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Let us sit upon the ground
DRUID THEATRE will stage Dion Boucicault’s comic melodrama The Colleen Bawn in the Black Box Theatre from December 5 to 21.
Misterman, the hit play of this years Galway Arts Festival and one of the finest pieces of theatre ever staged in the city, will receive its American premiere in New York later this year.
Reuniting Enda Walsh and Cillian Murphy for the first time since Disco Pigs, Misterman is one of the flagship productions of this year’s arts festival and it fully lives up to its headline billing.
There were disturbing echoes of the Imelda Riney murders in a wood near Whitegate, Co Clare, in April 17 years ago, in Enda Walsh’s new play Misterman, which opened this years Arts Festival on Monday. Imelda and her young four-years -old son and a priest were shot by Brendan O’Donnell, who later killed himself in prison. Woods are beautiful in springtime, but since our childhood fairy tales have told us that woods can be sinister places. In a superb piece of stage business Thomas Magill leads his angelic Edel into the woods along a green carpet which rolls out ahead of them, leading to the river where they sit. We don’t hear of Edel’s fate till the last moments of the play, but we have our suspicions.
One of the definite highlights of this year’s Galway Arts Festival is Enda Walsh’s Misterman which sees him reunited with Cillian Murphy for the first time since their feted collaboration on Disco Pigs 15 years ago.
DRUID’S EXCITING Galway Arts Festival season of Enda Walsh work got off to a compelling start on Monday with the Irish premiere of his “coiled, dark, glitter-dusted fable”, The New Electric Ballroom, which Walsh also directed.