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Theatre reviews: Mystery visitor the focus of comic romp

As the Tide Ebbs, Rawlife Theatre Company Lyric Theatre Belfast Until June 5, 8pm

By Grania McFadden

Pearse Elliott turns his comic fire on the big issues of truth and buried lives - exploring what impact our troubled past has had on those of a certain vintage.

Starring Martin Maguire, Michael Liebmann and Billy Clarke, the play centres around a stranger who knocks on a rundown council house door in Belfast. Fuzzy and Shasu invite him in, but as the night passes the real reason for his visit becomes clear.

For more details, tel: 028 9038 1081.

The Disposable Man, Black Sheep Theatre

Playhouse, Londonderry

Thursday, May 26, 7pm

This rehearsed reading of Dennis Bohr's drama is set in the near future in the USA after cataclysmic climate changes have reshaped America into separate states. Many women relocate to the Floating Island, and refuse to return until all their rights are returned. This play focuses on the negotiations between the men and women.

For more details, tel: 028 7126 802.

The Polar Bears Go Up, Unicorn Theatre

MAC Belfast

Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29, 11am

The Polar Bears have lost their balloon and they need it back. There aren't many balloons in the Arctic, so when you find one, it's precious. And if it gets lost, you have to find it. They climb trees, jump on clouds and reach for the stars. A fun show for kids aged two to five.

For details, tel: 028 9023 5053.

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