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As this season brochure is my first as Chief Executive of the Grand Opera House, it is my opportunity to introduce myself as I present the Spring-Summer 2017 programme at Northern Ireland’s Premier Theatre. Belfast-born, I am no stranger to the Grand Opera House, having spent the early part of my career working within the Theatre’s marketing department. Now I am proud and honoured to be heading the outstanding organisation which brings you this season, and many more great seasons to come. Spring naturally prompts anticipation of renewal and new growth, and those themes will run through future plans for the many ways in which the Grand Opera House contributes to the arts in Northern Ireland. The range of shows and events presented on the Theatre’s splendid stage will continue to be broad and appealing, with something for everyone. But expect to see new ambition in the work we present - top plays, musicals, dance and live entertainment from Ireland, the UK, and from international companies. Another central feature of our work is Creative Learning. We plan new growth in our programme of education and participation, both in the Baby Grand within the Theatre, and elsewhere in the City and beyond. This is important and exciting work, fostering a love of the performing arts amongst audiences of tomorrow.

Tomorrow’s audiences are the theme of a brand-new event I am delighted to announce. In July we will present our first Family Festival, which gives a strong indication of the importance of activities for families and children at the Grand Opera House. The Festival precedes our traditional Summer Youth Project, involving 200 young people in the staging of a full-scale musical, with professional direction, choreography and musical accompaniment. This year, they will present an unrivalled modern classic - Lionel Bart’s Oliver!, which we are able to present by the kind permission of Sir Cameron Mackintosh, to whom we are hugely grateful. I hope you will find plenty in our forthcoming seasons to entertain, move and delight. Ian Wilson Chief Executive


The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Principal Funder of the Grand Opera House. Another superb programme of drama, dance and opera, with the promise of more memorable nights out at the incomparable Grand Opera House, beckons over the coming months. Quality and variety are this Theatre’s great strengths, and the new season certainly lives up to expectation with the likes of the National Theatre’s production of Jane Eyre, Opera North’s Season of Fairytales, and the world premiere production of Angela’s Ashes. Or your eye may be drawn to one of the big West End shows, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the

275,000

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Night-Time, and Sunny Afternoon. Or perhaps something a little ‘left of field’, such as Dirty Dusting or Spamalot. The Grand Opera House’s commitment to providing ‘theatre for all’ means that Northern Ireland audiences have the opportunity to experience much of the best local, national and international theatre available anywhere today. The Arts Council is proud of our long association as principal funder of this Theatre, which offers so much to so many. Roisín McDonough Chief Executive

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YOUR 74,500 GRAND PEOPLE OPERA HOUSE SAW OUR PANTO

CINDERELLA

SINCE 1895

hundreds of famous faces have graced the stage of the Grand Opera House including: Laurel and Hardy, Liam Neeson, James Nesbitt, Sir Derek Jacobi, Gordon Kaye, Van Morrison, Dirk Benedict, Paul Michael Glaser, Alexandra Burke, Derren Brown, Sir Roger Moore, Brian Conley, Britt Ekland, Simon Callow, Sir Kenneth Branagh, Luciano Pavarotti and Darcey Bussell

I can remember doing The Rocky Horror Show in the late 90s and have done a number of shows since, most notably The King’s Speech, at the Grand Opera House in Belfast. It’s always been a date on the touring schedule that everyone looks forward to, principally because of the audiences but also the city itself and the wonderful Theatre that represents the diverse culture of that great place. Can’t wait to get back there! Jason Donovan returns in Million Dollar Quartet Tuesday 25th Saturday 29th April


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THE ORIGINAL. LIVE ON STAGE.

The Woman in Black Tuesday 7 - Saturday 11 March Tuesday – Thursday 7.30pm: £15.75 - £28.25 Wednesday and Thursday 2pm and Saturday 2.30pm: £13.75 - £24.25 Friday and Saturday 7.30pm: £18.75 - £32.25

Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation. This gripping production, directed by Robin Herford, is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror. Free post-show Q & A: follows Thursday 7.30pm performance

DRAMA

Join the seven million theatregoers worldwide who have experienced ‘The most brilliantly effective spine-chiller you will ever encounter’ (Daily Telegraph).

Thursday 9th March

Continuing its record-breaking run at the Fortune Theatre in London’s West End, The Woman in Black is coming to Belfast as part of a major UK Tour.

11.30am-12.30pm £8 per pupil Limited availability

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Wednesday 15 – Saturday 18 March All evening performances 7.00pm except Cinderella 18 March 2pm Hansel and Gretel school matinee on Thursday 16th March at 11am. Tickets from £18.75 - £50.75 (Discounts available for schools, under 30s and multi-buys)

OPERA

Hansel and Gretel A DARKLY FUNNY FAIRY TALE Perhaps the most popular operatic fairy tale of them all, Hansel and Gretel is also one of the darkest. From a poor home where hunger is everpresent, brother and sister escape to the world of the forest, both idyllic and dangerous. This contemporary take on a classic story reveals the perils of growing up. BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk

Cinderella (La Cenerentola) A GLITTERING COMEDY OF PURE MAGIC A much-loved fairy tale but not quite as you know it. This sparkling romcom unites the fun, fire and brilliance of Rossini’s music with a fresh and witty production. The Snow Maiden A FOLK-INSPIRED OPERA TO WARM THE ICIEST OF HEARTS The Snow Maiden is warm and beautiful, but she hides a secret... her heart is made of ice. If warmed by human love, it will melt and she will die. Rimsky-Korsakov’s delightfully colourful score is based on the Russian fairy tale.


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Give my Head Peace Live!

EXTRA PERFORMANCE ADDED

the Grand Opera House. Yes, Uncle Andy, Da, Ma, Pastor Begbie and the SUN 5PM rest of Ulster’s favourite dysfunctional family are back! And with Brexit, Trump, an election and a collapsed Assembly you can be sure that they’ll have plenty to say.

Sunday 19 – Saturday 25 March Sunday and Saturday 5pm & 8pm Monday - Thursday 8pm £15.50 - £24.25 Friday 6pm & 9pm £18.75 - £27.50

COMEDY

After making a brief appearance on BBC television in December the Give My Head Peace gang return to their second home –

Expect up-to-the minute satire, laugh out loud comedy and top class stand-up from Tim McGarry. Tickets are selling fast so be sure to get in quick to the must-see comedy show of the year. Give My Head Peace Live! (Free boiler with every ticket)

LET’S BE FRIENDS Play your part in supporting Northern Ireland’s iconic Theatre by becoming a Friend of the Grand Opera House. In return receive exclusive ticket and event offers:

FROM JUST £40 A YEAR

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For further information on the fantastic benefits you’ll receive, or to become a Friend of the Grand Opera House, contact the Box Office on 028 9024 1919, the Friends Coordinator on 028 9027 7732 or go to goh.co.uk/theatre-friends

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TAKING PART

Grand Opera House Youth Theatre The Grand Opera House Youth Theatre is an exciting opportunity for young people to learn and improve their practical performance skills as well as improve their confidence. They will use their improvisation and other drama techniques to hone their skills and stage craft.

DATES

TERM 1 Sat 29 April – Sat 17th June 2017 TERM 2 Sat 16 Sep – Sat 4th Nov 2017

TIMES AND COSTS 8-11 year olds: 11am - 1pm £70 Per Term 12-18 year olds: 1.30pm - 4.30pm £80 Per Term

To book please contact the Box Office on 028 9024 1919.

The Grand Opera House Youth Theatre presents

Collected Grimm Tales Friday 24 and Saturday 25 March 7pm The Baby Grand Studio Children: £5.50; Adults £8.00

YOUTH THEATRE

The Grand Opera House Youth Theatre presents a fresh interpretation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales.

reimagining of these timeless tales - which will transport you to the bright warped world of a child’s imagination. Suitable for all ages.

Penned by former Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, and dramatised by the award winning Tim Supple for the Young Vic Theatre Company, expect a bold and energetic

This amateur production of Collected Grimm Tales is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French LTD.

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8 NEIL ECKERSLEY presents

A whole new adventure for the Alice in us all

�AN INSPIRATIONAL MUSICAL� New York Times

starring

WENDI PETERS

DAVE WILLETTS

as Queen of Hearts

as White Rabbit

and guest starring West End & Broadway leading lady

KERRY ELLIS as Alice

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“AN OUTSTANDINGLY STRONG CAST” Essex Enquirer

“NOTHING SHORT OF SPINE-TINGLING” Sunderland Echo

Wonderland Monday 27 March – Saturday 1 April Monday 7.30pm and Thursday 2.30pm: £18.75 - £34.25 Tuesday – Thursday 7.30pm and Saturday 2.30pm: £20.25 - £36.25 Friday and Saturday 7.30pm: £26.25 - £41.25 Recommended for age 6 yrs +

MUSICAL

TV and West End star Wendi Peters, much-loved for her acclaimed portrayal of Cilla BattersbyBrown in Coronation Street, will headline the UK tour of Wonderland as Queen of Hearts alongside musical theatre favourite Dave Willetts, who has previously starred in tours of South Pacific, 42nd Street and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, as White Rabbit.

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West End and Broadway leading lady Kerry Ellis, best known for playing Elphaba in the West End and Broadway productions of Wicked, will guest star as Alice.* Following sell-out seasons in Tampa, Texas and Tokyo, the multi Grammy and Drama Desk Award nominated Frank Wildhorn’s Wonderland receives its UK and European première in this brand-new British production. Hailed by the New York Times as ‘inspirational’, Wonderland is an enchanting musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, with a huge heart, a medley of magic and a whole lot of wonder. * Kerry Ellis is scheduled to appear at evening performances only.


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ACCESS The Grand Opera House is committed to ensuring that the Theatre is accessible to everyone. Please join our Access for All Scheme, so that we know your access requirements at the time of booking. Please go to goh.co.uk/box-officeinformation or contact the Box Office on 028 9024 1919 for further details.

Facilities include: Access for wheelchair users Induction loop & infrared facilities A range of accessible performances Assistance dogs welcome Accessible bathrooms Alternative Brochure Formats

This brochure is available in alternative formats such as braille, large print and audio. Please contact the Box Office on 028 9024 1919 for further details.

Access Performances SIGNED

Opera North’s Hansel and Gretel Wednesday 15 March 7pm The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Thursday 20 April 7.30pm Jane Eyre Thursday 24 August 7pm The Addams Family Thursday 5 October 7.30pm Peter Pan Tuesday 19 December 7pm

The Woman in Black Saturday 11 March 2.30pm, preceded by a touch tour at 12.30pm Opera North’s Cinderella Saturday 18 March 2pm Opera North’s Hansel and Gretel Saturday 18 March 7pm The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Friday 21 April 7.30pm preceded by a touch tour at 5.30pm Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Saturday 10 June 2pm Jane Eyre Saturday 26 August 2pm Hairspray Friday 3 November 7.30pm Peter Pan Saturday 6 January 2018 2.30pm

CAPTIONED Sunny Afternoon Thursday 4 May 7.30pm Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Thursday 8 June 7.30pm Hairspray Thursday 2 November 7.30pm Peter Pan Thursday 4 January 2018 7pm

AUDIO DESCRIBED

RELAXED

Peter Pan Wednesday 10 January 6pm

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Belfast Operatic Company present

Jekyll & Hyde Tuesday 4 – Saturday 8 April

Tuesday – Thursday 7.30pm and Saturday 2.30pm: £16.75 - £29.75 Friday and Saturday 7.30pm: £17.75 - £31.25

MUSICAL

A classic tale of good and evil, Jekyll & Hyde brings a new life to Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of romance and inner turmoil in this sensational musical adaptation based on The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. After four thrilling years on Broadway and multiple worldwide tours, this dark and dangerous love story, from Tony and Grammy nominated team of composer Frank Wildhorn and lyricist Leslie Bricusse, is presented by Belfast Operatic Company in this stunning new production. BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk

Including the classics This Is The Moment, and Someone Like You, its hauntingly beautiful pop rock score features some of Broadway’s best known songs. Jekyll & Hyde has mesmerised audiences the world over, playing to critical acclaim and receiving four Tony nominations including Best Book of a Musical. Jekyll & Hyde is a powerful and evocative story which tells the tale of Doctor Henry Jekyll (played by Karl McGuckin) and the two women who accompany him on a path of discovery. His scientific ambitions lead him to test his own experiments and unshackle the darkness within him, forcing an epic struggle between good and evil. This is a non-professional production


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The Wedding Singer Tuesday 11 – Saturday 15 April Tuesday and Wednesday 7.30pm and Saturday 5pm: £21.25 – £36.25 Thursday 2.30pm and Friday 5pm: £17.25 - £30.25 Thursday 7.30pm and Friday & Saturday 8.30pm: £25.25 - £40.25

MUSICAL

It’s 1985. Hair is huge, greed is good and rockstar wannabe Robbie Hart (Jon Robyns: Avenue Q, Legally Blonde) is New Jersey’s favourite wedding singer. When his own fiancée dumps him at the altar a seriously bummed out Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Can sweet natured Julia, (Cassie Compton: X Factor) and her best friend Holly (Roxanne Pallett: Emmerdale, Waterloo Road) lure Robbie out of the dumpster and back into the limelight?

Or is he going to see her head off down the aisle with Wall Street bad boy Glenn (Ray Quinn: X Factor, Dancing On Ice)? Only Grandma Rosie (Ruth Madoc: Hi-De-Hi!, Little Britain) seems to be able to see that Robbie and Julia are the couple that are meant to be. Don’t miss your chance to join the party of the year – with a musical that promises to get you up dancing faster than your Dad at a wedding, packed with songs which capture all the fun and energy of the Adam Sandler smash-hit film. THE WEDDING SINGER Music by Matthew Sklar Book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy Lyrics by Chad Beguelin Based upon the New Line Cinema film Written by Tim Herlihy BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk


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‘A beautiful, dazzlingly inventive show about the wonders of life.’ Evening Standard

A NEW PLAY BY

SIMON STEPHENS

BASED ON THE BEST-SELLING NOVEL BY

MARK HADDON

Photo of Luke Treadaway by Hugo Glendinning. Photos of the 2017 UK & Ireland Tour cast by Brinkhoff/Mögenburg

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Tuesday 18 – Saturday 22 April Tuesday – Thursday 7.30pm: £21.25 - £36.25 Wednesday and Thursday 2.30pm: £17.25 – £31.25 Friday and Saturday 7.30pm & Saturday 2.30pm: £24.75 - £38.25

DRAMA

The National Theatre’s internationally acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to Belfast after a sell-out run in 2015. Winner of seven Olivier Awards and five Tony Awards® including Best Play,

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the NightTime brings Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel to thrilling life on stage, adapted by two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens and directed by Olivier and Tony Award®-winning director Marianne Elliott. Christopher, fifteen years old, has an extraordinary brain – exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. When he falls under the suspicion of killing Mrs Shears’ dog, it takes him on a journey that upturns his world.

WHAT THE CRITICS SAY êêêêê ‘Astonishing and Unmissable’ SUNDAY EXPRESS


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THE BROADWAY AND WEST END SMASH HIT MUSICAL

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‘A feel good musical with a soundtrack to die for’ THE INDEPENDENT

Million Dollar Quartet Tuesday 25 – Saturday 29 April Tuesday – Thursday 7.30pm and Thursday 2.30pm: £21.25 -£36.25 Friday & Saturday 7.30pm and Saturday 2.30pm: £25.75 - £40.25

MUSICAL

Following its success in the West End, Las Vegas and on Broadway, Million Dollar Quartet is coming to Belfast! This worldwide smash-hit musical is inspired by the famous recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. Million Dollar Quartet, starring Jason Donvan as iconic record producer Sam Phillips, brings that BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk

legendary night to life, featuring a score of rock hits including Blue Suede Shoes, Fever, That’s All Right, Sixteen Tons, Great Balls of Fire, Walk the Line, Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, Who Do You Love?, Matchbox, Folsom Prison Blues, Hound Dog and many more. Don’t miss your chance to discover the true story of one unforgettable night that made rock’n’roll history!

WHAT THE CRITICS SAY êêêê ‘The show that left me all shook up!’ DAILY MAIL

êêêê ‘Anyone who loves rock and roll is certain to have a good time.’ THE TELEGRAPH


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Sunny Afternoon Tuesday 2 – Saturday 6 May Tuesday 7.30pm and Thursday 2.30pm: £17.75 - £31.25 Wednesday and Thursday 7.30pm and Saturday 2.30pm: £25.25 - £41.25 Friday and Saturday 7.30pm: £31.25 - £48.25

MUSICAL

Winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Sunny Afternoon is an irresistible musical with slick theatricality and ingenious storytelling at its heart. It tells the captivating tale of how one of Britain’s greatest bands, The Kinks, rose to stardom. Step into swinging 60s Britain and discover how The Kinks found their definitive sound that rocked a nation and influenced generations. Feel

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the euphoric highs and experience the power of a live Kinks’ performance as we witness the band’s beginnings, their barnstorming debut on Top of the Pops, their infamous American tour and their triumphant comeback. Featuring the iconic hits You Really Got Me, Waterloo Sunset, Dedicated Follower of Fashion, All Day and All of the Night, Lola, Sunny Afternoon and many more, this production fizzes with energy, and is ‘a fresh new Great British Musical’ (The Times) that will make your spirits soar.

WHAT THE CRITICS SAY êêêêê ‘A blazing triumph. I swear you’ll get goosebumps!’ The Telegraph


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HOSPITALITY OPPORTUNITIES AT THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE

CONFERENCES AND EVENTS A hidden, gilded gem, conveniently located in the heart of Belfast, the Grand Opera House boasts not only a stunning auditorium, but also a modern, purpose-built conference space – the Baby Grand. Located just 15 minutes from Belfast City Airport and adjacent to main bus and rail links, the iconic, historic Grand Opera House is the perfect venue for conferences and events. The Baby Grand is superbly equipped and highly adaptable, with uses including conferences,

training days, dinner events, award ceremonies and fashion shows. A choice of business breakfasts and lunches, cocktails and canapés, right through to 5-course dining, complete the perfect package. The venue benefits from large acoustic doors which open out onto a bar area, ideal for drinks receptions, breakout sessions, refreshments and networking. A matchless benefit of hosting an event within this stunning setting, is the possibility of linking to one of the Grand Opera House’s shows. Private tours of the breathtaking theatre can also be arranged to make events exclusive and memorable. Email events@goh.co.uk for more information

Del and Rodney – The Comedy Dinner Show Friday 28 and Saturday 29 April

7.30pm: £44.50 (Dinner and Show included)

Take your seat in the Baby Grand as the Laughlines cast perform ‘Del & Rodney’ - a live, situation comedy which unfolds in real time. A guaranteed hilarious dining experience of pure theatrical improvisational comedy and caricature. Your hosts for the evening are the crème brulee of Peckham and look-alike Del, Rodney, Uncle Albert, Trigger and Boycie. With funny live songs, laughter, and interaction – as well as a fabulous three course meal – it’s sure to be remembered as one of the most enjoyable dining experiences you will ever have!

Sister Act VIP Package To celebrate the return of Sister Act, the Grand Opera House is offering a fabulous VIP experience to make your trip to this awardwinning show definitely one to remember! FOR ONLY £20 PER PERSON, YOU’LL RECEIVE: Access to an exclusive VIP suite 60 minutes prior to the show and during the interval Chilled glass of fizz on arrival Luxury ice-cream served at the interval

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A delicious luxury Canapé selection to enjoy before the show Souvenir show programme Complimentary cloakroom

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BOOK BY

19TH MARCH and receive

20%*

discount St Agnes’ 60th Birthday Present to You!

Me and My Girl Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 May Tuesday and Wednesday 7.30pm: £16.75 - £26.75 Thursday – Saturday 7.30pm and Saturday 2.30pm: £19.75 - £29.75 *20% Discount applies to any ticket for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday shows only. Use Discount code MAMG20 when booking

MUSICAL

St Agnes’ Choral Society continue their 60th Anniversary celebrations with a new production of the timeless Me and My Girl. Set in the late 1930s, this triple Tony BOX OFFICE

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Award-winning musical tells the story of an unapologetically unrefined cockney gent by the name of Bill Snibson, who learns that he is the 14th heir to the Earl of Hareford. It is only by learning gentlemanly manners that Bill will inherit his fortune - but will he be able to hold on to the love of his life, Sally, and stay true to his cockney roots whilst embarking on a new life as nobility? Featuring an irresistible list of musical classics, such as The Lambeth Walk, The Sun Has Got His Hat On and Leaning on a Lamp-post, Me and My Girl promises to have you strutting down the aisles of the Grand Opera House like a proper Pearly King or Queen! This is a non-professional production

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An Evening with Michael Parkinson Wednesday 17 May 7.30pm: £23.25 - £31.25

CONVERSATION

We celebrate the life and career of a man who has interviewed over 2,000 of the most important cultural figures of the 20th and 21st centuries and won many awards for journalism, radio and TV broadcasting. In conversation with his son Mike and showing highlights from the Parkinson archive, this is a unique opportunity to get an intimate, entertaining and informative look at his remarkable journey from a pit village in Yorkshire to the top of those famous stairs.

Action On Ability presents

Stay’n Alive...So I Am Friday 19 May 7.30pm: £12.25 - £18.25

CONCERT

Stay’n Alive... So I Am tells the true real-life story of individuals who continue to battle the obstacles that were presented to them. The original story is portrayed in a heartwarming, funny and emotional way that opens the door to hope, through its real life characters who have been there, done that and got the t-shirt! This is a non-professional production

Sunday Night at the Musicals

BSL signed Tickets available at the Box Offce or cal 028 9024 1919

SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE

Sunday 4 June 7.30pm: £19.75 - £23.75

CONCERT

Be prepared for an evening of glitz, glamour and toe-tapping tunes as the Association of Irish Musical Societies brings you on a journey into the world of musical theatre, revisiting old favourites and bringing you performances of some of the newest hits. The evening promises something for everyone - with a live orchestra, music, dance and plenty of laughter to guarantee a show-stopping evening of entertainment! This is a non-professional production

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Belfast Community Gospel Choir Saturday 20 May 7.30pm: £16.75 - £24.25

CONCERT

Join the Belfast Community Gospel Choir (BCGC) for an uplifting evening at the Grand Opera House. Hailed as ‘the soul of Belfast’, BCGC is known for energetic performances, full of great music and even greater craic! Gospel classics and modern pop songs sit side-by-side in a show that will move to you tears, get you dancing and fill you with joy.

Radamisto Sunday 14 May 7.30pm: £11.75 - £31.75

OPERA

A family feud sparks a fight for power. Sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, all are pitted against each other in a tale of illicit passion and deception conquered by love and heroism. Northern Ireland Opera and the Irish Chamber Orchestra present the Irish première of Handel’s Radamisto. Directed by Wayne Jordan (a former Associate Artist of the Abbey Theatre Dublin), designed by Annemarie Woods (Don Giovanni, Salome, Macbeth) and conducted leading Irish opera conductor David Brophy (Turandot), don’t miss the first Irish performance of one of Handel’s masterpieces. Sung in English. Generously supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.

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Crazy Tuesday 23 – Saturday 27 May Tuesday – Thursday 7.30pm and Friday and Saturday 5.30pm: £18.25 - £24.25 Friday and Saturday 8pm: £20.25 - £26.25

COMEDY

From the producers of Dancing Shoes - The George Best Story and 50 Shades Of Red White And Blue comes a hilarious new comedy! When young nurse Ruby returns from Gambia after another disastrous relationship, she wonders what she’s going to do about her sorry life. Step forward goods friends, Eddie and Gary with a cunning plan. But what has this got to do with Garth Brooks? In desperation, Ruby turns to her hero, Patsy Cline for answers and is shocked by what she discovers!

Written by the ever popular Brenda Murphy (A Night With George and Baby It’s Cold Outside) and directed by local favourite Martin Lynch, Crazy stars the infamous Caroline Curran (Fifty Shades of Red, White and Blue), Ciaran Nolan (Man About Dog, Man in the Moon) and Marty Maguire (Dancing Shoes, BBC’s Number 2’s). Another great comedy night out guaranteed! “I go out walkin’ after midnight, Out in the moonlight, just like we used to do...”

WHAT THE CRITICS SAY ‘Audiences love it... and there’s nothing crazy about that’ BELFAST TELEGRAPH

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Islands in the Stream Tuesday 30 May 8pm: £24.25 - £27.75

CONCERT

Celebrating the Queen and King of country, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers... Stacked with country music’s greatest hits: Jolene, Ruby, 9 to 5, The Gambler, I Will Always Love You and Lady – enjoy the awesome vocals and gentle humour of Dolly and Kenny’s legendary live shows. Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door... and sail away to another world... with the all-new thighslapping stage show blockbuster of 2017.

Thank You For the Music Wednesday 31 May and Thursday 1 June 8pm: £24.25 - £27.75

CONCERT

It’s Wednesday and Thursday night and the lights are low... the Grand Opera House is the place to go... Celebrate Dancing Queen’s 40th anniversary in sequin-spangled style. ABBA and Bee Gees hits abound: Super Trouper, Waterloo, Night Fever, Mamma Mia, Stayin’ Alive and more. Have the time of your lives rocking to the retro sounds of the ‘right music’ as ABBA’s legacy lives on in concert.

The Magic of The Beatles Friday 2 and Saturday 3 June 8pm: £24.25 - £27.75

CONCERT

Join the definitive Beatles live concert show, celebrating the Golden Anniversary of Yesterday. Their legendary live performances are recreated, and more... taking you from their ‘mop-top’ roots to the psychedelia of Sgt Pepper and beyond, from Love Me Do to Let It Be. Fantastic costumes, brilliant vocals and incredible musicianship Come Together in a lavish Magical Musical trip back to Yesterday. BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk


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BILL KENWRIGHT

BY ARRANGEMENT WITH THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP PRESENTS

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Tuesday 6 – Saturday 10 June Tuesday - Thursday 7.30pm & Wednesday and Thursday 2.30pm & Friday 5pm: £24.25 - £35.25 Friday and Saturday 8pm & Saturday 2pm and 5pm: £26.25 - £38.25

MUSICAL

Bill Kenwright’s ‘Amazing’, ’Superb’, ‘Wonderful’ and ‘Brilliant’ production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical continues on its record-breaking tour having sold to date an estimated 15 million tickets. Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph (Joe McElderry), his eleven brothers and the coat

of many colours, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Those Canaan Days, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door. Joe McElderry was just 18 when he won the sixth series of The X Factor in 2009 and immediately went straight to number one in the UK Singles Charts with his debut single The Climb. He has since gone on to have three top ten albums, as well as notching up two more reality TV show victories, winning ITV’s Popstar to Operastar and Channel 4’s The Jump. ‘‘Brilliant! It explodes like glittering fireworks’ The Sunday Times

‘A technicolor triumph’ The Independent

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SHOUT! Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 June Tuesday – Thursday 7.30pm and Friday 5.30pm and Saturday 2.30pm: £20.25 - £33.25 Wednesday 2.30pm: £17.25 - £26.25 Friday 8.30pm and Saturday 7.30pm: £23.25 - £40.25

MUSICAL

SHOUT! is the hilarious musical magazine that brings back the sights and smashing sounds that made England swing in the freewheeling decade of the 1960s. From cover-to-cover, SHOUT! travels in time from 1960 to 1970 chronicling the dawning liberation of women. Just as Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, Cilla Black and Lulu were independent women enjoying flourishing and successful careers, English and American women were redefining themselves in the face of changing attitudes about gender. SHOUT! reflects that change through the unforgettable music of the time. Though SHOUT! wears its heart on its sleeve, it also has its tongue planted firmly in its cheek. Everything from the period is recreated ranging from the fashions and the dances to the music and the hair - all of which is heightened and made just a tiny bit larger.

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The show features terrific new arrangements of such well-loved classics as To Sir, With Love, Downtown, You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, Son Of A Preacher Man and Goldfinger. And writers such as Tony Hatch, Jackie Trent, Burt Bacharach and Hal David are all heard at the top of their game through songs which resonate with a timeless quality appealing to all generations. With a shimmy and a shake, the songs are tied together by hilarious soundbites from the period ranging from Sixties advertisements for anything and everything to lonely-heart letters answered by an advice columnist who thinks every problem can be solved with a ‘fetching new hairstyle and a new shade of lipstick’. Please be aware that this production contains adult content. With its irresistible blend of foot-tapping songs, eye-popping fashions and psychedelic dances, this delightful musical will make you want to throw your head back and, simply, SHOUT!

WHAT THE CRITICS SAY ‘Two hours of on-your-feet, hand-clapping hits’ Liverpool Echo

‘A joyous paean to the music of the 1960’s’ IndieLONDON


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Giselle Wednesday 21 – Saturday 24 June Wed 7.30pm and Sat 2.30pm: £21.25 - £38.25 Thursday 2pm: £13.50 - £26.75 Thursday – Saturday 7.30pm: £22.25 - £43.25

BALLET

A classic production of one of the greatest Romantic ballets. Giselle is a haunting story of innocence and betrayal, a timeless tale about the redemptive power of love. A young peasant girl, Giselle, is in love with the handsome Albrecht, a Duke who hides his nobility, and his engagement to another. When Giselle discovers he has deceived her, she is driven to madness, and dies of a broken heart. The vengeful spirits of abandoned brides gather

by her grave, ready to welcome Giselle into their fold, and force men to dance to their death. Will Giselle’s love protect Albrecht from his fate? Moving from the sunny optimism of Giselle’s idyllic village life to a moonlit world of mystery and menace, Mary Skeaping’s production of Giselle features some of ballet’s most dramatic scenes and otherworldly images. Adolphe Adam’s score, performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic, adds to the lush atmosphere.

WHAT THE CRITICS SAY êêêêê ‘Utterly heartbreaking’ The Daily Telegraph

êêêêê ‘A Giselle to treasure forever’ The Arts Desk

Photo: Alina Cojocaru in Giselle, English National Ballet © Laurent Liotardo

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YOUR EXTRA SPECIAL NIGHT OUT WRAPPED UP IN A BOX!

Set either side of the stage, above the stalls, sit the Grand Opera House’s stunning gilt boxes; private seating spaces decked out in opulent red velvet providing unique views of the stage. Perfect for special occasions, family nights out or for entertaining. Enjoy the show in luxury; drinks and canapés await your arrival, along with show programmes and your own personal waiting staff. For a night to remember in lavish comfort choose one of our packages detailed below.

Matcham Experience

Grand Night Out

• Bottle of Mumm Cordon Rouge Champagne

• Bottle of Prosecco Conti d’Arco Brut NV

• Jug of Orange Juice

• Bottle of Riverrock Still Water

• Bottle of Riverrock Still Water

• Tray of handcrafted canapés

• Tray of handcrafted canapés

• Box of luxury Lindor Chocolates

• Box of luxury Lindor Chocolates

• 2 boxes of Pringles

• 2 boxes of Pringles

• Luxury ice-cream at the interval

• Luxury ice-cream at the interval

• Programmes for all guests

£100 FOR FOUR GUESTS*

£80 FOR FOUR GUESTS* • Jug of Orange Juice

• Signed programmes for all guests *Prices quoted are in addition to standard ticket prices IN THE PICTURE: One of the two framed stage boxes in the Grand Opera House auditorium

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THE THRILLING NEW STAGE PLAY FROM THE NO.1 BEST SELLING AUTHOR

HHHHH

‘A FINE CAST IN THIS THRILLING THRILLER. IT HAD THE AUDIENCE ON THE EDGE OF THEIR SEATS’ Latest 7

BILL WARD as DS ROY GRACE

LAURA WHITMORE and

as CLEO MOREY

STEPHEN BILLINGTON in

Not Dead Enough Monday 26 June – Saturday 1 July Monday 7.30pm and Thursday 2pm: £19.25 - £30.25 Tue – Thu 7.30pm and Sat 2.30pm: £21.25 - £34.25 Friday and Saturday 7.30pm: £23.25 - £36.25

THRILLER

Following the huge sell-out success of The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple, the thrilling work of multi-million selling author Peter James returns to the stage with the world premiere production of Not Dead Enough. Starring West End, award-winning actor Bill Ward, famous for his roles in Emmerdale and Coronation Street as DS Roy Grace, Laura Whitmore, one of the stars of 2016’s Strictly Come Dancing on BBC1, and Stephen Billington, best known for roles on Hollyoaks and Coronation Street.

On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife, he was sixty miles away, asleep in bed. At least that’s what he claims. But as Detective Superintendent Roy Grace continues to deal with the mysterious disappearance of his own wife, he starts to dig a little deeper into the chilling murder case and it soon becomes clear that love can be a dangerous thing... Adapted for the stage by award-winning writer Shaun McKenna and directed by Olivier Award winner Ian Talbot, Not Dead Enough is the third novel in Peter James’ award winning Roy Grace series and the third play in his box office smash-hit and critically acclaimed stage franchise. êêêê ‘Gripping storytelling. Full of twists and turns’ The Reviews Hub BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk


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FAMILY Open

FESTIVAL! week

3–8 JULY

The Grand Opera House is delighted to present its first ever Family Festival with a programme of events that will excite and engage all ages. Events include: WORKSHOPS . THEATRE TOURS . PUPPET SHOW ARTS AND CRAFTS . DANCE CLASSES . COMEDY . CHILDREN’S STAND-UP Look out for further details on all of our social media channels and website goh.co.uk

IN THE PICTURE: The stunning ceiling of the Theatre’s main auditorium


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THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE SUMMER YOUTH PROJECT PRESENTS

Book, Music and lyrics by

By arrangement with The Southbrook Group and Cameron Mackintosh Ltd.

The Grand Opera House Summer Youth Project presents

Now in its seventh year, the Grand Opera House Summer Youth Project presents Oliver!

Oliver!

Consider yourself one of our family and register for an audition.

Performance schedule: Thursday 27 – Saturday 29 July

200 of Northern Ireland’s young talent take to the stage of the Grand Opera House in Lionel Bart’s sensational musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel Oliver Twist. Telling the story of young orphan Oliver as he travels through the dark underbelly of London society, the score features many famous musical numbers including Consider Yourself, Food Glorious Food, As Long As He Needs Me and It’s A Fine Life.

Rehearsals begin Sunday 16 July Thursday and Friday 7pm: £13.75 - £21.25 Saturday 2pm and 7pm: £14.75 - £22.25

SUMMER YOUTH PROJECT

Auditions will be held on Sunday 19 March (please note call back auditions for principal roles will take place on Saturday 22 April) You must be aged 9-18 years old to take part in the production. Participation fee is £160 per person. Please see our website goh.co.uk/education for further details and a registration form. The closing date for registration is Wednesday 15 March.

The Summer Youth Project is sponsored by Coca Cola HBC Northern Ireland Limited.

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PRESENTS

MUSIC AND LYRICS BY

ADAM HOWELL BOOK BY

FROM THE PULITZER PRIZE WINNING BOOK

PAUL HURT BASED ON THE BOOK BY

FRANK MCCOURT

Angela’s Ashes The Musical

WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION

Tuesday 1 – Saturday 5 August Tue 7.30pm and Thu 2.30pm: £16.75 - £34.25 Wed and Thu 7.30pm and Sat 2.30pm: £18.75 - £38.25 Fri and Sat 7.30pm: £27.75 - £46.25

MUSICAL

In a major musical adaptation, Frank McCourt’s memoir Angela’s Ashes comes to the Grand Opera House in this emotional telling of a childhood in Limerick and beyond, featuring unforgettable songs and melodies, told with a rare lyricism and a warm inimitable sense of humour. As his parents struggle to provide for him and his brothers in 1940s Ireland, we follow young Frank’s escapades and experiences in a Dickensian landscape peopled by a drunken BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk

father, a helpless mother, pompous priests, bullying schoolmasters, money-lenders and dancing-teachers, culminating in his defiant escape to a new life in America. A haunting score adds to the emotional impact and the humour of the story. Angela’s Ashes has that rare gift of bringing an audience to tears one minute, laughing out loud the next – by turns, deeply moving and riotously funny, this new musical promises to be one of the major theatrical events in Northern Ireland this year.


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THE STAGE

‘CRAIG REVEL HORWOOD

HAS TURNED THE WHOOPI GOLDBERG MOVIE

INTO A HEAVENLY HIT SHOW.‘ MAIL ON SUNDAY

Sister Act Monday 14 – Saturday 19 August Monday – Thursday 7.30pm: £34.25 - £54.25 Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm: £21.25 - £38.25 Friday and Saturday 7.30pm: £38.25 - £58.25

MUSICAL

Following its sell-out run at the Grand Opera House in November 2016, the smash-hit musical comedy Sister Act returns to Belfast. Starring Alexandra Burke (X Factor, The Bodyguard) and directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, Sister Act is the feel-amazing show based on the movie starring Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith. Featuring original music by Tony® and 8-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Disney’s Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Enchanted), dazzling dance routines and songs inspired by Motown, soul and disco, Sister Act is the funniest and funkiest musical around.

Sister Act tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she won’t be found – a Convent! Standing ovations and rave reviews! Don’t miss the chance to see this fabulous show. Please note: Alexandra Burke is not scheduled to perform at any matinees. The role of Deloris will be played by Joanna Francis at these performances.

WHAT THE CRITICS SAY êêêê ‘A hugely enjoyable romp!’ DAILY EXPRESS

êêêê ‘Irresistible! Alexandra Burke - the perfect soul diva’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

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IN THE PICTURE: One of the famous elephant heads situated in the Theatre’s glorious auditorium.

BOOKING FEES Bookings are subject to a per-ticket booking fee of £1.75 per ticket on telephone bookings and £1.25 per ticket for bookings made online. Prices shown include maximum applicable per ticket booking fee. Groups of 10+ tickets and Gold and Platinum Friends are exempt from all booking fees.

HOW TO BOOK Booking tickets for shows and events at the Grand Opera House is easy;

To view our terms and conditions of booking please visit our website or request a copy at our Box Office.

1. ONLINE Book 24 hours a day at goh.co.uk and choose where you want to sit from the comfort of your own home.

GROUPS RATE Group rates apply to full price tickets only.

2. BY PHONE Call our friendly Box Office team on 028 9024 1919. Our lines are open 10am – 5pm Monday to Saturday.

DISCOUNTS: Discounts are available for selected productions/performances (restrictions apply). Discounts must be requested.

3. IN PERSON The Box Office, situated in the Theatre’s foyer is open Monday to Saturday: 10am – 5pm. On performance days the Box Office will remain open until the show begins.

CONTACT US: For any further information please contact us by email on info@goh.co.uk, call Stage Door on 028 9024 0411 or write to us at Grand Opera House, Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7HR.

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GODS

GROUND FLOOR

THIRD FLOOR

GODS SLIP RIGHT

UPPER CIRCLE SECOND FLOOR

CIRCLE SLIP LEFT

CIRCLE SLIP RIGHT UPPER BOX RIGHT

Orchestra Pit

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GRAND CIRCLE FIRST FLOOR

CIRCLE BOX RIGHT STAGE BOX RIGHT

GODS SLIP LEFT

UPPER BOX LEFT

CIRCLE BOX LEFT

STAGE FRONT

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HHHHH ‘Theatre at its most imaginative.’ Daily Mail

Based on the novel by

Charlotte Brontë Devised by the company

Jane Eyre Monday 21 August – Saturday 26 August Monday – Thursday 7pm and Saturday 2pm: £22.25 - £33.75 Thursday 2pm: £17.25 - £29.75 Friday and Saturday 7pm: £26.75 - £38.25

Jane Eyre’s spirited heroine faces life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart.

DRAMA

Following a critically acclaimed season at the National Theatre, Jane Eyre comes to Belfast this summer. This innovative re-imagining of Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece is a collaboration between the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic and is directed by Sally Cookson. The classic story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms.

WHAT THE CRITICS SAY êêêêê ‘Captures the beating heart of the novel. And then some.’ Mail on Sunday

êêêêê ‘Aflame with passion. A picture of exultant feminism’ The Observer

Photos of original cast by Manuel Harlan

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êêêêê “FOR ONCE, YOU CAN BELIEVE THE HYPE” BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

“AMAZING” ELAINE PAIGE BBC RADIO 2

The Simon and Garfunkel Story 50th Anniversary Tour Friday 1 and Saturday 2 September 8pm £16.75 - £24.25

CONCERT

Direct from its success in London’s West End, a sell-out UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including Mrs Robinson, Cecilia, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound and many more. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed! thesimonandgarfunkelstory.com ‘Authentic and Exciting.’ The Stage

THE BEST PERFORMERS IN COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING IN NORTHERN IRELAND

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Dirty Dusting Tuesday 19th – Saturday 23rd September Tuesday – Thursday 7.30pm and Saturday 2.30pm: £16.75 - £23.25 Friday and Saturday 7.30pm: £17.75 - £26.25

COMEDY

Three elderly cleaning ladies start up a telephone sex line. When three cleaners, Olive, Gladys and Elsie, are threatened with redundancy they feel that their lives are coming to an end until a chance wrong number gives them a new business start-up idea – why not run a telephone sex line? They’ve got motive, opportunity and a lifetime of experience – some more than others, mind you.

Provided Elsie can teach the other two a few new tricks there’s no reason why they can’t get rich quick providing they can keep their operation a secret from their bosses... and their husbands... and their children... and their grandchildren. A searing indictment of ageism in the 21st Century heavily disguised as a hysterical, laughout-loud, heart-warming comedy. Show contains adult content. ‘A fast-moving and riotously funny show’ BBC Birmingham

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Neil Delamere – Rule of Thumb Saturday 9 September 8pm £20.25 - £23.25

STAND UP COMEDY

Following sell-out shows last year, the master of mirth is back with his own unique brand of his irreverent humour. 2016 was another busy year for the perennially popular star of the Blame Game, which celebrates its 10th birthday on TV this year. With that, a science comedy series for RTE2 and his radio show on Today FM under his belt, now he is back to where it all started, talking to strangers in rooms for money.

The Dreamboys Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 September 7.30pm: £21.25 - £29.25

CABARET

The Dreamboys are back and hotter than ever with a brand-new show for 2017. If you’re looking for the very best girls’ night out, look no further than these incredible stripping hunks. An action packed two hour show from start to finish, these boys will literally have you begging for more! Book your tickets now before it’s too late!

The Greatest Hits of Motown Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 September 7.30pm: £17.75 - £28.25

CONCERT

The ultimate celebration of the sweet sound of Motown. This stunning live show combines first-class music with slick choreography, and an amazing band. The best Motown experience you will ever have! You’ll be Dancing On The Ceiling, with songs from legends such as Lionel Richie, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Four Tops, Smokey Robinson and more! BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk


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Elvis Spectacular Sunday 24 September 7.30pm: £18.25 - £23.25

CONCERT

Following last year’s stellar performance Ciaran Houlihan and his TCB Band along with the Sweet Sensations will, once again, perform Elvis’ greatest hits. Ciaran is the ultimate Elvis performer; he looks like Elvis, sounds like Elvis and moves like Elvis! With multiple costume changes throughout the show, Ciaran will be seen wearing authentic costumes designed by Elvis’ original costumers. Ciaran holds many prestigious awards such as ‘Best Gospel Elvis’, ‘Best 70’s Elvis’, ‘Elvis Four Nations & European Champion 2012’. The show is outstanding; a show put together by fans for the fans and will quite simply rock your socks off in this two hour trip to Elvis heaven.

The Björn Identity® Sunday 22 October 7.30pm: £18.25 - £23.25

CONCERT

The Björn Identity® are undoubtedly Ireland’s greatest tribute to the world’s most famous super group ABBA. The Björn Identity® deliver the ultimate ABBA party from their stunning replica costumes, vocal likeness and choreography, to a perfect copy of Benny’s famous white Yamaha piano. This show is an authentic ‘ABBA in concert’ experience. With all the glitz of the classic 70’s era, featuring all of ABBA’s greatest hits: Waterloo, Dancing Queen, Super Trooper, Gimme, Gimme, Gimme and many more! If you are 8 or 88 find your inner Agnetha, Bjorn, Anni-Frid and Benny and rediscover the magic that is ABBA.

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39 Picture: Original London cast of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

Play Your Part as a Corporate Partner of the Grand Opera House The iconic Grand Opera House was built in 1895 and has been part of Belfast’s cultural heartbeat ever since. Designed by the celebrated theatre architect Frank Matcham, the Grand Opera House now attracts over 275,000 theatregoers each year to around 350 performances. In terms of heritage it is the oldest and most spectacular theatre in Northern Ireland. As a Corporate Partner of the Grand Opera House, your business will enjoy an exclusive range of benefits, from VIP hospitality and client development opportunities, to complimentary programmes and exclusive invitations.

Access the best seats in the house for your guests, with VIP treatment delivered by a dedicated host. Enjoy the beautiful Matcham Auditorium or the Shakespeare Rooms and Baby Grand as an exclusive space to entertain clients, reward employees and host events. Invitations to Grand Opera House member events can also offer a unique opportunity to network while discovering the world of theatre. Why not make your business the star of the show today? For more information contact Patrick Beatty, Sponsorship Manager on 028 9027 7744 or email pbeatty@goh.co.uk

SPONSORS & FUNDERS The Grand Opera House gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the following:

Official Charity Partner

Principal Funder PLATINUM FRIENDS: Mrs Carole Aiken | Mrs Jenny Barber | Mr & Mrs Myles & Cara Black | Mrs D Bradley | Mrs Pauline Carson | Mr Anthony Coker | Miss Sara Colhoun | Mrs Valerie Crowhurst | Mr Thomas Cupples | Mrs Fiona Davis | MrTrevorEnderby | Mr Paul Gamble | Mrs Eileen Gorrod | Mr Graham Gregg | Mr & Mrs Gordon And Liz Harris | Ms Frances Hill | Mrs Philippa Jennings | Mrs Hazel Jones | Mrs Amanda Martin | Mrs Sharon McDonald | Mr Tommy McKinnon | Mrs Tina McVeigh | Mrs Elaine McWhinney | Ms Paula Mulholland | Mr James Neill | Mrs Kirsty Orr | Mrs Naomi Patrick | Mrs Louise Payne | Mr William Scott | Miss ElizabethLorraine Shearer | Mrs BriegeSteele | Mr Tony Stevenson | Mr Des Thompson | Mrs Judith Tweed | Mrs Kathie Walker | Mrs Susan Whiteside | Mr Andrew Wylie


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Mister Maker Saturday 30 September – Sunday 1 October Saturday 10am, 1pm and 4pm and Sunday 10am and 1pm: £13.75 - £17.25 Children Under 16: £11.75 Family Ticket: £49.00 (Minimum 1 adult 3 children)

FAMILY

CBeebies’ Mister Maker is back by popular demand in his smash-hit live theatre tour! With a great supporting cast and art at its heart, this fantastic show encourages Mini Makers and grown-ups to sing, dance and make some noise!

Let’s talk! The Grand Opera House invites you to join the conversation...

There are exciting new ‘makes’ and songs, lots of audience participation, a BIG ‘make’ to take part in, and... The Shapes are back! Yes, you’ll be able to share the fun with Circle, Square, Rectangle and Triangle too! Mini Makers, get ready to go on a real arty adventure and book your tickets today! ‘The show is genius!’ South London Press

Be among the first to hear about exciting forthcoming shows! Engage with cast members as they takeover our social media channels and give you a glimpse of life backstage... Check in when you visit us to share your feedback! Learn of opportunities to get involved.

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The Addams Family Tuesday 3 – Saturday 7 October

Join them, plus Uncle Fester, Lurch, Pugsley and more for a heart-warming story of love, family and friendship… with a twist!

Tuesday – Thursday 7.30pm: £26.25 - £40.25 Thursday 2.30pm: £21.25 - £34.25 Friday and Saturday 7.30pm and Saturday 2.30pm: £29.75 - £44.25

Featuring a live orchestra and extraordinary original score The Addams Family is sure to entertain whether you are 7 or 307!

MUSICAL

MEET THE FAMILY: Samantha Womack has starred extensively in television, film and theatre, and recently departed BBC1’s EastEnders after nearly a decade as Ronnie Mitchell.

Everyone’s favourite kooky family are now on stage in the UK premiere of this spectacular musical comedy from the writers of multi award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, with music and lyrics by TONY AWARD nominated Andrew Lippa. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, is all grown up and has a shocking secret that only Gomez knows. She’s fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family. With his cherished Morticia in the dark will Gomez manage to keep his daughter’s secret until the two families meet for a fateful dinner with hilarious consequences?

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Carrie Hope Fletcher is an award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, vlogger and best-selling author with an established online following. Cameron Blakely is an experienced and established stage actor, who has appeared in the West End for several years. Les Dennis’s career has spanned over 45 years in show-business and recently left ITV1’s Coronation Street. Today he’s one of the UK’s best known and loved entertainers.


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Ulster Operatic Company Presents

Spamalot Tuesday 10 – Saturday 14 October Tuesday – Thursday 7.30pm: £15.75 - £31.25 Friday and Saturday 7.30pm and Saturday 2.30pm: £20.25 - £35.25

COMEDY

Lovingly ripped off from the hugely successful 1975 film Monty Python And The Holy Grail, Spamalot is a riotous comedy full of misfit knights, killer rabbits, beautiful showgirls and ferocious Frenchmen. We join King Arthur as he travels around the land gathering his Knights of the Round Table. This band of hapless adventurers is

then tasked with a divine mission to locate the elusive Holy Grail – with uproarious consequences. With comic tunes including We’re Knights of the Round Table, The Song that Goes Like This and of course the Nation’s Favourite Comedy Song (Reader’s Digest Poll 2010 - before it went bust), Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, Spamalot audiences are sure to be dancing in the aisles. This hilarious show was written by Python legend Eric Idle, who has been entertaining the British public for over 50 years. The funnyman also wrote the score alongside John Du Prez, who is famous for his work on Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life amongst a host of other big-name scores.e This is a non-professional production

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Hairspray Monday 30 October – Saturday 4 November Monday – Thursday 7.30pm: £26.75 - £43.25 Wednesday and Friday 2.30pm: £21.25 - £36.25 Friday and Saturday 7.30pm and Saturday 2.30pm: £31.25 - £49.25

MUSICAL

The smash-hit musical comedy Hairspray is coming to Belfast with a production guaranteed to have you dancing the night away! It’s Baltimore 1962 where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk

she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way! Featuring the hit songs Welcome To The 60s, You Can’t Stop The Beat, The Nicest Kids in Town and many more. Don’t miss this irresistible feel-good show that will have you smiling for days - let your hair down and book now!

WHAT THE CRITICS SAY ‘A wonderfully fresh and vivid production’ The Stage

‘Every number is a delight’ Musical Theatre Review


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‘I DARE YOU NOT TO GET UP AND DANCE!’ SALLY BOAZMAN, BBC RADIO 2

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‘A TAPESTRY OF GREATEST HITS’ DAILY MAIL

HHHH Beautiful – HHHH The Carole HHHH HHHH King Musical

THE INDEPENDENT

THE TIMES

Tuesday 24 – Saturday 28 October Tuesday–Thursday 7.30pm and Saturday 2.30pm: £29.25 -£41.75 Wednesday and Thursday 2pm: £25.25 -£36.75 Friday and Saturday 7.30pm: £35.25 - £46.75

MUSICAL

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, the Olivier and Tony award-winning West End show is coming to Cardiff as part of its first ever UK tour! ‘The audience loves Beautiful’ (Daily Mail) and critics agree! Called ‘slick and beautifully played’ (The Times), the ‘amazing story of the songwriting talents of Carole King told through laughter and tears’ (BBC Radio 2), critics are celebrating this ‘tapestry of greatest hits’ (The Guardian).

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Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of METRO MAILGerry ON SUNDAY a hit songwriting team with her husband Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in music history. Along the way, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation, with countless classics such as (You Make Me Feel) Like a Natural Woman, Take Good Care of my Baby, You’ve Got a Friend, It Might As Well Rain Until September, and Locomotion.

WHAT THE CRITICS SAY ‘The audience loves Beautiful’ The Daily Mail

‘Slick and beautifully played’ The Times


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Son of a Preacher Man Tuesday 21 – Saturday 25 November Tuesday – Thursday 7.30pm and Saturday 2.30pm: £19.75 - £34.25 Thursday 2pm: £16.75 - £31.25 Friday and Saturday 7.30pm: £22.75 - £36.75

MUSICAL

Three broken hearts, one Soho hang-out, and the only man who could ever help them... Welcome to the Preacher Man, the swinging 1960s Soho joint where the kids danced the night away to the latest crazes and dared to dream of love, while the legendary owner, The Preacher Man himself, dispensed advice to cure the loneliest of hearts. Only, that was a long time ago and all that remains are the memories, the stories and the myths. Until now, that is, when three random strangers, generations apart but all in need of help with their hopeless love lives, are inexplicably drawn to the site of the original

venue. The Preacher Man is long gone, but his son, with help from the wonderful Cappuccino Sisters, might just find it in himself to channel the spirit of The Preacher Man and once more give these three lovesick strangers the look of love. Featuring the greatest hits of Dusty Springfield, including The Look Of Love, I Only Want To Be With You, Spooky and of course, the classic Son Of A Preacher Man, this sparklingly funny and sweetly touching new musical play by internationally-renowned writer Warner Brown will have you laughing, crying and singing your heart out to some of the greatest songs ever written. Directed and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood, Son of a Preacher Man comes to the Grand Opera House for one week only. So you know just what to do with yourself – book your tickets now! BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk


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Swan Lake Thursday 9 – Saturday 11 November Thursday 2pm (Open Rehearsal/Schools Performance): £6 Thursday – Saturday 7.30pm and Saturday 2.30pm: £17.25 - £26.25

BALLET

English Youth Ballet returns to Belfast with its acclaimed production of Swan Lake. A traditional and dramatic adaptation with particular emphasis on the rivalry between the seductive evil Black Swan Odile and the beautiful but vulnerable White Swan Odette, as they compete for the affections of the Prince. Award-winning EYB will bring together eight international principal dancers and 100 of the most talented young dancers in Northern Ireland. The innovative production promises to be one of the most exciting dance events of 2017.

Così Fan Tutte Friday 17 – Sunday 19 November Friday – Sunday 7.30pm: £21.25 - £47.75

OPERA

Following the great critical acclaim for 2016’s Don Giovanni, Northern Ireland Opera presents a new production of Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte - a provocative comedy exploring the themes of deception, loyalty and desire, and featuring some of the composer’s most spectacular music. Directed by Adele Thomas, designed by Hannah Clark, and with the Ulster Orchestra conducted by Nicholas Chalmers, Così Fan Tutte stars a remarkable cast which includes Northern Irish soprano Aoife Miskelly (Don Giovanni), Irish soprano Anna Devin and baritone Samuel Dale Johnson. Sung in English. BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk


Spring - Summer 2017  

A Grand Programme for Brighter Days! Welcome to the Spring/Summer 2017 Season at the Grand Opera House Belfast! Go to www.goh.co.uk for full...

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