Line of Duty Season 6 Opener: An Interesting Start But Soon We’ll be Sucking on Diesel!

Martin McKenna After almost two years away, Line of Duty finally hit our screens on BBC One last Sunday, now in its sixth season. With the show almost ten years old, it remains one of the most popular shows pulling in 9.6 million viewers surpassing it’s previous record of 9.1 million for the season 5Continue reading “Line of Duty Season 6 Opener: An Interesting Start But Soon We’ll be Sucking on Diesel!”

FEATURE: Shakespeare Across the Divide

BY ROMANO MULLIN When it comes to Shakespeare, the first thought that comes to mind is rarely prison, or for that matter, Northern Ireland’s very own HMP Maghaberry. But it’s just that kind of connection that Belfast’s Educational Shakespeare Company (ESC) seeks to make. By joining the words of one literature’s greatest voices and theContinue reading “FEATURE: Shakespeare Across the Divide”

Theatre Review: Herons at the Lyric Theatre

By PETER MCLOUGHLIN Herons – the story of a 14 year old kid who is confronted repeatedly by a young gang – continues the Lyric’s admirable tradition of exploring not just the grand in theatre, but also the small-scale, the sparse and the unattractive. The play, by Simon Stephens, is both brash and skilfully woven. Continue reading “Theatre Review: Herons at the Lyric Theatre”