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Cahoots NI play Nivelli's War to move from Belfast's Lyric Theatre to New York

 The cast of Nivelli's War

NIVELLI's War is the new play from theatre company Cahoots NI and after a run in the Lyric Theatre in Belfast it's going to New York.

The Lyric has a history of exporting work to the Big Apple, with American audiences welcoming Brendan At The Chelsea with Adrian Dunbar in the lead role and Owen McCafferty's Quietly.

Nivelli's War was written by Charles Way and is a family drama set in the final days of the second world war.

Told through a blend of theatre, magic, illusion and original music, it tells the story of Ernst, a young evacuee from Frankfurt, who finds himself far away from home. He befriends a stranger with a trick or two up his sleeve and they set off to find Ernst's family.

Dan Gordon is playing the part of The Great Nivelli and described the play as an "inspiring, true story" while Jimmy Fay, executive producer of the Lyric, believes the story has universal significance.  

The play is suitable for children aged seven and over and lasts for 65 minutes.

You can catch it at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast from March 2-19 before it moves to the New Victory Theater in New York where it will play from April 28-May 11.

Tickets are £15 and preview tickets are £13. A family ticket is £40 for up to three children and two adults.

Special discount rates available for schools, students and pensioners.

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