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Belltable and Lime Tree Theatre launch Autumn Programme

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Lime Tree Theatre Launch Autumn Programme with Róisín Meaney, author, Louise Donlon, Director of Lime Tree Theatre and Belltable, Mary Noonan, Board of lime Tree Theatre, Colm O’Brien, Chairman of the Lime Tree Theatre Ciara Ní Shuilleabhain and Judi Curtin, children’s author pictured outside the Belltable. Picture by Cian Reinhardt/ilovelimerick.

The Lime Tree Theatre and Belltable along with authors Róisín Meaney and Judi Curtin have launched their autumn programme which promises to be their busiest season yet, including a children’s festival, the much loved Cinema programme among many more events planned for the calendar.

Louise Donlan, Colm O’Brien, Marketa Dowling and children’s author Judi Curtin were all present to unveil the Autumn programme to a packed Belltable which is under the management of the Lime Tree Theatre this year.

Speaking at the event, Louise Donlan said they aim to “provide a balance of work” that will give audiences shows they have already seen but also the opportunity to introduce patrons to new works.

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The Belltable and Lime Tree Theatre launch Autumn Programme: Colm O’Brien, Chairman of the Lime Tree Theatre pictured with Róisín Meaney, author, at the Belltable Limerick. Picture by Cian Reinhardt/ilovelimerick.

Ms Donlan made specific mention of Sir Michael Parkinson who will be appearing for one night only at the Lime Tree Theatre. The Lime Tree Manager said, “That is a key part for me, to make the Lime Tree a premier venue so that when people think about coming to Ireland, it is not just to Dublin, but to key venues in cities around the island.”

Speaking about the Lime Tree Theatre partnership with the Belltable, Lime Tree Theatre chairman, Colm O’Brien said, “I believe we [Lime Tree Theatre] are caretaking the Belltable, guiding them, and passing them onto a group of individuals who can take them to the next level.”

Programme Manager for the Belltable – who earlier this year announced an initiative which aims to have the Belltable help produce shows as well as host them– Spoke with pride of the Autumn programme created by the companies.

Belltable and Lime Tree Theatre launch Autumn programme. Louise Donlan, Director of Lime Tree Theatre addresses the crowd at the Belltable Limerick. Picture by Cian Reinhardt/ilovelimerick.

Belltable and Lime Tree Theatre launch Autumn programme. Louise Donlan, Director of Lime Tree Theatre addresses the crowd at the Belltable Limerick. Picture by Cian Reinhardt/ilovelimerick.

“I am particularly delighted about the partnerships and collaborations that we have forged over the past few months,” said Ms Dowling. “Our SEE for Cinema programme now hosts films created by Limerick Arts and Culture Exchange (LACE),” she added.

The films mentioned, Ms Dowling explained were short ten-minute films that work as a “curtain raiser” before the main film at the SEE for Cinema events take place. The short films aim to show audiences the quality of local talent in Limerick.

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