Father Ted is brought back to life at Newcastle Community Cinema

Father Ted is brought back to life at Newcastle Community Cinema

18 July 2018

TWO Father Ted stars can be found in Newcastle on Friday as part of another sizzling weekend of live entertainment in the town.

Joe Rooney (Father Damo) and Patrick McDonnell (Eoin McLove) are bringing their comedy tribute act ‘Further Ted’ to Newcastle Community Cinema.

This is followed by the ‘Illegals’ fronted by Newcastle Summer Season favourite Niamh Kavanagh on Saturday.

‘Further Ted’ brings two of the most memorable characters from the popular series ‘Father Ted’ together for a night of comedy, improvisation, music —  and a chance for audience members to compete in a ‘Lovely Girls’ competition.

You don’t have to be a girl to enter and the winner gets a luxury cruise in a boat of their own making and a full set of bespoke rubber gloves.

Joe Rooney and Patrick McDonnell are renowned stand-up comedians who never fail to put on a unique and hilarious night of comedy. 

Making their annual appearance on Friday is The Illegals with their unique ‘Rumours of Hotel California’ show in celebration of two classic rock albums from two iconic rock bands – The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac.

Led by Niamh Kavanagh, The Illegals take their audience on journey with soulful harmonies, exciting riffs, blistering guitars and unforgettable songs like ‘Gold Dust Woman’, ‘Last Resort’, ‘Go Your Own Way’, ‘Life in the Fast Lane’, ‘Dreams’, ‘The Chain’ and ‘Hotel California’. 

Both shows start at 8pm at Newcastle Community Cinema and doors open from 7pm.

For further information and to purchase tickets, contact Down Arts Centre box office on 028 4461 0747 or Newcastle Visitor Information Centre on 028 4372 2222.

Full programme details are also available online at www.downartscentre.com.