Little Willow Productions Present

Ruby 

Saturday 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!

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Footlights Theatre Company Dungannon Present

Cedric

by Paul McElhatton

Friday 1st March & Saturday 2nd March & Saturday 9th 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?

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The Trials of Oscar Wilde

Presented by Centre Stage Theatre Company

Wednesday March 6th @ 8pm Admission £10

From the actual transcript of Edward Carson’s brilliant cross-examination of Wilde in the first of the trials to Wilde’s last heartfelt words in court after sentencing ‘…and I… may I say nothing, my Lord?’, Merlin Holland, Wilde’s only surviving grandson, and international director John O’Connor, have collected and dramatised Court records, journalist’s notes and newspaper reports of the three trials involving the flawed genius, Oscar Wilde.

Ironically it was Wilde’s inability to realise the actual ‘importance of being earnest’ – superbly explored by Holland & O’Connor – that contributed to the failure of his libel action against his lover’s father, the Marquess of Queensbury, and ultimately to his downfall in the two subsequent prosecutions which finally led to his conviction for gross indecency. The review in The Independent stated ‘…the result is as good as being in the gallery.’

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Decade of Anniversaries

The Execution of Thomas Clarke & Letters from the Front

Two one act plays that look at events from 100 years ago that shaped the history of Ireland and the world

Thursday March 7th @ 8pm Admission FREE

This Event is Sponsored By Mid Ulster Council


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.

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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

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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!

STARRING ROZLYN SHERIDAN (IT’S WINE O’CLOCK) DIRECTED BY DAN GORDON

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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.

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Gaelscoil Ní Néill Present A Double Header

Béir, Béir, Béir

agus Píobaire Breac an Oileáin

Wednesday 27th & Friday 29th March @ 7pm

Admission £8

A double header: ‘Béir, Béir, Béir!’ by Naíscoil, Rang 1 & Rang 2 and ‘Píobaire Breac an Oileáin’ by Rang 3 – Rang 7
Píobaire Breac an Oileáin / The Pied Piper of the Island
Fadó, fadó san oileáin……
Years ago in Coalisland…..
Coalisland was a thriving, industrial town with the towns folk busy working the mines, the canal and the mills. Until the dreadful day when the rats arrived and the town was overrun! Can anyone save the Island from the terrible rats?
Béir, Béir, Béir! / Bears, Bears, Bears!
If you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise! Join a young family who embark on a bear hunt only to find what they’re looking for, and more!

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Daire O’Hagan In Full Swing


With Special Guests Sandy Kelly, Jacqui Sharkey, Lisa Stanley & Vegas Dancers

Daire O’Hagan brings his brand of swing music to the Craic Theatre for a hometown gig with some outstanding guest artist Sandy Kelly. Jacqui Sharkey Lisa Stanley and Vegas Dancers

Saturday 6th April @ 8pm

Admission £15

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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.

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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…

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Jump The Ditch Theatre Company Present

Ladies & Gentlemen

Two One Act Comedies

Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th May

@ 8pm

Admission £10

The newly formed drama group Jump The Ditch present two one act comedies Ladies & Gentlemen. Jump The Ditch have recently formed as a small independent company, bringing together veterans of the local amateur theatre scene along with those who have never tread the boards before, but are keen to get involved.  This will be the first of, what we hope, many productions.

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Mid Ulster Schools’ Drama Festival 2019

Thursday 9th May @ 7.30pm

Admission £8

This festival will celebrate the performance work of drama students 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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The Bruce Springsteen Tribute Show

The Ultimate Springsteen Tribute Band


Plunkett McCombe Bass guitar,
Stephen Quinn, Drums and percussion,
Noel James McLean, well known singer songwriter, lead guitar, banjo, slide guitar, vocals,
Terri Holland, Keyboard, acoustic guitar, vocals
Mickey Devlin, Lead vocals, acoustic,electric guitar, harmonica,

Saturday 11th May @ 8pm

Admission £15

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Jolly Promotions Presents

Humpty’s Big EggVenture

For the first time ever The classic nursery Rhyme Humpty Dumpty is brought to the stage in this wonderful live interactive all singing and dancing production.

Humpty is going on a big adventure to climb the highest wall in the Kingdom, but Humpty needs your help! Sing along; solve puzzles, and meet lots of famous children’s charters along the way including, The Three Little Pigs, Little Bo Peep, all the animals on Old MacDonald’s Farm and many more! With amazing costumes, dazzling stage sets and a host of colourful characters to bring you on the journey of a lifetime.When Humpty climbs the highest wall in the Kingdom, who knows what might happen next?

Sunday 12th May @ 2pm

Admission £8

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Craic Theatre & Arts Centre is a registered charity XR42157


Contact

Craic Theatre & Arts Centre
Coalisland Enterprise Centre
Dungannon Road
Coalisland
Co.Tyrone
BT71 4HP
t: 028 8774 1100
e: craicartscentre@yahoo.com