Millennium Forum Announces Spring/Summer Season

The Derry venue's new programme of events takes in West End favourites, top class musical concerts and a variety of live entertainment for younger audiences

The Millennium Forum has announced its new season of events for the Spring/Summer Season of 2017, with a brochure spanning from May to August now open for bookings at the venue's box office.

The new season begins with City of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival headliner, Imelda May, who has added a second night on May 1. The Walled City Tattoo also returns with their magical rousing beats while there’s more music with The Magic of Motown in the same month. Country music's Nathan Carter is back this season as are acclaimed traditional musicians Paul Brady and Andy Irvine on their 40th anniversary tour.

The headline West End show this season is Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat, starring X Factor winner Joe McElderry, which makes a welcome return to the Derry venue in May/June.

Meanwhile, younger audiences are well catered for with the stage production of the classic nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty in May. The producers of Room on the Broom also return with We're Going on a Bear Hunt - Live On Stage, in June. The latter is direct from a smash hit West End season and international tour, and brings Michael Rosen’s award-winning book vividly to the stage.

The Forum’s annual youth arts festival, Interact, returns this summer, with a developed format bringing the best the festival has to offer for 12-21 year-olds. Young people are on stage again this season with the return of the Youth Musical in August and their production of the much-loved musical, West Side Story.

The Walled City Music Festival presents a gala concert in June featuring legendary flautist James Galway and an acclaimed line-up of musicians. In addition, the Forum welcomes Foyle Opera in their inaugural performance of Carmen in August.

The May to Aug 2017 season of events has just opened for booking at the Millennium Forum Box Office. Telephone 028 7126 4455 or visit www.millenniumforum.co.uk for bookings.