Theatre Royal launches exciting Summer line-up

Waterford actress Carrie Crowley and actor/writer Arthur Riordan, pictured at the launch of the Theatre Royal Summer Programme with Nora Widger (Commercial Director, Theatre Royal) and Des Whelan (WLR).

Waterford actress Carrie Crowley and actor/writer Arthur Riordan, pictured at the launch of the Theatre Royal Summer Programme with Nora Widger (Commercial Director, Theatre Royal) and Des Whelan (WLR).


By Courtney Oliver
The Theatre Royal celebrated its 2017 summer programme when holding the official launch of its new brochure on Thursday last. The launch was augmented by live tunes from Waterford singer and songwriter, Susan O’Neill – all washed down with bubbly champagne!
The 2017 summer brochure features a variety of events for all different ages and audiences. The upcoming programme features some welcome returns as well as theatre, music, comedy and family events.
“It’s a varied programme that features a lot of well-known musicians locally, nationally and internationally. Irish musicians, including Sharon Shannon, Kila and Eleanor McEvoy will be performing at the theatre.
“Some very interesting theatre will be featured, such as ‘The Collector’, an adaptation of the John Fowles novel, and Samuel Beckett’s plays, ‘Footfalls’ and ‘Krapp’s Last Tape’. We have some interesting work for children as well, including the Little Red Kettle’s The Island of Lost Children.” said Sheila Quinn, the Marketing Director of the Theatre Royal.
Mr Quinn added: “The Viking triangle is a go-to tourist destination, so we are hoping the programme draws in local and international visitors.”
Additional musicians featured in the theatre’s summer line-up include: Nathan Carter, The Four of Us, Brian Kennedy, John Prine and Leonard Cohen Mass.
Waterford actress Carrie Crowley is the star of the Samuel Beckett play, ‘Footfalls’. “It’s an interesting piece and Beckett’s language is just exquisite,” she said. “It tests you, and it makes the audience ask questions. That’s a good thing- it’s a very complex piece. It really makes you sit and decipher what you have just seen.”
Theatre Royal Commercial Director Nora Widger elaborated on the exciting summer programme: “It’s a very exciting line-up for the summer; we have a range of music acts, community theatre and comedy. We had a very successful previous summer, and we are hoping to build on that with the hope that Waterford locals will support all of the upcoming events and spread the word to their friends and family.”
In addition to the exciting programme, historical and interactive tours of the Royal will continue over the summer for theatre enthusiasts.

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