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The ‘Worst Café in the World’ opens in Armagh

Armagh has many great cafes, but what about the worst café? Portstewart based Big Telly Theatre Company are bringing their unique, mad comedy show to the Shambles Yard during the Home of St Patrick’s Festival from Thursday 12th – Saturday 14th March.

‘The Worst Café in the World’ sold out in days at last year’s Belfast International Arts Festival and became a festival hit.

So, book a table, place your orders, and hang on tight. You’ve never experienced a café like this – and hopefully you never will again!

The show will be set in the Johnston Building in The Shambles Yard. And in The Worst Café in the World, the staff are a mess, there’s no food and the customers watch the story unravel in a feast of reality theatre.

With a menu of twists and turns, stories come well done or rare with a range of side orders to thicken the plot and nothing is quite what it seems.

Big Telly loves making theatre where you don’t expect it to be as is the case with the Johnston Building which the company will transform to become The Worst Café.

Artistic director, Zoe Seaton said; ‘we want everything to be unexpected, and for audiences to be surprised and entertained. Worst Café had such an amazing reaction in Belfast – people truly didn’t know what to expect! It is great craic, and with some food for thought in there too.’

The new show comes from the creative minds of artistic director, Zoe Seaton and writing collaborators Joanne Zebedee (Inish Carraig) and Vittoria Cafolla (The Last Word, Fast and Loose). The cast includes actors Keith Singleton (Soft Border Patrol), Christina Nelson (I’ll Tell Me Ma) and Nicky Harley (Freak Show).

The show runs as part of the Home of St Patrick’s Festival which takes place from 6-17 March in Ireland’s ecclesiastical capital, celebrating the life and times of St Patrick. The festival is kindly supported by Tourism NI and promises a rich, lively and varied showcase of culture, music, song, art, drama, dance, exhibitions and family fun.

Worst Café is a hugely entertaining comedy that promises to deliver entertainment how you least expect it, and where you least expect it!

It opens in Armagh on Thursday 12 March, with evening performances on Saturday and Sunday 13th and 14th March. Suitable for those aged 12+. Full details and tickets are available to purchase online www.visitarmagh.com/stpatrick

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