• The Frenzy of Sweeney  (Buile Shuibhne) - Youth Music Theatre UK - YMT 2016
  • The Frenzy of Sweeney  (Buile Shuibhne) - Youth Music Theatre UK - YMT 2016

The Frenzy of Sweeney (Buile Shuibhne)

Friday, 29 July 2016 - 7:45pm to Sunday, 31 July 2016 - 2:30pm

Creative team:

Composer - Garth McConaghie 
Libretto - Aoife Mannix
Director - Bronagh Lagan
Musical Director - Shane McVicker
Choreographer - Sarah Golding
Lighting & Video Designer - Joe Stathers


After last year's sell-out production of Gulliver's Travels, YMT returns to the Lyric Theatre Belfast with the extraordinary history of one of Ireland’s most famous warrior kings. A vivid musical adventure, Mad Sweeney undergoes a series of purgatorial adventures after he is cursed by a saint and turned into a bird at the Battle of Moira – a curse that’s still alive today.

This stimulating and challenging new piece combines haunting Celtic folk music with influences of contemporary pop, in what promises to be a highly imaginative journey back to the Dark Ages.

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Performance dates and times

Friday, 29 July 2016 - 7:45pm
Saturday, 30 July 2016 - 2:30pm
Saturday, 30 July 2016 - 7:45pm
Sunday, 31 July 2016 - 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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