Northern Ireland's first large-scale musical opens
by Ruth Gillespie for The Stage
On Eagle's Wings, the first original large-scale musical to be produced in Northern Ireland, has premiered at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast after earlier plans to open in Atlanta, Georgia were cancelled due to lack of funding.
Belfast-based Straight Forward Productions had initially been promised $1.5 million from private investors in the US to produce the show, created by John Anderson for tour in America. It was due to visit Atlanta, Jacksonville and Fort Lauderdale before returning to Belfast in May. However, money committed to the project failed to materialise, despite signed contracts. click for more