Waterford City & County Council's Arts resource site
David O’Doherty: Big Time
David O’Doherty – the Aldi Bublé, the Ryanair Enya – is delighted to present an evening of brand new jokes and songs. David has spent the summer on tour in America with Flight of the Conchords, performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and this is the Irish debut of his new show. As seen on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. David’s new book for children ‘Danger is Everywhere: School of Danger’ (Puffin) is launched on September 29th.
Friday 20th January, 8pm €18/€16 conc +353 (0)51 874 402
Jack L: The King of Soho Our National Treasure, the great Jack L, returns to The Theatre Royal, Waterford, for another knock-out show. This will be Jack’s 5th year in a row to play at this time of year and we are really looking forward to having him back. With an all new, self-penned album “The King Of Soho” (And other stories) in the shops and selling like hot cakes! Jack promises to deliver a spectacular event with some great new characters to introduce you to, including The King Of Soho and many more intriguing creations from his vivid imagination! And none more vivid then himself!
Last year he he scored some fantastic success on his USA Summer tour.
At The Hollywood Fringe Festival, in California, he picked up the 2 top awards! “The Judges Pick Best Act” award and the Press award for Best Performance of the Festival. Quite a feat!!! The best Christmas Present you could give.
Theatre Royal Waterford
Saturday 21st January 8pm €22/€20 conc
The High Kings
Multi-Platinum Artists, The High Kings return to the Theatre Royal after selling out hundreds of shows, in Ireland and the US, and appeared on numerous TV shows. They are set to showcase their incredible versatility and skills as multi-instrumentalists, playing 13 instruments between the four of them, bringing a rousing acoustic flavour to brand new songs as well as some old favourites.
Thursday 26th January
8pm 25/23 euro concession
Neil Delamere: Handstand Following sold out shows last year, the master of mirth is back with his own unique brand of his irreverent humour. 2016 was another busy year for the perennially popular star of the Blame Game, which celebrates its 10th birthday on TV this year. With that, a science comedy series for RTE2 and his radio show on Today FM under his belt, now he is back to where it all started, talking to strangers in rooms for money.
Saturday 28th January 8pm €24
My Real Life
Following the hugely successful run at the Theatre Royal last summer, Eoin Colfer’s stunning one-man play My Real Life, returns to the Theatre Royal from the 1st to the 4th of February next, before embarking on a nationwide tour. Performed by one of Ireland’s premier actors Don Wycherley, this one man play has made audiences laugh and cry since its opening on 30th June last.
“Right up to my diagnosis I was waiting for my real life to begin, I was gonna grow a beard and get a paisley shirt, you can do things when you have a real life” states Don Wycherley’s Noel, in the dark, quirky, and touching soliloquy in My Real Life. When Wexford man Noel leaves a rambling voicemail on his best friend’s phone, asking him for a good speech for the “afters”, we soon learn in Eoin Colfer’s My Real Life, the “afters” in question are Noel’s own funeral, as he decides to end it all. Eoin Colfer, author of the international bestselling Artemis Fowl books and Iron Man: The Gauntlet (released in October), brought My Real Life to life following a conversation many years ago with a friend in the pub, whose life had taken a turn for the worst. This is a play sensitively created by Eoin and beautifully performed by Don.
Wycherley is no stranger to the screen with an extensive bio including Sing Street, Moone Boy, Perrier’s Bounty, Father Ted, Bachelor’s Walk and Veronica Guerin. His theatre performances include Heartbreak House, Eden, The Government Inspector, Faith and After Sarah Miles, amongst others.
1st to 4th February
Wednesday Preview: €15 / € 12 conc.
Thursday to Saturday: €17 / €15