Connolly, Roy Books

About the author: Roy Connolly is a Lecturer in Drama at Edge Hill College of Higher Education, which is affiliated to Lancaster University. He holds higher degrees from the Queen’s University, Belfast and the University of Ulster.

Evolution of the Lyric Players Theatre, Belfast Fighting the Waves
2000 0-7734-7543-5
This book traces the evolution of Northern Ireland’s principal regional theatre, The Lyric Players, describing its transition from private concern to public institution, highlighting the difficulties attendant with this change in status. It appraises the theatre’s public role in a divided community, attempts to explain the theatre’s artistic policies and output by anatomizing the range of social, artistic and cultural factors that worked upon the theatre as it sought to establish itself as both artistic force and service provider.