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The struggles of an artist are brought to life at the Lyric

Red, a new co-production between Prime Cut Productions and the Lyric Theatre, which is coming to the Belfast theatre from April 8-23, captures the dynamic relationship between an artist and his creations.

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Follow the white rabbit to Wonderland

Follow the white rabbit to Wonderland

A magical world awaits when the new smash hit musical Wonderland arrives at the Grand Opera House in Belfast on March 27.

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Joe at a concert in Londonderry's Guildhall in the 1980s. Behind him is William Loughlin, another acclaimed local singer.

Josef Locke: He was a ‘multi-coloured’ performer in a world full of grey people

Josef Locke was an entertainer par excellence. Blessed with matinee-idol good looks and a voice that could have secured him a spot on the world’s great opera stages, the Londonderry man, instead, chose the life of a variety bill headliner, specialising in ballads that brought a tear to the eye.

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Final rehearsals for Jekyll and Hyde musical

Belfast Operatic Company are putting the final touches to their latest production, Jekyll and Hyde, which will be staged at the Grand Opera House in Belfast from Tuesday April 4 until Saturday April 8.

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A fresh twist on Oscar Wilde classic at The Mac

A fresh twist on Oscar Wilde classic at The Mac

Bruiser Theatre, which is marking its 20th anniversary this year, is well known in Northern Ireland for its innovative slant on popular plays and musicals. And its latest production, the Oscar Wilde classic ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’, is no exception.

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Sir Michael Parkinson

The King of talk shows Sir Michael Parkinson to visit Belfast

Sir Michael Parkinson has set a date with the Grand Opera House in Belfast.

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Belfast soprano will melt hearts in Opera North’s Snow Maiden

Belfast soprano will melt hearts in Opera North’s Snow Maiden

Belfast born soprano Aoife Miskelly will be making a welcome return to home soil this month when she graces the stage of the Grand Opera House in Opera North’s new production of the Russian fairytale Snow Maiden.

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Give My Head Peace

Give My Head Peace

The Give My Head Peace gang are back on the road again and have been touring Northern Ireland.

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Jekyll and Hyde

Jekyll and Hyde

Dungannon born barrister Karl McGuckin is getting ready to tread the boards of the Grand Opera House in Belfast for Belfast Operatic Company’s latest production ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ in April.

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Following its record-breaking run in 2016, this reimagined production of Willy Russells award-winning comedy returns to the Lyric with its original cast of Michael James Ford and Kerri Quinn (Credit: The Lyric)

Educating Rita makes triumphant Belfast return

Following its record-breaking run in 2016, the reimagined production of Willy Russell’s award-winning comedy has returned to the Lyric, Belfast with its original cast of Michael James Ford and Kerri Quinn, before embarking on an Irish tour.

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The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) was banned from performing at the Theatre at The Mill in Newtownabbey.

Controversial Bible play to return to Ulster

A touring play which had faced a ban by Newtownabbey Borough Council is set to return to the Province.

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Actors James Ellis (left) and James Nesbitt, pictured in 2009.

James Ellis: One of life’s gentlemen, say Nesbitt and Lynch

Veteran actor James Ellis helped inspire other Ulster actors to take their accent and talent “on the boat to England”, playwright and producer Martin Lynch said last night.

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The Give My Head Peace cast

Give my Head Peace live: find out where and when

This March Ma, Da, Uncle Andy and the rest of the gang will be hitting the road with their unmissable and hilarious brand new show Give My Head Peace Live.

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Shirley Temple has died aged 85

Tributes to ‘one of a kind’ Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple, the child-star darling of US cinema who went on to become a prominent diplomat, has died at the age of 85.

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Elizabeth Webster (right), Leila's daughter-in-law and her children Jamie, Mark and Christopher Webster (Leila's grandchildren) release doves in her memory at Mary Magdalene Church of Ireland at Donegall Pass.

Funeral for ‘Ulster’s theatrical jewel’ Leila Webster

The great and the good of the Northern Ireland arts scene came together yesterday to bid farewell to the last true showgirl.

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Leila Webster pictured celebrating her 90th birthday last year.

Tributes paid to Ulster actress Leila Webster

Warm tributes have been paid to one of Ulster’s leading ladies of the arts world, following her death yesterday at the age of 90.

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Campbell college production of "Oh, what a Lovely War"

100 years on, school marks Great War by staging play

One school has opted to commemorate this year’s centenary of the Great War – via the medium of theatre.

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Theatre at the Mill, Newtownabbey

Newtownabbey council’s ‘great regret’ as Bible comedy play is banned

A controversial stage production deemed “offensive” to Christians has been cancelled after objections from a number of councillors.

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Peter O'Toole

Tributes to ‘acting legend’ Peter O’Toole

Politicians and actors have paid tribute to renowned actor Peter O’Toole, describing him as wild, generous, and an acting legend.

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Hitchcock thriller The 39 Steps,

Change in emphasis as arts festival goes back to its grassroots

The second year of the East Belfast Arts Festival attracted just over 3,000 attendees, according to organisers.

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