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Standing ovations for Cillian Murphy in Misterman and Propeller’s Shakespearean productions, and numerous sold-out shows mark this year’s Galway Arts Festival as among the most successful in the event’s 34 year history.
Reuniting Enda Walsh and Cillian Murphy for the first time since Disco Pigs, Misterman is one of the flagship productions of this year’s arts festival and it fully lives up to its headline billing.
There were disturbing echoes of the Imelda Riney murders in a wood near Whitegate, Co Clare, in April 17 years ago, in Enda Walsh’s new play Misterman, which opened this years Arts Festival on Monday. Imelda and her young four-years -old son and a priest were shot by Brendan O’Donnell, who later killed himself in prison. Woods are beautiful in springtime, but since our childhood fairy tales have told us that woods can be sinister places. In a superb piece of stage business Thomas Magill leads his angelic Edel into the woods along a green carpet which rolls out ahead of them, leading to the river where they sit. We don’t hear of Edel’s fate till the last moments of the play, but we have our suspicions.
One of the definite highlights of this year’s Galway Arts Festival is Enda Walsh’s Misterman which sees him reunited with Cillian Murphy for the first time since their feted collaboration on Disco Pigs 15 years ago.
Brendan Gleeson, one of Ireland’s finest and most admired actors, will attend this year’s Galway Film Fleadh and take part in the public interview in the Town Hall this weekend.
DRUID THEATRE will celebrate its coral anniversary - the 35th anniversary of its founding in Galway city in 1975 - with a major performance featuring excerpts from the great Irish plays, performed by many of this country’s finest actors and actresses.
Druid will celebrate its 35th birthday this year and the internationally acclaimed Galway theatre company is set to mark the occasion in some considerable style with premiere productions and major international tours.
WAVERIDERS, a new Irish film telling the untold story of surfing pioneers all linked to Ireland, will be released on April 3.
WAVERIDERS, THE acclaimed film which tells the history of surfing, its revival by an Irish-American, and which profiles major surfers, is out on DVD tomorrow.