Peter Gowen’s The Chronicles of Oggle

Thu, Apr 02, 2015

MEET PAKIE, an orphan, storyteller, adventurer, and survivor. He may not be the sharpest tool in the box, but he does know the history of his native town, from vicious Vikings to less-than Christian Brothers.

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The Assassination of Brian Boru

Thu, Apr 02, 2015

THE BATTLE of Clontarf is both a landmark event in Irish history and a fabled story passed down the generations, right up to our present day, 1,001 years after its occurrence.

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Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

THREE HOSTAGES, an Irishman, an Englishman, and an American, imprisoned in a cell in the Middle East ,is the setting for Frank McGuinness’s Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me.

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The Women Among The Ice

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

THREE WOMEN leave their husbands in a scientific base in Alaska and huddled together re-account their final visions of what was once considered home.

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Arthur Millar play at The Eye

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Arthur Millar.

ARTHUR MILLAR’S A View From The Bridge is being staged at the National Theatre London and will be broadcast live to the Eye Cinema.

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Actors sought for play

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

NOROPES, A new Galway based theatre company, is seeking actors for its production of The Open Couple by Dario Fo and Franca Rame.

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Compantas Lir return to An Taibhdhearc

Fri, Mar 20, 2015

Following a successful run in February, Carnmore/Claregalway group, Compántas Lir returns with their production of Shelagh Stephenson’s The Memory of Water. This will be performed in Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe from 25th-27th of March.

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Palestinian dancers to perform at city dance festival

Thu, Mar 19, 2015

El Funoun Dance Troupe

MEMBERS OF Ramallah’s El Funoun Dance Troupe, who work in refugee camps, villages, and cities throughout Palestine, will perform at the fourth Galway Dance Days festival.

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A St Patrick’s Dirty Circus

Thu, Mar 12, 2015

THE DIRTY CIRCUS returns for another night of burlesque, comedy, music, and cabaret, but a definite green tinge, at the Róisín Dubh on Monday March 16 at 9pm.

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Galway Theatre Festival - now running in May

Wed, Mar 11, 2015

Clown Noir.

GALWAY THEATRE Festival has moved from being one of the last festivals in the city’s festival season, to one of its first - coming after Cúirt and the Galway Food Festival - as will now take place in May.

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Druid Shakespeare details unveiled

Wed, Mar 11, 2015

Garry Hynes, Druid’s artistic director announcing details of DruidShakespeare. 
Photo:-Mike Shaughnessy

DRUID THEATRE Company has announced details for one of its most ambitious undertakings, DruidShakespeare, a fitting project to mark the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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Conversations on a Homecoming

Wed, Mar 11, 2015

TOM MURPHY’S Conversations on a Homecoming, will be staged by Kiltimagh’s Clann Machua Drama Group in the Kinvara Community Centre this Saturday.

Set in a pub in a small town in east Galway in the 1970s, Michael – recently returned from New York after a 10 year absence – has a reunion with old friends in the local pub. He was the one who got away to live the dream and now he is back – more or less out of the blue. Faced with the changes the years have wrought, the friends begin a process of self-discovery, eventually leading to many bitter truths and dark secrets emerging.

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A young person’s view on teenage reality

Wed, Mar 11, 2015

LOTUS: A Play in Four Acts, written, produced, and directed by Rosa Jones, and featuring young Galway actors, will be performed in the Nuns Island Theatre this Saturday and Sunday at 8pm.

Written by 17-year-old Rosa, and featuring a cast aged between 17 and 19, it  deals with the growing pains, social pressures, loneliness, and anxiety felt by teenagers today. It is set one feverish night after a disillusioned 17-year-old Sam, played by Siofra Brogan, has her drink spiked.

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Grimm delights with Galway Community Circus and Fidget Feet

Thu, Mar 05, 2015

THE FOLK and fairy tales gathered by the Grimm brothers have entranced readers and audiences for more than 100 years and the recent movie adaptation of Broadway hit, Into The Woods, attests to the stories’ enduring appeal.

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A theatrical side to the St Patrick’s Day Parade

Thu, Mar 05, 2015

Sinead Rowe with models wearing some of her designs.

THERE WILL be a strong theatrical feel to this year’s Galway City St Patrick’s Day Parade, with theatre performers, costumes designers, and community groups involved in the preparations.

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An Taibhdhearc to remember Máire Stafford

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Máire Stafford.

ON FRIDAY March 6 at 8pm, An Taibhdhearc will stage Oiche Mháire Stafford, an all-star commemorative evening in honour of the late Máire Stafford, who, for more than 60 years was involved with the theatre as an actor, director, translator, costume designer, and lyricist, fully earning her soubriquet ‘Queen of An Taibhdhearc’.

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Joe Prop’s rugby dreams

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Fair City’s Maclean Burke in Joe Prop.

FORGET THE Six Nations or the Rugby World Cup, the biggest rugby event of 2015 is coming to Moycullen, in Joe Prop, a play about a schoolboy whose life revolves around the sport.

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NUIG One Act Play series

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

THE NUI Galway Jerome Hynes One Act Play series, part of NUIG Theatre Week, will see eight new plays performed tomorrow from 6pm in the Cube Theatre, Áras na Mac Léinn.

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Fregoli unveil Mary, Mary, Mary

Thu, Feb 19, 2015

FREGOLI THEATRE Company gets 2015 off to a strong start next week at the Town Hall Theatre studio with the premiere of artistic director Maria Tivnan’s Mary, Mary, Mary.

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Rediscovering Maud Gonne

Thu, Feb 19, 2015

Maud Gonne.

THE LIFE, times, and personality of Maud Gonne will be vividly evoked in a new stage presentation by local theatre-makers Caroline Lynch and Sarah O’Toole, of Mephisto and Anam Theatre companies respectively. The show, which could be described as a dramatised lecture, takes place on Thursday February 26 at 1pm in NUI Galway’s Cube Theatre and admission is free.

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