Powerful drama leads the line up at the Linenhall

Country Music.

Country Music.

Galway’s Decadent Theatre brings the compelling and powerful contemporary drama Country Music to the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Wednesday October 7 at 8pm. Country Music is a story of crime and redemption. Spanning more than 20 years, this is the life story of illiterate loser Jamie Carris, a troubled 18-year-old whose recklessness leaves him facing a tragic future after being sent to prison for murder. What made this young man a killer? How will he survive the harsh reality of prison life? Can he ever rebuild his life?

Unsentimental yet not unsympathetic, episodic moments offer insight into Jamie’s inarticulate character and motivations, in an intricately woven play by Simon Stephens. A new production directed by acclaimed director Andrew Flynn, starring Andy Kellegher, presented in association with Galway Arts Centre.

New ballet at the Linenhall

Independent Ballet Wales makes a highly anticipated return visit to the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar with a dazzling production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Wednesday October 14 at 8pm.

Critics Circle Award-winning company Independent Ballet Wales presents its enchanting version of Shakespeare's most magical play: Puck, Titania, and Oberon, Bottom and his rude mechanicals, and two sets of lovers, all caught in a thrilling web of mistaken identity, confusion, comedy, and magic in an Athenian forest over the course of one fateful night. Featuring Mendelssohn's haunting music, with expansive choreography by artistic director Darius James and critically acclaimed costumes by Yvonne Greenleaf, the result is a wonderfully colourful and entertaining classical ballet performance for all the family.

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