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Patrons

The Waterside Theatre are very proud to list our patrons as:

Brian Friel

Frank McGuinness is an award-winning Irish playwright and poet. He first came to prominence with his play The Factory Girls, but established his reputation with his play about WW1, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, which he staged initially in Dublin's Abbey Theatre and then internationally. He has also written new versions of many classic dramas and adapted the literal translations of others.

 

Eva Birthistle is best known for her role in Ae Fond Kiss. Eva trained at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin. She has won the London Film Critics Circle Best British Actress of the Year award for 2004, and has twice won the IFTA (Irish Film and Telvision Awards) Best Actor in a Leading Role (Film) award.

 

 

 

 

Claire Allan is the bestselling author of five novels, all published by Poolbeg Press.  her books, all set in and around Derry, deal with issues facing modern women and have been critically acclaimed.  When not writing novels Claire is a reporter and columnist with the Derry Journal.

 

 

 

 

Trisha Deery is an author/illustrator from Derry, and is the creator of the Miss Rosie Red books, the first of which was made into Ireland's first interactive childrens book app.  With a beautiful hand drawn charm her characters and stories hail from the City but hold an international appeal.

 

 

 

  • The Cowboys
    27th April
    A new darkly comic tale set in Ireland’s border country
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  • Dirtbirds Live
    12th May
    Dirtbirds internet sensation are landing in Derry for one night only!
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  • John In Heels
    18th May
    A powerful monologue about the journey to feel like oneself and not be trapped by notions of normal
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  • Kevin McAleer - Guru
    19th May
    Ireland's most surreal comic
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  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears
    26th May
    An experience for all the family to remember and cherish!
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