A scene from Holywood Players' Don't Lose the Place.
Shows ranging from boyfriend trouble drama, 'The King's' rock n roll hits, Edna O'Brien, Robert Wilson and the Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival to Irish country, folk and blues music are taking to the stage at the Ardhowen Theatre for the August programme.
On top of all that, the new Ardhowen Theatre Autumn 2012 Programme of Events just out has shows like 'Nathan Carter In Concert', 'A Night In November' by Marie Jones, 'Abba The Show', 'The Three Tenors In Concert', 'The Scarlet Wwweb';, 'Lady Windermere's Fan', 'The High Kings' and 'Peter Corry's Music Box'. The new programme can be downloaded from www.ardhowentheatre.com where you can also get more information about all the shows as well as booking your tickets.
Don't Lose The Place
Holywood Players presents 'Don't Lose The Place' by Derek Benfield over three nights on Thursday 9, Friday 10, and Saturday 11 August at 8pm.
When Sylvia's boyfriend Robin walks out on her she decides on a rather unconventional method of finding a replacement. Determined not to be let down a second time, she has carefully arranged a timetable in order to 'try out' various assorted lovers and assess their suitability before making her final choice of a potential husband.
But timetables have a way of going wrong ... A torrent of confusions and mistaken identities inevitably arise as Sylvia and her friend Jemma try, with unexpected and hilarious results, to prevent the final confrontation of the three trial husbands. A delightfully comic climax ensues.
The Elvis Spectacular
Featuring CC Houlihan and The Sweet Sensations
The King's memory is kept alive in this totally live show with all the hits from each stage of Elvis's career from the 50s to the Las Vegas years.
The concert, which marks this legend's untimely death over 32 years ago, features the amazing CC Houlihan, one of the finest Elvis impersonators in these islands and a band of talented musicians who will rock your socks off in their own right, alongside the vocal talents of the beautiful 'Sweet Sensations'. The show is on Saturday 18 August at 8pm.
Edna O'Brien Live and In Conversation With William Crawley
Edna O'Brien is a legendary Irish writer and the perfect artist to launch the new annual Happy Days Festival. She has written over twenty major works of fiction and landmark biographies of Lord Byron and James Joyce. Her debut novel, 'The Country Girls', established her as one of the world's most significant women writers and her popularity is undimmed to this day.
In this unique 'In Conversation' event, Edna O'Brien talks of her passion for Beckett's writing, their friendship, their relationship to Ireland and much more with William Crawley, BBC journalist and broadcaster. Edna O'Brien Live and In Conversation With William Crawley is on Thursday 23 August at 7.30pm.
This article appeared in Impartial Reporter 09 Aug 12