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Theatre: All of Shakespeare's greatest hits in one show

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) The MAC, Belfast. From Tuesday, September 13-22, 11am and 8pm

Grania McFadden

Bashing through all 37 of Shakespeare's comedies, histories and tragedies in just over 90 minutes is some achievement. The stories of Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Othello and more - all at the same time. Three actors clad in tights, merge script and improvisation while they present the bard's entire back catalogue - see how many you can spot. As they rattle through the hits. For details tel: 028 9023 5053.

The Emigrant Woman's Tale

Linenhall Library, Belfast

Thursday, September 15, 6pm

Poet Csilla Toldy escaped from communist Hungary and now lives here. Singer songwriter Fil Campbell grew up on the Fermanagh/Donegal border. This show describes, through Csilla's poetry and Fil's music, Csilla's childhood and escape from Hungary, juxtaposed with Fil's story of growing up on the Irish border. It also weaves together the story of two girls growing up at opposite ends of Europe.

For details tel: 028 9087 2219.

What We're Made Of

Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

From Thursday, September 15-23, 7.30pm

Three new plays question who we think we are, challenge what we think we know and celebrate what it means to be alive. History by Daragh Carville is set in a quiet cafe. Hiatus by John McCann, Jonathan Bailie, Vedrana Klepica and Ivor Martini, hinges on the story behind a photograph. Hen takes us into a world with no rules where everything is fun until The Others arrive. P J O'Reilly directs.

For details tel: 028 9024 2338.

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