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'I was a working class boy'

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One of the notable shows in this year’s Galway International Arts Festival is Maum at An Taibhdhearc, starring David Heap, who is best known for his role in Fair City. The play is based on a true story, this compelling new drama dares to uncover little known facts about a case that is still clothed in secrets and shame.

'I wanted to discover the world, not read about the interior of our house'

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Eamon Morrissey, one of our best loved actors, comes to the Town Hall Theatre next week with his latest, much acclaimed, one-man show, Maeve’s House, inspired by the writings of the brilliant short story writer Maeve Brennan.

KATS to stage Dancing at Lughnasa

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DANCING AT Lughnasa, Brian Friel's most famous play, and one of his greatest, will be staged in An Taibhdhearc, by the Knocknacarra Amateur Theatre Society from Wednesday May 20 to Saturday 23 at 8pm.

Fantastic line-up for Roscommon Drama Festival

Once again patrons can look forward to a festival programme which brings the best of amateur drama to Roscommon when Roscommon Drama Festival opens on Friday March 6.

New arts programme for spring 2015 unveiled for Roscommon Arts Centre

It’s another jam-packed programme of events as Roscommon Arts Centre unveil their programme of events with the fantastic Neil Delamere kicking off the new season with his new show The Fresh Prince of Delamere on Friday January 9. Neil is hugely popular with Roscommon audiences and is guaranteed to delight the crowd once more with his on-stage banter and quick-witted yarns!

Fionnuala Flanagan to give Fleadh actor’s masterclass

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FIONNUALA FLANAGAN, the only Irish actor to play guest roles on three different Star Trek series - The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Enterprise - will give the actor’s masterclass at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh.

Druid Theatre Company, the early years

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For many years theatre in Galway was represented by regular productions from An Taibhdhearc and occasional productions by the Dramatic Society in UCG. Occasionally, other groups appeared but they never seemed to survive for very long — The Lamplighters, The D And I, The Galway Little Theatre Company, etc. Most of these were enthusiastic amateurs who often put on memorable shows. In 1969 an attempt was made to introduce semi-professional theatre to the city with the formation of The Galway Repertory Theatre, and two years later Frank Bailey founded the Celtic Arts Theatre, but sadly, both of these companies were short lived.

The Weekend in Mayo

Marital comedy, vocal chord tuning, Dancing at Lughnasa, burials and wakes and Cajun royalty, are just some of the offerings around the county on the entertainment front this weekend.

Thousands of drama fans to flock to town for 61st All-Ireland finals next Thursday

Athlone is once again preparing to welcome drama theatre fans from across the country as the 61st RTÉ All Ireland Drama Festival was officially launched this week.

‘It’s that inability of men in particular to communicate…’

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IT WAS the undoubted theatrical highlight of 2012 and it was named Best Production in The Irish Times Theatre Awards. Now DruidMurphy returns for a national tour commencing in Galway’s Town Hall Theatre.

 

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