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IRELAND – North and south
Derry/Londonderry Waterside Theatre. Glendermott Road. BT47 6BG. Telephone: +44 (0) 2871 31 4000.; Shark in the Park February 10, 2017. Age: 3+ From the team behind the Hairy Maclary show, come see all three of Nick Sharratt’s Shark in the Park books live on stage, Shark in the Park, Shark in the Dark and Shark in the Park on a Windy Day. This fin-tastic family musical follows Timothy Pope, and his telescope, on 3 exciting adventures… Park. •£7; 10.30am & 12.45pm.

DUBLIN Abbey Theatre 26 Abbey Street Lower, Dublin 1 Ireland. ANNA KARENINA 7 Dec-28 Jan. Age: 12+ Teenagers should enjoy Tolstoy’s Russian love story – and one the best novels ever written – ideal for students.
DUBLIN The Ark, 11a Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin, Republic of Ireland; +353 (0)1 670 778;; A christmas carol 2 Dec-6 Jan. Age: 7+ The Ark presents Aaron Monaghan and Bryan Burroughs’s playful adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic story.

DUBLIN Lambert Puppet Theatre, Clifton Lane, Monkstown, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Phone:+353 1 280 0974; Cinderella 10-29 Dec, weekends in January 2017. Age: 3+ This year’s Christmas time pantomime show is the true fairytale rags to riches episode, Cinderella! Join our brand new cast of puppets this Christmas in the inimitable Lambert Puppet Theatre way! Doors are open at 3pm so be sure to arrive early to avoid missing the start of the show at 3.30pm sharp • Adult Ticket €13; Child/Student/OAP Ticket €11. 3.30-5pm.

BELFAST Lyric Theatre, 55 Ridgeway Street, Belfast BT9 5FB; 028 9038 1081; THE NATIVITY : WHAT THE DONKEY SAW 27th Nov – 14th Jan Age: 7+ This irreverent seasonal comedy looks for answers to some big questions: why didn’t Joseph book a room in advance – didn’t he know the place would be packed for Christmas? Who looked after the sheep while the shepherds were wetting the baby’s head? Would the wise men not have been wiser to club together and buy the kid a high-chair? What did the donkey see and why was he looking? Just a few questions to ponder while you make your mind up to come and see this hilarious version of the Christmas story.

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