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New show from Brenda Murphy is ‘Crazy’

‘Crazy’, the hilarious new hit comedy by award-winning playwright, Brenda Murphy, will be coming to The Braid for one night only on Wednesday May 31.

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Weekend of theatre  at Braid

Weekend of theatre at Braid

Ballymena Theatre group, The Castle Players, will be returning to The Braid for a weekend of drama on Saturday June 2 and Sunday June 3.

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Life imitates art for actor Kerry as he goes from the palace to the stage

Life imitates art for actor Kerry as he goes from the palace to the stage

It’s been an exciting year for Northern Ireland actor Kerry Rooney; he’s already been to Buckingham Palace to collect his MBE for services to older people and drama, and next week he will be recreating another rags to riches story in hit musical Me and My Girl.

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Live, laugh, love with Eilish O’Carroll

Live, laugh, love with Eilish O’Carroll

Best known for her role as friend and neighbour ‘Winnie McGoogan’ in the smash hit television show Mrs Brown’s Boys, Eilish O’Carroll will be giving an insight into the woman behind the character with her new show Live, Laugh, Love, which is coming to the Waterfront Hall in Belfast on Saturday May 20.

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FROM ITV

PARKINSON 

MICHAEL PARKINSON launches his brand new series on ITV1 this Autumn.

"The undisputed King of the chat Show" is the doyen of interviews who allows his guests to shine.  Parkinson's recent guest include Clint Eastwood, Sir Sean Connery, Nicole Kidman, George Clooney, Halle Berry, Robin Williams, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mel gibson, tom Hanks, Jennifer Lopez, Woody Allen and Kevin Spacey.

Parkinson is also a showcase for the best music featuring exclusive performances from Robbie Williams, REM, Sir Paul McCartney, Alicia Keys, Sir Elton John, George Michael, Kylie Minogue, Jennifer Lopez, Sting and Annie Lennox.

Picture Shows - MICHAEL PARKINSON

Press contact: Debbie Wilson/Nikki O'Shea on 020 7261 8107/8105

Picture contact: Shane Chapman  or Hayley Chapman on 020 7633 2542

Tables are turned when Sir Michael Parkinson sits in the hot seat

Sir Michael Parkinson is a legend; the ultimate interviewer. But next month the tables will be turned when he becomes the interviewee instead.

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Little Shop of Horrors comes to Ballymena

Little Shop of Horrors comes to Ballymena

Get ready for a Mean Green Mother of a Musical as BSPA Ballymena brings the evergreen Little Shop of Horrors to the stage of the Braid Theatre at the beginning of next month,

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Danielle Galligan, Kate Gilmore, Lisa Lambe, Sophie Jo Wasson & Karen McCartney in Rough Magic Theatre Company's The Train by Arthur Riordan and Bill Whelan at The MAC 19-23 April, 2017.

‘The Train’ rolls into the Mac

Rough Magic Theatre Company have announced that their musical The Train will take to the stage at the MAC in Belfast from April 19-23.

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Foolish antics in Belfast for Festival of Fools

Foolish antics in Belfast for Festival of Fools

Belfast City Centre will come alive with acrobatics, circus acts, clowning and astounding tomfoolery later this month as part of the Festival of Fools, which will make a return welcome from Friday April 28 - Monday May 1.

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Get ready for the party of the year at the Opera House

Get ready for the party of the year at the Opera House

Step back in time and get ready for the biggest party in town! A sparkling new production of The Wedding Singer will play the Grand Opera House for one week only from Tuesday April 11 – Saturday April 15.

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Jason Donovan ‘can’t wait; to get back on stage at the Opera House

Jason Donovan ‘can’t wait; to get back on stage at the Opera House

Jason Donovan is without a doubt one of the most loved musical icons of the 1980s but since then he has gone on to become much more than a pop star.

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Tony award-winning play ‘inspires, motivates and questions authority’

Tony award-winning play ‘inspires, motivates and questions authority’

Red, a new co-production between Prime Cut Productions and the Lyric Theatre, which is coming to the Belfast theatre from April 8-23, captures the dynamic relationship between an artist and his creations.

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Final rehearsals for Jekyll and Hyde musical

Belfast Operatic Company are putting the final touches to their latest production, Jekyll and Hyde, which will be staged at the Grand Opera House in Belfast from Tuesday April 4 until Saturday April 8.

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Jake is old enough to know better

Continuing his run of sell-out tours, Jake O’Kane is back with his new show, ‘Old Enough to Know Better’, and he will be taking to the stage of The Braid on Thursday January 5.

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David Meade bends minds at The Braid

David Meade bends minds at The Braid

Following on from his sell out tour this year, mind-bending mindreader David Meade will be returning in 2017 with another fantastic show, which will be coming to the Braid on Saturday January 7, and tickets are on sale now.

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It’s panto time at the Braid...oh yes it is

It’s panto time at the Braid...oh yes it is

The festive season is fast approaching and what would Christmas be without a good old fashioned panto?

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Laugh it up with Neil Dougan at The Braid

Laugh it up with Neil Dougan at The Braid

Comedian Neil Dougan will be bringing his new show, Heretics and Head the Balls, to The Braid in Ballymena on Saturday September 3.

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Talented kids take to the stage for Les Mis

Talented kids take to the stage for Les Mis

This summer’s epic production of Les Miserables takes place in Belfast’s Grand Opera House and promises to delight and astound audiences during a ten night spectacular delivered by students from across Ireland aged just 16-19 from the Belfast School of Performing Arts.

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Slideshow: Academy’s Spring Concert 2014

Audiences in The Braid were last week treated to three jam-packed, entertaining evenings featuring variety and talent in equal measure at Ballymena Academy’s 2014 Spring Concert.

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Slideshow: International Gala in Ballymena

The Braid Arts Centre was the venue for an International Gala last week.

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Lisa Lamberton from Ahoghill and Carly Wallace from Portglenone are pictured getting ready for their upcoming roles in Scottish Ballet's production of Hansel & Gretel at the Grand opera House in Belfast. The ballet runs from Wednesday to Saturday, February 5-8, and during this time the girls will join other young people from across Northern Ireland to perform on stage with the Scottish Ballet dancers, playing Hansel and Gretel's school friends who mysteriously disappear from the village. .Photo by Aaron McCracken/Harrisons

Local girls ready for ballet roles

Lisa Lamberton from Ahoghill and Carly Wallace from Portglenone are pictured getting ready for their upcoming roles in Scottish Ballet’s production of Hansel & Gretel at the Grand opera House in Belfast.

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