Riverside Theatre



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PERFORMANCES:  Friday 24th March at 8pm

Professional Drama

Bardic/Premier Productions present the play by Martin McDonagh
THE LONESOME WEST

"The Lonesome West" is the third of McDonagh's trilogy of plays in the Leenane series - bleak and blackly comic but enthralling to experience

Bickering brothers, Coleman and Valene, share a house in the wild west of Ireland.

One obsesses about his religious ornaments and his precious poteen - the other thinks only of his stomach and regularly crashes funerals in his quest for free sausage rolls!

Their local priest, troubled by a spate of murders in the area, tries but fails to convince the squabbling brothers to put aside their petty differences - as a result of which matters become considerably worse....

Riverside welcomes back this excellent professional company in a production directed by Sean Faloon.




PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 25th March at 8pm

Comedy

Riverside welcomes back the brilliant Conal Gallen
CONAL GALLEN stars in ONLY JOKING!

Ireland's Number One Comedian returns to Riverside with his brand new show

Ireland’s most popular comedian is bringing his hilarious new one man stand up show Only Joking to the stage this Autumn. Packed full of new songs and jokes as well as some fan favourites, Only Joking is Conal’s best show to date.

He has become without doubt the most popular comic in the Irish theatre scene. His brand of humour is absolutely hilarious and has all of his audiences in stitches from start to finish. With over 33 Albums to date Conal has more material than he knows what to do with and is constantly coming up with new material while on the road.

Conal has had multi-platinum selling DVDs along with a number of massive hits and countless awards under his belt! Come along and see why he is truly Irelands best loved comedian.




PERFORMANCES:  Tuesday 4th to Saturday 8th April - nightly at 8pm

Community Theatre

Ballywillan Drama Group presents
ARE YOU BEING SERVED?

The iconic TV programme, first shown on BBC1 during the 80s and as popular today as it was then!

PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY BRIAN LOGAN


Two months after their sell-out production of ANNIE, Ballywillan Drama Group return to the Riverside with the iconic BBC TV comedy Are You Being Served?

Written by the original authors David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd this rip-roaring comedy brings all your favourite characters to the stage as we return to the Grace Brothers store for two hours of compete mayhem and double entendres.

Follow the staff as they prepare for a sale of German goods before departing for a staff holiday to Costa Plonka, Spain.

With nine of the ANNIE adult principal cast in the play it is sure to be a sure-fire success – so book your seats now to see Mr Humphries, Captain Peacock and Mrs Slocombe as you have never seen them before!








PERFORMANCES:  fRIDAY 21ST AND sATURDAY 22ND aPRIL, NIGHTLY AT 8PM

Professional Drama

Big Telly Theatre Company presents
THE FAERIE THORN

NI's oldest established professional theatre company presents its latest production


Adapted by Zoë Seaton & Shelley Atkinson
Directed by Zoë Seaton
Music by Garth MacConaghie


Based on the book ‘The Faerie Thorn and Other Stories’ by Jane Talbot, The Faerie Thorn will recreate Talbot’s dark, imaginative and bewitching tales, propelling the audience into a world of devilish debts, trysts and trades, broken bargains and unjust trials; of magic, quick-wittedness, hoodwinking and revenge.

The stories inhabit an incredibly vivid and dangerous world controlled by a complex fairy mafia including factions like the memory takers, the time keepers, the bad talkers and trolls, which humans tackle at their peril.

Over the past thirty years, Big Telly has carved a reputation as bold, risk-taking theatre maker, and The Faerie Thorn production will be a vibrant, contemporary, physical theatre, incorporating masks, movement and illusion. The Faerie Thorn will be witty, dark and wickedly comedic dealing with inexorable human tensions in a way that is shocking and yet terrifyingly familiar.





PERFORMANCES:  Friday 28th April to Saturday 6th May - WITH SELECTED MATINEE PERFORMANCES AT 2PM AND NIGHTLY PERFORMANCES AT 8PM

Community Musical

Portrush Music Society presents
9 to 5

Directed and produced by Kerry Dunn, this is PMS's latest blockbuster production and the first time in which Riverside has hosted this show

The Portrush Music Society GIRLS ARE BACK IN TOWN!

FRIENDSHIP, GOSSIP,POISON,MURDER..THESE GIRLS HAVE ALL THE FUN

Award winning Portrush Music Society again brings you the incredible 9 to 5 The Musical.

This hilarious new musical comedy is based on Dolly Parton's amazing hit movie that centres on three office workers who turn the tables on their sexist boss. Featuring original numbers from Dolly Parton's Oscar, Tony® and Grammy Award nominated score, 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL is about teaming up and taking care of business.





PERFORMANCES:  Friday 12th May at 8pm SORRY FOLKS - THIS PRODUCTION IS NOW SOLD OUT BUT IT'S COMING BACK TO RIVERSIDE FOR ONE PERFORMANCE ON THURSDAY 28th SEPTEMBER 2017

Comedy/Music/Dance for audiences of 18+

Forbidden events presents
FORBIDDEN NIGHTS

A classy, new all-male variety show with full theatre production and explosive choreography, as seen on BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT and THE ONLY WAY IS ESSEX!

All the cast of FORBIDDEN NIGHTS are skilled and professionally trained performers, hand-picked from around the UK with charisma, undeniable talent, sparkling personalities and honed physiques in equal measure. They can sing, they can dance and they are VERY easy on the eye!

Featuring a vocalist, aerial artist, pole performer and fire act, all delivered with an element of naughtiness but not so naughty that you can’t bring your Granny!
The evening is suitable for ages 18 to 80.

Think Cirque de Soleil meets Magic Mike

SORRY FOLKS - THIS PRODUCTION IS NOW SOLD OUT BUT IT'S COMING BACK TO RIVERSIDE FOR ONE PERFORMANCE ON THURSDAY 28th SEPTEMBER 2017



PERFORMANCES:  wEDNESDAY 17th May at 8pm

Comedy

SD Entertainment presents
EILISH O'CARROLL stars in LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH!

Eilish is best known as Winnie McGoogan in her brother Brendan’s enormously successful BBC sitcom, ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’,

Best known as Winnie McGoogan in her brother Brendan’s successful BBC sitcom, ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’, Eilish comes into her own here with this reflective look on an eventful life that includes a strict Catholic upbringing, two failed marriages and coming out as a lesbian at the age of 50.

While poignant and deeply moving it is also packed with humour. A 1950s baby, and the ninth of ten children, she describes her childhood with affection and good humour. Then there’s her discovery of orgasmic proportions via the hydraulics on a double decker bus and her discovery of sex! At one stage she was sure that there was something wrong ‘down there’ because her sex life was unfulfilling. Her discovery that she was a lesbian is also tenderly handled with good humour.

The end result is a warm, witty triumph that joyously celebrates being true to yourself.




PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 20th May at 8pm

Music

Talon Music presents
AND FINALLY...... PHIL COLLINS

THE DEFINITIVE PHIL COLLINS AND GENESIS TRIBUTE SHOW

You simply won't see better!


‘And Finally… Phil Collins’ is recognised throughout the industry as the market leaders and definitive Phil Collins & Genesis tribute show.

Now, celebrating their ‘10th Anniversary’ year together, this truly amazing eleven piece band which includes the ‘And Finally Horns’ faithfully re-create all the classic hits from the Phil Collins and Genesis timeless back catalogue.

In 2017 they present a brand-new show that is truly enhanced by new lighting, stage sets and world class musicians to get even closer to that immense Phil Collins production ensuring an exciting spectacle is totally guaranteed. As always the ‘two drummer’ line up remains an integral part of the act and once again the addition of a dedicated percussionist performing the Louis Conte role, has moved the ‘And Finally’ experience both musically and visually to a whole different league.

Last year for the second time in a row ‘And Finally… Phil Collins’ were voted by the ‘Agents Association of Great Britain’ at the ‘National Tribute Music Awards’ as the…
‘OFFICIAL UK No.1’.


PRODUCED BY TIM HARPER, CHRIS LLOYD & PETER ANDERSON


andfinallyphilcollins.com








PERFORMANCES:  Thursday 15th to Saturday 17th June - nightly at 8pm

Community Musical

Encore Productions presents
THE MAGIC OF THE MUSICALS

A selection of songs from your very favourite musicals

Directed by the McMaster Brothers, Edwin Brown and Kelly Neill (who rang Riverside's highly successful Youth Theatre for 8 years) come, see and be a part of the magic that is the musicals

A night for the whole family to enjoy




PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 24th June at 4pm

PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY STARTING TIME

Children

Riverside welcomes back
MR HULLABALOO'S ENCHANTED TEA PARTY

Mr Hullabaloo is a delightful storyteller and performer who is incredibly popular with audiences of young children right across Ireland

Hear ye Hear ye!

Prepare to step into a magical world of enchantment with Mr Hullabaloo the storyteller as we proudly present our Enchanted Tea Party show live on stage!

Through the magic of live storytelling combined with puppetry and beautiful scenery you and your family will be transported to our kingdom of dreams to meet lots of your storybook friends.

We invite you all to step inside the pages of a magical storybook



PERFORMANCES:  Wednesday 28th June and Thursday 29th June, nightly at 8pm

Community Dance

Victoria Lagan Dance and Drama Productions presents
THE VLDD SUMMER 2017 SHOWCASE

The new show from the most exciting Dance and Drama Academy in the North West

Victoria Lagan Dance and Drama is delighted to be once again performing its annual summer showcase at The Riverside Theatre Coleraine.

VLDD is the longest running dance and drama studio in the north coast area with classes running 6 days a week.

VLDD prides itself on training performers to a pre-professional level with many past VLDD pupils currently studying performing arts in London.
This summer showcase will highlights all of 2017 trainings - some of the dance styles performed in this showcase will include, contemporary, lyrical, jazz, hip hop, acrobatics and commercial. VLDD drama students will also be performing some of their LAMDA Acting exam pieces.

Victoria Lagan Dance and Drama is the first and only dance school in Northern Ireland to be qualified with the National Association of Teachers of Dance in Contemporary and will be showcasing some of their exam syllabus.

VLDD currently holds 1st place titles in The Northern Ireland Dance Championships for Contemporary and Jazz styles.

This is an exciting showcase of what this studio has to offer - not a night to miss!



PERFORMANCES:  Wednesday 26th July - Saturday 5th August 2017

Youngsters between 8 and 18 years

Ben Levy and the Riverside Theatre present
Music Theatre Summer School 2017

The second summer school organised at the Riverside by Ben Levy

This summer school will run from Wednesday 26th July through to Saturday 5th August 2017 (excluding Sunday 30th July). Classes will run from 10am - 5pm each day with a performance on the final afternoon.

Participants must be 8 years old by July 26th and the upper age limit is 18 years.

Spaces are limited to 60 so early booking is highly recommended.

Course fee is £115 each. A £10 non-returnable deposit is needed to secure a place with the full fee being due by June 30th 2017.

Booking is only possible by contacting the Riverside Box Office on 028 70123123, or by calling in in person. No on-line booking is possible. The £10 deposit must be paid at the time of booking.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Ben Levy directly: Tel. 07547092916 or send an e-mail to lightsuptheatrecompany@gmail.com



PERFORMANCES:  Thursday 28th September 2017

Variety

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
FORBIDDEN NIGHTS

A classy, new all-male variety show with full theatre production and explosive choreography, as seen on BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT and THE ONLY WAY IS ESSEX!

Comedy/Music/Dance for audiences of 18+

Forbidden events presents
FORBIDDEN NIGHTS


A classy, new all-male variety show with full theatre production and explosive choreography, as seen on BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT and THE ONLY WAY IS ESSEX!

All the cast of FORBIDDEN NIGHTS are skilled and professionally trained performers, hand-picked from around the UK with charisma, undeniable talent, sparkling personalities and honed physiques in equal measure. They can sing, they can dance and they are VERY easy on the eye!

Featuring a vocalist, aerial artist, pole performer and fire act, all delivered with an element of naughtiness but not so naughty that you can’t bring your Granny!
The evening is suitable for ages 18 to 80.

Think Cirque de Soleil meets Magic Mike









Tickets: £20.00
PERFORMANCES:  02/10/2017

Comedy

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Lisa Thomas Management proudly present:
JOHN BISHOP ‘WINGING IT’ WORK IN PROGRESS 2017



Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming here to warm up his brand new show WINGING IT in autumn 2017!
It will have been 3 years since his last tour and WINGING IT is gearing up to be his biggest and best yet. John is very much looking forward to this new adventure and can’t wait to be back on the road again.
John has achieved huge success with a number of his own comedy, entertainment and documentary shows including ‘John Bishop’s Australia’ (BBC1), ‘John Bishop’s Britain’ (BBC1); ‘John Bishop’s Only Joking’ (Sky1); ‘The John Bishop Show’ (BBC1); ‘The John Bishop Christmas Show’ (BBC1) and ‘John Bishop’s Gorilla Adventure’ (ITV1). More recently his new series ‘John Bishop: In Conversation With…’ sees him chatting, one to one with some of the UK’s biggest names.
John has also been a regular on ‘A League of their Own’ (Sky1) as well as a host of The Royal Variety Performance.
Tickets £30.50 on sale from 10.00am Friday 3rd March 2017