ALL his world's a stage - Newport entertainer Peter Hourahine is now in his 60th year on the boards and is currently in rehearsal for his latest live performance.

From school performances to leading light of an award-winning musical society, the 75-year-old shows no sign of bringing the curtain down on his remarkable time in the spotlight.

Mr Hourahine is a founder member of the STC Musical Society (formerly Standard Telephones and Cables Operatics Society) which began in 1958 and puts on its latest show, Mame, this month.

Over the years the society has been showered with awards at the Waterford Festival of Light Opera, including many individual prizes for Mr Hourahine.

"This year will be my 60th on the stage and I have been in every one of the Standard's shows since 1960, including revues," said the indomitable performer.

For decades, he was also a member of popular crooning group The Fortunaires and enjoyed success in national senior citizens talent contests.

Mr Hourahine is always a big hit at the society's annual revues with his comic routine linking the acts on the programme.

Mame, which he said was being performed in Newport for the first time in 30 years, can be seen at the Dolman Theatre from May 24 to 28. Tickets are available from the information office at Newport Library in John Frost Square.