Theatre continues to grow its reputation

Mark Adamson, Magical Musical Theatre performer, with Kathryn Moore, Campbell Dixon (right) and Cllr Pat McCudden and Roberta McCudden at Theatre at The Mill's second anniversary celebrations on Wednesday, February 1. INNT 06-507CON
Mark Adamson, Magical Musical Theatre performer, with Kathryn Moore, Campbell Dixon (right) and Cllr Pat McCudden and Roberta McCudden at Theatre at The Mill's second anniversary celebrations on Wednesday, February 1. INNT 06-507CON
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Two years on and Theatre at The Mill continues to spool colourful threads of arts and entertainment, growing a solid reputation as the place to go for nights out in the Newtownabbey area.

The theatre, constructed as part of a £13 million development project at Newtownabbey Borough Council’s Mossley Mill headquarters, has hosted more than 300 performances since it opened in February 2010, selling in excess of 70,000 tickets.

Attracting live performances from the biggest names in the local, national and international arts scene such as Peter Corry, Phil Coulter and Scottish Dance Theatre, the 400-seat venue has also been responsible for producing some first time theatrical experiences for the Northern Ireland public, including professional premieres of The King & I and Sweeney Todd.

The team at Theatre at The Mill have also produced seven of their own shows during the past year, including the acclaimed youth production of Oklahoma, which has provided a unique element to the theatre’s programming.

Full story and more pictures of the birthday celebrations at the theatre in this week’s Times...