“Suddenly everybody wants to be in show business”: Bugsy Malone at the Grand Opera House Review

Victoria Brown, Contributor. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I sat down in row T of the Grand Opera House last night, but it sure as hell wasn’t the spectacular performances I had the privilege of seeing. Based on the 1976 comedy-musical of the same name, Bugsy Malone tells the story of two rivalContinue reading ““Suddenly everybody wants to be in show business”: Bugsy Malone at the Grand Opera House Review”

First Night at the Opera: A review of The Magic Flute at GOH

Bethan Langford, Jeni Bern, Sioned Gwen Davies (Three Ladies) and Peter Gijsbertsen (Tamino) in The Magic Flute. Scottish Opera 2019. Credit James Glossop (2) Maria McQuillan, Arts & Entertainments Co-Editor. I’d always wanted to go see an opera, but always found the prospect rather daunting. what if it was too high brow for me? WouldContinue reading “First Night at the Opera: A review of The Magic Flute at GOH”

“I don’t want realism, I want magic”: A Streetcar Named Desire at the Lyric Theatre Review

Alex Reid, Arts & Entertainments Co-Editor. As far as modern classics go, it’s hard to surpass the tremendous influence the plays of Tennessee Williams has had over 20th Century theatre, and over modern day drama. Williams’s trademark romantic, lush, and oppressive evocations of domestic strife and broiling tensions sears itself onto the audience. Which begsContinue reading ““I don’t want realism, I want magic”: A Streetcar Named Desire at the Lyric Theatre Review”

“Double, double, toil and trouble”: Macbeth at the Grand Opera House Review

Maisie Linford, Contributor. The stalls of Belfast’s Grand Opera House are packed with local high-school students, many witnessing their first staging of the Bard. They rustle sweets, catch up on gossip and take selfies with the set. They remind me of my first trips to the theatre. Like them, I studied Macbeth at GCSE, thenContinue reading ““Double, double, toil and trouble”: Macbeth at the Grand Opera House Review”