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Theatre: Bard's heroines are given a proper shake-up

Shakespeare’s Women, Lyric Theatre, Belfast until tomorrow, 8pm

By Grania McFadden

What could the women in Shakespeare's plays learn from each other? Two actresses bounce from character to character and scene to scene. Can one woman's advice stop the other doing something stupid? Would they be happier (and less dead) if they just dumped their men? Shakespeare's Women is smart, entertaining and enlightening.

For details, tel: 028 9038 1081.

Dublin Old School

MAC, Belfast

Tonight and tomorrow, 8pm

Join wannabe DJ Jason on a chemically-enhanced trip through Dublin, as he stumbles from one misadventure to another. Somewhere between the clubs, drug busts and hilltop raves, he stumbles across his brother Daniel. They haven't spoken in years but, over a lost weekend, they reconnect and reminisce over tunes, trips and the city. This razor sharp odyssey snaps and crackles, with high octane performances from Emmet Kirwan and Ian Lloyd Anderson.

For details, tel: 028 9023 5053.

Shark in the Park

Market Place Theatre, Armagh

Tomorrow, 11am

This fin-tastic family musical follows Timothy Pope (and his telescope) on three exciting adventures. Timothy is looking through his telescope and sees - is that a Shark, in the Park? Kate Barnett is an engaging Timothy, while other members of the cast play family, friends and a random seagull. And music from rock'n'roll pastiche to lullabies keeps the show moving along, with plenty to keep the grown-ups engaged.

For details tel: 028 3752 1821.

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