In June 1986, Theatre 3 Newtownabbey, an amateur drama group, appeared in the Ulster Drama Finals with Graham Reid’s Remembrance. I was a member of the cast and on that occasion, we won the festival and I was won the best actor award.
In 1988, we were back with Ibsen’s Ghosts. Second this time.
On each occasion, I think I took the opportunity to sit in practically every seat in the GOH.
I still have the Stage Door pass from 1998. It is among my most treasured possessions.