As the summer draws to a close, soon the darker autumn nights will arrive and with that comes a jam-packed programme at the Burnavon.
'Some Enchanted Evening’ presented by Stellar Voices on Saturday 9 September, brings Soprano Mairead Healy and Tenor David Curry together to perform an enchanting programme of Light Opera, Musical Theatre, Classical and Celtic song. The first musical offering of the new season, it’s sure to be an unmissable night.
A tribute to the King himself, we remember Elvis specially this year on the 40th anniversary of his death. ‘The Elvis Spectacular’ on Friday 29 September is a show put together by fans for fans. Fronted by Ciaran Houlihan and his 8 piece band, it’s sure to leave you ‘All Shook Up’.
The music continues as Mid Ulster’s very own Multi Emmy award winner, Eamonn McCrystal brings his critically acclaimed concert to the Burnavon on Saturday 4 November with special guests Chloe Agnew (original member of Celtic woman) and Cookstown Youth Choir. Following his successful ‘Coast to Coast’ tour of the United States, this is a concert you won’t want to miss.
Another locally put together act that have had international success, More Power to Your Elbow celebrate 25 years on the road with their ‘25 year Anniversary Tour’ stopping off at the Burnavon on Saturday 18 November. Mid Ulster natives, this Celtic rock band have enthralled thousands all around the world. Like their well-known hit “Back to Tyrone”, where better to celebrate 25 successful years than at the Burnavon.
The annual Cookstown comedy festival is back in a new time slot this October, and it’s better than ever! Starring May McFettridge, ‘Dirty Dusting’ will take to the stage on Thursday 5 October with a riotously funny, heart-warming comedy. The laughs don’t stop there, cutting edge comedian Andrew Maxwell will perform on Friday 6 October and Seann Walsh with his ‘One for the Road’ tour on Saturday 7 October. Both with incredible performing records including Live at the Apollo (BBC) and Celebrity Juice (ITV2), the Burnavon is delighted to welcome them to Cookstown.
Ballet Ireland will also treat us to their brand new autumn production. On Saturday 11 November one of the greatest love stories of all time, the classic story of Romeo and Juliet will be brought to life. A modern retelling of a classic ballet, this ballet will enchant and captivate audiences of all ages.
As we approach the festive season, Mid Ulster’s premier craft event, the Winter Craft and Food Fair is back on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November. Promising to be bigger and better than ever, why not complete your Christmas shopping all under one roof at this year’s craft and food fair.
Finally, kicking off 2018 with a bang is this year’s panto, ‘Pinocchio: The Pantomime’ by Stewartstown Amateur Dramatic Society. Following two successful years in the Burnavon, director Brian Morgan will tug on your heart strings with the story of a lovable wooden puppet who longs to be a real boy. Running from Friday 5 - Saturday 27 January, please book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
With stand-up comedy, live music and entertainment and a new series of workshops for adults and children, there’s sure to be something for everyone to brighten up the dark autumn months at the Burnavon.
For more information on the new season programme, download it from the website, www.burnavon.com or collect your free copy at the Burnavon’s Box Office, Burn Road, Cookstown. Tickets can be purchased through Box Office on 028 8676 9949 or online. Become a fan on Facebook for all the latest news and reminders of what’s on and a glimpse of behind the scenes during the season.