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June 4, 2013


today. MUSICAL: Hairspray, one of the West End''s favourite musicals, opens in the Grand Opera House, Belfast.

Starring Mark Benton, Lucy Benjamin, Freya Sutton and The X Factor''s Marcus Collins, it tells the amusing story of the big girl with the big hair and an even bigger heart.

7.30pm, then various times until June 15.

Tickets: Pounds 24.75-Pounds 45.

Tel: 9024 1919 THEATRE: Pirates of the Curry Bean brings swashbuckling adventure to the Alley Arts Centre in Strabane.

Can twins Jack and Liza Periwinkle outwit Redbeard and his pirates to rescue their mother and find the treasure? 7pm until June 6. Tickets: Pounds 5. Tel: 7138 4444 MOVIE: Queen's Film Theatre screens The King of Marvin Gardens. Bob Rafelson's '70s classic -- starring Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern and Ellen Burstyn -- captures the sadness of an American dream gone wrong and is rated one of the most underrated films of the decade. Cert: 15.

9.10pm & Wed/Thur 8.35pm.

Tickets: Pounds 4. Tel: 9097 1097 TOMORROW MUSIC: The site of the original monastic settlement of Colm Cille, St Augustine's Church, Londonderry, is the venue for a unique musical celebration of the city's founding father.

Songs of the Scribe is set to music in the traditional style on fiddles/violas with vocal overtones. 8pm.

Tickets: Pounds 10.

Tel: 7126 4455 GIG: Silhouette, aka Shauna Tohill, is in the Stiff Kitten, Belfast, to launch her latest EP, entitled Can''t Keep Up.

Support is provided by Runaway GO.

9pm. Tickets: Pounds 5. Tel: 9023 8700

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