The Lyric Theatre is proud to host a unique opportunity to spend some time in the presence of Ireland’s legendary broadcaster Mr Gay Byrne, as he reminisces about his life and times in a live performance on Tues 21st October at 7.45pm as part of the 2014 Ulster Bank Festival at Queens.
The show, giving its first ever Northern Ireland performance, premiered in Dublin in 2011 will be performed at the Lyric Theatre as part of a short Irish tour and is an exclusive opportunity to enjoy Gay Byrne at his best in a live performance telling some of the greatest show-biz stories never told in an hilarious evening’s entertainment, described as “a masterclass in comedy”.
In his five decade broadcasting career, Gay Byrne helped steer Ireland through its difficult formative years in the 70s and 80s on both his RTÉ morning radio show and the world record setting run of the Late Late Show (from 1962 to 1999) he introduced Ireland to modernity – and stood back to witness the brawl.
From senior politicians to senior clergy to the brightest stars in the Hollywood firmament, he has been a confessor figure to the good, the bad and the ugly.
At 79, he’s now in happy semi-retirement but during his exhilarating two hour plus show, he talks about all the extraordinary moments he has witnessed or been at the centre of.
From secondhand Donegal tombstones to US president Calvin Coolidge to first meeting Kathleen Watkins on Dawson Street, he covers an array of the insightful, the intuitive and the ingenious.
Don’t miss this chance to hear the behind-the-scenes stories of the stars and the star-makers with Ireland’s foremost legendary broadcaster in his first solo stage show. Produced by John McColgan.
Tickets priced £20.00 are now on sale for this unique show with the king of broadcasting – Gay Byrne, Live on Stage on Tuesday 21st October are available from The Lyric Theatre Box Office, online: www.lyrictheatre.co.uk and Tel: 028 9038 1081