The Simon Ryan Theatre presents ‘What Happened to Bridgie Cleary’

On Tuesday, September 16th the Simon Ryan Theatre is hosting Bottom Dog Theatre’s ‘What Happened to Bridgie Cleary’.

On Tuesday, September 16th the Simon Ryan Theatre is hosting Bottom Dog Theatre’s ‘What Happened to Bridgie Cleary’.

This superb production, written by the much-respected Tom MacIntyre, tells the story of Bridgie Cleary.

The story is based on the real-life tale of a seamstress burnt to death by her husband in rural Tipperary in 1895. Cleary claimed that his wife had been bewitched by fairies and replaced with a changeling. He was jailed for manslaughter. The unusual case was reported worldwide and inspired a rhyme, which is chanted by Bridgie in outbursts during the play,’Are you a witch or are you a fairy, or are you the wife of Mikey Cleary?’

Phil Coulter

On Saturday, November 15th the Simon Ryan Theatre is delighted and proud to host Phil Coulter in concert with special guest Geraldine Branagan. Ticket cost €25 (€22.50 for group bookings).

Phil Coulter, who hails from Derry, is a one of Ireland’s most respected musicians, songwriters and record producers. He was awarded the Gold Badge from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors in October 2009. Coulter has amassed 23 platinum discs, 39 gold discs, 52 silver discs, two Grand Prix Eurovision awards; five Ivor Novello Awards, which includes Songwriter of the Year; three American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers awards; a Grammy Nomination; a Meteor Award, a National Entertainment Award and a Rose d’or d’Antibes.

Fashion Show

Preparations are underway for the Friends of the Simon Ryan Theatre fundraising fashion show.

This latest initiative, as part of the on-going fundraising for Tipperary Excel Arts Centre, will see part of the proceeds going to the Irish Injured Jockey Emergency Fund.

This highly-anticipated event will feature trends for autumn-winter 2014. Do not miss out and cause a fashion faux pas!

Cocktail hour at 7pm. Show opens at 8pm and will be conclude with an auction. Full details to be announced shortly including confirmed date .