REVIEW: Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

It is often said that ‘pies can be wholesome’ and that ‘revenge can be sweet’, but there is nothing wholesome nor sweet about these two important ingredients in the story of Sweeney Todd. Stephen Sondheim’s classic chiller about the vengeful ‘Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ and his pie-filling side-kick, Mrs Lovett, throws up many difficulties […]

G Spots! Hidden Gems in Queen’s Quarter

I love nothing better than being a tourist in my own city and this week I got to do just that when a friend invited me along on her night out in Belfast’s Queen’s Quarter. I have to confess that I only live a hop, skip and a jump away from that area, but when […]

Giro fun at the Lyric

All eyes will be off-stage next week at the Lyric when the cycling spectacular of the Giro d’Italia takes place outside the theatre. You won’t need a ticket for this event as all are welcome to watch one of the world’s greatest cycling competitions as it passes the Lyric Theatre along the embankment at the […]

New portrait of Sir Kenneth Branagh by Bangor artist Colin Davidson unveiled at the Lyric

Twenty-five years ago a budding young artist eagerly queued to get the Belfast-born actor Kenneth Branagh’s autograph. Colin Davidson was a big fan of the BBC series of Billy plays which he’d watched in school during the 1980s and which immediately shot Branagh into the limelight. The award-winning actor’s stellar career both on stage and […]

#BTreviews : #TheWorldGoesRound by @bluntfringe1 at @lyricbelfast

What good is sitting alone in your room? Come here the music play. Life is a cabaret old chum, come to the cabaret. Where do you find it? At the Lyric Theatre Belfast where the cast of a new company, Blunt Fringe Productions welcome you to their review, ‘The World Goes Round’. What a journey […]