The Craic Youth Theatre Company Annual Pantomime

The Craic Youth Theatre Company Present


Written & Directed by SJ Nugent & Aoibh Johnson

Thursday 10th – Sunday 13th

Thursday 17th – Sunday 20th 

Thurs/Fri/Sat @ 7.30pm
Sunday 3pm Matinees Admisson £12 adults £6 Children under 16

Jump on-board a magical carpet ride and join Aladdin, Jasmine and Craic’s very own Dame Ninny, on their journey to ‘A Whole New World’. This year’s Panto promises lots of magical mayhem full of twists and turns along the way!

As always The Craic Panto will have sumptuous sets, amazing cos- tumes great songs and dances and a magnificent cast of “Craicers” big and wee!.

*The show on Thursday 10th January will be a relaxed performance, autism friendly with many of the stage effects toned down and adjust- ed. Please contact the theatre for more details

Jump on-board a magical carpet ride and join Aladdin, Jasmine and Craic’s very own Dame Ninny, on their journey to ‘A Whole New World’. This year’s Panto promises lots of magical mayhem full of twists and turns along the way!

As always The Craic Panto will have sumptuous sets, amazing cos- tumes great songs and dances and a magnificent cast of “Craicers” big and wee!.

*The show on Thursday 10th January will be a relaxed performance, autism friendly with many of the stage effects toned down and adjust- ed. Please contact the theatre for more details




Patrick Talbot Productions and Rathmore Productions present
From the Olivier Award winning author of STONES IN HIS POCKETS


A comedy written and directed by Marie Jones
Starring Abigail McGibbon and Katie Tumelty

Friday 1st February @ 8pm

Admission £16

Desperately funny’ The New York Daily News

‘Fizzes with comic energy’ The Belfast News Letter

Francis and Loretta are community care visitors. Davey, one of their elderly charges, has had a significant win on the horses, but he doesn’t know. When the cash-strapped women learn that Davey will not be around for a considerable time they are faced with a mouth-watering dilemma.

Marie Jones is the author of some of the most successful plays ever produced in Ireland, including STONES IN HIS POCKETS, WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF HRT AND A NIGHT IN NOVEMBER. This hilarious comedy investigates whether we are valued more in life or in death.


Green & Blue

by Laurence McKeown

Thursday 7th February 

@ 8pm Admission £10 

Green & Blue explores the painful and humorous realities faced by the individuals who patrolled the border during the height of the conflict. Based on an oral archive of serving RUC and An Garda Síochána officers, the production fuses theatre and film to look at the person behind the uniform and the different experiences of two individuals on either side of a line in the ground.

“Green & Blue is a thoughtful, challenging and entertaining dramatisation of an oral history, casting light on police officers lives as they saw it” – Culture Northern Ireland


Pomeroy Players Presents

Out of Order

by Ray Cooney

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th February @ 8pm

Admission £10

When Richard Willey, a Government Junior Minister, plans to spend the evening with Jane Worthington, one of the Opposition’s typists, in the Westminster Hotel, things go disastrously wrong – beginning with the discovery of a body trapped in the hotel’s only unreliable sash window.

Desperately trying to get out of an extremely sticky situation, Richard calls for his secretary, George Pigden who, through Richard’s lies sinks further and further into trouble with everybody and ends up going through an identity crisis. Things go from bad to worse with the arrival of Jane’s distraught young husband and with the addition of an unscrupulous waiter,  a frustrated Hotel Manager, Mrs Willey and Nurse Foster – things really come to a head!

Ray Cooney is today recognised theatrically and publicly as ‘the master of farce’ whose credits include Run For Your Wife, Funny Money and Move Over Mrs Markham.


Little Willow Productions Present


Friday 23rd February 

@8pm Admission £15 

Belfast born Ruby Murray was one of the most popular singing stars in the world in the 1950s, becoming the only recording artist in history to have five songs in the Top Twenty in the same week. Behind the triumphs however, a darker story was unfolding in Ruby’s life. Little Willow Productions is proud to present a new play written by Michael Cameron, directed by Richard Orr and featuring Libby Smyth as Ruby!


Footlights Theatre Company Dungannon Present


by Paul McElhatton

Friday 1st March & Saturday 2nd March

@8pm Admission £10 

After 9 years, Footlights are bringing back their popular comedy written by local writer Paul McElhatton.

“Cedric” is based on the age-old tale of the battle of good over evil. Devilish Nick and angelic Gabriel have been sent to earth on a soul-recruiting mission. Before long they enter into a wager over the ‘soul’ of nerd “Cedric Pratt”.

Cedric longs to become popular, especially with girls, and it is Gabby’s intention to help him fulfil his dreams and ambitions. If she manages to do this Nick will have to give up his evil ways and join her in heaven. Nick, on the other hand, strives to foil their efforts at every step of the way.

Cedric is thrust into one amusing situation after another with hilarious attempts at gaining popularity and finding his true love. He embarks on many adventures, including becoming a superhero for the day, joining the navy, going on “Blind Date” and even attempting to become an actor. But which will win through in the end – Good or evil?


Gibraltar Strait

Friday 8th March @ 8pm

Admission £10

On 6th March 1988, three members of the I.R.A were shot dead by the

S.A.S in Gibraltar.

Written a year after the events, by playwright and filmmaker Hugh Stoddart, Gibraltar Strait is a powerful, balanced and thought-provoking verbatim account of eyewitness testimonies and oral recordings from those involved.

The award winning Brassneck Theatre Company who brought you ‘The Holy, Holy Bus’, ‘A Night With George’ ‘1981’ & ‘A Station Once Again’

Directed by award winning director Tony Devlin. Gibraltar Strait was premiered at Belfast International Arts Festival 2018 at The Mac.


Charity Event in Aid of Celtic FC Foundation & Mary’s Meals

Tara Coyle

Spiritualist Medium

Friday 15th March @ 8pm

Admission £12

Spiritualist Medium

Tara Coyle is a spiritualist medium who has worked with Rev Colin Fry and recently toured with Derek Acorah. This is a fund raising event which will benefit the Celtic FC Foundation & Mary’s Meals

The Celtic FC Foundation have help build 67 kitchens throughout Malawi and Zambia.

Mary’s Meals is a charity who provide a meal a day to children in 3rd world countries


Nobody Puts Bernie In The Corner!

Saturday 16th March @ 8pm

Admission £15

Join Bernie Jones on her crazy “Dirty Dancing” themed hen party and get ready

to meet her madcap family and friends while you have “The Time Of Your Life!” Bernie is a single mother to her stroppy teenage daughter and from her living room runs an ironing service called “Let’s Get Steaming.”

When Bernie’s long-suffering driving instructor pops the question she reluctantly agrees and sets the date!

Will she make it down the aisle or will she discover her real-life Johnny Castle?

This high energy, hilariously funny comedy show features 90’s disco classics and some iconic songs from Dirty Dancing!

If you’re crazy for Swayze and fancy a bit of salsa in your Karaoke, then join Bernie Jones for a wild night of fun and laughter and let’s get this party started!



The Craic Theatre Presents

12 Angry Men

by Reginald Rose
Directed by Jim McKeown

Thursday 21st Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd March @ 8pm

Admission £10

The drama depicts a jury forced to consider a homicide trial. At the beginning, they have a nearly unanimous decision of guilty, with a single dissenter of not-guilty, who throughout the play sows a seed of reasonable doubt. The story begins after closing arguments have been presented in the homicide case, as the judge is giving his instructions to the jury. As in most American criminal cases, the twelve men must unanimously decide on a verdict of “guilty” or “not guilty”. The case at hand pertains to whether a young man murdered his own father. The jury is further instructed that a guilty verdict will be accompanied by a mandatory death sentence. These twelve then move to the jury room, where they begin to become acquainted with the personalities of their peers. Throughout their deliberation, not a single juror calls another by his name because the names are unknown to the jurors. Several of the jurors have different reasons for discriminating against the defendant: his race, his background, and the troubled relationship between one juror and his own son.


The Craic Theatre Players Present
The Craic Theatre Players Present

Philadelphia Here I Come

by Brian Friel

Directed by Oliver Corr

Thursday 11th, Friday 12th Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th

@8pm Admission £12

The Craic Theatre is delighted to present this classic Irish play.

Fed up with the dreary round of life in Ballybeg, with his uncommunicative father, his humiliating job at his father’s grocery shop, his frustrated love for Kate Doogan who married a richer, more successful young man and with the total absence of prospect and opportunity in his life at home, Gareth O’Don- nell has accepted his aunt’s invitation to come to Philadelphia. On the eve

of his departure, despite the fantasies Gar entertains of life in America, all it would take to stop him leaving would be one word of affection from his father or Kate, or a word of genuine understanding from his friends.


Hindtit Piglet Theatre Company Present

Extra Time

By Mark Shields

Directed by Marc Clements

Friday 26th & Saturday 27th April @ 8pm

Admission £12

Set in a rural pub, on the evening of the local football team’s semi-final victory, a German university student arrives to record the night’s proceedings and all hell breaks loose. As the drink flows, it all comes out; secrets, lies, identity, drunken dancing, match commentaries, poetry, sexuality – ’tis all there, folks…


Mid Ulster Schools’ Drama Festival 2019

Thursday 9th May @ 7.30pm

Admission £8

This festival will celebrate the performance work of drama stu- dents in the Mid Ulster area. It is open to GCSE, AS/A2 Level and B Tech students. This is a wonderful opportunity for stu- dents of drama to showcase their work to a wider audience in a dedicated theatre space. An experienced adjudicator will pro- vide comments on all the performances and the inaugural Craic Theatre Adjudicators Award will bepresented.






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