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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.

 

 

 

  • Rigoletto on the Lake
    23rd January
    This 2019 production was the first time Giuseppe Verdi’s compelling, blood-curdling and beautiful masterpiece was performed on the breath-taking water stage at Bregenz.
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  • Placido Domingo 50th Anniversary Gala Evening
    30th January
    Plácido Domingo returns to the breath-taking Arena Di Verona amphitheatre for this anniversary gala evening 50 years after his debut.
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  • La Bohème
    2nd February
    Puccini’s score for La Bohème is regarded as one of his most beautiful and it’s not hard to see why it’s one of the best-loved operas worldwide.
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  • Adventures On Old MacDonald’s Farm
    8th February
    Join us down on Old MacDonald’s Farm for fun, songs and excitement.
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  • Take It To The Limit: A Celebration of The Eagles
    13th February
    This unique nine-piece ensemble of top-class musicians will be performing all their hits including Hotel California, Take It Easy, New Kid In Town, Desperado and many, many more.
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