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PERFORMANCES:  THURSDAY 21st JANUARY THROUGH TO SATURDAY 27th FEBRUARY - during Riverside's standard opening hours, which are published daily on this website

Foyer Gallery Exhibition

LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY, COLERAINE presents
LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY

A wonderful selection of portraits and other images, featuring the work of Robert McKeag LBIPP LMPA

Robert whose studios are based in Coleraine has always been passionate about all types of quality photography and was actually one of the first photographers to become involved in digital imaging.

His professional experience is drawn from a wide variety of work, spanning advertising and annual reports for major companies to numerous and varied assignments. These have included product shots, editorial, travel and architectural photography.











PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 13th February at 8pm

Comedy

David Hull Promotions presents
YOU MUST BE JOKING!

An evening of comedy stand-up heaven - starring May McFettridge, Jimmy Cricket, William Caulfield and Gene Fitzpatrick

Fun and laughter are guaranteed as four of the North’s best known comedians take to the Riverside stage.

The ever endearing Jimmy Cricket with his funny hat and, his wellies on the wrong feet will be reading his letter from his Mammy. The first lady of Irish comedy May McFettridge, fresh from her 26th panto will abuse all and sundry – don’t be late, sit at the front or draw attention to yourself is the best advice.

William Caulfield, the comedy darling of BBC Radio Ulster, with his brilliant eye and ear for local characters will regale us with stories of everyday life.

Gene Fitzpatrick the master storyteller and king of the one liners with the wonderfully warm personality completes the line up.


Compere for the evening is May McFettridge’s long suffering driver John Linehan



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Tickets: £21.00
PERFORMANCES:  Friday 19th February at 8pm

Music

Conspiracy presents
THE NEIL DIAMOND EXPERIENCE

A fabulous tribute to one of the best singer/songwriters of the twentieth century

Neil Diamond has been one of the most popular artists in the world for over 40 years and still thrills audiences worldwide with his concerts.
Next to seeing the man himself,

The Diamond Experience is the best way to enjoy the magic of Neil Diamond’s music. This full live musical production features all the top hits from his best-selling albums, as well as songs from his latest release, Melody Road. The show includes favourites like Sweet Caroline, Cracklin’ Rose, I Am I Said and America, and also the beautiful duet, You Don’t bring Me Flowers. The Diamond Experience is a fantastic tribute to a musical legend and has played to sell out audiences throughout the country: - this is a show not to be missed.

Adam McDonald fronts The Diamond Experience and all music and backing vocals are provided by Conspiracy, one of the top live bands in the country.


For more information please visit www.thediamondexperienceshow.com or www.facebook.com/Conspiracy1



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Tickets: £15.00, concessions£12.00
PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 20th February at 8pm

Variety

Riverside welcomes back the amazing
DAVID MEADE MINDREADER - FAKE BELIEVE

It's David Meade's BRAND NEW SHOW

TV’s Million Dollar Mind Reader is back on stage with his amazing new show - FAKE BELIEVE! In this, his most ambitious live show yet,

TV’s fastest rising star is returning to the stage following a SELL OUT 2015 Tour, with a show that is as hilarious as it is jaw dropping. He reveals PIN numbers, detects lies, reveals secret thoughts, and influences those around him with seemingly inexplicable results!

ON TOUR - visit www.davidmeade.co.uk for more info



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Tickets: £17.50
PERFORMANCES:  Thursday 25th February at 8pm

Music

David Hull Promotions presents
FRANCES BLACK and KIERAN GOSS - REUNION

A very welcome return to the Riverside for these two tremendous artistes

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ieran-goss-31225603.html





Following the success of their Grand Opera House, Belfast shows Frances Black and Kieran Goss have announced details for their Reunion Tour in 2016 and we are proud to announce that one of those shows will be in the Riverside.

It’s been over 20 years since Frances Black and Kieran Goss last toured together. In the intervening years both artists have enjoyed huge international success in their respective solo careers, but it was the inspired pairing of these unique talents as a duo in the early ’90s that first caught the imagination of the Irish public.

Now for the first time, together, in Coleraine they reunite for this special show in Riverside



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Tickets: £26.00
PERFORMANCES:  ANOTHER OF OUR BANN BECKETT EVENTS!

Friday 26th February at 8pm

FREE, PRE-SHOW TALK AT 7.15pm ON THE MAIN STAGE by dr nick Johnson, trinity college dublin

Professional Drama

Declan McGauran presents
BEGINNING TO END by Samuel Beckett

Another of our BANN BECKETT events, with a pre-show talk at 7.15pm on stage delivered by Dr Nick Johnson, Assistant Professor of Drama, Trinity College Dublin.

A few memorable, Samuel Beckett Quotations:

"Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.

We are all born mad. Some remain so.

You're on earth. There's no cure for that".

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This drama is a version of Jack MacGowran’s Beginning To End, as arranged by MacGowran with Samuel Beckett’s collaboration.

The piece is made up of excerpts from The Trilogy of Novels, the full text of From An Abandoned Work, further excerpts from the trilogy, a passage from Watt and a closing section made up from several sources as well as the trilogy including Endgame, Godot, and the poem, Echos Bones.

It is presented by Dublin-based actor Declan McGauran.

Declan McGauran is an Actor, Poet, Musician and Singer from Galway living in Dublin. He has worked as a professional actor for over a decade on stage and screen and has performed both original music as well as the work of established artists whom he admires.

Declan has worked professionally on many of the most prestigious Dublin stages as well as working in television, notably RAW the series as David and Maru, the TG4 real life murder series, most notably as Angelo De Lucia. He has toured
theatre internationally and worked as an actor on both Irish feature films (Seer, Vlad the Impaler) as well as international production(Autumn\Cake).

Declan has also founded his own touring company Bradán Feasa.

He has written, built, produced and performed shows across Ireland for primary school children dealing with educational matters such as Stone Age Ireland (The Stonies!) and the Universe.

Declan has most recently advanced his
engagement with the work of Samuel Beckett which has long held a fascination for him. He has produced and performed a One Man Show drawn from the prose writings of Sam Beckett and is currently undertaking a nationwide tour of the work.

Declan holds a Bachelor of the Arts Degree in English and Sociology, having graduated with a First Class Degree, Honours, from St Patrick's College, The National University of Ireland, Maynooth.




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Tickets: £12.00, concessions£8.00
PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 27th February at 8pm

Music

David Hull Promotions presents
CHARLIE LANDSBOROUGH in concert

The performer who has scooped just about every award going in both the Irish and UK Country Music scene

Charlie Landsborough has won just about every award possible in the Irish and UK country scene but country music accounts for only a small part of his repertoire. His music covers many areas, from beautiful ballads to folk, blues, country,
rock ‘n’ roll, pop, gospel and anthems, showing a depth of compassion and understanding which seems almost incongruous to his simplistic yet captivating style.

His talent for spinning a yarn offers a fine complement to his music and gives a sense of intimacy to his concerts, showing that, in spite of his fame and achievements, he remains the same warm, down to earth and compassionate.



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Tickets: £23.50
PERFORMANCES:  Tuesday 1st March to Saturday 30th April - daily except Sundays during Riverside's daily opening hours, which are published on this website

Foyer Gallery Exhibition

Noel Thompson and Stephen Price present
LANDSCAPES AND SEASCAPES

A fabulous exhibition of photographs in Riverside's Foyer Gallery by NOEL THOMPSON and STEPHEN PRICE

LANDSCAPES AND SEASCAPES

In an update to our advertised exhibition for March, Stephen Price is joined by Noel Thompson, who is better-known as a broadcaster, but is also a keen photographer. This new joint exhibition combines Noel`s photographs of the Mountains of Mourne, with Stephen`s seascapes from the north coast.

“I never go walking without a camera,” says Noel. “The ever-changing light and clouds offer limitless photo opportunities, whatever the season.” Exhibition-goers will see another, contemplative side to Noel, who for more years than he cares to remember has interrogated politicians for BBC Northern Ireland.

Meanwhile, the north coast is dominated by the sea and its ever-changing moods. Stephen is less interested in sunsets and more interested in storms, which is just as well, given the weather over the past few years. He now works at the Northern Regional College, but in the dim and distant past, he and Noel were BBC colleagues.

“Unlike Noel, I escaped, but here we are, working together again, in our favourite medium.”

Landscapes and Seascapes runs from the 1st of March until the 3Oth of April.



PERFORMANCES:  Wednesday 2nd March at 8pm

Music

Michael Magill Entertainments presents
DEREK RYAN AND HIS BAND

A great night of musical entertainment with one of Ireland's most popular singers

From the age of twelve, Derek Ryan had musical aspirations performing regularly at social events with his brother Adrian as the Ryan Brothers. Having grown up in Garyhill near Carlow town, Derek was bred into loving Irish traditional music by his family.

Derek took part in fleadh ceoils and became a winner of two all-Ireland titles in both bodhrán and ceili drumming.

Riverside is delighted to welcome him in this great night of music!



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Tickets: £23.50
PERFORMANCES:  Thursday 3rd March at 8pm

Professional Drama

Dyad Productions in association with TTI present
AUSTEN'S WOMEN

Rebecca Vaughan's triumphant production, in which you will meet thirteen of Jane Austen's heroines from the writer's most celebrated novels.

A "must see" both for lovers of one of the world's greatest female writers and for students of Austen's life and works.


From the creators of Dalloway, I, Elizabeth and The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe.

Thirteen of Jane Austen's heroines come to life in this bold revisiting of some of English literature's most celebrated works. In this much-loved Edinburgh sell-out hit, using only Austen's words, Rebecca Vaughan (Dalloway, I, Elizabeth, Female Gothic) becomes Emma Woodhouse, Lizzy Bennet, Mrs Norris, Miss Bates and nine other beautifully observed women in critical moments from Austen's major novels (including Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Emma) and lesser known or unfinished works. Directed by Olivier Award winner, Guy Masterson (Morecambe).

**** Truly extraordinary; one of the most exciting young performers on the British stage (British Theatre Guide)

**** A theatrical masterpiece; utterly faultless and vastly entertaining (Three Weeks)



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Tickets: £15.00, concessions£13.00
PERFORMANCES:  Friday 4th March at 8pm

Music

Ken Jordan, Director/Conductor of the UYJO presents
THE ULSTER YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA

A very welcome return to the Riverside by the exceptionally talented members of this orchestra

The Ulster Youth Jazz Orchestra was formed in 1993 by Ken Jordan after a series of summer courses held in the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast.

They have performed all over Northern Ireland and have also toured: Austria, the Netherlands, Germany, France and Belgium.

They have performed frequently at the School Proms and in 2002 they won the BBC Radio 2 National Big Band Competition.

Riverside is thrilled to welcome this very talented ensemble back under their distinguished conductor, Ken Jordan.


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Tickets: £12.00
PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 5th March at 8pm

Sport

Terry Geddis presents - with Zanchin Shotokan Karate Club, NI
DEDICATED TO KARATE!

A thrilling evening of demonstrations, scenarios and fights

Riverside’s main stage is taken over for the night by a sport which combines fast-paced excitement with all the combative skills studied for, and demonstrated by, Zanshin Club members.

Sensei Terry Geddis and the members of Zanshin welcome many Clubs and their competitors in Northern Ireland to compete against each other, in this action-packed presentation. It’s incredibly exciting and moves like a cheetah on speed! The show will feature individual kumite, fight-style fighting and team events and the fighters will compete against each other for the Overall Championship Title.

Many medals and trophies are there to be won on the night, adding to the overall excitement of the occasion.

A family Ticket of 4 persons for £30 is available from Riverside's Box Office



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Tickets: £8.00
PERFORMANCES:  Tuesday 8th March at 6pm

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ADMISSION TO THIS PUBLIC LECTURE IS FREE OF CHARGE

Public Talk

Ulster University Festival of Art & Design 2016 presents
Witchcraft, gender and emotions in European art, 1500-1800

A Public Talk, open to Everyone, in celebration of International Women's Day, delivered by DR ANDREW SNEDDON, ULSTER UNIVERSITY

This talk by Dr Andrew Sneddon, the leading historian of Irish witchcraft, will use fascinating (and often graphic) contemporary paintings and drawings to explore the intense emotion, as well as the social, religious, and gender conflict that underlay witchcraft accusations and trials in early modern Europe.

It will also consider the human cost of witchcraft beliefs, while placing them in their wider magical and historical context.

Admission to this public talk is free of charge



PERFORMANCES:  Wednesday 9th March at 8pm

Country & Western Music

ACM Promotions presents
THE GOLDEN YEARS OF COUNTRY MUSIC

The Golden Years of Country Music is a show dedicated to all the singers and songwriters who shared their music with the world, defining an era in Country Music, never to be surpassed.

'The Golden Years of Country Music Show' Jimmy Hendry and his fantastic 7 piece band.

Created by award-winning lyricist and country music star, Jimmy Hendry, ‘The Golden Years Of Country Music’ is an amazing 2 ½ hour show. Song after song and hit after hit and is the most authentic pure country show of its kind.

The Golden Years of Country Music is a show dedicated to all the singers and songwriters who shared their music with the world, defining an era in Country Music, never to be surpassed.

Country music fans are in for a real treat when they experience the amazing sound of Jimmy Hendry and the Magnificent Seven.
Five decades of country music from 1950’s through to the nineties. This is truly a Grand ole Opry

Shows like you would see in Nashville Tennessee. Songs of Merle Haggard, George Jones, Gene Watson, Don Williams, Charley Pride, Tom T Hall, Marty Robbins and many more, with a brilliant female artist performing hits of Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn etc. This is a show not to be missed.



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Tickets: £15.00
PERFORMANCES:  Thursday 10th March at 8pm

Comedy

David Hull Promotions presents
GIVE MY HEAD PEACE - LIVE!!

Ulster's funniest and most dysfunctional TV Family, live on stage in Riverside for their brand new show!

Northern Ireland's favourite dysfunctional family returns to the Riverside Theatre and they'll all be there, Ma, Da, Cal, Dympna, Billy, Uncle Andy and the lovably menacing Pastor Begbie (Paddy Jenkins).

Da is planning a spectacular commemoration of the 1916 Rising - unless Ma drags him over to London to meet the Queen to pick up her OBE. Uncle Andy digs in to Ulster's glorious past only to find out that his great-great-Uncle Andy was known as the Coward of the Kneebreakers who spent the entire First World War hiding in the attic of Ulster's dodgiest drinking den.

Expect a laugh out loud show with topical humour, up to the minute satire, and stand-up from Tim McGarry.

Give My Head Peace- it's like local politics, only funny!

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



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Tickets: £23.00
PERFORMANCES:  Friday 11th March at 8pm

Comedy

Conal Gallen presents
CONAL GALLEN stars in his brand new show, A LAUGH AND A HALF!

One of Ireland's funniest and most popular comedians

Yes he is back!

Ireland's Ambassador of Comedy Conal Gallen is back on stage solo with his hilarious new one man stand up show A LAUGH AND A HALF. After taking over 18 months out to tour his hugely successful comedy play A Bit On The Side Conal is back with what promises to be his best show yet, jam-packed with over 2 hours of hilarious jokes, stories and songs which will have you in stitches from start to finish!

He has been writing a whole set of brand new material along with some firm fan favourites to give his audience, what he considers, “His Best Show Yet”.

After 25 years of entertaining audiences around the world, Conal Gallen has perfected the art of stand up comedy like no other. He gets reactions to his hilarious jokes and stories that most comedians can only dream about. Loved by audiences young and old, Conal has proved time and time again why he is Ireland’s funniest man with his hilarious, side-splitting brand of comedy. Conal brings his new stand up show along to The Riverside Theatre on Friday 11th March.

Tickets for Conal’s shows can be “as scarce as hens’ teeth”, so early booking is strongly advised




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Tickets: £21.00
PERFORMANCES:  Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th March, nightly at 8pm

Community Theatre

CASS (Ulster University's thriving Student Drama Society) presents
J E R U S A L E M a play by Jez Butterworth

Best Play, 2009 Evening Standard Awards

Best New Play, Critics Circle Awards

Best New Play, Whatsonstage.com Awards


On St George's Day, the morning of the local country fair, Johnny 'Rooster' Byron, local waster and Lord of Misrule, is a wanted man. The council officials want to serve him an eviction notice, his son wants to be taken to the fair, a vengeful father wants to give him a serious kicking, and a motley crew of mates wants his ample supply of drugs and alcohol.

CASS, Ulster University’s thriving student Drama Society presents its second major production in the Riverside Theatre


Cast
Ciarán Logue – Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron
Michael Way – Ginger
Mark Henry – Lee
Niall Rusk - Davey
Amy McCluskey – Pea
Katie Sloan - Tanya
Andrew Boggs – The Professor
Philip Nichol – Wesley
Ruth Glynn – Dawn
Kurt Dean-Darby – Troy
Ciara Murton – Fawcett
Breandán Brennan – Parsons
Catherine Kelly - Phaedra

Crew
Joe Miskelly – Director
Eddy Fox – Assisstant Director
Gareth Myles Greenfield – Co- Producer
Adam Hanna – Co-Producer
Michael Ritchie – Production Consultant
Stage Designer - Brendán Brennan
Tracey Convey - Assistant Stage Designer
Catriona Porter - Lighting Designer
Connie Dalton - Stage Manager

Stagehands –
Catherine Stewart
Anna McCormack
Jen Haderer
Hayley Johnston
Rachael McGahon
Dahviad Tierney




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Tickets: £12.00, concessions£7.00
PERFORMANCES:  Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th March, nightly at 8pm

Riverside Youth Theatre

MORE Youth Drama @ Riverside presents
Walt Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Jnr

Walt Disney's Youth Version of the classic musical. And presented in Riverside by permission of Josef Weinberger, London.


“Whether you are five or eighty five you will be enchanted by this show.”
The Times


This production will be directed by our Youth Theatre Tutors, Oonah McEwan and Kathy Walsh - and dressed by professional costumier Lorna Bainbridge.

Seen by over 25 million people worldwide , the wonder of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast comes to the Riverside Theatre, in a junior version for the youngsters of our Youth Theatre. One of the most romantic and enchanting tales ever told is brought to life in this spectacular production and features classic songs and a great storyline.

THE YOUTH THEATRE TUTORS

OONAH McEWAN
Oonah graduated from the University of Manchester in 1990 with a BA Hons in Theatre Studies and English. She completed her PGCE in 1991 at Manchester Metropolitan University. Since then Oonah has worked in several schools as Head of Drama and Head of Dance running these busy departments and directing musicals and drama performances. She has experience in organising events and promoting opportunities for young people in Performing Arts.

Oonah has over 25 years experience under her belt and this ensures that she is best placed to develop our students performance skills and organise and sturcture schemes of work.

She is a passionate believer in developing skills through performance opportunities. Oonah says, "MORE is about providing students with a creative learning environment where they can experiment with performance ideas and refine their performance skills. MORE offers all three performance disciples under one roof. We are the North Coast's Performing Arts school - Drama, Dance and Musical Theatre lessons delivered by trained teachers and experts in their chosen discipline."


KATHY WALSH
Kathy has always enjoyed Drama and Performing Arts. She studied Performing Arts at the Northern Regional College in 1990 and continued to study Theatre, Film and Television at University of Wales, Aberystwyth, where she completed her PGCE in Drama in 1997. Kathy has been working as a qualified Drama Teacher since then in a number of schools, both in England and Northern Ireland.

Kathy is delighted at the development of MORE over the last year. She believes that inspiring young people and sparking their creativity is a privilege and an opportunity to develop their interpersonal skills as well as their raw talent.

Kathy says, "MORE grew out of a discussion Oonah and I had about the need for young people to gain recognised qualifications in the Arts sector as well as having fun and learning the main elements of performance. We are always working towards this goal. Young people should grab every opportunity to perform and be involved in the world of performing arts, wherever and however they can get this experience. MORE is about providing our local young people with one of these opportunities."



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Tickets: £9.00
PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 2nd April at 8pm

Music

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

A fabulous night of music and comedy starring
CLUBSOUND
JOE MAC
ELAINE WOOD and many others


From the producers of ‘Do You Come Here Often’ comes a great new show. Relive all the memories of a decade that saw the birth of pop, from the ballads of Ruby Murray, Perry Como and Dean Martin to the early rock’n’roll of Buddy Holly, Brenda Lee and Bill Hailey.

Starring Clubsound,, Elaine Wood, Janet McCartney, Trevor Kelly.




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Tickets: £21.00
PERFORMANCES:  Wednesday 6th April at 8pm

Professional Drama

Pentabus Theatre Company presents, with Salisbury Playhouse
THIS LAND A play by Sian Owen

A new and brilliantly topical play about the vexed subject of FRACKING

How far down do you own the land you live on??


Bea and Joseph are falling in love. But, with the arrival of a fracking company ready to dig, the village where they live is falling apart.

Through the lives of a young couple, This Land tells a story of community, belonging and the ground beneath our feet. What does the place where you live mean to you? What happens when someone else comes along and stakes their claim? Be taken on a fast-paced journey through an ever-changing landscape with this new play.




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Tickets: £12.00, concessions£8.00
PERFORMANCES:  Thursday 7th April at 8pm

Comedy

Tumble Circus presents
S T A R M A N

One One-Man Circus Comedy Theatre show!

Written and performed by Ken Fanning. Directed by Colm O'Grady.

Have you ever looked to the heavens for inspiration or guidance? Starman, the latest show from the award winning Tumble Circus, is an entertaining expedition into what happens when circus and comedy collide and follows the journey of one man and his life as a circus artist, a dad, and a clown. Starman promises an energetic mix of stand-up, slapstick, sequins, and … cardboard.
'If you're prepared to be challenged, both emotionally and intellectually, by a man who ends his performance spouting existentialism while parading in a giant cardboard star, I can't recommend Starman enough.' The West Australian

This new family friendly show from the award winners behind This Is What We Do For A Living (2012) and Damn the Circus (2013) will be a firm favourite with anyone who has experienced the bitter sweet chaos of life.
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Tickets: £13.50, concessions£9.00
PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 9th April at 8pm

Professional Drama

SD Entertainment presents
THE MATCHMAKER A play by John B Keane

One of JB Keane's funniest dramas

STARRING

JON KENNY ("Father Ted")
and
MARY McEVOY ("Glenroe")


This comedy drama follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn from all parts of the country.

At the centre of this celebrated production is John B Keane’s marvellous and mischievous wit
coupled by his unparalleled way with words.
Keane takes us back to a simpler time in Ireland, when even phones were few and far between and the only web was one left behind by spiders

The Playwright

A son of a national school teacher (William B. Keane, and his wife Hannah Purtill), JB Keane was educated at Listowel National School and then at St Michael's College, Listowel. He worked as a chemist's assistant for A.H. Jones who dabbled in buying antiques. Keane had various jobs in the UK between 1951 and 1955, and was a pub owner in Listowel from 1955.

He married Mary O'Connor in 1955 and had four children: Billy, Conor, John and Joanna. He was an Honorary Life Member of the Royal Dublin Society from 1991, served as president of Irish PEN and was a founder member of the Society of Irish Playwrights as well as a member of Aosdána. He remained a prominent member of the Fine Gael party throughout his life, never being shy of political debate.

His nephew is the award-winning investigative journalist Fergal Keane. His son John is a journalist with the Kilkenny People.

Keane's prolific output includes:

Many Young Men of Twenty (1946)
Sive (1959)
Sharon's Grave (1960)
The Highest House on the Mountain (1961)
The Man From Clare (1962)
The Year of the Hiker (1963)
The Field (1965)
Hut 42 (1968)
The Rain at the End of the Summer (1968)
Big Maggie (1969)
The One-Way Ticket (1972)
Values (1973)
The Change in Mame Fadden (1973)
Letters of a Matchmaker (1975)
The Buds of Ballybunion (1979)
The Chastitute (1981)
Man of the Triple Name (1984)
The Bodhran Makers (1986)
The Contractors (1988)
Moll (1991)
The Ram of God and Other Stories (1992)
Durango: A Novel (1992)
Faoiseamh
Pishogue
The Crazy Wall
No More in Dust



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Tickets: £16.00, concessions£14.00
PERFORMANCES:  Wednesday 13th April at 8pm

Professional Drama

Riverside welcomes for the first time a show which won BEST OF KANSAS CITY, USA, 2015 CRITICS' CHOICE AWARD
N E L S O N The Sailors' Story

“This is a master-class in how to write, direct, and perform a one man show.”
BROADWAY WORLD

A compelling story…highly amusing, sobering and poignant
KANSAS CITY STAR


Written and performed by Nicholas Collett

Directed by Gavin Robertson

Original soundtrack by Danny Bright


Inspirational hero - flawed maverick. Tactical genius. Rebel.

Amidst Trafalgar’s shot, smoke and din, the crew of the Victory strive to destroy the Combined Fleet of France and Spain. Below the column in Trafalgar Square, a homeless Falklands veteran shivers in the cold – above, Nelson’s thoughts on the world today.



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Tickets: £15.00, concessions£11.00
PERFORMANCES:  Friday 15th April at 8pm

Music

Centre Stage Promotions presents
A CELEBRATION OF JOHN DENVER

We invite you to pay homage to one of the most prolific artists of the twentieth century – John Denver.

‘A Celebration of John Denver’ will take you on a magical journey through the musical career of John Denver, featuring popular hits such as ‘Annie’s Song’, ‘Leaving on a Jet Plane’, ‘Rocky Mountain High’ and ofcourse ‘Take
Me Home Country Roads’.

Throughout his career John Denver racked up an impressive 41 albums, 2 Grammy Awards, 3 American Music Awards, 2 Country Music Association Awards, 1 Academy of Country Music and 1 Emmy Award, alongside a staggering NASA Public Service Medal, whilst ‘Rocky Mountain High’ was declared as the official state song for Colorado in 2007.

One of the first artists to sell over 10 million copies alone for his ‘Greatest Hits’ album in 1973, John Denver is a unique artist who has inspired a generation. Releasing over 300 songs and penning some of American Folk Rocks most memorable hits - he is a true musical legend.

Join us to celebrate the life of John Denver and sing along to his most memorable hits performed by the renowned Wayne Denton; backed by incredibly talented musicians and enhanced with moving video footage.

This is a presentation that will lift the hearts of all music lovers everywhere!!!



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Tickets: £18.50
PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 16th April at 8pm

Professional Drama

Bardic/Premier Productions present
THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN A play by Martin McDonagh

"An uproariously funny, dazzlingly intelligent modern classic"

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH


The Cripple of Inishmaan is set on the remote island of Inishmaan off the west coast of Ireland.

Word arrives that a Hollywood film is being made on the neighbouring island of Inishmore. The one person who wants to be in the film more than anybody is young Cripple Billy, if only to break away from the bitter tedium of his daily life.

The Cripple of Inishmaan examines an ordinary coming of age in extraordinary circumstances and shows once more that playwright Martin McDonagh is master of the deepest, darkest and most powerful humour. ......

Since its premiere at London's National Theatre in1996 McDonagh’s work has gone on to achieve its rightful place in the great pantheon of Irish drama.



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Tickets: £13.00
PERFORMANCES:  Tuesday 26th to Saturday 30th April inclusive - nightly at 7.45pm and with a Saturday matinee performance at 2.15pm

Community Musical

Ballywillan Drama Group presents
C A T S

The first production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's famous musical in Riverside

Produced and directed by Brian Logan


Twelve short weeks after its production of Legally Blonde the Musical Ballywillan Drama Group return to the Riverside with another blockbuster musical – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic CATS. Never before staged in the Riverside Theatre this world famous musical is set to amaze local audiences .

Having just finished a second sell-out run at the London Palladium CATS makes its way to Northern Ireland for six very special performances. Featuring the famous song “Memory” this 2015 Olivier Award nominated musical has been performed throughout the world.

With a cast of sixty-two all 21 years and under this BDG Youth Production is likely to be one of the most anticipated shows of the current theatre season. Featuring an experienced and eclectic principal cast, many of whom have come directly from Legally Blonde, a wonderful CATS set, stunning costumes and full production values, you are strongly advised to book your seats soon so as not to be disappointed.




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Tickets: £18.00, concessions£16.00
PERFORMANCES:  Friday 6th to Saturday 14th May - nightly at 8pm and with matinees on the two Saturdays at 2pm

Community Musical

Portrush Music Society presents
O L I V E R !

Lionel Bart's enduring musical - a hit around the world since the 1960s

Directed by Kerry Dunn


The award-winning Portrush Music Society has enchanted Riverside Theatre audiences for many years with their talented local cast of actors and singers. Recent productions winning critical acclaim have included Sister Act, Evita and The Addams Family. This year’s staging of Lionel Bart’s family musical Oliver! should prove equally popular.

Nothing works on the stage better than a well-crafted tale, and this show, based on Charles Dickens’s classic novel Oliver Twist, will engage the audience with its pathos and drama. It tells the story of a young orphan as he travels through the dark underbelly of London society.
A host of familiar characters, ranging from the reprobate to the inspirational, are brought to life – perhaps larger than life – in this glowing production.

The musical score features many famous numbers including Consider Yourself, Food Glorious Food, As Long As He Needs Me and It's A Fine Life. Come and join Fagin, Nancy, The Artful Dodger, Bill Sykes and of course Oliver himself, and enjoy their potent mix of fun and misery woven into this marvellous production.

Tickets from £10 - £17 with family rates and concessions available for selected performances.

Please check at the Riverside Box Office and

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PERFORMANCES:  Tuesday 17th May at 7.30pm

PLEASE NOTE START TIME

Community Theatre

The MORE Academy, Coleraine presents
MORE ACADEMY SUMMER SHOWCASE 2016

A showcase night, featuring the talents of students belonging to MORE Academy - an end-of-term show featuring acting, singing and dancing

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PERFORMANCES:  Thursday 19th and Friday 20th May, nightly at 8pm

Comedy

Joe Rea presents
THE HISTORY OF THE PEACE Accordin' to My Ma....

The hugely-funny sequel to HISTORY OF THE TROUBLES, ACCORDIN' TO MY DA

and starring the same cast

CONOR GRIMES
IVAN LITTLE
ALAN McKEE




From the team that brought you The History Of The Troubles (accordin' to my Da) comes the
comedy sequel, The History Of The Peace (accordin' to my Ma !).

A peaceful tale of street protests, riots, guns, bombings and more riots. Karen Reid is a Belfast community worker struggling to keep house and family together in the face of Northern Ireland's unique form of peace. Through the 1994 ceasefires, the Good Friday Agreement,
the Chuckle Brothers and the 'fleg' protests, she
fervently believes in a new Northern Ireland.
Thankfully, Karen has the 'total support' of her lo
yal band of friends such as: Fireball - now working in Roselawn Crematorium - her dingbat best friend, Stacy, flute band leader, Roberto, Pineapple the paramilitary, Claire, the secret lesbian, Aaron, the serial 'fleg' protester and many more.
------
Featuring the return of Fireball !

Contains some strong language.




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Tickets: £17.00
PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 21st May at 8pm

Music

Maple Tree Entertainments presents
THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY

A brilliant return, in a brand new production for 2016, for the show which sold out in Riverside last year

BRAND NEW SHOW FOR 2016!

Direct from its success in London’s West End, a SOLD OUT UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Homeward Bound' and many more. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed!

"Fantastic” - Elaine Paige, BBC Radio Two

. "Authentic and Exciting” - The Stage
www.thesimonandgarfunkelstory.com




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Tickets: £19.00
PERFORMANCES:  Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th May - nightly at 8pm

Professional Drama

London Classic Theatre presents
THE BIRTHDAY PARTY A play by Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter's first, full-length play which really got him noticed by critics and audiences alike!

DIRECTED BY MICHAEL CABOT

Harold Pinter was indubitably Britain's most influential playwright of the 50s and 60s.


“There’s a gentleman living here. He’s got a birthday today, and he’s forgotten all
about it. So we’re going to remind him. We’re going to give him a party.
”
A shabby boarding house in a small English seaside town. An elderly couple take
care of a solitary guest, who rarely ventures out.
The arrival of two enigmatic
strangers seems to offer a welcome distraction from their mundane existence. But when an impromptu, seemingly innocent birthday party abruptly turns in to a deadly game of cat and mouse, there are horrifying repercussions.
By turns, cryptic thriller and macabre comedy,
The Birthday Party was Harold
Pinter’s first major work and is among the most unusual and absorbing of his plays.

London Classic Theatre presents the first significant touring revival of the twenty
first century, promising to bring this ground
breaking classic to fresh and exhilarating life.



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Tickets: £15.00, concessions£11.00
PERFORMANCES:  Friday 27th May at 8pm

Music

David Hull Promotions present
FLASH HARRY The Magic of Queen

Ireland's greatest Tribute Act to Freddie Mercury and the Guys

Flash Harry has been celebrating the music of Queen all over Ireland and the UK for more than 20 years and still fans come to pay homage to the greatest rock band of them all.

Flash Harry brings a show that embraces the very essence of live music, talent, energy, enthusiasm, passion and pure showmanship. Audiences will see the band rocking out Queen’s greatest hits from Radio Gaga, We Are the Champions, to Bohemian Rhapsody and everything in between.

Quite simply it’s live music entertainment at its best.

For a night of good old fashioned rock Flash Harry is a show not to be missed!!



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Tickets: £18.50
PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 28th May at 8pm

Professional Drama

Big Telly Theatre Company presents
P U C K O O N

An uproarious comedy, based on the book by Spike Milligan

Directed by Zoë Seaton

Music by Paul Boyd


It’s back by popular demand! Big Telly’s smash hit stage production of Spike Milligan’s PUCKOON returns for an all-Ireland and UK tour in Spring/Summer 2016.

The show’s sell-out 2009 and remounted 2011 tour had audiences all across Ireland screaming with laughter at its Goonish blend of theatrical anarchy, musical wit, and impossible plot. Ireland 1922, and the Ulster Boundary Commission has drawn the new border straight through the small town of Puckoon.

With the church separated from its own graveyard and drink now thirty per cent cheaper in one corner of the pub, life in the newly divided village will never be the same again. Based on the book by Spike Milligan, this comic masterpiece is an irreverent and hilarious story which takes the mick, celebrates the absurd, and paints a picture of a simple life that borders on the ridiculous.



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Tickets: £15.00, concessions£12.00
PERFORMANCES:  Wednesday 1st to Saturday 4th June inclusive, nightly at 8pm

Community Musical

NRC Ballymoney presents
OUR HOUSE

The brilliant West End Musical by the rock band MADNESS

Directed by Paul McMaster


Our House is a musical with music and lyrics by ska/pop band Madness and a book by playwright Tim Firth. The show features songs from the Madness, and was named after one of their popular hit singles, "Our House".

Premiering at The Cambridge Theatre in 2002, Our House was the winner of the 2003 Olivier award for Best New Musical and has since gone on to tour both nationally and internationally to great acclaim. Through the music of Madness, writer Tim Firth explores the themes of love, family values, growing up, responsibility and dealing with losing the people that shape us.



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Tickets: £12.50
PERFORMANCES:  Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th June, nightly at 7.30pm

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Community Dance

Etoile School of Dance presents
ETOILE SCHOOL OF DANCE

The School's Annual Showcase Production for Parents and Friends of the Students

MORE DETAILS OF THE SHOW'S CONTENT ON HERE SOON


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Tickets: £8.00, concessions£5.00
PERFORMANCES:  Wednesday 15th June at 8pm

Music

Riverside welcomes for the first time
THE BEN REEL BAND

Ben and his band perform music from their latest album

Irish artist Ben Reel released his eagerly awaited 7th studio album on May 18th 2015 simply titled `7th’ which is a real rock`n’record featuring his great band. Like the previous album `Darkness & the Light’ in 2013 the new album 7th was recorded & produced by himself in his home studio in Co.Armagh, Ireland.

Since his debut back in 1999, each album has gone from strength to strength, receiving critical acclaim from radio & press from around the world. Ben’s music has evolved into an honest earthy sound that has matured like a fine wine, drawing from the well of different styles of musical influence from rock, soul, blues, alt folk/americana, country & reggae which fuses all these genres into a melting pot to create a great sound which has become his own .

In the past years he has had numerous high profile TV & Radio appearances and airplay under his belt including Bob Harris BBC Radio 2 and has supported names like Jools Holland, Alabama 3, The Cranberries and has collaborated musically with such names as Hal Ketchum, the legendary ‘Blockheads’, award winning saxophonist Gilad Atzmon and co wrote and performed with some of Nashville's finest, David Olney, John Hadley, Sergio Webb & Irene Kelley.

Over the last 7 years Ben has enjoyed successful tours in Ireland, UK, Europe & U.S receiving rave reviews and attracting a growing fan base . His band includes amongst the finest musicians in Ireland, Michael Black on Drums, Ronnie O’Flynn on bass, Mick McCarney on guitar and his wife Julieanne Reel on backing vocals & percussion. With this line up they have built up a loyal following.

The band have previously graced big festivals such as Huntenpop in the Netherlands, Kilkenny rhythm & roots, Cork jazz festival and have also appeared for the first time at Ireland’s premiere music festival “Electric Picnic” in 2014.
In 2013 Ben toured in the U.S & UK with Tommy Womack (Nashville) as a duo. And in 2014 his band toured as double bill with legendary folk singer/songwriter Eric Andersen in the UK. 2015 promises to be a big one for Ben Reel with the release of his new album `7th’.



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PERFORMANCES:  Friday 17th June at 8pm

Community Musical

Clarissa McMaster presents
AN EVENING OF CAUSEWAY DELIGHTS

An evening of Music and Variety designed to raise funds for two, very worthy causes

An inspirational evening of Causeway Coast delights hosted by Neil and Paul McMaster.
Featuring local talents from around the North Coast, including Maggie Ferris, local primary schools, local college Performing Arts students, dance troupes, theatrical extracts and much more!

A family event suitable for all ages. Come prepared to laugh, to cry and to be amazed at the talent our Causeway Coast has to offer.

All profits will be split in aid of two causes close to the hearts of most everyone in Northern Ireland who have been affected by cancer and suicide.

Lee Johnston is a Northern Irish motorcycle racer, who started the charity F13K Cancer after experiencing cancer's devastating effects in his own home. The rider, who has adopted the number 13 as his racing number, aims to raise £13,000 in the year 2015.

Cycle Against Cancer can be seen cycling all around the island of Ireland to raise awareness, and encourage people to talk about suicide and depression. They join physical and mental health together in a bid to help those suffering under the taboo disease of depression, self-harm and suicide.


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Tickets: £10.00, concessions£7.00
PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 18th June at MIDDAY

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Children

Riverside extends a Big Welcome to
MR HULLABALOO'S PIRATE ADVENTURES!

A show specially designed for the 3 to 8 (three to eight) years old age group

Hi there and welcome to the magical world of Mr Hullabaloo, the storyteller.

Now in our tenth year we invite you to make our world become part of yours at your next exciting event. Come enter a world of Pirate coves and Mermaid Lagoons with Mr Hullabaloo the storyteller and his colourful puppet friends. during this show he will present a selection of well loved children's classic tales live on stage. Each show combines spectacular sets, costumes, puppetry, music, movement and lots of audience participation to bring stories alive.

A story shared with us is guaranteed to create magical memories for many years to come.
This year Mr Hullabaloo and his friends are celebrating ten magical years of storytelling.
So come along, join the fun and let your story begin!!!




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Tickets: £7.00
PERFORMANCES:  Friday 24th & Saturday 25th June, nightly at 8pm

Community Musical

Victoria Lagan presents
VLDD SUMMER 2016 SHOWCASE

The Dance and Drama Showcase

Victoria Lagan’s dance and drama academy is probably the best known in this area and her talented pupils have performed on scores of occasions in Riverside during the last several years. Full details of the programme line-up, for this Showcase Production, will be itemized nearer the time on Riverside’s website.




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Tickets: £13.00
PERFORMANCES:  4th July to 31st August - daily except Sundays - during Riverside's standard opening hours, which are detailed on the homepage of this website

Foyer Gallery Exhibition

The Pavestone Collective presents
FREE FOR ALL

Another exhibition of visual art produced by members of the Pavestone Collective

Established in October 2011, the Pavestone Collective is comprised of a group of disabled artists, who are passionate about creating art. The artists have developed unique styles and techniques to produce a mix of traditional and contemporary art.

The word 'FREE' in the title of this exhibition refers to both the artists and viewer. The artists have had no restrictions placed upon them and have been free to submit a style of art work of their own choosing.

Viewers are invited to view the work of the Pavestone Collective, free of charge.

We hope you enjoy their work



PERFORMANCES:  Tuesday 26th July at 8pm

Professional Drama

Dublin's ABBEY THEATRE stars in an NI tour organized by the Belfast Lyric Theatre
OBSERVE THE SONS OF ULSTER MARCHING TOWARDS THE SOMME The modern classic by Frank McGuinness

This performance in Riverside has been generously supported by the Development & Alumni Office, Ulster University

IT'S THE FIRST VISIT BACK TO COLERAINE'S RIVERSIDE BY THE ABBEY THEATRE SINCE THE MID 80s

The Abbey Theatre was founded in 1904 by W. B. Yeats and Lady Augusta Gregory. Its precursors were the Irish Literary Theatre and Frank and Willie Fay’s National Dramatic Society. With patronage from Miss Annie Horniman, premises were purchased on Old Abbey Street and on December 27th 1904, the Abbey Theatre opened its doors for the first time.
The Abbey's brilliant reputation for top-quality productions are known the world over.


Those I belonged to, those I have not forgotten, the irreplaceable ones, they kept their nerve, and they died.


On 1 July 1916, the 36th Ulster Division took part in one of the bloodiest battles in human history. The Battle of the Somme.

One hundred years on, the Abbey Theatre presents a major new co-production of Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme directed by Headlong’s Artistic Director, Jeremy Herrin.

In the extraordinary circumstances of World War 1, eight ordinary men are changed, changed utterly…

This iconic war play by Frank McGuinness is a powerful portrayal of mortality, love and loss.
What more have we to tell each other?




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Tickets: £19.00, concessions£15.00
PERFORMANCES:  Wednesday 27th July through to Saturday 6th August - daily except Sundays - 9am to 5pm

Youngsters between 6 and 20 years

Ben Levy presents
RIVERSIDE 2016 MUSIC THEATRE SUMMER SCHOOL

IF YOU WANT TO RESERVE A PLACE, ALL IT TAKES IS A £10 DEPOSIT!

PLEASE CALL LOUISE, ON 02870 123 123


Riverside Theatre will be running an exciting new MUSIC THEATRE SUMMER COURSE 2016 (Course Director: Ben Levy) in the Riverside Theatre next summer!

Over the course of 10 days, participants aged 6 and over get the chance to take workshops and classes with an experienced team of tutors in Acting (Merlyn Brown), Singing (Ben Levy) and Dance (Venessa Chapman). The course will finish with a final public showcase performance in the Riverside Theatre Auditorium,demonstrating what was learnt over the duration of the course. Specialist workshop opportunities will also be available. This exciting new programme promises to be both educational and very enjoyable, so book your place now to avoid disappointment!

As part of the course, all participants in the Riverside Music Theatre Summer Course 2016 will be taking part in a one hour workshop in Stage Combat with the amazing Ian McCracken! Ian has been a practitioner of stage combat since 2001, training in 18th Century Smallsword, Rapier, Rapier & Dagger, Rapier & Buckler, Rapier & Gauntlet, Case of Rapiers, Broadsword (single handed, two handed and with shield), Quarterstaff, Knife and Unarmed Combat. After he attained recommendations for all his examinations he was put forward into the British Academy of Dramatic Combat (BADC) Teacher Training Programme and became apprentice to Equity Fight Director, Kevin McCurdy. Whilst training he had the opportunity to work along side some of Britain's most influential fight directors including Andrew Ashenden, John Greenwood, Renny Krupinski and Nick Hall. Since becoming fully qualified he has been privileged to work at an array of drama schools throughout the UK including Central School of Speech and Drama, Arts Ed, Rose Bruford, East 15 and is currently in his 6th consecutive year teaching at the Oxford School of Drama. We're delighted to have him on board!

If you still haven't booked your place/places - what are you waiting for? Contact Louise in the Riverside Box Office at (028) 70 123 123 and get your places reserved now for this dynamic performing arts course!

The dates for the Music Theatre Summer School will be from Wednesday 27th July through to, and including, Saturday 6th August next. To reserve a place for a youngster, or youngsters, in your family – all it requires is a £10 deposit, per individual, made payable, please, to the ULSTER UNIVERSITY by cheque, or you can ‘phone Louise, our Box Office Manager (02870 123 123) and pay by card during standard Box Office opening hours, which are listed daily on Riverside’s homepage.

No other theatre in this area is going to be offering a dynamic course like this with the properly qualified and experienced Tutors mentioned above – so please book a space or spaces as soon as you can as numbers for the course will be limited. WE ALREADY HAVE OVER 20 ADVANCE BOOKINGS. So if you want to be certain of a place or places, please call Louise now on 02870 123 123



PERFORMANCES:  Monday 8th through to Friday 12th August inclusive - nightly at 7pm

Young Adults

New Horizon presents
New Horizon's ON THE EDGE!

On The Edge is New Horizon's nightly get-together in the Riverside for young adults.

New Horizon is the largest Christian event in Northern Ireland, attracting 5,000 people a day, and it has been running at the Ulster University, each summer for a week, in Coleraine since 1989


Whether this is your first year, you’re an old veteran or you’re coming along to check things out, On the Edge (OTE) is something you will not forget in a hurry!

On from 19:00-21:30, Mon-Fri in the Riverside Theatre, there will be a lot of fun. So be prepared… anyone allergic to laughter should best avoid attending! Following our infamous comedy videos, drama, interviews and ridiculous games, there will be a time to really engage.

Each night there will be a full band on for worship and amazing real-life-no-messing-about talks. There will be time to ask big questions, hear real stories about faith and a chance to get involved with a charity that really makes a difference in the world. If this sounds like something you might be interested in, get registered and come along!

TO BOOK FOR THIS EVENT, PLEASE LOG ON TO THE NEW HORIZON WEBSITE:

http://newhorizon.org.uk



PERFORMANCES:  Friday 9th September 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

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.





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