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 […]

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 […]

Putting Christmas Together in style…

Putting Christmas Together in style… Christmas at the Lyric is always special, but this year’s Blunt Fringe musical is something else…    The Naughton Studio is coming alive every night until the 19th Dec with the sound of Stephen Sondheim – one of the greats of musical theatre who turned 85 this year.  If you […]

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 […]

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 […]

Anne Hailes reviews: Pentecost at the Lyric theatre

Pentecost by Stewart Parker Directed by Jimmy Fea Lyric Theatre Until Saturday 18th October 2014 Many people believe it’s wrong to keep dwelling on the past, I agree, although there’s every justification to remember what has gone before and look behind the obvious story to deeper meanings – as is the case in Pentecost. This […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gay Byrne Live at the Lyric

The Lyric Theatre is proud to host a unique opportunity to spend some time in the presence of Ireland’s legendary broadcaster Mr Gay Byrne, as he reminisces about his life and times in a live performance on Tues 21st October at 7.45pm as part of the 2014 Ulster Bank Festival at Queens. The show, giving […]