St John’s Theatre have entertainment for all throughout August

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Lixnaw’s amateur drama group bring Murder in the Red Barn on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th August. Memory Lane Theatre go on a journey back in time to the golden era of the ‘fit-ups’ – family run, travelling theatre companies that toured Ireland presenting top quality entertainment, long before the advent of theatres.

Ballybunion playwright Richard Walsh is currently collaborating with experimental New York theatre company The New York City Players to create a new play called Westies and will present a rehearsed reading of their play at St. John’s Theatre & Arts Centre on Thursday 18th August at 7pm. Attendance is free of charge.

On Friday 19th, all the way from Connemara come Clann Uí Flatharta, four siblings who are accomplished multi-instrumentalists, singers and dancers. They stilled the nation when they appeared on the Late Late Show with a lament dedicated to the late Aisling Murphy earlier this year. They take to the church stage for a wonderful evening of Irish traditional celebration.

On Saturday 20th August at 12 noon, pop into the theatre for the launch of Fangled Fruit and Fairy Tales, an exhibition showcasing artwork by Susan Hitching and Margaret Kennedy.

For an evening of wild laughter, high class singing and low brow comedy, don’t miss Betti & Bruce on Friday 26th August. They love nothing more than entertaining audiences with their hilarious showbiz tales featuring the music of old pals like Shirley Bassey, Dean Martin, David Bowie and many more.
To close out the month Red Hurley and his band play on Saturday 27th August for what promises to be a great night of entertainment. Red is considered to be one of the finest performers Ireland has ever produced and we look forward to welcoming him back to Listowel.

All tickets available from box office 068 22566 or www.stjohnstheatre.ie