1994 – Walk The Dinosaur / Land of A Thousand Dances – Waterford Crystal
Here is the pre-historic scene from the 1994 Waterford Crystal Tops show….
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 […]
1964 – Tops Programe – Snowcream Vs St. Otterans Click on the image below to see the programme. For more Tops programmes click here. 1964 – Tops Programe – Snowcream Vs St. Otterans For those of […]
1968 – Tops Programme – Waterford Crystal Vs ACEC For more Tops programmes click here. 1968 – Tops Programme – Waterford Crystal Vs ACEC For those of a certain age in Ireland, “TOPS OF 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.
Here is the programme from the 1969 local final. Hearts Delight were to win and to go through to the national final which they narrowly lost. Click below to browse the programme and also there […]
Here is the programme from what was announced as the best Theatre or Arts event of the year at the Green Room Awards on Sunday night last. Well done to Stagemad who also picked up […]
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 Martina Flynn Shanahan as Lady Thiang in De La Salles 1993 production of ‘The King And I’. This production was adjudged best show in AIMS in 1993/94 and finished as runners up in […]
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’.
Back to the early ’90s today and Martina Flynn Shanahan was in fine voice as Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun opposite Des Whelan (RIP). The show was produced by the Edmund Rice Choral […]
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.
This series of videos is proving to be very popular indeed – here is another scene from that famous ‘Town and Country’ show from the 1988 Heineken Festival show that took place in a ‘Topsless’ […]
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 […]
Here by popular demand – the first of a series of videos (Yes – there is no escape!) from the 1988 “Town and Country” variety show. Led by Paul Corcoran there’s a lot of familiar […]
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
This is an oddity – it appears to be a variety show sponsored by the Tops sponsor – Dublin Dairies – but does not appear to be part of the Tops competition despite being on […]
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.
Here is the earliest programme we have yet thanks to a new stock of Tops memorabilia that came in over the last week courtesy of local playwright Pat Daly. It is Papermills vs the Foundry. […]
The lovely Ger O’Byrne paid a visit to this weeks Showtime studio and had plenty of good songs and memories to share…
Tony Corcoran called into Showtime last night (Sunday) to talk all things Bilberry Goats. The Bilberry Goats take to the stage this week for a sold out run in Garter lane for their new play […]
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. [AdSense-A
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 🙂
In just a couple of weeks we will see the first Sondheim Festival in Ireland or the UK. Christine Scarry – the Festival Director dropped in to talk all things Sondheim and Liz Callaway – […]
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
This was a really fun session with Ben Hennessy. Some great tunes and anecdotes. This is the version broadcast on Sunday night on WLR – keep your eyes open for a digital version later this […]
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 […]
Leon calls in to talk all things Shakespeare, Musical Theatre and … wait for it … Wrestling… He also picks out some great music in the process!
Here is a clip from the 1993 De La Salle College production of Jesus Christ Superstar. This features Charlie Boland as King Herod.
From Stage Frights 1993 production of Grease here is Ray ‘Elvis’ Browne with ‘Beauty School Dropout’.
Here is a great number from Me And My Girl – produced by the Edmund Rice Choral and Musical Society back in 2003 in the Theatre Royal. Bryan Flynn directed.
Here are the two special features from Sunday Nights 60th anniversary Tops special – firstly Michael Grant and secondly Vicki Graham and Paul Corcoran. You can catch the full show with more memories on Wlrfm.com […]
A very special Showtime with an hour long feature recorded with the students and mentors of the MTU Cork School of Music Musical Theatre Degree.
This week Clodagh Power called into the Showtime Studios to pick out some great music and – finally – answer the question – did she or did she not know the results of WIFLO before […]
How things changed from the early days of Tops – the 1995 rules booklet is one of the last sets of rules published as the competition was well in decline at that point. Click on […]
Pat McEvoy reviews ‘Spring Awakening’ by The South Eastern Theatre Group on Showtime on WLR. For more Showtime and all WLR programmes check out the playback feature on the WLR Website and App.
Pat McEvoy reviews ‘My Fair Lady’ by Waterford Musical Society on Showtime on WLR. For more Showtime and all WLR programmes check out the playback feature on the WLR Website and App.
Pat McEvoy reviews the annual News & Star Green Room Awards on Showtime on WLR. For more Showtime and all WLR programmes check out the playback feature on the WLR Website and App.
Pat McEvoy reviews ‘Steel Magnolias’ by Jack Cunningham Productions on Showtime on WLR. For more Showtime and all WLR programmes check out the playback feature on the WLR Website and App.
A classic clip from another classic show – Once A Year Day from The Pyjama Game.
From Flaggy Lanes 2004 production of ‘The Hot Mikado’ here is the finale scene.
Glenn Murphy called into the Showtime Studio on Sunday last to pick out some music and tell some great stories. If you missed it, have a listen.
Another one of these ever popular WIFLO Season Brochures – this time from 2007. This years WIFLO saw everything from The Mikado to The Most Happy Fella… Click on the Image below to view the […]
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