NI: A&L Goodbody named as official sponsor of Good Vibrations at the Lyric Theatre
A&L Goodbody has been announced as the official sponsor of the world première production of the stage musical version of popular movie Good Vibrations.
Good Vibrations, which tells the story of Terri Hooley, a radical, rebel and music-lover during Belfast in the 1970s, is running from 1st September – 6th October in the Lyric Theatre.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Terri Hooley’s legendary Belfast record store of the same name.
The production has been adapted for the stage by Colin Carberry and Glenn Patterson, the award-winning writers behind the 2013 film.
Michael Neill, head of the law firm’s Belfast office, said: “For several years now the arts and culture sector in Northern Ireland has come under severe pressure due to continued funding cuts, so we’re delighted to support the work of arts-based organisations and venues such as the Lyric Theatre.
“The Lyric is leading the way in bringing world-renowned performances to Belfast and is making a hugely valuable contribution to the cultural life of the city and wider Northern Ireland.
“We welcome this opportunity to support the local arts and culture sector and, in particular, the wider interests of our clients, staff and the community in which we work.”
Jimmy Fay, executive producer at the Lyric Theatre, said: “We are thrilled to partner with A&L Goodbody in support of our production of ‘Good Vibrations’.
“This is an ambitious production for the Lyric Theatre, however, the partnership of Glenn Patterson and Colin Carberry has added a high level of musical professionalism and expertise, which has contributed greatly to the show being so well received in its previews.
“A&L Goodbody has demonstrated its desire to support the arts and culture sector in Northern Ireland, and has helped us to deliver ‘Good Vibrations’ to the usual high production standards we have at the Lyric.”