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Druid Theatre Company, the early years

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For many years theatre in Galway was represented by regular productions from An Taibhdhearc and occasional productions by the Dramatic Society in UCG. Occasionally, other groups appeared but they never seemed to survive for very long — The Lamplighters, The D And I, The Galway Little Theatre Company, etc. Most of these were enthusiastic amateurs who often put on memorable shows. In 1969 an attempt was made to introduce semi-professional theatre to the city with the formation of The Galway Repertory Theatre, and two years later Frank Bailey founded the Celtic Arts Theatre, but sadly, both of these companies were short lived.

Galway theatre in 2013 review

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SO THE curtain comes down on another 12 months of theatre-going and there was no shortage of exciting shows to hold and captivate audiences’ imaginations throughout 2013.

Druid to stage The Colleen Bawn

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DRUID THEATRE will stage Dion Boucicault’s comic melodrama The Colleen Bawn in the Black Box Theatre from December 5 to 21.

Clifden Arts Festival starts this evening

Ireland’s longest running arts festival, the Clifden Community Arts Festival, begins today, and this year’s programme boasts a line up that includes Mary Coughlan, Mairtín O’Connor, Sharon Shannon, and novelist Dermot Bolger.

Enter stage left — NUI,Galway appoints first Prof of Drama and Theatre Studies

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NUI Galway has appointed Professor Patrick Lonergan as its first ever Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies. Professor Lonergan’s appointment strengthens NUI Galway’s reputation as a national hub for the study of theatre. His focus will be on developing new courses, building new research resources, and partnering with theatre companies.

Arts festival 2013 - ‘the very best of the performing and visual arts’

The 2013 Galway Arts Festival began at the Radisson Blu Hotel on Monday, with special guest Tim O’Connor, chair of The Gathering, declaring the festival officially open to the large crowd of assembled revellers.

NUIG to host major conference on 1916

Film-maker Neil Jordan, author Pat McCabe, Druid’s Garry Hynes, and renowned BBC journalist Peter Taylor, will discuss the legacy of the 1916 Rising at a major conference in NUI Galway.

DruidMurphy returns next week to Town Hall

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DRUID THEATRE Company is coming back to the Town Hall Theatre next week to present a new staging of it’s DruidMurphy event.

President Higgins celebrates Irish culture with Druid and Tom Murphy

DRUID THEATRE’S Garry Hynes, Marie Mullen, along with playwright Tom Murphy, were among those who joined Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D Higgins in Áras an Uachtaráin over St Patrick’s weekend.

Success for DruidMurphy at The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards

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Druid Theatre’s celebrated DruidMurphy production scooped three of most prestigious awards at the recent Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards ceremony in Dublin.

 

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