Review: Abigail’s Party

Review: Abigail’s Party Hat’s off to Richard Croxford the director of Abigail’s Party. He has drawn the very best out of his actors as they gather for drinks and nibbles, captured the embarrassment of guests who just don’t have anything in common and allowed the long silences between them to speak volumes. Abigail doesn’t appear […]

Review: St Agnes’ Choral Society present 42nd Street

St Agnes’ Choral Society present 42nd Street Celebrating 60 years of music and theatre in Belfast and Beyond, St Agnes’ Choral Society present 42nd Street at the Grand Opera House, Belfast You’re in for a night of fantastic musical theatre with this local production of the classic, 42nd Street. St Agnes’ Choral Society put on […]

Did you know Olivers now serve an amazing brunch?

Did you know Olivers now serve an amazing brunch? Just up the road from the buzzing restaurant filled Ballyhackamore, is a little gem of a restaurant, Olivers. Tucked in beside the big car dealer and with one of the fancy new Glider stops right outside, Olivers is one of the cool new kids in the […]

Brooklyn Sq: An American Italian restaurant with a lot of veggie and gf options

Brooklyn Sq on Shaftesbury Square (formerly Speranza) is an American Italian restaurant serving big portions of food from a big menu of pizzas, pasta, burgers, fajitas and much more. If you’re heading over to Shaftesbury Sq you can’t miss the huge Brooklyn Sq signage, it’s more Times Square than Brooklyn. Inside is the whole loft […]

Review: ART at The Grand Opera House

This is an Old Vic Production which is a hint that it will be well produced and well acted. And it certainly was. What a joy to watch and listen to three exceptional actors, Nigel Havers (Serge), Denis Lawson (Marc) and Stephen Tompkinson (Yvan). We’re used to seeing these three on television and film, Havers […]

Review : The Importance Of Being Ernest at The Grand Opera House Belfast

If you are a devotee of Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde you’ll know all about Ernest and Algernon, Jack and Bunburry, a story of would-be romance with a interfering mother coming between the young lovers. Jack wants to marry Gwendolen, her mother, terrifying Lady B, doesn’t approve, after all he was found in a handbag […]

Review: West Side Story at The Grand Opera House

The Jets plan the Rumble A massive cast of 45, many of them teenagers and they played a blinder. As Louis Walsh would say, they owned the stage. Our seats were in the Grand Opera House but we were transported to a rough neighbourhood in New York. Two street gangs, the local Jets and the […]

Review: That Scottish Play!

Shakespeare and Benjamin Gould make good bed fellows, they understand each other, they bounce off each other and certainly Benjamin respects the Bard and I reckon the Bard would love what he does with his work. Take Macbeth for instance. Renamed That Scottish Play! , Commedia of Errors Theatre Company have taken the original text […]

Review: Blood Brothers at the Grand Opera House

When the lead actress runs off stage at the end of a performance wiping tears off her face, and the audience are immediately and without hesitation up on their feet applauding, you know you’ve seen an outstanding performance. This was my 3rd time watching Blood Brothers and I’d say, my favourite production. Willy Russell’s Blood […]

Go vegan with @TribalBurger for veganuary?

New Year. New You and all that…. Are you planning on going vegan in the new year for veganuary? Yes vegenuary is a thing 😁 Tribal Burger, Botanic Avenue, Belfast have just what you are looking for to show you how amazing vegan choices can be. Yes they are a fantastic burger joint in Botanic […]

The Spectacular Aladdin at SSE Arena

The Spectacular Aladdin at the SSE Arena Belfast. Northern Ireland’s newest Christmas pantomime, brought to the SSE Arena by SSE Airtricity, Q Radio, M & J Pantos and sponsors Fruit Shoot, is currently taking families and schools on a colourful ride through Aladdin’s world. The cast includes country singing sensation Jake Carter as Aladdin, Nadia […]

Review: Michelle & Arlene

Arlene Foster has been busy recently and probably could do with a few days away but would she choose Michelle O’Neill as a travelling companion? According to playwright Rosemary Jenkinson they could well be the ideal couple. Consider the scene. It’s 22nd December, a time of goodwill to all men says Arlene, except orangemen, everyone […]