Thanks to a partnership between the Lyric Theatre and Outburst Queer Arts Festival, Belfast theatregoers will have the chance to see Amy Conroy’s hilarious-yet-moving play Luck Just Kissed You Hello in the Lyric Theatre this November.
BY NIALL COLEMAN For most people in Northern Ireland, 2013 has been a year that we very much like to brush under the metaphorical carpet. The removal of ‘the fleg’ at Belfast City Hall, farcical bickering in Stormont Castle and the on-going “civil rights” campaign at the Twaddell Avenue camp have certainly not left journalistsContinue reading “Theatre Review: ‘Forget Turkey’ at the Lyric Threatre”
BY PETER MCGORAN Fresh from it’s run in New York, Janet Behan’s Brendan at the Chelsea is a wonder to behold. Every aspect of this beautifully written and carefully staged play serves to flesh out one of the most complex and baffling characters in recent Irish history. Set in the Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan, theContinue reading “Theatre Review: ‘Brendan at the Chelsea’ at the Lyric Theatre”
BY PETER MCGORAN Pits & Perverts, Michael Kerrigan’s first venture as a playwright, is a master-class in how even the biggest ideas and sincerest emotions can be acted out in small spaces. Encompassing everything from homophobia to working-class stereotyping, socialism to Thatcherism, religion to high art – even throwing in some hilarious dancing and aContinue reading “Theatre Review: Pits and Perverts at the Lyric Theatre”
BY PETER MCGORAN Richard Croxford and Mark Dougherty’s take on one of the most well known and cherished novels in the English language is both ambitious and richly entertaining. And coming in at just over 3 hours in length, it’s a good thing too. From the beginning right up to the final scene, the musicalContinue reading “Theatre Review: Pride and Prejudice – The Musical at the Lyric Theatre”