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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The perils of getting Glutened

Thu, Apr 05, 2018

AMONG THE many sparkling offerings in this year’s Galway Theatre Festival is Glutened, a new play written and performed by Caitríona Ní Chonaola, which shines a funny and insightful light on coeliac disease.

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Galway Theatre Festival unveils line-up

Thu, Mar 29, 2018

THE PROGRAMME for this year’s Galway Theatre Festival, which runs from May 4 to 12, was revealed on Monday evening at a thronged launch in Biteclub on Abbeygate Street. Once again festival director Máiréad Ní Chróinín and her team have assembled a top-notch line-up of shows and ancillary events, guaranteed to entertain, surprise, delight and inspire.

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Tóraíocht - love, monsters and Gaeilge

Thu, Mar 29, 2018

FÍBÍN, THE Galway based Irish language theatre company is celebrating its 15th anniversary with its largest production to date, a nationwide tour, in April, of Tóraíocht, directed by Mikel Murfi.

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April Foolin’ with The Dirty Circus

Thu, Mar 29, 2018

THE LIGHTS will be low, but the spirits are sure to be high, as leading burlesque performers hit the stage of the Róisín Dubh for another night of naughtiness, decadence, and glamour at The Dirty Circus.

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Shows for Galway's tiniest theatre goers

Thu, Mar 01, 2018

PUPPETRY, MUSIC, shapes, sounds, tactile objects, and interaction, all aimed at Galway's tiniest theatre goers, will take place in March as Branar Téatar do Pháistí and The Mick Lally Theatre host two children's shows this month.

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Sister Act - don that habit and sing

Thu, Mar 01, 2018

SISTER ACT, the much loved hit comedy musical film from 1992 starring Whoopi Goldberg, has since gone on to become a popular stage production, and Galway's Twin Productions is bringing it to the Town Hall Theatre.

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