Knowing me, knowing you...ah ha!

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

DANNY IS still trying to find the perfect spot for his Man United 1999 treble-winning team poster. April struggles to get through her last semester of college. They bond over a bad night out in The Wicked Chicken.

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'Everyone can see a part of themselves in The Fall'

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

IN RECENT years South Africa has provided GIAF with some of its most memorable shows, such as Yaël Farber’s Molora and Mies Julie, to Brett Bailey’s Exhibit B. The Fall, from Baxter Theatre Centre and University of Capetown, is set to continue that trend in this year’s festival.

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Romeo and Juliet - live at The Eye

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

ROMEO AND Juliet, arguably Shakespeare’s most famous play, will be staged by Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company, and be broadcast live, via satellite, to The Eye Cinema, Wellpark.

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Sitting on stage amid The Aspirations Of Daise Morrow

Mon, Jul 09, 2018

WHEN YOU walk into the Black Box to see a theatre show, what do you expect to find? A mixture of tiered seating and ground level seating facing the stage. However a show at this year's arts festival, will do away with all that.

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Double dose of sensational acrobatics @ GIAF 18

Thu, Jul 05, 2018

HIGH-OCTANE acrobatics, circus skills performers pushed to their very limits, edge of seat physical theatre for adventurous spirits, be they families or individuals - the Galway International Aerts Festival has a double dose of it all.

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Hot sauce and heat at The Dirty Circus

Thu, Jul 05, 2018

THE WEATHER these days? To quote the title of an old British sit-com, It Ain’t Half Hot Mum! However if you thought it was hot outside, it’s nothing to the heat that will be generated inside The Dirty Circus.

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Port Authority and Wit - Andrew Flynn’s GIAF double-bill

Thu, Jun 28, 2018

DIRECTOR ANDREW Flynn brings two plays to this year’s Galway International Arts Festival, both of which run at the Nuns Island Theatre - Port Authority, by Conor McPherson, performed by Decadent Theatre; and Wit by Margaret Edson, presented by Galway Youth Theatre and Galway Community Theatre.

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Christian O'Reilly and Rory Nolan for Druid Debuts

Thu, Jun 21, 2018

RORY NOLAN has earned a reputation as one of our finest theatre actors, but he is about to show another side of himself - that of playwright, at this year's Galway International Arts Festival.

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'She is a nasty piece of work....I love her!'

Thu, Jun 14, 2018

DECADENT THEATRE Company hit the Town Hall Theatre stage next week with a revival of one of its biggest hits; Martin McDonagh’s scabrously funny black comedy, A Skull in Connemara.

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The life and times of Scaramouche Jones

Thu, Jun 14, 2018

SCARAMOUCHE IS an arrogant, but cowardly and unreliable, figure in traditional Italian comedy. He was also name-checked in 'Bohemian Rhapsody', with Freddie Mercury asking him to "do the fandango", but what does he have to say for himself?

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Galway Theatre Festival appoints new festival director

Thu, May 31, 2018

GALWAY THEATRE Festival has appointed Sorcha Keane as its new festival director. She takes over the festival as it moves into its 11th year.

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Two world premieres, two new plays, from Druid

Thu, May 24, 2018

THE MICK Lally Theatre on Druid Lane will be a hub for new work during the Galway International Arts Festival, presenting new plays, featuring leading actors, in several daily performances over 17 days.

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A Yeats play in Yeats' Tower

Thu, May 24, 2018

CÚ CHULAINN is on his deathbed, a hero laid low after a long and senseless fight with the sea. Three women are around him: his wife, Emer; his mistress, Eithne Inguba; and Fand, an evil creature of the Sidhe. His fate is in their hands.

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Shout! The 60s Mod Musical

Thu, May 24, 2018

DON THAT badge infested parka jacker, or that geometric patterned Mary Quant dress, get on your Vespa and head down to the Town Hall Theatre for Shout! The 60s Mod Musical.

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Maeve Binchy novel hits the stage

Thu, May 17, 2018

MAEVE BINCHY’S novel Minding Frankie is now a stage play, one described as “funny, moving...a thoroughly enjoyable experience," by The Arts Review, and which "draws applause and gasps throughout," according to The Irish Times, is coming to Galway.

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The characters of the Klondike gold rush

Thu, May 17, 2018

"A BUNCH of the boys were whooping it up in the Malamute saloon; The kid that handles the music-box was hitting a jag-time tune; Back of the bar, in a solo game, sat Dangerous Dan McGrew, And watching his luck was his light-o'-love, the lady that's known as Lou."

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The Dirty Circus - Summer Lovin'

Thu, May 17, 2018

AS THE weather struggles to improve and resemble something like the start of a summer, The Dirty Circus burlesque and cabaret night will return to the Róisín Dubh to inject some heat and sizzle into the atmosphere.

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President leads tributes to 'the great playwright of the emigrant'

Wed, May 16, 2018

"THE IMPORTANCE of Tom Murphy's contribution to Irish theatre is immeasurable and outstanding. We have had no greater use of language for the stage than in the body of work produced by Tom Murphy since his earliest work in the 1960s."

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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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