NI Premier of Sing the animation

Lucky mini cinema revellers enjoyed the NI premier of Sing at Victoria Square’s Odeon. 

The mood was sheer excitement as a queue of recognisable local personalities, media stars and their mini mes queued up to catch the premier of Sing.

Rugby star Ian Humphreys, breakfast show DJ Pete Snodden and more turned out to see the Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures animation which focuses on an X-Factor style storyline but based on animals of varied, and hilarious natures.

Sing stars Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey), a dapper Koala who has one final chance to restore his theatre to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.

Five lead contestants emerge including an overtaxed mother pig (Reese Witherspoon) and a young gangster gorilla (Taron Egerton). Each animal believes that this is their shot to change their life.

 Featuring covers of more than 85 hit songs and an original motion picture soundtrack including Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande’s Faith, there’s music for everyone to enjoy.

Tickets for Sing are available now via The film opens in Irish cinemas on 27th January with previews on 21st and 22nd January.

Andrew Donaldson, Ezra and Inga Norvilyte

Anna, Annie, Bella and Colin Cory

Marie Louise Muir from BBC with Catherine Muir, Rebecca Muir, and Ella McIver

Bradley and Aryia Quinn

Ciara and Ella McCaul with Charlene and Eva Shaw

Claire Spence and Michael Smyth

Nathan, Laura, Sonny and Eden Hanna

Emma, Diarmuid and Cavan O’Neill

Kim Constable and Lisa Barwise with Josh Barwise, Corey Constable, Kai Constable and Jack Constable

Aly, Michael, Elijah and Tobias Harte

Paul and Emma Grace Kennedy

Pete and Julia Snodden with their daughters Ivana and Elayana

Stuart and Niamh Knox

Suzanne, Benjamin, Toby, Jake, Mathew and Aaron McCartan

Ulster Rugby legend Ian Humphreys with his wife Jenny and daughters Anna and Zoe
Photography by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye