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Yer Granny – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Writer: Based on La Nona by Roberto Cossa. In a new version by Douglas Maxwell Director: Graham McLaren Reviewer: Caitriona M. Reilly The National Theatre of Scotland returns to Belfast with their production of Yer Granny. Based on La Nona by Roberto Cossa, this is a new version written by Douglas Maxwell. The premise of the play is basically a ...

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The Shadow of a Gunman – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Director: Wayne Jordan Writer: Sean O’Casey Reviewer: Kevin McCluskey ‘It’s the civilians who suffer’, spoken by the character Seamus Shields, perfectly encapsulates what Sean O’Casey conveys in The Shadow of a Gunman, now playing on the Danske Bank stage in a co-production by the Lyric and the Abbey Theatre. The play shows the knock-on effects and tragedy that shakes the ...

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Man in the Moon – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Writer: Pearse Elliott Director: Tony Devlin Reviewer: Caitriona M. Reilly Brassneck Theatre Company present a hilarious and beautiful production of Pearse Elliott’s Man in the Moon. Sean Doran (Ciaran Nolan) is an unfortunate soul from West Belfast. He is unemployed; his girlfriend left him for a man with a BMW; he no longer sees his kid; he is back living ...

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CD REVIEW: On The Town – New Broadway Cast Recording

Reviewer: Donna Kelly Fans of the iconic musical On The Town have waited a long time for the first complete recording of the stage production – almost 70 years in fact. Despite recordings in 1944, 1960 and 1995, many theatre fans were left disappointed when parts of the score were either omitted, truncated or recorded in the studio. Thankfully, 70 ...

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The Pillowman – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Writer: Martin McDonagh Director: Andrew Flynn Reviewer: Caitriona M Reilly (with Megan W. Minogue) If you are easily offended you should avoid Decadent Theatre Company’s production of Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman. Katurian (Peter Campion) is a writer living in a totalitarian dictatorship ‘where the police boast that they like to execute writers’. Katurian is being interrogated in a cell by ...

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God Bless The Child – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Writer: Frank O’ Connor adaptation: Patrick Talbot Director: Patrick Talbot Reviewer: Megan W. Minogue One might think that stories depicting childhood in the early decades of 20th century Cork, Ireland would be a bit banal: the usual stuff of priests, mammies, and walking uphill both ways to school (in bare feet, of course). But Frank O’Connor has a knack for ...

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Sing-a-long-a Frozen – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Steven Ireland This week parents all over Manchester and Salford will be dressing their children as Anna or Elsa, or making sure to take Olaf out with them. For many this is just an average trip to the supermarket, but this week some of them will be heading to the Lowry Theatre. Singalonga Productions brings their format to Disney’s ...

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Death of a Comedian – Lyric Theatre, Belfast.

Writer: Owen McCafferty Director: Steve Marmion Reviewer: Megan W. Minogue Death of a Comedian is the newest play from critically acclaimed playwright Owen McCafferty, who is the current writer-in-residence at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast. The show itself is actually a co-production between three theatres – the Lyric, the Abbey Theatre in Dublin and Soho Theatre in London – and ...

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