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Ulster actress steps into the lead role in London West End musical

This week the curtain went up on a brand new musical in London’s West End, and it was a Belfast actress, Christina Bennington, who stepped into the lead role.

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Disney skates its way back to Belfast

Disney skates its way back to Belfast

Join A globetrotting tour Of Disney destinations when Disney On Ice presents Passport To Adventure in Belfast this November.

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Jersey Boys set to make its NI debut

Jersey Boys set to make its NI debut

Belfast’s Grand Opera House is to host the award-winning, smash-hit Broadway and West End musical Jersey Boys as the show makes its Northern Ireland debut in 2018.

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Not Dead Enough by Peter James
Directed by Ian Talbot

Bill Ward brings DS Roy Grace from page to stage

Actor Bill Ward is renowned for his roles in soaps such as Eastenders and Emmerdale, but now he has traded in the small screen for the big stage and will be coming to the Grand Opera House in Belfast at the end of this month with the hit play Not Dead Enough.

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Unique drama with a very important message

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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