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A Moon For The Misbegotten To Show At The Lyric

A Moon for the Misbegotten, written by four-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Nobel Prize-winning playwright Eugene O’Neill, features an international creative team and is directed by Theatre Royal Artistic Director and Former Artistic Director of the Abbey Theatre, Ben Barnes. The play at its core is a stark look at humanity…

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Educating Rita To Run In Lyric From 20 January 2016 For One Month

Educating Rita. Written by Willy Russell, Directed by Emma Jordan, Starring Kerri Quinn. 30 Jan – 28 Feb £10 – £24.50 15% Discount | Before Dec 07 Front Row Weekend Tickets | £10 A new production of Educating Rita is coming to the Lyric in January. Book in the next…

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Adrian Dunbar Returns To Lyric Stage In Award Winning The Night Alive

Adrian Dunbar returns to the Belfast stage in Conor McPherson’s award-winning The Night Alive. Adrian Dunbar (Line of Duty, Brendan at the Chelsea) makes a welcome return to the Lyric in October when Conor McPherson’s new play The Night Alive has its Northern Irish premiere. Set in Dublin, the play…

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Yer Granny To Show At The Lyric

Come and see ‘Yer Granny‘ at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast. Tuesday 23 June – Monday 27 July | £10 – £24.50 Gregor Fisher (known for his comic character Rab C Nesbitt) is the Granny in Yer Granny,  a riotous new comedy about a diabolical 100-year-old granny who’s literally eating her family…

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How Many Miles To Babylon At The Lyric Theatre – A Review

How Many Miles To Babylon? adapted from the best selling novel by celebrated Irish writer Jennifer Johnston has been superbly presented at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast to mark the centenary anniversary of the First World War. Adaptor Alan Stanford described Johnston’s tale set in 1914 as “the perfect novella”….

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Lyric Theatre Listings For February-March 2014

Title: Philadelphia, Here I Come! Date/Time: 6 Feb – 8 March; various times Venue: Lyric Theatre, Danske Bank Stage Description: Brian Friel’s most famous play tackles sweeping themes of Irish emigration and family in a story about 25-year-old, Gar O’Donnell who is torn between his small town home in Donegal and…

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What’s On At The Lyric Theatre In Belfast

Title: Cinderella Date/Time: 24 Nov-5 Jan; various times Venue: Lyric Theatre, Danske Bank Stage Description: Don your glad rags, put your best slipper forward and come to the Lyric by pumpkin-turned coach, or more conventional methods, for the most popular Christmas title of them all. Cost: £10-£18 Contact: www.lyrictheatre.co.uk or Lyric…

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The Lyric Programme Listings For September and October

Title: Re-energize Date/Time: Until 21 Sept, 8pm Venue: Lyric Theatre, Naughton Studio Description: Gary Mitchell’s play is set thirty years after the ‘Punk-tastic’ success of ‘Energy’, where a wannabe punk band rehearsed, bickered and tried to get their act together for that all-important first gig. Cost: £12- £15 Contact: www.lyrictheatre.co.uk or Lyric box…

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Record Drama School Success for Young Lyric Actors

A record number of young people from a leading Northern Ireland theatre’s flagship training programme, the Lyric Drama Studio, have won places at prestigious drama schools across the UK and Ireland this year. Six young people from across Northern Ireland are set to follow in the footsteps of Liam Neeson…

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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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