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Welcome To The Carnevil

Thu, May 26, 2016

IT HAS been called "circus without a condom" by The Telegraph, "blood thirsty and burlesque" by The Independent, and "a bloody great night out" by The Times. This is Welcome To The Carnevil - The Circus Of Horrors 21st Anniversary Tour, which comes to The Black Box Theatre on Monday May 30 at 8pm.

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The Plough and the Stars

Thu, May 19, 2016

NEXT WEEK sees a real highpoint of the Town Hall Theatre calendar when the Abbey Theatre arrives with its invigorating new production of Sean O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars, directed by Olivier Award winner, Sean Holmes.

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Corner Boys - 'about a small town with no way out'

Thu, May 19, 2016

AFTER VISTING Galway last September with Lucinda Sly, Carlow theatre company Mend & Makedo return to the Town Hall Theatre with Corner Boys. Like Lucinda Sly, it is written by John McKenna, the two plays forming part of his ‘Barrow Trilogy’ of works set in the River Barrow region.

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KATS to stage Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit

Thu, May 19, 2016

NOËL COWARD'S comic play Blithe Spirit will be performed by the Knocknacarra Amateur Theatre Society in An Taibhdhearc from Wednesday May 25 to Saturday 28 at 8pm.

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Galway Theatre Festival - round up and review

Thu, May 12, 2016

THE GALWAY Theatre Festival concluded last weekend and its array of shows certainly augur well for the upcoming generation of local and national theatre makers.

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The Galwegian who hacked into Fox, Sony, and the FBI

Wed, May 04, 2016

In 2011 a group of six hackers from around the world hit high-profile targets such as Fox Network, HBGary, and Sony Pictures, releasing huge troves of data while at the same time poking fun at those they perceived as their enemies.

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Love, loss, and Elvis at the Galway Theatre Festival

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

THE GALWAY Theatre Festival officially opens tomorrow and it promises to serve up a feast of theatre in all its forms over nine event-packed days, continuing up to Saturday May 7.

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P.I.S.C.E.S. – The aliens have landed

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

“AT FIRST we thought it was a comet. We were slightly concerned because comets don’t normally travel as fast as this...then it changed course and we got really worried. Comets don’t change course. Whatever this is it isn’t natural..."

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Film noir in a theatre setting

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

QUINN IS a desperate man in a situation he can’t control. There’s a woman, a fat man with alarmingly high-waisted trousers, and all around is the subtle whiff of violence. This is film noir - not for the screen, but for the stage.

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Fregoli’s Mary Mary Mary

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

’WHAT IS love then, Mary Ellen?’. Three generations of Irish women explore love, life, and duty, and inviting the audience to share in their most poignant moments, in Fregoli Theatre's Mary Mary Mary.

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Druid revives The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Mon, Apr 25, 2016

TO MARK the 20th anniversary of the debut of Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Druid Theatre Co, which staged that first performance, revive the play for the Town Hall Theatre this September.

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Galway Patrician Musical Society new show

Thu, Apr 21, 2016

HOW THE West Wasn't Won, a new comedy musical by Peter Kennedy, parodying Calamity Jane, Annie Get Your Gun, and Oklahoma! is to be staged by the Galway Patrician Musical Society.

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Talking Michael Chekhov with Max Hafler

Thu, Mar 31, 2016

GALWAY THEATRE director and teacher Max Hafler is offering a series of weekend training workshops based on the theories and techniques of Michael Chekhov from Friday April 8 to 10.

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Legally Blonde - The Musical

Thu, Mar 31, 2016

LEGALLY BLONDE, the musical based on the hit comedy film, comes to the stage of the Town Hall Theatre in a new production from the Galway Musical Society.

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Paddy Cullivan - asking the big questions about 1916

Tue, Mar 29, 2016

FOR ITS own reasons, the State chose to celebrate the 1916 Rising a month shy of the actual date of the event itself, which took place in April 1916, not March.

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Swing into the Town Hall with Fishamble

Thu, Mar 24, 2016

INTERNATIONAL HIT play, Swing, a beguiling comedy about dance, music and love hits the Town Hall Theatre on Friday April 1 at 8pm. Produced by Dublin’s Fishamble Theatre Co, it won the Bewley’s Little Gem Award at the 2013 Dublin Fringe Festival, and has been performed in New York, Paris, Edinburgh, and New Zealand, and is scheduled to go to Australia after its current Irish tour.

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Under Milk Wood - with an all male cast

Thu, Mar 24, 2016

UNDER MILK Wood, Dylan Thomas’s celebrated radio play of 1954, comes to the Town Hall Theatre on Tuesday March 29 at 8pm in a production for the stage by Blood In The Alley.

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Galway Theatre Festival - stretching the concept of theatre

Wed, Mar 16, 2016

THE LAUNCH for this year’s Galway Theatre Festival took place on Monday at a lively gathering in BiteClub in Upper Abbeygate Street. A large and enthusiastic crowd gathered to mark the occasion, and between sips of prosecco and tasty canapés, the assembled guests pored over their programmes and amiably chatted about the many attractions on offer.

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Future doctors to sing songs of war and freedom

Wed, Mar 16, 2016

MORE THAN 40 medical students in NUI Galway will perform music and song from the first 20 years of the 20th century in a concert entitled War, Freedom, Love and Loss, in the Aula Maxima, on campus, on Thursday March 24 at 7pm.

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The Hen Night Epiphany - as Gaeilge

Wed, Mar 16, 2016

FIVE WOMEN on a hen night in the hills of Connemara - it should be a wild night of drink, craic, and naughty behaviour, instead the group discovers an unhappy bride-to-be, while friendships are sorely tested.

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