The Cripple of Inishmaan in Kinvara

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

IN 1934, on Inis Meáin in the Aran Islands, there is great excitement when news arrives that a Hollywood film is being made on the neighbouring island of Inis Mór.

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Peppa Pig’s Adventure comes to Galway

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

PEPPA PIG is on a big adventure, so big it's taking her all the way to the Black Box and it has also led to an extra performance being added due to public demand.

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John B Keane's Big Maggie in Loughrea

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

MAGGIE POLPIN is a mother, a widow, and a shop owner. Not only does she have these three roles to contend with, she must also battle against the expectations, morals, and judgments of her small town neighbours.

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Eva’s Echo explore toxic relationships in The Way It Is

Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Fledgling Galway theatre company Eva’s Echo, this month presents its second production, The Way It Is, by American playwright Donna Hoke - a taut two-hander about the painful unravelling of a relationship.

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Twelfth Night - Shakespeare's gender fluid comedy

Thu, Feb 08, 2018

“IF MUSIC be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, the appetite may sicken, and so die.” Spoken by Duke Orsino, this is the most famous line from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.

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Gerry Conneely relives the Battle Of Loos

Thu, Feb 08, 2018

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.

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The Dirty Circus' 'No Pants' party

Thu, Feb 08, 2018

IT'S CALLED the 'No Pants' party, but this is not an invitation to turn up with no trousers on to the next Dirty Circus at the Róisín Dubh. It just means you had better have a good excuse to justify whatever will be covering your legs on the night!

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Max Hafler's Michael Chekhov technique workshops

Thu, Feb 08, 2018

ACTOR'S WORKSHOPS centring on the Michael Chekhov technique will be taught by the actor, director, and teacher Max Hafler, in NUI Galway, during weekends in March, April, and May.

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'It’s about what human beings can be, and can be for each other'

Thu, Feb 01, 2018

DECADENT THEATRE Company is set to revisit one of its most acclaimed productions, Frank McGuinness’s Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, in a new staging, directed by Andrew Flynn, at the Town Hall Theatre.

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If We Got Some More Cocaine I Could Show You How I Love You

Thu, Feb 01, 2018

MIKEY AND CASEY are stuck on a roof, hoping the gardaí will stop circling the house. Yet, 20 feet up in the air they find some truths cannot be climbed down from.

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GUMS to stage The Producers at Black Box

Thu, Feb 01, 2018

"SPRINGTIME FOR Hitler, a gay romp with Adolf and Eva at Berchtesgaden...Wow!". "How could this happen? I was so careful. I picked the wrong play, the wrong director, the wrong cast. Where did I go right?"

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Galway Actors’ Workshop get NSFW

Thu, Jan 25, 2018

HAVING SEEN out 2017 with a very fine production of Will Eno’s Middletown, Sarah O’Toole’s Galway Actors’ Workshop ushers in 2018 next month with the Irish premiere of Lucy Kirkwood’s NSFW.

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Emmerdale star goes Drinking In America

Thu, Jan 25, 2018

EMMERDALE AND Fair City actor Liam O'Brien will play 12 separate roles in one play when Limerick's Bottom Dog Theatre Company stages Eric Bogosian's 1986 play Drinking In America.

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Uoo, mee, weee!

Thu, Jan 25, 2018

UOO, MEE, Weee! - the title may be taken from nonsense talk, but this show is significant. It is the first production by the Baboró festival, in conjunction with Branar Téatar de Pháistí, and premieres at the new Wide Eyes festival.

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Hope and Fury at Town Hall studio

Thu, Jan 18, 2018

TWO ESTRANGED sisters, on the run from each other and their respective pasts, are forced to come fact to face - with each other and their demons - after their mother's death. And why is the local grocery boy executing her will?

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Arts festival's Ballyturk wows New York critics

Thu, Jan 18, 2018

The US premiere of the Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival co-production of Ballyturk, written by Enda Walsh, and starring Mikel Murfi, Tadhg Murphy and Olwen Fouéré, has won rave reviews from New York critics.

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Humanity Dick - back home in Ballynahinch Castle

Thu, Jan 18, 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, is about to be performed in Martin's own home - Ballynahinch Castle.

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Arts festival and Druid up for Irish Times Theatre Awards

Thu, Jan 18, 2018

The Galway International Arts Festival and Druid Theatre Company are strong contenders at this year's Irish Times Theatre Awards, with both being nominated in a variety of categories.

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Original Script Night at Loughrea Library

Thu, Jan 11, 2018

THE SEAMUS O’Kelly Players, 'An Original Script Night', featuring four new comedy plays written by members of the group, will take place in the Loughrea Library on Friday January 19 at 7.30pm.

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Galway Actors Workshop - new spring courses

Thu, Jan 11, 2018

THE GALWAY Actors Workshop will hold a series of new classes for the New Year for beginners and experienced, covering all aspects of acting for both theatre and television.

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