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Song, sex, and sambuca - Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

SONG, SEX, sambuca, and Scottish choirgirls running amok, are among the lively ingredients of Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, the National Theatre of Scotland’s boisterous and brilliant show at this year’s Galway International Arts Festival.

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Ukuleles and earworms - Mark Eitzel on Song From Far Away

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

THIS YEAR'S arts festival line up features a number of shows where collaboration is the order of the day, among them Song From Far Away, in which acclaimed English dramatist Simon Stephens teams up with celebrated American singer-songwriter Mark Eitzel to pen a play for Belgian director Ivo Van Hove and Dutch actor Eelco Smits.

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‘A playful way of thinking about death’

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

WHAT WOULD happen if, one day, death downed tools and took a holiday? That’s the scenario at the heart of Death at Intervals, the brilliant novel by Portuguese Nobel laureate José Saramago, a theatre adaptation of which is coming to the Galway International Arts Festival.

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Summer Lovin' with The Dirty Circus

Wed, Jun 22, 2016

STOCKINGS, SUSPENDERS, decadently glamorous women, and outrageously out there men - it's all coming to The Dirty Circus's Summer Lovin' show this weekend.

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Fornocht do Chonac/Naked I Saw You - GIAF 2016

Thu, Jun 16, 2016

AN TAIBHDHEARC'S contribution to this year’s Galway International Arts Festival is Eoghan Ó Tuairisc's Fornocht do Chonac, a multimedia production about Patrick Pearse, performed in Irish with English surtitles.

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Fried Eggs - a ‘bizarre love story’

Thu, Jun 09, 2016

FRIED EGGS, a bizarre love story about two unusual sisters and one very understanding man, written by Lindsay J Sedgwick and starring Karen Connell, comes to the Town Hall studio next week.

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Merlin Woods inspires new theatre work

Thu, Jun 09, 2016

THE ENCHANTMENT Of Merlin Woods is a new play dealing with the conflict between modern living and its need for building developments versus preservation of natural habitats and the eco system.

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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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