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Bard classic with a touch of Thrones violence

By Grania McFadden

Hamlet Millennium Forum, Londonderry Today 11am and 8pm: It's being billed as Shakespeare for the Game of Thrones generation. A company of seasoned classical actors embrace the brutality of the most famous drama written. This production captures the spirit of a murdered king, the wrath of a vengeful son, and the turmoil of Denmark, blending traditional and physical theatre with a musical score. Bold, action-packed and violent. For more details tel: 028 7126 4455.

Powder Her Face

Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Tonight until Sunday, 7.45pm

In 1963, the UK is rocked by a sensational sex scandal when a famous aristocratic socialite is pursued by unforgiving tabloid journalists. This black comedy recounts the sordid affairs and scandalous divorce of the infamous Margaret, Duchess of Argyll. NI Opera and Opera Theatre Company present the Irish premiere of this Thomas Ades opera.

For details tel: 028 9038 1081.

The Full Monty

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Until Saturday, February 4, 7.30pm

Based on the hit film and adapted for the stage by Oscar-winning writer Simon Beaufoy, this story of six out-of-work Sheffield steelworkers with nothing to lose has already been voted best touring production by the UK Theatre Awards. A cast of 14 recreate those good old bad old days in a life-affirming show which features songs by Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones.

For details tel: 028 9024 1919.

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