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Theatre: In the Window, The Mikado and Ventoux

Published 10/06/2016

The Mikado Scottish Opera
The Mikado Scottish Opera

In The Window Theatre at The Mill, Newtownabbey Tonight, 7.45pm

Nuala McKeever's one-woman play tells the story of Margaret whose life hasn't turned out the way she dreamed.

She's lonely, with no kids, no husband and a boring job. So tonight, she's got a date with a bottle of pink fizz and a bowl of pink pills and she's going to go out in style. But her romance with death is interrupted by an intruder, a nosy neighbour and a tall, handsome policeman. For details, tel: 028 9034 0202.


The Mikado, Scottish Opera/

D'Oyly Carte

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Until tomorrow, 7.15pm

A stellar cast, in the hands of director Martin Lloyd-Evans, brings Gilbert & Sullivan's cheeky comedy to life with a mix of English Music Hall and Japanese tradition (left).

The Mikado has decreed that flirting should be punishable by death. But when his son Nanki-Poo falls for the beautiful Yum-Yum, it looks like someone might be heading for the executioner's block.

For details, tel: 028 9034 0202.


Ventoux, 2Magpies Theatre

MAC, Belfast

Tonight, 8pm

This is the story of Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani, whose drug-fuelled race to the most formidable stage of the Tour de France in 2000 was the greatest cycling had ever seen.

Ventoux charts the lives of these adversaries. Audiences can relive the race as it happened. With breath-taking video footage and a pair of road bikes, Ventoux begs the question - how far will two men go to succeed? For details, tel: 028 9034 0202.

Grania McFadden

Belfast Telegraph

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