How Many Miles to Babylon? @LyricBelfast until 24th May

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Alec and Jerry shouldn’t have been friends: Alec’s life was one of privilege, while Jerry’s was one of toil. But this hardly mattered to two young men whose shared love of horses brought them together and whose whole lives lay ahead of them.

When war breaks out in 1914, both Jerry and Alec sign up – yet for quite different reasons. On the fields of Flanders they find themselves standing together, but once again divided: as officer and enlisted man.

And it is there, surrounded by mud and chaos and death, that one of them makes a fateful decision whose consequences will test their friendship and loyalty to breaking point.

Presented as part of a global programme of commemorative events marking one hundred years since the outbreak of the First World War, How Many Miles to Babylon? is a stirring adaptation of the novel by one of Ireland’s most celebrated and popular authors.


27 April 2014 – 24 May 2014
Tuesday – Saturday 7:45PM
Sat & Sun 2.30PM
Schools Performances: Thurs 1.00pm (excl. May 1)

Previews Sun 27 2.30pm, Tues 29 7.45pm

Captioned Performance Tues 20 May 7.45PM
Audio-Described Performance Thursday 22 May 7.45PM

Previews and early run matinees £15
Off-peak (Tues & Weds 7.45pm and all matinees) £20.00
Peak (Thu- Sat 7.45pm) £24.50
School Performances £10


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