Theatre Review: Giselle

Giselle is a pretty and delicate ballet but there are very sinister undertones which become obvious in the second act. Act One is set in a village populated by very attractive villagers in tones of ocher. They celebrate the ripening of the grapes, carrying big baskets overflowing with the fruit and there is a happy […]

Review: The Wedding Singer at The Grand Opera House

Review: The Wedding Singer at The Grand Opera House Mr. T, Cindy Lauper, Billy Idol, Wonder Woman, President Reagan and his wife – what a cast list. You’ll find them all in the Grand Opera House this week making guest appearances during the musical The Wedding Singer.  Robbie Hart (Jon Robyns) sings at weddings with […]

Review: Burns in Belfast

Review: Burns in Belfast The celebration of Robert Burns 221st birthday was a brilliant mix of the Bard’s words and Scotland’s best music. The Ulster Orchestra and the Ulster-Scots Agency were hosts for the evening and the Waterfront Hall looked sensational with the tartan drapes as a back drop, the lighting, the orchestra gentlemen in […]

Pinocchio at ‪@TheMACBelfast 

It was a full house last Saturday afternoon at the MAC Theatre in Belfast for a particular show which will be of interest to many parents. Pinocchio was the attraction and excitement was building. But this was an afternoon with a difference because this was a special performance. The children’s theatre company, Cahoots NI, were […]

Exhibition: Daniel Dowling

Belfast artist Daniel Dowling never fails to surprise and entertain with his paintings and his current exhibition at Cultúrlann, Falls Road is no exception. Firstly it’s a visual diary of his 1000 kilometre walk across the Spanish Meseta, secondly it was a journey through his life, coming to terms with the past and, he says, […]