Seeing RED at the Lyric Theatre

RED, the story of artist Mark Rothko in the late 1950’s, arrived in the Lyric Theatre on Tuesday night and hopefully left the whole audience inspired, and not just me. This multi Tony winning play is a refreshing change from what has felt like a long run of Irish theatre at the Lyric. I’ve always […]

My thoughts: The 39 Steps

Mid way through its run at the Lyric Theatre, The 39 Steps is currently selling out most nights. It will probably continue to do so for the remainder of its run after a number of fantastic reviews.  It’s hard to write a review half way through a production because your expectations could be altered due […]

Preview: The 39 Steps 

‘The 39 Steps.’ Thrills, spills and raucous laughter! An excellent evening of entertainment. Bruiser Theatre Company are bringing ‘The 39 Steps’ to the Lyric Theatre, Belfast. The co-production with the Lyric opens on Tuesday 29 March to Saturday 16 April 2016. The 39 Steps is 100 minutes of comedic fun brought together with thrilling action […]

Coming to grips with ‘The Pillowman’

Brittany Breslin reviews: The Pillowman, Lyric Theatre, Belfast   I was recently invited along by my lovely friends at The Lyric Theatre to see the newest play by Martin McDonagh –‘The Pillowman’ – and boy, was I in for a surprise.  Choosing to know less rather than more about this one, I attended the play the day after its premiere having done […]

Eddi Reader at the Lyric

Eddi Reader Lyric Theatre 16th Feb 2015 Do you ever take the chance and book tickets to go to a gig and think it’s got to be worth it, but you’re not really sure? Earlier this week we got our tickets and headed along to the Lyric for the Belfast gig of Eddi Reader’s Irish […]

Theatre Review: Mistletoe and Crime at the Lyric theatre

The Lyric always feels like it has a very serious theatre vibe going on, although we have seen some great comedies there over the years. Thinking about that vibe, arriving into the main auditorium and hearing Christmas music playing was a treat. Mistletoe & Crime is after all, their Christmas comedy. The Lyric are always […]

Pits and Perverts – back at The Lyric after UK Tour!

In October last year, cheers could be heard resounding from The Lyric Theatre as the audience rose to their feet to express their appreciation for a powerful new play which made an impact on all who saw it. The critically acclaimed Pits and Perverts by Micheál Kerrigan, with script development by Patricia Byrne, toured theatres […]

Anne Hailes reviews: The Magic Flute

Mozart The Magic Flute 10th and 11th September 2014 Lyric Theatre 13th Millennium Forum Derry Northern Ireland Opera reached a new high this week at the Lyric Theatre with Mozart’s Magic Flute. The production was well run-in following performances in Armagh and Omagh and again a sell out to a receptive audience. This is the […]

Pentecost drama is resurrected by the Lyric

Stewart Parker’s masterpiece, Pentecost, is being resurrected by the Lyric Theatre this month on the 40th anniversary of the momentous Ulster Workers Council Strike which toppled the power-sharing Stormont Executive. This pivotal point in the Northern Ireland Troubles in 1974 forms the tense backdrop to Parker’s acclaimed play and what was to be his last […]