On Tuesday 16 October, the Lyric presented the world premiere of Marie Jones’ new play Dear Arabella with award-winning director Lindsay Posner, launching this year's Belfast International Arts Festival. Audiences have been loving this poignant piece starring Laura Hughes, Lucia McAnespie and Katie Tumelty and the reviews are in!
“Touching and intimate, simple and profound.” ★★★★ - The Stage
"Softer, subtler, but Marie Jones sharp-eyed as ever." - The Irish Times (read the full review)
"Full of the magic of Marie Jones, this play is beautiful in its simplicity. This was a charming production and absolutely worth going to see." - The F Words (read the full review)
"As a piece of art, Dear Arabella is a beautiful thing." - Alan in Belfast (read the full review)
"Dear Arabella is a thoughtful treatise on identity, memory and fate, and serves as a gentle reminder that we should all, once in a while, take time to step over to the bright side of the street." - No More Workhorse (read the full review)
"Jones has revealed both a persuasive new side to her writing and an enduring ability to shine light into darkness." - The Even Hand (read the full review)
Get your tickets here!