Posts Tagged ‘Theatre’

Stagemad at Central Arts

This month, Central Arts is to play host to Stagemad Theatre Company as it presents Somebody and Nobody, a dark revenge comedy by Ian Wild. Directed by James Power and starring Waterford’s Darren Malone (fresh from a stint in Sister Act) and Richard Clare, who recently wowed gobsmacked audiences at Central Arts Open Mic Night [...]

Musical Extravaganza at Presentation School

Concert dancers.
There is a long history of Music in the Presentation Waterford. The tradition of the School Musical began in 1974 with ‘The Quaker Girl’. This year’s production of ‘The Pajama Game’ played to an audience of over 1000 over four performances and was the school’s 30th production. On March 16th friends of [...]

The Pillowman

The Pillowman
St Patrick’s Day at the Everyman Cork saw the Irish premiere of The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh. His plays confuse and confound people and this one, an early work, has the awful cruelty and dark humour with the twists in narrative that either disgust people or plunge them into an imaginative whirlpool. It gets its [...]

Top theatre awards for local schools

Students from De La Salle College, Waterford, winners of the Best Overall School Musical category at this year’s Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards for their production of Guys & Dolls, who performed 'Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat' at the awards ceremony. | Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland.
De La Salle College in the city and St Declan’s Community College in Kilmacthomas have both scooped awards at this year’s Bord Gais Student Theatre Awards, which were hosted by actor Simon Delaney recently. Over 2,000 students representing 57 schools around Ireland attended the ceremony. De La Salle College was awarded the top accolade in the [...]

God Bless the Child

Garter Lane Theatre presents God Bless the Child, a new play based on stories by Frank O’Connor, adapted for the stage and directed by Patrick Talbot, on Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th March. The short stories of Cork-born Frank O Connor are universally regarded as being classics of their kind. Now, for the first time, [...]

Heroin at Garter Lane

Heroin at Garter Lane
For the first time, the incredible THEATREclub comes to Waterford with their award-winning production of Heroin by Grace Dyas for one night only on Friday 6th February at 8pm. Heroin was developed in collaboration with the staff and clients of Rialto Community Drug Team and the book “Dying to Survive” by Rachel Keogh is read [...]

Spring into the Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal
Look out next week for the delivery of the Theatre Royal’s season brochure in through your doors. There really is something for everyone this spring from children’s theatre and cinema to world performance premieres. On Thursday, 12th February, Fishamble returns with Underneath, the eagerly awaited third part of Pat Kinevane’s trilogy, following on from Silent [...]

30 hours for WYA

Vinnie O’Shea
Local theatre fans will have the rare – nay, unheard of – opportunity to catch seven new one-act plays featuring leading members of Waterford’s theatrical and creative community at Garter Lane on 31st January. They’re all coming together to devote ‘30 hours to Waterford Youth Arts’ – an organisation that many have reaped the benefits [...]

30 hours for Waterford Youth Arts

Edward Denniston, one of the writers involved with 30 Hours for Waterford Youth Arts.
Waterford Youth Arts is bracing itself for a busy 2015 and plans to hold a major fundraiser in Waterford on 31st January, when Waterford’s theatrical and creative community come coming together to take part in what promises to be a fun, interesting and entertaining event for a fantastic cause. The event will take place in [...]