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‘RIGHT UP THERE ALONGSIDE MAMMA MIA AND HAIRSPRAY ’                                                                       ...
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Published on Spring Season brochure of the Grand Opera House theatre in Belfast for 2012. The Grand Opera is Northern Ireland's premier theatre in Belfast City Centre. The Belfast theatre presents an outstanding programme of drama, dance, opera, comedy, musicals, pantomime and family shows.

The Grand Opera House Theatre in Belfast is the perfect city centre venue for conferences and business meetings with a range of fully equipped meeting rooms and a dedicated Conference & Events Coordinator.

The historical theatre in Belfast is one of the most unique conference venues in Northern Ireland, catering for seminars, conferences, meetings and weddings for up to 130 people in the Baby Grand Studio. The Main Auditorium holds up to 1060 people and smaller meeting rooms are also available.

Lucianos Cafe Bar is one of the best places to eat in Belfast, located in the spacious foyer of the Grand Opera House. The beautiful theatre in the heart Belfast is an ideal city centre location for coffee or lunch. Open daily from 10am, Luciano’s Cafe Bar offers an extensive range of coffees & pastries, with a delicious lunch menu served from 12-5pm each day.

Why not try eating out in Belfast’s historical theatre for afternoon tea and relax in the ambient surroundings of the Grand Opera House.

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Theatre Belfast - Grand Opera House Spring 2012

  1. 1. SEASONPROGRAMMESpring 2012
  2. 2. FROM EM0 WElcomEAs we at Emo enter our second year as principal sponsor of the Welcome to a new year and new season at the Grand Opera House, and what a trulyGrand Opera House, we can look forward to yet another season exciting and diverse programme we have planned over the coming months.of entertaining diversity. The Grand Opera House strives to make theatre stage, rehearsing and staging the musical in just two an accessible and enjoyable experience for everyone weeks – a huge task even for the most experienced page and I look forward to many but we especially value the development of our West End performer! more of our customers enjoying younger audiences. I look forward to welcoming you to the Theatre this all that the Theatre has to offer This spring we welcome the Belfast Children’s Festival season but I especially look forward to welcoming in the months ahead. and a Season of Family Theatre to the Baby Grand. and inspiring the next generation of theatre-goers. As the curtain rises on another Programme highlights include The Odyssey, The excellent season of shows, both Owl and the Pussy Cat and The Instant Orchestra. the Grand Opera House and Emo Michael Ockwell Following sell out performances during its last visit, know how valuable your custom Chief Executive, Horrible Histories will return to the Theatre in May. This is and you can rest assured we Grand Opera House collaboration between fun and education continues will strive to ensure we deliver the into June with the Science Museum Live on Tour.During our partnership to date best service possible in all thatI know many of our customers we do. I have no doubt the season I am also delighted to announce that the Grandhave enjoyed the vast range of ahead will have something for Opera House and Belfast Harbour Commissioners areshows on offer and once again everyone and I look forward to the proud winners of the Allianz Arts & Business NIthe pantomime proved a huge continuing our partnership with Young People Award in relation to last years Summerhit with a wonderful cast and this iconic theatre and seeing Youth Project of Bugsy Malone.amazing 3D special effects. We many more House Full signs throughout the season. The award was in recognition of a partnership thatat Emo continue to work in close has harnessed the power of the arts to engage youngpartnership with the Grand Opera people and I am delighted to confirm the return of theHouse, running competitions for Barry Funston, EMO Summer Youth Project in July, with a production of Image above: Paul McCann (Allianz), Mary Trainor-Nagele (Arts & Business),various shows via our Facebook Sales and Marketing Director Tom OConnor (Belfast Harbour Commissioners), Michael Ockwell (Grand Opera Honk! Two-hundred and twenty children will get the House), Joanne Stewart (Chair of Arts & Business) and Bob Collins (Arts Council opportunity to perform on the Grand Opera House Northern Ireland) 01
  3. 3. Shoot the Crow by Owen McCafferty Madama Butterfly - Puccini Nederlands Dans Theater 2 Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 March Tuesday and Wednesday 8.00pm: £10.00 - £19.50 Studio 2 Déjà vu & Solo Minus 16 One of the world’s most popular contemporary dance companies will be appearing at the Grand Opera House in March, performing a highly acclaimed repertoire which concludes with the outstanding Minus 16. With their winning combination of youthful exuberance and astonishing athleticism, NDT2 have wowed audiences across Europe for the past decade. None of the dancers are older than 21, yet they fill the stage LAST with feats of virtuoso dancing, jumping higher and spinningCHANCE faster than seems possible.TO BOOK They use their young bodies in beautiful ways, expressing emotions and feelings way beyond their years and experience. This is a company which delights in pleasing its audience and this is clear in every movement they make (and every standing ovation they receive!). A Comedy Drama starring Presented by Dance Consortium Pre-Show r ! Paddy Jenkins, Packy Lee, Marty Maguire Risk Feneyethe Owen and Walter McMonagle. talk with ty McCaffer March Friday 9 ’t jon If you do e will credit "The dancers who make up NDT2 are 6.30pm Tuesday 6 - Saturday 10 March Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 March show w unt. Speak fantastic. They are strong, sleek and swift, your acco Office to Box ils. light in their jumps, incredibly flexible on the Tuesday - Saturday 8.00pm: £16.00 - £25.75 Tuesday and Wednesday 7.30pm: £16.00 - £36.50 for deta turn or on the wing. They make everything Saturday 5.00pm: £14.00 - £23.50 Sung in Italian with English surtitles look stunning.” Daily Telegraph02 Box Office: 9024 1919 Book Online: 03
  4. 4. BILL KENWRIGHT PRESENTS Blood Brothers Tuesday 27 March - Saturday 7 April Week 1 Tuesday 7.30pm and Saturday 2.30pm: £10.75 - £26.25 Thursday 2.00pm: £8.50 - £22.00 Wednesday and Thursday 7.30pm: £10.75 - £31.75 Friday and Saturday 7.30pm: £15.50 - £37.00 Week 2 Monday - Thursday 7.30pm: £10.75 - £31.75 Thursday 2.00pm: £8.50 - £22.00 Pre-show r e Saturday 2.30pm: £10.75 - £26.25 dining off 2 Friday and Saturday 7.30pm: £15.50 - £37.00 Meal for g includin wine £50 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 Exactly 100 years after the sinking of the most famous ship of all time, Belfast fateful consequences. Titanic the Musical Operatic Company returns to the Grand Opera House with Titanic the Musical. The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True with Maureen Nolan, Tuesday 10 - Saturday 14 April H It is the show they said couldn’t be done. How can you sing and dance about of the world-renowned pop group ‘The Nolan Sisters’ reprising a tragedy? But Maury Yeston and Peter Stone’s peers awarded Titanic a clean Tuesday - Friday 7.30pm: £18.00 - £31.00 sweep of the 1997 Tony Awards. A little more than 85 years after the disaster, her role as the tragic Mrs Johnstone. Saturday 5.30pm: £14.50 - £27.50 Titanic finally arrived in triumph in New York. Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-award Saturday 11.40pm: £23.00 - £39.00 winning Blood Brothers, and Bill Kenwright’s production, having With a beautiful musical score, Titanic the Musical is a powerful and dramatic This is a non-professional production theatre experience. recently celebrated its 23rd phenomenal year in London, continues to enjoy standing ovations at every devastating performance. It faithfully retells the story of the real life characters onboard RMS Titanic’s No wonder Blood Brothers is now ‘the musical for all time’. "Truly a night to remember maiden voyage, recalling their exciting and emotional stories of hope, love and dreams, little knowing the tragic fate that awaits them. - a stunning experience" Belfast Telegraph Supported By: To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking, a special performance will Captioned performance:"GRITTY, GRIPPING, SUPERB... IT’S A MUST!" Tuesday 3 April 7.30pm be held at 11.40pm on Saturday 14th April – the date and time Titanic hit the iceberg.Mail on Sunday The show will run for 2 hours 40 minutes, the length of time the ship took to sink. 04 Box Office: 9024 1919 Book Online: 05
  5. 5. Chronicles of Long Kesh Written by Martin Lynch Monday 16 - Saturday 21 April Give My Head Peace Live Directed by Lisa May and Monday - Thursday 8.00pm: £10.75 - £22.00 Tuesday 8 - Saturday 12 May Martin Lynch Friday 9.00pm and Saturday 8.00pm: £13.00 - £24.75 Friday 6.00pm and Saturday 5.00pm: £6.00 - £19.25 Tuesday - Thursday 8.00pm: £11.75 - £20.50 Friday 6.00pm and 9.00pm: £14.00 - £22.00 Martin Lynch’s Chronicles of Long Kesh is the hilarious, painful and Saturday 5.00pm and 8.00pm: £16.00 - £24.75 shocking story of Northern Ireland’s infamous prison, Long Kesh, “... ripping theatre” told through the eyes of prison officers, Republicans and Loyalists, a rich assortment of patriots, chancers, leaders, wives, escapers and Back by popular demand! Give My Head Peace Live has “A Must See!” always packed them out in Belfast’s finest theatre and 2012 Sunday Times hypochondriacs! A huge crowd-pleaser, full of 1960s Motown songs and wild, irreverent humour! will be no different. First produced in 2009 under the direction of Lisa May and Martin Da, Cal, Ma, Dympna and Billy the Peeler return to the Lynch with an outstanding six member cast, Chronicles of Long Kesh Grand Opera House for an evening of fun, laughter and received its world premiere in January 2009 at the Belfast Waterfront topical comedy not to be missed. Hall Studio Theatre. It was the smash-hit of the 2009 Edinburgh Festival And they’ll be joined by Ulster’s favourite greasy haired Fringe where it won the Best Ensemble Award from Londons The STAGE bigot Uncle Andy – the man who’s been training hard Magazine Awards. to win Olympic gold in Orange marching. Since 2009, it has performed for international audiences totalling more If youve seen ’The Gang’ live before, you’ll than 80,000 people throughout Ireland, Wales, Australia, London, be back for more. If you haven’t seen them Liverpool, Glasgow, and Edinburgh, receiving standing ovations in a while, come and see what youre after every single performance. missing. A great night’s laughter is guaranteed.06 Box Office: 9024 1919 Book Online: 07
  6. 6. ‘RIGHT UP THERE ALONGSIDE MAMMA MIA AND HAIRSPRAY ’ The Daily Telegraph ★★★★★ ★★★★ Starring Les Dennis ‘HYSTERICALLY Time Out Pre-show r FUNNY’ dining off Meal for g e 2 Mail on Sunday inc ludin wine £50 Ray Quinn OMIGOD! The international award-winning hit Legally Blonde the Musical is coming to the Legally Blonde the Musical Grand Opera House. Winner of Best New Musical 2011 (Olivier Awards), this all-singing, all- dancing romantic comedy is about knowing who you are and showing what you’ve got! Tuesday 24 April - Saturday 5 May College sweetheart Elle Woods can handle anything. So when boyfriend, Warner, dumps her Monday - Thursday 7.30pm: £24.75 - £37.50 she decides to follow him to law school to win him back. But how does a blonde homecoming Thursday 2.00pm: £18.75 - £31.75 queen fit in at Harvard? Despite the sneers, Elle hits the books, and with a little help from her Friday 7.30pm: £29.50 - £42.25 new friends Paulette, Emmett and of course, her Chihuahua, Bruiser, she learns she’s smarter ‘THE BEST SHOW I’VE EVER SEEN’ Saturday 2.30pm and 7.30pm: £29.50 - £42.25 Audio described: and more legal savvy than she ever imagined. Captioned performance: Created by a top-of-the class creative team and led by Tony Award-winning director and Olivier Award-nominated choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray), Legally Blonde the Scott Mills Radio 1 Wednesday 2 May 7.30pm Thursday 3 May 2.00pm Musical is the funniest and freshest musical around. The best show in town. Case closed.08 Box Office: 9024 1919 Book Online: 09
  7. 7. "Everything Scottish Ballet does seems to be characterised by vibrant energy, brilliant coherence and an effortless visual elegance." Daily Telegraph £10 er Ticket Off ats ble se Best availa r olds, full ea fo r 16-25 y , unwaged ents time stud y members* and Equit A Streetcar Named Desire Wednesday 16 - Saturday 19 May Pre-show talk Friday 18 May 6.30pm Wednesday 7.30pm Saturday 2.30pm: £17.25 - £31.00 Join members of Scottish Ballets music team for a fascinating Thursday 2.00pm: £9.25 - £19.75 free half-hour insight into the making of A Streetcar Named Thursday - Saturday 7.30pm: £17.25 - £36.00 Desire. An exciting opportunity to ask anything you ever Age Guidance: 12+ (contains adult themes) wanted to know about Scottish Ballet! Tickets are free but must be booked through the Box Office. Trying to leave a troubled past behind her, fading southern belle Blanche DuBois moves into her sister Stella’s New Orleans apartment. Stella’s brutish Insight (suitable for age 12+) husband Stanley sees that Blanche is not what she appears to be, and sets out Saturday 19 May 11.00am: £5.50 to destroy her. Set to a specially commissioned jazz-inspired score by award-winning composer Discover the inspiration behind the choreography, music and Peter Salem, Scottish Ballet presents A Streetcar Named Desire in the 65th designs of A Streetcar Named Desire, and watch the Company anniversary year of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play. taking class on stage. Time permitting, there may also be the"Each individual dancer shinesin their own unique style." The Company continues to push the boundaries of modern ballet in a opportunity to hear one of the dancers discussing their collaboration with theatre and film director Nancy Meckler and choreographer professional life. The Sunday Times Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, creating a powerful infusion of drama and dance. 10 Box Office: 9024 1919 Book Online: 11 *Terms and conditions apply. Please call Box Office for further information.
  8. 8. Horrible Histories Wednesday 23 May - Sunday 27 May Peppa Pig’s Treasure Hunt Terrible Tudors Friday 1 and Saturday 2 June Wednesday and Saturday 7.00pm: £16.00 Friday 1.00pm and 4.00pm: £14.00 - £16.00 Thursday 10.30am: £16.00 Saturday 10.00am, 1.00pm and 4.00pm: £14.00 - £16.00 Friday and Sunday 1.30pm: £16.00 FF 20% Okets for Vile Victorians Purc hase tic istories ible H Ahoy there me hearties! Peppa Pig and her friends are going Friday 7.00pm: £16.00 both Horr s and get on a treasure hunt and need your help! show l Thursday 1.30pm: £16.00 20% off the tota et price Peppa, George and Danny Dog are up to fun and games on Saturday 2.30pm: £16.00 tick a day out on Grandad Dogs boat. Help them, with Pedro Sunday 4.30pm: £16.00 Pony, Polly Parrot and Zoe Zebra, to follow the clues and find their treasure as they all enjoy a day of adventure. We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is Following the incredible sell-out success of Peppa Pig’s dead! So its time to prepare yourself for Horrible Histories live on Party, Peppa is back with a brand new show featuring stage! Using actors and ground-breaking 3D Bogglevision special true to life puppets, perfect singalong songs and a new effects, these two astounding shows – Terrible Tudors and Vile story that will charm and delight all her fans. Full sail! Victorians – are guaranteed to thrill you and your children. Ahoy! Arrrrr! Historical figures and events will come alive on stage and hover at your fingertips! Terrible Tudors From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legends (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. Find out the fate of Henry’s headless wives and his punch up with the Pope. Survive the Family Spanish Armada as it sails into the audience! ticket*e availabl Vile Victorians Could you be a Victorian historian? What exactly did a baby farmer do? Can you escape the misery of the mines or the filth of the factories? Do your best to dodge the rotten railway and prepare for the Charge of the Light Brigade! Directed by Phil Clark12 Box Office: 9024 1919 Book Online: 13 Horrible Histories books are published by Scholastic Ltd. Horrible Histories is a trademark *Family ticket includes two adults and two children or one adult and three children of Scholastic Inc. and is used under authorisation. All rights reserved. Illustration copyright © Martin Brown
  9. 9. ..London Gay Men’s Chorus: Sing-a-long-a Abba Fascinating Aida Science Museum Live on TourA Band Of Brothers Friday 8 and Saturday 9 June Friday 10.30am and 7.00pm: £16.00 Friday 10.30am and Saturday 1.30pm: £16.00 Unleash your inner Einstein – explosive fun for all the family! Experience spectacular science, dangerous demonstrations and extraordinary experiments as the Science Museum takes to the stage with a fantastic live show to blow your mind and challenge your brain! Fast, furious and frenetically fun, Science Museum Live on Tour will propel you on an exploratory theatrical adventure into the wonderful world of science. Get set for a breathtaking ride that will entertain, inform and inspire.Sunday 20 May 7.30pm: £15.00 - £20.00 Friday 1 and Saturday 2 June Sunday 21 October 7.30pm: £17.75 - £19.75 Suitable for ages 7+ Friday and Saturday 8.00pm: £16.75 - £19.75With A Band Of Brothers, its 21st anniversary concert, John MacKay and David Johnson presentthe London Gay Men’s Chorus brings its unique sound Fascinating Aïda: The Cheap Flights Tour. "A show that lights up the the Grand Opera House. Celebrate the music of the Swedish Supergroup in Go and see it!" true sing-a-long-a style, with the help of our live Three times Olivier Award nominated and now Whatsonstage.comThe repertoire ranges from the exquisite harmonies singers and magic moments goody bag. a global internet sensation, Fascinating Aïdaof A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square and You is still Britain’s best comedy cabaret trio.Are My Sister (Antony and the Johnsons) to the The fantastic Abba Tribute Singers will lead you This show will include all theroof-raising power of I’ve Got The Music In Me,Wagner’s Pilgrim’s Chorus and tracks by through the famous Sing-a-long-a goody bag of songs and get you ready to sing Mamma Mia, favourites including their infamous BACK r FREE ’ anthem to budget travel, Cheap by popula teachersack p resourceMadonna and Lady Gaga. Dancing Queen and Waterloo to your heart’s content. This is the only Abba Tribute show with on-screen Flights (seven million plus hits on demand! ad at: YouTube). Please note, this show to downloComprising around 190 singing members, the London lyrics so that everyone can join in! With so much availableciencemuseumGay Men’s Chorus is Europe’s largest and best known contains material of an adult nature. www.s liveontour nylon around, the evening will be electric! choir. 14 Box Office: 9024 1919 Book Online: 15
  10. 10. The Spirit of Pushkin in Ireland Joan Armatrading Cara Dillon and the Ulster Orchestra Ruddigorefeaturing Katie Melua Thursday 14 - Saturday 16 June Thursday 7.30pm: £22.00 - £34.75 Friday and Saturday 7.30pm: £24.75 - £38.50 Saturday 2.00pm: £19.25 - £31.00 Sir Despard Murgatroyd is a man under pressure. He has inherited a witch’s curse forcing him to commit a crime a day or die in agony. So it’s a huge relief when shy Robin Oakapple is revealed as his long-lost elder brother – and therefore the true inheritor of the curse. This revelation threatens Robin’s chances with the prim Rose Maybud, but his troubles really start when his feeble crimes drag his exasperated ancestors back from the dead. HSunday 13 May 4.00pm H Sunday 23 September 7.30pm Sunday 3 June 7.30pm Following its hugely successful UK tour, this much loved£15.00 - £20.00 £25.00 - £29.00 £19.50 - £27.50 and universally acclaimed production comes to the Grand Opera House for the first time. Its inventiveness perfectly captures the wonderful spirit of Gilbert andThe Pushkin Trust presents its Silver Jubilee Three times Grammy nominated, Brit Award The Ulster Orchestra presents a night with Cara Sullivan’s topsy-turvy creation.concert featuring the wonderful talent of Katie nominee and Ivor Novella winner singer- Dillon in what promises to be a superb concert,Melua. Katie, a past-pupil of Dominican College, songwriter Joan Armatrading MBE, will combining the talents of this exceptional singerBelfast will perform a specially commissioned perform at the Grand Opera House on the with Northern Ireland’s finest musicians. “A ruddy good job… This scrupulouslyPushkin song and will be joined for its first Northern Ireland leg of her 2012 tour. Cara Dillon will perform with her own band faithful presentation should winperformance by children from north Ruddigore many new admirers.” During her long and illustrious career, Joan before joining the Ulster Orchestra on stage toand south. has been successful in all musical genres: pop, give a very special performance. Whether shes The TimesIn its Silver Jubilee year The Pushkin Trust, blues, folk, reggae and jazz, and she guarantees a singing her native traditional songs of lost loveestablished in 1987 by Her Grace, The Duchess fantastic mix of magical old favourites plus brand and emigration, or original compositions, you new songs to fall in love with. The 2012 tour will will be hard pressed to find a more emotive “A delightful show that will give greatof Abercorn, a direct descendant of the greatRussian poet, Alexander Pushkin, invites you see Joan performing Love and Affection amongst and captivating performer. pleasure… this is operetta bliss. A mustto join in the celebration – to mark the spirit many other firm favourites, and also showcase for all Gilbert & Sullivan fans.”of creativity in Ireland through song, dance songs from her brand new CD due for release "Cara Dillon is one of Irelands Daily Telegraphand verse. in time for this mammoth tour. truly great singers." The Guardian 16 14 Box Office: 9024 1919 Book Online: 17
  11. 11. ”Street is quite ”A top night of MARTIN DODD FOR UK PRODUCTIONS PROUDLY PRESENT ”Full of Broadway ”Spectacle and ”Nothing short ”42nd Street is back,a dancing feat” entertainment” razzamataz” energy” of spectacular” at its foot-stomping best” BIRMINGHAM POST THE SCOTSMAN MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS LIVERPOOL ECHO BBC NOTTINGHAM BLACKPOOL GAZETTE FOR BEST MUSIC AL REVIVAL COME AND MEET THOSE DANCING FEET! Winner of the 1980 Tony Award for Best New Musical and the 2001 Tony Award for 42nd Street Best Revival of a Musical, 42nd Street is the timeless, inspiring tale of small town Peggy Sawyers rise from chorus girl to Broadway star. And those songs! Lullaby of Tuesday 19 - Saturday 23 June Broadway, Were in the Money, Shuffle Off To Buffalo, Keep Young and Beautiful, Tuesday - Thursday 7.30pm: £23.50 - £37.50 I Only Have Eyes For You and the spectacular title number, danced down a flight STARRING of steps that lights up as brightly as the faces of the cast. Audiences will find out DAVE Wednesday and Thursday 2.00pm: £17.75 - £31.75 what its like to float up to musical comedy heaven. Friday and Saturday 7.30pm: £26.25 - £40.25 Starring Dave Willetts (West End starring roles include Phantom of the Opera, Les Saturday 2.30pm: £23.50 - £37.50 Miserables, Cats, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers) as Julian Marsh and directed WILLET TS by the shows author and Broadway Director Mark Bramble, the show features Signed performance: the stunning sets and costumes from the US production. Wednesday 20 June 7.30pm 18 Box Office: 9024 1919 Book Online: 19
  12. 12. GRAND OPERA HOUSE SUMMER YOUTH PROJECT PRESENTS Murder On Broadway - Murder Mystery Honk!Saturday 23 June 7.30pm: £40.00 per person Includes drinks reception on arrival and three course meal Thursday 26 - Sunday 29 July A young actress dreams of success and fame on Broadway, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7.30pm: £14.00 - £16.00 looking for her big break to propel her to stardom. Ambition, Saturday 3.00pm: £14.00 - £16.00 enterprise and endeavour are right next to notoriety, exploitation Sunday 2.00pm: £14.00 - £16.00and envy on the big long Manhattan diagonal that daggersthrough the heart of the citys streets, avenues and hopes. Join This is a non-professional productionus for a night of mystery and intrigue in the city that never sleeps!Dress code (optional): Broadway glamour Best New Musical Following on from the success of last years Summer Youth Project Olivier Awards 2000 Bugsy Malone, the Grand Opera House Summer Youth Project is eggs-tremely pleased to present Honk!, a musical adaptation Agatha Christie - Murder Mystery of the Ugly Duckling.Saturday 29 September 7.30pm: £40.00 per person Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s well-known tale, this musicalIncludes drinks reception on arrival and three course meal comedy tells the story of an odd looking baby duck, Ugly, and his quest to find his mother.Hickory dickory dock, The mouse ran up the clock, The clock struckone, The mouse ran down, Hickory dickory dock... Honk! is a timeless story of acceptance, compassion, and Meal for understanding and the celebration of difference in today’s world.Such a simple nursery rhyme, so catchy it caught a murderers 50imagination... two fore£ring in du Performed by a cast of young people aged 10 to 18, Honk! is a family-friendly show suitable for all ages. Pre-show dining wIs the mouse clever and elusive, or is it about to be caught including nic onde, Tita Legally Bl d Thein the trap or worse, teased by the cat? If the clock Musical an Proudly Sponsored By:struck, whom did it strike? And if the clock struck without the rush The Titanic Bo ysone, will it strike again? Enjoy a beautiful meal in the Supported By:Dress code (optional): Ms Marple to Miss Marple Hippodrome Restaurant before the performance A Musical ComedyBrought to you by followed by dessert in the interval.Headshot Murder Mysteries Last year’s Summer Youth Project production of Bugsy Malone For reservations and further details callNumbers are limited so please book early What our audience said about Bugsy Malone:to avoid disappointment! Box OfficePhone Box Office for further 028 9024 1919 “In all honesty the show was brilliant, “…an absolutely superb production…details on 028 9024 1919 amazing and inspirational.” the best youth production I have seen.” 20 Box Office: 9024 1919 Book Online: 21
  13. 13. Nine Belfast men who lived and died for a dream. SUNDAY NIGHT COMEDY AT THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE tS - f es oes rs o A pl sic b e B h ce m ry ay y rg g S u u to eo cin rod Jason Byrne - People’s Puppeteer Alan Davies - Life is Pain Jimeoin - What?! b y Th e G an e p M eM ar cTh D t h tin Pe om Ly ake Fr nc s h, The Titanic Boys Sunday 16 September 8.00pm: £17.75 - £19.75 Sunday 14 October 8.00pm: £21.00 - £25.00 Sunday 4 November 7.00pm: £17.75 - £19.75 any old story. This is The Titanic Boys, the true, untold story of nine Wednesday 8 - Saturday 25 August young Harland & Wolff men who uniquely built, sailed and died on the RMS Titanic. After the phenomenal success of his ’Cirque Du After more than a decade since his last stand-up Hilarious world-class stand-up from internationally Preview week Byrne’ Tour, Jason Byrne is bringing a brand new acclaimed star of Live at the Apollo, Royal Variety Pre-show Wednesday 8 - Thursday 9 7.30pm: £12.00 - £20.50 ing offer Two weeks before the Titanic sailed, designer Thomas Andrews walked show and following a hugely successful tour of din into the four main trade workshops at H&W and asked each foreman to show to the Grand Opera House. ’People’s Puppeteer’, Australia in 2011, Alan Davies, the much-loved Performance and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy 2 Meal for Friday 10 7.30pm: £16.50 - £23.50 name his best apprentice. When the bosses nominated four young men, will have new stories, new props and more of his star of iconic television series such as Jonathan Roadshow. No gimmicks, just great craic…! All other performances g ludin Andrews informed the stunned apprentices they were joining himself and trademark high-octane lunacy. Creek and QI, makes a long-awaited return inc to live stand-up this autumn. Monday - Thursday 7.30pm: £20.50 - £26.75 ine £50 four senior tradesmen to sail on Titanic’s maiden voyage to New York as Jason’s inspired, high-energy mad-cappery has made w members of the H&W Guarantee Group. him the biggest selling comedian at the Edinburgh "Jimeoin recalls the familiar at Friday and Saturday 5.00pm: £16.50 - £23.50 The Titanic Boys brings the Titanic story back to where it all began Comedy Festival. There is no other comedian like him. "A well-rounded and hilarious a fantastically silly level, boiling Friday and Saturday 8.30pm: £25.75 - £31.00 show…A wonderful return to – Belfast. Heart-warming and heart-breaking, this story of nine men his audience down to a tear-filled, who knew the Titanic better than anyone else in the world is truly "A comedy God.” stand-up from Davies.” gibbering mess.” To mark 100 years since its sinking, Belfast’s favourite playwright Martin remarkable. Laced with Lynch’s renowned capacity for capturing Chortle (Australia & NZ) Scotland on Sunday Lynch turns his attention to the legendary Titanic story. But this is not just Belfast character and humour, this is one not to be missed! 22 Box Office: 9024 1919 Book Online: 23
  14. 14. COMING SOON The Mousetrap Monday 1 - Saturday 6 OctoberIt’s never too early to buy your tickets for our Autumn 2012 season. Why not become a Friend of the Grand Opera Monday - Thursday 7.30pm: £19.25 - £29.50House and enjoy a range of exclusive benefits including priority booking and special offers for these new shows? Thursday 2.00pm: £15.00 - £25.25 Friday and Saturday 7.30pm: £22.50 - £32.25 A Night in November The Plough and the Stars One Man, Two Guvnors Saturday 2.30pm: £19.25 - £29.50 A classic. A landmark. A legend. The legendary, record-breaking, Box Office smash hit thriller celebrates its 60th anniversary. The Mousetrap is famous around the world as being the longestTuesday 11 - Saturday 15 September Tuesday 18 - Saturday 22 September Tuesday 20 - Saturday 24 November running show, of any kind, in the history of theatre. Opening in October 1952 and with almost 25,000 performances, The MousetrapFriends on sale: Thursday 16 February Friends on sale: Thursday 16 February Friends on sale: Thursday 16 February has certainly become a theatrical phenomenon.General on sale: Thursday 1 March General on sale: Thursday 1 March General on sale: Thursday 1 March To celebrate 60 incredible years on stage The Mousetrap is going on tour for the first time ever and, with a star cast, promises to be aChicago Calendar Girls Cinderella masterpiece to remember! The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed. In her own inimitable style, Dame Agatha Christie has created anMonday 15 - Saturday 20 October Monday 5 - Saturday 10 November Saturday 8 December - Saturday 26 January atmosphere of shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner.Friends on sale: Thursday 16 February Friends on sale: Thursday 16 February ON SALE NOWGeneral on sale: Thursday 1 March General on sale: Thursday 1 March "A truly entertaining classic thriller."For more information on becoming a Friend of the Grand Opera House, please contact Rhonda Hunter The Sunday Timeson 028 9027 7732 or email 24 Box Office: 9024 1919 Book Online: 25
  15. 15. Saturday 24 March The Odyssey The Owl and The Pussy Cat - Presented by Hiccup Theatre The Instant Orchestra 11.30am and 1.30pm: £8.00 The Baby Grand: 50 minutes, 9+ years Daniel Morden and Hugh Lupton are two of the UK’s finest storytellers. Here they tell one of the greatest stories in the A season of world. Greek King Odysseus wants to sail home after the Trojan War, but the FAMILY sea god Poseidon wants him dead. His ship is swept to strange islands where he encounters witches, ghosts… and of course THEATRE a vicious one-eyed giant! The Odyssey is a must for anyone who loves a good story. in association with Young at Art "I saw banquets and voyages, armies and oceans, battling heroes and ravening gods - ff 25% oy two all conjured out of thin air n a Book for mily by a voice.” The Times of these fa ceive Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 April Saturday 26 May 11.30am and 1.30pm: £8.00 d re shows an the Saturday 11.30am and 1.30pm: £8.00 25% off The Baby Grand: 50 minutes, 3+ years Sunday 10.30am: £8.00 total price The Baby Grand: 55 minutes, 3-7 years It’s more than 20 years since multi-instrumentalist Nico Brown and Martin Brunsden (double bass) began gathering people of all ages to play the Javanese angklung, a tuned bamboo musical instrument with a beautiful A nonsense adventure for three to seven year olds and their families! sound. The technique is simple yet the music produced can encompass the Follow Owl and Pussycat as they set out on the high seas with only some full spectrum of rhythmic and melodic complexity. No musical experience honey, money and a runcible spoon to help them find their way through is necessary. Every Instant Orchestra is unique! a topsy-turvey world! Along the way they meet the piggy-wig, the turkey Everybody from the age of three up can participate and we have angklungs who lives on the hill and the strangest looking tree you’ll ever see! Enjoy for 80 – so bring friends and family to join us in what is always a joyful and this absurd hogwash of nonsense featuring silly songs, babbling puppets spontaneous event. and smaller than life characters. Puppetry, live music and beautiful storytelling combine in this enchanting retelling of Lear’s classic poem.26 Box Office: 9024 1919 Book Online: 27