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Oliver! at the Town Hall

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MORE THAN 50 years after it premiered on London’s West End, Lionel Bart’s classic musical Oliver! remains as much-loved as ever. Now Galway audiences can look forward to a new staging of the show from Brian and Sean Powers’ Twins Production Company which takes to the Town Hall Theatre stage next week.

A Tale Of Two Cities – from Broadway to Galway

2012 IS the bicentenary of Charles Dickens’s birth and the Galway Musical Society is marking the occasion with the Irish premiere of the irresistible, award-winning Broadway musical of his classic novel A Tale of Two Cities.

Adopting a gold standard

I am a reader. I usually have two or three books on the go at the same time. A good thriller is one of my basic pleasures, and I tend to read it slowly, picking it up and putting it down after a few chapters. I like the sense of anticipation of what is coming next as I insert a book marker or fold over the corner of a page when I have reached a particularly exciting moment.

Galway to host Irish premier of A Tale of Two Cities

TO MARK the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens, the Galway Musical Society will present the Irish premiere of the Broadway musical A Tale of Two Cities.

Facts, figures, and votes on the agenda for County Board Convention

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In his last secretary’s report, outgoing county secretary Sean Feeney paraphrases a quote from Charles Dickens’ 1859 novel A Tale of Two Cities saying, “I have enjoyed the best of times and the worst of times,” in his opening gambit, which goes on to set out the challenges he sees coming for the association as a whole. The returning spectre of emigration as a threat to the association is something he sees becoming a major factor. “The years ahead will be challenging for the association as a new wave of emigration threatens our resilience once again. The spectre of mass unemployment and the inexperience of our young to cope with a less affluent society is a cause of concern.” But he believes the association will be able to pull through as it has in the past, saying: “The GAA has survived greater challenges in the past and I have no doubt it will survive this once again.”

Galway Musical Society auditions

THE GALWAY Musical Society will hold auditions for the Irish premier of A Tale of Two Cities, tonight from 7.30pm.

‘One of the most difficult and central of all virtues’

In The Sovereignty of Good, Iris Murdoch described humility as “one of the most difficult and central of all virtues”, but many people today would hardly consider humility a virtue at all, but rather a kind of character flaw, a meanness of spirit.

Humanity Dick’s last battle

Humanity Dick Martin’s daughter, Harriet Letitia, wasn’t the only one to write about her father’s victory at the notorious Galway election of 1826. It was such a blatant hijack of votes, a total fraud, and swindle, that it outraged the investigating committee from the House of Commons some months later. But Martin was desperate. Despite his enormous estates, consisting of 196,540 acres, virtually the entire territory of Connemara stretching westwards from Galway, he was deeply in debt. He was a useless landlord in the sense that his collection of rents was haphazard and irregular. He had a generous heart. He did not press his tenants for money.

Scrooge to open at Watergate Theatre

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Scrooge - the Stingiest Man In Town, presented by Watergate Productions open’s at The Watergate Theatre on Monday 10th January 2011.

Poor Oscar Wilde, he died as he lived – beyond his means

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Before his untimely demise Oscar Wilde was one of the most successful authors and playwrights of his generation, but he managed to leave only a paltry will, according to documents just released online.


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