Its panto time again for panto in The Rathmore Community Centre. Rehearsals for Rapunsel are now in full swing and it’s shaping up like it’s going to be one of the best to date.The show runs on selected dates between Saturday Jan 26th and Sunday February 3rd. Full details are available by phoning 0851351810, and, at the same number, between 2pm and 6pm any day you can book tickets for your preferred show.
The booking office will then be open for the collection of tickets each day from Thursday 17th onwards also between 2pm and 6pm. Book early for the best seats, especially for children.
Stefan – son of Con & Louise Healy is renowned as a truly gifted Actor featuring in School Productions, Glen Theatre and further Theatrical Venues. In the prime time very popular television Christmas Special of “The Young Offenders” (on RTÉ and further Channels) Stefan is seen in many of the crowd scenes. Below we share two of those scenes. Stefan’s sense of timing is utterly inspiring in the various productions in which he has featured. We wish him every success in his studies and in many future theatrical projects. [Watch the Young Offenders on the RTÉ Player]. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Minor Row native Tony Kelleher was also an extra in the Young Offenders Christmas Special. Some of ye might have recognised him in the hospital bed beside the lad’s sick mum:
Christmas Panto 2018 “Where’s Santa?” at The Riverside Park Hotel is brand new, fresh and exciting. It is action packed with a cast of over 100. Santa has been kidnapped in Macroom and Mrs Claus and her chief Elf, Rudy are urgently in need of assistance. She sends her helpers Tinkerbelle and Tingle to Macroom from the North Pole to ask Santa’s good friends Nonie and Donie to find Santa before Christmas so that he can deliver the toys to the boys and girls Christmas eve. The task is not as easy as they thought as they discover that Scroogie and Moochie are behaving vey suspiciously and may be involved in the disappearance of Santa.
“Where’s Santa?” includes Christmas songs performed by the Children as well as other well known melodies to be enjoyed by all.
The Panto runs on the following dates: 2.30pm Sun 16th / 7.30pm Fri 21st / 2.30pm Sat. See below for further details:
Wishing Conor O’Riordan, Ballinatona the best in his performance in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce in the Everyman Theatre, Cork from Monday 22nd October – Wednesday 24th October.
The show will be finishing in the Siamsa Tire Theatre, Tralee, on the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of November.
The Glen Theatre Banteer welcomes everyone to an informal night of entertainment to celebrate Culture Night. Join us for Drama – Pub Theatre style, story telling, music and song along with a special performance by Deirdre Linehan Toastmasters winner for Ireland and Britain. Please come along and join in the fun at 8.30pm this evening Friday 21st September.
Lee Valley Enterprise Board Announces Autumn/Winter Programme at Riverside Park Hotel Macroom!!
We are delighted to present a programme for September to December, packed with entertainment to suit all tastes including Music, Comedy & Theatre with further announcements to be made in the near future!! We hope you will enjoy this feast of local and national talent as we approach the close of the year!!
A Night Of Nights with the Donal Ring Ceilí Band & Guests – Riverside Park Hotel – Friday September 7th at 8.00pm. – Tickets €16
Welcome back to the golden days of Cork entertainment when good old-fashioned humour along with classic music were the order of the day. Headlining the nights will be the wonderful Cork Tenor Terry McCarthy and comedian Frank Twomey, who will have you splitting with laughter.
Special guests on the night are the Donal Ring Ceilí Band, who are now 60 years in the business. Wow! What an achievement. I’m sure Donal Ring Jnr and Terry Mac will do a few songs on the night.
“Walking back to Happiness” – 60’s and 70’s Music Show – Friday September 14th at 8.00pm. – Tickets: €20 / €18 Concession
“Walking back to happiness” the music of the 60’s, 70’s and beyond makes a welcome return visit after a terrific response from last year’s show.
Annmarie O’Riordan in Concert – Friday 5th October at 8.30 pm – Tickets: €15 / €12 Concession
Lee Valley Enterprise Board are delighted to present Super Trouper- Mamma Mia performed by the Lee Valley Young Players.
Auditions for this production will take place on Sunday 26th August at Riverside Park Hotel from 5pm. The Director and choreographer is Margot Carlile with Gerard Collins as assistant director. For all enquiries contact the box office on (026)41174 / (087) 1663395, <email>, or send a message on Facebook.
The Glen Theatre Drama Group Banteer will do one final performance of “It runs in the Family” written by Ray Cooney and directed by Tadhg O’Keeffe on Saturday 2nd June at the beautiful Everyman Theatre in Cork. This is a hilariously funny fast paced comedy sure to have you in stitches! After two great shows at The Olympia Theatre Dublin and The Market Place Theatre Armagh City we return to Leeside to wrap up for the summer break, with plans for the autumn season well underway new members are welcome to join.
The Glen Theatre Drama Group from Banteer are pleased to present their production of the comedy hit “It Runs In The Family”by Ray Cooney at The Olympia Theatre Dublin on Thursday 3rd at 8pm. Tickets only €20.00. Click here for Tickets
The Glen Theatre Drama Group host the hilarious comedy “Off the Hook” this coming weekend with shows confirmed for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (Nov. 17-19). Once again, the Banteer Group with a key Millstreet involvement are proving that there is no substitute for live entertainment in their latest production under director Cathy Bailey. Early booking is advised for “Off the Hook” , tickets can be pre-booked at the Glen Theatre Box Office at 029-56239.
Calling all teachers! Enter any class group into above festival / competition, which is open to all sizes and kinds of class group, including special needs groups. Our Dramafest is more about participation than about winning! So, get the kids on stage – before a live audience!
Type of Drama: Any performance that falls between 10 and 30 mins –
single scene, one act play, mime, original script, individual performance, duo performance, individual performance, choral verse.
Adjudication: by experienced and understanding adjudicator. Several awards.
Venue: State of the art school stage at Deerpark CBS, Cork City.
Dramafest Date: Wed. March 21st 2018.
Further Info – Contact Bill at 087 – 382 – 1911 or Aaron at 085 – 704 – 9617.
Lee Valley Enterprise Board Presents the World Premiere Of
As a follow up to last year’s hugely successful Autumn Musical, Alan Kiely and Kevin Connolly have created another fantastic Musical which has to be seen. Featuring a stellar local cast, including Seán Óg Ó Duinnín as Sir Henry, we are delighted to announce that this production will be directed by the brilliant Cathal Mac Cabe (RTE).
Based on true events, ‘Sir Henry’ tells the farcical story of the misadventures of Sir Henry Browne Hayes, the notorious Cork based play boy who sought to gain the hand of the young heiress Mary Pike as a sure cure to his financial woes by nefarious means. This man’s actions caused scandal throughout the British Empire in 1797, under the palpable tension of insurrection in Ireland and set against the backdrop of revolution in France and America. [read more …] “World Premiere Of ‘Sir Henry’”
Rehearsals are well under way for this Youth Theatre production which will showcase the best talent in the Lee Valley area! Directed by Margo Carlisle of the renowned Carlisle Stage School in Cork.
Any profits the Lee Valley Enterprise Board make from thes shows will go back into local projects.
Fri October 6th, Sat October 7th at 8:00pm & Sun October 8th at 3:00pm. Tickets – Adults €15 & Students/Children €10 from 087 1663395 or www.macroom.ie.
Auditions for Grease Lightning:Due to over whelming demand for the return of Youth Theatre in Macroom, Lee Valley Enterprise Board are delighted to invite all youths over 12 years of age from the Lee Valley region to participate in our specially created song and dance production of Grease Lightning, directed by Margo Carlisle of Carlisle Stage School, Cork with musical director, Macroom’s own Ann Buckley. This will be an amazing opportunity for young people to develop their artistic skills as they enjoy vocal training, acting, choreography as well as socialise and work as a team on and off the stage. Auditions (12 years of age plus) will take place on Sunday 20th August at 5:00pm at Riverside Park Hotel. You will be required to sing any song of your own choice from a musical and may be required to read lines for character parts. Performacnes will take place on October 6th, 7th & 8th.
Auditions for ‘Sir Henry’: Auditions for the exciting new musical ‘Sir Henry’, written by Alan Kiely and Kevin Connolly & directed by Cathal MacCabe (RTE), will take place on August 27th at 5:00pm in Riverside Park Hotel Macroom. All are welcome to attend, please spread the word!! Based on true events, this show tells the farcical story of the misadventures of Sir Henry Browne Hayes, the notorious play boy who sought to gain the hand of the young heiress Mary Pike as a sure cure to his financial woes, this story caused scandal throughout the British Empire in 1797. Performance will take place on October 27th,October 28th, October 29th, November 4th & November 5th.
Any profits the Lee Valley Enterprise Board make from these shows will go back into local projects, including the restoration of the Church of Ireland in Macroom to create a cultural & tourism amenity.
Having sold out on its debut in Cork Opera House, Ireland’s first murder mystery musical starring Patrick Bergin returns in February 2017. A powerful and original period drama based on a true crime in Victorian County Cork in 1887 and a cast of real characters including a cruel killer; a beautiful governess; a betrayed wife; a canny and clever detective, a brilliant pathologist and a notorious hangman. This production is written and directed by Michael Sheridan based on his best -selling book with music and lyrics by Cork men Alan Kiely and Kevin Connolly.
This local production will also act as a fundraiser for Sullane Haven – A Macroom Senior Citizens Project. Details and booking at CorkOperaHouse.ie
A New Year feast of music, comedy and magic is in store at Briery Gap’s exciting Christmas Pantomonium!! Featuring a chorus of over 70 local children as well as the traditional soloists and adult chorus, we are delighted to announce the return of Panto legends Nonie & Donie, a comedic duo without compare. This event is a real Community effort as a cast, chorus, crew and production team of over 100 local people are taking part! Brighten up your Women’s Christmas and New Year with a Circus full of laughter, song and cheer which is suitable for all ages!
Performance dates at Riverside Park Hotel are as follows:
January 6th at 7:30pm
January 7th at 2:30pm
January 8th at 2:30pm
Tickets €12/8 are available online at brierygap.ie or by calling the Box Office on 026 41917!
Briery Gap is proud to announce that this original musical at Riverside Park Hotel will star screen legend Patrick Bergin in the role of Dr Philip Cross and will involve director Michael Sheridan, musical director Alan Kiely with production by Briery Gap. COUNTY CORK JUNE 1887.
Against the tranquil rural backdrop- the sleepy County Cork village of Dripsey near Coachford- a sensational Victorian murder is played out with a potent mix of love, lust, betrayal and ultimately naked hatred. The entry of a young and beautiful governess into Shandy Hall, the home of [read more …] “Murder at Shandy Hall – The Musical”