Death Do Us Part - thrilling, sexy cabaret

Thu, Jul 27, 2017

A THRILLING, sexy cabaret show, featuring "the most nail-bitingly intense knife-throwing I've ever seen", according to the Pastie Bap website, is coming to Monroe’s Live next month.

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Humanity Dick: Hit one-man show comes to the Aran Islands

Thu, Jul 27, 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 the Aran Islands.

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Chekhov Technique acting classes

Thu, Jul 27, 2017

ACTING CLASSES using the Michael Chekhov Technique, will take place over four days in NUI Galway and explore atmosphere and how it affects the qualities and power of a character's agency in a play.

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HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr

Thu, Jul 20, 2017

HEDY LAMARR was a Hollywood film star between the 1930s and 1950s, and an icon of beauty and glamour, but her greatest achievement is all around us, as her work as a scientist and inventor laid the grounds for much of our digital and internet technology.

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Three Fringe festival shows from Galway

Thu, Jul 20, 2017

INTERNET DATING, family strife, and a life in politics are the subjects of three shows staged by local companies, which are all being staged as part of the 2017 Galway Fringe Festival.

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Get back into acting with Acting 101

Thu, Jul 20, 2017

GALWEGIANS INTERESTED in trying their hand at acting and learning what is involved should check out a new course from the Galway Actors Workshop.

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Theatre shows at the Galway Fringe Festival

Thu, Jul 13, 2017

AMONG THE many plays worth catching at the fringe is Head Above Water Theatre Company's production of Conor Duffy’s Hound's Hotel, which runs from July 20 to 22 at Seven in Bridgestreet, at 7pm.

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Meet Fred - the tiny prejudice fighting firebrand

Thu, Jul 13, 2017

FRED IS an anarchic two-foot-tall cloth puppet; a social activist, angry about the injustices he sees in society; and burning with determination to fight prejudice wherever he finds it.

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Sonya Kelly's Furniture for Druid Debuts

Thu, Jul 13, 2017

FURNITURE, A new play by Sonya Kelly, has been announced as one of two titles for the Druid Debut series of staged readings at the 2017 Galway International Arts Festival.

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'The show is about being human'

Tue, Jul 11, 2017

RENOWNED AUSTRALIAN circus troupe Casus makes its second visit to the Galway International Arts Festival with Driftwood. It previously played the festival in 2013 with international smash hit Knee Deep, which won Best Circus & Physical Theatre awards at both the Adelaide Fringe and Avignon festivals.

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'The thing I’ve always been most drawn to is telling stories'

Thu, Jul 06, 2017

THE ARTS festival has long had a flair for presenting shows in which artists from different backgrounds combine to fruitful effect, and Cover My Tracks, by playwright David Greig and singer-songwriter Charlie Fink, is very much in that tradition.

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'Waking the feminists’ in the mother tongue

Thu, Jun 29, 2017

DÚN NA mBan Trí Thine - The Fairy Fort Is On Fire - a modern play about motherhood and magic with a predominantly female cast and crew, comes to An Taibhdhearc for next month's Galway International Arts Festival.

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Teenagers sought to star in Aladdin

Thu, Jun 29, 2017

DISNEY'S ALADDIN will be staged by the award winning Galway theatre company, Twin Productions, and auditions are open for teenagers who would like to perform in the show.

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‘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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