Belfast Theatre - August 2015

The best musical and drama productions taking place on stages across Belfast throughout the next month

Fly Me to the Moon - Running from August 6 - 22 at the Lyric Theatre

After the sell-out success of Mistletoe and Crime at the Lyric, comes another hilarious Marie Jones comedy. Francis and Loretta are community care visitors. Davy, one of their elderly charges, has had a significant win on the horses, but he doesn’t know. When the cash-strapped women learn that Davey will not be around for a considerable time they are faced with a mouth-watering dilemma. Read more.

Fly Me To the Moon

Dancing Shoes: The George Best Story - Running from August 19 - 29 at the Grand Opera House

Combining the talents of two of Northern Ireland’s most popular playwrights with the superb songwriting talents of Glasgow’s JJ Gilmour and Belfast’s Pat Gribben, Dancing Shoes tells of the turbulent and colourful life of one of the greatest footballers the world has ever seen. From his childhood days kicking a tennis ball against a gable wall on the Cregagh estate to a life of fame, fortune and controversy, this story has it all. Read more.

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Little Shop of Horrors - Running from August 23 - 25 at the Strand Arts Centre

The hilarious and entertaining musical — featuring the mean, green, man-eating Venus Fly-Trap and its insatiable appetite — is brought to the stage at the Strand Arts Centre by NI Stars, who have taken dozens of young people on a journey that will see them gel as a team, develop their confidence and their musical theatre abilities. Book tickets.

Dancing at Lughnasa - Opening August 27 at the Lyric Theatre

Winner of an Olivier Award and a Tony Award, Dancing at Lughnasa is one of the most acclaimed and loved Irish plays of recent times, as part of the inaugural Lughnasa International Friel Festival. Set in County Donegal in 1936 during the Celtic harvest festival of Lughnasadh, the play tells the story of the five Mundy sisters and their brother Jack, who has returned home from the missions after 25 years away. Read more.