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Arts News

the forge players

The Simon Ryan Theatre in the Tipperary Excel will host The Forge Players' (Ballyglass) production of 'Arsenic and Old Lace' on Friday, January 22nd and Saturday, January 23rd.

Adapted from a classic American play written by playwright Joseph Otto Kesselring, 'Arsenic and Old Lace' is a farcical black comedy revolving around the Brewster family, descended from the 'Mayflower', but now composed of insane homicidal maniacs.

The hero, Mortimer Brewster, is a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, NY as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves.

Early booking is strongly recommended for this production. Please contact the theatre box office on 062 80520 for further details.

Tipperary Musical society

The Simon Ryan Theatre in the Tipperary Excel will host the Tipperary Musical Society's 2016 production of 'Evita' from Monday, February 22nd to Saturday, February 27th.

'Evita', the internationally recognised musical by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, concentrates on the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón.

The story follows Evita's early life, her rise to power, charity work and eventual death.

The musical began as a rock opera concept album released in 1976. Its success led to productions in London's West End in 1978, winning the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical and on Broadway a year later, where it was the first British musical to receive the Tony Award for Best Musical.

This has been followed by a string of professional tours and worldwide productions and numerous cast albums, as well as a major motion picture file in 1996 starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas.

The musical was revived in London in 2006 and on Broadway in 2012 and toured the UK again in 2013-14 before running for 55 West End performances.

Early booking is strongly recommended for this production. Please contact the Excel theatre box office on 062 80520 for further details.

cloughjordan cineclub

The first Cloughjordan Cineclub community film screening of 2016 will take place in the Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre in Cloughjordan on Sunday, January 17th at 8pm.

This month's film is 'Cobain: Montage of Heck' which is the authorised documentary, written and directed by Brett Morgen, about the life and times of former Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain - the file follows his career from the early days in Aberdeen, Washington to his success and ultimate downfall with Nirvana.

Contact the Cloughjordan Cineclub via email on cloughjordancineclub@gmail.com.