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Seussical the Musical hits the Town Hall

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THE EVER popular works of Dr Seuss are celebrated in the musical Seussical which runs at the Town Hall next week, in a production directed by Association of Irish Musical Society award winners Brian Power and Seán Power, with AIMS award winner musical direction by Shane Farrell, and choreographers Katie Upton and Declan Gardiner.

DeGeneration’s new generation of Hofesh Schechter dancers

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FIVE YEARS after first wowing arts festival audiences with Political Mother, the Hofesh Schechter Company, one of the world’s leading dance troupes, makes a welcome return visit to the city with another thrilling production - DeGeneration.

Nine nights of top drama start in Claregalway tonight

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The finest amateur drama talent in the country will head to Claregalway from tonight (Thursday) March 12 when the Claregalway Drama Festival gets under way at the local leisure centre. And with nine nights of drama available for amazing value, this is an one event that theatre fans cannot afford to miss.

Monty Python, André Rieu, and Skylight @ The Eye

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MONTY PYTHON’S London reunion show, André Rieu’s Maastricht Concert, and a West End production of Skylight will all be screened at The Eye Cinema.

Foil, Arms & Hog - the dynamic trio

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THEY SURVIVED freezing temperatures in America, killer snails ‘down under’, tropical gangsters, and ‘too cool for school’ Californians. Intact and unbowed, they now take on Ireland.

Never mind the rugby, Hyde Park was the place to be

While driving to Hyde Park in Roscommon last Sunday there were two things on my mind. The first, I was wondering what Santa Claus would bring me, the second, whether I would rather be at home watching the All Blacks against Ireland in the rugby where the All Blacks were bidding to make history by being the first team to go unbeaten in a calendar year. By all accounts the rugby was pulsating, but with GAA in the bloodstream I was definitely in the right place. The Connacht club final between reigning All- Ireland champions St Brigid’s and Mayo champions Castlebar Mitchels was one of the most intense and exciting games I was ever present at. It literally had everything. Brilliant goals, superb defending, disallowed scores, unreal goal keeping, dubious refereeing, and for the week that is in it a scene out of Monty Python when Shane Curran had to be man handled off the field, red cards, and last but by no means least, the last kick of the game levelling scores. I am sure everyone present will take a different memory home with them.

An Evening with Mike Absalom at the Ballina Arts Centre

On Thursday, October 6, Ballina Arts Centre will present: An Evening with Mike Absalom. The Swinford-based painter, poet, raconteur, multi-instrumentalist, multi-linguist, potter, printmaker, songwriter – the list goes on – has done it all. Forty-odd years ago, he performed at the Royal Albert Hall. Monty Python’s Flying Circus hired him to distract a studio audience during scene changes. This brought songwriting success and the Old Grey Whistle Test and endless tours. And then he flew away and like a bee in a flower garden touched down in so many honeyed spots that there is no space here to list them. From Tierra del Fuego to the Yukon, from Iran to Paraguay and even for the World Harp Congress he sang and wrote and told stories and played his harp or his guitar. Now he’s coming to tell them here at home.

Comedian Tim FitzHigham @ NUIG

COMEDIAN TIM FitzHigham will perform his hit Edinburgh Fringe show Gentleman Adventurer in the Bailey Allen Hall, NUI, Galway on Tuesday at 9.30pm.

The best of English @ Galway Comedy Festival

IF YOU are ever asked ‘What have the English ever done for the world?’ you can resist the temptation to mention such vile things as imperialism and X-Factor, and reply instead: comedy.

Reeling in the years — 1983

It was the year that Shergar was kidnapped, Eamon Coughlan won the 5000m gold medal at the World Championships in Helsinki, Tommy Walsh and Samantha Mumba were born and Cork were defeated, once again, in the All-Ireland Final.

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