Youghal Little Theatre proudly presents”The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley”

Youghal Little Theatre proudly presents”The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley”

Youghal Little Theatre is delighted to present: “The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley” in The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal. The play will run from Wednesday 21st Saturday to 24th June. Curtain up at 8.00 pm sharp each evening.

It tells the story of the hapless Gabriel’s search for love and his adventure along the way.  Gabriel Foley is a middle-aged bachelor farmer, who lives with his elderly mother.  He has been unlucky in love many times, much to his mother’s frustration.  She thinks she will never get rid of him.  Them he meets upmarket, Hazel Myers and joins the posh drama group in the nearby town in order to romance her.

He is unaware that Chrissie McCabe – a cheerful countrywoman, who comes in to help him and his mother – fancies him.  By the time Chrissie makes her feelings known to Gabriel, he has already got Hazel’s attention.  He and Chrissie decide to try going out together.  He tries to let Hazel down gently, but Hazel in not a woman to give up easily.

“The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley” is set in modern Ireland and is written by award winning Irish playwright Jimmy Keary.  The play is directed by Helena Sloane.

Tickets are €12 and can be purchased at Cree’s Card Shop or at the door.

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‘The Beauty of Song’ at St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal.

‘The Beauty of Song’ at St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal.

Yew Wood Venues is honoured to welcome renowned Soprano Mary Culloty O’Sullivan to St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal on Wednesday 12th July. Mary’s recital ‘The Beauty of Song’ will commence at 8 pm.  Tickets at just €10.00 are available online at www.themallartscentre.com or telephone 087 9593276.  Tickets will also be available at the door on the night.

Mary Culloty O’Sullivan’s recital ‘The Beauty of Song’ is a delightful evening of Musical Highlights, Irish Ballads and Italian and French Aria.  Mary Culloty O’Sullivan is a Soprano based in Kerry.  She has studied and performed in the U.K. and Europe and also with Dr Veronica Dunne – Ireland’s premier vocal coach.  Mary has also performed as a Soloist in numerous concerts – Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi Gloria and the Voice Masters, to name but a few. Her own recent production, A Celtic Soprano was very well received, with numerous standing ovations.  Her extensive repertoire includes: Romantic Love Songs, Ballads and Aria. Mary’s beautiful and soothing sound tends to mesmerize the audiences wherever she performs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Green & Blue”  by Laurence McKeown

“Green & Blue” by Laurence McKeown

Feb 7th 2017   –   “Green & Blue” by Laurence McKeown  -  The Mall Arts Centre  -  8.00pm

Directed by: Paula McFetridge
Produced by: KABOSH
Cast: Vincent Higgins and James Doran.

Third presentation in Youghal of the 2017 Blackwater Valley Fit-Up Theatre Fesival,  ”Green & Blue”  explores the painful and humorous realities faced by the individuals who patrolled the border during the height of the conflict.  “At one point we took on a role that became an identity and that identity now defines us. We’re a uniform, not real people  and rightly or wrongly we now view the world from that perspective.”
Based on an oral archive of serving RUC and An Garda Síochána officers, the production fuses theatre and film to look at the person behind the uniform and the different experiences of two individuals on either side of a line in the ground.
Each performance will be followed by a facilitated discussion.

What is striking is the power of the play to engage with the audience with reflections on the border and identities” – Northern Ireland Foundation
A drama of substantial insight and revelation… a life affirming celebration of the end of the dark days of a hard border” – The Reviews Hub
Green & Blue is a thoughtful, challenging and entertaining dramatisation of an oral history, casting light on police officers lives as they saw it” – Culture Northern Ireland

Admission: Adult – €15.00.  Concession:  Student & Senior – €12.00/
Booking available online at themallartscentre.com / tel: 087 9593276 or at the door on the night.

Refreshments Served.

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Blackwater Valley Fit-up Theatre Festival 2017 returns to Youghal

Blackwater Valley Fit-up Theatre Festival 2017 returns to Youghal

Blackwater Valley Fit-up Theatre Festival 2017.

Blood in the Alley in association with the Arts Office of Cork County Council present the 2017 Blackwater Fit-up Festival. The Fit-ups were very popular in the 1940s and 1950s when actors as popular as Harold Pinter and Anu MacMaster would regularly visit small villages in Ireland and perform theatre plays in a tent or on the back of a truck.

In 2009 Blood in the Alley, with financial support from Cork County Council, revived the old tradition of the Fit-ups in West Cork and since then have brought 36 productions to 16 different locations in that area. In 2016 the Festival was extended to cover the Blackwater Valley region and the Blackwater Valley Fit-up Theatre Festival was introduced.

The Festival was an unqualified success with audiences flocking to see The Man in the Woman’s Shoes, Those You Pass On The Street and the classic Under Milk Wood.

This year’s programme opens in Youghal on the 31st of January with a double bill of two one-woman shows; Tara McKevitt’s Grenades and Noni Stapleton’s Charolais. Grenades won the RTE Radio P’J O’Connor Award for new plays while Charolais was awarded the Bewley’s Little Gem Award and the Stewart Parker Prize for new plays 2015. ( 31st January-5th February)

After the success of Those You Pass on the Street in 2016 Kabosh theatre company, from Belfast, return to present Laurence McKeown’s new play Green& Blue, which explores the painful and humorous realities faced by the individuals who patrolled the border during the height of the conflict. ( Feb7-12th)

Eoin Colfer is best known for the Artemis Fowl series of children’s books but the festival is delighted to present his new play My Real Life to Blackwater audiences. Starring the very talented Don Wycherley the play was a huge hit with audiences at the West Cork Festival last year.  ( Feb 14-19)

The festival runs in seven different venues on the river including Youghal, Charleville, Mallow, Fermoy, Rockchapel,Watergrasshill and Dromtarriff.

Tickets 15 euro 12 euro concession.

Tickets are on sale at the venues on the night. Doors open at 7.30pm.

The productions are suitable for 14+ Audiences.

Fit-uptheatrefestival.com

Further information from Geoff Gould . bloodinthealley@gmail.com 0860454458.

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Happy New Year 2017

Happy New Year 2017

The Yew Wood Venues Team wish everyone a Happy New Year !!

 

UPDATE    UPDATE

 

The Yew Wood Venues team have moved offices ! If you are interested in staging an event or hire of The Mall Arts Centre or St Mary’s Collegiate Church , Youghal please contact us on mob 0879593276 or our new office tel no. 024 20769. Our new office address is Upstairs at Youghal Tourist Office, Market House, Market Square, Youghal.

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Happy Christmas Everyone

Happy Christmas Everyone

We wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year !

 

We look forward to presenting a great programme of events for 2017.

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Youghal Cine Club – 2016

Youghal Cine Club – 2016

Due to circumstances beyond our control the Youghal Cine Club 2016 Autumn screenings are cancelled.

Youghal Cinema Club  Season 6   -   2016   Autumn /Winter
Youghal Cine Club has a great line up for our Autumn/ Winter season 2016, with an interesting selection of films coming your way soon.  Details to come !!

Admission: Members – €5.00           Non-members – €7.00   Membership is free!

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Youghal Cine Club Screening of ‘THE WAY’

Youghal Cine Club Screening of ‘THE WAY’

Youghal Cine Club Screening of “The Way” – 30th August 2012

A father heads overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling the “El camino de Santiago,” and decides to take the pilgrimage himself.”

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Youghal Cine Club Announces Line-up of Season One Films

Youghal Cine Club Announces Line-up of Season One Films

Youghal Cine Club today (16th August 2012) announced details of its first series of screenings which will take place on a fortnightly basis (Thursdays) at 7.30 pm sharp in The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal from 30th August to 13th December 2012.

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Michael Jackson Tribute Cancelled

Michael Jackson Tribute Cancelled

Due to circumstances totally beyond our control , The Michael Jackson Tribute Show, due to take place this evening (17th August 2012) has been cancelled by the Production Company in question. We would like to sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused due to this late cancellation.

 

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