Here is the programme from the 1977 local final between ACEC and Waterford Glass. The ACEC show featured the famous ‘Evita’ scene and went on to win the national final in the Gaiety. Click below to read on. 1977 – Local Final – ACEC vs Waterford Glass You can hearContinue Reading

In 1986 Waterford Glass reached the televised final of the Tops only to finish as runners-up. Here is the show programme from the quarter-final performance in Limerick vs the ESB group. 1986 – National Quarter Finals – Waterford Glass vs ESB – Show Programme

In the 1970’s the ACEC dominated Tops both locally and nationally. 1978 saw the company present a 2 hour special show in the Theatre Royal to celebrate this success. Here is the show programme and on it’s pages is a who’s who of Waterford Tops in the ’70’s. 1977 –Continue Reading

Back 40 years to 1978 today and a programme from the first local rounds of the Tops Competition that year. It’s the turn of Slieverue and Waterford Crystal. 1978 – Tops Local Rounds – Slieverue v Waterford Crystal

Normally all 4 shows in a year wouldn’t be put into the one programme- but 1989 was an exception to the rule. Have a browse of St. Paul’s, Tramore, Nokia and Clashmore and their cast and crews. 1989 – Local Rounds Programme

1975 was the famous year of the ‘Joseph’ Tops presented by Dermot Grahams Waterford Glass team. Here is the programme from that famous production – in this round taking on the Foundry team who were headed up by  Denny Corcoran and Nancy Parker. 1975 – Waterford Glass vs The FoundryContinue 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

Waterford Crystal got to the national final in two successive years in the 1980’s – ’86 and ’87, both produced by Michael Grant. Unfortunately neither resulted in a win for Waterford, but it was very very close! Here is the programme from the 1986 national final, courtesy of Aidan McGrath.Continue Reading

This programme has an absolute multitude of reading in it. From interviews about the tops to pictures of the tops, memories of legends gone by – its worth a read for anybody with even a passing interest in Waterford Theatre. 2003 – Denny Corcoran Tribute Concert – Show Programme

It seems like I could add Tops Programmes forever there are so many of them over the years. Today’s selection include – 1978 Raytex vs Banks and Finance in the first local round, 1981 Teachers vs Waterford Crystal in the first round and 1982 Clover vs Waterford Crystal in theContinue Reading

Adding to the archive of Tops material we have 3 vintage Tops programmes – the 1975 National Semi-final in Salthill between Waterford Banks and Finance and Sunbeam ltd, the 1980 local rounds between St. Paul’s (non competitive) and Waterford Crystal, and the 1974 local final between the ACEC and WaterfordContinue Reading