'Life is a series of aftershocks'

Thu, Sep 22, 2016

WINNER OF a ‘Lustrum’ Award at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Orla Murphy’s acclaimed play, Remember To Breathe, comes to the Town Hall Theatre next week in a staging by Murphy’s own Figure 8 Productions.

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Disco Pigs - Enda Walsh's debut play turns 20

Thu, Sep 15, 2016

WHILE NEXT week sees Druid open its 20th anniversary revival of The Beauty Queen of Leenane, 1996 also saw the premiere of another iconic Irish play which launched a stellar writing career; Enda Walsh’s Disco Pigs.

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Honor Heffernan - The Whistling Girl

Thu, Sep 15, 2016

DOROTHY PARKER was famed for her wit, which could be as brilliant as it was nasty, but it is often forgotten that she was a civil rights activist, a supporter of Martin Luther King, and chronicler of the Spanish Civil War.

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Auditions for the Renmore Panto

Thu, Sep 15, 2016

AUDITIONS FOR Little Red Riding Hood, the 38th annual Renmore pantomime, to be directed by award-winning Brian and Seán Power, begin this weekend.

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Baboró children's festival line-up unveiled

Thu, Sep 08, 2016

AUTUMN IS upon us once more, season of mist and mellow fruitfulness...and Baboró. Details of this year’s festival were unveiled at a packed reception in Il Vicolo on Monday evening and October will see Baboró embark on a fantastical journey of flying suitcases, dancing feet, vanishing queens, wild adventures, curious giants and toe-tapping tunes.

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James Connolly show for Culture Night

Thu, Sep 08, 2016

IRELAND'S GREATEST jazz singer Mary Coughlan, and veteran activist and writer Margaretta D'Arcy, will celebrate the life of Republican socialist, and patriot James Connolly in a major event for Galway Culture Night 2016.

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Cabaret show on love and divorce

Thu, Sep 08, 2016

KATIE AND Conor are 20 and in the first flush of new love. Frank and Maggie are middle aged and in the throes of divorce. Two different worlds, but both in the same restaurant.

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Galway Actors' Workshop autumn classes

Thu, Sep 08, 2016

THE GALWAY Actor's Workshop is offering classes to a variety of levels, from those who wanted to 'give acting a try' to professional actors wishing to learn new skills.

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'They are all embroiled with each other'

Thu, Sep 01, 2016

IT IS always something of a special occasion when Druid unveils a new writer, and all the more so when that writer comes from the west of Ireland. So there is much excitement about Helen and I, the debut play by Tuam's Meadhbh McHugh, which receives its world premiere at the Mick Lally Theatre on Tuesday September 13.

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Through a Glass Onion - peeling back the layers of the John Lennon story

Thu, Sep 01, 2016

LENNON: THROUGH A Glass Onion, the show examining and celebrating the life and music of John Lennon, which has enjoyed worldwide success, comes to Galway’s Black Box Theatre on Wednesday, September 14 at 8pm.

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Pat Kinevane’s thrilling theatrical threesome

Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Writer/actor Pat Kinevane visits the Town Hall next week with a triple-bill of his hugely acclaimed, award-winning solo shows, Silent, Underneath, and Forgotten.

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Fregoli go on Tape at Nun’s Island

Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Coming soon to Nun’s Island Theatre, Fregoli present Tape by American playwright Stephen Belber, a play which the company previously presented at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2008 where it received a five star review.

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PADDY – the musical drama - tours Ireland this September

Thu, Aug 18, 2016

PADDY – a powerful and action-packed musical/drama – starring internationally-renowned singer Tommy Fleming comes to the Black Box Theatre Galway from September 1 to September 4.

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Vikings v the Irish in epic Russian drama

Thu, Aug 11, 2016

GONDLA, AN epic tale of strife, poetry and revenge, between an Irish prince and the native Icelandic nobles, and set in ninth century Iceland, comes to the Town Hall Theatre on Friday August 19 and Saturday 20 at 8pm.

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Chekhov workshop with Max Hafler

Thu, Aug 04, 2016

MICHAEL CHEKHOV believed the job of the actor was to make the intangible, tangible, and to reveal the invisible to the audience, and his technique continues to be taught to actors today.

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Summer acting courses for adults

Thu, Jul 28, 2016

THE GALWAY Actors Workshop hosts three short summer acting courses, covering a variety of areas of drama, each running for six weeks in the Anno Santo Hotel, Salthill.

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Ghostly Galway tales in Fringe show Haunted

Thu, Jul 21, 2016

GHOSTLY TALES, and stories of the supernatural, which have been gathered from around Galway, will be told in Haunted, a new play from new theatre company Ferocious Composure, which makes its bow at the Galway Fringe Festival this weekend.

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Druid to stage world premiere of Helen and I

Thu, Jul 21, 2016

RED ROCK star Cathy Belton is among the cast appearing in Druid Theatre Company's world premiere of Meadhbh McHugh's play Helen and I, in September.

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Death Do Us Part - Burlesque on the edge

Thu, Jul 21, 2016

KNIFE-THROWING, sword-swallowing, and whip-cracking, featuring performers who are "all blonde bombshell and man mountain muscles" - it can only be The Death Do Us Part Danger Show.

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The Irish pub as existential prison

Thu, Jul 21, 2016

JEAN PAUL Sartre's famous view that "Hell is other people", captured the difficulties of coexistence, and how an individual can feel alienated from those around him/her.

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