Coming to the Town Hall in 2012

Aisling O’Sullivan as John B Keane’s Big Maggie. Photo: Ros Kavanagh

Aisling O’Sullivan as John B Keane’s Big Maggie. Photo: Ros Kavanagh

THE TOWN Hall Theatre will continue its high standards in presenting quality theatre, comedy, and music events to the public as a strong line-up of events has already been planned for the opening months of 2012.

Illusionist Keith Barry will present his new show 8 Deadly Sins in The Black Box on Friday January 13 and Saturday 14. The new show delivers buckets of Keith’s familiar unique brand of outrageous, controversial and downright hilarious entertainment. The show is over 16s.

A legend on the Galway theatre scene is Little John Nee and the Ulsterman returns with his new musical comedy The Mother’s Arms in the Town Hall on Monday 16 and Tuesday 17.

Rose has returned from a failed marriage in Florida to run her father’s pub, but the debt collectors are circling like vultures. Then one day a man called McDermott, founder member of The Caledonia Highly Strung Orchestra, arrives. Could he be the solution to Rose’s problems?

The Ronan Collins Showband Show comes to the Town Hall on Wednesday 18 and will feature Ronan Collins as host, as well as Irish showband legend Brendan Bowyer, alongside Tony Kenny, The Sands Showband, Lorraine McDonald, The Conquerors Showband, and Tommy and Jimmy Swarbrigg.

Druid returns with its acclaimed production of John B Keane’s Big Maggie in the Town Hall from Tuesday 24 to Saturday 28, starring Aisling O’Sullivan (The Clinic ), John Olohan (The Tudors ) and Keith Duffy (Coronation Street, Boyzone ).

The Hen Night Epiphany, a new drama by award winning playwright Jimmy Murphy is a heart lifting tale of five women who take to the countryside for a night of fun and laughter that leaves their lives turned upside down. The cast are Anne Kent, Margaret Toomey, Lisa Harding, Deborah Wiseman and Galway actress, Sinead Hackett. See it in the Town Hall from Tuesday January 31 to Saturday February 4.

Continuing the ‘girls night out’ theme is Girls Night: The Musical, which promises to be an hilarious ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ musical. Follow five friends as they re-live their past, celebrate their present, and look to the future on a wild and hilarious karaoke night out. The cast features Lorraine Keane, Hilda Fay, Sorcha Furlong, Jacinta White, and Sharon Sexton. See it in The Black Box from Monday 13 to Saturday 18.

Blue Raincoat Theatre Company will present Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco in the Town Hall from Monday 27 to Wednesday 29.

Rhinoceros concerns the citizens of a small town who – bar one tardy and disaffected drop-out - turn into a herd of rampaging rhinoceroses. Can Berenger cling to the scraps of his humanity when the town Logician, the Grocer, the Humanist, the ubiquitous Old Lady and even his closest friend Jean, begin sprouting horns and turning a distasteful shade of grey?

Turning again to concerts, country fans can look forward to Nanci Griffith playing the Town Hall on Friday March 2 while Eduardo Niebla, described by Time Out as the “king of Latin guitar, a world-class virtuoso” and as “truly breathtaking” by The Scotsman, plays the Town Hall on Wednesday March 28.

Tickets are available from the Town Hall on 091 - 569777 and


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