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    Address

    55 Ridgeway Street, Belfast BT9 5FB, Co. Antrim

    Email

    info@lyrictheatre.com

    Website

    www.lyrictheatre.co.uk

    Phone

    + 44 (0)28 9038 5685

  • Executive Producer

    Jimmy Fay

  • Technical Manager

    Keith Ginty

  • Head of Marketing and Communications

    Simon Goldrick

  • Operations Executive

    Ciaran McAuley

  • Creative Learning Co-ordinator

    Philip Crawford

  • Box Office Phone

    +44 (0) 28 9038 1081

  • Programming Policy

    The Lyric Theatre began an exciting new chapter in its history on 1 May 2011 when it opened its stunning new building on the leafy banks of the River Lagan in south Belfast.

    The £18.1m state-of-the-art theatre is not only a magnificent addition to Northern Ireland’s cultural landscape but a breath-taking symbol of a new city emerging confidently from its troubled past.

    Almost three times the size of the old theatre, the new building is 5,026 metres square or 54,164 sq ft and has three distinct areas:

    • The 389 seat auditorium, the Danske Bank Stage, is the main performance area, providing an extra 90 seats in a single steep rake. The intimacy of the old theatre remains as the body of the audience is not broken by balconies or barriers ensuring actors and audience share the same space.

    • A second performance studio, the Naughton Studio, accommodates between 110 and 150 people, can be adapted to suit any performance style and will explore experimental work as well as reimagining classic plays and developing the skills of local artists.

    • The third space is a rehearsal room the same size as the main auditorium stage.

    • The Café Bar has stunning views over the River Lagan and is open seven days a week for lunch, Sunday brunch and snacks throughout the day.

  • Resident Company

    Lyric Theatre

NEW IRISH PLAYS PRODUCED AT LYRIC THEATRE

Play Title Playwright
1974 Damian Gorman
A Very Weird Manor Marie Jones (1)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Paul Boyd (2) Lewis Carroll
A musical adaptation of the original book by Lewis Carroll.
Can't Forget About You David Ireland
Castles in the Air Martin Lynch
Based on the community play 'A Roof Under Our Heads' (not listed) by the same author.
Cauterised Neill Speers
Charlie Gorilla John McClelland
Culture Vultures Robin Glendinning
Loosely based on a radio play and a short story by the same author.
Dark Rosaleen Vincent Mahon
Death of a Comedian Owen McCafferty
Demented Gary Mitchell
Dockers Martin Lynch
Drive On! Bill Morrison
Európé Dominic Behan
Facing North John Boyd
Galloping Buck Jones Ken Bourke
Getting the Picture David Pownall
Guests John Boyd
Here Comes The Night Rosemary Jenkinson
Holding Hands at Paschendale Martin Lynch
Horseman Pass By Daniel Magee
Indian Summer Jennifer Johnston
It Would Be Funny... Tom Coffey
Kingdom Come Stewart Parker
Lá Fhéile Míchíl Eoghan Ó Tuairisc
Lengthening Shadows Graham Reid
Love or Money Rosemary Jenkinson
Love, Billy Graham Reid
Marching On Gary Mitchell
McCool XXL Paul Boyd (2)
Merry Christmas Betty Ford Conor Mitchell
Minstrel Boys Martin Lynch
Mistletoe & Crime Marie Jones (1)
Molly Wobbly's T*t Factory Paul Boyd (2)
My Silver Bird Patrick Galvin
The original programme credits My Silver Bird as an entertainment devised by Mary O'Malley. Patrick Galvin is credited with Play and Lyrics.
Nightfall to Belfast Patrick Galvin
Northern Star Stewart Parker
Old Days Frank Dunne
On McQuillan's Hill Joseph Crilly
Paradise Padraig Coyle Conor Grimes Alan McKee
Based on the book 'Paradise Lost and Found' by Padraig Coyle.
Pictures of Tomorrow Martin Lynch
Pygmies in the Ruins Ron Hutchinson
Remembrance Graham Reid
Republica Aodh Ó Domhnaill
Rough Beginnings Robert Ellison
Round the Big Clock John Boyd
Smiley Gary Mitchell
Speranza's Boy John Boyd
Stitched Up Rosemary Jenkinson
Summer Class John Boyd
Tea in a China Cup Christina Reid
Tearing the Loom Gary Mitchell
The Belle of the Belfast City Christina Reid
The Blizzard Wizard Paul Bosco McEneaney Zoë Seaton
The Butterfly of Killybegs Brian Foster
The Civilisation Game Tim Loane
The Desert Lullaby Jennifer Johnston
The Farm John Boyd
The Flats (Belfast 1971) John Boyd
The Interrogation of Ambrose Fogarty Martin Lynch
The Lads Joe O'Donnell
The Last Burning Patrick Galvin
The Man Jesus Matthew Hurt
The Private Picture Show Owen McCafferty
The Rise and Fall of Barney Kerrigan Frank Dunne
The Snow Queen Richard Croxford
Adapted from the fairy tale of Hans Christian Andersen
The Street John Boyd
To Be Sure Tim Loane
To Hell With Faust Zoë Seaton
Victims Eugene McCabe
Adapted from the original television drama by the same author.
We Do It For Love Patrick Galvin
White Star of the North Rosemary Jenkinson

ADAPTATIONS/TRANSLATIONS

Play Title Playwright
A Christmas Carol John Boyd Charles Dickens
An adaptation of the original novella by Charles Dickens.
A Touch of Class Martine Garbacz Leon Rubin Molière
Translated by Martine Garbacz, adapted by Leon Rubin from 'Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme' by Molière.
Ghosts Conall Morrison Henrik Ibsen
A version of Ibsen's original.
Heritage Tommy McArdle Eugene McCabe
Adapted by Tommy McArdle from two television plays, 'Cancer' and 'Heritage', by Eugene McCabe.
How Many Miles to Babylon? Jennifer Johnston
An adaptation of her original novel of the same name.
Iph... Colin Teevan Euripides
After 'Iphigeneia in Aulis' by Euripides.
La Chunga David Johnston (1) Mario Vargas Llosa
A version of the original play by Mario Vargas Llosa.
The Feast Of Lupercal Michael McKnight Paddy Scully Brian Moore (3)
An adaptation of the original novel by Brian Moore.
The House of Bernarda Alba Frank McGuinness Federico García Lorca
A version of the original play by Federico Garcia Lorca.
The Hypochondriact David Johnston (1) Molière
Adapted from 'La Malade Imaginaire' by Molière.
The Nest Conor McPherson Franz Xaver Kroetz
The Painkiller Sean Foley Francis Veber
A new adaptation of Veber's 1971 farce 'Le Contrat' (1971)
The Second Life Of Tatenberg Camp Joseph Long Armand Gatti
A translation of the play 'La Deuxième Existence du Camp de Tatenberg' by Armand Gatti.
The Tell-Tale Heart Paddy Scully Edgar Allan Poe
An adaptation of the original short story by Edgar Allan Poe.
Three Sisters Lucy Caldwell Anton Chekhov
Adapted from a literal translation by Helen Rappaport.
Wuthering Heights John Boyd Emily Brontë
A dramatisation of the original novel by Emily Brontë.
Yeats in Limbo Sam McCready William Butler Yeats