Packed Autumn/Winter Programme at the Alley Theatre

30 August, 2017

The Alley Theatre is gearing up for a bumper season of music, drama and comedy with the launch of its new autumn/winter programme.

The programme is packed full of entertainment highlights to suit all ages and tastes, celebrating the very best local and international talent and seeing the return of some regular favourites.

Music features heavily throughout September with a wide range of genres from Opera to Disco, kicking off on the 9th with Tyrone Pipers Day, closely followed by Fred Morrison. Captivating Celtic singer and songwriter Donna Taggart will be taking to the stage on September 15th followed by Foyle Opera who will be showcasing some of the best opera classics on October 22nd and local favourites Shawn Cuddy and Richie Kavanagh on September 29th.

There will be plenty of drama and entertainment throughout the month, with Robin Williams - The Laughter and the Tears getting things off to a poignant start on September 2nd, and the Course Acting Show taking the art of drama to a new level on September 7th and 8th. Prepare for some serious laughs as the Dirty Dusting ladies get up to all sorts of risqué business led by the inimitable May McFettridge on September 16th. Nuala and Noleen will be rounding things off with some alcohol-fuelled fun on September 30th in the new comedy play ‘It’s Wine O’Clock’.

October ushers in a wave of new talent beginning with a range of Alley Bar Open Mic Nights taking place throughout the month. Traditional Irish favourites Altan are celebrating their 30th anniversary at the Alley on October 14th with a fantastic live performance of some of their best hits. While Barry Kirwin will be bringing an eclectic mix of music to the Alley on October 20th, with country, pop and Irish

You’ll be Delighted to catch up with musical comedian Teresa Livingstone as she tackles life’s troubles with some hilarious tunes October 6th, and Conal Gallen will be keeping the hilarity going with plenty of craic and confusion in How’s Your Father on October 14th. The laughs continue with TV favourite David O’Doherty as he continues his UK tour on October 21. And of course there will be some spooktacular Halloween howlers at the end of the month with the traditional Halloween panto Sleepy Hollow, and some trick or treat fun for all the family.

November sees a whole host of entertainment highlights including the popular favourite Annie bringing some feel good family fun to the Alley on November 9th - 11th. Country fans will be thrilled to see the talented Ritchie Remo taking to the stage on November 18th while Bette Midler followers will be delighted to watch their idol brought to life by Orla Mullan on November 24th. If you love tales with a twist then don’t miss Wireless Mystery Theatre’s homage to some retro mysteries with Tales of the Unexpected on November 23rd.

The build up to Christmas is going to be busy at the Alley with plenty of festive themed performances featuring alongside the regular mix. Catch comedian Francesca Martinez, celebrate Christmas Scottish style with Highland Dance favourites Sollus, Get Lost in Frost, with mischievous fairy Cornelia on December 9th, and enjoy a festive singalong with I Love Christmas with the Ulster Orchestra. All topped off in fine style at the Logues New Year’s Eve, Eve Party on January 30th.

Venue Manager of the Alley Theatre Jacqui Doherty, said there would be something on the menu for everyone. “We are looking forward to a very busy few months at the Alley Theatre with plenty of shows and activities to suit all the family. This is my favourite time of year at the theatre, with the build-up to Hallowe’en and Christmas bringing some special seasonal elements to the programme. With music, comedy, drama and even some psychic surprises on offer, there really is something for everyone.”

To find out what’s on at The Alley Theatre throughout autumn and winter, or to book tickets just go to www.alley-theatre.com or phone the Box Office on 028 7138 4444, or email alley.theatre@derrystrabane.com

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