An entertaining and informative play about 'the father of American music'
'As the tangled tale of unrequited passion unfolds, their strong, trusting stage partnership blooms into a love affair with the audience'
A theatrical ballet of knives, social commentary and resentment. The food might not be great, but the play is
If you like your Dark Knight camp and gothic, this exciting, bat-shaped show is for you
A post-feminist Dirty Dozen, with lots of buns on display... iced, of course
It might be 'mean here' in Of Mice and Men, but George and Lennie melt hearts in the Theatre at the Mill
Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon dominate the stage in the Lyric Theatre's adaptation of Francis Veber's comedy
The celebration of Michael Jackson's life is just as thrilling third time around
'It’s like looking at the workings of a pocket-watch that is singing doo-wop and shifting furniture'
Penny Dreadful, but not THE Penny Dreadfuls. Confused? Peter E Davidson was.
A disturbing and subtle look into the relationship between abuser and the abused
It's bombastic, durable and virulently likeable – the show's the thing, and what a show
A dance piece produced in collaboration with kids – it'll never work, surely
The men in Owen McCafferty's world still can't dance, but at least now they can talk about it
A musical about a gay Northern Irish rugby team hits Edinburgh
Despite the rain, two very different performers attempt to tickle Belfast's funny bone
The Theatre at the Mill's Summer Youth Musical Group tear it up
Familiar territory is explored in Pearse Elliott's tale of weathered men in weathered pubs
The Festival of Fools' Sunday Treats draw an unlikely crowd in central Belfast
Drawing on Rudyard Kiplings original stories, this production has something for everyone
Brian Friel's play about language and cultural identity brings out the crowds in Dublin
George Orwell's allegory is 'a deceptively challenging story to adapt'
This adult puppet show is the perfect mix of 'show tunes, satire and seediness'
Jane Coyle enjoys the bite-sized treats at this year's pop up festival
One of Britain's greatest unsung comedians decontructs the stand-up oeuvre
Comedian Owen O'Neill delivers verse that is both poignant and hilarious
Tommy Tiernan, the master puppeteer and the world's smallest imaginary fiddle
'Sweary, sweaty and stocky' Adrian Dunbar turns in a compelling performance
Relentless hecklers are given short shrift throughout a choppy final tour date
English Touring Opera tackle two of the Italian composer's shorter works
The Queen's visit is making the headlines, but Phill Jupitus as King Arthur is far more entertaining
European Ballet tackle this sentimental piece with flair and a whole lot of individual talent
The master of the deadpan one-liner is closer to Woody Allen than Russell Howard - that's a good thing
Northern Ballet return to Belfast with their first new production in two years
Interruptions plague Dylan Moran in the Waterfront, but he still manages to deliver some first-class surreal comedy
A bombastic, fantastic tribute to Irish literature closes the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
The controversial comic isn't afraid to tackle the taboo subjects on his return to Belfast
Nuala McKeever's two-hander explores life in an institution, but Tara West is left bewildered
The Lyric reopens with Arthur Miller's tale of betrayal and distrust in old New England
Wonderland Productions stage a scandal in a coffee shop
Tammy Moore - 'the critic with the pen!' - gets a dose of the English comic's humorous abuse
Was the Féile an Phobail audience justified in booing the comedian off stage? Tara West thinks so
Did Captain Lord of the California snooze while the Titanic sank?
Abie Philbin Bowman is intentionally provocative, but isn't that what the best comedy is all about?
Bruiser bring their physical adaptation to the Derry Playhouse
Londonderry Music Society deliver an impressive reprisal of the children's classic
From baby jokes to drunken particle physicists, Ed Byrne's Crowd Pleaser 2011 tour is just that
Kabosh pull off 'a triumph of creative editing' in this play about the origins of Indiana Jones
A world-class debut for NI Opera and an exceptional showcase for Derry-Londonderry
The American singer and civil rights campaigner is remembered at the Island Arts Centre
Explosive stuff from an emerging playwright in the North West
The action is moved from London to Belfast - but does the humour translate in this tale of three taxi drivers?
BalletBoyz return to Northern Ireland with an energetic, diverse contemporary dance performance
Wireless Mystery Theatre perform classic CBS radio plays - including the ad breaks - in faultless period style
Danny Boyle's seminal stage adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic beamed live into Queen's Film Theatre
A bewildering fusion of styles from the star of cult sitcom Attention, Scum!
We like radical lefties, and we like a mainstream hipsters. But which is better? Only one way to find out...
'Five minutes into the future', Joe Nawaz is impressed by the play's ambition but not its scattergun approach
The improvised hip-hop comedy duo miss their chance to trade 'pithy putdowns' with a heckler, but are still 'devilishly funny'
Standing room only at the Grand Opera House, but it's worth it for Derek Jacobi's 'chilling whispers' as the dotard king