Theatre and Comedy

Theatre & Comedy

Take a trip back to the 1970s with The Paperboy

Take a nostalgic trip down memory lane when Youth Music Theatre (YMT) brings its brand new musical, set in 1970s Belfast, to the Lyric Theatre next month.

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Getting ready for the EastSide Arts Festival were, from left, Eastside Arts Festival performers, Clarke Wilson from Celtic Soul, Henrik Gard and Ali Stranger from Tumble Circus.'  Picture by Brian Morrison

The energy of the east comes to life this summer

Make sure you mark August 2-12 in your diary for the return of EastSide Arts Festival.

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The Kite Runner flies into the Grand Opera House

The Kite Runner flies into the Grand Opera House

The highly acclaimed production The Kite Runner will be finishing off its UK and Ireland tour at Belfast’s Grand Opera House next week.

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Action Ability cast ‘will rock you’ with new show

Action Ability cast ‘will rock you’ with new show

Theatre lovers will be going ‘Radio Ga Ga’ when Belfast based charity Action Ability takes to the stage with the much anticipated production of Bohemian Bap City in the Grand Opera House on Tuesday June 26.

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Maggie Muff is back in top form

Maggie Muff is back in top form

Maggie Muff made a return to the Grand Opera House this week before setting off on tour across the country, and her legions of fans were delighted to welcome her back.

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Who said Maths was boring...?

Who said Maths was boring...?

Prepare to be dazzled and bewildered by Cahoots NI’s ‘Danny Carmo’s Mathematical Mysteries’, a spectacular show where Maths, Theatre, and Digital Technology collide in a fun and interactive performance, which is coming to the Theatre at the Mill in Newtownabbey on Saturday June 9.

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Dan Gordon is back with Frank and it’s a cracker

Dan Gordon is back with Frank and it’s a cracker

Happenstance Theatre Company is delighted to announce that Dan Gordon’s acclaimed one-man play about Frank Carson, directed by Ian McElhinney, will be back at the Lyric Theatre this month.

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Something for all

Something for all

The Market Place Theatre in Armagh is the place to be this summer as it launches its June to August programme, crammed full of light-hearted comedy and drama, chilled out musical performances, entertainment for the little ones, and not to mention the now annual John Hewitt Summer School.

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Roll up, roll up! The ‘Cirque’ is coming to town

Roll up, roll up! The ‘Cirque’ is coming to town

The circus is coming to town as the world renowned Cirque du Soleil makes a welcome return to Belfast’s SSE Arena with their spectacular show, OVO.

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Pacemaker Press Belfast 08-02-2018: Newsletter  interview  with Peter Corry at the La Mo House Hotel.'Picture By: Arthur Allison.

‘Music is all I ever wanted to do with my life’

Hailed as ‘The Master of the Musicals’, Peter Corry has become synonymous with musical theatre, not just in Northern Ireland, but as a star of the West End stage.

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Wouldn’t it be ‘loverly’ to see My Fair Lady?

Wouldn’t it be ‘loverly’ to see My Fair Lady?

Lisnagarvey Operatic Society are hard at work for their production of My Fair Lady, which will be staged at the Island Hall at the Lagan Valley Island in Lisburn from April 17-21.

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VIDEO: Actor and playwright Sam McCready talks about life in the theatre and his new show 'No Surrender'

From humble beginnings in East Belfast, Sam McCready has gone on to become one of the city’s favourite sons, making a name for himself in the world of theatre across the globe.

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Declan Donnelly

'Delighted' Dec Donnelly confirms he is going to be a father

Dec Donnelly and his wife Ali Astall are expecting their first baby together.
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Sir Ken Dodd

Sir Ken Dodd: Comedy legend dies aged 90

Comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd has died aged 90, just two days after getting married, his publicist has announced.

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Why it should be illegal not to enjoy this show

Why it should be illegal not to enjoy this show

If you are looking for a fun night out, filled with music, dance, and plenty of pink, then look no further than Legally Blonde the Musical, which arrived at the Grand Opera House in Belfast this week.

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Gwen Taylor is leading lady in Wilde classic

Gwen Taylor is leading lady in Wilde classic

Devotees of Oscar Wilde will be delighted with the new production of his classic comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, which is coming to the Grand Opera House from February 20 - 24.

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VIDEO: Prime Cut Productions and Tinderbox Theatre explore the edges of male mental health

Hot off the heels of receiving seven nominations in the prestigious Irish Times Theatre Awards for their Lyric Theatre co-production of Red by John Logan , Prime Cut Productions are set to stage not one, but two upcoming plays at EdgeFest in the MAC from 15th February to 2nd March.

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West Side Story is an absolute joy

West Side Story is an absolute joy

Belfast Music and Drama Society’s production of the heart-wrenching Bernstein musical West Side Story swept onto the stage of the Grand Opera House this week,

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William Caulfield honours comedy hero ‘Our Jimmy’

William Caulfield honours comedy hero ‘Our Jimmy’

One of the most well known Northern Irish comedians doing the circuit today, William Caulfield, will be honouring one of his heroes, James Young, when he takes to the road to mark the great man’s 100th birthday.

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Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Grand Opera House Summer Youth Project

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Grand Opera House Summer Youth Project

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Belfast’s Grand Opera House where auditions are taking place for The Wizard of Oz, the Theatre’s Summer Youth Project.

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