Beyond the Footlights: A History of Belfast Music Halls and Early Theatre.
Dublin: Nonsuch Publishing, 2007. 128 pages. Illustrated. Paperback.
The Belfast Empire, the Royal Hippodrome and the newly restored Grand Opera House, along with the cine-variety theatr such as the Gaiety and Colosseum, are all familiar names to the citizens of Belfast, yet they are only the tip of the theatrical iceberg. Long gone and buried deep are more buildin that offered regular entertainment to the populace.Beyond the Footlights recalls the beginnings of music halls and theatre in early seventeentl century Belfast, until its final days in the mid-twentieth century. It traces their development detailing the history of the buildings while recounting the celebrity performances. Beautiful period sketches and illustrations combine to bring a bygone era to life in this wonderful volume.
USED. A very good copy
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