The Society was deeply saddened last night at the news of the passing of one of its oldest servants, John Tully. An almost constant presence for the Society as an usher and member of our Front of House team, John's service to the Society for show week began 50 years ago, in 1968, for the Society's very first production, The Long Ju Ju, and continued right up to the present year.
In April of this year, John was the subject of a special Question-and-Answers style piece in the programme for our 50th anniversary production, Titanic The Musical, commemorating his service to the Society. Coincidentally, the news of John's passing came to us as some Society members were arriving home from a weekend in Killarney, where they attended the AIMS Awards weekend - an event that saw the Society's production of Titanic The Musical nominated for the Best House Management award, recognising our Front of House team, including John, for their fine work.
The Society extends sympathy to John's wife, family and friends at this time, particularly to John's son and daughter-in-law, Nial and Sinéad, both of whom are former Society members. May he rest in peace.
Below is an extract from our Titanic The Musical programme, which commemorated John's service to the Society: