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Starcamp 2020

Starcamp

29th June – 3rd July

 

STARCAMP is Ireland’s ultimate summer camp experience that boys and girls nationwide are going crazy for!
Each day, children get to experience the perfect balance of music, dance and acting with camp games & activities, Magic!, arts & crafts, comedy & jokes, kids news-desk, fun masterclasses and so much more. STARCAMP Summer Camps are renowned for their core ethos of building children’s self-esteem and confidence (and the children love the little surprises thrown in throughout the week too).

The camp is open to Boys & Girls aged 4 – 12.

Starcamp’s outstanding Leaders are all fully-trained, qualified, Garda vetted, talented & welcoming. 

 

For more details and booking enquiries contact Starcamp on  021 4377900 or email
info@starcamp.ie

 

 

Celtic Brothers in Concert

 

Claremorris Town Hall Theatre Presents:

Celtic Brothers

with Special Guest:

Christopher King (Ireland’s Got Talent)

Date TBC

Doors: 7.00pm | Show: 8.00pm

 

‘Celtic Brothers’ is the exciting new act born of the very successful and popular group known as the ‘The Willoughby Brothers’. They have entertained and endeared audiences for the past number of years and are delighted to bring their newly evolved show to their loyal and valued followers. Their unique and recognisable sound includes a repertoire featuring a blend of Irish ballads, popular classics and contemporary songs that take their audience on an emotive musical journey.
They have made a big impression on the national and international music scene with appearances on a number of TV and Radio shows and are regularly play listed on RTE Radio 1. In 2013 they performed the title song at the Rose of Tralee International Festival before a live TV audience of 1.2 million and have also made appearances on RTE’s ‘Up For The Match’, the ‘Derek Mooney Show’ and the ‘John Murray Show’ on Radio 1. They have had the honour of performing at Arás an Uachtaráin by invitation of President Michael D. Higgins and at the home of the GAA in Croke Park at the All-Ireland Hurling Final. They have toured extensively in Ireland, the U.S. and the UK.
Their passion for singing and performing, combined with a genuine closeness, stems from a childhood filled with music and singing, a love they carried with them throughout the years and into adulthood. This new act is fresh, talented and has universal appeal.

Limerick born Christopher King grew up on a staple diet of country music at home with country legends like Keith Whitley and Dolly Parton on regular rotation, developing the love he has for country music. In 2018 King appeared on the TV show “Ireland’s Got Talent” where he wowed the judges with his performance and earned himself a place in the semi-finals.

 

 

 

 

 

Max T. Barnes – Benefit Concert in Aid of Western Care Association

Max T. Barnes

“Stories Behind The Hit Songs”

in association with Western Care

Saturday, May 2nd 2020

Doors: 7.00pm | Show: 8.00pm

 

 

Nashville singer/songwriter Max T. Barnes has written the hits you’ve loved for years.  He and his father, Max D. Barnes, have sold 70 million records, scoring thirty three #1’s for names like Cash, Haggard, Jones, and Nelson.

Songs like “Love, Me”, “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes” and “Look At Us” by Vince Gill and “You’re Goin’ out the Same Way You Came In” by Big Tom.

Max T. and his Nashville band share the songs and stories sure to make you laugh and cry.

 

 

Christy Moore – Magic Nights

Christy Moore – Magic Nights

CANCELLED

“Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Christy Moore show in Claremorris Town Hall Theatre on May 15th has been cancelled.  The show will not be rescheduled at this time. Safe passage through this difficult time – look after one another and Let the music keep your spirits high.”

 

If you had purchased tickets to this show from the Box Office, please send an email to refunds at townhall dot ie to get the refund process started. If you purchased online through our website – we will contact you. If you purchased from Ticketmaster they will refund you. Thank you.

 

Dublin City Ramblers

 

Claremorris Town Hall Theatre Presents:

Dublin City Ramblers

Saturday, 28th December

Doors: 7.00pm | Show: 8.00pm

Full Bar

 

The Dublin City Ramblers have thrilled audiences worldwide with their unique blend of Ballads, Folk, Humour, Wit and foot-tapping Irish music. Their impressive career has spanned more than 50 years, with over 30 Albums,, Top Ten hits, several Awards for Best Ballad/Folk Group and to top it all off, 8 Gold Albums. It is certainly no wonder that they are classed as Ireland’s No One Group!

They have performed at most Major Festivals worldwide, including headlining The Milwaukee Irish Festival, The Cleveland Irish Festival, Hollywood, FL, Festival, Miami Fest, Fort Lauderdale Festival and most USA & Canadian Festivals.

Their music has taken them all over Europe to rapturous receptions. They have performed in every major venue in Ireland and abroad, including Dublin’s National Stadium, National Concert Hall, Cork’s Opera House, England’s Royal Albert Hall and New York’s Carnegie Hall.

Don’t miss your chance to see them this Christmas when they play Claremorris Town Hall Theatre on Saturday, December 28th.

 

Seven Letter – A play by Rian Flatley

 

Claremorris Town Hall Theatre Presents:

Seven Letters

A play by Rian Flatley

Date TBC

Doors: 7.00pm | Show: 8.00pm

Full Bar

 

Seven Letters provides a platform for seldom heard voices; three lives are unfurled before us through a carefully constructed recipe of dialogue, monologue, and song. Stories are told, secrets revealed, and friendships forged in this poignant and often humorous play. Three very different women whose paths would otherwise never have crossed are thrown together through societal circumstance. Sensitive subject matter is handled with delicacy and care, but also brutal honesty.  A fierce hunger rages within these women, a need to be heard, to be remembered, to be loved, and to be alive. The emotional balance is finely poised, bringing us between laughter and a raw truth that evokes sadness and empathy.

Songs that reflect the plot are interwoven throughout the drama, a series of strong ballads that provide an echo of youth and hope for the future. Seven Letters is constantly asking us to pause a moment and think about the path ahead of us. This play is a tribute to everyday women who go through life with memories weighing on their hearts. These are women who suffer from love, abandonment, hope, heartbreaks. No matter what troubles fell at their feet they kept their heads up and moved on, often with wit and laughter.  Seven Letters reminds us that our youth goes by all too quickly as our passing seems to drag on for far too long.

The professional all-female cast portray an age range from 25 to 80 plus. The females in the room, whom society at large has deemed ‘invisible’, are now seen and have a voice. Their sheer determination and mission is to make you listen and relate to their stories, and ultimately respect and regard them for their age rather than punish them for it. As a society we now know that we are an ageing one, and the emotional wealth of the community can only benefit by embracing all ages, with all that they have to offer, especially fuelled by the knowledge that many of us will reach a life that has only a few years ahead but so many behind.

 

Danny O’Brien Comedy – Live

Claremorris Town Hall Studio Theatre Presents:

Danny O’Brien 

Reformer

Friday, 28th February

Doors: 7.00pm    Show: 8.00pm

Danny has been performing stand-up comedy for over a decade, headlining regularly at top comedy clubs and festivals to worldwide audiences! Following his hugely successful performance in Claremorris Town Hall Theatre supporting Today FM’s ‘Dermot & Dave’ on their live tour- O’ Brien returns to Claremorris with his own high energy joke packed solo show!

Following in the footsteps of Tommy Tiernan, Dara Ó Briain and Dylan Moran– Danny was handpicked in 2016 to perform as part of the iconic ‘Best of The Edinburgh Fest’ Show across Australia touring Perth World Fringe, Adelaide Fringe Festival and The Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He was asked back in 2018 and again in 2019, making him the only Irish comic to do the tour a record three times. He is also a regular on Irish Television and Radio. Last year he was asked to open for American comedian Bill Burr in front of over 7,000 people in Dublin.

Click here to see the Reformer promo video.

Limited capacity, book your tickets early to avoid disappointment!

 

 

                    “Uproariously funny” The Sunday Independent ★★★★★

“He opened for me at the 3Arena and he f*cking murdered it!”- Bill Burr

                “A perfect mix of brains, banter and brilliance”-Great Scott ★★★★★

 

Robert Mizzell’s Nashville Song Book Concert Tour

Claremorris Town Hall Theatre Presents:

Robert Mizzell’s Nashville Song Book Concert Tour

Friday, 11th September 2020

Doors: 7.00pm    Show: 8.00pm

Full Bar

 

Robert Mizzell has made Ireland his home for over 20 years. He served his apprenticeship in Country Music since he first arrived here. The father and husband is now one of the top Country Music Artists in Ireland, enjoying huge success all around the country. He has released 13 solo studio albums and 2 full length DVDs to date and is constantly touring Ireland and the UK with his band.

Robert’s Nashville Song Book Concert Tour is a musical & visual walk through County Music History spanning 50 years, featuring all your favourite songs in one extravaganza.

On the night Robert will be joined by his father Richard, The Country Kings, Matt Leavy & Noreen Rabette.

Tickets are on sale now for this unique concert, a fantastic night out for any Country Music Fan.

 

 

 

Springsteen: A Tribute To The Boss Sat 28th March 2020

Claremorris Town Hall Theatre Presents:

SPRINGSTEEN: A Tribute To The Boss

Saturday 28th March 2020

We are delighted to announce the return of “Springsteen: A Tribute To The Boss”.  They rocked the Theatre earlier this year and will rock it again on Saturday, March 28th 2020.

Described by BBC One as ‘…One of the world’s best tribute acts,’ and by MTV as ‘…truly one of the best tribute bands we’ve ever seen,’ this five-piece from London, have been reproducing not only the technical musicianship of Bruce’s E Street Band, but also the heartfelt performances made legendary by ‘The Boss’ himself.

Put the date in your diary and prepare yourself to be treated to a night of Bruce’s greatest hits.

Doors:7.00pm, Show: 8.00pm.
Full Bar

 

49th Claremorris Drama & Fringe Festival 2019

 

 

Under the auspices of ADCI

Adjudicator Alan Haslett ADA GODA

 

Official Opening with Prosecco Reception: Thursday 14th 7.00pm

Opening by Senator Marie-Louise O’Donnell 7.30pm

Curtain up at 8.00pm

 

Thursday 14th March

“On Broken Wings”  By Dermot Healy

 Cornmill Theatre Group (Open)

The 49th Festival opens with the Cornmill Theatre Group Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim with their production of Dermot Healy’s  “On Broken Wings”.

“On Broken Wings” opens in a cottage on the Mullet Peninsula. Timothy Lavelle sits by the hearth in a cottage in contemporary Ireland. The fireplace opens and in stride his parents and his younger self. We follow Timmy from childhood, including times potato picking in Scotland, wall-building with his father, and as an elevator man in America, before returning to the cottage where he was born.

 

Friday 15th March

“Someone Who’ll Watch over Me” by Frank McGuinness

Butt Drama Circle  (Open)

We welcome back Butt Drama Circle, from Ballybofey, to Claremorris. Someone Who’ll Watch over Me is a play written by Irish dramatist Frank McGuinness. The play focuses on the trials and tribulations of an Irishman, an Englishman and an American (Edward, Michael, and Adam) who are kidnapped and held hostage by unseen Arabs in Lebanon. As the three men strive for survival they also strive to overcome their personal and nationalistic differences. Related to this is each individual’s own attempt to maintain sanity under the watchful eye of both captors and supposed comrades. At times very dramatic.

 

Saturday 16th March

”The Loves of Cass Maguire” by Brian Friel

 Clann Machua Kiltimagh (Confined)

If you missed this play on its last production in Claremorris don’t miss it this time. Humorous yet moving.  For more than fifty years Cass McGuire has worked a block from Skid Row, among deadbeats and washouts — people who live in the past. This play deals with her return to Ireland and her genteel family’s rejection of her. It follows her lonely struggle to re-discover the home she’s dreamt of all her life and her eventual surrender to the make believe of Eden House. Clann Machua are sure to give us a great night’s entertainment.

 

Sunday 17th March

Moonglow” by Kim Carney

Bunclody/Killmyshall Drama Group (Open)

The Bunclody/Killmyshall Group return to us in 2019 with a Play that is new to the Festival. This Comedy/Drama is about Maxine, a feisty, bitter Alzheimer’s victim, who doesn’t want to move into a nursing facility. But when she meets Joe, a widower who shares her love for dance, her outlook begins to change. Although the two clash when lucid, their hazy memories overlap, and they begin an affair that rejuvenates and fulfils them. But can these lovers — played simultaneously by an elderly twosome and a young, vivacious couple — stay together despite their families’ wishes and their fading vitality?

 

Monday 18th March

Life Sucks” by  Aaron Posner

Corofin Dramatic Society (Open)

Last year Corofin brought us a terrific production of John B Keane’s “Big Maggie”, this year something much different. In this brash reworking of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, a group of old friends, ex-lovers, estranged in-laws, and lifelong enemies gather to grapple with life’s thorniest questions – and each other. What could possibly go wrong?  Life Sucks is altogether wise, profoundly humane, hilarious, quirky, endearing and, in countless clever ways, brilliantly faithful to its source. Posner sticks lovingly close to Chekhov’s plot … [He] gives huge and equal bear-hugs to Chekhov’s absurd comedy and touching pathos, while leaving room to banter with the audience … sassy yet heartfelt…” – The Washington Post. “… very smart and self-aware … a light and airy conversation-starter of a show that’s just satirical enough to fulfill those who’d rather sit in traffic than watch anything by Chekhov, and clever and accurately Chekhovian enough to pleasure those who love the source play … hugely enjoyable … The play defies traditional categories like ‘comedy’ or ‘drama,’ so let’s just settle for calling it ‘fantastic.’” – Time Out Chicago. “Comic gold … Filled with laughs and anarchic asides … Posner’s ear for comedy is reminiscent of Mel Brooks in his prime.”

Tuesday 19th March

Same Old Moon” by Geraldine Aron

Compántas Lir Claregalway (Open)

Last Year’s winners with “The Glass Menagerie”, by Tennessee Williams, return with a play last seen in the festival in 2006. Same Old Moon. by Geraldine Aron.  A Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy . “It is funny, moving and seriously entertaining … The audience loved it. Same Old Moon creates scenes from the life of aspiring writer Brenda Barnes. From age nine into her forties, she is seen through the eyes of her eccentric and sometimes fiery family, particularly her wilfully self-descriptive father and her put-upon and sometimes hot-tempered mum. Hilarious scrapes erupt when Brenda’s imagination and intelligence bump against the restrictions of Irish and English customs and society.

 

Wednesday 20th March

I Do Not like Thee Dr Fell   by Bernard Farrell

Cloonacool Players (Confined)

It was in 2010 that we had the last production of “I Do Not Like Thee Dr Fell” by Compántas Lir. Cloonacool Players return after an absence of a few years, they have been winners in the past.     Half a dozen disparate souls gather for group therapy “that promises to probe their lives”. Yikes, that’s bound to be painful. A wild card amongst them upends the confidentiality that binds the encounters and the games begin: “The session does not go as planned and they get more than they bargained for when one of their number savagely exposes their real social and sexual secrets”.  Savage and funny in cyclical meter for this intensely physical play.

 

Thursday 21st March

The Factory Girls”by Frank McGuinness

DADS Dunmore (Confined)

Our second Frank McGuinness play brings back the award-winning Dunmore Amateur Drama Society. This is the first production of “The Factory Girls” in Claremorris. Set in a shirt factory in Donegal, The Factory Girls tells the story of five women facing the threat of redundancy, who stage a lock-in in a shirt factory in Co. Donegal. As their protest continues the woman learn more about each other and themselves as they explore their anger, courage and compassion. WIDELY regarded as one of Ireland’s greatest living playwrights, Frank McGuinness feels that his 1982 debut play, The Factory Girls, is still relevant.  Set during recessionary times, with industrial unrest at the core of the play, “it shows that you need to be able to stand on your own feet and take on whatever confronts you. Sometimes, you’d be confronted from within as much as from without.”

Saturday 23rd March

Sive”  By John B Keane

Sliabh Aughty Drama Group (Confined)

Sliabh Aughty Drama Group, Co. Clare bring us one of John B Keane’s greatest plays. Keane chose to use the name “Sive” for the play in honour of his sister, Shiela, using the Irish-Gaelic form of the name. The story is centred on a young eighteen-year-old girl, Sive, who is illegitimate. She lives with her uncle Mike, his wife Mena, and Nanna who is Mike’s mother. A local matchmaker Thomasheen Sean Rua decides that Sive should marry an old man called Seán Dota.  Seán is rich but old and haggard. Thomasheen convinces Mena to organise the marriage of Sive to Seán Dota. She and her husband will receive a sum of two hundred pounds as soon as Sive marries Seán Dota. Mike is originally unwilling to have Sive married to a man so much older than her, but Mena convinces him otherwise. Sive however is in love with a young man by the name of Liam Scuab.

 

Closing Night of The Fringe Festival in The Studio

 

Sunday 24th March

Fool For Love” by Sam Shepard

Doonbeg Drama Group (Open)

We welcome back the Doonbeg Drama Group after a year out and winning the Confined All-Ireland in 2017.  Fool for Love is a play written by American playwright and actor Sam Shepard. The play focuses on May and Eddie, former lovers who have met again in a motel.

Through searing truth and dark humour, Fool for Love shows the story of two people who just can’t live without each other whether they like it or not. May is hiding out at an old motel in the Mojave Desert. Eddie, an old flame and childhood friend, finds her there and threatens to drag her back into the life from which she had fled. Reality and dream; truth and lies; past and present mingle in an explosive, emotional experience.

Followed by Final adjudication and Presentation of Prizes for both Fringe and Full Length Festival