Coleraine’s Riverside Theatre has two, great contrasting shows coming up in the next three weeks, having now opened its autumn 2014 season in earnest.
Starring in 50 Shades of Re, White and Blue is actress Leesa Harker – making her Riverside debut on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 16-17, nightly at 8pm.
This is a strictly adults-only comedy show, which has an interesting background. Her Facebook postings had Northern Ireland infits of laughter last summer. It all started as a joke when Leesa Harker wrote a Belfast-based spoof of Fifty Shades of Grey.
Very soon it went viral and had 29,000 followers! Fifty Shades of Red, White and Blue tells the story of loveable Maggie Muff and her search for love, featuring laugh-out-loud characters such as big Sally Ann, Sinead the Greener and of course, the mysterious Mr Red White and Blue himself!
This comedy production contains adult humour and strong language and is probably unsuitable for under 18s.
And hot on the heels of this event comes a return visit to the Theatre of the fabulous Illegals and their amazing Eurovision soloist Niamh Kavanagh.
The Illegals take over Riverside’s stage, for one night only, at 8pm on Saturday, September 20.
This show, entitled A Common Thread, sees the band belting out a superb set from the Big Two and ‘connected’ others from the West Coast sound. Audiences really love the Illegals live – an entertaining night of vocal harmony, superb musicianship, unforgettable songs and great fun - served up by a band at the top of its game.
You’ll hear classic tracks from Linda Rondstadt, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt and others as well as all the top favourites from Eagles and Fleetwood Mac: Hotel California, The Chain, Desperado, Dreams and more.
Riverside’s brand new online sales system will be activated very soon now but, in the meantime, you can book tickets in person by calling the Box Office on Coleraine (02870) 123 123. Details of opening times are given both in a recorded message on that number – or clearly, on www.riversidetheatre.org.uk