From Spotlight Productions 1993 production of ‘The Little Shop Of Horrors’ here is the finale – Don’t Feed The Plants!
Here is Ruth Coughlan as Ensign Nellie Forbush leading the troops in ‘Honey Bun’.
Here is s ‘quickie’ from the Town and Country Variety show from the Heineken festival!
From the 2013 South Eastern Theatre Group production of ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, here is a young Paul Mescal as Phantom and Jessica Hackett as Christine.
From the 2017 production of Jesus Christ Superstar here is a South Eastern Theatre Group special! The title song ‘Superstar’.
Here is the full nuns chorus from Sister Act produced in 2015 by Vicki Graham and Ignite Productions.
From the 2019 production of South Pacific by Waterford Musical Society here is ‘2019 – I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair’. Susan Boyce sings the part of Nellie Forbush.
Here is some comedy from the ‘Town and Country’ variety show…. the show for the ‘Topless’ years…. (I mean the years that there was no Tops – keep it clean!).
Some interviews from the tribute concert in the Haven Hotel, Sunday June 25th 2023. Featured are Carrie Crowley, Richie Hayes, Lupita De Bhail and David Hennessy.
Here is the programme from the 1970 CIE vs Teachers Local Rounds. Click below for a browse.
On April 8th 1976 Tommy Fitzgerald died suddenly on the stage of the Theatre Royal during a Tops of the Town performance. The tribute below appeared in the programme that followed on the next performance […]
Here is the finale from Act 1 of ‘A Grand Night For Singing’ produced by De La Salle Musical Society in Garter Lane in 2009.
Here is a throwback to the Theatre Royal Variety show – the 2010 edition. Vicki Graham gives us a great version of ‘Grandma’s song’ from Billy Elliot.
Here is the title song from the 2005 production of ‘Singing In The Rain’ by Flaggy Lane – and yes – it did rain on the stage of the Theatre Royal!
This is the programme from the infamous ‘Joseph’ Tops show produced by Dermot Graham in 1975. Have a browse!
Here is the pre-historic scene from the 1994 Waterford Crystal Tops show….
Here is the earliest Tops of the Town Rules Booklet I can get my hands on. Have a browse below.
Here’s a ‘new’ old clip for you from the 1989 St. Pauls Tops entry. The Salvation Army Comedy. Enjoy! [AdSense-A}
Here is the show programme for Red Kettles 1988 production of ‘Talbots Box’. Click below to browse.
Here is the finale from ‘The Memory Lingers On’ – presented as the final night of the Waterford International Festival of Light Opera by Tara Anne Byrne.
Here is the Western Comedy from the 1993 Ray Ban Tops entry.
Here is the Tops Local Final Programme from 1964- The Builders vs The Glass. Click below for a browse.
Here is the Show Programme from Jack Cunningham’s 2022 production of ‘Anything Goes’. Click on the image below to have a browse.
Here is the 1962 Season brochure from WIFLO. Click below to have a browse.
Click below to browse the show Programme from the 2002 production of the C.S. Lewis classic.
Here is the programme for the Waterford run of ‘The Salvage Shop’.
Here is the show programme from the epic 1996 production of ‘The Crucible’ by Arthur Miller.
Have a browse at the programme from the legendary original production of ‘The Gods Are Angry Miss Kerr’ by Jim Nolan. Click below to browse.
More of those classic programmes today – this from the 1970 Local Rounds featuring the 1969 national finalists Hearts Delight and the all conquering ACEC. Click below for a browse.
Here is the show programme for the 2023 production of Oliver! by Waterford Musical Society. Click below to browse.
At the 2023 Green Room Awards in association with the Waterford News & Star, Pat McEvoy presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Betty Bible-Mulcahy. Have a look at the video below.
Here is the show brochure from the recent production of ‘Bonnie And Clyde’. Click on the image below to browse.
Here is a photo gallery from the 2014 production of ‘Into The Woods’ staged in Garter Lane. Click on the image below to view the photo gallery.
From the Waterford Musical Society of ‘My Fair Lady’, here is ‘Get Me To The Church On Time’ with Raymond Collins leading the line as Alfie Doolittle. Also featuring Adrian Dower and Adam Phelan as […]
Encore – Show Programme – Jack Cunningham Productions Click below to read the programme from Jack Cunningham Productions ‘Encore’, a night full of Tops of the Town memories. For more Jack Cunningham Productions on the […]
Some classic Tops Comedy from 1992. The Romeo and Juliet Comedy scene from the 1992 Port and Docks Tops show.
Here is the segment from Showtime featuring Lauren Cardiff and Adam Phelan. Originally recorded in November 2022.
Featuring the late great Eddie Wymberry here is a scene from the Banks & Finance Tops of the Town production that reached the national final. It was broadcast on RTE Television – the ultimate reward […]
Here is a lovely moment from Act II of Les Miserables, presented by the South Eastern Theatre Group in 2011 in Theatre Royal.
Here is one from De La Salles production of ‘The Pyjama Game’ way back in 1988 with Martina Flynn Shanahan leading the chorus.
The man of the moment – Pat McEvoy reviewer extraordinaire in his role as Jigger Craven in De La Salles 1986 production of Carousel!
Another bit of Town and Country for you all – this time a ‘quickie’ as it used to be called…. ‘The Bouncer’ with Paul Corcoran and Paul Dillon.
Yes folks it’s Waterford in Your Pocket himself swinging the hips and blowing his trumpet in the 1988 Heineken variety festival – 35 years ago – and isn’t he a baby…. well done Paul!
You asked – and here we are… more from the Town and Country Heineken Variety show – this time the Busker comedy starring Paul Dillon and some guest stars…
From Stage Frights 1996 production of ‘Chess’ here is the brilliant quartet from Act One featuring Michelle Kennedy, Stephen Ryan, Jamie Murphy and Robert Sinnott.
Here is the opening to ‘Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs’ from 2017. Originally the song is from Pippin and is performed here by Brian Tuohy and Paula Weldon.
Here is one from the 1994 production of Godspell by Spotlight productions. A very young Robert O’Connor leads the troops in ‘All Good Gifts’.
The fourth video in our series from the 1988 Town and Country Heineken Festival show… this time Brenda Giles leads the troops…
Another classic Tops programme – this one from 1963 and it’s the turn of Snowcream vs Waterford Grocers and Drapers. Click below for a look.
Another vintage programme for the archive – this time the local rounds and the 1963 competition. This is ACEC vs Sack & Bag. Click below to have a browse.
Here is the ‘Peace Scene’ from the ‘Town and Country’ Heineken Festival show staged in 1988 in the Theatre Royal to cover the ‘Topless Years’ when the John Player Tops wasn’t staged. Produced by John […]
More from the Port and Docks 1992 Tops show – this time the previously unseen (on this page) Finale. [AdScene-A]
Here is the opening from the 1992 Port and Docks Tops of the Town show fronted by the wonderful Greta Rochford.
Here is some classic comedy from the 1989 Tramore Tops with some legends on display including Denny Corcoran and Nicky Cummins !
Here is Jamie Murphy and Freda Quinlan with a classic from ‘Oklahoma’ produced by Waterford Musical Society in 2016.
Laura Caulfield the production co-ordinator from De La Salle College Musical called in to talk about ‘Back to the 80’s’ in De La Salle College this week.
Here is the great Martina Flynn Shanahan with a fine rendition from De La Salles 1999 production of Oklahoma! ideoe
Michael Quinlan is back in town for Macbeth by Little Red Kettle. He called into the Showtime Studio to pick out some music and tell us all about MacBeth.
Another programme from 1963 – this time Clover Meats vs Waterford Glass. Click on the image below to view.
The lovely Ger O’Byrne paid a visit to this weeks Showtime studio and had plenty of good songs and memories to share…
Sylvia Walker is a familiar name to people of a certain vintage. THE most talented Chorus Mistress / Rehearsal Pianist that Waterford has ever seen. Always generous with her time and talent and a wicked […]
The Show Programme from the recent South Eastern Theatre Groups production of ‘Spring Awakening’. Click below for a browse.
Here’s a snip from the 2005 production of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ by Flaggy Lane Productions starring Ray Collins, David Condon, Davy Sutton and Holly Browne.
Pat McEvoy called in to share his thoughts on Jack Cunningham Productions version of ‘Anything Goes’. This is the extended review, longer than the radio edit.
Here is a clip from the WMS production of ‘Man Of La Mancha’ – Little Bird.
Art Exhibitions, Drama and Concerts – Pat McEvoy has them all covered in his review of Waterford Arts.
Here is another one of the classic John Player Tops programmes – this time from the 1981 national Semi Final between Denny Corcorans Waterford Crystal show and Irish Biscuits. Click below to view.
Here is the terrific finale from Bowler Hats production of ‘Sweeney Todd’, 2004.
The Bilberry Goats with their own unique ‘Classroom Comedy’.
Jack called in to pick out some great music and tell us all about ‘Anything Goes’ on in the Theatre Royal very soon!
Liam Butler dropped into Showtime studios this week to pick out some great music and have a chat about Pat Dalys new play that is currently enjoying a great run in the Theatre Royal.
Here is an archive copy of the highlight to this years Spraoi Weekend – it’s pure Theatre Spraoi style.
From Premier Productions 2004 production of ‘Crazy For You’ here is ‘The Real American Folksong’ fronted by Adrian Dower, Fergal Blanchfield and Greg Porter.
Here is a clip from Pat Daly’s original play ‘Dissident’ featuring Michael Quinlan and Andrew Holden. It’s hilarious stuff- but there is a language warning on this one – not for younger ears 🙂
I was delighted last Sunday to welcome my good friend Ray Collins to the Showtime Studio. Some great song choices and great memories.
With Spraoi in the air it was an appropriate time for TV to drop into record a piece with us. True to form there was a lot more to talk about!
By special request here is a video from 1984 – it’s the Loonies from the Clover Meats Tops.
From Sundays Showtime on WLR here is Andrew Holden picking out some great music and some great chat!
Don’t ask – just watch 🙂 From the Bilberry Goats in Garter Lane… it defies explanation 🙂
From the 2005 production of Oliver here is Food Glorious Food from Oliver.
Pat dropped into Showtime to look back on a busy June in Waterford Arts.
Here is the final to Act 1 of Stage Frights 1993 production of ‘Grease’.
From the legendary 1989 production of ‘How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying’ here is ‘The Brotherhood of Man’ featuring the late great Bryan Flynn and Keith Reville.
This is Little Red Kettles 25th anniversary production – and so it’s a special souvenir brochure. Well worth a browse! 2016 – The Demon Plays – Show Programme
From the epic musical ‘Miss Saigon’ here is the South Eastern Theatre Groups version of ‘But Doi’ with Conor Clancy on main vocals.
Alan Coonagh from the ‘Volunteered’ committee for this epic concert dropped in to tell us all about ‘Christmas in June’. This is the unedited interview with an extra 8 minutes of chat and information about […]