Geraldine Hughes’ was at the Lyric Theatre today launching the final homecoming of her critically acclaimed show Belfast Blues for one week only this August.

Having just wrapped a year on Broadway in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Belfast actress Geraldine Hughes is coming to the Lyric Theatre with her smash hit one woman show Belfast Blues!

Belfast Blues is one ‘wee girls’ story about family, war, Jesus, and Hollywood.  Geraldine Hughes’ one-woman show is a tapestry of stories told from Hughes’ perspective as a little girl coming of age in the war-torn Belfast of the 1980s.

Lyric Theatre

After award-winning runs in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and London, the play is returning to her home city of Belfast for 6 nights only. Belfast Blues is directed by Carol Kane, and is written and performed by Geraldine Hughes


Awe-inspiring” -Talking Broadway

Outstanding” -LA Times

A bravura performances” -London Morning Star

Takes your breath away” -Chicago Sun Times

Geraldine Hughes on the show:

There’s no audience better than a Belfast audience! It’s such a privilege to play at the Lyric again, and thanks to Brassneck, I am doing just that. I’m so excited to share the story of Belfast Blues with a new generation of theatre goers and eager to re tell it to all those who are returning! The support from home is truly incomparable!”

Lyric Theatre Belfast

Executive Producer of the Lyric, Jimmy Fay, added:

“We are delighted to be partnering with Brassneck Theatre Company who have been delivering consistently brilliant shows with ‘The Holy, Holy Bus!’ and ‘My Night with George’.  We are thrilled that Belfast Legend, Geraldine Hughes, is bringing ‘Belfast Blues’ to the Lyric off the back of her triumphant run with Harry Potter on Broadway and can’t wait to welcome her home!”

Performances run from 6 – 11th August as part of Féile an Phobail’s, Summer Festival at 7.45pm (Tues – Sat) and 2.30pm (Sat & Sun Matinee). Tickets from £12.00 – £24.50 available now at or 028 9038 1081.

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