What’s on in Belfast theatres this month
Brian Friel’s TRANSLATIONS
- Brian Friel’s play is modern masterpiece and finds a new potency, in a time where Brexit has thrown current Anglo-Irish relations into sharp relief, redrawing old boundaries, and opening up old wounds. Abbey Theatre Artistic Director and Donegal native Caitríona McLaughlin opens a hotly anticipated new production of Translations in Belfast before a summer run on the Abbey stage.
- Sat 23 Apr—Sun 29 May 2022
- Book now https://lyrictheatre.co.uk/whats-on/translations
Abomination: A DUP Opera The Belfast Ensemble
- After a sell-out Belfast run at the 2019 Outburst Queer Arts Festival and fresh from their Abbey Theatre run, this award-winning smash hit opera finally makes its way back home!
- Wed 6—Sun 10 Apr 2022
- Book now https://lyrictheatre.co.uk/whats-on/abomination
Grand Opera House
The Osmonds: A new musical
- You Loved Them For A Reason. Now, for the first time, you can see this sensational new musical and relive one of the world’s biggest ever boybands. THE OSMONDS: A new musical tells the official story from Jay Osmond about the five brothers from Utah who were pushed into the spotlight as children and went on to create smash hits decade after decade.
- Tue 12 April - Sat 16 April 2022
- Book now at https://www.goh.co.uk/whats-on/the-osmonds-a-new-musical/
Derren Brown: Showman
- The multi award-winning master of mind control and psychological illusion, Derren Brown, is at his very best on stage. His one-man shows have received wide critical acclaim and more Olivier wins and nominations than any other in history!
- Fresh from his hugely successful Broadway debut, Derren returns home to the UK to launch his first brand new theatre show in six years: SHOWMAN.
- Tue 19 April 2022 - Sat 23 April 2022
- BOOK NOW https://www.goh.co.uk/whats-on/derren-brown-showman/
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
- When the three orphaned Rawlins children are reluctantly evacuated from wartime London to live with the mysterious Eglantine Price, they have no idea what adventures lie ahead. Upon discovering Eglantine to be a trainee witch, they join forces to search for a secret spell that will defeat the enemy once and for all. Armed with an enchanted bedknob, a bewitched broomstick and a magical flying bed, they encounter surprising new friendships on their journey from Portobello Road to the depths of the beautiful briny sea.
- Wednesday 27 April - Sunday 1 May 2022
- BOOK NOW https://www.goh.co.uk/whats-on/bedknobs-and-broomsticks
The Mac Theatre
- Mojo and his mate Mickybo are two nine-year-old boys from opposing sides of the sectarian divide. They are 'thick as two small thieves', playing headers, being mouthy, building huts, spitting from cinema balconies and re-enacting their favourite movie, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. They are young cowboys in the making, with the violence of The Troubles only obliquely impacting on them – until finally their friendship is destroyed in a way that they only later come to understand.
- 6-10 April
- Book now at https://themaclive.com/event/mojo-mickybo
The Half Moon by Alice Malseed
- A new play inspired by Tiger’s Bay.
- Written by Alice Malseed, one of Northern Ireland's most exciting new playwrights, the play explores the lives of four generations of women from the 1940s to the present day living in the Tiger's Bay area of Belfast.
- 6-10 April
- Book now at https://themaclive.com/event/the-half-moon-by-alice-malseed