Comedy

The 5 Stages of Stendhal Syndrome

Stendhal syndrome is a psychosomatic disorder that causes rapid heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, confusion and even hallucinations when an individual is exposed to an experience of great personal significance, particularly viewing art. Writer and music aficionado Aine Cronin McCartney takes a look at the five stages of Stendhal Syndrome at Stendhal Festival. Visit https://ainecroninmccartney.com/ for more of...

David O’Doherty to headline Stendhal Comedy Line-up

Award Winning Stand-up Comedian David O’Doherty is set to headline the comedy bill at this year’s Stendhal Festival, in what has been described as a “Dream booking” by festival organisers. The Music and Arts Festival which takes place at Ballymully Cottage Farm, Limavady, on August 11 and 12 has already announced a stellar line-up of musical talent...

Craggy Island comes to Stendhal for Comedy Showcase

Stendhal Festival is delighted to announce that the comedy line-up for this year’s multi-award winning event is nothing short of heaven sent. Joe Rooney and Patrick McDonnell are two of Ireland’s finest funny-men both of whom shot to prominence after unforgettable guest turns in the incomparable Channel 4 comedy series, Father Ted. The characters of Father Damo and...

Tease-O-Rama is back!

Belfast's Tease-O-Rama is back and bigger than ever for their third year at Stendhal.  Bringing you a bevy of delights, these burlesque beauties tease with a touch of comedy and a hint of circus. Featuring some of the best performers on the Irish burlesque scene: Soup DuJour Shir Madness Fifi La Roux Dina Bon Coup   we guarantee you won't be disappointed! Make sure you go and pay them a visit, for some...

Programme Updates

  Teknopheasant will be playing from 9.45pm to 10.15m - and not the 5mins advertised. Sorry Mr Tekno Our rustic screening of Bafta-winning Boogaloo and Graham, with Q&A between Radio Presenter, Steven Rainey and the film's Producer Brian J. Falconer after the screening, will be at the Garden Stage - Showing at 8.15pm - Great for any one...

The Wooing of Barney McKeown

  Barney McKeown is a lonely, unmarried farmer from Ballymagilligan who is fed up living on his own and having to do everything himself. If it wasn’t for his two best friends, Tom O’Neill and Danny McLaughlin, his bachelor existence wouldn’t be worth living. So, he’s decided it’s time he had a wife about the house to help him and look after him,...

Big Telly Theatre

The Big Telly Theatre Company are back with a walkabout, interactive scenario called Happy Campers!   Location: Stendhal Festival Limavady.   The Joneses have been planning this trip for a long time. They’ve prepared weather charts, carried out site visits, analysed soil samples and tested the equipment in a range of weather conditions. They know exactly where to camp down to the nearest centimetre, they...