The very talented Lakeland Players have been up to their usual high jinks in the first Ardhowen panto in three years. Mother Goose is filled with wonderful comedy scenes and all the usual traditional slapstick and audience participation that has been entertaining the local audience for many years. Performances run until Saturday, January 21 and just a few seats remain available for the Wednesday and Thursday night. Please note, this production contains loud bangs, pyrotechnics and the use of a haze machine.

Celebrate the birthday of one of the world’s greatest Bards ‘Robert Burns in The Not So Serious Burns show at the Ardhowen Theatre on Monday, January 23 at 8pm. 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.

Presented with the support of the French Embassy and the Institut Français, Fermanagh Film Club’s next screening, on Wednesday, January 25 at 8pm, is a charming and witty comedy-drama, The Rose Maker. In this crowd-pleasing tale of the fight for independence in the cutthroat world of artisan floristry, Catherine Frot provides a fierce lead, 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.

Brenda Murphy returns with another eight week Set Dancing workshop, running from January 24 at 7pm, suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced. Local artist Lorna Smyth facilitates the Mixed Media Painting and Textile Art Class running from January 26 to March 2 at 7pm, a perfect course for the absolute beginner to dive into a world of texture and colour.

Tension and comedy coalesce in equal measure in Splódar Theatre Company’s production of the gripping historical psychological drama The Last Prime Minister of Ireland, on Friday, January 27 at 8pm. 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.

All seats are sold for Irish folk legends, The Fureys on Saturday, January 28 at 8pm. Fureys’ classics, 'I Will Love You', 'When You Were Sweet 16', 'Red Rose Café', 'Leaving Nancy', 'The Old Man', 'From Clare to Here' and 'The Green Fields of France' have become the soundtrack to the lives of fans all over the world.

'The History of the Troubles (accordin’ to my Da)' returns to the Ardhowen Theatre on Wednesday, February 1. Written by the ever-popular Martin Lynch and comedy duo Grimes & McKee, who also star in the show, The History of the Troubles (accordin’ to my Da) has achieved truly legendary status. The play takes you through Gerry Courtney’s struggle to retain his sanity against the chaos in this frenetic, hilarious laugh-a-minute comedy covering the Northern Irish Troubles. Book now to avoid disappointment. Please note, this show may contain strong language.

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