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Ladylike laughs in Austen's enduring romance


A portrait of Jane Austen

A portrait of Jane Austen

A portrait of Jane Austen

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife”.

As the Bennett sisters search for love in Jane Austen’s romantic comedy, it is Mr Darcy who unwittingly finds his match in this vibrant production from performers at Hazel Wand Theatre School. There are plenty of ladylike laughs in this comedy of manners, which illustrates how little has changed in the war of the sexes.

For details tel: 028 8224 7831.

The Things People Say

Lyric Theatre, Belfast

September 8-10, 8pm

Inconvenient truths ... empty promises ... careless whispers ... and outright lies. The Things People Say rips up the theatre rulebook and makes paper aeroplanes from its pages. This devised improvisation performance explores how what people say can impact those around them, as well as wider society. This ensemble piece of six performers incorporates text, music, dance, questions and lists. It will be a bold and breathless experiment in theatre making and performance.

For details tel: 028 9038 1081.

Women’s Hour

MAC Belfast

September 8, 8pm

Set in an alternative universe, this is a combination of new writing and old dialogue from the BBC Radio show that offers a female perspective on the world. There’s plenty for Generation Rent to recognise, while older members of the audience will groan at some of the handy labels applied to women which they hadn’t noticed in the past. Twenty-four-year-old blonde-haired mother of two, anyone?

For details tel: 028 9023 5053

Belfast Telegraph