Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival - some remaining gems (until 7 May)

The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival is well underway. What gems remain in its enormous programme full of ripe juicy events and gigs?

Wednesday 3 May

Join Anton in the Black Box Green Room as he delivers his sermon to save Belfast. Expect music, the slaughtering of sacred cows and a bit with a teddy. 8pm. £5.

Two back to back pieces of theatre by Tinderbox in The Barracks (Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4): #filtered by Sarah Lyle and Conscientia by Abby Oliviera. Always a treat. 7pm. £10.

Prime Cut’s award winning Scorch is back in The MAC (until Sunday 7 May)for what might be its final run in Northern Ireland for a while. Amy McAllister brings to life an exploration of gender, uncertainty and where the law meets teenage naivety. 8pm (and 3pm on Sunday). £12.50.

Thursday 4 May

Kieran Hodgon’s Maestro should be a very special evening in the Black Box as the performer explains how Gustav Mahler inspired him to write a symphony … something well outside his ability. 8pm. £10

Friday 5 May

Stephen Beggs’ new work My Father’s Chair opens in The MAC and runs until Sunday 7 May. A performance for young audiences (6 years+) and families about the nature of fatherhood. Times vary. £9/£6.

Sunday 7 May

Theatre critic and playwright Jane Coyle’s presents Both Sides, a double header of Beckett-inspired monologues in The Dark Horse in advance of an autumn tour. Me, Here, Me features a young woman sitting alone in a Paris cafĂ© watching the life of the street unfold. But what is her story? In Before Before a woman sits in a Nice bar looking back on a turbulent life and a painful loss. Poignant stories accompanied by live traditional French music. 3pm and 7pm. £8.

Omnibus perform Mule in the Waterfront Studio. Inspired by the actions of the Peru Two this two-hander explores victimhood, media spin and personal tragedy. 7.30pm. £10.

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