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ENTERTAINMENT FOR EVERYONE SEPTEMBER 2017 – MAY 2018

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THE STAGE IS SET... The wonderful season of shows in this brochure continues the Grand Opera House tradition of presenting a wide range, so that there is an array of the best live theatre, music and entertainment to suit everyone. We are particularly fortunate to have secured two musicals which have recently been playing to packed houses in the West End and won prestige awards. The irresistible Beautiful, the story of musical legend Carole King is an emotional, joyful tribute to a legend of rock ‘n’ roll, visiting Belfast on its inaugural tour. Another runaway West End success - Jersey Boys - makes its first visit to Northern Ireland. And when the tour of the spectacular stage musical Titanic was announced, I was in no doubt it had to come to the Grand Opera House: the first professional production of a show with poignant emotional power and particular resonance in Belfast.

There is no more appropriate setting for traditional family pantomime than the Grand Opera House: comedy, magic and spectacular stage effects lavishly presented in the equally magical splendour of the famous auditorium. Generations have first revelled in the wonder of live theatre at the Grand Opera House – the Home of Pantomime in Northern Ireland – and the tradition of fun, song, dance, music and spectacle is one we are very proud to keep alive. Don’t miss the sensational production of Peter Pan, the first time we have presented the title as a panto in over a decade. We look forward to welcoming you many times during the forthcoming season. Ian Wilson Chief Executive, Grand Opera House


A THEATRE FOR ALL The Grand Opera House occupies a special place at the heart of the performing arts in Northern Ireland, offering audiences a distinctive choice of high-end theatre experiences in its famously inspiring historic surroundings. This season’s programme reflects the Grand Opera House’s commitment to providing ‘Theatre for All’. There’s an exciting range to choose from, including the best of the current touring West End shows, top local amateur dramatics, and, showing as part of this year’s Belfast International Arts Festival, celebrated physical theatre from France with Celui Qui Tombe, all supported by the Arts Council’s National Lottery Fund.

just a first-rate programme but the tremendous work of the Grand Opera House staff in extending their education and outreach activities into many communities across the city, ensuring public funding reaches and attracts new audiences for the arts. Successful partnerships between the Grand Opera House and other cultural stakeholders should also be commended. Their work with NI Opera, Belfast International Arts Festival and the Ulster Orchestra, for example, helps strengthen the cultural offer available in Belfast for residents and tourists alike. Roisin McDonough Chief Executive Arts Council of Northern Ireland

As the principal funder of our leading historical theatre, the Arts Council is proud to support not

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Over 200 people took part in a range of workshops and talks when the world-famous English National Ballet made its Northern Ireland debut with its stunning production of Giselle at the Grand Opera House in June.

aged 10-18, took part in Oliver! in July. The sell-out run was the Theatre’s most successful Summer Youth Project to date.

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2,000 PEOPLE attended the Theatre’s first-ever three-day Family Festival in July, which included workshops, storytelling, theatre tours and much more.

The Theatre’s WorldHost Recognition Certificate was recently renewed for a second time, reaffirming the Grand Opera House’s commitment to delivering superior service and a warm welcome to everyone.

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has been raised by Grand Opera House staff in the past two years for the Theatre’s charity partner.

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TUESDAY 19 – SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

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MAY McFETTRIDGE

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! A searing indictment of ageism in the 21st century heavily disguised as a hysterical, laughout-loud, heart-warming comedy.

TUE – SAT 7.30PM SAT 2.30PM TICKETS £26.25 - £16.75 FRIENDS 2-4-1 Opening Night, 10% off other performances GROUPS 10 + £1 off per seat GROUPS 20 + £2 off per seat Show contains adult content.

Elvis Spectacular

The Dreamboys

SUNDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

MONDAY 25 & TUESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

Ciaran Houlihan and his TCB Band, along with the Sweet Sensations, return to perform Elvis’ greatest hits. With multiple costume changes throughout the show, Ciaran will be seen wearing authentic outfits designed by Elvis’ original costumers. Ciaran holds many prestigious awards such as ‘Best Gospel Elvis’, ‘Best 70s Elvis’, ‘Elvis Four Nations & European Champion 2012’.

The Dreamboys are back and hotter than ever with a brand-new show for 2017.

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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. Book your tickets now before it’s too late!

TICKETS £29.25 - £21.25 FRIENDS 10% off


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SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER & SUNDAY 1 OCTOBER CBeebies’ Mister Maker is back in Belfast 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! 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!

SAT 10AM, 1PM & 4PM SUN 10AM & 1PM TICKETS £17.25 - £13.75 CHILDREN UNDER 16 £11.75 FAMILY TICKET (min. 1 adult 3 children) £49.00

The Greatest Hits of Motown WEDNESDAY 27 & THURSDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM The ultimate celebration of the sweet sounds of Motown. This stunning live show combines first-class music with slick choreography, and an amazing band.

The Björn Identity® SUNDAY 22 OCTOBER 7.30PM

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!

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. With all the glitz of the classic 70s era, featuring all of ABBA’s greatest hits. Find your inner Agnetha, Bjorn, Anni-Frid and Benny and rediscover the magic that is Abba!

TICKETS £28.25 - £17.75 FRIENDS 10% off

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A Grand Christmas Party with all the trimmings! Get your Festive Season off to a Grand start with a Christmas Party Night at Belfast’s iconic Grand Opera House. The Grand Opera House’s studio, the Baby Grand, is turned into a Festive Party venue! Gather your friends together to launch Christmas 2017 in style with chilled sparkling prosecco on arrival, four delicious courses of the finest local produce and brilliant, live entertainment that will have you dancing all night! Don’t leave it any longer to secure your place for this unmissable Festive Party book now at events@goh.co.uk

DATES AND PRICES Friday 1 December

£42.50

Saturday 2 December

£42.50

Thursday 7 December

£42.50

Friday 8 December

£45.50

Saturday 9 December

SOLD OUT

Thursday 14 December

£45.50

Friday 15 December

£45.50

Saturday 16 December

£45.50

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TUESDAY 3 – SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER 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? Join them, plus Uncle Fester, Lurch, Pugsley and more for a heart-warming story of love, family and friendship...with a twist! Featuring a live orchestra and extraordinary original score The Addams Family is sure to entertain whether you are 7 or 307!

MEET THE FAMILY: Samantha Womack has starred extensively in television, film and theatre, and recently departed BBC1’s EastEnders after nearly a decade. Carrie Hope Fletcher is an award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, vlogger and best-selling author. Cameron Blakely is an experienced and established stage actor, who has appeared in the West End for several years. Les Dennis’ career has spanned over 45 years in show-business. Today he’s one of the UK’s best-known and loved entertainers.

TUE – SAT 7.30PM THUR & SAT 2.30PM TICKETS £44.25 - £21.25 FRIENDS 2-4-1 Opening Night, 10% off other performances GROUPS 10 + £1 off per seat GROUPS 20 + £2 off per seat

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TUESDAY 10 – SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER 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 BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk

Bright Side of Life, 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. This is a non-professional production

TUE – SAT 7.30PM SAT 2.30PM TICKETS £35.25 - £15.75 FRIENDS 2-4-1 Opening Night 10% off other performances GROUPS 10 + £1 off per seat GROUPS 20 + £2 off per seat


The Grand Opera House is proud to support the Belfast International Arts Festival

Atlantic Arc Orchestra & Lula Pena MONDAY 16 OCTOBER 7.30PM A new collaboration, bringing together some of the world’s most respected traditional musicians, under the musical direction of Dónal Lunny, for a musically charged experience that redefines brilliance. Joining them is the revered Portuguese singer, composer, guitarist and poet Lula Pena, who appears at Festival following the January release of her third album, Archivo Pittoresco.

TICKETS £17.75 - £15.75 FRIENDS 10% off

Celui Qui Tombe (He Who Falls) Campagnie Yoann Bourgeouis THURSDAY 19 & FRIDAY 20 OCTOBER 7.30PM A 2016 Olivier award nominee, this thrilling circus-influenced physical theatre piece features six performers on a dramatic tilting stage, appearing to defy the laws of gravity. When the imposing, suspended podium begins to spin, pivot, swing and elevate, the only way to withstand its forces is through agile movement. Faced by such instability, bodies lean, climb, hang and fall in this perilous dance of survival, each choreographed to rousing tracks from Beethoven and Frank Sinatra.

TICKETS £19.75 - £11.75 FRIENDS 10% off

Paul Carrack SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER 8PM Ranked among the most successful UK solo artists, Paul Carrack is the stunning soulful voice behind many significant British pop songs of the past few decades. As one the UK’s great singer songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, there are very few artists with a voice as distinctive as Carrack’s and even if you can’t quite place the name, we guarantee you will know a lot of his hits.

TICKETS £33.75 - £28.75 FRIENDS 10% off

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

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TUESDAY 24 – SATURDAY 28 OCTOBER Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, the Olivier and Tony Award®-winning West End and Broadway show is coming to Belfast 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). Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and

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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, including one of the best-selling albums of all time, Tapestry, and 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.

TUE – SAT 7.30PM WED & THUR 2PM SAT 2.30PM TICKETS £46.75 - £25.25 FRIENDS 10% off Opening Night GROUPS 10 + £3 off per seat GROUPS 20 + £4 off per seat BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk


MONDAY 30 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER The smash-hit musical comedy Hairspray returns 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 she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way! Starring Brenda Edwards (X Factor, Chicago), Matt Rixon (The Ladykillers), Norman Pace (Hale & Pace) and Layton Williams (Bad

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Education, RENT), Hairspray features the hit songs Welcome To The 60s, You Can’t Stop The Beat, The Nicest Kids in Town and many more This irresistible feel-good show is a perfect treat for all the family - let your hair down and book now!

MON – SAT 7.30PM WED, FRI & SAT 2.30PM TICKETS £49.25 - £21.25 FRIENDS 2-4-1 Opening Night, 10% off other performances SCHOOLS Pupils half-price midweek matinees, 1 free teacher ticket for every 10 pupil tickets purchased GROUPS 10 + £3 off per seat GROUPS 20 + £4 off per seat


Swan Lake THURSDAY 9 – SATURDAY 11 NOVEMBER 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.

THUR – SAT 7.30PM SAT 2.30PM TICKETS £26.25 - £17.25 FRIENDS 2-4-1 Opening Night, 10% off other performances SCHOOLS Thur 2PM (Open Rehearsal/Schools Performance) £6 GROUPS 10 + £1 off per seat GROUPS 20 + £2 off per seat

Così fan tutte FRIDAY 17 – SUNDAY 19 NOVEMBER 7.30PM What seems a harmless dressing-up game ends up driving two young couples to question all they thought about love, truth and marriage. Funny, sexy, charming and updated to the roaring 1920s, Così fan tutte features some of Mozart’s most sublime and spectacular music, from the vocal fireworks of Come Scoglio to the beautiful Soave Sia Il Vento. Local favourite Aoife Miskelly (Radamisto, Don Giovanni) stars alongside Australian baritone Samuel Dale Johnson and leading Irish soprano Anna Devin. Northern Ireland Opera regular Nicholas Chalmers returns to conduct the Ulster Orchestra in a production staged by award-winning director Adele Thomas and designer Hannah Clark.

Tickets £47.75 - £21.25 FRIENDS 10% off

Sung in Italian, with English surtitles.

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TUESDAY 21 – SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER Three broken hearts, one Soho hang-out, and the only man who could ever help them... Welcome to the Preacher Man, the swinging Soho joint where the kids used to dance the night away 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, as 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. Featuring the greatest hits of Dusty Springfield, Diana Vickers (Little Voice, Rocky Horror BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk

Show, The X Factor), Debra Stephenson (The Impressions Show, Bad Girls) and Ian Reddington (Benidorm, Shameless) star in this sparklingly funny and sweetly touching new musical play by internationally-renowned writer Warner Brown and directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood. Son of a Preacher Man will have you laughing, crying and singing your heart out to some of the greatest songs ever written. So you know just what to do with yourself – book your tickets now!

TUE – SAT 7.30PM THUR 2PM & SAT 2.30PM TICKETS £36.75 - £16.75 FRIENDS 2-4-1 Opening Night, 10% off other performances GROUPS 10 + £1 off per seat GROUPS 20 + £2 off per seat


Make your evening truly sparkle! Add a touch of decadence to your visit to the Grand Opera House with two glasses of chilled, bubbly, prosecco served with a tray of luxury, handcrafted canapés for just £20. Ready to enjoy on arrival or to savour at the interval, this is the ideal indulgence for you, a loved one, friend or family. Available to book for all shows by calling the Box Office on 028 9024 1919

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 five-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

“Good company, good wine, good welcome…” Shakespeare’s Henry VIII

Relaxing in one of our Theatre bars is the perfect way to make the most of your visit to the Grand Opera House. As well as offering a selection of tea and coffee, we are proud to serve a wide range of premium beers, wines and spirits, many from skilled local producers who are dedicated to their craft.

Rendezvous with friends and family to enjoy a refreshment before taking your seat for top-class entertainment. Pre-order your drinks so that they are chilled, ready and waiting for you at the interval and join us after the curtain falls to relive your favourite moments with the people that matter most. We look forward to serving you. BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk


The Festive Season wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Belfast’s Grand Opera House – the Home of Pantomime in Northern Ireland.

SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER 2017 SUNDAY 14 JANUARY 2018 Peter Pan is packed full of Grand Opera House magical panto ingredients that audiences have come to expect: comedy, outrageous costumes, stunning scenery, and special effects… along with a few surprises thrown in! So grab your fairy dust and fly to Neverland with a sensational cast for this year’s unmissable, pantomime spectacular. J M Barrie’s original story and characters including Tinker Bell and Tiger Lily, will be brought to life by a cast of over 25 performers on the Grand Opera House’s iconic stage. Defying gravity, Wendy, Michael and John Darling take the second star to the right and

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straight on ‘til morning as they fly from the rooftops to join Peter, the Lost Boys and Tinker Bell in Neverland where the Jolly Roger is anchored and Captain Hook is on a mission to outwit and out-manoeuvre our hero. With a record number of over 45,000 tickets already sold don’t leave it any longer to hook your tickets. Peter Pan is panto at its best!

TICKETS £37.75 - £19.75 FRIENDS 2 for 1 tickets - Tuesday 5 December 7PM FAMILY £2 off SCHOOLS £10.50 per ticket weekday matinee performances GROUPS 10 + £15 and no booking fee on selected 1.30PM performances Please contact Box Office for huge savings that can be made for groups of 10 or more people.


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Charlie Landsborough TUESDAY 16 & WEDNESDAY 17 JANUARY 7.30PM Charlie is generally recognised and categorised as a country singer, however, as his fans will tell you, country music is only one part of his live shows and music catalogue. Charlie’s talent and chart-topping records received the ultimate recognition in 2011 when he was inducted into the British Country Music Hall of Fame, a wonderful achievement for any artist. Join us for a memorable evening of beautiful ballads, folk, blues, and country with the immensely talented Charlie Landsborough.

TICKETS £26.25 - £18.25 FRIENDS 10% off

Frances Black & Kieran Goss Reunion Tour THURSDAY 18 & FRIDAY 19 JANUARY 7.30PM Since the days of their partnership, both Frances and Kieran have enjoyed international success in their respective solo careers, but it was the inspired pairing of these two unique talents in the early nineties that first caught the imagination of the Irish public. Last year’s tour not only sold out in venues around the country, it also showed that the duo haven’t lost any of their magic.

TICKETS £31.75 - £16.25 FRIENDS 10% off

You Must Be Joking SATURDAY 20 JANUARY 7.30PM This show is comedy stand-up heaven. Fun and laughter for all ages is guaranteed, as four of the North’s best known comedians take to the stage. Featuring the ever endearing Jimmy Cricket, the first lady of Irish comedy May McFettridge, the simply irrepressible William Caulfield, and master storyteller Gene Fitzpatrick. Compère for the evening is May McFettridge’s long-suffering driver John Linehan.

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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.

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.

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.

For more information contact Patrick Beatty, Sponsorship Manager on 028 9027 7744 or email pbeatty@goh.co.uk

Invitations to Grand Opera House member events can also offer a unique opportunity to network while discovering the world of theatre. Make your business the star of the show.

Photo credit: Blood Brothers (Image includes previous cast)

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‘EXHILARATING... ONE OF THE BEST MUSICALS EVER WRITTEN’ SUNDAY TIMES

BILL KENWRIGHT PRESENTS

...THEIR DESTINY JOINED THEM  TOGETHER

THEIR LIVES WERE  WORLDS  APART...

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TUESDAY 23 JANUARY – SATURDAY 3 FEBRUARY Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi award-winning Blood Brothers. Hailed as one of the best musicals of all time, Blood Brothers has triumphed across the globe, scooping up all major awards for BEST MUSICAL. Bill Kenwright’s production surpassed 10,000 performances during its 24 year run in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. It has been affectionately christened the ‘standing ovation musical’, as inevitably it

‘brings the audience cheering to its feet and roaring its approval’ – The Daily Mail. The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True. Willy Russell is undeniably one of the country’s leading contemporary dramatists and his countless credits include Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine.

TUE 23 JAN – SAT 3 FEB 7.30PM WED 2PM (24 JAN only), THUR 2PM & SAT 2.30PM TICKETS £44.25 - £12.50 FRIENDS 2-4-1 Opening Night, 10% off Mon – Thur (max 2 tickets) GROUPS 10 + £1 off per seat GROUPS 20 + £2 off per seat SCHOOLS Pupils half price mid-week matinees, 1 free teacher ticket for every 10 pupil tickets purchased

Photos include previous cast

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WEDNESDAY 7 – SATURDAY 10 FEBRUARY Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story transports the classic tale to the 1950s streets of New York in the middle of a fierce turf war. With two young lovers, two rival gangs and one of musical theatre’s greatest scores packed with unforgettable songs, including Maria, Tonight, Somewhere, America, and I Feel Pretty, West Side Story is the show that changed the face of musical theatre for ever.

A heart-wrenching tale of love and loss that will take you on an emotional rollercoaster, West Side Story is poignant and relevant to this day, remaining one of musical theatre’s most revolutionary and most-loved shows.

WED – SAT 7.30PM SAT 2.30PM TICKETS £29.75 - £16.25 FRIENDS 2-4-1 Opening Night, 10% off other performances GROUPS 10 + £1 off per seat GROUPS 20 + £2 off per seat This is a non-professional production

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Artwork © Quentin Blake Used by arrangement with A P Watt at United Agents

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TUESDAY 13 – SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY Most grandmothers are lovely, kind, helpful old ladies. Not George’s Grandmother. She likes to gobble up slugs and bugs, and is always telling George what to do. Following the success of Fantastic Mr Fox, The Twits and The Witches, Curve’s magnificent new co-production with Rose Theatre Kingston promises to be yet another hugely imaginative and entertaining stage adaptation, bursting with growing grannies, feathery farm animals and bags of frothbuggling family fun. Don’t miss Roald Dahl’s treasured tale brought to phizz-whizzing life!

TUE – SAT 7PM WED THUR & FRI 1PM SAT 10.30AM & 2.30PM TICKETS £23.25 - £19.25 FRIENDS 2-4-1 Opening Night, 10% off other performances GROUPS £16 tickets SCHOOLS £11.00 tickets, 1 free teacher ticket for every 10 pupil tickets purchased FAMILY TICKET £70 (max 2 adults) BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk


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TUESDAY 20 - SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY The Importance Being Earnest by the master of comedy Oscar Wilde visits the Grand Opera House in this wonderfully witty, deliciously decadent and classic revival from The Original Theatre Company. Jack wishes to marry Algernon’s cousin the beautiful Gwendolen but first he must convince her mother, the fearsome Lady Bracknell, of the respectability of his parents and his past. For Jack, however, this is not as easy as it sounds, having started life abandoned in a handbag at Victoria station. Prepare to take a welcome turn with Wilde’s much-loved Algernon, Earnest, Gwendolen and Cecily, as town and country clash in a brilliant and wildly BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk

funny story of romance, identity, perambulators and capacious handbags. Starring national treasure Gwen Taylor (Coronation Street, Duty Free and Barbara) as the formidable Lady Bracknell, Wilde’s most famous and entertaining play is set to delight and amuse.

TUE – SAT 7.30PM THUR 2PM & SAT 2.30PM TICKETS £32.25 - £13.75 FRIENDS 2-4-1 Opening Night, 10% off other performances GROUPS 10 + £1 off per seat GROUPS 20 + £2 off per seat SCHOOLS Pupils half price Thur matinee, 1 free teacher ticket for every 10 pupil tickets purchased


TUESDAY 27 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 3 MARCH OMG you guys! Legally Blonde The Musical is returning to Belfast!

picks up her trusty pooch, Bruiser, and bags herself a place at the prestigious Harvard Law School to try and win him back.

Starring Rita Simons (EastEnders) as Paulette Bonafonte, Lucie Jones (Rent, Les Misérables, Ghost, We Will Rock You) as Elle Woods, and Bill Ward (Emmerdale, Coronation Street) as Professor Callahan.

This all-singing, all-dancing romantic comedy is totally what you want, so bend and snap up your tickets today!

The smash-hit Broadway and West End Musical based on the best-loved movie follows beautiful and popular sorority sister Elle Woods who loves to be pampered and is passionate about pink. When she is dumped by her boyfriend Warner Huntingdon III she puts down the credit cards,

TUE – SAT 7.30PM THUR & SAT 2.30PM TICKETS £44.25 -£20.25 FRIENDS 2-4-1 Opening Night, 10% off other performances GROUPS 10 + £1 off per seat GROUPS 20 + £2 off per seat SCHOOLS Pupils half price Thur matinee, 1 free teacher ticket for every 10 pupil tickets purchased BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk


Foster & Allen MONDAY 5 MARCH 7.30PM Celebrating over 40 years together in the music business, Foster & Allen perform a string of their biggest hits including Bunch of Thyme, Maggie, After All These Years, I Will Love You All My Life and Old Flames.

TICKETS £26.25 - £18.25 FRIENDS 10% off

One Voice: The Matt Monro Story TUESDAY 6 MARCH 7.30PM Who better than Matt Monro Jnr. to sing the songs and tell the stories of his father? From Born Free, to Walk Away to Portrait of my Love, be transported in time by this tribute to one of Britain’s most popular and endearing singers, named the singer’s singer by his peers.

TICKETS £28.25 - £18.25 FRIENDS 10% off

The Jimmy Shand Story WEDNESDAY 7 MARCH 7.30PM

Music by the Brandon McPhee Band Narration by Ian Cruickshanks Brandon is being hailed as the next Jimmy Shand – DAILY RECORD The Call of the Celts THURSDAY 8 MARCH 7.30PM Peter Corry returns with an evening of some of the finest music from Ireland and Scotland. This new show will take you on a musical journey through some of the all-time favourite celtic classics performed by one of the great voices to come out of Ireland.

TICKETS £28.25 - £18.25 FRIENDS 10% off

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Join us for a celebration of the life and music of the legendary Scottish accordion player Jimmy Shand. Jimmy was a Celtic music superstar long before the terms Celtic music or superstar had been coined. Show narration by Scottish Dance band leader Ian Cruickshanks.

TICKETS £26.25 - £18.25 FRIENDS 10% off


JOIN US! Original Broadway Cast of Jersey Boys. Photography by Joan Marcus

Join the Friends of the Grand Opera House, save money and support Northern Ireland’s iconic Victorian Theatre. Being a Friend gives you access to world-class entertainment for less, while supporting the arts in Northern Ireland. Your support plays a vital role in ensuring the Theatre continues to thrive and serve the community. Friends Memberships can also be purchased as a treat for a friend or loved one and make the perfect gift for anyone who loves live theatre. To become a Friend contact the Friends Coordinator on 028 9027 7732, Box Office on 028 9024 1919 or visit: goh.co.uk/theatre-friends.

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Friends of the grand Opera house enjoy a special relationship with the Theatre with benefits including: –– Two tickets for the price of one on selected opening nights –– An additional 10% off a further 2 tickets –– Up to 20% discount in our bars –– Free backstage –– Exclusive events PLATINUM FRIENDS OF THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE: Mr & Mr T McKinnon | Mr Conor Cassidy | Ms Paula Mulholland | Mrs Susan McBride | Mr Samuel Ferguson | Miss Sara Colhoun | Miss Lorraine Shearer | Ms Patricia Shephard | Mrs Louise Marsden | Mrs D Bradley | Mr Dessie McLaughlin | Mr & Mrs Peter Drayne | Mr Tony Stevenson | Mr Herbert Bailie | Mrs Valerie Crowhurst | Mrs Carole Aiken | Mr William Scott | Mr & Mrs S D Moore | Mrs Siobhan McNally | Mr Anthony Coker | Mrs Kay Murdock | Mrs Betty Scott | Mrs Pauline Carson | Mrs Anne Houston | Mr Trevor Enderby | Mrs Philippa Jennings | Mrs Fiona Davis | Mr Paul Gamble | Mrs Tracey Jane | Mr & Mrs C S Sheehan | Mrs Judith Tweed | Mr James Neill | Mrs Amanda Martin | Mrs Roberta Kidd | Mrs Imelda McMillan | Mrs Gwynneth Cockcroft | Mrs Elaine McWhinney | Mr Terry McDonald | Mr & Mrs G L Harris | Mrs Hazel Jones | Mrs Jenny Barbour | Mr Thomas Cupples | Mrs Louise Payne | Mr Jim Fitzpatrick | Mrs Sharon McDonald | Mr & Mrs James Cavendish | Mrs Naomi Patrick | Mrs Christine Seawright | Mrs Tina McVeigh | Mr and Mrs M C Black | Mrs Briege Steele | Mrs Susan Whiteside | Ms Frances Hill | Miss Lauren Smyth | Mr Des Thompson | Mrs Valerie Barrett | Mr William Edgar


David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers present the Old Vic Production of

ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL COMEDIES EVER NIGEL HAVERS

DENIS LAWSON

STEPHEN TOMPKINSON

ART a comedy by Yasmina Reza Translated by Christopher Hampton

‘YOU’LL ROAR WITH LAUGHTER’ New York Post

MONDAY 12 – SATURDAY 17 MARCH David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers present the Old Vic Production of Art written by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton Three men. Three friends. One white painting. Art is one of the most successful comedies ever. Art is the winner of Olivier, Tony, Moliere and every other major world theatre award. Art is a masterpiece. BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk

MON-SAT 7.30PM THUR 2PM SAT 2.30PM TICKETS £38.25 - £19.25 FRIENDS 2-4-1 Opening Night, 10% off other performances GROUPS 10 + £1 off per seat GROUPS 20 + £2 off per seat SCHOOLS Pupils half price Thur matinee, 1 free teacher ticket for every 10 pupil tickets purchased


Give My Head Peace - Live! SUNDAY 18 – SATURDAY 24 MARCH Watch out Northern Ireland - Uncle Andy is heading your way! Following March 2017’s sell-out tour Andy, Ma, Da and the rest of the Gang will be hitting the road again with their unmissable and hilarious brand-new stage show Give My Head Peace Live! There will be laugh-out-loud comedy, topical satire, top-class stand-up and much more besides. Da, Ma, Cal, Billy, Dympna and Uncle Andy will all be there along with Ulster’s scariest cleric Pastor Begbie (Paddy Jenkins). Plus there will

be up-to-the-minute topical stand-up from Tim McGarry. This is the one live comedy show you don’t want to miss. Give My Head Peace is one show where you are guaranteed laughs. The team’s last show sold out at the Grand Opera House so book early and book often! Show contains adult references. Recommended age 12+

SUN - THURS 8PM, FRI 6PM & 9PM, SAT 5PM & 8PM TICKETS £27.50 - £15.50 FRIENDS 2-4-1 MON 8PM, 10% off other performances GROUPS 10 + £1 off per seat GROUPS 20 + £2 off per seat BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk


Behind the scenes Tours Backstage tours are an exciting opportunity to find out what goes on behind-the-scenes in Northern Ireland’s Premier Theatre. Find out about the building’s fascinating history and working life of a busy theatre, and Northern Ireland’s most prominent arts organisation. As the Grand Opera House is a working theatre, Tour dates and times are determined by the programme of shows. Please visit the website for further details of the tour schedule; goh.co.uk Places can be booked at the Box Office on 028 9024 1919

Sing-a-Long-a Beauty and the Beast THURSDAY 29 MARCH 2PM & 7PM Join us for a screening of Disney’s brand-new adaptation of the iconic fairy tale, with on-screen lyrics so everyone can join in! This is your chance to sing your heart out to songs such as Be our Guest, Belle, Gaston and not forgetting Beauty and The Beast. Sing-along with Emma Watson in this romantic fairy tale and see if you can stop those tears at the end.

Tickets Adults £17.50 Children (U16) £13.75 Groups 8+ £15.50 ©Disney 2017

Mary Black FRIDAY 30 & SATURDAY 31 MARCH 7.30PM Mary Black returns to the Grand Opera House for the start of her 2018 Irish Tour. Mary’s enduring success has proven that her depth of talent and her love of singing transcend the generations, as well as national and musical boundaries too. She is indeed a real Irish treasure and her talent a gift from this small island to a grateful world.

TICKETS £31.25 - £15.25 FRIENDS 10% off

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‘A beautiful and expressive new ballet’ THE TELEGRAPH

WEDNESDAY 4 – SATURDAY 7 APRIL The ultimate heroine, Jane Eyre’s journey to overcome the odds is one of literature’s finest love stories. Orphaned at a young age and cruelly treated by her Aunt, Jane Eyre grows up knowing little kindness. She accepts a position as Governess at Thornfield Hall, owned by the mysterious and brooding Mr Rochester. In spite of their social differences, an unlikely bond grows between them but as their romance develops, it becomes clear that Rochester has a hidden past that threatens to ruin them both.

With choreography by Cathy Marston, and music played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia, Northern Ballet’s brilliant dance actors will bring this ultimate tale of romance, jealousy and dark secrets to life. Nominated for the South Bank Sky Arts Dance Award 2017

WED – SAT 7.30PM THUR 2PM & SAT 2.30PM TICKETS £44.25 - £18.25 FRIENDS 2-4-1 Opening Night, 10% off other performances GROUPS 10 + £1 off per seat GROUPS 20 + £2 off per seat SCHOOLS Pupils half price Thur matinee, 1 free teacher ticket for every 10 pupil tickets purchased Pre Show Talk: Thur 5 April 6.30PM -7PM BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk


TUESDAY 10 – SATURDAY 14 APRIL 42nd Street, the mother of all showbiz musicals, is the song and dance, American dream fable of Broadway. Broadway’s biggest show is arriving in Belfast in April 2018 produced by one of Ireland’s finest amateur theatre groups, St. Agnes’ Choral Society. Featuring the iconic songs 42nd Street, We’re In The Money and Lullaby of Broadway, this show will have the glitz and glamour to be the hottest ticket in town. Young Peggy Sawyer is fresh off the bus from small-town America and just another face in This is a non-professional production BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk

the chorus line on Broadway’s newest show. But when the leading lady gets injured, Peggy might just have the shot at stardom she’s always dreamed of…

TUE – SAT 7.30PM SAT 2.30PM MAT TICKETS £31.25 - £17.75 FRIENDS 10% off GROUPS 10 + £1 off per seat GROUPS 20 + £2 off per seat SPECIAL OFFER The first 42 bookings for each performance will get 10% off their total order. Bookings must be placed by 30 September 2017


Peppa Pig and friends are back in the brand-new live show Peppa Pig’s Adventure! Join Peppa as she gets ready to go on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends. With lunchboxes packed, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventure, full of games, laughter and live music! The happy campers soon settle down to sleep, looking forward to morning time, when there will be lots of muddy puddles to play in!

FRI – SUN 10AM, 1PM & 4PM TICKETS £24.25 - £15.75 FRIENDS 10% off GROUPS 10 + £1 off per seat GROUPS 20 + £2 off per seat CHILDREN £2 off Under 16yrs FAMILY TICKET £70.00 (max of 2 adults) SPECIAL OFFERS Partners Offer £5 off Family Ticket

Peppa Pig © Astley Baker Davies Ltd / Entertainment One UK Ltd 2003

FRIDAY 20 – SUNDAY 22 APRIL


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YOUR EXTRA SPECIAL NIGHT OUT WRAPPED UP IN A BOX!

Rising majestically above the stalls, the Grand Opera House’s stunning, ornate, gilt boxes, perfectly frame the stage, offering a private seating area dressed in sumptuous, opulent red velvet with unique views of the show. Perfect for special occasions, family nights out or for entertaining. Drinks and canapés await your arrival, while show programmes and dedicated personal waiting staff complete the experience. For a night out to remember in lavish surroundings choose one of the packages below.

Matcham Experience

Grand Night Out

• Chilled bottle of Premium Champagne

• Chilled bottle of Prosecco

• Chilled jug of orange juice

• Chilled jug of orange juice

• Chilled bottle of RiverRock Still Water

• Chilled 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

• Cast signed programmes when available

• Programme for each guest

£100 FOR FOUR GUESTS*

£80 FOR FOUR 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

CALL THE BOX OFFICE NOW 028 9024 1919


Danielle Tarento, Steven M Levy, Sean Sweeney and Vaughan Williams in association with Southampton Mayflower

Music and lyrics by Maury Yeston Book by Peter Stone

TUESDAY 24 – SATURDAY 28 APRIL In the final hours of 14 April 1912 the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg and ‘the unsinkable ship’ slowly sank. It was one of the most tragic disasters of the 20th Century. 1517 men, women and children lost their lives. Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, Titanic The Musical is a stunning and stirring production focusing on the hopes, dreams and aspirations of her passengers who each boarded with stories and personal ambitions of their own. The third class immigrants dream of a better life in America, the second class imagine they too can join the lifestyles of the rich and famous, whilst

the millionaire barons of the first class anticipate legacies lasting forever. With music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and a book by Peter Stone. The original Broadway production of Titanic The Musical won five Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. This brilliant new production has won sweeping critical acclaim across the board.

TUE – SAT 7.30PM THUR & SAT 2.30PM TICKETS £41.25 - £20.25 FRIENDS 2-4-1 Opening Night, 10% off other performances GROUPS 10 + £1 off per seat GROUPS 20 + £2 off per seat SCHOOLS Pupils half price Thur matinee, 1 free teacher ticket for every 10 pupil tickets purchased BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk


TUESDAY 1 – SATURDAY 5 MAY A major new revival of Terence Rattigan’s classic family drama comes to the Grand Opera House. Having been expelled from the Royal Navy College for stealing a five-shilling postal order, young cadet Ronnie Winslow’s entire family are pulled apart by the repercussions of this charge. Set against the values of 1910 Edwardian London, the Winslow Family fight to clear his name or face social ostracism as the case becomes a national scandal. Based on a reallife event, The Winslow Boy is a delicately humorous window into the class and political hypocrisy of the time. BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk

From the producers of the critically acclaimed The King’s Speech and Single Spies, The Winslow Boy tours directly from seasons at Chichester Festival Theatre and Birmingham Repertory Theatre and is directed by Olivier Award nominated Rachel Kavanaugh.

‘Rattigan’s best work’ THE DAILY TELEGRAPH ‘Masterful Rattigan puts press and politicians in the dock’ THE GUARDIAN TUE – SAT 7.30PM THUR 2PM & SAT 2.30PM TICKETS £33.25 - £18.25 FRIENDS 2-4-1 Opening Night, 10% off other perf. GROUPS 10 + £1 off per seat GROUPS 20 + £2 off per seat SCHOOLS Pupils half price Thur matinee,

1 free teacher ticket for every 10 pupil tickets purchased


The weight is over!

KAY MELLOR’S IIIIIIIIII I I I I I

E R F T A F I NDS THE MUSICAL MUSIC BY NICK LLOYD WEBBER STARRING

JODIE PRENGER

SAM BAILEY

NATALIE ANDERSON

KEVIN KENNEDY

TUESDAY 8 – SATURDAY 12 MAY The hit TV show Fat Friends from awardwinning national treasure Kay Mellor (creator of Band of Gold, The Syndicate and In The Club) is bursting onto the stage in a brand-new musical, with original music by Nick Lloyd Webber. Join the infamous group of TV’s most loveable characters as they are put through their Zumba paces at their local branch of Super Slimmers by the lovelorn Lauren whilst Kelly fantasises about fitting in to the wedding dress of her dreams. Packed full of warmth, life and weight loss, this new stage show reunites our favourite foodie friends in an eagerly anticipated musical brimming with hope, humour and heart.

With a star cast including West End favourite and winner of the BBC’s I’d Do Anything, Jodie Prenger, X Factor winner Sam Bailey, star of Emmerdale and Wicked Natalie Anderson and Coronation Street favourite ‘Curly Watts’ Kevin Kennedy, Fat Friends The Musical is a feel-good night out for every body and is set to be a HUGE hit!

TUE – SAT 7.30PM THUR & SAT 2.30PM TICKETS £46.75 - £19.25 FRIENDS 2-4-1 Opening Night, 10% off other performances GROUPS 10 + £1 off per seat GROUPS 20 + £2 off per seat SCHOOLS Pupils half price Thur matinee, 1 free teacher ticket for every 10 pupil tickets purchased BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk


WEDNESDAY 16 – SATURDAY 19 MAY It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure – it’s going to be sooooooooo boring! But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret – and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny! Illustrations © Tony Ross, 2011. Cover lettering of author’s name © Quentin Blake, 2010

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From the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories comes the award-winning West End production of this amazing story by David Walliams, the UK’s best-selling author for children.

WED - SAT 7PM THURS & FRI 1PM SAT 2PM TICKETS £23.25 - £21.25 FRIENDS 2-4-1 Opening Night, 10% off other performances SCHOOLS £11.00, 1 free teacher ticket for every 10 pupil tickets purchased GROUPS £16.00 FAMILY TICKET £70 (max of 2 adults)


Eugene Onegin THURSDAY 28 JUNE – SATURDAY 30 JUNE Tchaikovsky and Pushkin: two of Russia’s greatest artists come together in this sweeping tale of unfulfilled love. A lovesick young girl; a cocky young man who thoughtlessly spurns her; a heart-stopping duel between should-be friends. Scottish Opera returns to the Grand Opera House as director Oliver Mears (Former Artistic Director, Northern Ireland Opera) teams up with award-winning designer Annemarie Woods, setting this hopelessly romantic opera in a world full of memories and dreams, where the past is ever present. Supported jointly by Arts Council England, Arts Council Northern Ireland, Arts Council Wales and Creative Scotland.

Sung in Russian with English supertitles

THUR & SAT 7.15PM FRI 6PM (Unwrapped Performance) TICKETS £47.75 - £16.75 (Unwrapped Performance £5) FRIENDS 10% off GROUPS 10 + £1 off per seat GROUPS 20 + £2 off per seat Under 26s £10

Grand Opera House Youth Theatre Through the use of improvisation and other drama techniques, 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.

DATES TERM 1 Saturday 16 September – Saturday 4 November 2017

TERM 2 Saturday 13 January – Saturday 10 March 2017

TIMES AND COSTS 9-11 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

Your Grand Opera House As part of the Grand Opera House’s commitment to working with a wide range of groups, the Theatre is hosting a number of open days throughout the year for community groups. These include a tour of the Theatre, opportunities to find out more about the Theatre’s education and outreach work as well as potential partnership packages. To find out more about the Theatre’s Community Engagement Programme contact our Partnership & Development Manager, Áine Dolan, at adolan@goh.co.uk BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk


HOW TO BOOK

1. ONLINE Book 24 hours a day at goh.co.uk and choose where you want to sit.

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

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

STALLS

GROUND FLOOR

GODS SLIP RIGHT

CIRCLE SLIP RIGHT UPPER BOX RIGHT

Orchestra Pit

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CIRCLE BOX RIGHT STAGE BOX RIGHT


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. To view the Grand Opera House terms and conditions of booking please visit the website or request a copy at the Box Office.

GROUPS RATE Group rates apply to full price tickets only. DISCOUNTS: Discounts are available for selected productions/performances (restrictions apply). Discounts must be requested. 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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THIRD FLOOR

GODS SLIP RIGHT

UPPER CIRCLE SECOND FLOOR

CIRCLE SLIP LEFT

CIRCLE SLIP RIGHT UPPER BOX RIGHT

GRAND CIRCLE FIRST FLOOR

CIRCLE BOX RIGHT STAGE BOX RIGHT

GODS SLIP LEFT

UPPER BOX LEFT

CIRCLE BOX LEFT

STAGE FRONT

STAGE BOX LEFT

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Dementia Friendly Events FILM SCREENINGS:

These screenings are open to all, but particularly suitable for people living with dementia and their family, friends and carers. Join us for free tea, coffee and biscuits and a chance to socialise for 30 minutes before the film. The film will start at the time stated. There will be an interval during the screening Cost: £4 per person

ACCESS PERFORMANCES The Grand Opera House is committed to ensuring that the Theatre and its programme of events are accessible to everyone. If you have any access requirements, you can help us to assist you by joining our Access for All Scheme, this means we know your requirements at the time of booking. Please go to goh.co.uk/box-office-information to download an application form or contact Box Office on 028 9024 1919 for further details. SIGNED The Addams Family Thursday 5 October, 7.30PM Peter Pan Tuesday 19 December, 7PM Blood Brothers Wednesday 31 January, 7.30PM Legally Blonde Thursday 1 March 7.30PM AUDIO DESCRIBED Hairspray Friday 3 November, 7.30PM Peter Pan Saturday 6 January 2.30PM Preceded by a Touch Tour at 12.30PM | goh.co.uk | goh.co.uk BOOK ONLINE BOOK ONLINE

High Society (1956) TUESDAY 10 OCTOBER, 11AM This musical remake of ‘The Philadelphia Story’ stars Grace Kelly as socialite Tracy Lord who, as she prepares for her second marriage, still has feelings for her ex-husband (Bing Crosby). The Cole Porter score includes the famous Crosby/ Sinatra duet ‘Well, Did You Evah?’ Casablanca (1942) TUESDAY 14 NOVEMBER, 11AM During World War II former lovers Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) and Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) are reunited by chance in Casablanca. Rekindled desires and patriotic duty battle for primacy as Ilsa’s husband tries to outwit the local Nazis and escape from Morocco, whilst Rick and Ilsa re-kindle their love.

Blood Brothers Saturday 27 January, 2.30PM The Importance of Being Earnest Saturday 24 February 2.30PM Jane Eyre Saturday 7 April, 2.30PM Preceded by a touch Tour at 12.30PM Shrek Tuesday 16 October, 7PM RELAXED PERFORMANCES Peter Pan Wednesday 10 January, 6PM CAPTIONED Hairspray Thursday 2 November, 7.30PM Peter Pan Thursday 4 January, 7PM The Importance of Being Earnest Thursday 22 February, 7.30PM Titanic the Musical Thursday 26 April, 7.30PM Shrek Thursday 18 October, 7PM FACILITIES INCLUDE Access for wheelchair users * Induction loop & infra-red systems * A range of accessible performances * Accessible bathrooms * Alternative format brochures such as braille, large print and audio * Assistance dogs welcome


THE WEST END PHENOMENON COMES TO BELFAST

THE STORY OF FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS TUESDAY 11 - SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER The internationally acclaimed stage sensation, Jersey Boys is coming to Belfast for the first time! Jersey Boys tells the true life story of four boys from the wrong side of the tracks who wrote their own songs, invented their own unique sound, and sold 100 million records worldwide. Featuring hit after legendary hit including Beggin’, December 1963 (Oh What A Night), Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Walk Like A

Man, Bye Bye Baby, Big Girls Don’t Cry and many more, Jersey Boys is a story full of heart, humour and ‘sheer musical razzmatazz’ (The Sunday Express) you simply will never forget.

TUE – SAT 7.30PM THUR & SAT 2.30PM TICKETS £58.25 - £30.75 FRIENDS 10% off Opening Night GROUPS 10 + £4 off per seat (Mon – Wed) GROUPS 20 + £5 off per seat (Mon – Wed) GROUPS 40 + £7 off per seat, plus 1 free organiser (Mon – Wed)

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