Comedy, country &western and a Jane Austen classic

William Caulfield.
William Caulfield.

If it’s a varied programme of arts and entertainment you’re looking for this week, then go no further than Coleraine’s Riverside – which has three different productions on, one of which is bound to tickle the fancy of the theatre’s many different supporters.

On Thursday, October 9 at 8pm, Britain’s Hotbuckle Theatre Company will be presenting a dramatised version of the classic novel by Jane Austen, Persuasion.

Beautifully romantic, touchingly funny and often unbearably poignant, Austen’s most personal novel is brought to Coleraine for the first time on stage.

Following on from the success of David Copperfield ‘superb... a master class in stage adaptation’, Les Miserables ‘…pure brilliance’ and Great Expectations‘ …outstanding’, the Regency world explodes into life with Hotbuckle’s trademark ensemble style.

And on the very next night, Friday, October 10, sees NI’s favourite comedy star of TV, stage and radio, William Caulfield, who is presenting his brand new show.

The award nominated comedian, well known from his BBC TV series ‘Our William’ and his Radio Ulster comedy shows ‘It’s William Caulfield so it is’ has formulated his all new show for 2014.

As if that wasn’t enough, he will be parading the beloved comedy characters of Lily O’condriac, wee Sammy the schoolboy, Billy Hulk, Orange Lil, big Derek the Ballymena man and the ever drunk Willie Simpson in brand new sketches as well!

With William in command, a night of laugh out loud laughter is guaranteed.

And completing the week, at 8pm on Saturday, October 11, it’s a night of craic and Country and Western with Farmer Dan and Friends, in the ensemble’s brand new stage show, in a first for the Riverside.

The ever popular Hilltown man is set to polish the wellies and take to the stage as he relaunches his exciting new band to the delight of dancers, jivers and such up and down the country of Ireland and beyond.

A perfect night for all country fans!

To make a telephone booking, please call Louise, Riverside’s Box Office Manager direct, on 02870 123 123.