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 […]

Review: Hansel & Gretel at The Mac

Hansel & Gretel, the classic fairytale about a brother and sister comes to The Mac. This isn’t your typical Hansel & Gretel story though. In fact the only connection is the examination of family life, the hint of greed from the parents and the witch who eats little children. This local musical production and original […]

Review: Peter Pan at The Grand Opera House

Peter Pan has flown into The Grand Opera house for a record breaking panto season and as with every panto he brings with him a wealth of theatre magic in this dazzling production. As always the star of the show isn’t the show itself, but the one and only May McFettridge as May Smee. We […]

6 1/2 things we loved about The Doyen and Morso

The former King’s Head pub opposite the King’s Hall on the Lisburn Road reopened as The Doyen recently with a much-needed makeover. The new food and entertainment venue boasts a traditional pub, cafe bar and spacious beer garden, along with a brand new Italian-themed restaurant, Morso. We’ve been to enjoy a few drinks in the beautiful bar and a […]

Review: What The Reindeer Saw

A brand new Santa has taken over the family business. The new successor to the Santa throne is inaugurated in front of the biggest crowd of elves ever, that would be us, the Lyric Theatre audience. We are hard working elves, we hand make gifts for the increasing population of children around the world, and […]

Review: Son Of A Preacher Man

With its combination of an all-star line-up of principals and the timeless music made famous by the late Dusty Springfield, this show looked and sounded promising as a good night out at the theatre and expectations were high. However, incorrectly referred to by many as ‘the Dusty Springfield musical’ (totally not the fault of the […]

Review: My Fair Lady ‪at Theatre at the Mill ‬

In recent years, new ‘modern’ musicals appear to come (and go!) at the drop of a hat and most of them would sit comfortably in the category of ‘musicals for the moment’. Indeed, how some of them ever reach the stage of even being produced is a mystery as only a small percentage of them […]

Review: An Evening With BETTE MIDLER

Review: An Evening With BETTE MIDLER starring Orla Mullan On tour – Playhouse Derry 17th and 18th November, Ballybofey Sunday 19th, Strabane 24th and Down Arts Centre on Saturday 25th November. Orla Mullan and Bette Midler are one and the same, hard to know where one begins and the other ends. At the Island Arts […]

Movie review: Justice League

Movie review: Justice League Less angst, more bantz. A retcon, or ‘retroactive continuity’ is a term commonly associated with comics whereby new information supersedes what you thought you knew about an event in the past, normally to facilitate a change of direction. Or motivation. Or tone. In the case of Zack Snyder’s DC team up […]

6 1/2 reasons why we loved brunch at the Gallery

The Gallery Cafe Bar is a recent and welcome addition to the Dublin Road. The stylish café features an elegant open-plan restaurant, bar and art gallery, with décor influenced by New York’s meatpacking district. Having just returned from New York we craved a little reminder of the great city, so off to The Gallery we […]

Theatre review: Hairspray

REVIEW: Hairspray (Tour) Grand Opera House, Belfast Mon 30 Oct-Sat 4 Nov, 2017 Despite highlighting serious issues such as prejudice and intolerance, this show remains a popular, light-hearted and fun night of musical theatre and this latest touring production – courtesy of Mark Goucher, Matthew Gale and Laurence Myers – certainly kept it in this […]

Review: Alison Moyet, Ulster Hall

Alison Moyet, Ulster Hall 29 October 2017 It doesn’t happen often, but when artist, music, venue and set come together in perfect harmony leaving me an emotional mess, well something magical has happened. Finding my music groove in the early 80’s I inevitably heard some of the best pop music through my midnight listening marathons […]

Review: Lives.In.Translation

Kabosh Theatre Lives.In.Translation by Rosemary Jenkinson Tours from 31st October, Downpatrick, Newtownards, Dungannon, Derry I saw the end of the Belfast run of ‘Lives.in.Translation’ before the company go on tour next week. Friday’s venue added to the bleakness of this play, the old B&Q warehouse on Boucher Road, concrete floor, can’t see the roof it’s […]