This week at the Ardhowen Theatre in Enniskillen, Fermanagh Musical Theatre has returned with the pop cultural phenomenon, 'Rent', running until Saturday, August 19.

All showings are at 8pm, with a matinee at 2pm on the final day.

'Rent' features songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.

Based loosely on Puccini's 'La Boheme', Jonathan Larson's 'Rent' follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves, and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this ground-breaking musical.

Note that the performance contains strong language, adult content and a smoke/haze machine, and is suitable for 12-plus years.

Next Wednesday, August 23 at 8pm, the Ardhowen is hosting 'Ireland The Show', featuring an all-star cast of talented award-winning performers, accompanied by the fabulous Keltic Storm Band, and world champion Gael Force Irish dancers from Kerry, Mayo and Clare.

This highly-acclaimed show will feature popular ballads and foot-stamping singalongs from beloved groups such as The Pogues, and The Dubliners, to name but a couple.

Hilarious stories and jokes will come from the award-winning Tyrone comedian, Gary Gamble, while energetic reels and jigs from fiddling maestro Richie Remo, and the talented vocals of Elaine Boyle from Donegal, will also round off a superb show.

The award-winning Celtic Soul will return to the Ardhowen with their definitive tribute to Van Morrison on Friday, August 25 at 8pm.

With years of playing in Blues, Folk, Trad and Jazz bands, the seven-piece band have the ingredients to deliver Van’s music authentically.

Expect to hear songs from right across Van’s musical history, including the big hits as well as stand-out album tracks from Northern Ireland's very own musical legend.

Jane from Little Mess Fermanagh presents an hour of creative messy play celebrating summer with her Under The Sea Mess, for children aged six months to five years, on Saturday, August 26 at 10.30am.

Messy play gives small children a range of sensory and learning experiences and interaction.

There is also a crafts corner for older siblings aged between six to 10 years who also want to attend.

Note that parents/carers must stay with the children throughout the session.

Also on Saturday, August 26, the Ardhowen presents 'Death Trap' at 8pm. In this acclaimed dark comedic thriller, washed-up playwright Sidney Bruhl hasn’t written a successful play in years, and money is getting tight.

But when Clifford, a student of a creative writing course he’s teaching, comes to him for advice on a script he’s written, his prayers are answered.

Sidney recognises the script immediately as a sure-fire hit and his ticket back to Broadway success. The only issue is, does Clifford want to share the credit – and what will Sidney do if he doesn’t?

Full of twists and turns, shocks and surprises, you will be holding your breath until the very last moment.

Note this show is not suitable for children under 12.