Back to 2008 today and De La Salle were presenting ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ in late January. It was the revised Annie Get Your Gun script which was hugely different to the original incarnation that Edmund Rice presented in 1992 – see the Programme for that here. 2008 – AnnieContinue Reading

Today’s update is a pretty special one. Not much remains of the show video and image wise, but this recording of a live broadcast of Oliver! that WLR put out the night it was on exists on tape. I’ve converted it to digital to preserve it, and it’s attached below.Continue Reading

One of the great scenes from the Tramore Tops show that made the final in 1993 – a medley of songs from West End and Broadway musicals. Soloists are Liam Butler, Karen Steenson, Liam Molumby and Seneiva Magill. Hard to believe it’s 25 years ago now!

Today’s show programme jumps back to 1995 and Donal O’Kelly’s one man play – Catalpha – The Movie that was produced by Red Kettle. 1995 – Catalpha – The Movie – Red Kettle

Back in 1986 De La Salle Musical Society performed the classic ‘Carousel’ by Rogers and Hammerstein. Here is some press photographs and a bit from Mick Brown’s column coming up to Carousel – (Friday November 7th ’86) interesting how they got Bryan Flynn’s name wrong! I guess nobody’s perfect 🙂Continue Reading

1975 and the ACEC were presenting ‘The Colour Cast Show’ against CIE’s ‘Railroad to Rhythm’. Here is the show programme from that years second round meeting. 1975 – Second Round – ACEC vs CIE – Show Programme

In 1980 De La Salle College brought us Jesus Christ Superstar. It was only their second show under the stewardship of Br. Ben Hanlon and Fr. Sean Melody (RIP). The show programme is attached as well as the News & Star’s review of the production from 1980 – a welcomeContinue Reading

I love these old bits of memorabilia – once again a hand written adjudicators report, this time for the 1980 Waterford Glass Show. Worth having and preserving! Have a look. 1980 – Waterford Glass Tops – Adjudicators Report

This is jumping back to 1967 and the older Waterford Pantomime Society and a production of ‘Cinderella’. Here is the Show Programme from that production featuring many familiar legendary names. 1967 – Cinderella Show Programme

Back to Tops today and a video from 1990 featuring the opening of the Nokia show and an extract from ‘Anything Goes’, produced by Michael Grant.

Here is an unusual piece of memorabilia, but no less significant… Two AIMS banquet menus with Waterford nominations listed on them. 1996 and Stage Fright’s Chess was nominated for Best Set, Best lighting and Best Stage Manager – winning the Stage Manager award. Edmund Rice Choral and Musical Society pickedContinue Reading

Back to 2000 today and Red Kettle presented ‘All in The Head’ in the Forum theatre – written by Liam Meagher and directed by Ben Hennessy. I wonder did it have similar themes to Disney’s ‘Inside Out’ 15 years before the animated movie hit the big screen? 2000 – RedContinue Reading

This is their ‘Once a Year Day’ – from 1987, 31 years ago – it’s the De La Salle Musical Society and ‘The Pyjama Game’. Here’s a quick extract video for you to enjoy, and there is plenty of young heads in there that will be familiar.

Today it’s just a short rewind to last September and ‘The Kings Of The Kilburn High Road’ which was staged in Garter Lane by the David Hennessy Musical and Dramatic Society. Here is a photo gallery taken by the superb Colin Shanahan of Digicol Photography.   The photo gallery isContinue Reading