"THREE weeks is a long time in this place – Arlene Foster might marry the Pope or something," laughs Belfast comedian Jake O'Kane when asked why he always leaves preparing his annual 'review of the year' show until the very last minute.
Peter Pan Grand Opera House Celebrating her 28th consecutive year of pantomime at the Grand Opera House, May McFettridge will lead the star-studded cast as Mrs Smee alongside Coronation Street’s Claire King as the Magical Mermaid, double Olivier award-winning David Bedella as Captain Hook, Paddy Jenkins as Hook’s right hand man Smee and Mikey Jay-Heath as Peter Pan.
MANY remember actor Ian Reddington as market inspector 'Tricky Dicky' in EastEnders or as Vernon Tomlin in Coronation Street, but the English actor is currently enjoying being a love guru in the new Dusty Springfield musical The Son of a Preacher man.
1. When did you think about a career in acting/comedy and what were your first steps into it? When I left college (Dublin City University) in 1987, I was at a bit of a loose end with not a clue what I wanted to do with my life.
IT'S hard enough to even keep up with current events in these uncertain times, but comedian and activist Mark Thomas is currently making bold assertions about our future – and taking money from the bookies as a result.
THE year was 1992: The Maastricht Treaty unified Europe, future James Bond actor Daniel Craig landed his first film role, Madonna's Blond Ambition World Tour Live LaserDisc won the Grammy for Best Music Video – Long Form and a Downpatrick man called Colin Murphy performed his first stand-up set at his new comedy night at Queen's University Belfast.
THERE'S a difference between being 'strong' and being 'tough' according to Claire King, the actress who not only played one of Emmerdale's most devious characters, Kim Tate, but who also starred in ITV's prison drama series Bad Girls as prison governor Karen Betts.