New Season at Millennium Forum

Full programme of events announced for the Derry venue's autumn and winter months, from debut productions to returning favourites

The Millennium Forum has announced its new season of events to see out the remainder of 2016 from September through December, open for bookings from 9.00am on Thursday, July 14.

The season opens with acclaimed Irish folk favourite Christy Moore performing back to back nights on September 2 and 3. Music is a central part of the programme and Forum fans can look forward to hearing Peter Corry when he returns after a long break with the much-loved Masters of the Musicals in October.

Legendary crooner Tony Christie, (famous for ‘Amarillo’ and ‘Avenue and Alleyways’) arrives for his Derry debut in November while the same month sees The Undertones celebrate their 40th anniversary as a band with what is sure to be an unforgettable night in their home city.

Also featuring before the year is out are country and folk favourites Foster and Allen, Nathan Carter and The Fureys. For something different, classical music lovers can enjoy an evening of romantic compositions in Magical Mozart By Candlelight

As always the Forum provides the stage for some of the biggest names touring in stand-up comedy with new dates from Sean Lock and Live at the Apollo host Hal Cruttenden both in October. November sees the return of famed NI export Jimeoin as well as another expected sell-out from Jimmy Carr, before TV regular Romesh Ranganathan headlines in December.

The Force will be strong in September when an all new Invasion Derry returns for another weekend of epic photo opportunities for Star Wars fans, the first since the blockbuster franchise reawoken in 2015.

The first ever touring production of Celtic The Musical arrives in the cityside venue this season, showcasing the story and musical history of a world famous sporting institution and a people’s club.

The UK tour of Blood Brothers stops off at the Forum for one week in October. Written by Willy Russell, and featuring a superb score, the acclaimed West End musical tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.

International multi-award winning singer Tommy Fleming will also take to the stage for his first major acting role in the hit drama/musical Paddy, back by popular demand. There is local drama with the return of the well-known Packie's Wake, as well as two new plays by local playwrights, Jonathan Burgess’ Divided By History United By Music and Brian Foster’s When The Bogside Spinster Met The Carndonagh Stud.

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the Millennium Forum pantomime and this year’s Cinderella is shaping up amongst the best across the country. Its stellar cast, fabulous script, amazing set and special effects guarantees fun for all the family from ages 4 – 94.

For more information on each event and ticket booking visit www.millennumforum.co.uk or call 028 7126 4455.