Druid announces cast for Richard III

Thu, Aug 16, 2018

AARON MONAGHAN, Marie Mullen, Rory Nolan, and Seán McGinley will appear in Druid Theatre's highly anticipated production of William Shakespeare's Richard III in September.

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A Very Special Dirty Circus

Thu, Aug 16, 2018

WHEN IS a show by The Dirty Circus not special? Never! So to go one better than its normal high standards means A Very Special Dirty Circus, which happens to be the title of its next outing at the Róisín Dubh.

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Puppets and a case of writer's block

Thu, Aug 16, 2018

NEW GALWAY theatre company, Diffused Theatre, is currently staging its first summer show, The Writer’s Block Apartments: It’s a Working Title, in the O’Donoghue Theatre, NUI Galway.

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Emma O’Grady ‘looking well’ with revival of superb solo show

Thu, Aug 09, 2018

One of the best local plays I saw last year was Emma O’Grady’s solo show, What Good is Looking Well When You’re Rotten on the Inside, based on tape recordings made by her grandfather Paddy O’Grady shortly before his death.

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The Wiz whizzes into the Town Hall

Thu, Aug 09, 2018

After the amazing 2017 production of Disney’s Aladdin Jr, Galway’s annual summer musical this year produced by Twin Productions, and running at the Town Hall from August 22 to 26, is The Wiz – based on the ever-popular The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum. First performed in 1974, The Wiz features a book by William F Brown, music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls and all the lovable and wicked characters in a funky musical rendering of the classic tale. The show won seven Tony Awards when it was staged on Broadway, where it ran for four years, and it has since gone on to become a cult classic.

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The Little Prince coming to Nun's Island Theatre

Thu, Aug 09, 2018

"Inventively and charmingly rendered by director Luke Morgan’s lively production” - Galway Advertiser

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'Everyone who comes to see Class gets lots of laughs of recognition'

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

AMONG THE theatre highlights of next week’s schedule of shows from Galway International Arts Festival is Class, co-written and directed by Iseult Golden and David Horan, and presented in association with the Abbey Theatre at An Taibhdhearc.

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Playing gender roles in Men At Play

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

GENDER - Is it something you are born with, or is it a social construct, a set of behaviour and attitudes, imposed on, and expected from individuals simply because of the genitalia they were born with?

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Knowing me, knowing you...ah ha!

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

DANNY IS still trying to find the perfect spot for his Man United 1999 treble-winning team poster. April struggles to get through her last semester of college. They bond over a bad night out in The Wicked Chicken.

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'Everyone can see a part of themselves in The Fall'

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

IN RECENT years South Africa has provided GIAF with some of its most memorable shows, such as Yaël Farber’s Molora and Mies Julie, to Brett Bailey’s Exhibit B. The Fall, from Baxter Theatre Centre and University of Capetown, is set to continue that trend in this year’s festival.

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Romeo and Juliet - live at The Eye

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

ROMEO AND Juliet, arguably Shakespeare’s most famous play, will be staged by Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company, and be broadcast live, via satellite, to The Eye Cinema, Wellpark.

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Sitting on stage amid The Aspirations Of Daise Morrow

Mon, Jul 09, 2018

WHEN YOU walk into the Black Box to see a theatre show, what do you expect to find? A mixture of tiered seating and ground level seating facing the stage. However a show at this year's arts festival, will do away with all that.

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Double dose of sensational acrobatics @ GIAF 18

Thu, Jul 05, 2018

HIGH-OCTANE acrobatics, circus skills performers pushed to their very limits, edge of seat physical theatre for adventurous spirits, be they families or individuals - the Galway International Aerts Festival has a double dose of it all.

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Hot sauce and heat at The Dirty Circus

Thu, Jul 05, 2018

THE WEATHER these days? To quote the title of an old British sit-com, It Ain’t Half Hot Mum! However if you thought it was hot outside, it’s nothing to the heat that will be generated inside The Dirty Circus.

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Port Authority and Wit - Andrew Flynn’s GIAF double-bill

Thu, Jun 28, 2018

DIRECTOR ANDREW Flynn brings two plays to this year’s Galway International Arts Festival, both of which run at the Nuns Island Theatre - Port Authority, by Conor McPherson, performed by Decadent Theatre; and Wit by Margaret Edson, presented by Galway Youth Theatre and Galway Community Theatre.

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Christian O'Reilly and Rory Nolan for Druid Debuts

Thu, Jun 21, 2018

RORY NOLAN has earned a reputation as one of our finest theatre actors, but he is about to show another side of himself - that of playwright, at this year's Galway International Arts Festival.

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'She is a nasty piece of work....I love her!'

Thu, Jun 14, 2018

DECADENT THEATRE Company hit the Town Hall Theatre stage next week with a revival of one of its biggest hits; Martin McDonagh’s scabrously funny black comedy, A Skull in Connemara.

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The life and times of Scaramouche Jones

Thu, Jun 14, 2018

SCARAMOUCHE IS an arrogant, but cowardly and unreliable, figure in traditional Italian comedy. He was also name-checked in 'Bohemian Rhapsody', with Freddie Mercury asking him to "do the fandango", but what does he have to say for himself?

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Galway Theatre Festival appoints new festival director

Thu, May 31, 2018

GALWAY THEATRE Festival has appointed Sorcha Keane as its new festival director. She takes over the festival as it moves into its 11th year.

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Two world premieres, two new plays, from Druid

Thu, May 24, 2018

THE MICK Lally Theatre on Druid Lane will be a hub for new work during the Galway International Arts Festival, presenting new plays, featuring leading actors, in several daily performances over 17 days.

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