Showtime Episode 4 – Rigor Mortis / Ghosting

Hope everybody had a nice August break. Coming to our own Theatre Royal next week is a double dose of Waterford plays – Rigor Mortis by Pat Daly and Ghosting by Anne […]

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Showtime Season 2 – Episode 3 – Pentimenti

I was delighted to be given a copy of an old cassette recording of the launch of Stage Frights ‘Pentimenti’ in the Waterford Crystal Showrooms way back in 1998. It’s important to […]

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Showtime Season 2 Ep 2 – Cat

Season 2 of ‘Showtime’ continues with a lively and fun chat with Jamie Beamish and Richard Hardwick, creators of the much loved ‘CAT’ which returns to the Theatre Royal next week. Some […]

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Showtime – Season 2 Ep 1 – John Player Tops Special Podcast

To round off the weekend 25th Anniversary here is a special episode I put together with the help of Bill Stafford, Paul Browne, Karen Hearne, Ben Hennessy, Richie Hayes and Seneiva Magill […]

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Showtime 015 – Lovesong

Red ‘n Blue Theatre present the Irish Premiere of Lovesong in Garter Lane this week. A new Waterford Theatre company – what’s not to love? Jenny Fennessy and Dylan Kennedy join us […]

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Showtime 014 – Glenn Murphy

Glenn Murphy returns to the Waterford Stage later this month with a trio of concerts ‘From Me To You’ in Garter Lane. I caught up with Glenn to talk about the concerts […]

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Showtime Episode 12 – Panto

Episode 12 visits the wonderful world of Panto with the ‘Ghost of Panto Past’ – Padraig O’Griofa and the ‘Ghost of Christmas Present’ – Anne Corcoran Brown. 33 years this year makes […]

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Showtime Episode 11 – Br. Ben Hanlon Pt 2

I recently spoke to Br. Ben about the Addams Family. When we finished talking about that we left the ‘tape running’ so to speak – and talked about choirs, theatre, composing operas […]

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Showtime Episode 010 – Jim Nolan and Mount Prospect

Always a pleasure to talk to Jim Nolan anytime of the year. At the moment he’s working on Mt. Prospect – a co-production with WIT and Garter Lane. Jim talks about this […]

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Showtime 009 – Jack Cunningham Productions and Little Shop Of Horrors

The busy October continues as Jack Cunningham Productions brings us ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’. He joins us for a chat along with Emma Walsh. Also as a bonus some cast members from […]

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Showtime 008 – The Beautiful Game with Dee Lanigan

The busy October schedule continues with the South Eastern Theatre Groups production of ‘The Beautiful Game’ rapidly approaching. Chairperson Dee Lanigan called in for a chat about what to expect and all […]

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Showtime 007 – Br. Ben on the Addams Family and De La Salle at 40

Brother Ben has seen it all with De La Salle College… this episode he joins me to talk about the Addams Family – De La Salle’s annual production and De La Salle […]

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Showtime 006 – I Do, I Do, So I Do – Tony Corcoran

It’s not every week you open a ‘World Premiere’ – and that’s exactly what is on this week in Garter Lane from the pen of Tony Corcoran and the hilarious ensemble that […]

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Showtime 005 – Hairspray Week

Firmly in the realm of Musical Theatre this week as we turn our attention onto Theatrebox’s production of Hairspray. Joining me is Liam Butler Director and Ben Nolan – Edna and Kayleigh […]

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Showtime 004 – Conor Clancy and ‘A Little Room’

Back on the audio trail this week after my holidays. Delighted to hear from Conor Clancy all about ‘A Little Room’ and how he’s developing a play which features a woman who […]

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Showtime Waterford Episode 003 – Spraoi Special

How could we feature anything this week other then the jewel in Waterford’s festival crown – Spraoi, the biggest street theatre festival in the country. Joining me are Rob O’Connor, Darajane O’Sullivan […]

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Showtime Waterford Episode 002 – David Hayes & Nick Bailey – Inside West Side

David Hayes and Nick Bailey are re-working West Side Story into ‘Inside West Side’ – a brand new studio album which received huge support from Waterford Musical Theatre fans in their Fund-it […]

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Showtime Waterford Episode 001 – Michael Quinlan – Misterman

So here’s something new for you – a weekly podcast, short and sweet. A few show tunes, a bit of chat about what’s coming up or with arts people in Waterford… the […]

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1970 – Adjudicators report on Tops Of The Town First Rounds

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Way way back to almost 50 years ago today and Des Keogh was the national Tops adjudicator. I have come across a number of these adjudications – and they are always interesting. […]

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WTA 136 – The Finale From The Tramore Tops 1993

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The brilliant family from the 1993 Tops of the Town Tramore show that reached the televised final in the Gaeity Theatre. Using songs from the Pyjama game to a Chorus Line it […]

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1961 – Die Fledermaus – De La Salle MS

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Back 58 years to 1961 and the show programme from the De La Salle Musical Society production of Die Fledermaus. Added to the DLS Archive here. 1961 – Die Fledermaus – Show […]

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1976 – ACEC Audio From the Tops Of The Town National Final

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Here’s a blast from the past – 43 years ago the final of the Tops of The Top Final was won for the third time by the ACEC. No video exists (to […]

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