Physical theatre and taboo subjects

Thu, May 10, 2018

A FLAT in Bettystown, County Meath. He awaits her return. Amidst childhood falsehoods and fragmented memories, he struggles to find the words for this important day. Life has left him speechless, but in his silence lies a story.

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'B for Bosco - that's me!'

Thu, May 10, 2018

BOSCO IS not a boy, nor a girl. Bosco is just Bosco. The gender fluid puppet, an icon of 1980s Irish TV and enjoying a new lease of life with young children via theatre shows, returns to Galway.

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The Messiness of Human Relationships

Thu, May 03, 2018

A NAÏVE creature, too curious for his own good, embarks on a journey to explore and expose the nature of humans. This is The Messiness of Human Relationships, which is coming to the Galway Theatre Festival.

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Life with a large left testicle

Thu, May 03, 2018

FOUR HUNDRED millilitres - that is how much liquid was drained from Michael’s left testicle when he was a teenager. That is more than what a can of lemonade holds, but who could he have talked to about it?

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Toxic masculinity under the spotlight

Thu, May 03, 2018

"I CURSE, I spit, I scream, I distract from the stinging in my eyes and I smash a bottle over his head." This is Seamie, and he would rather down a litre of paint-stripper then do yoga or talk about his feelings.

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Thirteen Steps To The Attic

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

BALLINASLOE NATIVE Michelle Cahill presents her first solo dance theatre work, Thirteen Steps To The Attic, at next week’s Galway Theatre Festival, a work inspired by her discovery of a box of letters, hidden away for more than 20 years.

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The morning after the marriage-equality vote

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

SUNDAY MORNING, May 24 2015, 62 per cent of voters in the State have voted Yes to marriage equality, and hungover Ann gets a text from her brother: “How’s the morning after the life before?"

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Maz and Bricks - a tale of an unlikely friendship

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

MAZ AND BRICKS, the new play by Eva O’Connor, and staged by Fishamble: The New Play Company, will be performed in the Town Hall Theatre, as part of the 2018 Galway Theatre Festival.

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Humanity Dick - one man show for The King's Head

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

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, will be performed in The King's Head.

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Bualadh Bos to stage The Cripple of Inishmaan

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

IN 1934, on Inis Meáin in the Aran Islands, there is great excitement when news arrives that a Hollywood film is being made on the neighbouring island of Inis Mór.

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Big Maggie in Ballinderreen

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

JOHN B KEANE'S Big Maggie, first staged in 1968 and generating much controversy for its portrait of a woman determined to take back control of her life, is to be be performed in Ballinderreen.

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All-Ireland bound Compántas Lir to stage Glass Menagerie

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

AFTER ITS award-winning run on this year’s festival circuit, Compántas Lir are back in town with their emotive interpretation of the play The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams before it opens the RTÉ All Ireland Drama Festival in Athlone on May 3.

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My Fellow Sponges set to 'blur lines between gig and theatre'

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

MUSICIANS, WRITERS, performance artists, jugglers, videographers, animators, conductors, designers, and all kinds of doers, will partake in a genre defying ‘live music video’ experience, as part of the 2018 Galway Theatre Festival.

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Examining choices in The Streets Are Ours

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

"IN THE city you choose your friends, here you take the hand you're dealt." Four friends are trapped, all in different ways, and each finds that the freedom to choose is not always a welcome privilege, that it can be a burden in itself.

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A night of dance with Youth Ballet West

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

YOUTH BALLET West will present what promises to be a spectacular evening of classical and contemporary dance, when its dancers take to the stage of the Town Hall Theatre this weekend.

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Tin Lies to spread its hilarity this May in Tuam

Wed, Apr 18, 2018

After last year's success in The Mall Theatre, Tuam, and An Taibhdhearc, Galway, the two act play The Crossing written by Patricia King-Callaghan from Tuam explored traditional themes which had their roots in the troubled history of the Irish peasantry.

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Arts festival to bring hit circus show to Galway this summer

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

BACKBONE, the critically acclaimed new show from the award winning circus and physical theatre group, Gravity & Other Myths, has been announced for the 2018 Galway International Arts Festival.

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4.48 Psychosis - theatre in a gallery

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

4.48 PSYCHOSIS, Sarah Kane's fearless, unorthodox, portrait of an experience of clinical depression, will be staged in the 126 Gallery, by new Galway theatre company, WestWorks.

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How to re-imagine the works of Wilde

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

IMAGINE A therapy class in a prison, where the therapist tests the prisoners’ patience and imaginations through the work of Oscar Wilde. This is Pan Pan Theatre's The Importance Of Nothing.

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One more time for That Same Old Story

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

THAT SAME Old Story, Espresso Productions' acclaimed music/theatre showing life and love in contemporary Ireland, returns to the Town Hall Theatre studio, next week.

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