Ballymena is home to the wonderful Ad Hoc Theatre group who have been performing, directing, writing brilliant dramas and comedies for many years in out town. The group are currently busy rehearsing for their next big performance …. which is not to be missed. Ad Hoc Theatre Group Ballymena - Holmes and Watson (By Royal Appointment)

The Ad Hoc Theatre group will be performing a brand new comedy from Tom Sampson. ‘Holmes and Watson (By Royal Appointment) features the character from Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous stories in a situation where yo have never seen them before.

Ad Hoc Theatre Group Ballymena – Holmes and Watson (By Royal Appointment)

Ad Hoc Theatre Group Ballymena - Holmes and Watson (By Royal Appointment)The show features Conan Doyle’s dynamic duo battling to ensure that Queen Victoria’s visit to The Music Hall is an uninterrupted success – if only! The Royal Command performance, featuring saucy songstress Marie Lloyd, tests the ingenuity and mettle of Holmes and his sidekick Doctor Watson as sabotage rears its ugly head in the form of ‘The Anti-Filth League’. Laughs and shocks abound in this irreverent take on the classic detective partnership.

‘Holmes and Watson (By Royal Appointment)’ will be staged at The Old Courthouse Theatre, Antrim. We have it on good authority that you are sure for a great laugh and a brilliant night out.

The show is set for Thursday 25th & Friday 26th May at 7.30pm with tickets costing £8 & £6. You can find out more inforamtion from the Ad Hoc Theatre Group Facebook page – please click here to follow them and keep up to date with their latest work.

And you never know, you might be inspired to get involved too. The group meet every Thursday night at the Braid Arts Centre and membership is free. Enthusiasm is all that is required-acting experience is not necessary and the Ad Hoc Theatre will give you opportunities for performing, directing, writing and developing back-stage skills.

You can join the group as an observer, if being on stage is not your thing help is always needed backstage with costuming, make-up, staging etc, You can be as actively involved as you wish. Again more details can be found on the Ad Hoc Theatre Company Facebook page.

Well done to all the Ad Hoc Theatre group members on your successes so far. Break a leg!