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Exciting performances at the Alley

The Alley Theatre is set for a busy month with exciting performances including drama, music and comedy Not to be missed and back by popular demand is Nuala and Noleen with the craziest wedding of the year in ‘It’s Wine O’Clock’ with the ‘Winebulance’ providing the drink, the band ‘Keep er Lit’ keeping every-one on the dance floor, not to mention the other special guests. Be prepared for a rip roaring, laugh out loud, feel good tonic. Tick Tock, It’s Wine O’Clock!

Filmmaker Ethan McDowell launches his latest documentary ‘Children of The Troubles’ on Saturday, May 12. Exploring stories of those who’s younger lives were changed because of the events that took place over three decades during The Troubles. We see how ‘The Troubles’ shaped not only the lives of those that lived through it but also the people of Strabane today.

Children will love Tom Thumb by Lyngo Theatre starring Patrick Lynch on Wednesday, May 16. The classic fairytale is performed entirely on and under a kitchen table and this wee wonder of a show is full of Lyngo magic and feathery spinning birds, a flying house and a portable forest.

MakeyUppers are here with Bedtime Stories with a twist. Once upon a time, two fair maidens dragged fairytales kicking and screaming into the 21st century in this sharp and original review of all things “happily ever after”. Follow the trail of breadcrumbs into the mind of the MakeyUppers where you will stumble across the stories you thought you knew…they may not be as sweet as you think. You cannot miss Sorcha Shanahan and Gemma Walker’s topical, hilarious, relevant and strikingly different show. Suitable for only 16 years only

DOMINIC KIRWAN

Dominic Kirwan makes a welcome return to the Alley after a two year break of touring. Dominic will be joined by a superb range of special guests including Lisa Stanley, Barry Kirwan, Carrie Benn, Leaanne Brennan and The Benn Sisters. Come along and hear tracks from his most recent album ‘May Country Favourites’.

SureStart present their Mental Health Seminar in partnership with Barnardos and The International Association of Infant Mental Health. Come along to this information session and learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES). You will also have the opportunity to watch the film “Resilience the Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope”. Guest speakers include Roberta Marshall, Barnardos and Nichola Doherty lead clinical psychologist with the Western Trust (IAIMH) This event is suitable for ‘Early Years Staff’, stakeholders or those who have an interest in early development.

Are you ready for ‘Time’? The Arts Academy are back and with a fantastic new original musical by David Oliver and Cat McGinty. This is a unique and colourful musical that sees Tom a hard working father transported through time and space to a world where kids have fun all day long. It is a fantasy world where thoughts and feelings manifest into real entities, however a dark force has also followed him to this world. What can it be?And does Tom know the true importance of time? Come along on a trip back through time to a 1990s inspired soundtrack and a musical that will delight the entire family. This exciting show features all the talent of the Arts Academy and showcases the superb and dynamic talent that is thriving in the Strabane area. A unique and entertaining musical not to be missed.

Tickets for all events are now available at the box office 028 71 384444 or online www.alley-theatre.com. The full summer programme is now available for download at www.alley-theatre.com/brochure/ and further updates will be available via fb.com/thealleytheatre and @TheAlleyTheatre on Twitter and @alley_theatre on Instagram. Follow us on Snapchat @thealleytheatre.

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