‘The story of Iphigenia raises a lot of pertinent questions for today’

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

ONE OF the must-see events at next week’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature is Lorna Shaughnessy’s powerful poetic drama The Sacrificial Wind which explores the characters around Euripides’ tragedy Iphigenia in Aulis.

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Fruition - Fregoli get set for Cúirt festival debut

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

FREGOLI THEATRE Company is getting ready for its debut appearance at the Cúirt literary festival, when it will stage the ambitious Fruition: A New Plays Project, involving five dramas from four new writers.

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Have I No Mouth?

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

HAVE I No Mouth? has been called "one of the bravest shows I've ever seen" by the Huffington Post, and "an absorbing, wrenching, funny, and cathartic journey" by the Irish Independent. This month it comes to Galway.

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Foróige to run drama and storytelling workshop

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

FORÓIGE WILL run a six week drama and storytelling programme on Wednesdays, starting May 3, in the Galway City Youth Cafe on Fairgreen Road.

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Molly blooms and Marilyn flies at Galway Theatre Festival

Thu, Apr 13, 2017

MARILYN MONROE and Molly Bloom will be celebrated in two new, one-woman, shows, at the Galway Theatre Festival. Galway actor Tara Breathnach’s Molly is a staging of Molly Bloom’s famous soliloquy from Ulysses, while Marilyn Monroe Airlines: Always Late and Unreliable! features writer/performer Leonor Bethencourt in the comic persona of Marilyn-worshipping air hostess Zocorro.

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When the vampire stalks Connemara

Thu, Apr 13, 2017

THE SHADOW Of Carmilla, a new play inspired by one of the greatest vampire stories of all time, 'Carmilla', by Irish Gothic-horror writer Sheridan Le Fanu, will be premiered at the 2017 Galway Theatre Festival.

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Take tea with Rogers and Hackett

Thu, Apr 13, 2017

"TEA IN the morning/tea in the evening/tea at suppertime..." sang Ray Davies in The Kink's 'Have A Cuppa Tea', and music will form one element in a new theatre piece for the Galway Theatre Festival, which looks at the the history and culture of tea.

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Loughrea Musical Society to stage Green Day’s American Idiot

Thu, Apr 13, 2017

LOUGHREA MUSICAL Society presents the west of Ireland's premiere of Green Day’s American Idiot, the story of Will, Tunny, and Johnny who become disaffected by their media saturated suburban life and seek to flee their stifled lives.

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What Eamonn has to say about being Irish

Thu, Apr 06, 2017

WHAT DO Irish cultural identity and ‘having the craic’ mean in a post-truth world? What makes someone Irish? These are the weighty themes of a new musical-comedy which will also ask, "And do you have these in a size nine?"

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Two Irishmen and the birth of Canada

Thu, Apr 06, 2017

THE GALWAYMAN, who assassinated the Louth man who was turning Canada from a series of provinces and into a nation, will be the subject of a new play at this year's Galway Theatre Festival.

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Evelyn Cusack and a fun family concert

Thu, Apr 06, 2017

EVELYN CUSACK, the well known meteorologist, will tell the story of 'The 3 Little Musical Piggys', featuring a porcine Mozart playing a concerto on the hosepipe, at a show coming to the Town Hall Theatre.

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GIAF to host world premiere of major new music/theatre show

Thu, Mar 30, 2017

THE WORLD premiere of Woyzeck in Winter, a major new music theatre production, will take place in Galway as part of the Galway International Arts Festival 2017, after which the show transfers to London’s prestigious Barbican Centre.

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Heroes, rebels, and vampires - Galway Theatre Festival

Thu, Mar 30, 2017

A LADY vampire with designs on your daughter; puppets re-enacting the mighty clash between Connacht and Ulster, and the Galwegian accused of killing a leading Canadian politician - it's all at the Galway Theatre Festival.

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Noises Off starts in An Taibhdhearc tonight

Thu, Mar 30, 2017

A BEDRAGGLED road company is flailing through the dress rehearsal for Nothing On, a silly sex romp scheduled to open that night in the backwater hamlet of Weston-super-Mare.

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Saucy tomfoolery at The Dirty Circus

Thu, Mar 30, 2017

A NIGHT of burlesque and cabaret, the most fantastic foolishness ever imaginable, all delivered with lashings of sauce and sexiness await Galwegians when The Dirty Circus brings its April Fools! show to the Róisín Dubh.

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What if you knew your days were numbered?

Thu, Mar 09, 2017

WHAT WOULD a society look like if people knew from the outset how long they are going to live? This is the question asked by the play Die Befristeten, which is to be performed by NUI Galway students.

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Moonfish invited to develop work at The Abbey

Thu, Mar 09, 2017

GALWAY THEATRE company Moonfish Theatre will be one of six companies which have been invited to develop work in the Abbey as part of the national theatre's new work-in-progress programme.

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Galway Theatre Festival line-up unveiled

Wed, Mar 08, 2017

BITE CLUB was chock a block with eager punters on Monday evening for the programme launch of this year’s Galway Theatre Festival, and once again festival manager Máiréad Ní Chróinín and her team have put together a mouth-watering array of exciting, challenging, and entertaining shows.

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‘Deep and complex’ and Made In China

Thu, Mar 02, 2017

THE EXCITING new Dublin company Corps Ensemble come to the Town Hall Theatre this month with its blistering production of Mark O’Rowe’s high-octane drama, Made In China.

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Lïnger - a 'powerful exploration of gay masculinity'

Thu, Mar 02, 2017

IT HAS been called "a must-see full-on theatrical show", one which possibly redefines and expands Irish dance. This is Lïnger, a contemporary dance work from former Riverdance principal dancer, Breandán de Gallaí.

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