A game show host and an internet sensation with Roscommon roots!

Darren O'Toole

Darren O'Toole

Later this month Roscommon Arts Centre brings two cabaret-style shows to the stage from two Roscommon natives who are making names for themselves in their chosen professions.

Ballaghaderreen’s Julie Sharkey last graced the arts centre stage in Nomad’s The Far Off Hills where she gave a magnificent performance, playing several comedic characters. This time around Julie returns with her own one-woman show A Game Called Lucy Finally Wins.

The star performer in this fun show is Lucy (played by Julie ), our game show host, and you’re invited to join in. This promises to be an entertaining evening of stories, raffles, quizzes, musical treats, and a little audience participation - and being a game show, there has to be a prize. That’s if Lucy will part with the prize... a mostly full box of Roses!

The show takes place on Thursday, June 23 at 8pm, cabaret style, with limited seating capacity.

Tarmonbarry native Darren O’Toole was just 19 when he moved to London last year. His show Video (& Pictures ) Killed the Radio Star is a mix of stand-up comedy and poetry and focuses on Dapper Darren’s journey from living in Roscommon to moving to London and becoming an internet star. The show tells the ups and downs of Darren’s journey including why he got booed onto the stage at the Reading Festival "for being from Roscommon", hanging out with Russell Brand, becoming one of London’s "most listened to" radio presenters and then getting fired from radio!

Video (& Pictures ) killed the Radio Star promises to enlighten, inspire, and most of all make you laugh. Darren’s show takes place on Saturday, June 25 at 8pm.

Tickets for the shows are priced individually at €15 and €12 respectively, with a special discounted price of just €20 for both performances, when purchased together. Tickets are now on sale at the arts centre box office on (090 ) 6625924 or at www.roscommonartscentre.ie

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