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THAT SAME Old Story, Espresso Productions' acclaimed music/theatre showing life and love in contemporary Ireland, returns to the Town Hall Theatre studio, next week.
ON SEPTEMBER 25 1915, 75,000 British soldiers rose from their trenches to attack German lines on Loos-en-Gohelle. By the end of the day, some 10,240 would be dead, with the six British divisions in action suffering more casualties per unit than on the first day of the Somme.
As 2017 draws to a close, thoughts turn to the New Year and Galway theatre goers have much to look forward to from both home-based and visiting companies and theatre-makers.
GERRY CONNEELY returns to the Town Hall studio on St Valentine’s week with a delightful musical play on the subject of romance, The Same Old Story. The show portrays Conor and Katie, two 20-year-olds in the first flush of new love and Frank and Maggie, an older couple, who are contemplating divorce.
OLDER READERS will remember those halcyon days in the 1990s when lunchtime theatre was part of daily life in Galway. It was part of the streetscape itself as merry mischief-makers like The Flying Pigs and The Mad Susans took to the thoroughfares to coax the unwary into the back of The King’s Head.
KATIE AND Conor are 20 and in the first flush of new love. Frank and Maggie are middle aged and in the throes of divorce. Two different worlds, but both in the same restaurant.
WHILE THE names of the men of 1916 - Pearse, Connolly, Clarke, Plunkett, and others - are well known, the significant contribution of women to the rebellion has long been over looked and underappreciated.
THE BATTLE of Loos, which raged from late September to mid-October 1915, was one of the bloodiest clashes of the First World War. The British Army lost some 60,000 men in the engagement, with little to show for it when the guns fell silent.
ON THE morning of September 25 1915, 75,000 British soldiers emerged from their trenches on the Western Front to begin what was then the biggest battle in British history, the Battle of Loos. It would also be the British army’s bloodiest day of the war so far.
AS 2015 exits stage left, 2016 awaits it cue and the year ahead in the Town Hall has much for theatre-goers to look forward to. First out of the blocks, on January 15th and 16th, is local company No Ropes with The Open Couple, Dario Fo and France Rama’s sharp marital comedy, which enjoyed a sell-out run earlier this year.