Lyric Theatre Foundation Stone

Here some photos taken on the occasion of the laying of the original Lyric Theatre Foundation Stone in the new theatre, due to open spring 2011.

The inscription on the stone is “Look up in the sun’s eye”, a direct quote from the final stanza of WB Yeats’ poem “To A Wealthy Man Who Promised A Second Subscription To The Dublin Municipal Gallery If It Were Proved The People Wanted Pictures”

Let paudeens play at pitch and toss,
Look up in the sun’s eye and give
What the exultant heart calls good
That some new day may breed the best
Because you gave, not what they would,
But the right twigs for an eagle’s nest!

William Butler Yeats

Cast from the Lyric’s current production Michael Condron and Andy Gray with the Lyric’s original Foundation Stone being put in pride of place in the new theatre due to open in spring 2011. The Miser is currently running at Elmwood Hall, Belfast until 29 May.

Ciaran McAuley (Lyric Theatre Chief Executive), Andy Gray (cast from The Miser), (back) Michael Condron (cast from The Miser) and Dan Gordon (Lyric Theatre Trustee and Director of The Miser) set the original Foundation Stone from the old Lyric Theatre in pride of place in the new theatre, due to open in spring 2011.

The Miser is currently running at Elmwood Hall, Belfast until 29 May. For more information and to book tickets visit www.lyrictheatre.co.uk

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