• Paperboy - Youth Music Theatre UK
  • Paperboy - Youth Music Theatre UK

Paperboy 2018

Thursday, 26 July 2018 - 7:45pm to Sunday, 29 July 2018 - 2:30pm

Creative team:

Original memoir by: Tony Macaulay

Book & Lyrics: Andrew Doyle

Composer: Duke Special

Co-Directors: Steven Dexter & Dean Johnson

Choreographer: Jennifer Rooney

Musical Director: TBC


It’s 1975 and 12-year-old Tony dutifully goes about his paper round. Belfast in the seventies is like the newspapers he delivers: everything is black and white, albeit Orange and Green. There are bombings on the evening news, but Paperboy is more interested in Doctor Who, the Bay City Rollers and outer space, and of course, Sharon Burgess.

Paperboy is a heart-warming, coming-of-age, new musical drama that bubbles with humour; set against the gritty backdrop of 1970s Belfast on the Upper Shankill Road. Based on the much-loved memoir by Irish novelist and peace builder Tony Macaulay, and adapted for musical stage, with music from award-winning artist Duke Special and writing by stand-up comedian and published writer Andrew Doyle.

Paperboy is produced in partnership with the Belfast Telegraph.


Tickets are ON SALE.

Performance dates and times

Thursday, 26 July 2018 - 7:45pm
Friday, 27 July 2018 - 7:45pm
Saturday, 28 July 2018 - 2:30pm
Saturday, 28 July 2018 - 7:45pm
Sunday, 29 July 2018 - 2:30pm


By car

Customers visiting the Lyric Theatre are advised that parking is available along the embankment and in the car park immediately facing Stranmillis College. DOE Roads have advised that parking restrictions in the area will be enforced. 

By bus

The nearest railway station is Botanic Avenue, just 0.9 miles away (17min walk). Heade South on Botanic Ave toward Ireton St. Continue onto College Park E. Turn left into College Green. Continue onto Fitzroy Ave. Turn right onto Carmel St. Turn right towards Stranmillis Embankment. Turn left towards Stranmillis Embankment. Turn right onto Stranmillis Embankment. Slight right onto Ridgeway St. Destination will be on the left. 

By train

The closest bus stop is at the junction of the Stranmillis Rod and Ridgeway Street, just 200m from the front door of the Theatre. The stop is served by the Translink Metro Bus Service 8a. The bus departs from Donegal Square East at the side of the City Hall, just outside the Ulster Bank headquarters. Buses leave every 15 minutes at peak times and the journey takes approximately 15 minutes. 

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