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15
Dec
2017
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST PANTO

15 December 2017 7:30 pm

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST PANTO

Born2Perform present

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST PANTO

Tickets €16/13

This Christmas, Íontas Theatre teams up with Born2Perform stage school to bring you timeless classic BEAUTY & THE BEAST! OH YES IT IS!!!

 
Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle and the dreaded Beast in his lonely castle. Belle is beautiful, the Beast is – ahem – beastly and Gaston is still totally in love, with himself!
 
Their lives entwine when Belle becomes imprisoned in the Beast’s castle and has to contend with a host of well-meaning crockery. Gaston quickly decides he is the only man to save her (and think of the super cool selfies he’ll get leading the angry mob!), while the Beast gradually changes his scary ways when faced with Belle’s beauty.
Putting their own unique twist on this timeless fairy-tale, Born2Perform stage school is the most renowned in the North-East. Run by Gavin Quigley, Born2Perform has been in operation for over 10 years, with over 300 kids from schools in Carrickmacross, Castleblayney, Monaghan Town, Ardee Kingscourt, Cootehill, Baileboro and Ballybay.
 
These shows will run over 5 days and 6 nights with a total of 11 performances. So don’t delay, buy your tickets today!
 
 
School Shows:                    10.30am        Monday 11th – Friday 15th December
Evening Shows:                  7.30pm            Monday 11th – Saturday 16th December
 
General Admission:          €16 / 13 (under 18’s & over 65’s)
Schools:                          €8, Teachers Free (limited to 1 teacher per 10 children)
 
Please contact Íontas Arts office on 042 9753401 for school & group bookings


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16
Dec
2017
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST PANTO

16 December 2017 7:30 pm

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST PANTO

Born2Perform present

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST PANTO

Tickets €16/13

This Christmas, Íontas Theatre teams up with Born2Perform stage school to bring you timeless classic BEAUTY & THE BEAST! OH YES IT IS!!!

 
Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle and the dreaded Beast in his lonely castle. Belle is beautiful, the Beast is – ahem – beastly and Gaston is still totally in love, with himself!
 
Their lives entwine when Belle becomes imprisoned in the Beast’s castle and has to contend with a host of well-meaning crockery. Gaston quickly decides he is the only man to save her (and think of the super cool selfies he’ll get leading the angry mob!), while the Beast gradually changes his scary ways when faced with Belle’s beauty.
Putting their own unique twist on this timeless fairy-tale, Born2Perform stage school is the most renowned in the North-East. Run by Gavin Quigley, Born2Perform has been in operation for over 10 years, with over 300 kids from schools in Carrickmacross, Castleblayney, Monaghan Town, Ardee Kingscourt, Cootehill, Baileboro and Ballybay.
 
These shows will run over 5 days and 6 nights with a total of 11 performances. So don’t delay, buy your tickets today!
 
 
School Shows:                    10.30am        Monday 11th – Friday 15th December
Evening Shows:                  7.30pm            Monday 11th – Saturday 16th December
 
General Admission:          €16 / 13 (under 18’s & over 65’s)
Schools:                          €8, Teachers Free (limited to 1 teacher per 10 children)
 
Please contact Íontas Arts office on 042 9753401 for school & group bookings


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13
Jan
2018
THE FUREYS

13 January 2018 8:00 pm

THE FUREYS
THE FUREYS

Tickets €26

As part of their 40th Anniversary tour, Irish Legends the FUREYS return for another great night of Music, songs and stories.
 
Hear them sing their timeless classics including ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’ etc plus songs from their new CD ‘The Times they are a changing’
           
Their emotive songs stir many emotions….tears and laughter, sadness and joy.
 
http://www.thefureys.com/


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19
Jan
2018
DECLAN NEARNEY

19 January 2018 8:00 pm

DECLAN NEARNEY
DECLAN NEARNEY

Tickets €25


Declan Nerney is an Irish singer of the Country and Irish genre. Born in the town of Drumlish in County Longford he started at the age of 16 in local band the "The Hi-Lows". His big break came with his autobiographical song "The Marquee in Drumlish".
 
He has a huge following and charts on a regular basis not only in Ireland but in Scotland and England and his recordings are sought worldwide. His work has extensive airplay on stations that feature the Country and Irish genre.



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26
Jan
2018
SHARON SHANNON

26 January 2018 8:00 pm

SHARON SHANNON
SHARON SHANNON

Tickets €22


Sharon Shannon the button accordion player from Co Clare,Ireland has recorded and toured with a who's who of the Irish and Global Music Industry, including Bono, Adam Clayton, Sinead O’Connor, Jackson Browne, John Prine ,Steve Earle, The RTE Concert Orchestra, The Chieftains, The Waterboys, Willie Nelson, Nigel Kennedy, Alison Krauss and Shane MacGowan.
 
Her 12 studio recorded albums to date have all been very different and groundbreaking mixing traditional Irish with reggae, country, Native American, bluegrass, rap, dance, African, French Canadian. The genre-defying star has had multi-platinum album sales and has had several number one albums, singles and DVDs in her home country. Her album Galway Girl went 4 times platinum in Ireland with the title track winning her the Meteor award two years running for the most downloaded song.
 
Sharon grew up in a rural community and was part of a family that all play musical instruments and traditional Irish music. However, her career took a massive upward trajectory when in the late 80s she was asked to joined the seminal rock band The Waterboys. Her first show with that band to an audience of 50,000, was the on main stage at perhaps the most well-known music festival on earth-Glastonbury. Her subsequent debut album was released worldwide and was to become the biggest selling record by a traditional artiste in Ireland.
 
She has entertained US Presidents Clinton at the White House and Obama in Dublin and Irish Presidents Robinson and MacAleese on presidential visits to Poland and Australia respectively. She recently accompanied Irish president Michael D. Higgins on his official tour of China Among the many awards she has received including Hot Press and Meteor Awards, she also celebrates being the youngest ever recipient of the Meteor Lifetime Achievement Award.
 
Sharon is also a passionate animal lover and does a lot of voluntary work and fundraising for various animal rescues. In March 2017, Sharon released her 10th studio album Sacred Earth. A ground breaking album once again from Sharon. Produced by Justin Adams, this album mixes Irish music with African and blues and features celebrated African Musicians Abass Dodoo and Seikou Keita as well as special guests including Finbar Furey and Alyra Rose.
 
A vegetarian for many years, Sharon recently adopted the vegan diet and has launched a vegan brand called’ Sharon Shannons Garden of Vegan’. This was spearheaded by a vegan food truck which will be seen at over 30 Festivals in Ireland and the UK during 2017.
 
www.sharonshannon.com


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27
Jan
2018
PAT SHORTT - How's Tings?

27 January 2018 8:00 pm

PAT SHORTT - How's Tings?

PAT SHORTT How's Tings?

Adm €29.

Fresh from the success of his award-winning show, Selfie (“Dangerously funny.” - onstageblog.com, New York) Pat Shortt returns with a brand new show called How’s Tings? In a night of music and mayhem, Ireland’s most popular comedian explores all sorts of tings. Big tings and little tings. Personal tings and tings that are not so personal. Important international tings and tings that only affect the parish. In Shortt, it’s a funny show about tings.



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12
Feb
2018
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

12 February 2018 2:30 pm

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

& THE SILLY BILLY WOLF

This colourful, fast-paced all singing and dancing show is a fun and gentle re-telling of the classic fairy-tale of Little Red Riding Hood.  Little Red Riding Hood is adventuring through the woods to visit her Granny, but somewhere along the way the Silly Billy Wolf is waiting.

Children with have great fun joining in on the action, singing songs and playing games and meeting some amazing characters in this original show, written especially for this touring spectacular.

Find out why Granny is the coolest Granny in the world!  Play games with Granny’s Crazy Cat! Meet the Lumberjack Bear!

Find what happens when Granny decides to give Little Red Riding Hood the surprise of her life!

With beautiful costumes, stunning stage sets and hilarious characters, making this a fun-packed show not to be missed!

 

Date: Sunday 11th February                      Time: 2.30pm                       Tickets: €12


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16
Feb
2018
BOOGIE NIGHTS by Castleblayney Musical Society

16 February 2018 7:30 pm

BOOGIE NIGHTS by Castleblayney Musical Society

CASTLEBLAYNEY MUSICAL SOCIETY PRESENT

BOOGIE NIGHTS

THE MUSICAL

Roddy O'Neill is busy dreaming of life as a rock star! Debs, his girlfriend, has her own thoughts... basically that Roddy's a selfish, arrogant, horrible, unfeeling, rude, heartless pig! But the truth is that Roddy is in love with Debs, and Debs is in love with Roddy, but Debs knows that her Roddy has more than a roving eye! Through all their tears and laughter - can they both find what they are truly searching for?

Packed with all the greatest Disco classics Boogie Nights-The Musical will have the audience up on its feet doing The Bump and The Hustle, and funking along to the grooviest chart topping hits like 'You Sexy Thing',' Y.M.C.A.', 'I Will Survive', 'In The Navy', 'Can You Feel The Force', 'I Love To Love', 'Boogie Wonderland' and many many more!

This is the first ever performance from the Castleblayney Musical Society.

Dates: Friday 16th & Saturday 17th February      Time: 11am             

Tickets: €15 / €13









17
Feb
2018
BOOGIE NIGHTS by Castleblayney Musical Society

17 February 2018 7:30 pm

BOOGIE NIGHTS by Castleblayney Musical Society

CASTLEBLAYNEY MUSICAL SOCIETY PRESENT

BOOGIE NIGHTS

THE MUSICAL

Roddy O'Neill is busy dreaming of life as a rock star! Debs, his girlfriend, has her own thoughts... basically that Roddy's a selfish, arrogant, horrible, unfeeling, rude, heartless pig! But the truth is that Roddy is in love with Debs, and Debs is in love with Roddy, but Debs knows that her Roddy has more than a roving eye! Through all their tears and laughter - can they both find what they are truly searching for?

Packed with all the greatest Disco classics Boogie Nights-The Musical will have the audience up on its feet doing The Bump and The Hustle, and funking along to the grooviest chart topping hits like 'You Sexy Thing',' Y.M.C.A.', 'I Will Survive', 'In The Navy', 'Can You Feel The Force', 'I Love To Love', 'Boogie Wonderland' and many many more!

This is the first ever performance from the Castleblayney Musical Society.

Dates: Friday 16th & Saturday 17th February      Time: 11am             

Tickets: €15 / €13









23
Feb
2018
NOBODY'S TALKING TO ME

23 February 2018 8:00 pm

NOBODY'S TALKING TO ME
CROKEY HILL PLAYERS PRESENT

NOBODY’S TALKING TO ME

It’s supposed to be a day of special celebration as Mattie and Maggie Conway celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. However, few people know that they haven’t spoken a word to each other in ten years. When the local priest decides to surprise them by calling to their house to renew their marriage vows, all hell breaks loose! Its rip-roaring comedy as Tommy Marren brings to life the follow-up play to the hilarious It’s The Real McCoy. Prepare yourself for another night of continuous laughter as Nobody’s Talking To Me hits the stage!

 

Dates: Fri 23rd & Sat 24th February   Time: 8pm                  Tickets: €22 / €20



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24
Feb
2018
NOBODY'S TALKING TO ME

24 February 2018 8:00 pm

NOBODY'S TALKING TO ME
CROKEY HILL PLAYERS PRESENT

NOBODY’S TALKING TO ME

It’s supposed to be a day of special celebration as Mattie and Maggie Conway celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. However, few people know that they haven’t spoken a word to each other in ten years. When the local priest decides to surprise them by calling to their house to renew their marriage vows, all hell breaks loose! Its rip-roaring comedy as Tommy Marren brings to life the follow-up play to the hilarious It’s The Real McCoy. Prepare yourself for another night of continuous laughter as Nobody’s Talking To Me hits the stage!

 

Dates: Fri 23rd & Sat 24th February   Time: 8pm                  Tickets: €22 / €20



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02
Mar
2018
Castleblayney Drama Festival Early Bird Tickets

02 March 2018 7:30 pm

Castleblayney Drama Festival Early Bird Tickets
A great Christmas present: the 2018 Castleblayney Drama Festival takes place in Iontas Theatre from Fri March 2nd to Sat March 10th, running for 9 consecutive nights.

We are offering Early Bird Season Tickets for €75 (after Jan 12th the normal price €95 will apply. Nightly admission €15) which are on sale through Iontas.

Phone 042 975 3401.







23
Mar
2018
IT'S WINE O'CLOCK

23 March 2018 8:00 pm

IT'S WINE O'CLOCK
IT'S WINE O'CLOCK

RETURNING TO ÍONTAS AFTER SELLOUT SHOW IN NOVEMBER!

Grab your hat and come along to the craziest wedding of the year! The show centres around Vera, the farmer’s wife who is so excited as her only son Seamus is getting married! Everyone is cordially invited to watch the shenanigans which unfold on this special day. With the Winebulance providing the drink, the band 'Keep er Lit' keeping everyone on the dance floor. Not to mention the other special guests, the farmers -Pat and Eamon the Bridesmaids, the Yummy Mummies, the Grannies, and of course Nuala and Noleen always looking for love. This production has proved to be a rip roaring, laugh out loud, feel good tonic.  Tick tock, It's Wine O'Clock!

 

Dates:  23rd March   Time: 8pm                  Tickets: €20


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24
Mar
2018
NEIL DELAMERE - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Pensioner

24 March 2018 8:00 pm

NEIL DELAMERE - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Pensioner
NEIL DELAMERE

Tickets €25


One day Neil’s dad asked him to help deliver the Meals on Wheels. He agreed.  Little did they know that their lives would never be the same again. 
Except for the bits of their lives that didn’t change.
“You’ll be hard pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe." ***** The Scotsman
“One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine. *****.” The Herald



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08
Apr
2018
JAKE CARTER

08 April 2018 7:30 pm

JAKE CARTER

JAKE CARTER

New pop sensation Jake Carter has taken the Irish pop music scene by storm since his launch on national television earlier this year. He has quickly developed a name for himself as the next big thing on the Irish pop scene and will participate in the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars on RTE1 starting in January 2018!

Date: Sunday 8th April                    Time: 7.30pm                       Tickets: €18




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19
Apr
2018
PHILOMENA BEGLEY & RAY LYNAM

19 April 2018 8:00 pm

PHILOMENA BEGLEY & RAY LYNAM
PHILOMENA BEGLEY & RAY LYNAM

 

Known as the Queen of Irish Country music, Philomena Begley has made a firm imprint on the Irish, British and European markets. Begley has regularly toured with Ray Lynam since 1975 and they have recorded many duets together, their most popular songs being "My Elusive Dreams", "You're the one I can't live without" and “She sang the melody”. After the ‘Simply Devine’ tour proving to be a roaring success, the pair are back again with the unmissable ‘Two of Us’ tour.

 

Support from Andrea Begley.

 

Date: Thu 19th April             Time: 8pm                 Tickets: €26




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