Riverside Theatre



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PERFORMANCES:  Friday 1st August at 8pm

Young Adults

STEDA presents
STEDA SENIOR SHOWCASE NIGHT!

The senior students of the 2014 Acting Summer School in Riverside show off the skills they've polished during this year's residency in a show open to the general public

Taking a detour from the land of Oz's Yellow Brick Road, we find a stageful of Munchkins, a lion, a scarecrow and a Tin Man!

In fact, characters from the timeless show "The Wizard of Oz" are given a 2014 twist in this showcase evening from STEDA's talented students



Tickets: £8.00
PERFORMANCES:  Friday 1st August to Saturday 18th October - daily, during Riverside's standard opening hours

Foyer Gallery Exhibition

Fairhead Photographic Club presents
FAIRHEAD PHOTOGRAPHIC CLUB EXHIBITION

An exhibition of photographs in the Theatre's foyer gallery


This exhibition by Fairhead Photographic Club comprises a selection of prints, both monochrome and colour, making up a distinctive body of work.

The club is attended by a strong group of enthusiastic amateur photographers from the complete novice through to more advanced members. Owing to its welcoming and friendly atmosphere membership is drawn from a wide geographical area with some members travelling considerable distances to take part in the various meetings throughout the year.

As with any group of photographers, this exhibition of their work represents a diversity of both subject matter and style. Members have tried to include a variety of subjects, presented for your enjoyment. They include portraits, landscapes, seascapes, urban decay and sport.

Living in the north-east of the Province the Club has an abundance of breathtaking scenery on its own doorstep. This has provided much inspiration and opportunity to photograph the environment which surrounds us, be it stunning vistas or abandoned buildings, beauty can be found in unlikely places!

The members trust that the variety of images presented introduce you to the skill, enthusiasm and interests of the members of Fairhead Photographic Club and inspire you to look afresh at the world around you!

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PERFORMANCES:  Monday 4th to Friday 8th August inclusive, daily from 10am to 10pm

Young Adults

New Horizon presents
ON THE EDGE!

If you are going into school years 8 - 11 in September 2014 then this is the event for you!



Organised as part of the New Horizon programme On The Edge is back again this year!! If you are going into school years 8 - 11 in September 2014 then this is the event for you!

Following a rampage of comedy videos, drama, interviews and ludicrous games there will be loads of time to really engage with God. Each night there will be some really loud, awesome worship and straight-up-real-life-no-messing-about kind of talks.

PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE LINK IMMEDIATELY BELOW TO BOOK. TICKETS CAN ONLY BE OBTAINED THROUGH THE NEW HORIZON WEBSITE http://www.newhorizon.org.uk/home/event/youth/

Online Registration opens on Monday 7th April 2014

The cost is £20 per child for the week. For those who don't pre-register but just turn up on the night the cost is £4.




PERFORMANCES:  Friday 15th & Saturday 16th August, nightly at 8pm

Community Musical

Victoria Lagan Dance and Drama presents
Disney's CAMP ROCK - THE MUSICAL!

A classic story of rivalry and power and fun for all the family

Disney's CAMP ROCK: The Musical, is based on the hit Disney Channel Original Movies Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (starring teen idols Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers) will fire up the stage with over a dozen songs, including “This Is Me,” “Can’t Back Down,” “It’s On,” and “We Rock.”

A classic story of rivalry and power, Disney's CAMP ROCK: The Musical opens with Mitchie and her friends arriving at Camp Rock, ready to spend another summer jamming out and having the time of their lives. But the new, flashy Camp Star across the lake now threatens Camp Rock’s very existence.

To keep the doors open, Mitchie steps up, rallies her fellow Camp Rockers, and gets them into top shape for the ultimate showdown!

To follow more updates, pictures and videos of rehearsals head to www.facebook.com/victorialagandanceanddrama



PERFORMANCES:  Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd August, nightly at 8pm

This show officially opens Riverside's 2014 Autumn Season

Comedy

Jeremy Lewis presents, for the Riverside Theatre, DAVID McLAUGHLIN and STEVEN MILLAR in
GREATER TUNA!

by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard

Quite possibly one of the funniest American comedies you will ever have seen, with two NI actors playing 20 different roles between them!


The day in Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas, begins—as usual—with DJs Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie at the microphones of Radio OKKK, broadcasting at a big 275 watts (at least when they remember to turn the transmitter on).

Topping the headlines is the winning entry in the American Heritage Essay Contest, entitled “Human Rights, Why Bother?”

Then, Arles exits, and in comes Didi Snavely, proprietor of “Didi’s Used Guns”; she leaves and gives way to weatherman Harold Dean Lattimer: “We have this swarm of locusts that are headin’ our way from Louisiana, but we figure the dust will kill a lot of ’em, and the rest’ll probably get blown away or drown in this tropical storm that’s headin’ our way from the coast.”


And the comedy continues, from Petey Fisk of the Humane Society talking about the duck problem and Yippy, the Pet of the Week, to Phineas Blye, perpetual losing candidate for city council announcing he’s running again and revealing his plan to tax prisoners: “It would be easy, ’cause everyone knows where they are.”

And of course, a day isn’t complete without the high school football report from Coach Raymond Chassie, who explains why his football team lost 48-0: “We lost mainly because we couldn’t score.”

And so the day continues, as Tuna’s citizens parade across the stage in all their outrageous and irreverent glory, commenting on life, politics, and what makes them (and sometimes us) tick.

If this show doesn't make you laugh - and then laugh some more - there's no Justice in the world.......

DAVID McLAUGHLIN (Actor)

Trained at, and graduated from the Arden School of Theatre. Theatre credits include: Richard III in Richard III (Upstairs at the Gatehouse) Alarbus/Messenger in Titus Andronicus (Arcola Theatre), Melchior in Spring Awakening (UK Tour with Icarus Theatre Collective), Mercutio/Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet (UK Tour with Icarus Theatre Collective), Bonneface in The Replacement (UK Premier, Riverside Theatre), Lance Sussman in Die, Mommie, Die! (UK premier, Vertigo Theatre Productions). Since graduating David has worked in both fringe and professional theatre around the UK and Ireland. He is one of the founding members of Northern Irish based JTAF Theatre Company and has appeared in both the Irish premiers of Ordinary Days and Songs for a New World.



STEVEN MILLAR (Actor)

Steven, similarly, graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Central Lancashire, He is a founding member of local theatre company Just Tea and Friends. In his teens he has worked with companies such as Cahoots N.I & UAYD. In 2012 he took part in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in a children's musical based on the Peterman story. Steven was one of the Tutors in last year’s Acting Summer School in Riverside His dance career now has come to an end, although he still has a keen interest in hardcore street dance, so if anyone would like to have an urban dance off, please get in touch with him!



JEREMY LEWIS (Director)

Trained first as an actor and teacher of Speech and Voice at London Guildhall School of Music & Drama and then both at undergraduate and postgraduate level in English and Classics at the New University of Ulster. He has directed about 40 different productions over the last thirty years, (including all of Joe Orton's published plays, Coward's "Blithe Spirit", Arnold Ridley's "The Ghost Train", Ibsen's "Enemy of the People", Pinter's "The Homecoming" and GB Shaw's "Passion, Poison and Petrifaction") in Ireland and Scotland – and this, after "Arsenic and Old Lace", is only his second American comedy in all that time.








PERFORMANCES:  Friday and Saturday 29th and 30th August, nightly at 8pm

Community Musical

Lights Up Theatre Company presents
FAME - The Musical

Accompanied by a live orchestra, Lights Up Theatre Company will be bringing this vibrant extravaganza of a musical to Riverside this August!

DIRECTED BY BEN LEVY
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: BEN LEVY
CHOREOGRAPHY: VENESSA CHAPMAN


Share the heartache, the passion, the legwarmers and the bandanas of New York's Performing Arts students as they strive for success in the tough world of Theatre and Dance. 


The stage musical version of Fame is based on the 1980 film of the same name, which was conceived and developed by David De Silva, with a book by Jose Fernandez, music by Steve Margoshes and lyrics by Jacques Levy.

It tells the story of several students who attend the High School of Performing Arts in New York, among them fame-obsessed drug addict Carmen, shy actress Serena, wisecracking comedian Joe, smart violinist Schlomo, and 'talented but dyslexic' dancer Tyrone.

Well known hits include I Want to Make Magic, Fame, Dancin’ on the Sidewalk and Bring on Tomorrow. With a very talented cast of actors, singers and dancers, this is a show not to be missed, it will have you dancin’ all the way home!
This amateur production is produced by arrangement with Josef Weinberger, London.

“Dance dynamite” The Express

“Breathtaking … the energy is astounding” The Independent.

Riverside Youth Theatre's Associate Tutor in Music, Ben Levy, is currently the youngest person ever to have directed a major musical in Riverside at the age of just 17, which currently stands as a Riverside record. Ben's sell-out production of "Joseph & The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat" was the biggest hit of Riverside's 2013 summer programme. And his swansong, prior to leaving Coleraine for university in September is this, a large-scale, youth production of "Fame", the musical in Riverside during late August 2014.






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Tickets: £10.00
PERFORMANCES:  Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th September, nightly at 8pm

Community Theatre

Alan McClarty, Darren Gardiner and Richard Mairs present
A NIGHT IN NOVEMBER

The hugely popular play by major Ulster writer MARIE JONES

A Night in November follows Kenneth Norman McCallister, a Protestant dole clerk working in Belfast, who has "cleanly discriminated" against Catholics throughout his life, and indeed he gains much pleasure when he gets accepted into the golf club ahead of his Catholic boss.

This continues until he witnesses the hatred directed towards the Catholic supporters of the Republic of Ireland at a 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifying game against Northern Ireland which causes him to question his beliefs and his identity as a British Protestant in Northern Ireland. The play shows how Kenneth deals with his identity crisis through monologues and soliloquies as well as introducing numerous other characters for Kenneth to interact with, all played by the one actor.

By the end of the play Kenneth travels to New York to support the Republic of Ireland at the 1994 FIFA World Cup, and he has come to terms with his identity as an Irish Protestant. "I am a free man, I am a Protestant man, I am an Irish man"

This demanding role is performed by local actor ALAN McCLARTY, who is generously donating proceeds from the three performances to Action Cancer



Tickets: £10.00
PERFORMANCES:  Thursday 11th to Saturday 13th September, nightly at 8pm

Dance

Dominic Graham School of Irish Dance presents
D U O

The North Coast's most famous school for Irish Dance in its annual showcase spectacular in Riverside

Over the last 15 years this famous school has enjoyed some of its most memorable nights in the Riverside, establishing Irish Dance as part of the year in the Theatre.

This year Dominic Graham will produce and direct his new work called DUO, which to put it bluntly is 2 shows in one. DUO will show the very essence of what this school of dance is all about, with a cast of 70 dancers and other performers. The 2 pieces of DUO are "Instruments of the Dance" and "Fiestadance"..



Tickets: £10.00
PERFORMANCES:  Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th September, nightly at 8pm

Comedy - Recommended only for Audiences of 18+

Martin Lynch presents
FIFTY SHADES OF RED, WHITE AND BLUE!

The outrageously funny and much talked-about show

Maggie Muff to bring some muffalicious!

PURE AMAZEBALLS!!!

Her Facebook postings had Northern Ireland in
fits of laughter last summer. It all started as a
joke when Leesa Harker wrote a Belfast-based spoof of Fifty Shades of Grey. Very soon it went viral and had 29,000 followers !


Fifty Shades of Red, White and Blue tells the
story of loveable Maggie Muff and her search
for love, featuring laugh-out-loud characters
such as big Sally Ann, Sinead the Greener and
of course, the mysterious Mr Red White and
Blue himself!

This show contains adult humour and strong language.

TICKETS NOW ON SALE



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Tickets: £17.00
PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 20th September at 8pm

Music

“Top drawer - the best live music act in the country” – Facebook “Outstanding - The Rolls-Royce of Irish Rock” – RTE “Simply Stunning” – The BBC
THE fabulous ILLEGALS with NIAMH KAVANAGH

The best tribute to The Eagles and to Fleetwood Mac you'll see anywhere in Ireland

Every year the Illegals delve deeper into the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac back-catalogues to keep their dynamic live show fresh but familiar to packed venues throughout Ireland.

This show, entitled A Common Thread, sees the band belting out a superb set from the Big Two and ‘connected’ others from the West Coast sound. Audiences really love the Illegals live – an entertaining night of vocal harmony, superb musicianship, unforgettable songs and great fun - served up by a band at the top of its game.

You’ll hear classic tracks from Linda Rondstadt, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt and others as well as all the top favourites from Eagles and Fleetwood Mac: Hotel California, The Chain, Desperado, Dreams and more …



Tickets: £17.00
PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 27th September at 8pm

Jazz

Rick Swann presents
RICK SWANN'S BIG JAZZ NIGHT!

A fabulous evening of trad jazz, blues and bebop

Following the success and response of ‘Satchmo – The Music of Louis Armstrong”, and his show devoted to Ella Fitzgerald, Rick returns to The Riverside with an All-Star line-up to include some of the most prominent names in the UK & Irish jazz scenes.

Coming straight in from recording his debut album ‘Legacy’, Rick celebrates the life and music of the great jazz Greats. There’s everything from swing to hard-hitting bebop and scat and this night is expected to be the freshest, most exciting Jazz, Blues and Bebop show of autumn 2014 .




Tickets: £14.00
PERFORMANCES:  Wednesday 1st October at 8pm

Drama

Gerard Logan presents his Riverside Theatre debut in
WILDE WITHOUT THE BOY

Directed and dramatised by the award-winning
Gareth Armstrong


Performed by Gerard Logan (“Olivier Nominee” - RSC, Winner of The Stage Newspaper’s “Best Solo Performer” award at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival for his performance in the acclaimed “The Rape of Lucrece”, also directed by Gareth Armstrong),

“Wilde Without the Boy” is a dramatic interpretation of “De Profundis”, the letter Oscar Wilde wrote to his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, from his cell in Reading gaol. Two years previously, Wilde had been imprisoned for acts of gross indecency with other males.

Brilliant, loving, witty and passionate, “Wilde Without the Boy” is a glimpse into the humbled, bruised, loving soul of one of the greatest geniuses ever to have lived.

“...The gods had given me almost everything....genius....brilliancy, intellectual daring. Whatever I touched I made beautiful.....I summed up all systems in a phrase, and all existence in an epigram......Along with these things I had things that were different. I let myself be lured in to long spells of senseless and sensual ease......The danger was half the excitement....They were to me the brightest of gilded snakes!”

Oscar Wilde, DE PROFUNDIS



Tickets: £14.00, concessions£10.00
PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 4th October at 8pm

Music

Riverside welcomes back
The brilliant CELTIC SOUL

A wonderful tribute to the music and lyrics of the incomparable VAN MORRISON

Following its stunning debut in 2013, Celtic Soul returns to the Riverside to pay homage to one of the truly great singer/songwriters of all time : our very own Van Morrison.Receiving critical acclaim from devout Van fans wherever they perform, you’ll hear the big hits like Jackie Wilson Said, Days Like This, and of course Brown Eyed Girl. You’ll also hear Ballerina, Cyprus Avenue, and In the Garden among many others great songs in a packed show.

Things really took off for the band after a live ‘unplugged’ performance on Gerry Kelly’s show on BBC Radio Ulster. BBC’s Ralph McLean, a massive Van Morrison fan himself, describes Celtic Soul as ‘a great band’ and ‘a very fine tribute’. With more years than they care to remember playing in blues, folk, trad and jazz bands these musicians have the ingredients to combine and deliver Van’s music authentically.

They are:

Clarke Wilson on Vocals and Saxophone, Ray McEvoy (Electric Guitar), Marcus McAuley (Acoustic Guitar), Rik Gay (Drums), Keith Ward (Piano and keyboards), Gerry McClurg (Trumpet) and Mark Crockard (Electric and Double Bass).

Celtic Soul will take you on a journey through the songbook of a musical legend!

www.celtic-soul.com

www.Facebook.com/Celtic- Soul





Tickets: £14.00
PERFORMANCES:  Thursday 9th October at 8pm

Drama

Hotbuckle Productions presents
PERSUASION

A professional drama based on the touching novel by JANE AUSTEN, one of the most important novelists in Britain's history

Beautifully romantic, touchingly funny and often unbearably poignant, Austen's most personal novel is brought to the stage. Anne Elliot and Frederick Wentworth were once hopelessly in love. Persuaded by her family that he is not of her standing, she ends their engagement and he leaves for the sea. Anne soon realises her mistake and spends the next eight years regretting her decision.

The now wealthy Wentworth returns to seek a wife. Treating Anne with cold indifference, she can only watch as he courts another. But will he ever forgive her?

Following on from the success of David Copperfield ‘superb... a master class in stage adaptation’, Les Miserables ‘…pure brilliance’ and Great Expectations‘ …outstanding’, the Regency world explodes into life with Hotbuckle’s trademark ensemble style.



Tickets: £14.00, concessions£10.00
PERFORMANCES:  Friday 10th October at 8pm

Comedy

William Caulfield presents
IT’S WILLIAM CAULFIELD SO IT IS - LIVE! - “THE THEM & ME TOUR”

NI's most popular comedy-star of stage, tv and radio is back in the Riverside!

Award nominated comedian William Caulfield, well known from his BBC TV series ‘Our William’ and his Radio Ulster comedy shows ‘It’s William Caulfield so it is’ returns to the theatre with his all new show for 2014.

As usual he will be regaling us with his latest hilarious observations of our everyday life and coupled with his unique ability to tell us stories that capture the humour of Northern Ireland this is a show not to be missed.

As if that wasn’t enough, he will be parading the beloved comedy characters of Lily O’condriac, wee Sammy the schoolboy, Billy Hulk, Orange Lil, big Derek the Ballymena man and the ever drunk Willie Simpson in brand new sketches as well! With William in command, a night of laugh out loud laughter is guaranteed.

“Book early and book often”



Tickets: £16.00
PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 11th October at 8pm

Country & Western Music

Eamonn Keane presents
FARMER DAN - COMEDY NIGHT!

From the Field to Stage & Putting The Craic Into Country !

A GREAT NIGHT OF COMEDY AND COUNTRY MUSIC


2014 looks like the time that farming in this little country of ours will take a major turn and diversify into something completely different... who would have thought we would see the farmer ditch the wellies for a pair of stage shoes, swap the calving aid for a microphone, or park the massey and hit the road in a bandwagon !

Well that is exactly what is in store for Irelands most formidable farmer, “Farmer Dan” in 2014!
The ever popular Hilltown man is set to polish the wellies and take to the stage as he relaunches his exciting new band to the delight of dancers, jivers and such up and down the country of Ireland and beyond.

What will be different I hear you ask .... well not only can the man sing a country classic but he can also entertain and have you rolling in the hay with his hugely popular fun songs such as “ The Transit Van” , “Jump into bed with me Wellie Boots on”, “ My Granny Was a Plucker”, “The John Deere Tractor”, “My Little Massey”, “The Stuttering Bum”, “Dont Touch My Willie” the list goes on and on and on!

Following a break from touring over six years ago Farmer Dan worked with several music tour operators and has decided since the recent resurgence in the popularity of country music among young and old and based on many requests from his legions of fans that the time was right to pack the sack and hit the road.



Tickets: £15.00
PERFORMANCES:  Wednesday 15th October at 8pm

Drama

c21 Theatre Company, Belfast presents Shakespeare's most romantic comedy
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

WITH A FREE, PRE-SHOW TALK ON STAGE AT 7.15pm DELIVERED BY DR KEVIN DE ORNELLAS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER

After the success of Romeo and Juliet, c21 brings Shakespeare’s clever comedy to the stage in the autumn.

This new adaptation, directed by Arthur Webb, and specially edited for schools and lovers of the Bard’s language, captures all the essence of love, intrigue and humour and is performed by a cast of six talented actors.

The play contains some strong, courtly, confused lovers, a band of good-hearted thespian workmen and some vengeful punk fairies but with the help of some love juice, an ass’s head, a wall and a lion, the domestic squabbles in the forest of Athens, are magically resolved and the play ends with celebration and marriage.

Don’t miss c21’s new and exciting ‘Dream’ production.

PRE-SHOW TALK

Dr.Kevin De Ornellas is well known to Riverside regulars, as he is the Theatre’s principal deliverer of pre-show talks.

Kevin gained his doctorate from Queen's University Belfast and currently lectures on Renaissance Literature and Renaissance Drama at the University of Ulster and has been delivering pre-show talks regularly in Riverside over the last eight years.

His engaging style and obvious passion for the history, development and practice of Theatre have resulted in him pre-performance speaking in here on writers as diverse as Shakespeare [Romeo and Juliet], Brian Friel [Making History], Harold Pinter [The Caretaker], Sean O'Casey [Juno and the Paycock], Peter Shaffer [Equus], Frank McGuinness [The Factory Girls], Shelagh Delaney [A Taste of Honey], Willy Russell [Blood Brothers], "Steel Magnolias" and many others.

Kevin publicly interviewed one of Ireland's most significant playwrights, Professor Frank McGuinness, on stage prior to a performance of McGuinness's translation of Ibsen's GHOSTS.

And in a unique production for Riverside audiences, Kevin interviewed international acting export James Nesbitt, Chancellor of the University of Ulster, publicly on stage in a resumee of Jimmy's life and work - in celebration of Riverside's 35th Birthday.






Tickets: £14.00, concessions£10.00
PERFORMANCES:  Thursday 16th October at 8pm

Drama

David Hull Promotions, Ulster Theatre Company and Theatre at the Mill present
D R A C U L A

Gerard McCarthy starred in the BBC television thriller, "The Fall".

Riverside is delighted to welcome him on stage for the first time.


This new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s iconic masterpiece on vampirism, sees Gerard McCarthy playing both Jonathan Harker, whose diaries chronicle the bloody tale, and the greatest supernatural character of all time: Dracula.

Using multiple cameras, backing screens, projections, surround sound and a newly commissioned score, this solo tour de force will make audiences scream.

www.JonathanHarkerAndDracula.com



Tickets: £15.00
PERFORMANCES:  Friday 17th October at 8pm

Music

TCB Productions presents
THE ELVIS SPECTACULAR!

A brilliant Tribute Act - starring the 2012 "European Elvis" Champion CIARAN HOULIHAN with his TCB Band and backing singers The Sweet Sensations

Little is needed in explanation for this excellent show, which pays meaningful homage to the undisputed King of Rock and Roll.



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Tickets: £15.00, concessions£13.00
PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 18th October at 8pm

Music

Pat Egan Sound Ltd presents
The legendary PHIL COULTER

Riverside is delighted to welcome back Ireland's greatest entertainer in his latest show, ECHOES OF HOME

Up in that Pantheon inhabited by the biggest selling recording artistes of all time in Ireland, rubbing shoulders with Bono and the Boys, you might be surprised to bump into Phil Coulter. He has performed with everyone from James Galway and the London Symphony Orchestra to Nanci Griffith and The Blue Moon Orchestra, not to mention Henry Mancini, Elmer Bernstein and Quincy Jones.

He has written at least four titles that can be added to the list of Great Irish Songs - the anthems ‘The Town I Loved So Well’ and ‘Ireland’s Call’ and the haunting ‘Scorn Not His Simplicity’ and ‘Steal Away’.

Phil will be joined by his special guest Geraldine Branagan for an unforgettable evening of music & song.



Tickets: £22.50, concessions£20.00
PERFORMANCES:  Tuesday 21st October at 8pm

Community Theatre

St Olcan’s Drama Group, Rasharkin presents
BLOOD BROTHERS (The Play)

Willy Russell's fabulously successful play - now studied at university level and for state examinations in schools

St. Olcan's Drama group bring its successful tour of Willy Russell's classic drama to an end with a performance in the Riverside Theatre.

Telling the tale of the Johnston twins, the story follows the lives of the brothers separated at birth by a mother who couldn't afford to keep both of her sons.

Their lives become unavoidably linked and the secret of their relationship remains until the play reaches a dramatic and tragic ending. Blood Brothers is both hilariously funny and deeply moving.



Tickets: £10.00, concessions£8.00
PERFORMANCES:  Wednesday 22nd October from 12.30pm through until 5.30pm

THIS EVENT IS NOT OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC

CONFERENCE

Alpro Presents
Plant-based Eating: The Ultimate Intervention for Breast Cancer

A unique and free afternoon symposium for
Nutrition, Dietetic, Food Science & Food Marketing Students, including presentations on the very latest nutrition science


A unique FREE afternoon symposium for Nutrition, Dietetic, Food Science & Food Marketing students, including presentations on the very latest nutrition science.

Sponsored by an educational grant from the Alpro Foundation, committed to supporting and promoting scientific knowledge and research in the field of nutrition and health

See www.alprofoundation.org for more information.


SPEAKERS AND TOPICS

Chair: Dr Chris Gill, Lecturer, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Ulster

•The Epidemiological Perspective for Diet and Cancer
Dr Marie Cantwell, Nutritional epidemiologist, Queen's University Belfast

•The World Cancer Research Fund Cancer Prevention Guidelines: The Science and Practicalities
Dr Clare Shaw, Consultant Dietitian, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

•The Power of Dietary Intervention For Breast Cancer Patients
Dr Michelle Harvie, Research Dietitian, Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention Centre, University Hospital South Manchester Trust

•Soya and Breast Cancer: Myths, Controversies, and the Facts
Prof. Ian Rowland, Emeritus Professor of Human Nutrition, University of Reading

FREE ATTENDANCE for all Nutrition, Dietetic & Food Science under- and post-graduate students and academic staff. Places awarded on a first come, first served basis.

For more info please email: alprofoundation@nutrilicious.co.uk.
Details for registration coming soon.

FREE coach transport will be provided for student group bookings travelling from universities in Dublin and Belfast (please contact us at alprofoundation@nutrilicious.co.uk for more information).

If there are sufficient numbers travelling from other universities extra coaches may be organised.



PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 25th October at 8pm

Community Musical

Riverside welcomes back
An Evening with MAGGIE FERRIS AND GUESTS

An evening of Music, Variety, Comedy & Dance

The Riverside is pleased to welcome back Maggie Ferris after last year’s successful sell-out variety show. The audience will be entertained to an eclectic mix of culture, music, song and dance.
Compere this year is the well-known and talented Mark Crawford.

Maggie’s special guests include:

St. Patrick’s Tin Whistlers with Dee Tasker of the Causeway Traditional Group, The Singsburys, Gillian & Jamie, the angelic voice of Kendal Walker, Gerald McQuilken and his ‘Stepping Out Dance Company’, Rory Sheehan with his superb baritone voice, Adam Goudy with his unique Tenor voice, Coleraine Fife and Drum band, The Bannshee Irish Dancers which includes Alan Shiels and boys Browned Off @ the Flaidh, pianist & accompanist, Peter Wilson, Dance duo Gerald McQuilken & Paula Ennis, Clarinettist, Margaret Brownlow and finally, The Dolce Community Choir under the direction of Cathy Dempsey.



Tickets: £10.00
PERFORMANCES:  Thursday 30th October at 8pm

Professional Ballet

Ballet Ireland presents
SWAN LAKE

THE WORLD'S FAVOURITE CLASSICAL BALLET

Ballet Ireland is delighted to present a national tour of Swan Lake, one of the greatest love stories of classical ballet, to 26 theatres throughout Ireland.

This most famous of ballets, combines romantic themes, classical technique and ethereal imagery, together with Tchaikovsky's majestic score, to ensure this masterpiece’s immortality.

Swan Lake tells the story of Odette, a beautiful princess, who by day is turned into a swan by evil magician Von Rothbart, only to regain her human form at night. Out hunting by the Lakeside, Prince Siegfried encounters her and falls in love with her. But will he be able to break Von Rothbart’s spell…?
This enduring story of love and tragedy, good and evil, and has enthralled audiences since it premiered in 1877.

This autumn 25 leading professional dancers from Ireland and abroad will perform in this breath-taking production which was loved by audiences and critics when last produced by Ballet Ireland.



Tickets: £16.00, concessions£13.00
PERFORMANCES:  Friday 31st October at 8pm

RIVERSIDE IS THE ONLY VENUE IN NORTHERN IRELAND IN WHICH YOU CAN SEE THIS SHOW

Drama

Britain's much-loved actor SIMON CALLOW stars in
THE MAN JESUS

Riverside is the only venue in Northern Ireland hosting this wonderful production

Written by Matthew Hurt
Directed by Joseph Alford


This extraordinary play looks back two thousand years to witness key moments in the life of ‘the man Jesus’, through the eyes of the people who knew him.

Simon Callow, one of Britain's best-loved actors, performs this fresh and moving account of biblical stories including the raising of Lazarus, the wedding at Cana and the journey to Jerusalem. His powerful portrayal of the tyrants, traitors and madmen in Jesus’ life asks people of all faiths and none: what sort of a man was able to inspire the history of the world? Thought-provoking, thrilling and full of wit, this production premiered to great acclaim at Belfast’s Lyric Theatre, and now embarks on a strictly limited UK tour.

‘Callow renews our sense of wonder at the son of man and his story.’
Daily Telegraph

‘Callow and Hurt manage to keep us gripped.’ Sunday Times

www.themanjesus.co.uk




Tickets: £25.00, concessions£20.00
PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 1st November at 8pm

Music

TCB Productions presents
THE BJORN IDENTITY - A Top ABBA Tribute Evening

A show with all your favourite ABBA songs

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Tickets: £15.00, concessions£13.00
PERFORMANCES:  Friday 7th November at 8pm

Music

Maple Tree Entertainment presents
THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY

A fabulous tribute to the duo which brought the world "Bridge Over Troubled Water"

Direct from London's West End, award winning actor Dean Elliott (Buddy Holly in 'Buddy -The Musical') and a full cast of performers tell the compelling story of the greatest music duo of all time in this 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Using huge projection photos and original film footage, 'The Simon and Garfunkel Story' also features a full live band performing all their hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Homeward Bound' and many more. With every performance creating a standing ovation this is an evening not to be missed!

"Fantastic” - BBC Radio 2.

"Authentic and Exciting” - The Stage

www.thesimonandgarfunkelstory.com



Tickets: £17.00, concessions£15.00
PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 8th November at 8pm

Music

TCB Productions presents
THE GARTH BROOKS EXPERIENCE!

Starring Ireland's own GARY McEVOY as the definitive Garth Brooks - who's been performing this sensational act for 20 years and more.

As it looks like Garth Brooks himself won't make it to Ireland before this coming Christmas - treat yourself to The Next Best Thing!!





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Tickets: £12.00, concessions£10.00
PERFORMANCES:  Wednesday 12th to Friday 14th November inclusive - nightly at 8pm

Community Theatre

The Highfield Players present
A WAKE IN THE WEST

A comedy drama from playwright MJ Ginnelly

A wake is a traditional ceremony associated with death – and this production, by the talented Highfield Players (back in Riverside after its excellent production last year of Friel’s DANCING AT LUGHNASA) might have you die laughing!!

The play tells the story of a wake which takes place in a cottage in rural Ireland in the early 1960s.Tom Healy has drunk himself to death and left instructions in his will that following cremation, his ashes would be scattered at sea…But plans go far from smoothly.

Under the direction of Billy Bones, socialinteraction, which is synonymous with wakes, gets full expression – laying bare the foibles, tensions and insecurities of all concerned resulting in a very polished performance



Tickets: £10.00
PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 15th November at 8pm

Music

David Hull Promotions presents
Flash Harry's AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Flash Harry's amazing frontman, HARRY HAMILTON, in a brilliant evening with his Swing Band

Join Harry Hamilton and his swing band as they take you on a musical journey through a century of American music. This innovative collection of popular music showcases the many “Great” Songs from the soundtrack of the 20th Century.

From the classics of the Great American masters like Gershwin or Cole Porter, via the 50s' most popular hits, to Motown and the newest chapter with songs from recent hit-makes, including Michael Bublé, Ray Charles and Billy Joel.



Tickets: £15.00
PERFORMANCES:  Wednesday 19th November
TIME TO BE CONFIRMED

Special Lecture

Riverside is delighted to welcome
Dairy Council Lecture 2014

The prestigious Dairy Council Lecture in association with the University of Ulster

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PERFORMANCES:  Friday 21st November at 8pm

Music

Eamonn Keane presents
THE INDIANS

A splendid return to the Riverside's main stage with Special Guest Big Chief Flaming Star!

The fabulous band of travelling Indians or in short THE INDIANS are one of the most entertaining Irish bands on the scene todayDressed in their colourful Western Indian outfits they have been on the road for four decades and in that time there have been very few changes in their line up.

During their time together they have built up a solid friendship that has resulted in a show that extends that same warmth and comradeship to their audiences. In the course of their 40 years in the business The Indians were fortunate to have had the talents of some of the best singers in Ireland. The longest serving Chief was Flaming Star (Noel Brady) 1971 to 1998, who is still as fit and healthy as ever and will be joining The Indians on stage for this show. It proves to be a very special and nostalgic evening. The Indians current “BIG CHIEF” is lead singer Raymond Kelly (Geronimo), and he is regarded as one of the best front men in the business.

When Geronimo sings, everybody listens. He has a natural vocal talent that allows him to sing any type of song, and make it his own. It should be a fantastic show, with both Chiefs belting out Indians songs ranging from 1971 up to today.

Other members of the band are Eamonn Keane (Sitting Bull) on keyboards, accordion and vocals, Kevin McKeown (Long Arrow) on drums and vocals, Brian Woodfull (Crazy Horse) on bass guitar and vocals, and Tommy Hopkins (Dull Knife) on lead guitar and vocals.



Tickets: £16.00, concessions£13.00
PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 22nd November at 8pm

Music

David Hull Promotions presents
BARBARA DICKSON in concert

One of the UK's top-selling artistes - who recorded the No 1 Single "I Know Him So Well"

From her folk roots of the late 1960s through to mainstream success with hits including ‘Answer Me’, ‘Another Suitcase in Another Hall’, ‘January, February’ and the million selling number one ‘I Know Him So Well’, Barbara Dickson has long since cemented her status as one of the UK’s best loved performers.

Riverside is thrilled to welcome her to her first visit to Coleraine.




www.barbaradickson.net






PHOTO BY BRIAN ARIS



Tickets: £25.00
PERFORMANCES:  Friday 28th November at 8pm

Drama

Dr. Tony Bareham, Emeritus Professor of English, University of Ulster presents
ENTRANCES, EXITS AND SOME NOISES OFF!!

A tribute to Shakespeare in words with associated music perfomed by THE CAUSEWAY CHORALE under the direction of Barry Burgess

Tony Bareham and Barry Burgess join together with Johanne Woods and Jeremy Lewis to
produce a celebration of Shakespeare.

Readings of familiar and less well-known excerpts from Shakespeare’s plays are interspersed with imaginative background montages, and with music performed by the popular local group The Causeway Chorale. The show follows the format Tony has popularised over the past few years with presentations on Charles Lever, Lord Byron, and last December’s much-praised “Chasing the Cheerless Gloom”.

THIS PRODUCTION IS PARTICULARLY SUITABLE FOR STUDENTS STUDYING SHAKESPEARE FOR STATE EXAMINATIONS



Tickets: £12.00
PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 29th November at 8pm

Music

Joe McCadden presents
THE FUREYS

TRUE LEGENDS OF IRISH MUSIC AND SONG


Legends of Irish music & song The FUREYS, renowned for their hit songs ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’ etc will make their 11th appearance in the Riverside Theatre on Saturday 29th November 2014.

The FUREYS have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 36 years, audiences that have included former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Former Irish President Mary McAleese and the late Pope John Paul while Tony Blair has publicly stated his favourite peace song of all time is the FUREYS “Green Fields of France”. Recently Ireland President Michael D Higgins attended their concert in Dublin’s National Concert Hall.

They are responsible for some of the most stirring music ever to capture the public imagination. Their folk / middle of the road based songs and music has received standing ovations in some of the biggest concert halls in the world. Their emotive songs stir many emotions….tears and laughter, sadness and joy.

A FUREYS concert is always a night to remember.

www.thefureys.com



Tickets: £20.00
PERFORMANCES:  Thursday 4th December at 8pm

Community Theatre

The MORE Drama Academy, Coleraine presents
SWEET REVENGE

A new production from the students of MORE ACADEMY

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PERFORMANCES:  Friday 5th December at 8pm

Music

Riverside welcomes
GRAINNE DUFFY in concert

Grainne Duffy back in Riverside after her triumphant appearance last year

There are flavours of Bonnie Raitt in this superb young Irish blues singer with a strong pop-soul sensibility.’ - The Independent

‘Grainne Duffy has exploded and its obvious why – classic hooks, high cheekbones and a bad-girl voice box’ - Classic Rock Magazine

‘A blues singer of real integrity’ - The Sunday Times


Grainne Duffy is a unique talent, raw and powerful, edgy and elegant. Growing up in Co. Monaghan, Ireland she gained exposure at an early age to such defining influential artists as The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac and The Pretenders by raiding her elder sisters’ record collection. For the first time in her career Grainne and her wonderful second guitarist, Paul Sherry, will be presenting Grainne’s songs along with some well chosen classics in acoustic and stripped down arrangements.

This will give audiences a chance to hear Grainne’s songs in a intimate light. With interweaving acoustic and some electric guitars providing a warm and rich bed for Grainne’s husky vocal, this will be a treat for any audience. Grainne and Paul with their years of experience playing tours together worldwide are looking forward to this intimate style and approach to presenting her songs and some others in this new style.



Tickets: £12.00
PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 6th December

Drama

Macdoor Productions presents
JOE PROP

RTE TV's "Fair City" star Maclean Burke in his Riverside Theatre debut

RTE soap ‘Fair City’ star Maclean Burke stars in new play ‘Joe Prop’.

It is the story of a 12 year old boy, Joe Kavanagh, who has a big dream. A dream big enough to overcome any obstacle. A childhood illness and subsequent medication has left him overweight and a target for School bullies who among other things have dedicated a Facebook page to him called 'Fat Joe Kavanagh' 200 likes. Joe finds solace on the School Rugby team as a prop in the scrum. As his coach says 'Some jobs are meant for big guys’. The play is set in Joe's bedroom.

A place far away from bullies, and illness where he gets to be the greatest Tight Head Prop in world rugby and captain of a winning Irish Rugby World Cup team. With a voice over cameos from a host of well known rugby personalities - this is a play for the whole family. 'Joe Prop' will have you laughing, crying but most of all it will have you believing that anything is possible! Starring Maclean Burke - leaping, tackling, jumping, scrummaging in a physically charged and powerful performance.

Website www.joeprop.com

Twitter @JoePropTheatre

Facebook www.facebook.com/joeprop



Tickets: £12.00
PERFORMANCES:  Monday 8th December @ 11am
Tuesday 9th @ 11am
Wednesday 10th @ 11am
Thursday 11th @ 11am AND 7.30pm
Friday 12th @ 11am AND 7.30pm
Saturday 13th @ 2p. and 7.30pm

Family Christmas Show

Riverbank Productions, Surrey presents
GOLDILOCKS AND THE GRUMPY BEARS

A brand new company, presenting a major show for Christmas 2014 in the Riverside

The three bears aren't happy!

Mummy Bear has made porridge for the family but it's too hot. They decide to go out for a walk while it cools, accidentally leaving the door open. Soon there is an intruder.

Goldilocks means no harm, but she's tired and hungry and the porridge smells lovely. Little does she know, three grumpy bears are about to return home. Where are those bears now Goldilocks?

They're behind you!!!!

Riverbank Productions, the company which brought “Pinocchio” and “The Jungle Book” to the Riverside Theatre will, this coming Christmas, be presenting “Goldilocks & The Grumpy Bears”. A troupe of talented, experienced actors lead the audience through this well loved tale in a very amusing and entertaining way.

All the pantomime traditions are maintained.

Oh yes they are!

The show also features lots of comedy, puppets, audience participation and some well known songs from 2014, which the children will both recognise and join in with.



PERFORMANCES:  tHURSDAY 15TH January to Saturday 31st January, nightly at 7.45pm and with selected Saturday matinee performances at 2.15pm

Community Musical

Ballywillan Drama Group presents
H A I R S P R A Y

Award winning Ballywillan Drama Group brings the blockbuster Broadway musical HAIRSPRAY to Northern Ireland and the Riverside Theatre for sixteen exhilarating performances in January 2015.

Award winning Ballywillan Drama Group brings the blockbuster Broadway musical HAIRSPRAY to Northern Ireland and the Riverside Theatre for sixteen exhilarating performances in January 2015. In another major coup for BDG this joyous family musical is guaranteed to please those of all ages with its well-known songs, wonderful dancing and infectious comedy and laughter.

Following on from their inspirational JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in 2014 BDG have assembled a cast of the area’s leading musical theatre stars and an impressive line-up of dancing talent. Featuring brand new costumes being designed and made by one of the top UK designers, special effects galore, a wonderful and colourful signature set and the amazing on-stage orchestra HAIRSPRAY will blow away those mid-winter blues.

With eight Tony Awards and four Oliviers HAIRSPRAY is the ultimate feel-good musical, packed full of toe-tapping numbers including “Good Morning Baltimore” and “You Can’t Stop the Beat”.

A large range of prices and special offers are available ensuring everyone can find a seat to suit them!


Directed and Produced by Brian Logan.