The Ardhowen spring programme is off to a fabulous start with the return of the truly wonderful Lakeland Players in the first Ardhowen panto in three years. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy the EGGstravaganza that is Mother Goose. Filled with wonderful comedy scenes and all the usual traditional slapstick and audience participation. Performances run until Saturday, January 21. Please note this production contains loud bangs, pyrotechnics and the use of a haze machine.

Ardhowen Theatre is delighted to introduce the Ulster Touring Opera Schools’ workshop on Tuesday, January 17, Wednesday, January 18, Tuesday, January 24 and Wednesday, January 25. These free one-hour opera workshops are available to groups of up to 30 pupils. The workshops have been developed in partnership with Ulster Touring Opera and Fermanagh Choral Society and can be delivered in school or in the Ardhowen Theatre’s studio space. Please contact the theatre for more information.

The 'Not So Serious Burns' show on Monday, January 23 at 8pm, celebrates the birthday of one of the world’s greatest Bards ‘Robert Burns! This fun and interactive stage show brings Rabbie back to life in a Burns Night featuring poetry, Ulster-Scots music and Highland Dancing. This is a free event, but booking is essential.

On Wednesday, January 25 at 8pm Fermanagh Film Club presents 'The Rose Maker'. A charming and witty comedy-drama, 'The Rose Maker' is a crowd-pleasing tale of the fight for independence in the cutthroat world of artisan floristry. A fierce lead performance from Catherine Frot proves a particular highlight here, with the Marguerite star once again proving herself to be one of France’s most compelling screen performers. This film is unrated film and therefore recommended for 18+ years only. Presented with the support of the French Embassy and the Institut Français.

The Ardhowen’s spring workshop programme continues with the six-week Pilates for Beginners workshop, starting on Friday, January 13 at 10am, participants are introduced to the main principles of Pilates and supplied with the tools required to perform each exercise effectively.

Set Dancing with Brenda Murphy runs for eight weeks from January 24 at 7pm. Suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced, these classes will help you learn the art of set dance. In the Mixed Media Painting and Textile Art Class, join local artist Lorna Smyth and learn how to use mixed media techniques in your artwork – a perfect course for the absolute beginner to dive into a world of texture and colour. This six-week course runs from January 26 to March 2 at 7pm.

Splódar Theatre Company, Leitrim, brings a fantastic new play to the Ardhowen stage, 'The Last Prime Minister of Ireland', on Friday, January 27 at 8pm. Tension and comedy coalesce in equal measure in this gripping historical psychological drama. A true story of conflict, love, betrayal and redemption emerge when Lloyd George is confronted by his daughter on the morning of his wife’s funeral in January 1941 about his past political and personal behaviour. His dealings with Ireland feature in particular where he stands accused of deceiving both the unionist and nationalist communities.

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