Belfast Telegraph

Theatre: Murder on mind in twisty tale

The Assistant's Revenge, The MAC, Belfast - March 9-11, various times

By Grania McFadden

A phone rings in the dead of night. Sam Sullivan, a small-time private eye, hears a frightened voice on the end of the line: 'Someone's trying to kill me.'

The voice leads him to a travelling show where he meets Felix, an escapologist, and his assistants Molly and Crystal, one of whom has murder in mind.

Sullivan is plunged into a world of danger and deceit in a case with more twists and turns than a 10-inch corkscrew. suitable for children aged 8 and over.

For details, contact the box office on, tel: 028 9023 5053.

Horses, kabinet k & hetpaleis,  Lyric Theatre, Belfast March 9-11, various times

Five children and five adults meet in this energetic dance piece for younger audiences. It's about both wanting to be grown-up and wanting to stay a child. Described as "a performance for dreamers", the show explores the power of human relationships and how we trust each other.

For details, contact the box office on tel: 028 9038 1081.

Lives in Translation, Market Place Theatre, Armagh

March 9, 8pm

Rosemary Jenkinson's powerful, thought-provoking drama is based on interviews with female Somali asylum seekers and support workers. It tells the story of one woman, Asha, who in fleeing conflict becomes trapped in a different struggle. She is trapped within the suffocating bureaucracy of the asylum industry. The performance spans a 10-year journey from Mogadishu to London, Dublin to Belfast.

For details, contact the box office on tel: 028 3752 1821.

Art, Grand Opera House, Belfast

March 12-17, 7.30pm

Marc is horrified when his friend Serge buys a large, expensive painting. It's all white. Surely that doesn't count as art? Caught in the middle, Yvan tries to calm them - but the painting begins to put pressure on their friendship. This production stars Nigel Havers, Denis Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson in a story of appeasement and illumination.

For details, contact the box office on tel: 028 9024 1919.

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