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Theatre: It's funny matching up lonely and lovelorn

 

By Grania McFadden

The Matchmaker. Riverside Theatre, Coleraine, Tonight, 8pm: John B Keane's classic comedy follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O'Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn.

Mischievously witty with a subtle commentary on rural Ireland woven between the laughs.

For details, tel: 7012 3123.

It's Wine O'Clock!

Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen

Tonight, 8pm

Farmer's wife Vera is so excited her only son Seamus is to tie the knot. While the Winebulance provides the drink, the band 'Keep er Lit' keeps everyone on the dance floor. Not to mention farmers Pat and Eamon, the Bridesmaids, the Yummy Mummies, the Grannies, and, of course, Nuala and Noleen. Suitable for 16+ years.

For details, tel: 6632 5440.

Blackout

Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Tomorrow, 4pm & 6pm

Blackout tells the story of a young man from a dysfunctional family.

After the death of his grandfather, James begins dabbling in drugs and alcohol, which leads him to court and possibly jail. The high-energy play is followed by a panel of young people with experience of the judicial system.

For details, tel: 9038 0181.

Swan Lake

English Youth Ballet

Grand Opera House, Belfast

November 9-11, 7.30pm

Eight international principal dancers and 100 of the top young dancers in Northern Ireland come together for this innovative production.

For details, tel: 9024 1919.

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