Good Vibrations film, which featured scenes shot in Dundalk, to be turned into a musical

Good Vibrations will be at Belfast's Lyric Theatre this September

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Good Vibrations

A scene from Good Vibrations filmed in The Spirit Store

Good Vibrations, the BAFTA award-winning film about Belfast punk and record label founder Terri Hooley, will be made into a musical. 

The 2012 film, which featured some scenes filmed in Dundalk's AOH Hall and The Spirit Store, will be readapted as a musical at Belfast's Lyric Theatre from the 1st to the 30th September 2018.  

A scene from Good Vibrations which was filmed in the AOH Hall in Dundalk 

A statement from Belfast's Lyric Theatre said: "The Lyric Theatre is thrilled to announce that as part of its 50th anniversary programme and to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Good Vibrations, the story of influential music promoter, producer and legendary founder of the record label – the undisputed Godfather of Belfast Punk, Terri Hooley – will be brought to the stage." 

Terri Hooley said: "I’m thrilled that the 40th Anniversary will be celebrated by the Lyric Theatre and delighted that a Belfast team of writers, directors and producers will be bringing Good Vibrations to new audiences.

Writer Colin Carberry, Jimmy Fay, Terri Hooley and writer Glenn Patterson at The Lyric Theatre 

"I’m very proud that we opened up nightlife in Belfast when the city centre was a no-go area for many people. It didn’t matter if you had green hair or orange hair, it mattered if you were a punk. They were my heroes." 

Tickets will go on sale from March 12 via the Lyric box office 028 9038 1081 or the website ww.lyrictheatre.co.uk