There is plenty of variety on offer at the Ardhowen Theatre this spring.

If you love singing and acting, and are aged between eight to 18 years of age, why not join Ulster Youth Opera at their upcoming workshops?

They’ll be held at the Ardhowen on Thursday, March 9 at 5pm for those aged between 8 to 13 years old, and at 7pm for those aged between 14 to 18.

Work with professional singers, directors and pianists to build vocal, acting and movement skills while learning about this amazing art form. No music reading ability or singing grades required – just join in and enjoy the magical world of opera!

The Enniskillen Drama Festival continues this week with Ballyshannon Drama Society’s presentation of ‘A Delicate Balance’ by Edward Albee, on Thursday, March 9.

In the play, Agnes and Tobias, a wealthy middle-aged couple, have their complacency shattered when their long-time friends Harry and Edna appear at their doorstep, claiming an encroaching, nameless “fear” has forced them from their own home.

The festival’s penultimate night sees Newtownstewart Theatre Company bring ‘Midden’ by Morna Regan to the Ardhowen stage on Friday, March 10.

Midden is a sharp, funny, and moving story of five women across three generations, and a prodigal daughter’s return.

The final performance, on Saturday, March 11, comes from Bart Players with ‘One Man Two Guvnors’ by prizewinning playwright Richard Bean – a wonderful comedy that has become a classic.

Each performance will be followed by an adjudication from Declan Drohan of the Association of Drama Adjudicators.

The drama productions are competing for coveted nominations to both the Association of Ulster Drama Festivals’ Ulster Drama Finals, and the Amateur Drama Council of Ireland All-Ireland Drama Finals, and the winners will be announced on the final night.

Note that some of the productions may include strong language and adult content, and all performances start at 8pm.

Fermanagh Film Club presents ‘No Bears’ on Wednesday, March 15 at 8pm.

Director Jafar Panahi has long defied a filmmaking ban from Iranian authorities, creating masterpieces such as ‘This Is Not A Film’ while under house arrest.

No Bears is an often light-footed and humorous film – but rest assured, Panahi still pulls no punches.

Join Robert Mizzell plus special guests on his ‘Nashville Song Book’ Concert Tour on Thursday, March 16 at 8pm where the audience will be taken on a musical and visual journey spanning 50 years of Country music history, featuring all your favourite Country songs in one special extravaganza.

Colin Murphy is back out on the road with his biggest and best stand-up tour yet, ‘Whatchamacolin’, which is coming to the Ardhowen on Saturday, March 18 at 8pm.

If you’re a fan of telly stuff then you’ll love Whatchamacolin – a show full of pin-perfect observations and self-righteous indignation. Note, this performance may contain strong language and is suitable for those aged 16-plus.

Due to demand, Just Stage It are putting on an extra performance of Matilda Jnr on Monday, March 20 at 7.30pm.

Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Matilda Jnr is a gleefully witty ode to the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination.

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