Listings at the Lyric Theatre

Mixed Marriage Date/Time: 30 Jan – 23 February 2013; various times; Danske Bank Stage Description: Kickstarting the Lyric’s Belfast Season of plays to celebrate the city’s 400th anniversary is this poetic tragedy by St. John Ervine which dissects class and sectarianism in Ireland before partition. Cost: £10 – £24; Belfast season discounts availableThe Seafarer Date/Time: 28 Feb – 23 March 2013; various times; Danske Bank Stage Description: This darkly funny play tells the tale of a recovering alcoholic who returns to his Dublin family. Written by the much-acclaimed Conor McPherson, best-known for his play The Weir. Cost: £10 – £22.50

Dickens at the Ulster Hall

Date/Time: 19 – 23 March 2013; 8pm & Sat matinee 3pm; Naughton Studio Description: Noted Irish actor and director, Sam McCready, returns to the Lyric after his one-man show sold-out last year. McCready recreates an afternoon when the great novelist, Charles Dickens, meets an appreciative Ulster audience in the newly-opened Ulster Hall. Cost: £8-£10

Love Billy

Date/Time:  1 – 25 May 2013; 7.45pm and additional 2.30pm Sat & Suns; Danske Bank Stage Description: World premiere  of Graham Reid’s fifth instalment in the now legendary series of Billy plays. Love, Billy sees Billy Martin returning to Belfast after 25 years away. Cost: £10 -24.50; Belfast season discounts available

Can’t Forget About You

Date/Time: 23 May – 16 June 2013; various times; Naughton Studio Description: New comedy by David Ireland about a young Belfast man falling for a much older woman and the negative reaction of his conservative mother and Ulster-Scots speaking sister. Directed by Conleth Hill. Cost:£10-£16 See website for booking or contact Lyric box office on 028 9038 1081]]>