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Theatre: Nun's tale sets alarm bells ringing in church

The Heresy of Love, Creative Learning Lyric Theatre, Belfast Tuesday, April 4-8, 7.30pm

By Grania McFadden

Inspired by the life of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, writer of The House of Desires, The Heresy of Love uses all the devices of Spanish golden age theatre - intrigue and danger, passion and politics, comedy and tragedy - in this clash between organised religion and personal faith.

In a convent in 17th century Mexico, Sister Juana's gift for writing plays and poems is celebrated by the Court, but has alarm bells ringing in the Church.

Details, tel: 028 9038 1081.

Jekyll and Hyde Belfast Operatic Company, Grand Opera House, Belfast Tuesday, April 4-8, 7.30pm

A classic tale of good and evil, Jekyll & Hyde tells the story of Doctor Henry Jekyll and the two women who accompany him on a path of discovery. His scientific ambitions lead him to unshackle the darkness within him, forcing an epic struggle between good and evil.

The pop rock score contains some of Broadway's best known songs - This is the Moment and Someone Like You - in this terrific adaptation of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

Details, tel: 028 9024 1919.

My Country: A work in Progress The Playhouse, Londonderry Tuesday, April 4-8, 8pm

In the days after the EU referendum, the National Theatre began a nationwide listening project. Interviewers asked people around the UK for their views of their country and town, their lives, their future, and the referendum.

My Country puts those conversations centre stage. Rufus Norris, director of the National Theatre, collaborated with Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, to create this new production.

Details, tel: 028 7126 8027.

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