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A beautiful reflection of the life of Carole King

The smash hit show Beautiful - The Carole King Musical will be performed at the Grand Opera House in Belfast next week.

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Scene from thought provoking play This Beach

Play challenges attitudes towards migrants

A European family have owned a private beach for generations. They are celebrating a wedding, a union to bring children, security and greater prosperity. A stranger arrives on the shore - the family must decide how to respond.

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Dan Gordon’s new Frank Carson show is a cracker

Dan Gordon’s new Frank Carson show is a cracker

Honouring the life of one of Northern Ireland’s favourite sons, comedian Frank Carson, is no easy feat, but for actor Dan Gordon writing the one man show was a labour of love.

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Julie Maxwell, Raquel McKee and Tony Flynn star in Lives in Translation

Plight of asylum seekers theme of new drama at Ards Arts Centre

A hard-hitting, powerful new production based on interviews with female Somali asylum seekers and their support workers is coming to Ards Arts Centre on Wednesday November 1. Written by Rosemary Jenkinson and directed by Paula McFetridge, Lives In Translation celebrates the human survival instinct through the story of one woman, Asha, who in fleeing conflict becomes trapped in a different struggle. She is trapped within the suffocating bureaucracy surrounding asylum seeking.

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Belfast playwright Owen McCafferty re-examines conflict in new play

Belfast playwright Owen McCafferty re-examines conflict in new play

Belfast playwright Owen McCafferty is one of Northern Ireland’s most successful and well-known writers.

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Martin Luther changed the course of Christianity

Play revisits the Reformation and role of Martin Luther

The 500th anniversary of the Reformation is being marked by an iconic play following its leading protagonist, Martin Luther, at Belfast Waterfront, 24-28 October.

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Dan Gordon as late comedian Frank Carson

Frank Carson is a Rebel Without A Pause

Following critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Dan Gordon’s one-man play about Northern Ireland’s best-loved comedian, Frank Carson: A Rebel Without A Pause, will return to Belfast in November for a limited run of six performances.

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Undated handout photo of Louise Redknapp starring in the stage production of Cabaret.

Louise Redknapp sizzles in cabaret photos after marriage confession

Louise Redknapp shows off her flair for performing in newly released photos from the stage production of Cabaret, just days after confirming she and husband Jamie Redknapp are living apart.

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Director Jimmy Fay, actress Ali White and playwright Owen McCafferty

New play about reconciliation from Owen McCafferty

What happens to reconciliation when there is no one specific act of violence to reconcile?

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Cahoots NI invite you to join them to solve the mystery of The Assistant's Revenge

Dark and devious mystery for children

Cahoots NI invite you to join them this Autumn to solve the dark and devious mystery of The Assistant’s Revenge.

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Photo by Aaron McCracken

Uncover the secrets of Adrian Mole at the MAC

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole (Aged 13 ¾), Sue Townsend’s best-selling novel, will take to the MAC stage in Belfast next week (September 22) and run until October 7, before heading off on tour.

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Frankie McCafferty and Kerri Quinn star in The Weir

Eerie McPherson drama ponders myth and superstition

Conor McPherson’s play The Weir finds the playwright in a contemplative mood as he deals with themes of memory and myth, life and death, light and dark. On its première in 1997 the drama won the Evening Standard, Critics’ Circle and Olivier Award for Best New Play, and established Conor McPherson’s eerie tale as a masterpiece of modern theatre.

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Both Sides tells the story of two women

Beckett-inspired drama by playwright Jane Coyle

nAfter its successful premiere at the 2017 Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival in May, Jane Coyle’s Beckett-inspired new play Both Sides is now on tour.

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Pictured today The SSE Arena, Belfast, is Nadia Forde, Nuala McKeever and Jake Carter as the leading stars in this years SSE Airtricity Presents: The Spectacular Aladdin pantomime that is set to run in December 2017. The cast also includes Belfasts funniest Panto queen, Ross Anderson-Doherty as Genie and X-Factors, Rhydian, who plays the evil role of Abanazar.

SSE Arena lifts the curtain on panto stars

The SSE Arena, Belfast, has unveiled the leading stars in this year’s ‘SSE Airtricity Presents: The Spectacular Aladdin’ pantomime as Jake Carter will take to the stage as Aladdin, Nadia Forde steps into the bejewelled slippers of Princess Jasmine and local actress Nuala McKeever will play the Empress.

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Photo by Aaron McCracken

Uncover the secrets of Adrian Mole at the Mac

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole (Aged 13 ¾), Sue Townsend’s best-selling novel, will take to the MAC stage in Belfast this month.

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Frankie McCafferty and Patrick Ryan star in The Weir

Eerie ghost story at the Lyric Theatre

The Weir, by Conor McPherson and directed by Andrew Flynn, will be gracing the stage of the Lyric Theatre from September 5 - 30.

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Tiesto

10 things to enjoy this week in Belfast and beyond

For many students in Northern Ireland who received their A Level and GCSE results recently - it is time to celebrate.

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Frankie McCafferty and Kerri Quinn will star in The Weir at the Lyric Theatre

Ghostly tale by Conor McPherson at the Lyric

On a stormy night in Brendan’s pub, isolated above a Leitrim town, the men are gathering for their daily pint. The arrival of a stranger in their midst – a beautiful woman – spurs them to impress her with stories. They are stories of souls past, spirits present and spectres unforeseen. One story, however, is more chilling, more sinister and more real than any of them could have foreseen.

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MIchelle and Arlene

MIchelle and Arlene

Local arts companies Accidental Theatre and Amadan have taken residence in an empty landmark building – the former Northern Bank at 12-13 Shaftesbury Square in Belfast - and transformed it into a hub for artists and audiences.

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