Sunny events at Market Place

The Market Place
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There’s a sunny new season of events now on sale at The Market Place Theatre in Armagh for July and August.

The John Hewitt International Summer School returns from July 27 to 31 with the customary line-up of readings, talks, workshops, discussions and debate from well-known writers, performers and esteemed speakers from across the UK, Ireland and beyond.

Mary Coughlan and The Nigel Mooney Organ Trio are two of the events taking place at The Market Place as part of the 7 Hills Blues Fest from August 6 to 9. Mary is one of Ireland’s most distinctive voices, effortlessly straddling jazz, blues, chanson and pop, while Nigel Mooney has been described by the BBC as ‘Ireland’s King Of The Blues’.

The ever-popular Belvoir Players will return on August 7 and 8 with the classic comedy farce, ‘Allo, ‘Allo’. Follow the escapades of Rene Artois as he keeps his hands full with trying to please his mistresses, wife, and the German soldiers who frequent his café, all whilst running a major underground operation for the Resistance.

This summer’s musical spectacular will be ‘The Wizard Of Oz’. Featuring a cast of the best young talent, wonderful sets, a live orchestra and some of the most memorable tunes ever written, the timeless story and characters will come to life in the most magical adventure of them all. Join Dorothy, Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow and of course, a whole host of Munchkins, on an incredible journey to ‘The Merry Old Land Of Oz’ from August 18 and 22.

Comedian Des Bishop will bring his critically acclaimed show, ‘Coming Home’ to The Market Place on August 27. In February 2013, Des went to China to try and learn enough Chinese to do stand-up comedy in Mandarin. This is his hilarious account of that trip, a fun-filled journey through a country we all need to know better.

Marie Jones’ comedy, ‘Fly Me To The Moon’ will be staged on 28th and 29th August, and tells the story of two care workers, who discover their elderly charge, Davey, has had a significant win on the horses, but he doesn’t know. The cash-strapped women are left with a mouth-watering dilemma when they learn that Davey won’t be around for a considerable time…

Tickets for all events can be booked by contacting the Box Office on [028] 3752 1821, or online at

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