Riverside Theatre



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PERFORMANCES:  Monday 5th to Saturday 10th December inclusive - daily at 11am and at 2pm only on Saturday 10th December

Christmas Panto

Riverside hosts a traditional Panto for the whole Family
ROBINSON CRUSOE AND HIS DARING CARIBBEAN PIRATES!

Hold tight – this show travels at a thousand smiles an hour!


Welcome aboard as Defoe's classic book takes to the stage in this priceless performance, packed with music and laughter!

The Panto Company's production of Robinson Crusoe is a delight for both children and adults. It's the tale of the heroic captain of the Good Ship Lizzie. His mission: to seek out wondrous treasures, discover strange new lands, and to boldly go where no action-packed adventure has gone before!

Yet, when Crusoe is shipwrecked, he has more than new lands and treasure on his mind. There's his hilarious new friend, Man Friday; the beautiful Princess Moonflower; and the wicked pirate, Captain Hogwash.

Hold tight – this show travels at a thousand smiles an hour!


BOOK ONLINE NOW by going to LINKS at the top of this page.



Tickets: £10.00, concessions£8.00
PERFORMANCES:  Tuesday 13th December at 8pm


Music

Brian Hand Promotions presents
PHIL COULTER - FESTIVE REFLECTIONS

Ireland's greatest entertainer

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.

Come and join Phil where he will perform new arrangements of all his favourite classic songs from The Town I Loved So Well to Steal Away along with a seasonal selection with his very special guest, Geraldine Branagan.


Tickets can be booked online by following LINKS at the top of the page.



PERFORMANCES:  Friday 16th & Saturday 17th December, nightly at 8pm

Community Dance

VLDD presents
THE VICTORIA LAGAN DANCE AND DRAMA CHRISTMAS SHOWCASE

VLDD Christmas Special

Victoria Lagan Dance and Drama present their annual Christmas showcase.


VLDD are the largest dance studio in the north coast area. VLDD hold Northern Ireland championship titles in both Jazz and Contemporary. This showcase will highlight they dancers in various styles including hip hop, contemporary, jazz, musical theatre and acrobatics. VLDD drama class will be showcase some of the LAMD Acting exam pieces. There will also be special guest singers.


This annual showcase is a chance for all of the VLDD studio performers to showcase their abilities. The evening will be sure to leave you begging for more and excited for the Christmas season.


Tickets can be booked online by going to LINKS at the top of the page



PERFORMANCES:  Thursday 19 January to Saturday 4 February
Performances at 8.00pm and 2.30pm on Saturdays during the run.

Community Musical

Ballywillan Drama Group presents
ANNIE

The World's Favourite musical produced and directed by Brian Logan

The world’s best-loved musical comes to the Riverside Theatre for sixteen thrilling performances. Brought to you by the company who had sell-out runs of Legally Blonde and CATS last January and April, they celebrate their 65th Anniversary in 2017 with a brand new production of everyone’s favourite, ANNIE.

The musical has been given a complete overhaul from the original 1970’s stage version with updated and refreshed orchestrations, colourful, contemporary sets and costume designs, thus bringing the show right up to date. This energetic reimagining is bursting with thrilling energy and will be a bright and optimistic production of pure joy.

Ballywillan has assembled a cast of leading musical theatre stars to head the ANNIE company as they tell the story of orphan Annie and her quest to find her parents.

Don’t miss this very family friendly musical that delights throughout and as Annie says – “I know I’m gonna like it here!”


Tickets can be booked online by going to LINKS at the top of this page



PERFORMANCES:  Wednesday 8th February at 8pm

Classic Drama

Icarus Theatre presents
H A M L E T

The most famous play in the world, brought to us by London's prestigious Icarus Theatre

Shakespeare for the Game of Thrones generation.

A company of seasoned classical actors embrace the brutality of the greatest play ever written. A gripping, ensemble style brings exhilaration and violence to the unforgettable music and delicacy of the words.

The King of Denmark is dead. Consumed with grief, Prince Hamlet devotes himself to avenging his father’s death with devastating consequences for his family and the Kingdom. The spirit of a murdered king, the wrath of a vengeful son, and the turmoil of Denmark in 1601. Shakespeare’s most iconic and challenging play tells the tale of young Prince Hamlet avenging his father’s death and fighting the new King who stole his throne.

Blending traditional and physical theatre with a musical score, this muscular production brings vividly to life some of literature’s most vibrant language and characters in a way you’ve never seen before: bold, muscular, and action-packed.



PERFORMANCES:  Thursday 9th February at 8pm

Professional Drama

Searchlight Theatre Company presents
WOODBINE WILLIE

A heartwarming drama suitable for the entire family

Woodbine Willie was the nickname of the Rev. Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy, who volunteered as a chaplain on the Western Front during World War One. He won the Military Cross for his reckless courage helping wounded soldiers in No Man’s Land. This superb theatrical production shows the vital role he played on the battlefields of Belgium.

‘In 1917 Woodbine Willie was awarded the Military Cross “for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He showed the greatest courage and disregard for his own safety…and his cheerfulness and endurance had a splendid effect upon all ranks in the trenches”. This play of overwhelming sincerity and honesty is a moving and heart-warming tribute to him.’

Broadwaybaby.com Review from Edinburgh Fringe






PERFORMANCES:  Friday 10th February 2017

Comedy

Joseph Rea Productions Presents
I'LL TELL ME MA

a One-Woman Show starring Christina Nelson and directed by Alan McKee

I'll Tell Me Ma is a hilarious one-woman show, written by Patricia Gormley, charting the adventures and misadventures in the lives of four generations of one west Belfast family.

Come meet 16 year old Davina Corrina, a highly intelligent schoolgirl with a penchant for Russian Vodka and the high life; her mother Chelsea Marie, a 30 something with a tangled love life, who is hoping to join the "Mile High Club" as an air-stewardess with CryinAir; the lovable 60 year old Patricia whose life has been turned upside down by tragedy but sees the way out by turning it into a book; and finally Granny Eileen, the fiery 80 year old matriarch of the family, who is coping with Facebook, tweeting and her free bus pass.





PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 11th February at 8pm

Comedy - Recommended only for Audiences of 16+

David Hull Promotions presents
OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER!

The brand new show from MR JAKE O'KANE, one of NI's top comedians, supported on this tour by TERRY McHUGH

Continuing his run of sell-out tours, Jake O’Kane is back with his new show, ‘Old Enough to Know Better’.

Combining stories from the year past with photos from the Irish News archive and the wackier side of the Internet, Jake dissects the insane from the mad and the worst from the bad, in his usual inimitable style.

Be it the ceremonial burning of his ballot card on election day, or his near fatal car journey around the Arch De Triumph in his Euro’s documentary, Jake, as usual, has much to talk about.

On this tour, Jake is supported by talented comic Terry McHugh.

If you’ve caught Jake’s live tour before you’ll know this new show is not to be missed; if you haven’t, come along and see what you’ve been missing.

Show contains adult reference for 16+ only



Tickets can be booked online by following LINKS at the top of the page.





PERFORMANCES:  Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th February, nightly at 8pm

Community Theatre

CASS presents
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

UU's thriving Student Drama Society takes on its most challenging show to date: the classic tale written by Lewis Carroll

This year CASS will be performing Simon Reade's award-winning stage adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

After Alice falls down the rabbit hole she meets the eccentric Mad Hatter, the curious Cheshire Cat, the devious Queen of Hearts and many more fantastic characters.

A mind bending tale of mystery and madness. Winner of the 2005 TMA Award for Children and Young People.



PERFORMANCES:  Thursday 16th February at 8pm

Comedy

David Hull Promotions presents
YOU MUST BE JOKING!

A night of uproarious stand-up comedy from a selection of Ireland's most popular comedians - hosted by John Linehan and starring Adrain Walsh, May McFettridge, Gene Fitzpatrick and Neil Dougan


John Linehan ‘You Must Be Joking’s’ compere and May McFettridge’s driver is joined by a line-up of Northern Irish stand-up comedians in a night of pure comedy heaven.

Forget Brexit, the falling pound and global instability for a chuckle fest with the master of one liners Gene Fitzpatrick, the comedian’s comedian Adrian Walsh, star of Heretic’s and Head the Balls Neil Dougan and our very own first lady of comedy the grand dame of panto May McFettridge.

Pack up all your cares and woes with a glorious helping of classic comedy medicine!

Musical accompaniment and general silliness provided by Ivan Black.







PERFORMANCES:  Friday 17th February at 8pm

Music

Riverside welcomes for the first time
THE AMERICAN LEGENDS SHOW

A celebration of the very best in American country music

This live 8 piece show includes the songs of Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Neil Diamond, as well as a host of hits from the likes of Shania Twain, Reba McIntyre, Hal Ketchum, Tina Turner, Roy Orbison and the Eagles.

The American Legends Show features a top quality line-up of performers including veteran entertainer Joe Mac, who fronted the College Boys, Rachel Phillips, who recently starred in Nine to Five – The Musical, and Adam McDonald, who delivers a great selection of songs from Neil Diamond. Fronted by Samantha Caldow, Conspiracy provide all the additional material as well as the music for Joe, Rachel and Adam.

This show has played in theatres and hotels all over Ireland and as the Riverdale in Dublin quoted – “One of the best we’ve seen – a true variety show”






PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 18th February at 8pm

Variety

David Meade presents
DAVID MEADE: SEEING IS DECEIVING

Daily Mirror: An Incredible Talent - you’ve got to see him live to believe it

Philip Schofield: David Meade is the best we’ve ever had on This Morning

Eamon Holmes: Hilarious and totally mind blowing!

Belfast Telegraph: Jaw dropping


The brand new show for 2017! After last year's record breaking sell out, TV's Million Dollar Mind Reader is back on stage with a show that is as hilarious as it is amazing.
A groundbreaking show that will leave you scratching your head; for the first time he will be lifting the lid on how he does what he does and teaching some of his secrets.
Tickets make the perfect gift so book yours now!!!



Tickets can be booked online by following LINKS at the top of the page.









Tickets: £18.00
PERFORMANCES:  Wednesday 22nd February at 8pm

Professional Drama

Dyad Productions presents
JANE EYRE

Charlotte Bronte's classic novel, dramatized on stage and starring REBECCA VAUGHAN


***** Hands Down, the best adaptation of Jane Eyre in any medium (Broadway Baby)

***** Truly extraordinary (British Theatre Guide)

***** A theatrical masterpiece (Edinburgh Guide)


Struggling to live, think and love beyond the stifling expectations of duty, class and convention, governess Jane Eyre and Master Edward Rochester take a dark journey towards sensual and intellectual liberation.

One of the truly great classics in the history of English Literature and performed by an actress whose range and talent is beyond compare.




PERFORMANCES:  Friday 24th February at 8pm

Professional Drama and Music

Emeritus Professor Tony Bareham presents
SEATS OF PLEASURE A show for lovers of literature, music and art

A rare and wonderful look at eighteenth century Pleasure Gardens, as represented in literature, music and art of the period


TEACHERS - PLEASE NOTE
This production will be of educational use to any of your students studying state examinations in English Literature, History and Music.

Director: TONY BAREHAM
Musical Director: ERIC BOYD

ACTORS: Tony Bareham, Jeremy Lewis and Johanne Woods

THIS PRODUCTION IS UNIQUE TO COLERAINE'S RIVERSIDE THEATRE.


This will be the fifth of a series of shows directed by Professor Bareham, all with a similar format. The previous ones were on Charles Lever, on Lord Byron, Chasing The Cheerless Gloom (a meditation on Winter in literature and music), and Entrances and Exits: A Tribute to Shakespeare.

Readings from appropriate literary texts are accompanied by relevant projected images, and the readings are interspersed with songs and music appropriate to the period/theme. Musical Director is Eric Boyd.

Seats of Pleasure will take a look at the eighteenth century pleasure gardens as represented in literature, art and music. A significant number of novelists sent their characters to Vauxhall or Ranelagh, and the range of experiences – from near rape to innocent adulation – gives an entertaining cross section of voices and opinions.

These are strengthened by authentic accounts from travellers and visitors, who recorded their impressions.

Tony Bareham, who was responsible for generating the majority of student drama during the life of the New University of Ulster, has directed dozens of shows in Riverside during the last thirty five years, including Shakespeare's Hamlet, The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth (twice) and The Merchant of Venice - along with Webster's Duchess of Malfi, Edward Albee's Zoo Story and two of Alan Bennett's Talking Heads. He also premiered local author Des Cranston's play Personal Space in the Theatre, in one of Riverside's lunchtime drama presentations.Tony both directed and performed in Alan Ayckbourn's comedy "Ten Times Table", which he had been commissioned to present as the highlight of Riverside's 25th Anniversary celebrations.




Tickets can be booked online by following LINKS at the top of the page.



Tickets: £14.00, concessions£11.00
PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 25th February at 8pm

Comedy and Music

David Hull Promotions presents
ROCK 'N' ROLL YEARS AND DANCE HALL DAYS

HOSTED BY GEORGE JONES and starring Clubsound, Joe Mac, Margo Burns, Janet McCartney and Trevor Kelly. This is a celebration of music not to be missed!


From the producers of ‘Do You Come Here Often’ and after two sell out tours, George Jones will host a brand new show celebrating songs from the 50’s and 60’s.

Featuring the music of iconic stars such as Bobby Darin, Bobby Vee, Neil Sedaka, Patsy Cline, Dusty Springfield and Petula Clark to the early Rock ‘n’ Roll songs from Elvis and the Four Seasons.





PERFORMANCES:  Wednesday 1st March at 8pm

Comedy

David Hull Promotions presents
GIVE MY HEAD PEACE!

Ulster's funniest and most dysfunctional family back in Riverside with their brand new show!

Give My Head Peace Live sells out in theatres all across Northern Ireland. Why? Well because it features all the best loved characters from Give My Head Peace and combines up to the minute satire, topical jokes and laugh out loud comedy.

Featuring Uncle Andy, Da, Pastor Begbie, Ma, Cal, Billy and Dympna as well as superb stand-up from Tim McGarry, don’t miss the brand new GMHP Live stage show. It’s a night of guaranteed laughs. (Free Irish passport with every ticket).

Show contains adult references. Responsibility for allowing under 12s to view lies with the accompanying adult






PERFORMANCES:  Friday 3rd March at 8pm

Music

Riverside welcomes back
THE FUREYS

Ireland's favourite Musical Ensemble

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 return for another great night of Music, Songs and stories at the Riverside Theatre, Coleraine on Friday 3rd March 2017.

The FUREYS have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 39 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.

The band was formed in 1978 literally by accident. George, Paul and Davey were playing in Denmark with their own band called the Buskers and Eddie and Finbar, while touring in Germany were involved in a road accident. When George and Paul got news of the accident they immediately travelled to Germany to be with their brothers. They then decided that they should all be playing together and this was the start of the FUREYS.

Inevitably changes have occurred over 30 years. Their brother Paul died suddenly in June 2002 and Finbar left the band in December 1996, however George and Eddie have continued to delight audiences on their tours and have just released a new CD ‘The times they are a changing’

The oldest of the brothers, Eddie Furey left home in 1966 and travelled to Scotland at the time of the great folk revival where he met and shared accommodation in Edinburgh with then unknown folk singers Billy Connolly, Gerry Rafferty and Alex Campbell, now all famous in their own right. In 1969 with his brother Finbar, he was the special guest for the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem throughout the USA and Canada. In 1971 he moved to mainland Europe where he toured for seven years, building up a huge following particularly in Germany. Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics has credited Eddie with teaching him his first chords on guitar when they met up in the North East of England while Dave was still a teenager.

The FUREYS are responsible for some of the most stirring music ever to capture the public imagination. Their folk based music has received standing ovations in some of the biggest concert halls of the world and they credit their musical ability to their parents, Ted and Nora, who were well known musicians themselves. They encouraged their sons to play music from a very early age and there was live traditional music in their house almost nightly.

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 can be booked online by following LINKS at the top of the page.





PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 4th March at 8pm

Sport

Zanshin Shotokan Karate Club N.I. presents
DEDICATED TO KARATE - Chapter II

A thrilling evening of Karate on stage in Riverside

Following on from the success of last year’s show and for one night only selected students from the Zanshin Shotokan Karate Club will demonstrate their skills before a live audience - ages range from 5 years to 45 years.

These skills include all aspects of karate from stretching, kicking and punching etc.
The Clubs NI Squad compete in Local, National and International Competitions. Several Squad Members are current Title Holders in these prestigious competitions.

Join us for a night of Karate Demonstrations and Scenarios concluding with a Live Fight Night. Please come along and support your Club.
Clubs in the following areas – Coleraine, Limavady, Portstewart, Ballycastle, Draperstown, Magherafelt, Garvagh, Maghera, Kilrea, Castlerock and Ballymoney.

Contact Chief Instructor Sensei Terry Geddis, 5th Dan - KUGB on 07931 981962 or like us on Facebook.





PERFORMANCES:  Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th March, nightly at 7.30pm

PLEASE NOTE EARLIER START TIME

Community Musical

Dominican College, Portstewart presents
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS - A CONCERT BY DOMINICAN COLLEGE, PORTSTEWART

A celebratory concert featuring some of the many talented pupils of this Co. Derry Grammar School

Dominican College presents a special evening of music to celebrate the College's Centenary.

It will be a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of musical styles reflecting the rich and diverse talents of the College's pupils, past and present.





PERFORMANCES:  Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th March - nightly at 8pm

Community Musical

MORE Youth Drama@Riverside presents
MATILDA and BUGSY MALONE

Riverside's flourishing Youth Theatre -run by Oonah McEwan and Kathy Walsh

Riverside’s own Youth Theatre, directed by Oonah McEwan and Kathy Walsh, presents a double-bill of musicals as the showcase production for 2017. Their presentation of MATILDA is the specially abridged version, which Youth Theatres are permitted to perform in.

BUGSY MALONE is one of the world’s favourite musicals for youngsters, being an affectionate, and very funny, look at American gangsters in the 1920s, during the era of Prohibition and Al Capone.





PERFORMANCES:  Friday 17th March at 8pm

Comedy and Music

David Hull Promotions presents
HUGO DUNCAN AND FRIENDS IN A SAINT PATRICK'S NIGHT COUNTRY JAMBOREEE

A great way to mark St Patrick's Night with one of Radio Ulster's most popular performers

Hugo Duncan brings a host of C & W stars to Riverside, in this action packed evening of music and comedy.

Joining Hugo will be Barry Kirwan - nominated for NewComer of the Year Award at RTE's Country Music Awards, the Blue Jean Country Queen Shauna McStravock, the Mighty 143 himself, Box Car Brian and the country music legend that is Brian Coll!






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

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



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:  Friday 30th June and Saturday 1st July, 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!