April 2017 123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930 Apr 1stCLASS ACT SCHOOL OF SPEECH AND DRAMA ANNUAL SPRING SHOW Class Act present a perfect evening, full of singing, dancing and one or two "calamities" in between! Apr 4thMY COUNTRY: A Work In Progress Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre, collaborates with Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, on a new production about the EU referendum. Apr 8thTHE PLAYHOUSE 25TH ANNIVERSARY MASQUERADE BALL @THE GUILDHALL A magical night to celebrate the 25th Silver Anniversary of The Playhouse. Apr 11thBALANCHINE JEWELS George Balanchine’s evocation of the sparkle of emeralds, rubies and diamonds is a brilliant ballet classic. Apr 13thABIGAIL'S PARTY The Lifford Players present their take on Mike Leigh's classic comedy drama Apr 25thTWELFTH NIGHT Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity. Apr 26thJULIUS CAESER Julius Caesar begins the Roman series, with the politics of spin and betrayal turning to violence in a race to claim the empire, after the all-conquering Caesar returns from war. Apr 27thA Night with O’Day - Jezebel of Jazz Vocalists Joan Talbot and Ursula McHugh will take you on a mesmerising and magical journey celebrating the Anita O’Day Story Apr 27thTHE RETURN OF THE PLAYHOUSE JAZZ FESTIVAL SPEAKEASY The Speakeasy is back by popular demand for its fourth year! Apr 28thLINLEY HAMILTON QUARTET his will be a well-polished presentation with standards mixed with Bebop, contemporary tunes given a jazz treatment and more than a few surprises thrown in. A night not to be misse Apr 29thTHE HENRY GIRLS – A TRIBUTE TO THE BOSWELL SISTERS The Henry Girls have crafted a tribute show to The Boswell Sisters, who were the first sister jazz trio and a major influence on so many acts including Ella Fitzgerald and The Andr Apr 30thPaul McIntyre & Friends Paul McIntyre performs regularly at international jazz festivals and for numerous broadcasters. McIntyre is joined by double bassist Dave Fleming (Dublin) and drummer Kevin Brady(D Apr 30thPIANO MASTERCLASS WITH STEINWAY ARTIST ROBERT MITCHELL Join Robert Mitchell for an exciting workshop showcasing his many skills on the Steinway.