Live, love and Laugh at the Burnavon

There’s plenty of opportunity this May to listen to good music,  fall in love all over again with the story of Pinocchio, live through one women’s amazing story, and laugh out loud at some of the best stand up on the scene at the Burnavon, Cookstown.

The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio (Thursday 11th May, 10.30am) is presented by Lyngo Theatre, and adapted and performed by Patrick Lynch from CBeebies. In this children’s show suitable for ages five years old and above, he pulls all the strings and turns all the pages to bring you the true story of Pinocchio – no lie – as he brings one of the best loved classics for children to life. Who ‘nose’? He might even find his father and become a real boy. Come and join him on his incredible journey, you’ll have a whale of a time! (Tickets are £3).

Celebrating a quarter of a century paying tribute to Queen, one of the most outstanding bands in musical history, Flash Harry’s attention to detail is second to none, and you’ll be able to judge that for yourself on Saturday 13th May. If you missed out on tickets for Queen’s forthcoming Belfast concert, then don’t miss this night of sheer energy, enthusiasm, passion and showmanship, not to mention the fantastic music back catalogue. (Tickets are £18).

Music of a different genre will also delight, as for the first time, Donaghadee Male Voice Choir will take to the Burnavon stage on Saturday 20th May at 7.30pm, accompanied by pianist, Ivan Black and compere, Gene Fitzpatrick. Established 84 years ago, Donaghadee Male Voice Choir’s repertoire embraces both secular and scared music, and popular, folk, traditional and operatic works.  (Tickets are £12).

The Burnavon will also be keepin’ it country as JMG Music Group presents their Summer Country Show on Friday 26th May. Featuring Mick Flavin, Louise Morrissey, John Hogan, Joe Moore, and Caitlin and Tony Kerr. Tickets are exceptional value at £19.50.

Stepping out of the shadow of her infamous brother, Brendan O’Carroll, (Mrs Brown’s Boy), Eilish O’Carroll comes into her own with a reflective look on an eventful life which included a strict Catholic upbringing, two failed marriages and coming out as a lesbian at the age of 50. While poignant and deeply moving, it is also packed with humour. The end result is a warm, witty triumph that joyously celebrates being true to yourself. (Tickets for the show on Friday 19th May are £20 and please note the performance may contain strong language).

Fresh from the success of his award-winning show, ‘Selfie’, Pat Shortt returns with a brand new show called ‘How’s Tings?’, which brings May to a close. In a night of music and mayhem (Saturday 27th May), one of Ireland’s most popular comedians 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! (Tickets are £25)

All shows are at 8pm, unless otherwise indicated and tickets are available now from the Burnavon Box Office, Burn Road, Cookstown, by phone on 028 8676 9949, or online at<>