Theatrical treats aplenty in the Fringe

Thu, Jul 18, 2019

THE GALWAY Fringe Festival may not be the most high profile event happening over the next couple weeks but there are plenty of gems in its lively and varied programme that are well worth checking out.

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Tough times for Karl Marx

Thu, Jul 18, 2019

LIFE IS tough for Karl Marx. He is on his uppers with a family to support, he is ravaged by boils, and writing The Communist Manifesto is proving much harder than anticipated. He has a lot on his plate.

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Prodigal - can father and son reconcile?

Thu, Jul 18, 2019

A FATHER and son must face each other following a family tragedy. After Séan takes his own life, Andy and his estranged father are reunited at the funeral. Can their shred grief lead to reconciliation?

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Mazars announces partnership with Druid

Thu, Jul 18, 2019

MAZARS IRELAND has announced it will become Druid Theatre Company’s leadership partner and support its programme of activities, with an initial focus on its 2019 programme.

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Get ready for NUIG's Summer Drama Festival

Thu, Jul 11, 2019

LEADING GALWAY theatre practitioners, such as Little John Nee, Gerry Conneely, and Hot Potato Productions, have shows at the new Summer Drama Festival in The Cube, NUI Galway, from July 19 to 27.

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Craic, jig, reels, and mackerel

Thu, Jul 11, 2019

THE RENT is unpaid. The last of the drink has been consumed. Three folk musicians are on their uppers, and they need to turn around their fortunes ahead of the mackerel season.

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Re-examining the shooting of Michael Brown Jr

Thu, Jul 04, 2019

On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown Jr, an 18-year-old African-American, was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St Louis.

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Fíbín appoints new artistic director

Thu, Jul 04, 2019

PHILIP DOHERTY has been appointed artistic director of Fíbín, the theatre group based in Indreabháin, Connemara, which is the country's only Irish language touring drama company.

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Brú Theatre's Cleite in Connemara

Thu, Jun 27, 2019

CLEITE, THE site-specific theatre piece which fuses sean nós; the Basel masks of French theatre director Jacques Lecoq, and west of Ireland folklore, will be performed in Connemara next week.

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Summer sauce with The Dirty Circus

Thu, Jun 27, 2019

GALWAY CITY'S monthly instalment of sauce, decadence, and glamour, The Dirty Circus, returns to the Róisín Dubh on Saturday July 6, with another feast of burlesque and cabaret.

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John B Keane's The Matchmaker returns

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

TWO OF Ireland's best loved actors, Mary McEvoy and comedian Jon Kenny, are coming to the Town Hall Theatre to star in John B Keane's much loved comedy, The Matchmaker.

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Small Island - on stage and on screen

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

SMALL ISLAND, Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel, comes to the stage of Britain's National Theatre, and the Thursday June 27 performance will be broadcast live to The Eye, Wellpark, at 7pm.

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When social media takes a toll on a relationship

Wed, Jun 19, 2019

SOCIAL MEDIA can be about connection and interaction. It can also be a massive distraction, causing people too ignore the world around them, and neglect those closest to them.

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Druid presents the world premiere of EPIPHANY

Wed, Jun 19, 2019

Druid presents the world premiere of EPIPHANY a new play by Brian Watkins.

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An operatic search for Rosemary Kennedy

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

THE NAMES John F Kennedy and Bobby Kennedy are iconic in American politics, and throughout the decades have continued to resonate, but there were other Kennedy children, not least of whom was Rosemary Kennedy.

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NUIG's Summer Drama Festival

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

LEADING GALWAY theatre practitioners, such as Little John Nee, Gerry Conneely, and Hot Potato Productions will take part in the new Summer Drama Festival which is taking place in The Cube at NUI Galway from July 20 to 27.

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A father's long, strange, shopping trip

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

PAT KINEVANE, described as "a truly remarkable performer" by The Arts Review, brings his new show, Before, set in Clery’s of Dublin, on the very day the iconic department store shut down for good, to the Town Hall Theatre.

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Get involved in Peter Pan - The Musical

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

PETER PAN - The Musical will be this year's summer production from Galway's award winning Twin Productions, which will run in the Town Hall theatre from August 22 to 26.

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A Hoochie Coochie night at The Dirty Circus

Thu, May 23, 2019

"I'M GONNA make you girls, lead me by my hand, then the world'll know, I'm the hoochie-coochie man!" So sang Muddy Waters on his legendary 1954 single, and some of that 'black cat bone' and mojo vibe will be at The Dirty Circus this weekend.

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Two world premieres feature in new Druid Season

Thu, May 16, 2019

DRUID THEATRE Company will stage the world premiers of two new plays - Epiphany by Brian Watkins and The Beacon by Nancy Harris - as well as presenting three new works for the Druid Debuts strand of the Galway International Arts Festival.

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