We are thrilled to announce that we’ll be presenting the Lyric Theatre’s hit stage musical version of Good Vibrations as part of July’s Earagail Arts Festival.
“New York has the haircuts, London has the trousers, but Belfast has the reason!”
★★★★ ‘The full-throated spirit of punk is alive and roaring in the auditorium.’ The Irish Times
Good Vibrations tells the story of Terri Hooley, a radical, rebel and music-lover in 1970s Belfast. When the conflict shuts down his city, and all his friends take sides and take up arms, Terri opens a record shop on ‘the most bombed half-mile in Europe’ and calls it Good Vibrations. Through it he discovers a compelling voice of resistance in the city’s underground punk scene. Galvanising the young musicians into action, he becomes the unlikely leader of a motley band of kids and punks who join him in his mission to create a new community, an alternative Ulster, and to bring his city back to life.
‘Good Vibrations is as intense and big-hearted as Terri Hooley himself.’ The Irish News
It has been adapted for the stage by the same writing team behind the film biopic – Colin Carberry and Glenn Patterson – for which the pair were nominated for Outstanding Debut at the 2014 BAFTA Film awards.
Please note this performance contains strong language and some references to violence. Age recommendation 15+
Thurs 23rd July at 8pm
Fri 24th July at 8pm
Sat 25th July at 8pm
Sun 26th July at 3pm
Evenings: €25, 4 for €90, groups of 10 or more €20 each.
Matinee: €20, 4 for €70, groups of 10 or more €15 each.
★★★★★ ‘Sometimes you watch a piece of theatre and you just know you are witnessing something special, something everyone should see, and Good Vibrations is just that. A show good for the soul.’ Belfast Live