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The Pantomime story of Aladdin and the magic lamp. Widow Twankey, her no-good son Wishee Washee and the Chinese laundry usually provide the slapstick.
Comedian, actor and permanent resident on 'QI'.
Following the sellout success of his long-awaited return to stand up, Alan Davies' previews his highly anticipated follow-up show, Little Victories. Much lauded as resident dunderhead on QI or the charming but reticent crime solver Jonathan Creek, Davies virtuosic story-telling and whip-smart funny bones combine to make this a show not to be missed. Age 15+
No judges, just dancing. Join Anton du Beke and Erin Boag from BBC's 'Strictly Come Dancing' in a glamorous celebration of Ballroom and Latin song and dance.
Climb aboard for this pleasure cruise packed with timeless Cole Porter hits. Luxury ocean liner, the S.S. American sets sail for England with a cargo full of colourful characters. Anything Goes tells the tale of stowaway Billy Crocker and his desperate pursuit of Hope Harcourt, the beautiful debutante fiancée of English Aristocrat Lord Oakleigh. But, the road to love is never simple, as we are introduced to raunchy ex-evangelist turned nightclub singer, Reno Sweeney, who herself holds a torch for Billy, and gangster team Moonface Martin and his sidekick Erma, who are trying to make a getaway. Packed with great song and dance numbers such as It’s De-Lovely, Friendship, I Get A Kick Out Of You, Blow Gabriel Blow and the title song, Anything Goes, this show is guaranteed to get your toes tapping.
The action takes place in the household of Bridie and Willie Murphy, a couple who have fought the war of marriage, for over 30 years. A love story unlike any other! Wandering eyes, wandering feet, wandering hands.....It's all here! Scenes of nudity have been carefully left out in this saga of sex, drugs and deception. Join Bridie, Willie, Dick and Cynthia... Yes, Cynthia! As this tale of passion and intrigue unfolds. A play that was 16 years and 6 weeks in production. 16 years thinking about it and 6 weeks writing!
Conal Gallen in his very own Comedy play! Conal takes hishilarious humour to a whole new level in this side-splitting 2 Act comedy farce! Age guidance: 14+
Musical melodrama set in Liverpool about twins separated at birth and the effects on their personalities as they grow up of 'nature' and 'nurture'. A poor family, already with kids, is blessed with twins, but they can't cope. The mother cleans at a 'posh' house where they are desperate to have kids but can't and a deal is struck which no-one must know about. Despite the efforts of the new family the boys paths cross time and time again as they grow and one becomes 'bad' while the other is 'good'. Eventually they clash with tragic consequences. The musical is un-usual in having a "narrator" who helps to move the plot along.
Running time 2 hours 45 mins including interval
Brendan Cole adds the international flavour to BBC's 'Strictly Come Dancing'. Sassy and sexy, Brendan is a charismatic performer, his choreography has a touch of genius, and his bold exchanges with the Strictly judges makes for great viewing.
The classic fairy tale. Prokofiev's music was written during the Blitz.
The enigmatic Coppelia, believed to be the daughter of the reclusive toy-maker Coppelius, sits on her father's balcony, seemingly oblivious to the world around her. Her neighbour, the capricious Swanilda, is angered by Coppelia's aloof attitude, and becomes even more alarmed when her fiancé Franz begins to take more than a passing interest in the girl. When she breaks into Coppelius's house to confront her rival, she soon realises that Coppelia is not quite what she seems.
The wonderfully innovative comedy mind behind Modern Life Is Goodish (Dave TV), Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure is back with a brand new live show that promises more of his unique blend of stand-up comedy and visual story-telling as Dave Gorman Gets Straight To The Point... (The PowerPoint). Yes. That's right. It's a PowerPoint presentation. We know what you're thinking. But don't worry... as this all-new show follows the phenomenal success of his critically-acclaimed UK Tour, Dave Gorman's Powerpoint Presentation, which included a sold-out 5-night run at London's Southbank Centre, we think you're in pretty safe (and funny) hands. You won't need to take notes and you almost certainly won't be tested on it later.
Steve Johnston wrestles with compromises. Set across 4 separate stand-up gigs, this Faustian-style drama follows the choices of a comedian who could gain everything he wants, but may lose everything he has.
World Premiere. Contains String Language
Dr Stockmann attempts to expose a water pollution scandal in his home town - about to set itself up as a spa - but his brother conspires with newspapers and politicians to suppress the story. When Stockmann tries to put over his story at a public meeting he is reviled as an `enemy of the people'.
Thomas Ostermeier's potent adaptation is a mirror for our times set against a world of environmental and financial crises. Studded with contemporary political and musical references, the production builds to an explosive final act in which audiences are invited to join the debate. Performed in German with English surtitles. Age guidance: 14+. Running time: 2hrs 30mins/no interval.
Part of the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen's
Brazilian Dance Company founded in 1975 by Paulo Pederneiras. Grupo Corpo's virtuosic 22 dancers combine the precision of classical ballet with the sensuality and passion of Latin dance rhythms. Grupo Corpo translates as Group Body, reflecting the movement style of the dancers, who co-ordinate to fill the stage with unmatched energy and excitement.
The Company will perform two pieces choreographed by artistic director Rodrigo Pederneiras. Parabelo was described by Pederneiras as his most Brazilian creation and is inspired by life in rural Brazil. As the dancers sweep across the stage, moving rhythmically from group to solo and back again, there are moments of utter peace and stillness and others of raucous Brazilian carnival. Sem Mim is a darker piece which takes its inspiration from a Portuguese song cycle and focuses on a group of women who lament the loss of their lovers. Dressed in intricately patterned and colourful bodysuits, the dancers move as waves; the ebb and flow of their bodies mimicking
Mrs Brown is excited because her son, Trevor, whom she has not seen in five years, has promised to pay a Christmas visit home. However, daughter Cathy returns from her trip to America with unwelcome news. But who will tell Mammy? Rory Brown is distraught because his partner, Dino, has tried to drown him, Mark and Betty do their best to keep everyone calm, while nobody is sure what to do about Winnie's big box or grandad's little hamster. Questions need answers, for instance Will Agnes get the Virgin Mary gig? What is Cathy's big secret? Which of the Browns is not a Brown? Why does grandad keep going out of the bedroom window? Why is Buster learning to be a penguin? What the feck is going on!?
Contains strong language.
Local audiences will have the chance to witness first-hand the amazing rhythm and drama of Israel Galv?n as he turns dance into music, taking flamenco to a new level of showmanship in his first ever Irish appearance at The MAC. Hailed the world over as the master of contemporary Flamenco and known for mixing rapid fire footwork and intricate movements, his Bessie Award Winning production La Edad de Oro retraces the roots of flamenco, bringing a traditional artform to vibrant 21st century life.
Part of the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen's
The story of the adult life of Jesus as he preaches, does miracles, ruffles the establishments feathers and finally is condemned to death. Previous West End run finished in 1980 after 3,368 performances.
John Bishop is now one of the most in-demand acts on the comedy circuit. His engaging brand of observational humour mines his varied and colourful life experience, from being a Dad to cycling round the world and from a successful corporate career to being a club doorman.
His brand new show SUPERSONIC will be smashing through comedy MACH 3. So ? grab your ticket, sit back and prepare for maximum comedy G force!
Come and find out whether or not a leopard can change its spots, or if they are doomed to be angry forever not to have been given a more uniform and symmetrical fur pattern.
Bertie, the Duke of York, was never meant to be King. Shy, fragile, afflicted with profound stuttering, his occasional public speeches were a torment to himself and worse to those forced to listen. When his older brother David, now Edward VIII, abdicates his throne in exchange for the bed of a twice divorced American with Nazi sympathies, Bertie s wife Elizabeth turns to a Harley Street speech therapist from Australia: Lionel Logue. What transpires in the privacy of Logue s consultation room is the heart of this drama. Can Bertie, the reluctant King, be ?cured to get through his Coronation, and even more daunting, speak via the BBC to anxious millions throughout the world, rallying the troops, a nation, and an Empire to defend democracy? At the crucial moment comes the disclosure that Logue is not what he seems. Carefully researched, this is the true story of a friendship that changed history.
A fast moving celebration of the triumph of young love over the misguided plotting of others. The predicament of the innocent lovers Lise and Colas, the comic antics of Alain and the hilarious meddling of Widow Simone create some of the most memorable and technically challenging set pieces in the classica repertoire.
Amongst the most popular of Verdi's operas, La traviata is the work of a master of the musical drama. Its perfumed arias and soaring choruses vividly depict the ravishingly decadent but glamorous world of Parisian high society as the background to a heart rending story of romantic happiness destroyed. Original book called La Dame aux Camelias.
New Production. Sung in Italian with English titles.
Evans has been awarded the Time Out Award for comedy and also a highly coveted Perrier Award. His energetic and sweaty style, accompanied on stage by little more than a mike stand and a towel, has become a trademark - full of slapstick, silly voices and energy.
Based on Irish folklore, this classic tale of Good vs. Evil, expressed through the universal language of dance, has thrilled audiences worldwide and catapulted Irish dance to a new dimension and unprecedented worldwide acclaim. As the story unfolds, the Little Spirit travels through time to help the Lord of the Dance protect his people from the challenge of Don Dorcha, the Dark Lord. As this evil dark power challenges the hero, the incredible adventure continues, drawing its audience into a mythical universe of love, danger, and desire.
Michael Flatley in his final West End Performance (the show goes on a major uK tour after this event but Michael will not be in it). Features new staging, new costumes and new choreography.
Count Almaviva lusts after the delicious Susanna, Figaro's bride to be. The neglected Countess pines for her husband's attentions and, as she tries to make him jealous, love and suspicion abound. Figaro must unravel the threads before he and Susanna can tie the knot. Also performed as Figaro's Wedding and Figaro!. First performed at the Burgtheater in Vienna on 1 May 1786
New Production. Sung in English.
Michael McIntyre's spot-on observational comedy and trademark ability to turn everyday situations into master-classes of human exasperation have struck chords with millions of fans, cementing him as one of the UK's most loved comedy performers.
T'was the night before Christmas the city is heavin' There's shoppin' and gurnin' and drinkin' and thievin'... It's a new time a new place a new police service. Two WPC's try to keep order amongst the mayhem that is a Belfast Christmas - it doesn't help that it's the last night on the beat for one of them - the first night for the other - and they can't find their land rover.
From the Olivier Award winning author that brought you Stones in His Pockets and the acclaimed team that brought you Night in November - Xmas Eve Can Kill You and Women on the Verge of HRT. It'd be a crime to miss it...
Danske Bank Stage
This enchanting story tells the tale of how Clara is given a wooden nutcracker as a Christmas present by Dr Drosselmeyer. During the Christmas party Clara and her brother Fritz fight over the nutcracker doll. Later that night Clara wakes and looks for the Nutcracker doll. When the clock strikes twelve, giant mice appear and fight with the toy soldiers. The nutcracker doll comes to life and joins in the battle. Clara finally kills the King Mouse with her shoe and The Nutcracker Doll is transformed into a handsome prince who takes Clara through the land of snow to the Kingdom of Sweet and the Palace of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Dickens' Victorian story of a boy in a London workhouse and his adventures on the way to his family. Lionel Bart's most successful musical contains some of the great villains of all time including Fagin and Bill Sykes. The songs include "Food glorious food", "You Got to Pick a Pocket or Two", "Who will buy this wonderful morning", "I am reviewing the situation" and "Consider yourself at Home".
With a career in comedy spanning three decades, Omid Djalili's legendary performances on stage and screen have won him fans and plaudits the world over. Renowned for his razor sharp wit, boundless energy and expertly crafted cultural observations, Omid's original material continues to explore the diversity of modern Britain and he remains one of the most exciting entertainers on the circuit.
Based on Goldoni's 18th-century comedy The Servant of Two Masters. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancee's dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who's been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Holed up at The Cricketers' Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.
Marian needs to move on. She has sold her business and takes up tenancy in a repossessed Belfast working-class parlour-house. Her hopes for a safe haven and fresh start are soon shattered when she finds herself bunkered down during the Ulster Workers' Strike with estranged husband Lenny, his muesli-chomping friend Peter, and her best friend Ruth who is fleeing from an abusive husband. The four have their own personal crises to reconcile before they can carve a new future. They work out their relationships to each other, the world outside and to the past while trying to envisage a future beyond bombs and reprisals. Only Marian is aware of a fifth presence - the ghost of Lily Matthews, the previous occupant.
From the late, great Stewart Parker this, his final masterpiece sets out to find the light in the dark.
Danske Bank Stage
The Producers the new Mel Brooks musical is the story of two theatrical producer who hatch the ultimate theatrical scam...to raise more money than they need to put on a sure-fire Broadway disaster, and then to pocket the leftover cash when the show flops. Their guaranteed-to-fail fiasco? Springtime for Hitler - the musical.
Shrek is the story of the swamp-dwelling ogre who, in a faraway kingdom, embarks on a life-changing adventure in order to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey who won't shut up, this unlikely hero - not a handsome prince - fights a fearsome dragon, rescues the feisty Princess Fiona and learns that real friendship and true love aren't only found in fairy tales. With all-new songs, and an old favourite in "I'm a Believer", this spectacular stage musical brings to life the film's cast of dysfunctional characters and the accompanying subversive fun. The stage musical is based on the story and characters from William Steig's book Shrek! and the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation feature film Shrek, the first chapter in the series of irreverent fairy tales.
Sky Hawk is an intense and touching story of how protecting a rare bird forges a deep and special friendship between two young people. This mysterious adventure with live music and songs, fused with digital media, takes you on an incredible ecological journey that stretches from theUKtoAfrica.
The tale of the sleeping beauty - sleeping under the spell of a wicked witch until her Prince Charming comes to wake her up.
Danske Bank Stage
One of ballet's most famous works with some of its best known music. It is Siegfried's birthday and his mother gives him a crossbow and an ultimatum to get married! After the party and finding himself alone he goes hunting. The evil magician Rothbart (half man half bird) keeps beautiful women as swans on the lake - but by night they resume human form. Siegfried is bewitched by Odette, a Princess and one of the Swans. She explains their plight to Siegfried and says the spell can only be broken by someone who'll love her truly for ever. He swears to do so but Odette returns to being a swan as Rothbart's powers are so strong. Siegfried returns to the palace and his mother presents him with a string of women from whom to chose his bride - Rothbart arrives with his daughter Odile disguised as Odette and Siegfried agrees to marry her - only then realising his mistake as Odile reviles him for breaking his vow to Odette. Siegfried returns to the lake and begs Odette to forgive him - then fights Rothbart whom he kills - and the swans are released from the spell.
The 1935 film centres on American dancer Jerry Travers (Astaire) who is working for bumbling producer Horace Hardwick in London. When Jerry practices his new dance routine late one night in Horace's hotel, it wakes the sleeping Dale Tremont (Rogers) below. When she goes upstairs to complain, the two are immediately attracted to each other, but complications arise when Dale mistakes Jerry for Horace, who is married to her friend.
Musical based on Romeo and Juliet about rival gangs in New York City. Original concept by Jerome Robbins who did the original choreography. Includes songs such as 'Somewhere', 'Tonight', 'America', 'Maria', 'Office Krupke', 'I feel pretty' and 'Somethings Coming'.