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AND SO another year winds down and, over a seasonal mince pie and mulled wine, we can reflect on the past 12 months of Galway play-going.
An art auction, featuring works by many leading local and national artists, takes place in The Rowing Club, Woodquay, tomorrow at 8.30pm, to raise funds for The Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust,
Town Hall Theatre Galway presents Brian Friel’s ‘Faith Healer’ at the Watergate Theatre on Monday September 12 next.
THE WAY in which memory shapes our identities and the way in which we in turn shape our memories, selecting this detail and altering that, have been recurrent themes in the work of Brian Friel and nowhere more so than in his great play Faith Healer, currently running at the Town Hall.
Arriving at the Town Hall theatre to meet Rod Goodall for this interview, I find him hunkered on the steps outside and feeding bits of sandwich to a hungry young gull flapping eagerly around his feet. It could easily be an image of Faith Healer’s Teddy, the cockney showbiz agent who Goodall portrays in the play, auditioning a new performer. Teddy, after all, informs the audience that his roster of talent has included a bagpipe-playing whippet and a woman who can speak to pigeons, so a sassy seagull would fit right in. And Goodall’s convivial ease with the bird mirrors the sociable warmth of Teddy’s character.
BRIAN FREIL’S Faith Healer, widely acknowledged as one of his greatest works, arrives on the Town Hall stage at the end of this month in a stirring new production directed by Andrew Flynn and featuring Lalor Roddy in the title role.
The 2009 RTE All Ireland Drama Festival will get off to a flying start on Friday May 1 next as Kilmeen Drama Group from Cork take to the stage with Jimmy Murphy's touching play The Kings of the Kilburn High Road. Successfully adapted for film as Kings, this award winning work, which tells the tale of a group of Irish emigrant workers who meet up 25 years after they first set off seeking employment in England, will set the standard at this year's festival.
The amateur drama movement is a fundamental and integral part of Irish society and the RTÉ All Ireland Drama Festival has re-affirmed Athlone’s position as the Mecca for all theatre enthusiasts the length and breadth of the country.