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, […]

The Fab-u-lous sounds of the 40s

The Fab-u-lous sounds of the 40s. Victory Rolls. Seamed stockings. Red lips. A swing record on the gramophone. If this sounds like your can of spam, then join ‘The Sweethearts of Swing’ at their official launch night in Belfast’s renowned Empire Music Hall. So invite The Sweethearts of Swing, Kat Reagan, the bitesized bombshell, Naomi […]