Archive for the ‘Theatre’ Category

Imagine Festival Set to Be “Deliciously Dark”

Pictured in Waterford preparing for this year's Imagine Festival are members of the Waterford Youth Arts who will perform at this year’s festival including Des Kavanagh (age 16) Alex Olariu (age 17) Abi McCormack (age 17) Mary O’Donoghue (16). 								| Photo: Patrick Browne
‘Deliciously Dark’ best describes a key theme for this year’s Imagine Arts Festival, which takes place in Waterford City from October 18th to the 28th. Pre-Halloween high jinks for all ages come courtesy of a number of exciting premium events including the inimitable Spraoi’s latest production ‘Wicked Woods’; Stomptown Brass’ ‘Requiem for Truth’ featuring a raucous [...]

Bay Drama: A New Theatre Group in Dungarvan!

Bay Drama in Dungarvan has created a new 20-minute play which kicks off this Saturday.
Bay Drama is a new theatre group based in Dungarvan and they’re very pleased to announce an exciting new performance with Crew’s Restaurant, Dungarvan – aimed squarely at entertaining locals and the huge number of visitors to The Waterford Greenway.Written and produced specifically for Crew’s, Dungarvan’s best seafood restaurant, Bay Drama has created a free [...]

The Autumn Season at the Theatre Royal

Bosco's Garden & Snow White will feature as part of the Theatre Royal's Autumn season.
The Theatre Royal’s Autumn season is full to the brim with theatre, music, comedy and family events: something for everyone! The Royal’s Autumn kicks off this Thursday (and Friday) with ‘Frankie’s Guys’, a fast-paced, energetic production paying tribute to the legendary music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Theatre lovers will be spoilt for choice [...]

Oh, For a Theatre By the Sea

The splendid Coastguard Cultural Centre.
Coastguard Cultrual Centre could tick a big Tramore box The success of smaller theatrical venues across the locality, be it Central Arts in Waterford city, Gealach Gorm in Kill and Brewery Lane in Carrick-on-Suir begs the question: why has Tramore skipped the board treading beat? It’s incongruous that a town of Tramore’s scale and [...]

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 [...]