Archive for the ‘Theatre’ Category

Our Musical “Tradition”

Waterford Musical Society present ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ from May 2-5 Michelle Heffernan Reports Ray Collins and Greta Rochford go back a long way. Both – not too long ago! – were teenagers with flair for acting, and, of course, acting the maggot, when they joined Stagefright Theatre Group, formed by the late Bryan Flynn. [...]

Little Red Kettle Summer Play Auditions Beckon!

Little Red Kettle is to hold its summer play auditions from April 23rd to 25th!
Attention, attention, exciting, fantbulous, fantastical and hugely important news for the youth of Waterford city and county. Little Red Kettle is delighted to announce that they will be holding auditions for their annual Summer Play 2018. Yes, we know – it’s terribly exciting. Just keep calm and read on! Following on from the success of their production [...]

A Night Spent Dirty Dancing at the Royal

‘A Night Spent Dirty Dancing’, which arrives at the Theatre Royal on Wednesday, April 4th, pays homage to one of the greatest soundtracks in movie history and is often copied but never equalled. Over two hours of non-stop hits, this is the premier concert celebration to all the iconic music from ‘Dirty Dancing’, plus most ‘chick [...]

Mercury Rev to play the Theatre Royal

Mercury Rev return to Waterford 10 years on from their last gig here.
Mercury Rev last visited Waterford in 2008 when they played the intimate setting of Electric Avenue. A decade on, the band return for a very special show at the Theatre Royal to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their opus ‘Deserter’s Songs’. When ‘Deserter’s Songs’ was released in 1998, it kick-started one of the greatest, and most [...]

“Into The Woods” Proves Another Carrick Triumph

Louise Mulcahy (Cinderella), Sheridan Brady (Florinda) and Tarryn Attlee (Lucinda).
Carrick-on-Suir Musical Society is celebrating 75 years of being central, in musical terms, to a community that has seen the rise and fall of post World War II economic and social development. Over those years they established a significant reputation for musical theatre and they excelled themselves with an operatic telling of Stephen Sondheim’s [...]

Playing it Wright

The theatrical world is at Martina Collender's feet.
Martina Collender loving the theatrical challenge “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” (William Shakespeare – ‘As You Like It’) Martina Collender is riotously good company. And when we recently sat for a long overdue conversation, there were times when it felt like she couldn’t make many of her impassioned, [...]

Into the Woods at the Strand Theatre!

The Munster Express's own Dermot Keyes plays Rapunzel's Prince
Carrick-on-Suir Musical Society will proudly present its 114th production, ‘Into The Woods’, in the Dick Meany Auditorium at the Strand Theatre from Saturday, March 3rd until Saturday, March 10th.Directed by Liam Butler, this fantastical adventure tells the story of a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend [...]

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 [...]