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Alley Theatre Announces Summer  

Programme of Events

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Summer is definitely in the air as the Alley Summer Programme was launched this week with help from children from the Gaelscoil Ui Dhochartaigh who will be performing The Jungle Book at the end of May along with sponsor of the Alley Theatre Trevor Mealiff from Caffe Fresco.

Programme Launch

From May until August there will be events to suit all ages including music, entertainment, comedy, family events and drama.

Speaking about the new programme Marketing Officer at the Alley Theatre Emma Devine commented ‘ This new events programme has a real variety of entertainment, for music lovers we welcome all genres including country from Michael English, folk, blues and jazz music with Patricia Morris.  We are delighted to be welcoming Hothouse Flowers front man Liam Ó Maonlaí as he mixes traditional Irish along with world and folk music.  The very popular jazz nights are back during July and August with special guests including Triona Sweeney and Joan Talbot.  Welcoming all talents the open mic nights are back during the summer, if you would like to get involved please get in touch.  As an added feature to the open mic nights audiences will be able to avail of a lovely tapas menu from Café Horizon during the performances.    In August we welcome two very talented musicians Arty McGlynn and Shane McAleer in concert together as well as the very talented Matt Woosey later in the month.

If you are looking for a real hoot of a night out don’t miss The Foyle Follies in May.  Full of big hair, big numbers and big big hair you do not want to miss this brand new show featuring Strabane’s very own Dusty Drawers.  For lovers of stand up comedy Colin Geddis presents Not Safe for Work a hybrid blend of side splitting inappropriate stand up material and trademark viral video sketches.  RTE’s Meet the Neighbours star Gearóid Farrelly brings his comedy madness in the middle of August.

Master Hypnotisit and Mentalist Dale Thomas comes to the Alley for the first time in May with his brand new show Mind Conceive.  Dale blends the art of hypnosis with some of the most exciting illusions you will ever see.  This is a family show that will suit all ages. 

Cabaret Style

Many of the shows in the Summer Programme will be in the cabaret style audotrium offering audiences a much more relaxed atmosphere, these performances will be marked in the programme of events.

As always the Alley programme is full of fun loving family events including Much Ado Stage School with ‘Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat’, Encore Performing Arts Academy with ‘Encore at the Movies: Once Upon A Song ‘and Black Air Theatre Group with ‘The Little Shop of Horrors.’

With a full programme of beautiful exhibitions in the Alley Gallery and arts development workshops, the Alley Summer Programme is definitely one to see.’ concluded Emma

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Black Air Theatre Group & Friends Donate

Cheque to CLIC Sargent NI

Black Air Theatre Group & Friends came together last week to present a cheque to CLIC Sargent for an amazing £1117.80 which was raised through two productions of Broadway Blockbusters that was shown at the Alley Theatre last December.

Clic Sargent

Over two nights at the Alley Theatre the musical extravaganza featured songs, scenes and music from the very best musicals including: ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘Grease’, ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Rent’, ‘WICKED’, ‘Calamity Jane’ and lots more.  Performing on the night were children from Muchado Stage School, Pop Tap Dance Academy and Class Act Theatre Group.

Ryan Quinn Musical Director from Black Air Theatre Group said ‘We are delighted to have raised so much money for this wonderful charity.  The show was a great success and I would like to thank everyone involved and everyone who came to support it.’

Nadine Campbell, Fundraising Manager from CLIC Sargent NI continued ‘Thank you so much to Black Air Theatre Group and to all the groups involved for donating this wonderful cheque.  This donation is going towards the Northern Ireland Home from Home appeal.   In 2013 CLIC Sargent announced the commitment to build two Homes from Home within walking distance of the both primary treatment centres in Belfast.  It is with great pleasure that we can inform you that the first CLIC Sargent Home from Home in Northern Ireland is now open at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children and the first families are already using the home.  

In addition to the children’s Home from Home, CLIC Sargent is fundraising to complete a second Home from Home for young people (16-24 years of age) and their families attending the Belfast City Hospital for cancer treatment.  With continued support we are working hard to raise the remaining funds needed in order to complete the project by the end of 2014.’
For more information on CLIC Sargent NI visit