MayFly to the...Movies

Thu, May 16, 2019

IF YOU have ever wanted to be involved a film, MayFly To The...Movies is your chance, with the audience invited to take part in a novel live cinema experience where actors and musicians provide real-time improvisation to a film on screen.

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Mikel Murfi - The Man In The Woman’s Shoes

Thu, May 09, 2019

THE MAN In The Woman's Shoes, Mikel Murfi's multi-award winning one man show, described as "a miniature masterpiece” by The Times, returns to Galway's Town Hall Theatre.

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Abbie Spallen's Pumpgirl returns to Galway

Thu, May 09, 2019

PUMPGIRL IS a turbo-charged race through diesel fumes and country music in the boggy border regions of County Armagh, and a journey into the unspoken thoughts and darkest desires of three damaged characters.

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Druid announce second Marie Mullen Theatre Bursary

Thu, May 09, 2019

DRUID THEATRE Company is seeking applications for its second Marie Mullen Bursary, which is open to female theatre artists working in Ireland in the fields of design, directing, and dramaturgy.

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When your freedom is in someone else's hands

Thu, May 02, 2019

IN A dystopian future - in art, is there ever another kind? - people must annually prove their life has worth or risk being burned alive. This is ARBITRATION (or a life worth living), and it is coming to the Galway Theatre Festival.

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The pressure to be Virtually Perfect

Thu, May 02, 2019

IN PREVIOUS generations the influence of the beauty industry on young women was limited to exposure to supermodels, advertisements, and celebrities. Today young people are constantly exposed to a stream of 'perfection' through digital and social media.

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Bringing Madness round to Our House

Thu, May 02, 2019

MADNESS, THE British ska-pop legends who lit up the British charts in the 1980s with 'Baggy Trousers', 'House Of Fun', 'It Must Be Love', and 'Our House', and who remain a much loved institution, will be celebrated in Galway this month.

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This Was Never Going To Be Normal

Thu, May 02, 2019

THE WORLD premiere of This Was Never Going To Be Normal, an original physical theatre sculptural installation, featuring sound, art, and voice, will take place at this month's Galway Theatre Festival.

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Ruby Wax, the monk, and the neuroscientist

Thu, Apr 25, 2019

RUBY WAX is well known as a comedian and actor, while in more recent years she has become a prominent mental health campaigner and lecturer, and she will be drawing on all aspects of her formidable talent in her latest show.

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Laurence Clark offers An Irresponsible Father’s Guide to Parenting

Thu, Apr 25, 2019

The Galway Theatre Festival commences next week and among the highlights is Laurence Clark’s comic show, An Irresponsible Father’s Guide to Parenting. It comes here, at the behest of NoRopes Theatre Company, for three performances at NUIG’s O’Donoghue Centre from May 8 to 11.

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Marty Moncrieff and the Teddy Bear Thief

Thu, Apr 25, 2019

PUPPETRY, LIVE music, an ensemble of narrators, and a teddy bear called Marty - all are part of Marty Moncrieff and the Teddy Bear Thief, the new family show from Beluga Theatre Company.

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When the harps were silenced in Ireland

Thu, Apr 25, 2019

THE HARP is one of the key symbols of Ireland, featured on the State's coat of arms, the Presidential standard, and Irish euro coins. It has been in use since mediaeval times, but was violently suppressed during the Cromwelian era.

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'A cross between Waiting For Godot and Father Ted'

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

AARON MONAGHAN is known as one of Ireland's finest actors, and Galway is already very familiar with his outstanding performances in numerous Druid productions through the years. More recently he has branched out into directing.

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New drama on life of Una Taaffe all but sold out

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

UNA TAAFFE was one of Galway's great characters and personalities, and her life will be explored in Are You There Una?, one of the most anticipated shows of the 2019 Galway Theatre Festival.

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The Dirty Circus - April Showers

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

APRIL SHOWERS, this month's show from The Dirty Circus, is all set to pour out lashings of sauce, naughtiness, decadence, and glamour, in another glittering display of carbaret and burlesque.

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Dead Dog In A Suitcase

Thu, Apr 11, 2019

IT MIGHT not sound like it, but Dead Dog In A Suitcase is actually the title of a love song. It does though, sound like a play about a contract killer. It is both, in fact, as Galway will see this summer.

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Charlie’s a Clepto at the Mick Lally Theatre

Thu, Apr 11, 2019

CHARLIE IS a kleptomaniac - the doctor told her. Reckons it stems from childhood trauma. But she has the robbin’ completely under control these days. For real.

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Galway Theatre Festival seeks volunteers

Thu, Apr 11, 2019

THE GALWAY Theatre Festival is seeking volunteers to help at this year's event which runs from May 3 to 11.

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That day in May when Ireland said 'Yes'

Thu, Apr 04, 2019

ON MAY 22 2015, the Republic of Ireland became the first State in the world to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote, with 62.07 per cent voting to extend the right to marry to gay people.

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Galway Theatre Festival 2019

Thu, Apr 04, 2019

THE 2019 Galway Theatre Festival will see the city treated to 14 full productions and seven works in development, presented across eight different venues, over nine days in May.

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