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This Sh*t Happens All The Time

Who we love shouldn’t come with a death threat.

The Grand Opera House presents This Sh*t Happens All The Time.

A young woman falls in love. Her girlfriend’s jealous ex-boyfriend responds with murderous intent. Today he would be arrested but in 1990s Belfast, homophobic hate crime laws don’t exist.

This Sh*t Happens All the Time uses personal experience of misogyny, queer-baiting and coercive control to ask why the full protections granted to most of society remain a challenge for Northern Ireland’s LGBTQ+ community.

Written by Amanda Verlaque.

Please note this show will take place in The Studio

“… ecstatic, beautiful, sexy” – Irish News

“Wise, witty, quietly angry” – British Theatre Guide


“Satisfyingly hard-hitting and entertaining theatre” – British Theatre Guide


“A deeply personal tale” – Alan in Belfast Blog


“I implore you to see this show. It’s ace!”  – Culture Crush



This Sh*t Happens All the Time was first produced by the Lyric Theatre in association with Imagine! Festival of Ideas and Politics.

Add a Deli Platter For Two

Deli platter_ hands reach across platter of meat, cheese, bread and fruit.Enjoy a delicious platter for two before the show in the Theatre’s stunning Upper Circle Bar!


Choose from a decadent charcuterie or cheese platter* which is accompanied by a drink selection of your choice (alcoholic and soft drink options available).


*Please note: Platters are purchased in addition to tickets for this production. 

Add a Deli Platter

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