TONY Macaulay has few regrets in life, but it is gnawing source of disappointment to him that his mum and dad did not live to see their 'Westy' disco pulse vibrantly into life on the set of Paperboy the musical.
WHEN word got out that May McFettridge was making her opera debut in Belfast, it took something of a leap of faith to imagine Belfast's outrageous panto dame shattering windows with a secretive high 'C' plucked from a hitherto unknown coloratura range.
1. When did you think about a career in acting/writing and what were your first steps into it? After years of playing music with a band (Gimik) during my teenage years, I dipped my toe into acting in my early 20s with a local drama group and surprised myself.
FIRST, there was the best-selling book, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, a page-turning psychological thriller of twists and turns, suspense and drama; then there was the 2016 movie starring Emily Blunt.
BRITISH Youth Music Theatre (BYMT) is calling on Belfast people to dig out their flared jeans, platform heels and the like ahead of a pop-up exhibition inspired by their forthcoming production of Paperboy, The best-selling memoir Paperboy tells Tony Macaulay’s story of growing up in west Belfast in the 70s and includes references to popular culture of that time, including events such as The Bay City Rollers gig at The Ulster Hall in 1975.
A NIGHT in November is etched deeply into the consciousness of Matthew McElhinney who was "about four" when his mother, Belfast playwright Marie Jones, penned what would become one of her most poignant, bitter-sweet, funny, sad and brilliant dramas for the Northern Ireland stage.
AFTER 10 sold-out seasons at the Irish Arts Center in New York and a successful Irish tour in 2017, Muldoon’s Picnic returns to Ireland for six dates, including a show at the MAC in Belfast, later this summer.