06 Oct 2022

Busy new season launched at Longford's Backstage Theatre

Busy new season launched at Longford's Backstage Theatre

After a record number of sold out shows this season, 2017 is gearing up to be yet another busy year for Backstage Theatre. 

They will be drawing 2016 to a close this week with a sold out performance of 'The Nutcracker' from Ballet Ireland this evening, Wednesday and a performance from the charismatic Swing Cats tomorrow, Thursday. Ballet Ireland will be making a welcome return in May with Giselle with tickets for this already moving.  

2017 kicks off with the return of Jon Kenny and Mary McEvoy  for another showing of 'The Matchmaker'.  Also on the drama front is Mikel Murfi with ‘I Hear You and Rejoice,’ the long awaited follow-up to 'The Man In The Woman’s Shoes', and Seamus O’Rourke with his new play 'My Aunt Bee'.

CoisCéim Dance Theatre are leading the fore in the family fun stakes with the critically acclaimed 'The Wolf and Peter'.  Meanwhile Fidget Feet, Ireland’s answer to Cirque du Soleil, will be bringing 'Strange Feathers', a spellbinding show for schools, and an evening performance of  'Hang On'. 

There are plenty of laughs in store with Youtube sensations Foil Arms and Hog, and Conal Gallen will be touching down with his 'Only Joking' tour.

On the music front, there is the enigmatic Jack L, fresh from his hugely successful tour of America. 

 Having sold out shows across the globe for the last 25 years, with their Queen Tribute concerts, 'Flash Harry' will be drawing the spring season to a close on Friday, April  28.    

Lots of local talent will be taking to the stage with Backstage Youth Theatre’s ever popular post-Christmas panto 'Prince Handsome';  Backstage Theatre Group's 'Same Old Moon' and St Mel’s Musical Society's 'All Shook Up', as well as their collaboration with Evolution Stage School; 'A Night On Broadway'. 

Details and tickets for all shows are available on 043 33 47888, from Farrell & Coy in Longford town or online on

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