Thursday, February 17, 2011

Images of Early Lyric Theatre Productions

This week I've created a slideshow of images from early Lyric Theatre productions. These are from colour slides which have been stored in a Kodak box for over forty years. The earliest images are from productions at Derryvolgie Avenue, the venue within the O'Malley family home (1951, 1964). As production needs expanded the theatre experimented with staging productions externally at the King George VI Theatre, also in Belfast. Two of these productions are represented here (1962-3). The remaining images are from the first productions at the purpose built theatre on Ridgeway Street, a selection of plays by W.B. Yeats (1968).

Also of interest in NUI Galway Archives this week is an incredible online exhibition on Arthur Shields and family created by our digital archivist, Fergus Fahey, with assistance from Dubheasa and with an introduction written by Adrian Frazier.

I hope you enjoy the slideshow and as usual, please feel free to contact the archives staff with any research queries you might have.

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