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‘A bold, imaginative, staging’

Thu, Feb 11, 2016

ONE OF the very best shows at last year’s Galway International Arts Festival was Andrew Flynn’s brilliant large-cast staging of Pat McCabe’s The Dead School. The production was presented by the combined talents of Galway Youth Theatre and Galway Community Theatre, and Flynn has now re-assembled the same cast for a revival by Decadent Theatre Company at the Town Hall Theatre.

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Gerry Conneely in The Great Push

Thu, Feb 11, 2016

ON THE morning of September 25 1915, 75,000 British soldiers emerged from their trenches on the Western Front to begin what was then the biggest battle in British history, the Battle of Loos. It would also be the British army’s bloodiest day of the war so far.

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Bertolt Brecht's Caucasian Chalk Circle

Thu, Feb 11, 2016

FOR THE first time in a quarter of a century, Bertolt Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle, about a servant girl impregnated by a royal, receives a full production in Galway.

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The Addams Family @ The Black Box

Thu, Feb 11, 2016

THE ADDAMS Family, the comedy musical about everyone's favourite dysfunctional ghoulish relatives, is currently running at The Black Box Theatre in a production by the Galway University Musical Society.

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Druid announces 2016 programme

Thu, Feb 04, 2016

SAMUEL BECKETT'S Waiting For Godot, and Helen and I, a new work of Tuam playwright Meadhbh McHugh, will both be performed as part of Druid Theatre Company's programme of work for 2016.

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Get ready for a threesome with Little John Nee

Thu, Feb 04, 2016

LITTLE JOHN Nee presents his new show Talking Derry Boat, at the Town Hall Theatre studio tomorrow and Saturday, in what is the first of three shows at the venue, the others being The Church of Chill in March and Ribbons, a collaboration with Laura Sheeran, in April.

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Synge’s Aran Islands at the Town Hall

Thu, Jan 28, 2016

JOHN MILLINGTON Synge’s classic prose work, The Aran Islands, comes to the Town Hall Theatre stage next week in a compelling adaptation by Joe O’Byrne and Co-Motion Media, and performed by Brendan Conroy, one of Ireland's finest actors.

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#wakingthefeministswest - showcasing creative women

Thu, Jan 28, 2016

INSPIRED BY the #WakingTheFeminists movement, #wakingthefeministswest will celebrate west of Ireland female voices in theatre, dance, devised work, work from the archives, and work by emerging writers.

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The Poor Little Boy With No Arms

Thu, Jan 21, 2016

NEW DUBLIN ensemble, One Duck Theatre Company, arrive in the Town Hall Theatre on Tuesday January 26 at 8pm, with the world premiere production of its debut play, The Poor Little Boy with No Arms. A fast-paced, dark comedy-drama, it explores secrecy, control, and the Irish psyche.

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Galway gets numerous nominations in Irish Theatre Awards

Thu, Jan 21, 2016

GALWAY THEATRE companies and actrors have been nominated in 11 of 13 The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards, representing 30 per cent of the total number of nominations.

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Les Liaisons Dangereuses - live from London

Thu, Jan 21, 2016

DOWNTON ABBEY'S Michelle Dockery stars in the stage adaptation of Les Liaisons Dangereuses in London's National Theatre, a performance of which will be broadcast to The Eye Cinema on Thursday January 28 at 7pm.

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A Sacrilegious Lesbian and Homosexual Parade

Thu, Jan 14, 2016

A SACRILEGIOUS Lesbian and Homosexual Parade, Brian Fleming's acclaimed one-man show, described as “original, fun and different" by The Irish Times, will be performed in the Town Hall Theatre, as part of the actor/writer/musicians upcoming show Trilogy.

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Galway Actors Workshop spring classes

Thu, Jan 14, 2016

THOSE LOOKING to take up acting in 2016 and those seeking to improve their skills may want to check out the spring series of classes from the Galway Actors Workshop, in the Anno Santo Hotel, Salthill, starting this month.

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NoRopes return with The Open Couple

Thu, Jan 07, 2016

NOROPES PRODUCTION of The Open Couple returns to the Town Hall Studio on Friday January 15 and Saturday 16 at 8.30pm. A three-hander, its fast-paced, satirical style, perfectly suits the studio setting.

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A Sacrilegious Lesbian and Homosexual Parade

Tue, Jan 05, 2016

A SACRILEGIOUS Lesbian and Homosexual Parade, Brian Fleming's acclaimed one-man show, described as “original, fun and different" by The Irish Times, will be performed in the Gallery Café, Gort, this Sunday, January 10, at 8.30pm.

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Town Hall 2016 highlights

Tue, Dec 29, 2015

AS 2015 exits stage left, 2016 awaits it cue and the year ahead in the Town Hall has much for theatre-goers to look forward to. First out of the blocks, on January 15th and 16th, is local company No Ropes with The Open Couple, Dario Fo and France Rama’s sharp marital comedy, which enjoyed a sell-out run earlier this year.

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The Dirty Circus - a saucy start to 2016

Tue, Dec 29, 2015

IF YOU want to get 2016 off to the kind of start that would make Kenneth Williams' go 'Oooh Matron!' and make Frankie Howerd just go 'Oh-oooh!', then Galway's much loved burlesque and cabaret night The Dirty Circus is the place to be.

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Children’s 1916 theatre show to get Galway premiere

Thu, Dec 17, 2015

MALONEY'S DREAM, a new theatre show and interactive website, to allow children discover and learn about the 1916 Rising, will receive its world premiere in Galway next year.

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DruidShakespeare documentary to be broadcast on RTÉ tonight

Tue, Dec 15, 2015

DRUID THEATRE Company's ambitious and hugely successful DruidShakespeare project will be the subject of a documentary which will be broadcast tonight [Tuesday December 15] at 10.15pm on RTÉ One.

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Christmas crooning by the fire

Thu, Dec 10, 2015

"Baby It’s Cold Outside" as the song goes. Recently it has also been wild, windy, and very wet, but Christmas is coming and what better way to get into the Yuletide mood, than with some crooners delivering classic festival songs.

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