GBL Productions' adaptation of Leesa Harker’s mommy-porn pastiche is an x-rated antidote to good taste
Former tabloid hack Rich Peppiatt lampoons the industry he was once a part of and ingeniously confronts its worst offenders
The Irish comedian whittles out the jokes in his father's demise, and entrances the Black Box with his 'energic and involving style'
Much oil has flowed under the bridge, and into the hands of Western businessmen, since Rob Newman filled Wembley Stadium with David Baddiel
An experimental adaptation of Oscar Wilde's Gothic masterpiece is undermined by a spinning disco ball
Writers Dan Gordon, Gary Mitchell and Colin Murphy raise a fleg for tasteless topical satire with the Lyric Theatre's end of year review show
A rumination on love, life and Long Kesh – Donna O'Connor shows how the Troubles affected Belfast's women
'Overly garrish, flapping, whimsical and foolish' – Ivan Little leaves his broadcasting days behind him to play the dame at the Waterfront Hall
Owen McCafferty's new play, premiered in the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, explores 'the hurt, the carnage and the consequences' of the Troubles
The true story of a workers' revolt in Belfast, written by first-time playwright John Maguire, is ferociously authentic
Real stories told and acted by the men who experienced them 'illuminate the fragile nature of Northern Ireland's tentative peace'
Cat Deeley, red wine and the Pavarotti Provo – Northern Ireland's finest returns to the Empire Comedy Club 20 years later
Belarus Free Theatre shed light on the suppression of human rights in Europe's last dictatorship
How does the 'reliably sophisticated font of witticisms' as featured on 8 Out of 10 Cats transfer to the stage?
Dermot Bolger's adaptation of James Joyce's famous novel is 'a tribute to Joyce's own curious imagination'
Admirable acting and direction cannot save a weak script, as Big Telly fall victim to cliché and hungry hens
The Northern Irish accent lends itself well to Shakespeare's most visceral tragedy, and Stuart Graham excels as the murderous king
The heavenly hordes are 'anti-abortion, anti-evolution homophobes' in Accidental Theatre Company's latest outing
Stacey Gregg's story of the rise and fall of a Belfast band is saved by Kerrie Quinn's bullish central performance
Neil Simon's rib-tickling examination of male friendship finds added relevance in the era of the ‘bromance’
The Belfast Festival's new marquee plays host to the shaggy-haired comic who is unusually grouchy and all the better for it
A 'flawlessly constructed, expertly executed' set from the King of UK Comedy
The Essex actor and QI stooge returns to stand-up after a 12 year wait. Perhaps he should have stayed sitting down
Experiencing Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company's new production is 'like observing a seaside trip on a time-lapse camera'
Can Agatha Christie's most famous play enthral modern audiences outside of the West End?
His comedy peers adore him, but what does John Higgins make of Belfast's most eclectic performer? 'Everyone prefers Cash to Czech!'
Galvinised Productions first foray into theatre has 'audience members audibly gasping'
Paddy Scully's engaging one-man show puts flesh on the bones of 'this most misunderstood of Irishmen'
'To describe O’Neill’s act simply as ‘stand-up’ would do him a great injustice'
'The set is so slick and well-honed you almost forget the incredible craftsmanship.'
Prime Cut's retelling of the Charlotte von Mahlsdorf story is The MAC's 'finest achievement since launching'
Conall Morrison's 'constantly stimulating' take on JM Synge's play retains an anarchic edge
Adapted from the BBC series, this arena spectacular features life-sized T-Rexes and much more
An audience of 'middle-aged bohemians' make life hard for Matthew Collins, Lauren Kerr and Shane Todd at Belmont Tower
Flute bands and fisty-cuffs – Rosemary Jenkinson's 'hard man' character seeks to break the vicious cycle
The 'academics versus comics' performance scenario doesn't necessarily travel that well
Martin Lynch and JJ Gilmour's musical is marked by a 'joyous disregarding of pompous memorialisation'
The Theatre at the Mill Summer Youth Group do justice to Mel Brooks' hilarious musical satire
'A notably serious examination not just of gay identity, but of identity, period' at Belfast Pride Festival
Paul Boyd's musical comedy is a five-star romp 'populated with sleazy, strutting grotesques'
Ruaidhrí Ward, Eleanor Tiernan and Michael Legge hone their skills at the Black Box
'The singers and instrumentalists let out a volley of mad mutterings and animal sounds... it is impossible not to smile'
Groups from across the UK converge on London for a highlight of the Cultural Olympiad
Surrealist whimsy, Mario, Queen of the Circus and a 'bum-off' at City Hall – that's right, it's the 12th of July
Artists and climbers Dan Shipsides and Neal Beggs recall an ascent to the summit of Lagazuoi
A selection of old VHS clips proves that embarrasment is truly the international language of hilarity
The taboo-tacking comedians keep the laughs coming in the preview of their Edinburgh Fringe show
The Deadly 60 presenter engages young naturalists at the Ulster Hall with sharks and rhinos, but isn't too fond of Giant Pandas
Belfast actor Jonjo O'Neill takes Stratford-upon-Avon by storm in this Royal Shakespeare Company production
NI Opera takes a major gamble with 5 debut works, but it – mostly – pays off at the MAC
'Self-obsessed, unsympathetic, predictable.' Playwright Derek Murphy is unforgiving in his exploration of the male psyche
A two and a half-day showcase of new Northern Irish theatre that goes from bed to brilliant
Slapstick, Stevie Wonder and men playing women. The Lyric Theatre inject new life into Oscar Wilde's comic masterpiece
Bruiser's energetic, hep-tastic 'Noo Yoik' musical at the MAC is 'witty, wordy and full of heart'
Phil Coulter, Stephen Rea and The Voice's Ben Kelly get the cultural ball rolling
Ponydance satirise reality television and the Olympics with this 'well performed and presented' show at the MAC
Decapitation, manky medicine and Catholic versus Protestant. History has never been this much fun
Ostensibly celebrating their 21st birthday, this Grand Opera House show is also a statement of intent
Sam McCready's one-man show recalls Charles Dickens's three visits to Belfast
The play has the comedian's trademark props and unique delivery, but never quite his genius