’s 1985 debut. In 1985 The God’s Are Angry, Miss Kerr attracted record audiences to the theatre but [...]