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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Colin Bateman's Bag For Life

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

CAN FORGIVENESS overcome the desire for revenge in 21st century Northern Ireland? This is the question Colin Bateman asks in his new, blackly humorous play, Bag For Life, which is coming to the Town Hall.

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Rock Of Ages - glamour and decadence

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

SQUEEZE INTO the spandex, get that poodle perm, strap on your air guitar, remembering to heroically abuse and overuse the imaginary whammy bar, and party like it's 1987 and you are about to hit the Sunset Strip with a vengeance.

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‘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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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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