FACED WITH the threat of redundancy, five women stage a lock-in at a shirt factory in County Donegal. Ellen, Una, Vera, Rosemary and Rebecca unite against a common enemy and stand up to ‘the man’ and the union, in an effort to save their jobs.
This is The Factory Girls by Frank McGuinness, which arrives at the Town Hall Theatre on Tuesday May 21 and Wednesday 22 at 8pm, in a new production from Derry’s Millennium Forum and directed by Caitriona McLaughlin.
NOTED THEATRE director and teacher Max Hafler, of Core Theatre College, is giving a weekend course of voice training on Saturday June 15 and Sunday 16, entitled The Imaginative Voice.
The course is to help participants develop their vocal skills with exercises in breath, diction, and pitch and to explore their voice using exercises based on the Michael Chekhov technique. The exercises aim to enrich the tone and ‘colour’ of a participant’s voice.
DOWN-HOME, old-fashioned American folk music, but played with a contemporary twist and verve is the stuff of US trio Tumbling Bones.
Tumbling Bones are coming to County Galway to play three shows and according to New York Music Daily, “what they do isn’t museum music. It’s fun old-time string band stuff...the trio’s arrangements are original, the energy is unselfconsciously high and they make great party music”.