le bourgeois gentilhomme

Compagnie La Fidèle Idée, Nantes Venue: Clair Vivre, La Chapelle Neuve, Brittany Date: 3 June 2022 Evening is settling over the hills and meadows that separate the forests of Camors and Floranges from the meandering valley of the Blavet River in south Brittany.  This is a world far removed from the neighbouring medieval towns of […]

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CHICAGO

Belfast’s magnificent Grand Opera House provides a gorgeous setting for a spectacular new international touring production of Ebb, Kander and Fosse’s big, brassy musical Chicago. The contrast between venue and stage presentation could not be more striking. Frank Matcham’s famous Victorian pleasure dome has recently been given a complete renovation and its ornate gilded furnishings, […]

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OUR PLACE IN SPACE

‘Once there was a boy and the boy loved stars, very much. Every night the boy watched the stars from his window and wished he had one of his very own.’ So begins How to Catch a Star, Oliver Jeffers’ best-selling, multi-translated story of a small boy who sets out to catch a star and […]

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ulysses: AN ODYSSEY FOR EUROPE

Ulysses: A European Odyssey begins in Athens on 19 September 2022 “All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players”, declares Jacques in Shakespeare’s sylvan comedy As You Like It.  In his still controversial masterpiece Ulysses, James Joyce chose to define his own world stage by the streets and entries and […]

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PARALLEL MOTHERS

In finally confronting the ghosts of Franco’s disappeared, Pedro Almodóvar crafts a film of luminous beauty, which offers hope and resolution to the victims and survivors of war.

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