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Penelope

Enda Walsh - from the Odyssey to Penelope

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HOMER’S ODYSSEY has proved an unending source of inspiration to countless artists down the ages since it was first composed, sometime around the 8th century BC.

Druid to celebrate its coral anniversary

DRUID THEATRE will celebrate its coral anniversary - the 35th anniversary of its founding in Galway city in 1975 - with a major performance featuring excerpts from the great Irish plays, performed by many of this country’s finest actors and actresses.

Druid to mark thirty five years in style

Druid will celebrate its 35th birthday this year and the internationally acclaimed Galway theatre company is set to mark the occasion in some considerable style with premiere productions and major international tours.

Here come the arts

The year is pushing on folks. We’re almost into August, as the arts festival programmes that I see everywhere keep reminding me. As much as I like the festival, it’s a reminder that the summer is drawing to a close, and with the weather we’ve had this year we need something to brighten things up.

Denis Conway; from Whitechurch to Walworth

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FROM GALWAY to Edinburgh, from London to New York - The Walworth Farce by Enda Walsh has been taking audiences by storm.

Tom Murphy - conversations on The Gigli Concert

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ONE OF the definite highlights of this year’s Galway Arts Festival sees the welcome reunion of playwright Tom Murphy with Druid Theatre for a new production of his great play The Gigli Concert, directed by Garry Hynes.

Town Hall reveals new season line-up

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THE TOWN Hall has unveiled details of its programme for the next three months and, as ever, there is a wide variety of music, theatre, dance and -film from both home and abroad - to tempt our fancy.

Gala night for Druid: Magnificent Gigli Concert in new theatre

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It is exactly 30 years since Thos McDonogh and Sons presented Druid Theatre, for a peppercorn rent, with an old warehouse in Chapel Lane, in Galway’s Latin Quarter. It was far from a Latin Quarter at the time. Like other parts of the old city most of it was falling apart. Old 18th and 19th century buildings were roofless and derelict, a home for cats and rats. But it had a rough diamond look about it too with its pawnbrokers, ‘Nora Crubs’, the always warm Tigh Neachtain’s (if you could get in!), the Pedler and Kenny bookshops, Sonny Molloy’s very modest women’s undergarments shop, and the larger than life Mrs Mc Donagh, who showed us all that there was more to the fish industry than a stinky grilled herring, fried mackerel, and the auld cod.

Theatre reviews: Galway Arts Festival

WEEK ONE of the Galway Arts Festival delivered some memorable productions from both home-based and visiting companies in plays that dealt with such diverse themes as familial neuroses, under-age sex, the Iraq war, murderous teenagers, and a property tycoon who wants to sing like Beniamino Gigli.

 

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