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What's on in Northern Ireland this week

As the weather improves, take a look at what is happening in Belfast and across Northern Ireland this week.

Sunny Afternoon, Grand Opera House, Belfast - Tuesday, May 2 - Saturday, May 6.

The Olivier Award-winning Sunny Afternoon charts the rise of The Kinks in the 1960s and their subsequent struggles with fame.

Described by star Ryan O'Donnell, who take on the role of Ray Davies, as a 'jukebox musical with a bit of grit under the finger nails', the West End smash has been touring the UK in recent months.

Imelda May, Millennium Forum, Londonderry - Monday, May 1

The Dublin singer will take to the stage as one of the headline acts for this year's City of Derry Jazz Festival.

Imelda will be performing her best known hits including Johnny's Got A Boom Boom and Big Bad Handsome Man.

Time: 8pm

Price: £27.50 - £35.00


Sinners, The Lyric, Belfast - Saturday, May 6 - Friday, June 3

The latest play from Marie Jones visits an isolated farming community that comes under the spell of the charismatic yet mysterious preacher, Pastor O’Hare.

He’s offering redemption – but at what price? While his unorthodox ministry and charming personality enflames the locals, Tania Simpson is not convinced.

Does the Pastor have more than salvation on his mind as he takes advantage of her husband’s ecstatic conversion and sets up his makeshift church in their top field?

Time: Tuesday - Saturday: 7.45pm

Saturday & Sunday matinée: 2.30pm

Price: Previews (May 6-10): £13

Off Peak: £15

Peak: £24.50

WWE Live, SSE Arena, Belfast - Saturday, May 6

WWE Live returns to Belfast this week as fans get the chance to see their favourite superstars in action.

This includes Roman Reigns vs Braun Strowman, Seth Rollins vs Samoa Joe, Finn Balor vs Bray Wyatt and the RAW Tag Team Championship Fatal Four Way Match: The Hardy Boyz vs Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs Cesaro & Sheamus vs Gallows & Anderson.

Line-ups are subject to change and parents with small children are advised to book tiered seating.

Time: 7.30pm (Doors open 6.30pm)

Price: £65.00, £55.00, £40.00, £30.00 & £25.00

Family Ticket: £132 - limited availability (4 tickets with max 2 adults)

Amy Liprot, as part of the CQAF, The Green Room (Black Box), Belfast - Monday May 1

Multi-award winning memoir The Outrun is about homecoming to Orkney, about addiction and recovery, and about the arrival of a crystal-clear new voice in nature writing.

When Amy came back home from a dangerous life in London to the sheep farm where she grew up, she had found a way back. The Outrun is a beautiful study of life on the edge in all senses, about the pull between the islands and the city, about recovery and renewal.

Time: 7.15pm

Price: £6

Scorch, The MAC, Belfast - Tuesday, May 2 - Sunday, May 7

For those who don’t feel like they’re in the right life, the web is a place to be yourself.

Out in the real world though, things can be very different. A story of first love through the eyes of a gender-curious teen, Scorch examines how the human story often gets lost amidst the headlines.

Presented as part of The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival by Prime Cut Productions, Scorch is the award-winning production that astounded audiences in 2015 and 2016 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Time: 3pm / 8pm

Price: £12.50 - £18

Top Trumps Trail, Castle Espie Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre, Newtonards - Saturday, April 29  - Sunday, June 4

The popular card game Top Trumps is coming to Castle Espie Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre.

There are a selection of giant Top Trumps cards that can be found around the grounds  and these cards represent some favourite wetland animals. You might even be able to spot some the real life birds that are on the Top Trump cards that you are playing with.

When you arrive at the centre you will be given a Top Trumps card and a score card to play with. The aim of the game is to compare the animal scores on your card against the giant Top Trumps cards in order to win.

Time: 10am - 5pm

Price: The trail is included in the price of admission and is free for WWT members and under 4s.

Glass blowing workshop, An Creagán, Omagh - Saturday, May 6 - Sunday, May 7

The hands-on glassmaking course offers visitors the chance to learn all the basic skills of hot glass working in order to make your own piece with a professional glassblower and learn the magical way glass is sculpted.

The course is open to everyone, including beginners, with no previous experience necessary.

Time: 10am – 1pm or 2pm – 5pm

Price: £50 for 3 hours

Ages 16+

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