Two shows with Roscommon roots for Arts Centre

Later this month Roscommon Arts Centre brings two cabaret-style shows to the stage from two Roscommon natives who are making names for themselves in their chosen professions!

  Ballaghaderreen’s Julie Sharkey last graced the Arts Centre stage in Nomad’s ‘The Far Off Hills’ where she gave a magnificent performance, playing several comedic characters in this wonderful show. This time around Julie returns with her own one-woman show ‘A Game Called Lucy Finally Wins’.

  The star performer in this fun show is Lucy (played by Julie), our game show host and you’re invited to join in. This entertaining evening of stories, raffles, quizzes, musical treats and a little audience participation, is how the actress cleverly conveys the tales of Lucy’s life.  And being a game show, there has to be a prize – that’s if Lucy will part with the prize – a ‘mostly full’ box of Roses!

  The show takes place on Thursday, 23rd of June at 8 pm, with limited seating capacity and tickets are now on sale.

  Tarmonbarry native Darren O’Toole (pictured) was just nineteen when he moved to London last year. His show ‘Video (and Pictures) Killed the Radio Star’ is a mix-up of stand-up comedy and poetry and focuses on ‘Dapper Darren’s’ journey from living in Roscommon to moving to London and becoming an Internet star. The show tells the ups and downs of Darren’s journey including why he got booed onto the stage at the Reading Festival “for being from Roscommon”, hanging out with Russell Brand, becoming one of London’s “most listened to” radio presenters and then getting fired from radio!

  Darren’s show takes place on Saturday, June 25th at 8 pm and tickets are now on sale at the arts centre box office for both shows on 0906 625924 or at