The Playhouse brings the life of Josef Locke to the stage in this unique piece of Music Theatre exploring his life, music and legacy.
Born in 1917 in Derry, Josef Locke sung as a child in local churches, added two years to his age to enlist in the Irish Guards at just 16, and gatecrashed an audition at Dublin's Gaiety Theatre(wearing his RUC uniform) in the 1940's.
Known as The Singing Bobby, Locke established himself as a star of Britain and Ireland's variety halls, becoming one of the highest paid and most popular singers of the 1940's and 50's.
Josef died in 1999, prompting the New York Times to write the headline "JOSEF LOCKE, 82, Irish Tenor Who Inspired Tears, Is Dead."
Esteemed singer Karl McGuckin will join local musicians for an affectionate look at Locke's life, music... and his tax affairs.
The Playhouse Wednesday 1st to Saturday 4th October 2014.