Theatre reviews: Shakespeare's Women, Percy French: Melodies of Forgotten Years, The Man in the Woman's Shoes
Shakespeare's Women, The Barracks, Exchange Place Belfast Wednesday, May 4 and 5, 7.30pm
If Ophelia met Juliet would she give her some relationship advice? What if Portia told Cleopatra to wise up? All headstrong, feisty and in the thralls of love, but what can they learn from each other? Shakespeare's Women is a new show written by and starring Clare McMahon which sees two actors playing more than 10 characters. An entertaining and enlightening production on the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.
For details, tel: 028 9024 6609.
Percy French: Melodies of Forgotten Years
Lyric Theatre Belfast
Tuesday, May 3-8, 8pm
Author of some of the best-loved songs in the Irish repertoire, Percy French (right) is brought to life in Sam McCready's show. From his days as Cavan's most notable 'Inspector of Drains' to his success in London, where he not only gave concerts in prestigious halls but also performed for the Prince of Wales and the aristocracy, this is an all-encompassing tale. McCready is joined by singer/guitarist Kyle Riley and directed by his wife Joan.
For details, tel: 028 9038 1081.
The Man in the Woman's Shoes
Sunday, May 1, 8pm
We're back in October 1978 and Pat Farnon has 'some business' to do in town. Written by and starring Mikel Murfi, we follow Pat as he walks five miles from his cottage to town and back. He meets unforgettable characters, including GAA fan Kitsy Rainey, an array of farmers and Kemp, a man whose idea of a good time is to direct traffic wherever he finds it.
For details, tel: 028 9023 5053.