A Night In November

Thu, Apr 24, 2014

IT WAS the ultimate grudge match - the Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland, Windsor Park, Belfast, November 17 1993.

The Republic could qualify for USA ‘94, but ‘Norn Iron’ could not, and Billy Bingham and co were determined to rain on Jack Charlton’s parade. Yet despite Jimmy Quinn’s superb goal for the North and Alan McLaughlin’s dramatic equaliser, the match was marred by sectarian and bigoted chanting, and a poisonous atmosphere.

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‘We have so much fun with this show’

Thu, Apr 17, 2014

WHETHER YOU are an avid fan of Harry Potter or simply of inspired comic lunacy, the smash hit show Potted Potter, which is coming to the Town Hall Theatre, is guaranteed to provide a wonderful and uproarious night out.

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Triple-bill of new plays from Fregoli

Thu, Apr 17, 2014

A WOMAN who talks to the walls, a girl who must face the sea, and a young man who collects footprints. These are the characters we encounter in a trio of new monologues presented by Fregoli Theatre Company.

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Jake & The Neverland Pirates

Thu, Apr 17, 2014

JAKE & THE Neverland Pirates are coming to Galway and will be landing in the Radisson Blu Hotel tomorrow.

This family show, from Five Star Entertainment, will not only feature Jake and his crew, but Doctor McStuffing, Sofia the First, Mike from Monsters Inc; Stuart, Gru and Agnes from Despicable Me; The Ninja Turtles; and superheros the Incredible Hulk, Ironman, Captain America, and Batman.

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An Taibhdhearc wins a prestigious theatre award

Thu, Apr 17, 2014

AN TAIBHDHEARC’S production of Tom Murphy’s An Tíoránach Drogallach has won The BBC Northern Ireland Irish Language Drama Award.

The announcement was made in Belfast at the 2013 Stewart Parker Awards. The Irish language award went to Macdara Ó Fatharta who translated the play from Murphy’s original script, The Last Days of a Reluctant Tyrant. The play was then staged in An Taibhdhearc and directed by Anne McCabe, artistic director of the theatre.

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‘Befriending chickens and crushing cans’

Thu, Apr 10, 2014

A STORY of love, beauty, chicken-chasing, daisy chains, cat-killing, French singing, dress-wearing, en-suite bathrooms, and the day at the pond. These are the ingredients of Pondling, written and performed by Genevieve Hulme-Beaman.

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A trio of plays for Cúirt

Thu, Apr 03, 2014

THE ANNUAL and much-loved literary jamboree of Cúirt swings into gear next week and among its many attractions are two plays - The Monster in the Hall and The Merchant of Venice.

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Two Patrick Kavanagh plays on Galway stage

Thu, Apr 03, 2014

GALWAY DEVOTEES of the poet Patrick Kavanagh are in for a treat next week when two stage plays based on his life and work come to town.

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Stones In His Pockets

Thu, Apr 03, 2014

STONES IN His Pockets, the theatre phenomenon, returns for another naitonwide run, which includes the Town Hall Theatre from Monday April 7 to Saturday 12 at 8pm.

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Sean Hughes, Cúirt, and penguins

Thu, Apr 03, 2014

SEAN HUGHES, one of Ireland’s most brilliant comedians, will perform his new show Penguins, as part of the Cúirt literature festival.

Sean Hughes will perform Penguins in the Druid Theatre, Druid Lane, on Friday April 11 at 8pm. In it, Sean will ask, ‘Why does society tell us how to behave and react?’ and ‘What does it have to do with penguins?’ In between he will explore his Dublin upbringing, the awkwardness of teenage life, his family, his school days, friendship, and life today.

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Want to appear in Ros na Rún?

Thu, Apr 03, 2014

TG4’S POPULAR soap Ros na Rún will be holding open auditions on Monday April 14 and Tuesday 15 on the set in An Spidéal.

Fluent Irish is essential for all roles. Those interested in auditioning should email their CV, with a recent photo to [email protected] Ros na Rún will then contact applicants to arrange an audition.

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La Casa De Bernarda Alba

Thu, Mar 27, 2014

IN A small Spanish village, domineering matriarch Bernarda Alba imposes an eight-year period of mourning upon her family after the death of her second husband.

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Donal O’Kelly back with Little Thing, Big Thing

Thu, Mar 27, 2014

IN NIGERIA, a frightened child puts an old roll of film into the hands of Dublin-bound teacher Sister Martha. In Dublin, Larry, with a wounded backside, has to get out of the city to rob a convent.

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Men falling and flying

Thu, Mar 27, 2014

DANCE, ACROBATICS, and physical theatre will combine in The Falling Song, performed by the Junk Ensemble in the Town Hall Theatre on Monday April 7 at 8pm.

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A weekend of dancing days

Thu, Mar 27, 2014

A MUSICAL about capitalism, site-specific performances, and a symposium will form the Galway Dance Days festival which takes place tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday.

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Galway Community Circus at the double

Thu, Mar 20, 2014

GALWAY COMMUNITY Circus return to the Black Box Theatre for two thrilling new circus shows this weekend; Circopolis and Circopolín Children.

Circopolis takes place at 7.30pm tomorrow and Saturday, while Circopolín Children is on at 3pm on Saturday.

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NUIG to host Irish premiere of David Greig play

Thu, Mar 20, 2014

THE IRISH premiere of The Monster In The Hall, by Scottish writer David Greig, will be staged as part of NUI Galway's inaugural theatre season.

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Evita – classic musical for Town Hall

Thu, Mar 20, 2014

EVITA, THE celebrated musical based on the life of Eva Perón, the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 to 1952, is being staged in the Town Hall Theatre.

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Dubliners re-imagined for the stage

Thu, Mar 20, 2014

THE DUBLINERS Dilemma, based on James Joyce’s Dubliners, comes to the Town Hall Theatre on Wednesday April 2 at 8pm.

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Memento Morte in Town Hall

Thu, Mar 06, 2014

JACK THE Ripper’s reign of terror forms the backdrop to a new tragi-comedy, Memento Morte, which runs in the Town Hall studio next week.

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