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Calendar

Nov
17
Sat
Outburst Festival-Queertopia presents: Power Cut!
Nov 17 @ 9:30 pm

Queertopia presents: Power Cut!
Black Box
Saturday 17th Nov 10pm Doors 9.30pm
£7 / more if less if

til late 18+

It is the year 2049; across the globe the queer revolution changed the landscape of the future from dull into FABULOUS!
Except for one place; one tiny little speck on the rainbow planet… Northern Ireland.
Still in political deadlock, without a government for decades, the future is grimmer than ever for. We join Dick and Cnt as they gear up for a night of covert queer frivolity before – the power cuts! With no Grindr or Facebook to keep them occupied, they must entertain … THEMSELVES! With the help of special guest visitors to their adorable queer living room (conveniently located RIGHT ON THE BLACK BOX STAGE), these queer heroes go through a night of discovery, sexual awakening, intrigue and tickling of the political vacuum, with one final twist that will see the queer future of Northern Ireland change … forever!

Join Gemma Hutton and Electra La Cnt for a performance party to see off Outburst 2018.

Followed by closing party til late with DJ Kate Brennan Harding
(Today FM, Pride, Mother Club and more recently with cabaret & disco collective Fat Puppy at Electric Picnic.)
Expect queer clubbing of old, where everyone joins together in a hot sweaty sexy happy mess!

‘Selected tickets will have a standard ticket price which is recommended. There will be an option to pay MORE IF you can pay a bit extra to help those people pay LESS IF they don’t have it. Pay what you can at the door for LESS IF option- first come first serve with this option.’

Nov
26
Mon
#HONEST 35
Nov 26 @ 7:30 pm

#HONEST 35

Written by Julie Dutkiewicz

Directed by Carol Moore

Cast   – Bernadette Brown, Laura Hughes and Brenda Winter Palmer

26th post show singer Kat Regan

27th post show singer Gemma Bradley

Bar opens 6.30 performance starts 7.30

 

Link for the event on the 26th https://www.eventbrite.com/e/honest35-tickets-51543151955

Link for the event on the 27th https://www.eventbrite.com/e/honest35-tickets-51543233198

 

“Sometimes you have to save yourself, listen to that inner voice and make a move when the time is right.”

Cora is stuck, Cora is stuck in the worst way.

Be honest is it that easy to escape when the odds are stacked against you?

Sometimes you have to save yourself, listen to that inner voice and make a move when the time is right.

But is now the right time?

Is Cora brave enough and who will help her survive?

In conjunction with Women’s Aid Federation Northern Ireland a new and hard hitting performance with a startling insight into

Domestic Violence.

Contains strong language suitable for over 18s only.

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/honest35-tickets-51543151955

Nov
27
Tue
#HONEST 35
Nov 27 @ 7:30 pm

#HONEST 35

Written by Julie Dutkiewicz

Directed by Carol Moore

Cast   – Bernadette Brown, Laura Hughes and Brenda Winter Palmer

26th post show singer Kat Regan

27th post show singer Gemma Bradley

Bar opens 6.30 performance starts 7.30

 

Link for the event on the 26th https://www.eventbrite.com/e/honest35-tickets-51543151955

Link for the event on the 27th https://www.eventbrite.com/e/honest35-tickets-51543233198

 

“Sometimes you have to save yourself, listen to that inner voice and make a move when the time is right.”

Cora is stuck, Cora is stuck in the worst way.

Be honest is it that easy to escape when the odds are stacked against you?

Sometimes you have to save yourself, listen to that inner voice and make a move when the time is right.

But is now the right time?

Is Cora brave enough and who will help her survive?

In conjunction with Women’s Aid Federation Northern Ireland a new and hard hitting performance with a startling insight into

Domestic Violence.

Contains strong language suitable for over 18s only.

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/honest35-tickets-51543151955

Dec
16
Sun
Christmas with Emma Reynolds Music
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm

Christmas with Emma Reynolds Music’ is the perfect way to get into the festive spirit by enjoying an afternoon of beautiful music which includes songs from various musical genres including Christmas favourites. Emma Reynolds is an accomplished soloist who provides a range of music from operatic/classical, contemporary, religious, jazz/blues and folk to create a unique and memorable atmosphere for your special day or corporate event. Emma would like to invite you to hear her sing some favourite and well loved songs. ‘Emma Reynolds Music’ is a ‘WorldHost’, a ‘Visit Belfast’ business and a ‘Highly Commended Winner’ of the ‘Craigavon Business Awards 2014’ in the ‘Tourism & Hospitality’ category.

“I was delighted to come across the beautiful voice of ‘Emma Reynolds’ and I was very pleased that she agreed to record two of my original songs. Emma was so easy to work with and very professional. Her captivating voice was the perfect choice for my songs. I hope to have the opportunity to work with Emma again and I would highly recommend Emma for your special event or project. Wishing you all the best.”

Added by Malcolm Cumming

“Can’t recommend Emma highly enough! So professional and helpful from the minute we started planning our wedding music right up to the ceremony itself! Emma is extremely talented and the vocal was outstanding! Many guests commented on the beautiful music and she made our wedding ceremony so special…thanks again Emma!!”

Added by Ashleigh Bradley

“Music was always going to be an important part of our wedding ceremony. So, we did a lot of research and speaking to friends and other newlyweds before making any decisions. But when we heard Emma Reynolds, she was a clear first choice. Her voice is truly beautiful – she moved me to tears more than once! Emma was lovely to work with as well. Not only is she immensely talented but she’s super organised too! Emma knew exactly what we needed for our ceremony and was only too happy to suggest song choices when we were in doubt or to learn a new piece specifically for our wedding. Her operatic pieces are truly divine but the richness of her voice brings a new perspective and quality to some of the more modern pieces that she sang at our wedding – like Birdy’s Wings. Working with Emma was easily one of the best wedding choices we made. I know there are hundreds of things you need to decide upon before the big day, but I can happily say choosing Emma to sing at your wedding is an easy one! Thank you, Emma, for making our day so beautiful! ”

Added by Meabh and Dylan Banks

 

Dec
17
Mon
Ulster Youth Jazz Orchestra
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm

Ulster Youth Jazz Orchestra
Monday 17 December 2018 £7 pay at door
The Ulster Youth Jazz Orchestra was formed in 1993 after a series of workshops held at the Crescent Arts Centre by Ken Jordan. The 2018 Ulster Youth Jazz Orchestra is made up of some of the best young musicians in Northern Ireland and this present ensemble is one of the best incarnations of the orchestra. We will be presenting mostly new repertoire at this concert which varies from Duke Ellington to Stevie Wonder. Don’t Miss It!

Dec
20
Thu
Further Ted
Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm

Further Ted
Doors 8pm  //  Tickets £12  //  Black Box members £10.50

Further Ted is a show that brings two of the most memorable characters from Father Ted together for a night of stand-up and musical comedy and a chance to compete in a “Lovely Girls” competition. You don’t have to be a girl to enter and the winner gets a romantic candle lit night in for two, a luxury cruise in a boat of your own making and a full set of bespoke rubber gloves.

Joe Rooney (Father Damo) and Patrick McDonnell (Eoin McLove) are renowned stand-up comedians with a unique take on Irish society. Expect improvised audience interaction and musical comedy. The comical duo are stalwarts of the Irish comedy scene who never fail to put on a unique and hilarious night of comedy. 

“If they don’t get their own TV show at the end of the run, there is something very wrong with the world” The Scotsman

Jan
4
Fri
OTL-Lust In Music + Terri Hooley DJ
Jan 4 @ 1:00 pm

Friday 4 January, 1.00pm
Tickets £8.00 (including Lunch)

Just the tonic for a Friday afternoon in January, to open this year’s Out to Lunch, we’re delighted to present Karen Rush and Tricia Murphy – Lust in Music.

Featuring two of NI’s finest vocalists, Lust in Music will bring the ‘Good Times’ to the Black Box with a set of the finest disco, funk and soul to come out of the 70’s and 80’s.

LiM wonderfully re-create the look and feel of the roller disco era with an irresistible dance-floor filling playlist.

If that wasn’t enough, star of stage and screen, Mr Terri Hooley will don his parallel trousers and provide some suitably eclectic classics from the era. Yowsa, yowsa, yowsa.

Doors 12.45pm | Unreserved Seating

Jan
6
Sun
OTL- Molly
Jan 6 @ 3:00 pm

Sunday 6 January, 3.00pm
Tickets £8.00

Molly is a provocative new adaptation of Joyce’s final soliloquy in Ulysses.

Molly Bloom lies awake, plagued by insomnia, wind and her husband’s snoring, and bares her soul as she questions her life choices.

This vibrant presentation reveals the woman behind the oft-misrepresented caricature; earthy and witty yet vulnerable and sensual. A caustic wit is matched with searing honesty in her night-time musings.

Molly’s observations on relationships strike a chord with contemporary audiences and her unashamed sexuality is startlingly modern. In an age of body shaming, it is refreshing to encounter a woman who is unashamed of her body and physicality.

Molly Bloom is here liberated from the weight of literature in a fresh and revealing portrayal.

Performed by IFTA nominated actress Tara Breathnach (A Nightingale Falling, Jack Taylor) and directed by Petal Pilley.

‘an absorbing staging’…’vivid, palpable, irresistible.’ – GALWAY ADVERTISER

‘a beautiful piece of performance….a must see’  – REVIEWS HUB

Doors 2:45pm | Unreserved Seating

Jan
8
Tue
OTL- Lost Voice Guy
Jan 8 @ 1:00 pm

Tuesday 8 January, 1.00pm & 8.00pm
Afternoon tickets (including lunch) £8.00
Evening tickets £10.00

Following the unprecedented success of his appearance on the final of Britain’s Got Talent 2018, Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy) makes a triumphant return to this year’s Out to Lunch festival.

He may not be able to talk but he definitely has something to say and his comedy will leave you speechless. Lee is the first stand-up comedian to use a communication aid and made his first stand-up appearance in February 2012.

He has performed in some of the UK’s most popular comedy venues as well as in solo shows at festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe, the Brighton Fringe, Glasgow International Comedy Festival, Leicester Comedy Festival, Nottingham Comedy Festival and Liverpool Comedy Festival.

As well as winning Britain’s Got Talent this year (the first comedian to do so), Lee also won the BBC New Comedy Award in 2014 and his TV and Radio credits have included The One Show (BBC One), Voice Of The People (BBC Three), BBC At The Edinburgh Festivals (BBC iPlayer). Ability – the Radio 4 series that Lee stars in and co-wrote with Katherine Jakeways – has just been recommissioned for a second series.

Afternoon Doors 12.45pm | Unreserved Seating
Evening Doors 7:45pm | Unreserved Seating

OTL- Lost voice guy
Jan 8 @ 8:00 pm

Tuesday 8 January, 1.00pm & 8.00pm
Afternoon tickets (including lunch) £8.00
Evening tickets £10.00

Following the unprecedented success of his appearance on the final of Britain’s Got Talent 2018, Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy) makes a triumphant return to this year’s Out to Lunch festival.

He may not be able to talk but he definitely has something to say and his comedy will leave you speechless. Lee is the first stand-up comedian to use a communication aid and made his first stand-up appearance in February 2012.

He has performed in some of the UK’s most popular comedy venues as well as in solo shows at festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe, the Brighton Fringe, Glasgow International Comedy Festival, Leicester Comedy Festival, Nottingham Comedy Festival and Liverpool Comedy Festival.

As well as winning Britain’s Got Talent this year (the first comedian to do so), Lee also won the BBC New Comedy Award in 2014 and his TV and Radio credits have included The One Show (BBC One), Voice Of The People (BBC Three), BBC At The Edinburgh Festivals (BBC iPlayer). Ability – the Radio 4 series that Lee stars in and co-wrote with Katherine Jakeways – has just been recommissioned for a second series.

Afternoon Doors 12.45pm | Unreserved Seating
Evening Doors 7:45pm | Unreserved Seating

Contact us

The Black Box & Green Room Café
18-22 Hill Street | Belfast | BT1 2LA

Tel: +44 (0) 2890 244400

Registered Charity No: NIC100983

Supported by

Belfast City Council ACNI & Lotto John Hewitt Department for Communities Black Bush BFI Cinema SurveyApp