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Unique drama with a very important message

‘Stay’n Alive...So I am’, which comes to the Grand Opera House on Friday May 19 is a unique drama production and musical performed by adults and young people with various disabilities.

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Classic tale brought to life by College of Acting

Classic tale brought to life by College of Acting

Did you ever hear the tale of the Johnston twins? Of course you have! You have seen the musical, but now get ready to see Willy Russell’s famous story with more depth, more drama and a lot more real, raw emotion, as Belfast College of Acting presents Blood Brothers The Play at Belvoir Players Theatre on May 12 and 13.

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News Letter journalist Julie-Ann Spence pictured during a interview with Marie Jones at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

‘I just sit with my feet up, write a bit and have a laugh’

Born and bred in Belfast, playwright Marie Jones is back at her second home, the Lyric Theatre, as the curtain goes up on her new play Sinners.

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Life imitates art for Kerry as he takes to the stage

Life imitates art for Kerry as he takes to the stage

It’s been an exciting year for Northern Ireland actor Kerry Rooney; he’s already been to Buckingham Palace to collect his MBE for services to older people and drama, and next week he will be recreating another rags to riches story in hit musical Me and My Girl.

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Sunny Afternoon

Sunny Afternoon

Relive the swinging 60s when The Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon comes to the Grand Opera House in Belfast from May 2-6.

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Live, laugh, and love life with Eilish O’Carroll atWaterfront

Live, laugh, and love life with Eilish O’Carroll atWaterfront

Best known for her role as friend and neighbour ‘Winnie McGoogan’ in the smash hit television show Mrs Brown’s Boys, Eilish O’Carroll will be giving an insight into the woman behind the character with her new show Live, Laugh, Love, which is coming to the Waterfront Hall in Belfast on Saturday May 20.

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Spend the evening with 
Sir Michael Parkinson

Spend the evening with Sir Michael Parkinson

Sir Michael Parkinson is a legend; the ultimate interviewer. But next month the tables will be turned when he becomes the interviewee instead.

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Play back at goh

Play back at goh

Schools are being invited to the Grand Opera House next week to see their production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.

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A Time to Speak at the Lyric

A Time to Speak at the Lyric

Joan McCready will be sharing the experiences of her friend Helen Lewis, a Holocaust survivor, in A Time To Speak at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast May 3-7.

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Comedian Pat Shortt wants to know ‘How’s Tings?’

Comedian Pat Shortt wants to know ‘How’s Tings?’

Renowned Irish Comedian Pat Shortt, who has made a name for himself not only in Ireland but also in Australia and the States, will be rounding off his tour at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast on Sunday May 28.

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Danielle Galligan, Kate Gilmore, Lisa Lambe, Sophie Jo Wasson & Karen McCartney in Rough Magic Theatre Company's The Train by Arthur Riordan and Bill Whelan at The MAC 19-23 April, 2017.

‘The Train’ rolls into the Mac

Rough Magic Theatre Company have announced that their musical The Train will take to the stage at the MAC in Belfast from April 19-23.

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Olivier Award winners announced

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child scoops nine prizes

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Michaella McCollum is the inspiration for a new stage play

‘Peru Two’ play ‘must not celebrate convicted drug traffickers’

A new play inspired by the story of the ‘Peru Two’ must not enhance their “celebrity status grounded on criminality”.

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Mickys brand new show An Another Fing  follows his record breaking Back In The Game tour of 2013 which took in an incredible 129 shows - making it the biggest comedy tour in the world that year - having sold an unbelievable 500,000 tickets in the UK and Ireland alone.

10 quirky things to do Belfast and beyond this week

In the build up to Easter festivities, there are loads of events for all the family to enjoy this week.

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Get ready for the party of the year at the Opera House

Get ready for the party of the year at the Opera House

Step back in time and get ready for the biggest party in town! A sparkling new production of The Wedding Singer will play the Grand Opera House for one week only from Tuesday April 11 – Saturday April 15.

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Jason Donovan ‘can’t wait’ to get back on the stage in Belfast

Jason Donovan ‘can’t wait’ to get back on the stage in Belfast

Jason Donovan is without a doubt one of the most loved musical icons of the 1980s, but since then he has gone on to become much more than a pop star.

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

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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