Roscommon Arts Centre has unveiled their Spring 2023 events programme and it’s going to be another entertaining season of events at the multi-disciplinary venue, with something for every taste.
Theatre highlights this season include Gina Moxley’s superbly written and performed, “Danti-Dan” from LIVIN’ DRED THEATRE, on January 27, which takes us to the middle of nowhere outside Cork city, during the interminable summer of 1970, where a motley gang hang out on a short stretch of road.
Historical entertainer PADDY CULLIVAN, brings the incredible story of the death of Ireland’s first Commander-in-Chief - “The Murder of Michael Collins” to the stage on February 3 and if you’re after some light hearted theatre, “Gombean” by NIAMH MCGRATH performs on February 24. Gombean, directed by Seamus O ‘Rourke, is a comedy set in a sleepy town in Sligo.
The 2023 ROSCOMMON DRAMA FESTIVAL begins on March 3 for nine nights and sees amateur drama groups from around the country all vying for a place at the All Ireland Drama Festival. This year’s adjudicator is actor and director Anna Walker.
Musical highlights this season at the arts centre include country and gospel music from PATRICK FEENEY on February 23. Celebrating 20 years on the road, THE CELTIC TENORS return on April 15 and the hugely popular JACK LUKEMAN is on stage on April 22. If it’s comedy you are looking for then CONAL GALLEN has just the ticket, as he performs his new stand up show “Funny Bits” on February 4 or reminisce on one of Ireland’s most popular shows, with JOE ROONEY’s “Celebration of Fr Ted” on March 18.
The Arts Centre are also delighted to announce that DRUID THEATRE COMPANY will perform “THE LAST RETURN” at the venue on February 9, 10 and 11, as part of a national tour. Written by Sonya Kelly and directed by Sara Joyce, THE LAST RETURN opened at Galway International Arts Festival 2022. The cast includes Anna Healy, Bosco Hogan, Rebecca O’Mara and Naima Swaleh. - “One final night. One last chance. Five people queue for a ticket to the hottest show in town, all they must do is simply wait in line, but what in life is ever simple? Who will triumph, who will fail, and who will walk away with…The Last Return?”
Not forgetting the little ones, there is a great line up of kids shows this season including KYLE RILEY on January 28 with his family fun concert “Little Folk on the Road.” Experience some MAGIC with JOE DALY’s magic and illusion show on February 23 or for the very small ones, join ANNA NEWELL for “Baby Groove” on April 14 and 15!
For information on all upcoming events and to book tickets contact box office on 09066 25824 or go to www.roscommonartscentre.ie