Dick and Sheila Healy and Charlie Ginnane (Part 1)
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Dick and Sheila Healy and Charlie Ginnane (Part 1)


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Track 1: Growing up in Cork city in the 1930s and 40s, their school days and their introduction to the performing arts. Track 2: A discussion on the first ‘Mikado’, which Dick Healy stage managed and which was staged in Cork Opera House in 1951. Track 3: Charlie discusses his time in the ballet company, which he joined in 1947. Track 4: Sheila recalls her memories of the Gilbert and Sullivan shows, in which she was involved from 1954, and also the burning of the Cork Opera House. Track 5: Learning the craft and their mentors who were involved with them. Track 6: A discussion on the satirical shows performed in the early sixties. Track 7: Memories of the enormous interest in the performing arts and the local element in the material used. Track 8: A discussion on The Southern Theatre Group. Track 9: Dick discusses his career in the Gilbert and Sullivan company and his service in the Local Defence Force (LDF) during the Emergency period. Track 10: Charlie’s working career in Dunlop’s. Track 11: Sheila’s passion for costume design and dress-making. A discussion on the James N. Healy archive, now deposited in Cork County Library.

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Cork Theatrical Collection


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48 hours

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19.61 MB, 8.69 MB, 4.82 MB, 14.57 MB, 5.78 MB, 9.82 MB

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A legacy of theatrical memories

Recorded by:

Tom Rigney