‘A love poem to theatre’

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

ONE OF the most acclaimed Irish plays of the last 20 years is Dublin By Lamplight, Corn Exchange’s exuberant and hilarious ‘alternative facts’ version of the founding of the Abbey Theatre.

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Anna Livia Lesbia - when it was harder to be gay in Ireland

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

THE EARLY gay rights and women's movements, as seen through the eyes of a young lesbian trying to making sense of the scary, bizarre, and sometimes downright funny world that was 1970s Ireland, is explored in a new play by a woman who has lived it all.

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Pléasc – Fíbín play remembers Galway's WWI disaster

Thu, Jun 08, 2017

ON JUNE 17 1917, Loughaunbeg beach, near Spiddal, was the scene of a dreadful disaster when a mine explosion killed nine local men. Windows in houses nearby were shattered and the sound of the blast was heard in Galway city, 16 miles away.

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Saucy Hot Soup with The Dirty Circus

Thu, Jun 08, 2017

THE DIRTY Circus will deliver a night of the most fantastic, sauciest, and craziest cabaret imaginable when it returns to the Róisín Dubh, and among the performers is Bonnie Boux, Miss Burlesque Ireland Showgirl of the Year 2016.

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Pumpgirl and ‘a sense of speed’

Thu, Jun 01, 2017

IT HAS been seven years since Decadent Theatre Company last featured in the Galway International Arts Festival so its presence in this year’s programme is very welcome; all the more so as the company is staging Abbie Spallen’s award-winning Pumpgirl.

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World premiere of Angela's Ashes - The Musical

Thu, Jun 01, 2017

THE WORLD premiere of Frank McCourt’s memoir Angela's Ashes, takes place in the Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick from July 6 to 15, before transferring to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin, from July 18 to 30, and the Grand Opera House, Belfast, from August 1 to 5.

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'A powerful First World War story'

Thu, May 25, 2017

A YOUNG soldier on the Western Front, Tommo Peaceful, as he awaits his execution by firing squad, looks back on the whole of his life. This is Private Peaceful, a deeply moving story by War Horse author Michael Morpurgo.

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Seán McGinley and Garry Hynes reunite for upcoming Druid production

Wed, May 24, 2017

SEÁN MCGINLEY, one of Ireland's finest actors, will revive his long association with Galway's Druid Theatre Company company and director Garry Hynes, by starring in a new production of Eugene McCabe's King Of The Castle this autumn.

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Crestfall - women on the edge

Thu, May 18, 2017

THREE WOMEN in one place, on one evening, under an unforgiving sky, find themselves on the precipice of catastrophe. This is Crestfall by Mark O’Rowe, which will be staged by Druid as part of the 2017 Galway International Arts Festival.

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Actors sought for Crime & Punishment

Thu, May 18, 2017

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, 1861. A young man commits a violent murder in cold blood. He considers himself a Napoleon, acting for a higher purpose. Confronted with the seriousness of his crime, only the prostitute Sonja, offers redemption.

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Galway Actors Workshop summer course

Thu, May 18, 2017

GALWEGIANS INTERESTED in trying their hand at acting, picking up the basics of acting, and getting out of the house and meeting people, can try an eight-week course from the Galway Actors Workshop.

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Fruition - Fregoli revive Cúirt show for two nights at Druid

Tue, May 16, 2017

FREGOLI Theatre Company is reviving it's ambitiou Fruition: A New Plays Project, it's Cúirt literary festival debut show from last month, which will see the Galway company stage five dramas from four new writers.

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'A beautiful piece of writing'

Thu, May 11, 2017

TWO OF Ireland’s longest-serving and foremost actors - Derry Power and Des Keogh - team up in the award-winning play The Quiet Land which comes to the Town Hall Theatre on Tuesday May 16 at 8pm.

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Galway Burlesque Festival 2017

Thu, May 11, 2017

BURLESQUE PERFORMERS from across the world will strut their stuff on Galway's stages when the second Galway Burlesque Festival returns to the city from Friday May 26 to Sunday 28.

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The Odd Couple...of women

Thu, May 11, 2017

NEIL SIMON'S much loved flat-share comedy of clashing personalities, The Odd Couple, has rarely been off the world's stages premiering on Broadway in 1965, but its 1985 female version is less well known.

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Time to go Beyond Therapy

Thu, May 11, 2017

WISHY-WASHY Prudence lives a lonely life with two cats and a ticking biological clock. Self-described crackpot Bruce has a volatile boyfriend, Bob. Both are looking for someone stable to love.

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Youth Ballet West's tenth anniversary gala

Thu, May 04, 2017

YOUTH BALLET West marks it's 10th year in existence with a gala performance in the Town Hall Theatre that will draw from many of its most popular shows, as well as the world premiere of the new work - A Tribute to Haydn.

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I, Malvolio - another perspective on Twelfth Night

Thu, May 04, 2017

"I'LL BE reveng’d on the whole pack of you," declares Malvolio - a dour man whose mistaken interpretation of a love letter spells his ruin - at the end of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, and actor Tim Crouch is here to defend what's left of Malvolio's reputation.

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Humanity Dick: Hit one-man show returns

Thu, May 04, 2017

HUMANITY DICK, a hit show of the 2016 Galway Fringe Festival about the colourful life and times of Galway MP, humanitarian, and serial duelist Richard Martin, comes to Moycullen.

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Confessions Of An Immigrant - Peadar de Burca is back

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

THROUGHOUT THE noughties writer/director/performer Peadar de Burca was a familiar presence on Galway's theatre scene with a string of shows under the Morwax Productions banner.

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