A list of the plays and events showing at The Lyric Theatre in Belfast until June.
Title: Love, Billy FIRST WEEK
Date/Time: 28 April – 25 May; 7.45pm Tues to Sun & weekend matinees 2.30pm; Danske Bank Stage
Description: To celebrate Belfast’s 400th birthday, the Lyric is holding a season of plays about Belfast. The legendary series of Billy plays by Graham Reid comes to the Lyric Theatre with this new premiere. Billy Martin returns to Belfast after 25 years and finds a family and city he barely recognises anymore.
Cost: £10 – £24.50
Date/Time: 1 & 2 May; 8pm & Thurs 2pm
Description: Fíbín Theatre company breathes new life into the ancient myth Sétanta about two young warriors who become sworn enemies. Fíbín uses techniques such as multimedia, masks and puppets in this imaginative piece of theatre.
Cost: £11/ £7 concession
Title: Theatre tours
Date/Time: Fri 3 & Sun 5 May; 11am
Description: Find out what goes on behind-the-scenes in a producing theatre, as well as learning more about the construction of this landmark building that has everyone talking. Hour-long tour includes tea or coffee.
Cost: £4 includes refreshments
Title: National Theatre Connections
Date/Time: Sat 4 – Mon 6 May; various times
Description: Seven companies of young actors are being hosted at the Lyric for this exciting weekend celebration of new writing and theatre making through the NT Connections festival.
Title: Lord Carson Signs Off
Date/Time: 7 – 11 May; 8pm; Naughton Studio
Description: Based on the life and work of Lord Edward Carson, one of Ireland’s most prominent public figures, this one-man play by Paddy Scully focuses on his early days as a student in Dublin.
Cost: £10/ £8 concession
Title: City Conversations
Date/Time: April – July various times; Naughton Studio
Description: As part of the season celebrating Belfast, the Lyric is hosting a series of talks –Contemporary artist Colin Davidson on 12 May 3pm.
Cost: £7.50/ £5 concession
Title: The Irish News GAA Talk Night
Date/Time: 20 May; 7.45pm; Danske Bank Stage
Description: A lively night of debate where the fortunes of Ulster Football are discussed by a panel of GAA experts.
Title: Can’t Forget About You
Date/Time: 19 May – 16 June; Tues to Sat 8pm; Sun 7pm; Sat matinee 3pm; Naughton Studio
Description: World premiere of David Ireland’s romantic comedy about a young Belfast man falling in love with a much older woman. Directed by Conleth Hill.
Cost: £11 – £16