James Nesbitt and Paddy Kielty bound for Riverside

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THE Riverside Theatre in Coleraine will see some exciting activity over the next few weeks.

James Nesbitt, one of the stage and screen’s most instantly recognisable stars and Coleraine export will be visiting Riverside for a Chat Show appearance on the night of Tuesday, November 6.

Readers will remember that James was installed as Chancellor of the University of Ulster, in a ceremony in Riverside two years ago.

For the first time in Coleraine, and in celebration of the theatre’s 35th Birthday during 2012, Riverside is delighted that James has agreed to speak about his life and work to date, in conversation with Dr Kevin De Ornellas, also of the University of Ulster. Kevin De Ornellas is well known to Riverside regulars, as he is the theatre’s principal deliverer of pre-show talks.

This exciting event will be open to the public and tickets are now available.

The Riverside is delighted that Patrick Kielty has kindly agreed to return with his brand new show, which sold out in August, to accommodate those many people who missed out last time.

He’s back by public demand, for one night only, on Friday, October 26 at 8pm, so please don’t miss it!

London Classic Theatre is back in Coleraine this week with the funniest comedy in the English Language: The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde.

This theatrical masterpiece is widely-acknowledged as one of the greatest comedies in the English Language. Wonderful characters, sparkling dialogue, gloriously improbable plot twists and a sprinkling of romance - The Importance of Being Earnest has it all.

LCT promises to bring this 19th century classic to vivid, extravagant life with our customary flair, attention to detail, high-quality casting and impeccable production values.

And finally, “The Wee Man From Strabane” – Hugo Duncan – will be playing Riverside on Saturday evening with his brand new touring show – a brilliant evening of country music and comedy.

A host of country stars including - Box Car Brian ‘Scania 143’, the yodelling gentleman of country Kenny Archer singing classic old time country.

Ann Breen star of ‘Pal of My Cradle Days’ and the velvet voice of Frankie McBride singing his hits including ‘Five Little Fingers’ and ‘Burning Bridges’. Join Hugo for a classic night of country.

Tickets for all Riverside shows can be purchased online, by logging onto: www.riversidetheatre.org.uk