Since the start of the lockdown in March the team at Lyric Theatre Belfast has been committed to adapt, innovate and provide audiences with access to great theatre via their online platform, Lyric Theatre Online. This is set to continue with the announcement that their huge 2018 hit Good Vibrations, starring Aaron McCusker, will be available for 24 hours on Wednesday 17th June from 8pm.
“New York has the haircuts, London has the trousers, but Belfast has the reason!” The hit production Good Vibrations, adapted for stage from the popular film, starring Aaron McCusker (Bohemian Rhapsody, Shameless) and directed by Des Kennedy (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) follows the life of radical, rebel and music lover Terri Hooley (Aaron McCusker) on a mission to create an alternative Ulster, by uncovering some of the best punk bands of the 70’s. This is the feel good, rebellious, two-fingers-up production and must-see lockdown theatre.
Looking forward to Good Vibrations streaming from Lyric Theatre Online, Des Kennedy commented:
“I’m really pleased the Lyric are streaming this production. It feels like a good time to be showing this story about a city on lockdown. Good Vibrations shows Terri challenging bigotry, police intimidation and white supremacy and it is about young people rising up and trying to smash a system that only offers violence, poverty and lack of opportunity. As the world goes through a period of radical transformation, Good Vibrations challenges its audience to “grab it, change it, it’s yours!”
Jimmy Fay, Executive Producer, Lyric Theatre said:
“This is an incredibly difficult and challenging time for everyone in the Arts sector. With many theatres forced to close for the foreseeable future, it is so important that we look to ways to adapt, innovate and work together as we seek to navigate our way through the recovery plan for this new normal. We continue with our commitment to programming for Lyric Theatre Online with the hugely popular ‘Good Vibrations’. This vibrant, engaged, relevant production is something that’s very much needed during these times. We also continue with our commitment to support, as much as we possibly can, everyone connected to our magnificent theatre from our staff to freelancers. The arts play a key part in our civic lives and much as it is a lifeline to us while we are in lockdown, it will be just as important to help us as a society heal from this crisis. I am convinced that it will continue to be as important in the future as it always has been.”
As a charity, the Lyric relies upon its audience for up to two-thirds of their income and is the largest employer of freelance actors and other theatre professionals in Northern Ireland. To help Lyric withstand this impact please consider making a small donation as you enjoy this production of Good Vibrations. All support is greatly appreciated.
Good Vibrations was supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council.
Good Vibrations is available to view for free from 17th June from 8pm for 24 hours only on www.lyrictheatre.co.uk and youtube.com/LyricTheatreNI. Follow Lyric Theatre on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @LyricBelfast #LyricEntertain.