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Record-breaking crowds attend 2015 arts festival

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Record-breaking attendances of 200,000 attended the 38th Galway International Arts Festival's 375 performances, talks, and exhibitions across 26 venues in the city, making this year's festival "the most successful ever" according to the organisers.

Big Maggie, a riveting story of money, land and secret sex

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Big Maggie by John B Keane is a compelling vision of the Irish mother as sociopath, and it is making a stop in the Royal Theatre, Castlebar for two days only on December 6 and 7. Maggie Polpin (Aisling O’Sullivan) is a just widowed mother of four living in rural Ireland, now sole owner of the family shop and farm. She is a complex figure, far from the clichés of Irish femininity which preceded her. This is a hard-bitten, uncompromising woman who puts her personal security above all other concerns. She rejects the place which cultural precedent has laid out for her and chooses to drive all of her children away rather than nurture them like a mother hen.

Big Maggie rehearsals under way at Druid

THE FIRST day of rehearsals in Galway kicked off on Monday morning at Druid Lane Theatre for the 11 cast members of Druid’s production of Big Maggie by John B Keane, directed by Garry Hynes.

Keith Duffy to star in Druid’s next major production

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BOYZONE SINGER and former Coronation Street star Keith Duffy will be among the cast members for Druid’s next big production - John B Keane’s Big Maggie.


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