‘We’ll Walk Hand In Hand’ is a new play by Martin Lynch marking the 50th anniversary of the Northern Ireland civil rights struggle, and it’s coming to The Market Place Theatre in Armagh on Thursday 12 April.
A co-production by Green Shoot Productions and Queen’s University, ‘We’ll Walk Hand In Hand’ will have an exciting combination of professional actors and community participants.
The play charts the story of Vincent and Louise, two young working class kids from Woodvale and the Lower Falls who start Queen’s University on the very day the shocking television images come through of the assassination of Martin Luther King. Becoming embroiled in the heady world of student politics, whilst back home their families see civil rights very differently, Vincent and Louise are confronted with decisions that will mark their lives forever.
Then on Saturday 14 April, after creating a storm around the country, Ireland’s favourite trio, Dominic, Shane, and Derek – collectively The Three Tenors Ireland – return to The Market Place. The Three Tenors promise a magical night to remember, as they perform an exciting Celtic flavoured programme, with uplifting songs made famous by world superstars including Sinatra [My Way], The Dubliners [Wild Rover] and Pavarotti [O Sole Mio | Nessun Dorma]. You’ll also love their new arrangements of hits such as ‘Over the Rainbow’.
Sell-out show, The Jazzabelles, is a musical set in 1950’s Belfast. It tells the story of three girls who long for a better life. After a chance meeting they form a vocal trio, who dream of performing at the prestigious Floral Hall. When a smooth manager enters the frame, it looks like their dream might become reality. However, the road to stardom is far from smooth. The Jazzabelles must overcome bullying husbands, blackmail and bigotry along the way. Is friendship and music enough to see them through? With songs sung by top local talent, a live band, swinging dance routines and a sharp script, The Jazzabelles is a high energy tale of triumph over adversity. It stages on Saturday 14 April.
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