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Market Place Theatre Armagh showcase ‘hilarious, harmonious and haunting’ October line-up

The Market Place Theatre Armagh have an incredible October line-up instore, with everything from the hilarious and harmonious to the haunting.

Check out some of their upcoming events below:

The Cripple Of Inishmaan

Set in a small Irish island in the 1930s where cow-gazing counts as a legitimate pastime, Martin McDonagh’s ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ is a hilarious dark comedy that asks questions and exposes discrimination at the most basic level.

Cripple Billy with his bad arm and leg, wishes and waits for love but hasn’t even been kissed. The action in the play is reported by Johnnypateenmike, whose mother believes him to be “the most boring oul fec— in Ireland!”. Johnnypateen the island ‘gossip’, thrives on any news – from sheep with no ears to the smallest of incidents, even a goose biting a cat’s tail, which is an incident that Johnny pateen hopes will turn into a feud sparking gleeful gossip that he could trade throughout the island.

However, when director Robert J. Flaherty films his classic documentary ‘Man of Aran’ on the nearby island, the community, dazzled by the prospect of appearing in a Hollywood “fill-um,” is understandably excited. “Cripple” Billy Claven sees this as his best chance to escape from an existence of constant ridicule and abuse.

Travel with the cast from the Islands of Ireland to America and back, and hear the stories of some of Ireland’s most pathetic, yet hilariously funny characters, as they go about their normal day’s business. Dark, funny and brilliant from start to finish.

Market Place Theatre

Thursday October 5, 2023

8pm | £15.00

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Three Ordinary Men Who Changed The World

A new musical telling dramatic stories of people who showed remarkable courage and faith in God, changing the world for good.

Come and enjoy this exciting, entertaining and challenging evening of song, music, dance and drama presented by Dungannon Methodist Church with special guests Jenny Chambers School of Speech and Drama, and soloists Niamh Lavery and Tracy Wilson.

Proceeds towards The Leprosy Mission Northern Ireland.

Market Place Theatre

Friday October 6, 2023

8pm | £12.00

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Beyond The Horizon

Returning for a much anticipated 4th visit to the Market Place Theatre is the hugely popular Irish Pink Floyd Tribute – Beyond The Horizon.

The band have a reputation for recreating the instrument and album sounds from Pink Floyd’s iconic back catalogue.

Played by genuine Pink Floyd fans for Pink Floyd fans.

Market Place Theatre

Saturday October 7, 2023

8pm | £26.00

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‘Hauntings’ is an evening of three tales of the supernatural from two of the world’s greatest writers of ghost stories, E.F. Benson and M.R. James.

From E.F. Benson comes ‘Naboth’s Vineyard’ in which just desserts are meted out to an unscrupulous lawyer, and ‘The Hanging of Alfred Wadham’ in which the forces of the devil test a man of faith to his limits.

From the acknowledged master of the ghost story genre, M.R. James, comes ‘Oh, Whistle and I’ll Come to You, My Lad’, in which a medieval spirit strikes terror into an arrogant professor.

With masterful storytelling from the award-winning actor Gerard Logan, ‘Hauntings’ will transport you to a darker, more sinister world of the unexpected and the unexplainable.

Market Place Theatre

Thursday October 12, 2023

8pm | £15.00

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Reginald D Hunter: The Man Who Could See Through S**t

In these supercharged socio-political times the challenge is more and more becoming separating what’s true and what’s real. Lucille Hunter proudly proclaimed “It’s easy to see through s**t, the hard part is pretending you haven’t.”

Join Reginald D. Hunter for an hour of exploring this phenomena in this progressive work in a pre-next-variant world. As seen on Live at the Apollo, HIGNFY, and 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

Market Place Theatre

Sunday October 15, 2023

8pm | £20.00

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The Elton John Show

Celebrating 50 years of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road!

The Elton John Show is the UK’s newest and most exciting Elton John tribute show to hit the stage.

With over 300 million records sold, Sir Elton John is the most successful singer-songwriter of his generation. A flamboyant mega-star, with a never ending back catalogue of incredible songs! From Rocket Man to Tiny Dancer, The Elton John Show brings “Young Elton” back to the stage at his energetic best.

Market Place Theatre

Wednesday October 25, 2023

8pm | £24.00

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The Bjorn Identity

From humble beginnings they have risen to become one of the most successful touring ABBA shows in UK and Europe. Recently returned from a successful tour of Germany and Austria, they are delighted to be back at Market Place Theatre.

Their dynamic all live theatre show is packed full of ABBA’s greatest hits and lesser known songs to satisfy the Hole in Your Soul; lots of audience participation and always something extra for the most dedicated fans of ABBA. Their impressive attention to detail in both staging and musicianship makes The Bjorn Identity, at it’s heart, THE most exciting ‘ABBA in Concert’ experience, this side of Sweden. No doubt you will go home, feeling you’ve just experienced ABBA in the flesh!

With uncanny vocals, undeniable stage presence through to Benny’s famous spinning White piano and even boasting ‘real life’ couples means; it just doesn’t get any closer! – early booking is advised!

Market Place Theatre

Saturday October 28, 2023

8pm | £22.50

To book tickets click here 

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