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PERFORMANCES:  Monday 2nd February through until the end of April, 2015 - OPEN DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS DURING RIVERSIDE'S STANDARD OPERATING TIMES

Foyer Gallery Exhibition

Irishmanlost (Pete Irvine) presents
THE PRESENCE OF ABSENCE

A stunning exhibition of photographs about Ireland's forgotten past

PLEASE READ THE COPY BELOW TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN WIN A FRAMED PRINT FROM THIS EXCELLENT EXHIBITION


Derelict buildings may be considered by most to be a scar on the landscape, but they were once somebody’s home or place of work.
Now they stand as mere memories of the past, lucky to have even one photographer documenting them for future generations.

Irishmanlost travels all over Ireland and beyond, finding entry into places unseen by the public. Hidden from view and often dangerous to explore, the objects left behind within their walls speak of a history long forgotten: an abandoned piece of machinery, a newspaper from Victorian times, or clothes still hanging in a wardrobe. The neglect experienced by these once populated structures creates a unique and often sombre atmosphere, one that is sympathetically captured by the photographer. His ongoing body of work seeks to capture the beauty that pervades this kind of urban decay, and tell the stories of their former occupants.

The dilapidated architecture and personal effects shown in this unique exhibition are slowly being reclaimed by nature. Whether it was once a bustling factory or mill, a grand mansion or a small cottage, these places deserve to be recorded before they are lost forever.



Free Draw - Win a Framed Print from this Exhibition!

To be in with a chance to win one of my framed prints from this exhibition all you have to do is:


Attend the exhibition and take a selfie beside your favourite print.

Like and share my Facebook page : www.facebook.com/irishmanlostcom

Post your selfie pic to my page along with the title of the print and a comment on why you like it.

On completion of all three, your shot will be placed into a album named contestants.

At the end of the exhibition the winner will be chosen from the entries by the curator of the riverside theatre and notified through Facebook





PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 28th February at 7.30pm

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Sport

Wrestling i.e. presents
AMERICAN WRESTLING ROADSHOW

A night of thrills and comedy, suitable for the whole family to enjoy

The American Wrestling Roadshow returns to the Riverside Theatre after a successful sell-out in Coleraine last year.

Don't miss out again this year when the goodies take on the baddies in an unforgettable evening for all the family!

The WRESTLING.IE superstars have travelled throughout the entire wrestling world and promise to bring the biggest and best action to town. Advanced booking is strongly recommended.

All audiences are welcome especially children both young and old. So what are you waiting for? Do we have to twist your arm? For more information please visit us online at www.WRESTLING.ie


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Tickets: £12.00
PERFORMANCES:  Tuesday 3rd March at 8pm

SORRY FOLKS - THIS SHOW IS NOW SOLD OUT!!!

Drama

Saltmine Theatre Company presents
JOHN NEWTON - AMAZING GRACE

A play about the man who composed "Amazing Grace"

Press-ganged into the navy at nineteen, flogged for desertion miles away from the girl he loves, John Newton feels he has nothing to live for.

Making his way into the harsh world of the eighteenth century transatlantic slave trade, he climbs up through the ranks to slave ship captain. He is a man without hope, making enemies of all he meets.

Then one stormy night, with his ship going down, he faces certain death...and nothing is the same again.

This is a powerfully moving story of slavery, freedom and the remarkable power of love and grace to transform a life.


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Tickets: £12.00
PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 7th March at 8pm

Music

Riverside welcomes for the first time, in a solo concert,
SIOBHAN MULLIN in concert

Siobhan's musical evening in Riverside is entitled SPANNING THE DECADES

Singer/songwriter Siobhan Mullin presents her first solo concert in Riverside.

Siobhan will be performing numbers made famous by some of the vocal giants of the last four decades, including Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Sinatra, Nina Simone and James Taylor.






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Tickets: £10.00
PERFORMANCES:  Thursday 12th to Saturday 14th March, nightly at 8pm

Musical

Riverside Youth Theatre presents
E N C O R E !

The swansong production directed by Neil & Paul McMaster, Ed Brown and Kelly Collins and dressed by professional costumier Lorna Bainbridge

Riverside Youth Theatre will continue from October 2015 with a set of new Tutors


The Riverside Youth Theatre, in its present form, was founded and has been run by Edwin Browne (singing coach), Kelly Collins (dance & movement coach) and Neil and Paul McMaster (acting coaches) since 2007. This is the Tutors’ swansong production as they are all moving on to other things in the future.

Encore will consist of extracts from Big West End and Broadway Musicals and will be as energetic, lively and as enjoyable as all RYT’s showcase productions for the last 8 years!


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Tickets: £10.00
PERFORMANCES:  Wednesday 18th March at 8pm

Drama

Terranova Productions presents
ARRIVALS 2

Five plays, featuring four actors, by five of Northern Ireland’s most exciting local writers, all in one great night of theatre.

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From the company that brought you last year’s acclaimed production Arrivals, about the lives of immigrants to Northern Ireland, the story continues with Arrivals2, all about their children.

Join us for a night of tasty ‘theatre tapas’ that will leave you entertained, amused, moved and thoughtful.

The writers for the project include award-winning playwright and screen writer Daragh Carville, James Meredith and Deirdre Cartmill who made such successful contributions to Arrivals last year, and new-comers Maggie Cronin and Finn Kennedy. Once again, Composer and Singer Songwriter Anthony Toner will provide a new score for the night.


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Tickets: £10.00
PERFORMANCES:  Friday 20th March at 8pm

Drama

A play adapted from the novel by Virginia Woolf
DALLOWAY

intelligently adapted, beautifully performed... entrancing (British Theatre Guide)

Richly re-imagined, exquisitely evocative stage adaptation, portrayed with heart breaking poignancy and passion.' (Edinburgh Guide)

Wonderful the standing ovation was deeply deserved.' (Scotsgay)

Breathtaking solo performance beautifully designed and directed.' (Fringebiscuit)

Remarkably successful and evocative' (The Stage)

Crackles with warmth and colour (The List)


1923: The War is over. While Clarissa Dalloway prepares a party in Westminster, Septimus Smith is diagnosed with shell-shock, their memories and dreams magically intertwining with those of 15 other disparate souls, this hot blue day in June.

Conjuring the hopes and regrets of middle- and upper-class London, this adaptation of Virginia Woolffs celebrated map of hearts, minds and memories offers a compellingly feminine response to the aftermath of the First World War.

Written and directed by Elton Townend Jones (The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe). Performed by Rebecca Vaughan (Female Gothic, I, Elizabeth, Austen's Women).


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Tickets: £14.00, concessions£12.00
PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 21st March at 8pm

Sport

Zanchin Shotokan Karate Club - Sensei Terry Geddis, 5th Dan (KUGB) presents
BIG KARATE FIGHT NIGHT 2015

Never seen live Karate? Now's your chance. It's a fast-paced, action-packed evening!

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.

This KARATE – FIGHT NIGHT is designed to allow students to experience varying combative skills while still being safe and controlled and by using all the skills of traditional karate. This demonstration is all about showing people that embracing fighting and kumite are big confidence builders to participants of all ages.

“Karate is like boiling water: without heat it returns to its tepid state"

Gichin Funakoshi


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Tickets: £10.00
PERFORMANCES:  Wednesday 25th to Saturday 28th March, nightly at 8pm

WITH A FREE, PRE-SHOW TALK ON THE FINAL NIGHT'S PERFORMANCE ONLY AT 7.15pm ON THE MAIN STAGE

Community Theatre

Ballywillan Drama Group presents
THE RAILWAY CHILDREN

A Northern Ireland premiere for this emotional, heart-warming play - suitable for the whole family

FREE, PRE-SHOW TALK, ON STAGE, AT 7.15pm JUST PRIOR TO THE FINAL PERFORMANCE O N L Y ON SATURDAY 28th MARCH. The talk is delivered by locally-based Nesbit expert Mr John Henstock and entitled EDITH NESBIT AND HER BEST KNOWN BOOK.


Seven weeks after its production of HAIRSPRAY, Ballywillan is back in the Riverside with the Olivier Award Winning production of Mike Kenny’s THE RAILWAY CHILDREN. This will be the play’s premiere in NI and features many of the HAIRSPRAY cast.

This family favourite was first staged in The National Railway Museum, York in 2008/9, followed by 2010/11 productions at Waterloo Station, London and this year at Kings Cross Station with all three venues breaking box office records. Now the play comes to Coleraine and tells the story of a prosperous Edwardian family – mother and three children – forced into near-penury in the rural north of England and captures the anxieties and exhilarations of childhood with great tenderness and insight.

The production will evoke many memories for the adult theatregoer and introduce this wonderful and moving show to the young.

“Oh, my daddy, my daddy!”, one of the greatest moments in the history of British cinema or theatre, of course ends the play – so everyone, bring your hankies!


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P R E - S H O W T A L K

The Railway Children is probably Edith Nesbit’s best loved book. We meet a happy, prosperous Edwardian family – Father, mother, and three children – Roberta, the eldest, usually called Bobbie; Peter, who is enjoying his tenth birthday; and Phyllis, the youngest.

Strange men come to the house. Father has to go with them, but the children don’t know why. He doesn’t seem to be coming back. And then Mother tells the children they must move to the country “and play at being poor”.

At their cottage Mother now spends all her time writing stories for magazines, while the children are free to explore. They make friends with the staff at the local railway station, especially with a porter called Perks. They wave at passing trains – and an Old Gentleman always waves back to them.

But Mother falls very ill. Resourceful Bobbie finds a doctor – but how can they pay for all the things he says Mother needs? In desperation they make a big placard and display it to the Old Gentleman’s train to contact him. Their need appeals to him – and he gets a big hamper for them. Mother is very angry when she finds out – but the children are still sure they did the right thing.

One day they find a refugee. Mother recognises him as a well known Russian writer who had been imprisoned under the Tsarist regime, and invites him to stay with them; and soon after comes a most exciting day – the day the children find that a landslide has blocked the track just before a train is due! The children improvise again, and stop the train by waving flags made from the girl’s red petticoats! The Old Gentleman is especially pleased with them – he is a director of the railway company.

But then Bobbie finds the truth about Father in an old magazine. She is appalled. Father is in prison, accused of selling state secrets to a foreign power. Who can she ask for help? The Old Gentleman who has helped them in the past! He listens to Bobbie – and starts investigations.

Meanwhile the children find a boy lying with a broken leg in a tunnel – and rescue him!

Then, one day Bobbie feels an urge to go to the station. A train draws in – and her father gets out! She runs to him as she cries out “Oh! My Daddy! My Daddy!”

The Old Gentleman has given the family his best gift of all.




Tickets: £12.00
PERFORMANCES:  Monday 30th March at 8pm

Music

Joe McCadden presents
THE FUREYS

TRUE LEGENDS OF IRISH MUSIC AND SONG

(this concert was transferred from their scheduled 29th November 2014 gig in Riverside, following the illness of one of the band's members)


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

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


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Tickets: £20.00
PERFORMANCES:  Wednesday 1st April at 8pm

Drama

Big Telly Theatre Company presents
ONE SANDWICH SHORT OF A GENIUS

A play all about a ridiculously normal family in absolute denial about the things they don't mention!

WATCH THE UTUBE VIDEO PROMOTIONS ON:
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www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ipV_UIX6ms&feature=youtu.be



Mum is so determined to keep up appearances that when Dad leaves her ‘to find himself’, she hires an actor to replace him. It's a perfect solution to an embarrassing situation, as long as she uses her imagination to find the extra cash. Mum’s the word.

Luckily, the daughter’s far too busy planning the happiest day of her life to notice, but the son smells so many rats he's a loose cannon who must be kept behind closed doors.

Will keeping the cat in the bag and the skeletons in the cupboard whilst avoiding the elephant in the room tip them all over the edge? Or is it the best move she's ever made...

“Officially hilarious…” Audience member




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Tickets: £14.00, concessions£12.00
PERFORMANCES:  Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th April, nightly at 8pm

Community Theatre

CASS, in its Riverside Theatre debut performance, presents
THE GREAT GATSBY

A play based on the classic novel by F Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby, follows Jay Gatsby, a man who orders his life around one desire: to be reunited with Daisy Buchanan, the love he lost five years earlier.

Gatsby's quest leads him from poverty to wealth, into the arms of his beloved, and eventually to death. Published in 1925, The Great Gatsby is a classic piece of American fiction. It is a tale of triumph and tragedy, noted for the remarkable way Fitzgerald captured a cross-section of American society.

CASS is a new group to Riverside, comprised of Ulster University students, and this is the company’s first, major production in Riverside.


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Tickets: £10.00, concessions£7.00
PERFORMANCES:  Friday 17th April at 8pm

Music

Riverside welcomes back the brilliant
T A L O N The Best of Eagles

“Talon performs the songs of the Eagles with reverence and super talent"
JACK TEMPCHIN
(Eagles Hit Songwriter)

“When it comes to recreating the legendary sounds of the Eagles, Talon is unequalled”
CLASSIC HITS RADIO

“Totally awesome evening”
THE SUN

“Crisp crackling professionalism all the way”
NEW YORK TIMES


Now in its eighteenth year together Talon has been recognised by the ‘Agents Association of Great Britain’ as the ‘OFFICIAL UK No. 1’ Eagles tribute show.

In 2015 their latest production will feature all the classic Eagles hits from the timeless back catalogue including Hotel California, Lyin’ Eyes, Take It Easy, Desperado, Take It To The Limit, Life In The Fast Lane and many more. Although the show now features a host of world class musicians it is the immensely powerful four part vocal harmony and exact musical production on which Talon have built their reputation.

Their ability to evolve and go from strength to strength in delivering bigger and better shows year on year continues once again with what promises to be an EVENT…



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Tickets: £20.00
PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 18th April at 8pm

Country & Western Music

David Hull Promotions presents
HUGO DUNCAN'S COUNTRY FIRST!

The "Wee Man From Strabane" in a fabulous line up of Country Music and Comedy - with full, supporting company and guests

The Wee man From Strabane brings his country jamboree to the Riverside Theatre for a night of great Country Music!

Joining him on stage is a host of country stars including - Frankie McBride singing his hits including ‘Five Little Fingers’ and ‘Burning Bridges’ the first lady of Country Music Susan McCann, Boxcar Brian and Simon Peters all backed by the popular duo Country Harmony.

Join Hugo for a classic night of country.


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Tickets: £17.50
PERFORMANCES:  Friday 24th April through to Saturday 2nd May - nightly at 8pm with selected matinee performances at 2pm

Community Musical

Portrush Music Society presents
E V I T A

The stunning musical from Rice and Lloyd-Webber

This iconic musical presented by Portrush Music Society tells the remarkable and real life story of Eva Peron, the second wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron.

It follows Eva Duarte’s journey from humble beginnings in the slums of Argentina through to extraordinary wealth, power and status which ultimately led her to be heralded as the spiritual leader of the nation.

The story begins at Evita’s funeral in 1952 where we are treated to the cynical reflections of our narrator Che, who has watched her meteoric rise to fame. It then backtracks over her earlier life, noting her seduction by the tango singer Magaldi, her move to Buenos Aires, her many romantic dalliances there before her introduction to Colonel Peron, whom she helps groom for presidential office by persuading him to leave the military and affiliate with the trades unions, the unflattering reactions she receives from the elite middle classes, her inspirational charity work and eventual ill health and death aged just thirty three.

Its music, by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice, includes some of theatre’s most beautiful and best loved songs, including Don't Cry for Me Argentina, On This Night Of A Thousand Stars and High Flying, Adored.


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Tickets: £22.00, concessions£14.00
PERFORMANCES:  Monday 4th May to Saturday 27th June - DAILY, EXCEPT SUNDAYS, DURING RIVERSIDE'S STANDARD OPENING TIMES

Foyer Gallery Exhibition

Stephen Price presents
THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE

An exhibition of images by photographer STEPHEN PRICE

Stephen Price has been a photographer since the age of ten, when, in those days before instant gratification, he saved his pocket money for over a year to buy his first 110-format camera.

Since then, life has taken him on a hairpin path through the creative industries, from newspaper journalism to radio and television production, into writing books and lecturing. However, all that was purely to pay the bills. His first and enduring love is photography and this is reflected in an exhibition that covers a forty-year timespan, with portraits dating from the 1970s onwards.

We may live in a digital age, but Stephen still largely works with film cameras, mainly because he has never overcome that childhood thrill of getting prints back from the developer, but also because he likes the ‘retro’ feel that film gives; more grain, deeper blacks and a subtle quality to the captured light.

He only works with natural light, because it never occurred to him to buy a flashgun when he was a teenager and he has not learned how to use artificial lighting since. The exhibition title, The Beautiful People, is a play on the notion of fashion glamour. “I have never tried for that glossy, magazine look,” he maintains, “rather for something more uncertain and atmospheric. I never ask my subjects to pose, they just do whatever they want when I point a camera at them. My best shots have been semi-accidental, captured moments when the subject ignored the camera altogether. People are more beautiful when they aren`t trying to be.”




PERFORMANCES:  Friday 8th May at 8pm

Professional Ballet

Ballet Theatre UK presents
ALADDIN (Classical Ballet)

“Glittering costumes, expressive dancers...a pleasure to witness a production of this calibre”

Dance Europe Magazine


Join Ballet Theatre UK on this dazzling re-telling of this exotic classic tale boldly brought to life through the entrancing magic of classical ballet.
Follow the tale of the lonely orphan whose life is destined for greater things.

Tricked by an evil sorcerer, Aladdin sets out on a quest in search for the ultimate treasure. Deceived, Aladdin is left alone in a dark and damp cave to where he will uncover a life changing object…a dusty old lamp.

With just one rub of the magical lamp, Aladdin’s journey will sweep you into an exotic world full of daring adventure, enchanting spells, unbelievable riches, treachery and of course true love.

Join Ballet Theatre UK for this new production touring the UK and Ireland Spring 2015


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Tickets: £15.00, concessions£12.00
PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 9th May at 8pm

Professional Drama

European Arts presents
THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY

A gripping adaptation of the novel by Oscar Wilde

Fresh from a West End run of ‘The Trials of Oscar Wilde’, European Arts Company returns with a thrilling adaptation of Wilde’s only novel ’The Picture of Dorian Gray’.

Set in the decadent world of Victorian London, a beautiful, narcissistic young man called Dorian Gray becomes infatuated by the exquisite portrait that Basil Hallward has painted of him. He makes a Faustian pact that he will remain forever young while the picture grows old.

Combining drawing room comedy and Gothic horror, this is a gripping and hugely entertaining theatrical event.

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Tickets: £14.00, concessions£12.00
PERFORMANCES:  Tuesday 14th May at 11am

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Children & Families

Riverbank Productions presents
THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD

A heartwarming tale of Robin Hood and his Merry Men of Sherwood Forest

In "The Adventures of Robin Hood", Riverbank Productions will transport the audience back in time to the days of legends and heroes.
In Sherwood Forest,

Robin must team up with Friar Tuck, Will Scarlett and Little John to defeat his enemy, the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. He steals from the rich, gives to the poor, and wins the heart of Maid Marion.

The show is aimed firmly at a family audience. There is exciting swordplay, fast action, catchy brand new sing-along songs, puppets and humour.

"The Adventures of Robin Hood" will delight families with children aged 4-9....


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Tickets: £10.00, concessions£7.00
PERFORMANCES:  Friday 15th May at 8pm

Professional Drama

From Dyad Productions (Mrs Dalloway, Austen’s Women, I, Elizabeth).
THE UNREMARKABLE DEATH OF MARILYN MONROE

A play about one of the twentieth century's most infamous movie-stars

Monroe as we’ve never seen her before: alone in her bedroom, in dressing gown and slippers; no glitz, no glamour, no masks.

Overdosed on pills, the woman behind the icon unravels her remarkable life and bares all, revealing a biting intelligence, a frustrated talent and an imperfect body.

This stark confessional (DiMaggio, Gable, Miller – it’s all here) offers a radical interpretation of this Hollywood legend and leads us, in real time, to the very moment of her death


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Tickets: £14.00, concessions£12.00
PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 16th May 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


2015 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 2015!

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.


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Tickets: £16.00
PERFORMANCES:  Thursday 21st May at 11.00am

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Children & Families

Clydebuilt Puppets presents
THE THREE GIANTS

A wonderful performance and workshop for children and families, lasting about an hour in length

The hero of our story is FINN MaCOOL, BIGGEST AND STRONGEST GIANT in the whole of Ireland.

There lived in Scotland another GIANT, McGONIGLE! He was a great big burly fellow who heard the fame of the Irish heroes and crossed the sea to do battle. . .

Can FINN MaCOOL defeat the McGONIGLE with the help of his clever wife OONAGH?


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Tickets: £7.00, concessions£5.00
PERFORMANCES:  Friday 22nd May at 8pm

Classic Rock

Riverside welcomes back, once again
The Legendary ALBERT LEE AND HOGAN'S HEROES

The Guitarist's Guitarist

Albert Lee, by common consent one of the world’s finest guitar-players, needs no introduction to Country Music & Rock fans.
He has worked with some of the world's top artists, from Emmylou Harris to the Everly Brothers, Dolly Parton to Eric Clapton.


In November 2002, at Eric's request, Albert appeared at the star-studded Memorial Concert for George Harrison at London's Albert Hall, and was featured alongside Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill and Eric Clapton at Eric’s 2007, 2010 and 2013 Crossroads guitar festivals.

He is also a member of Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, and fronted the band at the O2 arena on the night of the Led Zeppelin reunion concert.
Albert is a double Grammy award winner


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Tickets: £23.00
PERFORMANCES:  Wednesday 27th to Saturday 30th May - nightly at 8pm

Community Musical

Northern Lights Theatre Company presents
INTO THE WOODS

The fabulous Stephen Sondheim Musical (currently, a major movie starring Johnny Depp)

A twisted fairy tale comes to the Riverside!
Once upon a time, the island of Ireland was a great, big forest. The old folk say that a squirrel could have travelled from Coleraine to Cultra without its little feet ever once touching the ground! This was just as well, for the forest was very dangerous place, as the cast of Into The Woods is about to find out.

A Baker and his Wife are cursed by a Witch. To break the spell, they must pilfer the magical items that will satisfy the Witch. The problem is that these items are owned by Prince Charming, Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and Jack of the Beanstalk fame.

Just when everyone`s deepest wishes appear to be coming true, disaster strikes. The characters must work together to escape total destruction... in the depths of the Woods.

Northern Lights is the Northern Regional College theatre company that previously brought you the much-acclaimed Les Miserables.

Be sure not to miss the magical transformation and bewitching beauty of Into the Woods!


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Tickets: £12.00
PERFORMANCES:  Wednesday 3rd June at 8pm

Fashion Show

Riverside Theatre Club presents
SPRING INTO SUMMER!

A glittering Fashion Show - compered by local DJ and Personality BRIAN MOORE

Riverside welcomes another set of models, who will be gliding up and down the catwalk in an array of stunning outfits for every occasion to celebrate the end of spring and the coming of summer.

This year’s event is compered, for the first time in Riverside, by the irrepressible local DJ, Brian Moore.

Last year's event sold out quickly so reserve your seats as soon as possible



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Tickets: £10.00
PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 6th June at 8pm

Jazz

RICK SWANN presents
SWING INTO SUMMER - A Night of Brilliant Jazz

A glittering night of Jazz, Blues and Bebop - from one of Ireland's top practitioners

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 2015


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Tickets: £14.00
PERFORMANCES:  Friday 12th and Saturday 13th June, nightly at 7.30pm

PLEASE NOTE EARLIER STARTING TIME

Children & Families

Etoile School of Dance presents
ONCE UPON A TIME

A production designed principally for friends and family of the Etoile School of Dance - making its first appearance in the Riverside

Join Etoile School of Dance as they present their end of year school show.

This performance will take a look at some of the magical fairy tales from the world of classical ballet including favourites such as Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker.

This performance is designed principally for friends and family of the school.



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Tickets: £8.00, concessions£5.00
PERFORMANCES:  Friday 19th and Saturday 20th June, nightly at 8pm

Community Musical

VLDD presents
VICTORIA LAGAN DANCE AND DRAMA SUMMER 2015 SHOWCASE

VLDD is the best known dance and drama studio in the north coast area and has had a long association with Coleraine's Riverside

A night of performance from contemporary dance, hip hop, ballet, lyrical, commercial, acrobatics, classical singing, musical theatre numbers, drama plays and monologues with special guest appearances from professional London performers.

VLDD is the most well known dance and drama studio in the north coast area from their many shows, TV appearances, competitions and performances. Victoria is the only registered dance teacher in this area under World Lyrical Dance Federation.

VLDD studio is based in Coleraine, unit 2-3 Cloyfin Road where training for all ages happens 7days a week! This is a company filled with many young performers who are working towards and aspiring to be professional actors and dancers, VLDD provides them with the training to help reach these goals.

They strongly stand by that "every child is an artist" and it is our responsibility to help mould their artist abilities. A show not to be missed!

www.facebook.com/victorialagandanceanddrama


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Tickets: £12.00
PERFORMANCES:  Saturday 27th June at 8pm

Community Theatre

Quadrangle Productions presents
THE VERY VIVACIOUS VARIETY CONCERT

A night of variety and drama performed by local young people

The Very Vivacious Variety Concert, featuring music, dance, drama and more will be performed on Saturday 27th June 2015 at 8pm in the Riverside Theatre.

Quadrangle Productions is a local youth theatre group from Moyle which works with young people, of all abilities, aged between 8 and 24 years. The young people will begin preparations on the show in January to ensure that this is a production to remember, with something for everyone, of any age.

On the night the young people will be performing scripted pieces of theatre, devised drama, modern and contemporary dances, solo songs, monologues, duologues poetry and more. A number of the pieces have either been written or choreographed by the young people themselves so there will be some ‘World Premier’s’ being presented!

We really do hope as many people as possible will come out to support us and give these young people the boost they deserve. This is your chance to witness the stars of tomorrow so instead of sitting in on a Saturday night to watch a talent show on TV, come out to the theatre and see one live!


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Tickets: £7.50
PERFORMANCES:  Tuesday 14th to Friday 31st July inclusive - daily except Sundays

Acting Summer School for Young Adults & Children

SUNLIGHT THEATRE presents
ACTING SUMMER SCHOOL 2015

Juniors (6-10 years) 14th to 18th July
Seniors (11-18 years) 20th to 31st July


ANOTHER BRILLIANT SESSION FROM DIRECTOR STEPHEN RALPH AND THE TUTORS FROM SUNLIGHT THEATRE, SCOTLAND.

Full details and application forms now available from Riverside's Box Office Manager, Louise via either:

02870 123 123

or

THROUGH EMAIL ON
l.geddis@ulster.ac.uk


THIS EVENT IS N O T AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ONLINE - ONLY THROUGH RIVERSIDE'S BOX OFFICE