Irish Repertory Theatre presents the New York premiere of this touching drama, a portrait of Belfast during wartime, featuring a teenage girl and her budding relationship with a sympathetic priest. More…
In 1985 Belfast, fiery and profane Anne Malloy drinks and smokes her days away with her chubby curry chip-addicted best mate. When she turns to her parish priest, Father Reilly, seeking the comforts of the flesh in addition to the comforts of the soul, she discovers her troubles have just begun. A wry and bittersweet portrait of a city at war, 'The Belle of Belfast' forces us to consider what is wrong and what is righteous.
See it if you like strong character studies. This coming-of-age dramedy has few plot surprises, but provides an opportunity for good acting.
Don't see it if you want real depth, especially about the priest who strays from his faith, beguiled by the charms of a lovely lass. Solid Irish Rep fare.
See it if Very well acted, this show tells a story of teen-age struggles and more. Set in Belfast in the mid 80's, yet still relevant.
Don't see it if you have trouble with accents, don't appreciate confession scenes,
See it if You like complex relationships & the human spirit & non traditional love stories & Irish plays.
Don't see it if You have trouble understanding UK dialects or swearing