• LISTEN AT THE LYRIC: The Nativity…What the Donkey Heard

    Produced by the Lyric Theatre

    8th Dec 2020- 3rd Jan 2021


    £10.00- £25.00

  • Dates & Times

    8th Dec 2020- 3rd Jan 2021

    Available to listen to at any time from 12pm from 8th Dec 2020 until 5pm 3rd Jan 2021

  • Accessible Performances

    Captions available

  • Prices

    Ticket with Donation: £25
    Ticket with Donation: £15
    Standard ticket: £10

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  • Directed by

    Frankie McCafferty

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Updated for 2020, Grimes and McKee bring us a twist on their hugely popular, laugh-out-loud (or titter-into-yourself) show from 2016 for a special Christmas version of Listen at the Lyric.  Want to get into the festive spirit? Turn off the telly, pour yourself your favourite tipple, and turn the speakers up loud as this audio recording will have you roaring with laughter!

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 hear and why was he listening? Just a few questions to ponder while you make your mind up to tune in and listen to this hilarious version of the Christmas story.

Starring Northern Ireland’s finest - Conor Grimes, Terence Keeley, Alan McKee, Tara-Lynne O’Neill and Kerri Quinn, and directed by Frankie McCafferty with music by Rod McVey , this hilarious recording is a must-listen this Christmas. 



The Lyric Theatre and Shortcross Gin are delighted to partner this Christmas to bring you some festive favourites to enjoy alongside The Nativity...What the Donkey Heard. Make sure you buy your ticket to receive your 10% discount code!*  Find out what's available in the collection here.

*You will receive your 10% off discount code with your ticket for the Nativity.  Please note that this is only valid for items in the Lyric Theatre collection.



To book online, please select the January performance date. You will receive an e-ticket with a link and password after booking.

This is a pre-recorded performance so once you have received your link, you can listen to it at any time you like until 3rd January 2021.

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The Company

Conor Grimes - Writer

Alan McKee - Writer

Frankie McCafferty - Director

Rod McVey - Musical Director

Chris Warner - Sound Designer

Rebecca Mairs - Dramaturg