Causeway Chronicle

What’s happening at the Riverside

In these supercharged socio-political times the challenge is more and more becoming separating what’s true and what’s real. Lucille Hunter proudly proclaimed “It’s easy to see through shit, the hard part is pretending you haven’t.” Join Reginald D. Hunter for an hour of exploring this phenomena in this progressive work in a pre-next-variant world. As seen on Live at the Apollo, HIGNFY, and 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

12th & 13th October 2023
 Have you been missing Bridesmaids Becky? Worry no more! Because bonkers Becky from the smash hit, Bridesmaids of Northern Ireland is back – and this time it’s SHE who is getting married! Alongside her little sister Katie and her Mum Sally, Becky heads to Ibiza for her ‘away hen’. Between meeting every ex Becky’s ever dated, being put through their paces by a ‘beefy’ Scottish aerobics instructor and spending the night banged up abroad, Becky’s ‘Hen Do’ inevitably gets wild. To top it all, Becky and her sister learn that their mum never had the chance to have her own Hen Do and conspire to give their Mum the time of her life.

The Illegals
Saturday 14th October Let us take you back to 1980: …Eagles and Fleetwood Mac served-up two of the best live double-albums of all time. Widely regarded as one of the best live tribute acts in the country, The Illegals are back at in 2022 with their ever-popular classic-rock revival show replicating the sound of the world’s two greatest rock bands. The best of two legendary bands in one night – and a little more besides. Songs like “Hotel California”, “Go Your Own Way”, “Life In The Fast Lane”, “Don’t Stop”, “Take It Easy”, “Say That You Love Me”, “Last Resort, “The Chain” and “New Kid In Town”

Ulster Orchestra: Fire and Ice  – The Diamond Hall – Thursday 16th November 2023 The Ulster Orchestra is delighted to return to Coleraine for this exciting concert featuring our charismatic Music Director, Daniele Rustioni, along with his wife, acclaimed violinist, Francesca Dego! On the face of things, this concert contrasts the fire of Dvořák’s fast and furious Slavonic Dances and his Seventh Symphony (arguably his greatest), both of which are inspired by his Czech homeland, with the crystalline Finnish cool of Sibelius’s Violin Concerto. But the works have more in common than you might think, as Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony was a particular inspiration for Sibelius as he wrote his only concerto. Clara Schumann’s Romances for Violin create a beautiful moment of intimacy and poignancy amidst this concert’s dramatic peaks.

Ralph McTell: From There to Here
3rd November 2023Ralph McTell has been a lifelong friend of Ireland, its music, and its people. Next year sees the Streets of London composer celebrate his 80th birthday and to mark his special year he is recording a new album with some of Ireland’s finest artists in a unique collaboration that affirms his connection with and love for the music and culture of Ireland. ‘From There to Here’ is an evocation of Ireland, its music and culture through the words and music of Ralph McTell. Featuring performances by some of Ireland’s most celebrated actors and musicians. 

Emer Maguire: One for the Road
4th November 2023
 ‘Emer Maguire is one of the most unique comic prospects in the country.’– BELFAST TELEGRAPH‘A person so relatable, daft and plain old funny – there’s no need for fake wigs or silly voices. Just Emer, unfiltered – a truly Hilarious Human.’ - DAILY MIRROR‘An indie Victoria Wood’– BBC Emer Maguire flawlessly blends laugh out loud musical comedy, science, and Northern Irish charm. Her debut solo show Emer Maguire: Hilarious Humans enjoyed a sell-out run at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.Coming to Riverside Theatre audiences for the first time this Autumn.

Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson