Treats for stage and screen arrive at Armagh’s Market Place Theatre

The best in independent stage and screen performances arrive at The Market Place Theatre in Armagh next week.

Thursday, 11th November 2021, 11:37 am

On Wednesday November 17, a real tour de force arrives on stage, evocatively depicting the Jacobean world in which William Shakespeare created his works of genius. London was dangerous in 1606. William Shakespeare is isolated in his rooms to avoid contagion. Rampant plague spreads death while bewildered citizens try any quack remedy to halt its progress. Meanwhile, Mister Shakespeare is trying to cope. Actors shout for new roles; playwrights beg to collaborate; his brother whines for help, his wife wants her marriage back; his lover wants ...love. Despite the clamour, Shakespeare is inspired to write at least three of the masterpieces we know today, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra and Macbeth.

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On Friday November 19, a gem of a film will be screened. ‘Nowhere Special’ features James Norton and Daniel Lamont in this heartfelt Belfast-set drama about a single father determined to do the best by his son before he dies.

Tickets can be booked through the Box Office on [028] 3752 1821, or online at www.visitarmagh.com/marketplacetheatre