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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Dirty Circus - the best of Galway burlesque

Thu, Jul 14, 2016

HARLEY SPARKS, Steven Sharpe, and The Mighty Boobs will be among the performers showing just how raunchy, racy, saucy, and downright brilliant Galway burlesque is at the next installment of The Dirty Circus.

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New farce starring Edwin Sammon @ Galway Fringe

Thu, Jul 14, 2016

A COMPULSIVE liar asks his eejit of a friend to pose as his psychiatrist for a couple's counselling session, because what could go wrong if you were to try that, right?

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Blue Wine - one act comedy for the Fringe

Thu, Jul 14, 2016

THREE HOUSEMATES, one as eccentric as the other, are desperately trying to pawn off a mysterious artifact, only to find themselves in a series of bizarre situations caused by that very same artifact.

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Aisling’s Seven – blending bank heists with romance

Thu, Jul 07, 2016

ASHLING AND Dan have a plan. Armed with nothing but their wits and a crime caper film obsession, they are plotting a daring heist on the Central Bank in Dublin.

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New one-man show on 'Humanity Dick'

Thu, Jul 07, 2016

RICHARD MARTIN, the larger than life Galwayman, duellist, and animal rights pioneer, nicknamed 'Humanity Dick' is the subject of a new one man show as part of the Galway Fringe Festival.

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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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