Karl Spain - comedy as a vocation and way to survive Christmas

Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Karl Spain. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

KARL SPAIN can afford to wear that trademark mischievous smile. The last two years have seen the Limerick comedian enjoying the form of his life and truly hit his stride as anyone who has seen him at either this, or last year’s, Galway comedy festivals will testify.

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Renmore Panto's Cinderella

Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Deirdre Ní Chloscaí as Renmore Panto’s Cinderella.

THE RENMORE Pantomime is as much a part of Christmas in Galway as mulled wine and mistletoe and this year’s festive offering is Cinderella, which opens at the Town Hall Theatre on Monday December 29.

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Little John and his songs from the Swilly delta

Thu, Dec 11, 2014

Little John with The Caledonia Highly Strung Orchestra. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

BELL, BOOK, and Candle, Paul Deacy’s swinging-est hipster book and music emporium, was the venue recently for the launch of Songs From The Swilly Delta, the fine new album from Little John Nee and the Caledonia Highly Strung Orchestra.

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The body and soul behind Corp + Anam

Thu, Dec 04, 2014

TONIGHT SEES TG4 broadcast the second episode of the gutsy drama series Corp + Anam, written and directed by Darach Mac Con Iomaire and produced by Paddy Hayes’ Magamedia Productions.

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Youth Ballet West presents Ballet Egyptien & Teenage Kicks

Thu, Dec 04, 2014

GALWAY AUDIENCES can anticipate a fabulous evening of dance as Youth Ballet West presents its new work, Ballet Egyptien & Teenage Kicks, at the Town Hall Theatre on Saturday December 13 and Sunday 14 at 8pm.

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‘Of all the comic operas I know, this one is absolutely perfect’

Thu, Nov 27, 2014

'Trust me, I'm a scientist'

FAMOUS FOR its spellbinding music and sublime arias, especially ‘Una Furtiva Lagrima’, Donizetti’s ever-popular romantic comedy The Elixir Of Love has it all, from unrequited love, to devious deception and thwarted passion.

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Ultan Conlon - ‘Songwriting is the way I express myself’

Thu, Nov 27, 2014

Ultan Conlon.

His music has been played on RTÉ, Today FM, the BBC, and regional stations throughout Ireland. His albums have been acclaimed by music critics and bloggers. The video for his most recent single features Barry Ward, an emerging name in Irish film.

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‘It’s fierce, it’s dark, it’s full of conflict, but it’s actually all about love’

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

ON MONDAY February 2 1959, The Listowel Drama Group presented the premiere performance of Sive, John B Keane’s debut play, thus launching the career of one of Ireland’s most popular writers.

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The show (band) must go on

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

No Show: (LtoR) Peter Shine (director), Paul McCarrick (actor playing the role of Tommy) 
and Grace Kiely (as Maire).

IT IS all systems go at the Mick Lally Theatre this week as Thereisbear! gear up for No Show, Peter Shine’s zestful showband-themed drama which starts previewing at the theatre from tomorrow and opens on Tuesday November 25.

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Blue Teapot’s Sanctuary returns

Thu, Nov 13, 2014

Charlene Kelly and Kieran Coppinger as Sophie and Larry in Christian O'Reilly's Sanctuary.

GALWAY’S BLUE Teapot Theatre Company take to the stage of the Town Hall Theatre on Monday November 24 at 8pm with a welcome revival of their highly-acclaimed play, Sanctuary.

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Swan Lake swans into Town Hall

Thu, Nov 06, 2014

ONE OF the surefire highlights of the Town Hall Theatre’s autumn programme comes next week when Ballet Ireland arrive with its staging of an enduring favourite, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake.

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A Room With No View - plays that probe mental illness

Thu, Nov 06, 2014

New drama yet again graces the Town Hall studio next week when A Room With No View receives its premiere. Comprising two one-act plays with an interweaving story line, A Room With No View highlights the misunderstood condition of mental illness in Irish society.

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‘We are lucky Galway has a wealth of artists and an arts audience’

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

TULCA Festivial of the Visual Arts producer Kate Howard. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

FESTIVALS COME thick and fast in Galway this time of the year. The Comedy Carnival has only just finished, but next week will see the launch of the TULCA Festival of Visual Arts which runs from November 7 to 23.

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Leda, Come Home

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

HOURGLASS THEATRE Company are in the Town Hall studio next week with the premiere production of Leda, Come Home, written and directed by company founder Ian Patterson.

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Bec Hill - all aboard for ‘Time Fun’ and paper puppets

Thu, Oct 16, 2014

Bec Hill.

“I JUST like anything fun and colourful. My favourite jumper right now is a huge woollen one which says ‘Time Fun’ on it. Not ‘Fun Time’ or ‘Time for Fun’, just ‘Time Fun’.”

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So Cow - the long road to The Long Con

Thu, Oct 09, 2014

So Cow (LtoR): Pete O'Shea (drums), Brian 'Brain' Kelly (guitar/vocals/songwriter), Jonny White (bass).

YOUR TWENTIES are not necessarily the best years of your life, certainly not the years between 25 and 29. In a city, your 20s become an extended adolescence, but after the parties and the wildness is over, you reach a crossroads of ‘Thirty is on the horizon - what the hell am I going to do with my life?’

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The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean

Thu, Oct 09, 2014

SCOTTISH PUPPETEER and ‘object-theatre’ artist Shona Reppe makes her fifth visit to Baboró with a show that promises to be a festival highlight, The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean.

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From fishing boats to Shakespeare

Thu, Oct 09, 2014

William Shakespeare.

JAMES DE Vita was a young fisherman searching for a new career and then he discovered the greatest playwright of all time - William Shakespeare.

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Everyone can be a Trickster

Thu, Oct 02, 2014

Jez Colbourne.

THE BLACK Box Theatre will boom with all kinds of dark and surprising sounds that will make for an awe-inspiring musical experience when Trickster is performed there next weekend.

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Defender of the Faith

Thu, Sep 25, 2014

Actor Diarmuid De Faoite and director Andrew Flynn in rehearsals for Defender of the Faith.

DECADENT THEATRE Company unveil what promises to be a highlight of the Town Hall Theatre’s autumn programme next week with Defender of the Faith, the debut play from Stuart Carolan, writer and creator of RTÉ’s Love/Hate.

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