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Tables are turned when Sir Michael Parkinson sits in the hot seat

Sir Michael Parkinson is a legend; the ultimate interviewer. But next month the tables will be turned when he becomes the interviewee instead.

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May is a busy month at the Burnavon Theatre

May is a busy month at the Burnavon Theatre

There’s plenty of opportunity this May to listen to good music, fall in love all over again with the story of Pinocchio, live through one women’s amazing story, and laugh out loud at some of the best stand up on the scene at the Burnavon, Cookstown.

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Danielle Galligan, Kate Gilmore, Lisa Lambe, Sophie Jo Wasson & Karen McCartney in Rough Magic Theatre Company's The Train by Arthur Riordan and Bill Whelan at The MAC 19-23 April, 2017.

‘The Train’ rolls into the Mac

Rough Magic Theatre Company have announced that their musical The Train will take to the stage at the MAC in Belfast from April 19-23.

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Haunting comedy from Brassneck Theatre

Haunting comedy from Brassneck Theatre

Belfast’s award-winning Brassneck Theatre Company are back on the road, taking their latest production ‘The Blue Boy of Glentoran’ to theatres across Northern Ireland this Spring.

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Michaella McCollum is the inspiration for a new stage play

‘Peru Two’ play ‘must not celebrate convicted drug traffickers’

A new play inspired by the story of the ‘Peru Two’ must not enhance their “celebrity status grounded on criminality”.

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Foolish antics in Belfast for Festival of Fools

Foolish antics in Belfast for Festival of Fools

Belfast City Centre will come alive with acrobatics, circus acts, clowning and astounding tomfoolery later this month as part of the Festival of Fools, which will make a return welcome from Friday April 28 - Monday May 1.

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Pinocchio comes to life

Lyngo Theatre are presenting ‘The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio’ at the Burnavon Theatre on Thursday May 11 at 10.30am.

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Get ready for the party of the year at the Opera House

Get ready for the party of the year at the Opera House

Step back in time and get ready for the biggest party in town! A sparkling new production of The Wedding Singer will play the Grand Opera House for one week only from Tuesday April 11 – Saturday April 15.

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Jason Donovan ‘can’t wait; to get back on stage at the Opera House

Jason Donovan ‘can’t wait; to get back on stage at the Opera House

Jason Donovan is without a doubt one of the most loved musical icons of the 1980s but since then he has gone on to become much more than a pop star.

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Author Jane Talbot.

How to move ‘The Faerie Thorn’ from the page to the stage...

It is entirely appropriate that author Jane Talbot has pulled her car over to have a chat to me...just ten metres away from her husband’s field in which stands a fairy thorn.

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Tony award-winning play ‘inspires, motivates and questions authority’

Tony award-winning play ‘inspires, motivates and questions authority’

Red, a new co-production between Prime Cut Productions and the Lyric Theatre, which is coming to the Belfast theatre from April 8-23, captures the dynamic relationship between an artist and his creations.

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Laugh it up with Conal Gallen

Laugh it up with Conal Gallen

Ireland’s Number one comedian, Conal Gallen, is back with a bang for 2017 with his hilarious new one man stand up show Only Joking, which will be coming to the Burnavon Theatre on Saturday April 22.

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Final rehearsals for Jekyll and Hyde musical

Belfast Operatic Company are putting the final touches to their latest production, Jekyll and Hyde, which will be staged at the Grand Opera House in Belfast from Tuesday April 4 until Saturday April 8.

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The Faerie Thorn will bewitch audiences

The Faerie Thorn will bewitch audiences

The Big Telly Company are on the road with their latest production ‘The Faerie Thorn’, which will be coming to the Seamus Heaney HomePlace on May 23.

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The wild west at the Burnavon

The wild west at the Burnavon

Travel back to the Wild West of Ireland at the Burnavon Theatre next month.

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Karl is set to tread the boards

Karl is set to tread the boards

It’s a case of art imitating life for Karl McGuckin these days.

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Niall Heron from Cookstown (Willy Wonka) and Jack Carberry from Brackaville (Charlie Bucket)

Packed house for panto first night

It was a packed house last Saturday (January 7) on the opening night of Stewartstown Amateur Dramatic Society’s annual family pantomime, this year ‘Willy Wonka: the Pantomime’, at the Burnavon, Cookstown.

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Annie comes to the Riverside...so get your tickets now!

Annie comes to the Riverside...so get your tickets now!

One of the world’s best-loved musicals comes to the Riverside Theatre, Coleraine, early in 2017 when the award-winning Ballywillan Drama Group present ANNIE for sixteen special performances. Celebrating their 65th Anniversary, Ballywillan have given this famous family musical a complete overhaul from the original 1970’s stage version bringing ANNIE right up to date.

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Calling all you local aspiring pantomime stars

Calling all you local aspiring pantomime stars

It may only be September but it won’t be long until Pantomime season 2017 at the Burnavon Theatre in Cookstown.

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Packed fortnight at Marketplace

Packed fortnight at Marketplace

The Market Place Theatre in Armagh is set to present another of its Family Super Saturdays on Saturday September, 17 this time with the tale of ‘Gruff’. Three hungry Billy Goats, two eyes as big as saucers, one rickety-rackety Bridge.

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