The Millennium Forum has just announced its new season of events for Autumn/Winter of this year.
The season opens with acclaimed Irish folk favourite Christy Moore for two nights on 2nd and 3rd September. Music is a central part of the Millennium Forum programme and local fans can look forward to hearing Peter Corry when he returns after a long break with the much loved ‘Masters of the Musicals’ in October. Legendary crooner Tony Christie, (famous for ‘Amarillo’ and ‘Avenue and Alleyways’) arrives for his debut here in November while in the same month, Derry’s very own The Undertones celebrate their 40th anniversary as a band with what is sure to be an unforgettable night in their home city.
Also featuring this season are Foster and Allen, Nathan Carter and The. For something different, why not enjoy an evening of Mozart Masterpieces with the ‘Magical Mozart By. This season, a wide range of the best in stand-up comedy is on offer by Sean Lock who returns with his new show in October, while host of ‘Live At The Apollo’, Hal Cruttenden debuts on the Forum stage in the same month. Internationally acclaimed, Jimeoin is back in November while Channel 4 favourite, Jimmy Carr makes a welcome return for what is sure to be another sell-out show. Comedy newcomer, Romesh Ranganathan takes to the Forum stage in December.
The Force will be with us when an all new ‘Invasion Derry’ returns for another weekend of fantastic photo opportunities for Star Wars fans in September.
The first ever touring production of ‘Celtic the Musical’ will arrive, telling the story of a world famous sporting institution, a people’s club, and showcases a musical history of Celtic Football Club. The UK Tour of ‘Blood Brothers’ stops off at the Forum for one week in October. Written by Willy Russell and featuring a superb score, the legendary play tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.
International multi-award winning singer Tommy Fleming takes to the stage for his first major acting role in the hit drama/musical ‘Paddy’ which returns by popular demand. There is local drama with the return of the well-known ‘Packie’s Wake’; there are two new plays by local playwrights, Jonathan Burgess’ ‘Divided by history United by Music’ and Brian Foster’s ‘When the Bogside Spinster met the Cardonagh Stud’.
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the Millennium Forum pantomime and this year’s ‘Cinderella’ is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet with another stellar cast, a fabulous script, an amazing set and even more special effects. It’s fun for all the family from aged 4 – 94.
The Sept-Dec 2016 season will open for bookings at 9am on Thurs 14th July through the millennium Forum box Office and online at www.millenniumforum.co.uk