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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A Yeats play in Yeats' Tower

Thu, May 24, 2018

CÚ CHULAINN is on his deathbed, a hero laid low after a long and senseless fight with the sea. Three women are around him: his wife, Emer; his mistress, Eithne Inguba; and Fand, an evil creature of the Sidhe. His fate is in their hands.

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Shout! The 60s Mod Musical

Thu, May 24, 2018

DON THAT badge infested parka jacker, or that geometric patterned Mary Quant dress, get on your Vespa and head down to the Town Hall Theatre for Shout! The 60s Mod Musical.

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Maeve Binchy novel hits the stage

Thu, May 17, 2018

MAEVE BINCHY’S novel Minding Frankie is now a stage play, one described as “funny, moving...a thoroughly enjoyable experience," by The Arts Review, and which "draws applause and gasps throughout," according to The Irish Times, is coming to Galway.

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The characters of the Klondike gold rush

Thu, May 17, 2018

"A BUNCH of the boys were whooping it up in the Malamute saloon; The kid that handles the music-box was hitting a jag-time tune; Back of the bar, in a solo game, sat Dangerous Dan McGrew, And watching his luck was his light-o'-love, the lady that's known as Lou."

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The Dirty Circus - Summer Lovin'

Thu, May 17, 2018

AS THE weather struggles to improve and resemble something like the start of a summer, The Dirty Circus burlesque and cabaret night will return to the Róisín Dubh to inject some heat and sizzle into the atmosphere.

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President leads tributes to 'the great playwright of the emigrant'

Wed, May 16, 2018

"THE IMPORTANCE of Tom Murphy's contribution to Irish theatre is immeasurable and outstanding. We have had no greater use of language for the stage than in the body of work produced by Tom Murphy since his earliest work in the 1960s."

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Physical theatre and taboo subjects

Thu, May 10, 2018

A FLAT in Bettystown, County Meath. He awaits her return. Amidst childhood falsehoods and fragmented memories, he struggles to find the words for this important day. Life has left him speechless, but in his silence lies a story.

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'B for Bosco - that's me!'

Thu, May 10, 2018

BOSCO IS not a boy, nor a girl. Bosco is just Bosco. The gender fluid puppet, an icon of 1980s Irish TV and enjoying a new lease of life with young children via theatre shows, returns to Galway.

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The Messiness of Human Relationships

Thu, May 03, 2018

A NAÏVE creature, too curious for his own good, embarks on a journey to explore and expose the nature of humans. This is The Messiness of Human Relationships, which is coming to the Galway Theatre Festival.

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Life with a large left testicle

Thu, May 03, 2018

FOUR HUNDRED millilitres - that is how much liquid was drained from Michael’s left testicle when he was a teenager. That is more than what a can of lemonade holds, but who could he have talked to about it?

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Toxic masculinity under the spotlight

Thu, May 03, 2018

"I CURSE, I spit, I scream, I distract from the stinging in my eyes and I smash a bottle over his head." This is Seamie, and he would rather down a litre of paint-stripper then do yoga or talk about his feelings.

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Thirteen Steps To The Attic

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

BALLINASLOE NATIVE Michelle Cahill presents her first solo dance theatre work, Thirteen Steps To The Attic, at next week’s Galway Theatre Festival, a work inspired by her discovery of a box of letters, hidden away for more than 20 years.

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The morning after the marriage-equality vote

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

SUNDAY MORNING, May 24 2015, 62 per cent of voters in the State have voted Yes to marriage equality, and hungover Ann gets a text from her brother: “How’s the morning after the life before?"

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Maz and Bricks - a tale of an unlikely friendship

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

MAZ AND BRICKS, the new play by Eva O’Connor, and staged by Fishamble: The New Play Company, will be performed in the Town Hall Theatre, as part of the 2018 Galway Theatre Festival.

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Humanity Dick - one man show for The King's Head

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

HUMANITY DICK, a hit show of the 2016 Galway Fringe Festival about the colourful life and times of Galway MP, humanitarian, and serial duelist Richard Martin, will be performed in The King's Head.

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