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Fresh twist on Shakespeare classics

Merely Theatre re performing their genderblind works of Romeo & Juliet and Twelfth Night at the Market Place Theatre in Armagh on March 28 and 29.

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Tony award-winning play ‘inspires, motivates and questions authority’

Tony award-winning play ‘inspires, motivates and questions authority’

Red, a new co-production between Prime Cut Productions and the Lyric Theatre, which is coming to the Belfast theatre from April 8-23, captures the dynamic relationship between an artist and his creations.

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Final rehearsals for Jekyll and Hyde musical

Belfast Operatic Company are putting the final touches to their latest production, Jekyll and Hyde, which will be staged at the Grand Opera House in Belfast from Tuesday April 4 until Saturday April 8.

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Audrey II demands to be fed

Audrey II demands to be fed

Audrey II - the bloodthirsty, man-eating plant will soon grace the stage in Banbridge Musical Society’s production of Little Shop of Horrors.

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The Faerie Thorn will bewitch audiences

The Faerie Thorn will bewitch audiences

The Big Telly Company are on the road with their latest production ‘The Faerie Thorn’, which will be coming to the Market Place Theatre in Armagh on May 17.

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St Patrick’s weekend at Market Place Theatre

St Patrick’s weekend at Market Place Theatre

St Patrick’s weekend at The Market Place Theatre in Armagh will see family fun and music with a traditional St Patrick’s Day feel.

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Don’t miss Little Shop of Horrors

Don’t miss Little Shop of Horrors

Tickets for Banbridge Musical Society’s production of Little Shop of Horrors are now on sale and the cast and production team are putting the final touches to what promises to be a fantastic show.

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Smash hit play comes to the Market Place

Smash hit play comes to the Market Place

Willy Russell’s award-winning comedy ‘Educating Rita’ comes to the Market Place Theatre in Armagh next week following a record-breaking run at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast.

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Christmas continues at the Market Place

Christmas continues at the Market Place

Christmas at The Market Place Theatre, Armagh continues with the ever-popular ‘White Christmas With Cantilena’ on Wednesday 21 December at 8pm.

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Christmas comedy at 
the Marketplace Theatre

Christmas comedy at the Marketplace Theatre

The Christmas festivities at The Market Place Theatre, Armagh continue with the ever-popular Christmas Jazz Supper Club with The Martello Jazz Band and queen of comedy Deirdre O’Kane.

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Jim’s close shave for Macmillan

Jim’s close shave for Macmillan

Jim Daly, who takes to the stage next month as Daddy Warbucks in Banbridge Musical Society’s production of Annie, had a close shave on Thursday night – raising funds for Macmillan at the same time.

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A packed week of events ahead

The Market Place Theatre in Armagh is gearing up for another packed week of events, kicking off on Wednesday 28 September with ‘Two Sore Legs’.

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Talented kids take to the stage for Les Mis

Talented kids take to the stage for Les Mis

This summer’s epic production of Les Miserables takes place in Belfast’s Grand Opera House and promises to delight and astound audiences during a ten night spectacular delivered by students from across Ireland aged just 16-19 from the Belfast School of Performing Arts.

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Big Hero a big success for Disney and Marvel combo

Big Hero a big success for Disney and Marvel combo

Since Disney bought Marvel in 2009, the two have remained separate entities. Big Hero 6 is Disney’s first direct foray into adapting a Marvel property; an experiment which succeeds triumphantly.

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Masterful direction in true life sports drama

Masterful direction in true life sports drama

Foxcatcher Farm was a training facility, home to the US Olympic wrestling team. Coached by Dave Schultz, its brightest hopeful was his younger brother Mark.

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‘New’ Mercury material on compilation

‘New’ Mercury material on compilation

Queen Forever is the band’s first release of new Freddie Mercury material in 20 years.

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Hawking given the Hollywood treatment

Hawking given the Hollywood treatment

Stephen Hawking’s Motor Neuron Disease diagnosis brought an urgency to his prodigious career and personal life.

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Acceptable if unfulfilling finale to trilogy

Acceptable if unfulfilling finale to trilogy

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies is the last in the trilogy and Peter Jackson’s final foray into the works of JRR Tolkien.

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Keep your ear to the sound

Keep your ear to the sound

As well as new Coldplay and U2 albums, discussed in last week’s ‘MAIL’, more fresh records to look out for in 2015 are:

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U2 photographed by John Wright

New albums from U2 and Coldplay

In 2015 both U2 and Coldplay plan to release their second albums in a year.

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