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The Nest – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Director: Ian Rickson Writer: Franz Xaver Kroetz, in a new translation by Conor McPherson Reviewer: Kevin McCluskey As the expectant parents Kurt (Laurence Kinlan) and Martha (Caoifhlionn Dunne) tot up the costs of having a baby, listing the numerous ‘must have’ but superfluous accoutrements that will have to be hauled around, there is an air of the sitcom couple about ...

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin

Writer: William Shakespeare Directors: Sean Holmes andStef O’Driscoll Reviewer: Liam Harrison Filter’s playfully chaotic A Midsummer Night’s Dream aims to be cleverly creative enough with Shakespeare’s script to please Shakespeareans, while shaken up enough for those with less fond memories of schooldays Shakespeare. It is a performance which is heavy on the laughs, often summoned by Oberon, dressed like a ...

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Smiley – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Writer:Gary Mitchell Director:Conall Morrison Reviewer: Colm G Doran The Lyric theatre presents Gary Mitchell’s crime comedy Smiley, a play that follows an unlikely group of misfits (including an impressive Elvis impersonator, a paramilitary member and a drag queen) who form a football team in an attempt to win the local league and the 25,000 quid that’s up for grabs. But ...

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Clod Ensemble: An Anatomie in Four Quarters – The Lowry, Salford

A scene from An Anatomie in Four Quarters by Clod Ensemble

Direction and Choreography: Suzy Willson Music: Paul Clark Reviewer: Peter Jacobs An Anatomie in Four Quarters is a significant event for The Lowry. It marks the launch of their new Week 53 Festival, which is presenting 11 days of diverse and innovative local, national and international performances and exhibitions, featuring more than 200 artists across all areas of the building, ...

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The Blue Boy – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Director: Gary Keegan and Feidlim Cannon Choreography: Eddie Kay Reviewer: Kevin McCluskey In a year when Spotlight, a film which explores the cover ups of abuse in the Catholic Church, won much acclaim (including an Academy Award for Best Picture), and following hard-hitting documentaries such as Alex Gibney’s Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, Brokentalker’s The Blue ...

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The 39 Steps – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Writer : Patrick Barlow Director: Lisa May Reviewer: Colm G Doran Bruiser Theatre Company and the Lyric Theatre present The 39 Steps, a comedic take on Hitchcock’s original spy thriller in what is likely to be one of the fastest paced evenings in the theatre you are ever likely to witness. The piece depicts the adventures of the dashing hero ...

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The Turn of the Screw – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

The cast of Turn of the Screw

Director: Oliver Mears Music: Benjamin Britten Libretto: Myfanwy Piper Reviewer: Kevin McCluskey Henry James’s 1898 novella The Turn of the Screw has inspired numerous adaptations, including two film versions (The Innocents and The Others) and Benjamin Britten’s 1954 opera. The story, about a governess who fears that the children are being corrupted by the spirits of the previous governess and ...

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Love or Money – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Writer: Rosemary Jenkinson Director: Stephen Kelly Reviewer: Colm G Doran C21 productions present Love or Money, a comedy piece set in Belfast that depicts the fledgling relationship between Eilish played by Roisin Gallgher and Conor (originally Sean, he explains – ‘I didn’t want you googling me!’) played by Michael Condron. They meet on a dating website for elite singles and ...

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