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Market Place Theatre Armagh host ‘greatest show’ line-up this April

Mr O’Brian’s Toy Shop of Wonders!

Nestled in a little village in Ireland, Mr O’Brian’s Toy Shop has been delighting the childhood of many since its opening in 1972!

Fast forward to the modern day where technology and gadgets have taken over, O’Brian continues to keep the doors of his little shop open, much to the delight of his granddaughter Holly who loves coming to the shop to hear fairytales and stories!

One Saturday, when Holly is helping her grandad, they discover the old shop has a magical secret and are transported to a colourful land of toys and fantasy! Including musical numbers from old-time classics such as Pinocchio, The Greatest Showman and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – we invite you for one night only to come along and enjoy ‘Mr O’Brian’s Toy Shop of Wonders!’

Thursday April 4, 2024

6.30pm | £12.50 (adult) £10 (child)

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Conal Gallen: Funny Business

Multi-Award-Winning Irish comedian Conal Gallen is back on tour this year with his hilarious one-man stand-up show. Conal is well known for his hilarious humour and has been entertaining audiences worldwide for over 30 years.

He’s even had the pleasure of performing in front of the Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, and several other well-known English pubs! Don’t miss your chance to see the master of comedy at work as Conal Gallen brings his Funny Business to the stage this year. Book your seats now to secure your place at a night filled with unforgettable laughter.

Friday – Saturday April 5 – 6, 2024

8pm | £25.00

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Chamber Choir Ireland Quartet

Chamber Choir Ireland presents a small, yet perfectly formed, quartet of part-songs and miniatures, spanning the centuries. Paring back the full choral sound to its most basic form, an intimate experience of hearing four exquisite voices perform everything from Palestrina to Gershwin including new works by Rhona Clarke, Stephen McNeff and Eoghan Desmond.

Garnering a strong reputation for its unique approach to creative commissioning, recording and programming, Chamber Choir Ireland is the country’s flagship choral ensemble and national chamber choir under the Artistic Direction of the multi-award-winning conductor, Paul Hillier. The Choir’s programmes span from early renaissance to the present day, incorporating established choral classics with cutting edge commissions, and a style of performance that incorporates versatility, dynamism and often vocal pyrotechnics.

Please note: This event will take place at the Primatial Chapel, Palace Demesne, Armagh.

Saturday April 6, 2024

2.30pm | £13 | £11 (concession)

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Les Misérables Schools Edition

One of the world’s most iconic and longest-running musicals, Les Misérables tells the story of Jean Valjean, a former convict who spends a lifetime seeking redemption.

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France and the aftermath of the French Revolution, this timeless story of intertwined destinies reveals the power of compassion and the quiet evil of indifference to human suffering.

As Valjean’s quest for a new life carries him to Paris and to the barricades of the Student Revolution, he is hunted by Inspector Javert and the ghosts of his past. Amidst a battle for the soul of Paris, he discovers the true meaning of love and salvation.

Performed in over 40 countries and in 22 languages, and with a lush, swelling score that features such famed songs as ‘I Dreamed a Dream’, ‘On My Own’ and ‘Bring Him Home’, Les Mis brings Victor Hugo’s revolutionary novel blazingly to life.

Presented by one of Northern Ireland’s leading youth theatre groups.

Tuesday April 9 – Saturday April 13, 2024

7.30pm | Saturday matinee 2pm | £18

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Banbridge Musical Society presents ‘Oklahoma!’, the ground-breaking musical that set the stage for all that followed! Rodgers & Hammerstein’s exuberant classic is a lively, tuneful musical full of cowboys, farmers, romance and fearless optimism.

In a Western territory just after the turn of the 20th century, a high-spirited rivalry between local farmers and cowboys provides a colourful background for Curly, a charming cowboy, and Laurey, a feisty farm girl, to play out their love story. Their romantic journey, as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road, contrasts with the comic exploits of brazen Ado Annie and hapless Will Parker in a musical adventure embracing hope, determination and the promise of a new land.

Wednesday April 17 – Saturday April 20, 2024

7.30pm | £16

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Teddy’s Zoo Adventure

Sammy Ragdoll has a day out at the zoo with her best friend Eddy the Teddy.

Despite Sammy warning him, Eddy keeps wandering off. He does this once too often and gets locked in overnight! Some of the animals try to help him but the monkeys find it fun being unhelpful. Eddy will need help from the audience if he is to get out before morning.

The show uses many elements of theatre, mime, puppetry and songs to join in with. It’s a perfect introduction to live entertainment for children who’ve never been to a show before, and a welcome return for Eddy the Teddy’s young fans.

Suitable for children aged 6 and under and their families.

Thursday April 25, 2024

10.00am | £5

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Houl Yer Wheest

If you thought Ulster Scots was a thing of the past, think again! Mid Armagh Community Network are proud to present this vibrant, uplifting and modern take on the music, dance and drama associated with this very much alive tradition.

Friday April 26, 2024

7.30pm | £12.50

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Celtic Soul

The award-winning Celtic Soul are returning to The Market Place with their definitive tribute to Van Morrison.

Following a sell-out performance at Belfast’s Ulster Hall in 2019 they went on to receive an IMRO Gold Award for their performance in Radio Ulster’s Astral Weeks special.

They continue to receive critical acclaim from devout Vanatics wherever they perform and have continued their success with shows across Ireland.

Friday April 26, 2024

8pm | £18.00

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The Illegals

Ireland’s only double tribute to the music of Eagles and Fleetwood Mac, The Illegals return with their ever-popular, classic-rock revue.

Fifty years ago, the Eagles released their third album, ‘On The Border’. Half a century later, tunes from the album remain fan favourites; ‘Best of My Love’, ‘Already Gone’, ‘Ol’ 55’. They will all feature in the Illegals set to celebrate this landmark in rock history.

Led by the brilliant Niamh Kavanagh, The Illegals will take you on a journey through soulful harmonies, exciting riffs, blistering guitars and unforgettable songs.

Audiences really love an Illegals show – an entertaining night of vocal harmony, superb musicianship and great fun – served up by a band at the top of its game.

The best of two legendary bands in one night? It’s almost too good to be true.

Saturday April 27, 2024

8pm | £20.00

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The Greatest Show – Armagh!

Marty Kennedy and his family are financially struggling. With the increased cost of living, not even his overtime shifts make enough to keep his family afloat. Thinking of ways to make ‘an extra few quid,’ his daughters suggest putting on a show.

Not fond of the idea at first, Marty attempts to recruit a group of performers; attracting a peculiar, unique bunch of individuals for his production including the Parish Priest, Father Larry.

Despite negative criticism from the locals deeming the display as a ‘freak show,’ Marty and his eccentric troupe continue to persevere to put on ‘The Greatest Show this wee town’s ever seen!’

This comedy/musical will be the debut for Armagh’s newly established Adult Drama Group ‘Callan Productions.’

Saturday April 27, 2024

2.30pm | 7pm | 2.30pm | £12.50 | under 18 £10.00

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