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THEATRE AT ITS BEST! MARCH – NOVEMBER 2018


A SPARKLING PROGRAMME

Following extensive restoration work to the outside of the building at the end of last year, the Grand Opera House is now looking newly bright, colourful and sparkling – a tangible testimony to the continuing investment in this iconic Northern Ireland building by the Grand Opera House Trust. A non-profit-making charity, the Trust is committed to keeping the landmark heritage building in excellent condition for future generations, and providing a first-class programme of continuing appeal to the widest range of cultural and entertainment tastes. The news of an even more ambitious major project to conserve and restore the wonderful interior of the Grand Opera House is detailed later in this brochure. Within the forthcoming season of top musicals, plays, comedy, dance and opera, there is a strong emphasis on quality, popular work for families, children and young people: a particularly important element, given the Grand Opera House Trust’s mission for the future of theatre and theatregoing in Northern Ireland. The large-scale musical Shrek will have wide family appeal, as will adaptations of David Walliams’ entertaining books for children, Gangsta Granny and Awful Auntie. The Summer Youth Production, featuring local

young people in large numbers, will be the enchanting and ever-popular The Wizard of Oz. At the beginning of the school summer holidays, following last year’s sell-out success, the Grand Opera House’s second Family Festival will be taking place. And of appeal to young adults is The Kite Runner, an adaptation of the best-selling novel and BAFTAnominated movie, a gripping emotional drama: overall, a glittering contemporary season within a magnificent heritage building. We look forward to welcoming you many times throughout the year to Northern Ireland’s Premier Theatre. Ian Wilson Chief Executive Grand Opera House


A THEATRE FOR ALL It’s a great pleasure to welcome another inspirational season of theatre and entertainment at the Grand Opera House. As principal funder, it’s important to the Arts Council that our investment ensures that everyone, from all backgrounds and circumstances, is able to access all the great art and entertainment that’s provided by this incomparable Theatre. The Grand Opera House offers the full range of excellent dramatic arts to the widest possible audiences, with stunning shows like Titanic The Musical, the West End production of The Kite Runner, Northern Ireland Opera’s Rigoletto, Northern Ballet’s Jane Eyre, and family shows such as Peppa Pig and Gangsta Granny, all supported by National Lottery funding for the arts.

300,000 PEOPLE

Complementing the performances, a tremendous amount of largely unsung work also goes on behind the scenes, with the outreach team working hard to create wider opportunities for people to engage with the Theatre, through dedicated education and access programmes and schools and community engagement initiatives. This commitment to providing ‘Theatre for All’ is at the heart of why the Grand Opera House occupies a special place in Northern Ireland’s arts and cultural scene. Roisin McDonough Chief Executive Arts Council of Northern Ireland

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The Grand Opera House announced its new charity partner NI Hospice in November and a staggering

£10,000 has already been raised thanks to the generosity of theatregoers

Over 75,000 people saw

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PEOPLE ENGAGED with the Theatre through its award-winning creative learning and community engagement programme

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Grand Opera House restoration takes centre stage thanks to National Lottery support Northern Ireland’s iconic Grand Opera House has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund towards an extensive project that will see the restoration of its matchless auditorium, together with the Theatre’s front of house areas. The Grand Opera House Trust has been given a grant of £242,700 to develop its restoration and development plans, which will be then assessed by the Heritage Lottery Fund for a further £4,560,000 award. The restoration and development project, which will cost a total of £11 million, is due to begin in January 2020 ahead of the Theatre’s 125th anniversary later that year. The interior of the Theatre was last restored in 1980 when the Grand Opera House reopened after it was saved from demolition. As well as extensive restoration works in the original building, which opened on 23 December 1895, a

permanent visitor exhibition will be created to showcase the colourful history of Northern Ireland’s Premier Theatre. There are very few theatres in the UK and Ireland that can match the opulence of the Grand Opera House’s auditorium. Designed by Frank Matcham, the most prolific theatre architect of the Victorian era, the restoration of the auditorium and public spaces represents a once-in-ageneration opportunity to return the auditorium to its former grandeur and acknowledges the Grand Opera House’s vibrant contribution to Northern Ireland’s cultural life, and to the economy of Belfast. Thanks to National Lottery players, the funding will help protect, conserve and enhance the heritage of the Grand Opera House and share its unique and colourful history through improved community and visitor engagement. Grand Opera House Trust: Charity number NIC104605


David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers present the Old Vic Production of

ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL COMEDIES EVER NIGEL HAVERS

DENIS LAWSON

STEPHEN TOMPKINSON

‘YOU’LL ROAR WITH LAUGHTER’ New York Post

MONDAY 12 – SATURDAY 17 MARCH ART is a phenomenon and one of the most successful plays ever. Having opened in 1996, it took both the West End and Broadway by storm, won Olivier, Tony, Molière and every other major theatre award, and has been packing in audiences worldwide for more than twenty years. When Serge spends an extortionate amount of money on an all-white modernist painting, his close friends Marc and Yvan are baffled. But do their violent reactions to this provocative canvas mirror more dangerous antagonisms towards each other? Yasmina Reza’s dazzling study of friendship, prejudice and tolerance is a masterpiece.

The all-star cast features Nigel Havers (The Charmer, Don’t Wait Up, Downton Abbey) Denis Lawson (Bleak House, Local Hero, New Tricks) and Stephen Tompkinson (Drop the Dead Donkey, Ballykissangel, Wild at Heart, DCI Banks, Brassed Off).

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 Age recommendation 12+ BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk


Irresistible FUN!

The live action hit with on screen lyrics so EVERYONE can join in!

Sing-aLong-a

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 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. Our Singalonga host will start with pre-show fun where they will warm up your voices, teach you some hand actions, show you how to use the famous Singalonga props bag during the film and when to boo the arrogant Gaston, and of course judge the fancy dress competition!

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 and her legendary band are back on tour to promote her new album Mary Black sings Jimmy Mac. This time Mary will be highlighting the songs of one of Ireland’s greatest song writers - Jimmy MacCarthy. Timeless songs of a generation from No Frontiers to Katie to Bright Blue Rose and many more - songs so many of us know by heart and also some brand-new songs written by Jimmy. A special night where Mary brings her magic to these incomparable shining songs and many more besides.

TICKETS £31.25 - £15.25 FRIENDS 10% off

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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.

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Show contains adult references. Recommended age 12+

SUN - THURS 8PM, FRI 6PM & 9PM, SAT 5PM & 8PM, SUN 5PM 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 FRIDAY 20 – SUNDAY 22 APRIL 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 - £15.25 FRIENDS 10% off GROUPS 10 + £1 off per seat GROUPS 20 + £2 off per seat CHILDREN £2 off Under 16yrs FAMILY TICKET £72.00 (max of 2 adults) BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk

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

EXTRA ! ADDED SHOW

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!


‘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.

Belfast’s Grand Opera House and Northern Ballet have enjoyed a long and very successful partnership over three decades. Alongside its unique education programme linked to the company’s visit, Northern Ballet delivers outstanding levels of performance and production. World-class ballet at its best!

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.


Emma Kauldher

Northern Ballet Pre-Show Talk THE GUARDIAN

THE TIMES With choreography by Cathy Marston, and music played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia, Northern Ballet’s brilliant dance actors will bring this 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

Thursday 5 April 6.30pm – 7pm Discover more about Northern Ballet and Jane Eyre in this informative free 30-minute talk, led by a member of the Company’s Artistic or Learning team.

Creative Ballet Classes with Northern Ballet This is an exciting opportunity for young dancers across Northern Ireland to learn with Northern Ballet, who will deliver a series of creative ballet classes for young people aged 11 years and over. Date: Wednesday 4 April Times: 11am-12.30pm (11-13 years); 1.30pm-3pm (14-17 years); 3.30pm-5pm (18+ years) Cost: £12pp

goh.co.uk/jane-eyre-northern-ballet

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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 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.

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Young Peggy Sawyer is fresh off the bus from small-town America and just another face in 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… This is a non-professional production

TUE – SAT 7.30PM SAT 2.30PM TICKETS £31.25 - £17.75 FRIENDS 10% off max 2 tickets GROUPS 10 + £1 off per seat GROUPS 20 + £2 off per seat


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. 1,517 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.

The original Broadway production of Titanic The Musical has won five Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. This brilliant new production direct from London 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 Age Recommendation 8+ 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 on telephone bookings and £1.25 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.

GODS

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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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 opulent red velvet. Perfect for special occasions, family nights out or for entertaining, hospitality packages can also be ordered when booking box seats. Drinks and canapes 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 canapes

• Tray of handcrafted canapes

• 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*

Please note, hospitality packages must be ordered at least two days before attending.

£80 FOR FOUR GUESTS*

*Prices quoted are in addition to standard ticket prices

CALL OUR BOX OFFICE TEAM NOW TO BOOK 028 9024 1919


“RATTIGAN’S BEST WORK” THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

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. Based on a real-life event, The Winslow Boy is a delicately humorous window into the class and political hypocrisy of the time. From the producers of the critically acclaimed The King’s Speech and Single Spies, The Winslow Boy is directed by Olivier Award nominated Rachel Kavanaugh.

*Applies to price bands 1 & 2 Wed & Thurs night & Thurs matinee performances only

Tessa Peake-Jones (Only Fools and Horses, Grantchester) stars as Grace Winslow wife of Arthur Winslow, played by Aden Gillett (House of Eliott, Holby City), the father who embarks on an extraordinary campaign for justice for his son. Also starring Timothy Watson, who is best known for the role of Rob Titchener in BBC Radio 4’s The Archers. TUE – SAT 7.30PM THUR 2PM & SAT 2.30PM TICKETS £33.25 - £18.25 FRIENDS 2-4-1 Opening Night and Sat Mat, 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 25% OFF Groups of 4* Age recommendation 12+ BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk


HHHH “Super-sized fun with a fantastic cast. A very funny show!”

Huddersfield Examiner

R’S

EBBER

HHHH

“A mega hit!”

Musical Geek

Celebrity Radio

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JODIE PRENGER SAM BAILEY NATASHA HAMILTON NATALIE ANDERSON KEVIN KENNEDY JOEL MONTAGUE TUESDAY 8 – SATURDAY 12 MAY The hit TV show Fat Friends from awardFat_Friends_Belfast_Brochure_150x148.indd 1 winning national treasure Kay Mellor (creator of Band of Gold, The Syndicate and In The Club) has burst onto the stage in a brilliant new musical, with original music by Nick Lloyd Webber. Packed full of hope, humour, love and weight loss, this new stage show reunites our favourite foodie friends and sell-out audiences are loving it! With an all-star cast including West End favourite and winner of the BBC’s I’d Do BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk

Anything, Jodie Prenger, X Factor winner Sam Bailey, Atomic Kitten’s pop sensation Natasha Hamilton, star of Emmerdale and02/02/2018 Wicked Natalie Anderson and Coronation Street legend Kevin Kennedy, Fat Friends The Musical is a feel-good night out for every body and is 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 Age recommendation 11+

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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!

WED - SAT 7PM WED - FRI 1PM SAT 11AM & 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 £72.00 (max 2 adults) Age recommendation 5+

Illustrations © Tony Ross, 2011. Cover lettering of author’s name © Quentin Blake, 2010

Don’t miss out – the world premiere of David Walliams’ Awful Auntie comes to the Grand Opera House in August. Perfect summer holiday fun!

Grand Opera House Gift Vouchers are a unique and thoughtful way to show your appreciation for somebody special. With over 40 phenomenal shows, including West End triumphs Jersey Boys, Derren Brown and Evita; as well as a stunning choice of musicals, gripping dramas, classical opera, world-class ballet and fun family shows, there really is something to suit everyone. Gift Vouchers make the perfect gift for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, Christmas – any occasion or celebration. Vouchers can be personalised and come in a beautiful presentation wallet, and are available in all denominations all year round.

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‘COMPLETELY ASTOUNDING’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

‘SIMPLY GOB-SMACKING’ SUNDAY EXPRESS

TUESDAY 22 – SATURDAY 26 MAY Direct from the West End, the multi-award winning master of mind-control and psychological illusion returns to amaze, astonish and enthral audiences with his latest smash-hit show. Bringing together a collection of the very best of his work, Derren Brown: Underground promises

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a jaw-dropping experience of magical genius and epic showmanship not to be missed. Grab this opportunity to see Derren perform some of his favourite work, live on stage. Book now, as tickets will sell out fast!

TUE – SAT 8PM SAT 2.30PM TICKETS £60.50 - £21.75 Age recommendation 12+


MONDAY 4 – SATURDAY 16 JUNE Life doesn’t stop when you drop a sprog, whaaa? Loveable rouge Maggie Muff is back with a bang in this highly anticipated sequel to Leesa Harker’s smash-hit trilogy! With Billy in jail for the biggest feg run heist in history and Maggie’s Ma dropping a bombshell that will curl your toes, Maggie finds herself a single Ma. Big Sally-Ann is no help – sure she’s become a Buddhist and is ringing bells and chanting all over the show! Life sure has changed for Maggie, but can she get back til herself? Til the way she was?

From best-selling author and playwright Leesa Harker, directed by Andrea Montgomery, starring critically acclaimed Caroline Curran. (In other words, you’re guaranteed a geg). Please note this production contains content of an adult nature including sexually explicit language.

MON – SAT 7.30PM SAT 2.30PM TICKETS £31.25 - £19.25 FRIENDS 2-4-1 Opening Night, 10% off other performances GROUPS 10 + £1 off per seat GROUPS 20 + £2 off per seat Age recommendation 16+

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Belfast Community Gospel Choir

SUNDAY 27 MAY 7.30PM Hailed as ‘the soul of Belfast’ the Belfast Community Gospel Choir (BCGC) has taken Northern Ireland by storm. They are relentless ambassadors for the city of Belfast and the whole of the province as they spread the message of love, joy and peace through their music. BCGC performances are charged with passion and energy and the sheer joy they exude from the stage is infectious. If you love foot-stomping, hand-clapping music, mixed together with well-known classic songs and a good helping of laughter, then BCGC certainly delivers! Led by their charismatic director and founder, Marie Lacey, the sound that the choir produces is nothing short of dynamic.

TICKETS £24.25 - £16.75 FRIENDS 10% off

Action Ability Belfast presents Bohemian Bap City TUESDAY 26 JUNE 7.30PM What if Freddie Mercury was born in Belfast! Could you just imagine it? Well it’s time to let your imagination run wild as Freddie finds himself in an Alice in Wonderland scenario fairy tale stuck amidst the madness of Bohemian Bap City. Whilst trying to become the world’s next greatest pop superstar, Freddie’s journey is fraught with shady characters and spoofers galore. Sound familiar? Of course, it does.

TICKETS £18.25 - £12.25 FRIENDS 10% off max 2 ticket GROUPS 10 + £1 off per seat GROUPS 20 + £2 off per seat BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk


D IRE CT F R O M L O NDO N ’ S W E ST E N D

★★★★★ ‘the best page-to-stage show since War Horse’ THE STAGE

Adapted by Matthew Based on the best-selling novel by

Spangler

Khaled Hosseini

Directed by Giles

Croft

Originally produced by

MONDAY 18 – SATURDAY 23 JUNE “There is a way to be good again” Following an outstanding West End run, this unforgettable theatrical tour de force comes to the Grand Opera House. Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international bestselling novel, this haunting tale of friendship which spans cultures and continents, follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption. Afghanistan is a divided country on the verge of war, and two childhood friends are about to be torn apart. It’s a beautiful afternoon in Kabul and the skies are full of the excitement and joy of a kite flying tournament. But neither Hassan nor

Amir can foresee the terrible incident which will shatter their lives forever. Adapted by Matthew Spangler Based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini Directed by Giles Croft Originally produced by Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse

‘The Kite Runner is a truly contemporary cultural phenomenon’ THE SUNDAY EXPRESS  MON – SAT 7.30PM THUR & SAT 2.30PM TICKETS £36.75 - £16.25 FRIENDS 2-4-1 Opening Night, 10% off other perf. GROUPS 10 + £2 off per seat GROUPS 20 + £3 off per seat GROUPS 30 + £4 off per seat SCHOOLS Pupils half price Thur matinee,

1 free teacher ticket for every 10 pupil tickets purchased Age recommendation 14+ BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk


Tchaikovsky Tchaik

EUGENE ONEGIN THURSDAY 28 – SATURDAY 30 JUNE

Tchaikovsky and Pushkin: two of Russia’s greatest artists come together in this sweeping tale of unfulfilled love. A lovesick girl; a cocky young man who thoughtlessly spurns her; a heart-stopping duel between should-be friends. Pushkin’s epic romance is relocated to the doomed decadence of pre-revolutionary Russia, as an aged Tatyana looks back on the ghosts of her adolescence and the one great love of her life: the enigmatic Eugene Onegin. In this mesmerising new production, Director Oliver Mears (Director of Opera, The Royal Opera and former Artistic Director, Northern Ireland Opera) teams up with award-winning designer Annemarie Woods and choreographer Ashley BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk

Page to set this hopelessly romantic opera in a world full of memories and dreams, where the past is ever present.

Natalya Romaniw (Rusalka 2016), fast making a name for herself in the Russian repertoire, sings Tatyana. Samuel Dale Johnson (The Marriage of Figaro 2016) is Onegin. Scottish Opera Music Director Stuart Stratford conducts. Sung in Russian with English supertitles

THUR & SAT 7.15PM FRI (Unwrapped Perf.) 6PM TICKETS £47.75 - £16.75 FRIENDS 10% off GROUPS 10 + £1 off per seat GROUPS 20 + £2 off per seat UNDER 26s: £10.00 Age Recommendation 12+


TUESDAY 3 – THURSDAY 5 JULY

THURSDAY 5 JULY

TUESDAY 3 JULY

DRAMA WORKSHOP 9.30AM-12.30PM £5

FAIRY GODMOTHER’S TEA PARTY 11AM12PM, 1PM-2PM & 3PM-4PM ADULTS £8, CHILD £5

CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP 1.30PM-3PM (6-12 YEARS) £10

ANIMATION WORKSHOPS 10AM-12PM (7-10 YEARS) & 1PM-4PM (11-15 YEARS) £15

BABY DANCE WORKSHOPS (1-4 YEARS/WALKERS) £3.50 PER BABY

EXOTIC ANIMALS WORKSHOPS 10.30AM, 11.30AM, 12PM-1PM & 2PM-3PM £4.50

PLUS

DANCE WORKSHOP 10AM – 12PM (7-11YEARS) £5 CIRCUS WORKSHOP 1PM-3PM (12-16 YEARS) £10 MAGIC WORKSHOPS 10.30AM-12PM (6-9 YEARS), 1PM-2.30PM (10-13 YEARS) £20 - This includes magic tricks to take home afterwards!

DAILY THEATRE TOURS 10AM, 11.30AM, 1PM & 2.30PM £4 INCLUDES NEW FAMILY FRIENDLY TOURS SUITABLE FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN - £4

Plus many more arts and crafts activities each day. More events to be added. goh.co.uk

Credit Tanya Mai Johnston (Mai Bendy Art)

WEDNESDAY 4 JULY


LEARNING Youth Theatre The weekly Grand Opera House Youth Theatre is an exciting opportunity for young people to learn and develop their performance skills as well as improve their confidence by using a variety of improvisation and drama techniques. Saturday 21 April – Saturday 16 June Saturday 15 Sept – Saturday 10 November TIMES & COSTS 8-11 year olds 11am-1pm £70 per term 12-18 year olds 1.30pm-4.30pm £80 per term Places are on a first-come, first-served basis and can be booked through the Box Office on 028 9024 1919

Community Engagement As part of the Grand Opera House’s commitment to community engagement, the Theatre is running a number of community-based projects with local groups as well as community information days. If your group is interested in working in partnership with the Theatre or finding out more about the engagement projects, please contact the Theatre’s Creative Learning Manager at clearn@goh.co.uk. SCENES FROM THE CITY As part of the Grand Opera House’s 125th Anniversary preparations, the Theatre is working with local community groups from Sandy Row, Lower Shankill and Donegall Pass to create new pieces of theatre to reflect the history of these areas over the lifetime of the Theatre. The project is being delivered in partnership with c21 Theatre Company and is funded by Belfast Harbour. SEASONS OF FARM SAFETY

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Supported by Arts & Business funding, the Theatre is working with Dale Farm and Pint Sized Productions to deliver a Farm Safety project. A play and workshop will tour to primary schools across Northern Ireland and will culminate in a performance at Balmoral Show.


WIZARD OF OZ SYP

THURSDAY 26 – SUNDAY 29 JULY The Grand Opera House Summer Youth Production returns for its eighth year bigger and better than ever. Over 200 of Northern Ireland’s most talented 10-18 year olds will come together to create a spectacular production of this timeless classic. When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog Toto are whisked away in their house to the magical Land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road towards the

Emerald City to the see the powerful Wizard, and en-route, they meet a Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion. Can Dorothy make it back to Kansas with the Wicked Witch of the West watching her every move? THUR-SAT 7PM, SAT & SUN 2PM Tickets £23.25 - £15.75 GROUPS 10 + £2 off per seat GROUPS 15 + £3 off per seat GROUPS 30 + £4 off per seat

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‘A sensationally good production of webber and rice’s greatest musical’ mark shenton · the stage

Bill Kenwright

BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP PRESENTS

LYRICS BY

TIM RICE

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MUSIC BY

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER


DIRECT FROM ITS WEST END TRIUMPH ‘A Classic is reborn. All of the Evitas I have seen over the years seem like dress rehearsals for this one. It has reached its apogee.

Stunning’ Sunday Telegraph

‘A monumental Show’ SUNDAY EXPRESS

‘A GOLD-PLATED WINNER’ MAIL ON SUNDAY

THE TIMES

‘SUPERB’ DAILY MAIL

TUESDAY 31 JULY – SATURDAY 11 AUGUST Following its smash-hit runs in London Bill Kenwright’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s EVITA is thrilling audiences once again across the UK. Telling the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, EVITA follows Eva’s journey from humble beginnings through to extraordinary wealth, power and iconic status which ultimately lead her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’ by the Argentine people. With more than 20 major awards to its credit, and the Oscar winning film version starring

Madonna and Antonio Banderas, and featuring some of the most iconic songs in musical theatre, including Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, On This Night of a Thousand Stars, You Must Love Me, and Another Suitcase in Another Hall, this smash-hit show truly promises to be THE THEATRICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR!

TUE – SAT 7.30PM WEEK ONE: WED, THUR, SAT 2.30PM WEEK TWO: MON 7.30PM, THUR & SAT 2.30PM TICKETS £47.50 - £23.25 FRIENDS 2-4-1 Opening Night, 10% off Mon – Thur performances GROUPS 8 + £2 off per seat GROUPS 15 + £3 off per seat GROUPS 30 + £4 off per seat (plus 1 free seat) BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk

Images include previous cast

‘GRIPPING’


AWFUL AUNTIE

WEDNESDAY 15 – SATURDAY 18 AUGUST When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger! Waking up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell Stella what has happened. But not everything Alberta tells her turns out to be true and Stella quickly discovers she’s in for the fight of her life against her very own awful Auntie! From the award-winning West End producers of Gangsta Granny comes the world premiere BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk

of David Walliams’ amazing tale of frights, fights and friendship, featuring a very old car, a very large owl and a very small ghost!

WED & SAT 2PM & 7PM THUR – SAT 11AM TICKETS £23.75 - £21.75 FRIENDS 2-4-1 Opening Night, 10% off other performances GROUPS 10 + £16.75 per ticket FAMILY TICKET £74.00 (max 2 adults) Age Recommendation 5+

Illustrations © Tony Ross, 2014. Lettering of author’s name © Quentin Blake, 2010


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TUESDAY 21 – SATURDAY 25 AUGUST Starring Strictly Come Dancing Champion Joanne Clifton and A1 heart-throb and singer-songwriter Ben Adams. Flashdance - The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex, a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer. When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream. Prepare to be blown away with an astonishing musical spectacle and phenomenal

choreography to this iconic score, including the smash-hits Maniac, Gloria, I Love Rock & Roll and Flashdance - What a Feeling. Sparks will fly and you will dance like you’ve never danced before.

TUE – SAT 7.30PM THUR & SAT 2.30PM TICKETS £44.25 - £20.25 FRIENDS 2-4-1 Opening Night, 10% off other perf. GROUPS 10 + £1 off per seat GROUPS 20 + £2 off per seat Age recommendation 12+ Please note, Ben Adams will not feature in either performance on Saturday 25 August

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MONDAY 27 AUGUST – SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER The History Of The Peace (accordin’ to my Ma), the brilliant sequel to The History Of The Troubles (accordin’ to my Da) is back at the Grand Opera House! A peaceful tale of street protests, riots, guns, bombings, the RHI Scandal, the latest Stormont collapse and even more riots, PEACE also sees the return of the legendary Fireball, joined of course by a host of hilarious new characters including Pineapple the Paramilitary, Stacey the BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk

Flegs Woman, Roberto the Flute Band Leader and many more. And as expected from Lynch, Grimes & McKee, PEACE will be specially updated to rip the a*se out of the very latest ‘peaceful’ events in Norn Iron.

MON – FRI 7.30PM SAT 5PM & 8.30PM TICKETS £31.50 - £17.50 FRIENDS 2-4-1 MON 7.30PM, 10% off other performances GROUPS 10 + £3 off per seat GROUPS 20 + £4 off per seat Age recommendation 16+


Neil Delamere:

Controlled Substance FRIDAY 7 & SATURDAY 8 SEPTEMBER Star of BBC’s The Blame Game, Neil Delamere returns to the Grand Opera House with a brand-new show.

FRI & SAT 8PM TICKETS £19.50-£22.50 FRIENDS 10% off Recommended age is 16+

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE The Grand Opera House Trust is proud to work with a range of funders, partners and corporate supporters. This invaluable support allows the Grand Opera House to present the very best in live theatre and to develop and expand the Trust’s award-winning creative learning and education and outreach programmes.


THE WEST END PHENOMENON

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IS COMING TO BELFAST! IS COMING TO BELFAST!

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TIME OUT DAILY EXPRESS many more, Jersey Boys is a story full of heart, humour and ‘sheer musical razzmatazz’ (The Sunday Express) you simply will never forget.

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

DAILY EXPRESS

Please be aware Jersey Boys contains genuine New Jersey language which may not be suitable for younger audiences – parental guidance advised

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) Recommended age is 12+ BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk


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RIGOLETTO HATE IS BLIND

CARDIFF SINGER OF THE WORLD

PLÁCIDO DOMINGO’S OPERALIA WINNER

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as the Duke of Mantua

NADINE KOUTCHER multi-award-winning Verdi Baritone

DAVIDE GIUSTI

SEBASTIAN CATANA as Rigoletto

SUNDAY 30 SEPTEMBER - SATURDAY 6 OCTOBER Northern Ireland Opera, in co-operation with the Ópera Nacional de Chile, presents Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi. Rigoletto hates his job, his boss and his colleagues. He feels trapped by his disability. He can’t get over his wife’s death. The only things that keep him going are his love for his only child Gilda and his hate for the rest of the world. But how long can he keep his child safe in the poisoned world that he has helped to create?

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Rigoletto will open with a charity Gala Performance on Sunday 30 September in aid of Inspire and NI Hospice. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

SUN 6PM (Charity Gala Performance), TUES, THU & SAT 7:30PM TICKETS SUN £76.75 - £31.25, TUES, THU & SAT £51.25 - £21.25 FRIENDS 10% off (excl.Charity Gala Night) GROUPS 10 + £2 off per seat GROUPS 15 + £3 off per seat GROUPS 30 + £4 off per seat, plus 1 free seat


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‘THE PERFECT FAMILY MUSICAL’ THE HERALD, SCOTLAND

Reviews and images from original London and touring companies. Shrek the Musical © 2014 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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TUESDAY 9 – SUNDAY 21 OCTOBER Following a record-breaking UK and Ireland tour, the smash-hit blockbuster is back – and larger than life! Based on the story and characters from the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation film, this hilarious and spectacular production turns the world of fairytales upside down in an allsinging, all-dancing, must-see musical comedy. Join Shrek (Steffan Harri) and his loyal steed Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona (Amelia Lily) from her tower, guarded by a fire-breathing love-sick dragon. Add the vertically challenged Lord

Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got an irresistible mix of adventure, laughter and romance, guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages! The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artists subject to holiday, illness or events beyond the producers’ control

TUE-SAT 7PM *THUR & SAT 2.30PM, SUN 1.30PM & 5.30PM *(Thur 18 mat only) TICKETS £51.25 - £26.25 FRIENDS 10% off Opening Night and midweek matinee GROUPS 10 + £1 off per seat GROUPS 20 + £2 off per seat SCHOOLS Pupils half price Thur matinee, 1 free teacher in every 10 Age Recommendation 5+ BOOK ONLINE | goh.co.uk


WEDNESDAY 24 – SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER Dust off your leather jacket, slick back your hair, tie up your pony tails, pull on your bobby socks and get ready for some Rock ‘n’ Roll! Featuring all the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including You’re The One That I Want, Grease Is The Word, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Sandy, Greased Lightnin’ and many, many more. This is a non-professional production

WED, THUR & SAT 7.30PM, FRI 5.30PM & 8.30PM, SAT 2.30PM TICKETS £35.25 - £15.75 FRIENDS 2-4-1 Opening Night, 10% off other perf. GROUPS 10 + £1 off per seat GROUPS 20 + £2 off per seat Age recommendation 12+

FRIDAY 2 & SATURDAY 3 NOVEMBER For more than 40 years, the allmale comedy ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (affectionately known as “The Trocks”) have been delighting audiences of all ages at sell-out performances featuring their fabulous sense of fun and their flawless dance. Established in New York, the Trocks are now loved worldwide for their sassy spoofs and hilarious homages to classical ballet, where 18 dancers each transform into two personas, both male and female! What makes this company extraordinarily special, however, is their immaculate technique and daring physicality, surpassed only by their impeccable comic timing.

FRI & SAT 7.30PM TICKETS £33.25 - £19.75 FRIENDS 10% off Fri only GROUPS 10 + £2 off per seat Friday night Post Show Q&A

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET PRESENTS

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’Enchantingly and hilariously silly…’ The Daily Telegraph

La Fille

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’Unmissable’ The Daily Express

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From the producers of the critically acclaimed The King’s Speech and Single Spies, The A major new of Terence Rattigan’s and a super-cute pony.directly With livefrom music, played at WEDNESDAY 7 –revival SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER Winslow Boy tours seasons classic family drama comes to the by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, this is fantastic Chichester Festival Theatre and Birmingham Join us for La Fille mal gardée (or The Grand Opera House. entertainment for everyone! Repertory Theatre and is directed by Olivier Wayward Daughter), the funniest, sunniest Having ballet been expelled from the RoyaltoNavy Award nominated Rachel Kavanaugh. English masterpiece, brought Belfast College for stealing a five-shilling postal order, WED – SAT 7.30PM (pre-performance talk Fri 6.30PM) by the renowned Birmingham Royal Ballet. ‘Rattigan’s best work’ THE DAILY TELEGRAPH young cadet Ronnie Winslow’s entire family are THUR 2PM &Rattigan SAT 2.30PM ‘Masterful puts press and politicians Lise has a choice to make. Loaded country £43.25 - £13.50 pulled apart by the repercussions of this charge. TICKETS in the dock’ THE GUARDIAN bumpkin or penniless, hunky farmhand? Of FRIENDS 2-4-1 Opening Night, 10% off other Set against the values of 1910 Edwardian course, there’s no contest, but her mum has performance. London, the Winslow Family fight to clear his TUE – SAT 7.30PM THUR 2PM & SAT 2.30PM other ideas. Heels are dug in and sparks fly, as a GROUPS + £2.50 off per seat TICKETS10£33.25 - £18.25 name or face social ostracism as the case mother-daughter battle of wills ensues. 302-4-1 + £4 Opening off per seat FRIENDS Night, 10% off other perf. becomes a national scandal. Based on a real- GROUPS GROUPSPupils 10 + £1 per seat SCHOOLS halfoffprice Thur matinee, La Fille mal gardée mixes spectacular classical life event, The Winslow Boy is a delicately 20 + performances £2 off per seat 1pm (3+) £12.50 FRIGROUPS - First Steps ballet with slick comedy, a clog-dancing dame humorous window into the class and political SCHOOLS Pupils half price Thur matinee, SAT - Watch Class (on stage) 11.45am £10.00 hypocrisy of the time. 1 free teacher ticket for every 10 pupil tickets purchased

TUESDAY 1 – SATURDAY 5 MAY

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‘TAKE THAT’S SENSATIONAL NEW MUSICAL’ THE SUN

David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers + Take That Present


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‘AN UTTER JOY’ Daily Mail

CRY AND SING YOUR HEART OUT’ Manchester Evening News

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BECAUSE YOU NEVER FORGET BEING SIXTEEN TUESDAY 13 – SATURDAY 24 NOVEMBER Written by award-winning writer Tim Firth, The Band is a beautiful story for anyone who grew up with a boyband. It’s 1992 and for five 16 year old girls, the band is everything. Join us as this group of girls who were once inseparable reunite after 25 years apart and try once more to fulfil their dream of meeting the boyband whose music became the soundtrack to their lives. The Band features the music of Take That, Britain’s most successful boyband of all time, whose songs include Never Forget, Back for

Good, A Million Love Songs, Greatest Day, The Flood, Relight My Fire, Shine and Rule the World. The Band has now become one of the most successful musical theatre tours ever. Don’t miss your chance to see this breathtaking, brand-new production before it hits London’s West End.

MON – THUR & SAT 7.30PM, FRI 8.30PM THUR 2.30PM (week 1 only), FRI 5PM, SAT 2.30PM TICKETS £51.25 - £19.25 FRIENDS 10% off opening night GROUPS 10 + £3 off per seat (MON-WED) GROUPS 20 + £4 off per seat (MON-WED)

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ACCESS PERFORMANCES The Grand Opera House is committed to ensuring that the Theatre is accessible to everyone. Visit goh.co.uk/access to join the Theatre’s Access for All scheme. This helps us understand and assist with your requirements at the time of booking.

Dementia-Friendly Film Screenings

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES:

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. There will be an interval during each screening.

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Cost: £4 per person.

Awful Auntie Friday 17 August at 11AM Flashdance Thursday 23 August at 7.30PM Jersey Boys Wednesday 19 September at 7.30PM Grease Saturday 27 October at 2.30PM Jack and the Beanstalk Wednesday 19 December at 7PM CAPTIONED

The Ladykillers (1955) U TUESDAY 17 APRIL 11AM

Titanic The Musical Thursday 26 April at 7.30PM The Winslow Boy Thursday 3 May 2018 at 7.30PM Shrek Thursday 18 October at 7PM Jack and the Beanstalk Thursday 3 January 2019 at 7PM AUDIO DESCRIBED Jane Eyre Saturday 7 April at 2.30PM Preceded by a touch tour at 12NOON Evita Saturday 11 August at 2.30PM Jersey Boys Wednesday 19 September at 7.30PM

Some Like It Hot (1959) 12 TUESDAY 19 JUNE 11AM

Shrek Tuesday 16 October at 7PM Jack and the Beanstalk Saturday 5 January 2019 at 7PM Preceded by a touch tour at 5PM RELAXED PERFORMANCES Jack and the Beanstalk Wednesday 9 January 2019 at 6PM 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

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Summer Holiday (1963) U TUESDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 11AM

The Glenn Miller Story (1954) U TUESDAY 16 OCTOBER 11AM


Behind the Scenes BACKSTAGE TOURS

Step behind the famous red curtain of the Grand Opera House and see for yourself the day-today life of a working theatre and hear the fascinating story of its rich and colourful history

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From the author of Stones in His Pockets

Fly me

Moon to the

Fly Me to the Moon Monday 21 - Saturday 26 January 2019 The work of one of Northern Ireland’s finest playwrights, Marie Jones, makes a welcome return to the stage of the Grand Opera House. Don’t miss this laugh-out-loud production by Marie, who also penned Women on the Verge of HRT, and the international smash-hit Stones in His Pockets. When two community care visitors discover an opportunity to make a small fortune they are left with a mouth-watering dilemma. A hilarious story of life, death and the importance of money, Fly Me to the Moon runs at the Grand Opera House following a triumphant run in New York. ‘Desperately funny’ The New York Daily News

The smash-hit comedy written and directed by Marie Jones

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PANTO

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Season Brochure - March to November 2018  
Season Brochure - March to November 2018