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Putting It Together – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Writer: Stephen Sondheim Director: Stephen Whitson Musical Director: Issac McCullough Reviewer: Colm G Doran “Art isn’t easy”; a line from one the opening numbers of Blunt Fringe’s latest show Putting it Together seems to sum up the situation when this troop of actors were faced with singing their way through a whopping thirty two songs from various Sondheim shows, but ...

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The Last Five Years – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Music and Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown Director: Stephen Whitson Reviewer: Caitriona M. Reilly Blunt Fringe Productions present a beautiful production of Jason Robert Brown’s musical, The Last Five Years. Starring Amy Lennox as Cathy and Fra Fee as Jamie, this is a production about falling in and out of love. Jamie is an aspiring writer who falls in love with ...

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Uprising – Naughton Studio, Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Writer: Tara McKevitt Director: Mary Moynihan Reviewer: Caitriona M. Reilly Uprising is the second piece to be performed at the Lyric Theatre as part Smashing Times Theatre Company’s, The Memory Project. The performance is described as a ‘fusion of text, movements and dance’; a ‘multi-disciplinary performance exploring memories and experiences of war and peace in Northern Ireland and internationally’. Uprising ...

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Thou Shalt Not Kill – Naughton Studio, Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Writer: Paul Kennedy (Commissioned and based on research and stories from Smashing Times Theatre Company) Director: Mary Moynihan Reviewer: Caitriona M. Reilly Smashing Times Theatre Company brings their The Memory Project featuring performances of Uprising and Thou Shalt Not Kill to the Lyric Theatre in Belfast. The Memory Project is described as an ‘innovative, groundbreaking arts project using theatre and ...

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Demented – Lyric Theatre (Naughton Studio), Belfast.

Writer: Gary Mitchell Director: Richard Croxford Reviewer: Megan W. Minogue “It’s like the start of a really bad joke – a woman, a cripple, and a man with dementia walk into a bank.” So says Andrew (Ian Beattie), a down on his luck middle-aged man who has recently moved in with his father, James (Roy Heayberd), who suffers from dementia. ...

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Brendan at the Chelsea – Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Presented by: Lyric Theatre, Belfast Written by: Janet Behan Directed by: Adrian Dunbar Reviewed by: Monica Insinga [Rating:3.5] Brendan at the Chelsea, a play about Brendan Behan’s last stay in New York, just months before his death, returns to the Project Arts Centre in Dublin for a few days, after a successful tour including the States where it was widely ...

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