Theatre and Comedy

Theatre & Comedy
Comedy is lined up for next month at the Forum.

You Must Be Joking! Comedy night

Fun and laughter are guaranteed as four of the North’s best known comedians take to the Millennium Forum stage for You Must Be Joking on Thursday, February 4.The ever endearing Jimmy Cricket with his funny hat and his wellies, the first lady of Irish comedy May McFettridge, Forum panto favourite, William Caulfield and king of the one liners, Gene Fitzpatrick. Compere for the evening is May McFettridge’s long suffering driver John Linehan.

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A scene from 'Walking to the Ark' a play based on the Siege of Derry, the Playhouse's major Legacy commission for 2015.

Playhouse pushed boundaries in 2015

2015 was a year when Derry’s Playhouse pushed boundaries, and took bigger risks to increase its cultural and creative offerings. The Artillery Street theatre continued its commitment to increase opportunities for people to engage with the arts- to deliver creative, innovative and accessible Arts, education and peace-building programmes in the face of continuing challenges facing the whole Arts sector in Northern Ireland.This meant new interactive theatre ventures, a new fundraising ball, the first every Playhouse Christmas show, a brand new corporate patrons scheme, and more unforgettable legacy productions.

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The cast of Stage Beyond pictured after their Christmas showcase this week.

A Stage Beyond Christmas

Stage Beyond, the in house theatre group at the Millennium Forum, staged their Christmas showcase this week - taking a very modern twist on the festive classic ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’

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