A musical ‘bridge over troubled water’

West End musical star and recording artist Peter Corry is set for a one off live performance on Derry’s Peace Bridge.

The Journal can exclusively reveal that Mr. Corry will perform on the Bridge as part of the ‘Culture Night’ attractions on Friday September 23. Cultural Night sees Derry’s cultural centres such as The Playhouse, Verbal Arts Centre, Tower Museum and Millennium Forum open their doors to the public free of charge. The full details of over forty events will be revealed next week.

Mr. Corry is in Derry performing at The Playhouse in Ki Productions, ‘The Next Five Years.’ Derry director Kieran Griffiths signed the world famous star to a five night run at The Playhouse in September. ‘The Last Five Years’ charts the relationship of a husband and wife, Jamie and Cathy. Cathy’s narrative begins during the divorce and works backwards. Jamie’s tale commences just after they met and moves forward. The only time the characters find themselves in the same time is when they meet at the wedding. Mary Blake, Tourism Development Officer for Derry City Council who organises the Culture Nights programme is delighted that Peter Corry has put his full support behind the Culture Nights programme: “To have a West End heavyweight like Peter Corry give his support for the programme is fantastic. He and local musician Kieran Griffiths kindly proposed a performance on the Peace Bridge on Friday 23rd September as part of the Culture Nights Programme.” For tickets to ‘The Last five Years’ log onto www.derryplayhouse.co.uk/