Archive for the ‘Theatre’ Category

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 [...]

The Brilliance of “Blackbird”

Maria Guiver and Anthony Brophy who will star in 'Blackbird' at the Theatre Royal.
Michelle Heffernan Reports ‘Blackbird’ by David Harrower will run at the Theatre Royal from June 28th to the 30th and tells the compelling story of a young woman confronting the man who sexually abused her when she was 12 years old. Starring Tudors’ actor and Hollywood old-hand Anthony Brophy, as well as the gorgeous thespian Maria [...]

Rubber Bandits at Theatre Royal

Fresh from their sell out shows at London’s Soho Theatre, the Rubberbandits bring their new show ‘Loot Roosters’ to Theatre Royal Waterford on Friday, June 22nd. Distinctive for their plastic bag masks they always wear, musical duo Blindboy Boat Club and Mr Chrome started their career at the turn of the new millennium as prank phone [...]

Summer Highlights at the Theatre Royal

Bringing it all back home: Mario Rosenstock is Theatre Royal-bound this summer.
The Theatre Royal’s summer season kicks off on June 1st and promises something to suit all tastes. The Royal will presents three exceptional plays throughout the summer months featuring ‘Blackbird’ by David Harrower starring The Tudors’ Anthony Brophy and Maria Guiver, Conor McPherson’s ‘The Good Thief’ starring Waterford’s Michael Power, along with Enda Walsh’s masterpiece, [...]

WMS Stage Exquisite “Fiddler on the Roof”

Ray Collins was splendid as Tevye, a role he was born to play.
Liam Murphy Reports Theatre Royal audiences were last week treated to the expected, big, warm-hearted choruses in Waterford Musical Society’s exquisite production of ‘Fiddler On The Roof’. There was an epic sweep to the show as ‘Tradition’, the beautiful ‘Sabbath Prayer’, the glorious shout to life and survival of ‘L’Chaim’ and a ‘Sunrise Sunset’ to rekindle memories [...]

A Symphony for the Senses

Festival Director Gemma Tipton with Artistic Director Dieter Kaegi
Michelle Heffernan Reports Prepare for a cornucopia of pleasure. The Blackwater Valley Opera Festival (previously titled the Lismore Opera Festival) will returns for the June Bank Holiday Weekend, offering a programme of magnificent music, mouth watering food and those first sips of sweet summer wine, all nestled in the enchanting setting of Lismore Castle and environs. [...]