New Season at Hawk’s Well as Sept – Dec Brochure Lands.
Hawk’s Well Theatre is delighted to announce a bumper new season, with its’ latest brochure for September – December 2019 out now. Featuring all the shows and events taking place during the coming months, the booklet is available to pick up at the theatre, at locations all over Sligo, and to view or download here.
The forthcoming autumn / winter season is as jam packed as ever, with plays, music, musicals, comedy, workshops, talks, and productions of all shapes and sizes planned. Highlights include Hawk’s Well’s own commission and production Constance at Lissadell Church, Both Sides of the Lough: a collaborative project with the Dock Arts Centre which showcases the wealth of creativity and talent across Sligo and Leitrim, Irish National Opera’s Griselda, concerts programmed during Sligo Live and the Mad Hatter’s Children’s Festival.
The season kicks off with a very special fundraising event in aid of the theatre’s renovation fund as the Hawk’s Well takes over Markree Castle for a late summer celebration. This event features a specially commissioned musical performance in the chapel from Niamh, Deirdre and Sean Farrell with a string quartet led by Niamh Crowley; and a feast in the grand hall.
There are plenty of plays for theatre lovers with Jon Kenny’s The Crowman, Shane Casey (The Young Offenders) in Wet Paint, Deirdre Kinahan’s Halcyon Days and Donal O’Kelly’s The Cambria. Following her recent short residency at the theatre, Miriam Needham presents her new play Compostela as a preview in September before it goes to Dublin Fringe Festival.
There’s also comedy from the likes of Waterford Whispers News Live show, David O’Doherty and Des Bishop, musicals such as Sligo Fun Company’s 9 to 5 to get you singing in the aisles, and of course the ever-popular annual Christmas panto, with Coolera Dramatic Society this year presenting Aladdin.
September brings a host of workshops for those looking to pick up a new skill, or improve on their existing ones. John Joe Kelly’s Bodhrán Workshops return, while also for the trad-minded is the Sligo Fiddle Workshops with Oisín MacDiarmada & Declan Folan. There’s drama and singing classes for both children and adults with various acting and singing workshops, and Brian Leyden returns for More On Writing from the beginning of the month.
Music lovers too won’t be left wanting, and there’s Trad, Pop, Rock, Country, and a whole lot more on offer his season. Sligo’s own Seamie O’Dowd launches his live album in September, while Leonard Cohen’s work is celebrated in Between Your Love and Mine also in September, and later, as part of Sligo Live, with Bird On The Wire in October. Bell X1’s Paul Noonan, and Old Crow Medicine Show’s Willie Watson meanwhile, also join the Sligo Live billing. The popular Sligo Sings programme returns for its fifth year with a performance this November.
With all this, plus exciting activities for kids from Rock Babies and Baby’s First Xmas to shows and workshops in the Mad Hatter’s Festival with Lords of Strut, Brick Flicks, and Spook-Tacular Halloween Bugs and Slime Lab; and plenty of shows for schools, there’s something for everyone at Hawk’s Well Theatre this season.
Details for all events are available by picking up a brochure, or by clicking here to view or download. For ticketing, visit the website, or call the Box Office on 071 916 1518.