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Jim Nolan talks about Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye

Jim Nolan

Jim Nolan

Waterford-based playwright and director Jim Nolan is bringing Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye on tour this month and next with the assistance of Garter Lane Theatre.

The show plays here at the Watergate on Wednesday 22 March.

Set in a provincial newspaper office in the Irish Midlands in the run up to Easter 2016, the privately owned Inishshannon Chronicle has just been acquired by a media conglomerate and the new brush is about to sweep clean.

As the newspaper’s staff adjust to radical changes in its structure and ethos, the town it serves prepares to celebrate a tenuous connection to the Easter Rising. The revelation that this connection is not quite what it seems puts the Chronicle’s editor on a collision course with both his new bosses and the local business and political community.

Ahead of the show, Jim spoke to Ken McGuire on KCLR96FM about the impact of the story, the reaction to its debut in 2016 and what exactly Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye is all about.

Take a listen below and book your tickets here before Wednesday night.

https://soundcloud.com/kclr96fm/kclr-drive-jim-nolan-talks-johnny-i-hardly-knew-ye

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Listen: Big Bobby Little Bobby interview with Camille Ross

Big Bobby Little Bobby is on the way on Wednesday 15 February.

Ahead of the show, writer and performer Camille Lucy Ross has been chatting to KCLR about developing the show, audience reactions around the country and much more besides.

Take a listen below and book tickets here when you’re done 🙂

About The Show

‘Big Bobby. Little Bobby’ is a twisted tender comedy; a one woman tour-de-force about keeping your demons sweet. Bobby has shared a bed with Mammy who sleeps in her tights, plays games in the night and guzzles bottles under the stairs. It’s time for Bobby to get out. Alone in the silence of Granny’s old house, Little Bobby appears, filling Bobby’s head with self-loathing, filthy urges and occasionally a push in the right direction. A deliciously dark tale about inner critics, awkward romance and dealing with your dark side. This award-winning show has played sell out runs at Brighton Fringe, First Fortnight & Dublin Fringe.

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Christmas Opening Hours 2016

Watergate Theatre Christmas Hours 2016

Looking to pick up tickets over the Christmas holidays? We’ll be closing from Christmas Eve for a few days, reopening on 30 December for the afternoon and will be closed again until 3 January.

The online box office is open 24/7 with full seat selection too, great if you’re looking to pick up Panto tickets before the last-minute rush in January.

Get booking today by checking out the full list of upcoming shows here.

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Reeling In The Showband Years On Sale Now

Reeling In The Showband Years

Reeling In The Showband Years

Reeling in the Showband Years, the greatest showband show of all returns to Kilkenny for springtime show. With Ronan Collins, Red Hurley, Gina from The Champions, Gregory from The Cadets, Keith and Lorraine McDonald, The Conquerors Showband and much more.

Performing Thursday 2 February, 8pm, tickets €30.

Book your tickets here.

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