New look for New Year at Hawks Wells

The new Hawk’s Well season brochure is jam-packed with a fantastic programme from January through to April 2012.

The new Hawk’s Well season brochure is jam-packed with a fantastic programme from January through to April 2012.

Theatre highlights include Druid’s production of Big Maggie, Carthaginians directed by Adrian Dunbar, Baglady featuring Maria McDermottroe, Icarus’ production of Macbeth and two award-winning one-man plays: Tom Crean – Antartic Explorer and Pat Kinevane’s Silent as well as a double bill performance of Joyced and Songs of Joyce on the 70th anniversary of the death of James Joyce.

Music lovers will be delighted to see performances lined up from The Teetotallers, Ruth Moody, Ashelin, Tommy Fleming, Eddi Reader, Freddie White, Máirtín O’Connor, Cathal Hayden & Séamie O’Dowd and the Kilfenora Céilí Band. Opera lovers will be delighted to hear that Opera Theatre Company will be bringing The Magic Flute to Sligo in February. Fans of musicals can look forward to Showstopper! The Improvised Musical in March while February is also a great month for Musicals - Sligo Fun Company will present All Shook Up followed by Sligo Musical Society’s Wizard of Oz. This follows performances in January from Sligo General Hospital Musical Society It’s Panto Jim, But not as we know it! and Sligo VEC’s Musical Night Out. Local Drama companies are back – Coolera Dramatic Society with Myra’s Story, and Everyman with Married Bliss.

Comedy favourites Neil Delamare and Colin Murphy take to the stage in March while Man 1 Bank 1, the one-man comedy show returns. Film also features in the programme with a special screening of the 1920s classic Salomé with a live score specially written for the film by Charlie Barber. Barnstorm Theatre Company bring A Murder of Crows to the Hawk’s Well for children in March while The Speks return to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. Other community favourites for children include Our Show 12 from the Avalon Centre, Gael Linn’s Coirm workshops and Feis Ceoil and Feis Shligigh in April.

Ever mindful of economic conditions, the Hawk’s Well has re-introduced Early Bird rates on many shows. Look out for the hawk symbol beside the name of the show and if you book before the 9th of January you can avail of the early bird rate! Friend’s (patrons) of the theatre also can avail of specially discounted rates for most shows.

The Hawk’s Well Theatre will be celebrating its 30th birthday in January 2012 and to celebrate this a new logo and identity for the theatre was designed by Daragh Stewart, son of Pauline Stewart who designed the original Hawk’s Well Theatre logo, 30 years ago! This new logo features on the front cover of the new season brochure and sees the return of the Hawk to the Hawk’s Well Theatre! A new look website will follow in January and January kicks off the birthday celebrations which will last throughout the year!

Each month the Hawk’s Well will feature a special Birthday Gig of the month. Druid marked the opening of the Hawk’s Well Theatre in January 1982 with their production of Much Ado About Nothing. Thirty years later, having gone from strength to strength they are back to celebrate the Hawk’s Well Theatre’s birthday with their production of Big Maggie by John B. Keane. February’s Birthday gig is Sligo Musical Society’s Wizard of Oz, while the Millenium Forum Derry’s production of Carthaginians is gig of the month in March. The Kilfenora Céilí Band help celebrate the Hawk’s Well’s birthday with a special Birthday Gig in April.

2012 will be a busy year at the Hawk’s Well Theatre. Come along and join in the celebrations!

 For further information call (071) 9161518.