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Love Billy Play Gets Standing Ovation on Opening Night

‘Love Billy’ which made its opening performance at the Lyric Theatre on Wednesday 1 May  2013 emerged from a series of TV programmes dating back to 1982 first shown on BBC. The play centres on a Belfast Protestant family but examines the inner psychological dynamics and drama against the backdrop…

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Original Billy Cast Reunite at Opening of ‘Love, Billy’

 Veteran Belfast actor Jimmy Ellis was the star attraction off-stage at the World Premiere of Love, Billy at the Lyric Theatre on it sopening night (Wednesday 1 May). Jimmy played the father, Norman Martin in the 1980s’ BBC TV series – a part which has been revived 25 years on by Strabane…

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New Rom-Com Will Be Unforgettable Night at Lyric

TWO of Northern Ireland’s hottest theatrical talents have come together to stage a new “laugh-out-loud” romantic comedy at the Lyric Theatre which began rehearsals this week. Star of stage and screen Conleth Hill (The Shore, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen) makes his directorial debut at the Lyric with the theatre’s…

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Joe McGann Steps into Branagh’s Shoes in New Billy Play at Lyric

THE excitement has been building since the Lyric Theatre commissioned Graham Reid to write a fifth instalment of the successful Billy plays. Now the Lyric can reveal that popular star of TV and theatre, Joe McGann will step into the shoes of Sir Kenneth Branagh to lead the cast of Love, Billy this May. First…

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