IT SEEMED like a great idea at the time. Bring over the finest performers from the Caribbean to establish a Cuban paradise in the heart of Galway. Latin music, sunshine, vibes, and joy.
Little did the owners suspect that among the clowns and performers making the treacherous crossing, lurked the most fiendish and diabolical practiconers of the black arts, masters of voodoo and witchcraft. Soon, this brave dream of a Caribbean utopia descended into utter madness; staff, performers, and customers alike were all driven insane or were lost in the black heart of this now monstrous building. It was boarded up. Never to reopen.
Until now...and who in Galway will be brave enough to set foot in this heart of darkness? This is CarnEvil Fear 2, the brilliant and acclaimed horror theatre/performance event, making a welcome return to the city, with opeming night being tomorrow [Wednesday October 11].
CarnEvil runs above McGettigan's, Eyre Square until from 6pm to 11pm, Wednesdays to Sundays, until October 22. CarnEvil then runs from Tuesday 24 to Monday 30 with the October 27 to 30 performances running from 4pm to 12 midnight. The Galway Advertiser has said of CarnEvil: "You will shout, scream, and run, but also bust out in laughter at the sheer thrill of being spooked...Go on, treat yourself to a good scare...I dare you..."
For more information and booking see www.carnevil.ie