Theatre and Comedy

Theatre & Comedy

Jim’s close shave for Macmillan

Jim Daly, who takes to the stage next month as Daddy Warbucks in Banbridge Musical Society’s production of Annie, had a close shave on Thursday night – raising funds for Macmillan at the same time.

Theatre and Comedy

A packed week of events ahead

The Market Place Theatre in Armagh is gearing up for another packed week of events, kicking off on Wednesday 28 September with ‘Two Sore Legs’.

Theatre and Comedy
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.

Theatre and Comedy
Big Hero a big success for Disney and Marvel combo

Big Hero a big success for Disney and Marvel combo

Since Disney bought Marvel in 2009, the two have remained separate entities. Big Hero 6 is Disney’s first direct foray into adapting a Marvel property; an experiment which succeeds triumphantly.

Theatre and Comedy
Masterful direction in true life sports drama

Masterful direction in true life sports drama

Foxcatcher Farm was a training facility, home to the US Olympic wrestling team. Coached by Dave Schultz, its brightest hopeful was his younger brother Mark.

Theatre and Comedy
‘New’ Mercury material on compilation

‘New’ Mercury material on compilation

Queen Forever is the band’s first release of new Freddie Mercury material in 20 years.

Theatre and Comedy
Hawking given the Hollywood treatment

Hawking given the Hollywood treatment

Stephen Hawking’s Motor Neuron Disease diagnosis brought an urgency to his prodigious career and personal life.

Theatre and Comedy
Acceptable if unfulfilling finale to trilogy

Acceptable if unfulfilling finale to trilogy

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies is the last in the trilogy and Peter Jackson’s final foray into the works of JRR Tolkien.

Theatre and Comedy
Keep your ear to the sound

Keep your ear to the sound

As well as new Coldplay and U2 albums, discussed in last week’s ‘MAIL’, more fresh records to look out for in 2015 are:

Theatre and Comedy
U2 photographed by John Wright

New albums from U2 and Coldplay

In 2015 both U2 and Coldplay plan to release their second albums in a year.

Theatre and Comedy
High profile exposure for average quality film

High profile exposure for average quality film

The Interview has been the recipient of the most unique, high profile exposure a film has ever received.

Theatre and Comedy
Flashes of style in The Grandmaster by Kar-Wai

Flashes of style in The Grandmaster by Kar-Wai

Since the story of Ip Man - the famed instructor of Bruce Lee - reached the screen in 2008, there have been a number of interpretations based on the late Wing Chun master’s life. Celebrated Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar-wai is the latest to throw his hat in the ring with The Grandmaster, showing at Queen’s Film Theatre this week.

Theatre and Comedy
As striking as any picture you will see hanging

As striking as any picture you will see hanging

Mike Leigh’s Mr Turner is the sensational biopic of JMW Turner, the revered landscape painter who revolutionised the form in the early 19th century.

Theatre and Comedy
Swift takes a trip back to late eighties

Swift takes a trip back to late eighties

The fifth studio album by Taylor Swift, 1989, is named after the year she was born. On it, she takes a trip back to that same year in order to suckle the musical influences of the late eighties.

Theatre and Comedy
A complete and honest portrayal of movie man

A complete and honest portrayal of movie man

When famed film critic Roger Ebert died last year he was four months into participation on the documentary film Life Itself. Based on his memoirs, the film sees a limited UK release this week.

Theatre and Comedy
Harris shows why he’s pick of DJ bunch

Harris shows why he’s pick of DJ bunch

Calvin Harris set himself a hard act to follow after last year’s brilliant 18 Months.

Theatre and Comedy
Spectacular sci-fi epic from Batman director

Spectacular sci-fi epic from Batman director

Interstellar is a spectacular sci-fi epic from director Christopher Nolan.

Theatre and Comedy
End product doesn’t live up to hype

End product doesn’t live up to hype

Foo Fighters made eight documentaries to build up to the release of their eighth album.

Theatre and Comedy
Frankie celebrates 30th birthday

Frankie celebrates 30th birthday

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s era defining disc, Welcome to the Pleasuredome.

Theatre and Comedy
Gone Girl is a complex mystery that peaks too soon

Gone Girl is a complex mystery that peaks too soon

David Fincher’s Gone Girl is difficult to discuss at length without giving the whole thing away.

Theatre and Comedy
Load more