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 […]

Review: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Returning for another Summer Youth Group production with the well-known story about Joseph (the young man gifted with dreams of future events), this highly talented youth company is gifted with attracting young performers of the calibre of Conor Cox, who’s angelic vocals and confident playing of Joseph here proved that his own stage future could […]

Theatre review: Oliver!

Like the leading character in Lionel Bart's family musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic novel, Oliver Twist, we were all left wanting ‘more’ after watching this heavily populated, fast-paced, well-dressed and busy production, featuring over 230 young local talents (aged 9-18) in the seventh year of this acclaimed summer scheme. This slick and seamless production […]

7 things to expect at The Grand Opera House Family Festival 

The Grand Opera House has announced details of its first ever Family Festival which runs from Tuesday 4 to Thursday 6 July 2017.   The fun-filled Festival is packed with a range of activities guaranteed to entertain, engage, educate and inspire all ages.  What to expect:  Daily guided tours tell the colourful history of Northern […]

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 […]

Review: The King’s Speech

The King’s Speech Grand Opera House until Saturday 25th April 2015 We had the great pleasure of welcoming playwright David Seidler to the Grand Opera House on Tuesday to join the audience on the opening night of his play The King’s Speech. Talking to him before the curtain up was fascinating, between taking calls from […]

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 […]

Review: God of Carnage at The Mac

From polite yet strained beginnings to discuss their kids fighting, two sets of parents gradually and dramatically lose all inhibitions thanks to a bottle of rum, and the carnage began. With a trashed living room and demolished reputations, these couples reveal their real selves in a side splitting hilarious action-packed-non-stop-comedy which all kicked off with […]