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Strictly star Joanne Clifton liberated by raunchy Rocky Horror role

David Roy
APART from learning The Time Warp as a four-year-old at her childhood dance class, Strictly Come Dancing star turned musical theatre talent Joanne Clifton admits she knew virtually nothing about Richard O'Brien's iconic musical prior to taking on the role of Janet in the current touring production, which visits Belfast's Grand Opera House later this month.

Review: Twisted - Theatre at the Mill

Anne Hailes
It's not often we get a home grown musical bursting onto our stages but `Twisted' at the Theatre At The Mill delighted the audience on opening night.

Elizabeth McGeown joins Broken Hearts poets for alternative Valentine's event

Gail Bell
FOR the "lost, lovelorn and the generally miserable", it's time to forget the saccharine hearts and flowers of Valentine's Day and get down with the heartache, according to Poetry Circus, whose Broken Hearts event in Edinburgh this week features prize-winning performance poet Elizabeth McGeown, from Belfast.

New family festival spells cafe culture for kids during February mid-term break

Jenny Lee
THIS mid-term, why not treat the kids to a little creative fun, while you treat yourself to a coffee at one of Belfast's Creative Cafes? The new mini-festival runs from February 18 to 22 in various venues including Costa Coffee, Café Nero, Clements and Easons and the best news is all events are free.

Review: Sweeney Todd at the Lyric Theatre

Jane Hardy
GIVEN its savage critique of a divided society, Sondheim's Sweeney Todd was a great choice for director Walter Sutcliffe's first production for Opera NI at the packed Lyric Theatre.

Review: Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games

Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games Waterfront Hall, Belfast, February 5-10 If you had to list the cultural definers of contemporary Irishness, you'd include Seamus Heaney, Van Morrison, maybe The Pogues and definitely Michael Flatley.

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