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Marilyn Monroe Airlines: Always Late And Unreliable! – Cava Restaurant, Galway

Writer: Leonor Bethencourt Reviewer: Tricia O’Beirne An exquisitely coiffured and be-gowned Marilyn Monroe lookalike, wearing a high-viz jacket over her pink flamingo dancer’s dress, greets audience members as they descend the stairs in Cava Bodega to take their seats on the flight with the eponymous airline. The chairs at the tables in the restaurant are all facing forward, and very ...

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What Good is Looking Well When You’re Rotten on the Inside – An Taibhdhearc, Galway

Writers: Emma O’Grady and Paddy O’Grady Directors: Jonathan Gunning, Catherine Ireton, Andy Smith, and Catherine Lynch Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy   According to Emma O’Grady, people die twice. Once when you breathe your last breath, and again when someone says your name for the last time. In this touching and revealing performance, O’ Grady is ensuring that her grandfather’s name remains present for ...

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PREVIEW: The Shadow of Carmilla/Scáth an tSúmaire – O’ Donoghue Theatre, Galway

ThereisBear! Theatre is bringing its new bilingual theatre offering to the Galway Theatre Festival. Based on Sheridan Le Fanu’s gothic horror Carmilla, and directed by Conor Kennedy Burke, the company describes this work as “one of their most unusual pieces thus far”. In the isolation of a post-famine manor, the daughter of a landlord is bed-bound by an unexplainable illness. Her ...

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Blood on the Moon – O’ Donoghue Theatre, Galway

Writer: Pierre Brault Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy Kicking off the first day of the annual Galway Theatre Festival is Blood on The Moon, a feast of physical theatre and historical intrigue. This production charts the journey of a man called James Patrick Whelan, a Galway-born Irish immigrant who is accused of murdering Thomas D’Arcy McGee, a former Irish rebel leader, ...

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GALWAY THEATRE FESTIVAL: Wasted – Nun’s Island Theatre, Galway

Writer: Kate Tempest Director: Mairéad Folan Reviewer: Paige Louter Wasted is presented by No Ropes Theatre as part of the Made in Galway strand of works in progress showings. The text is written by poet, spoken word artist, author, and playwright Kate Tempest, and is actually a finished product: the “in progress” portion of the showing is the company’s experimentation ...

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GALWAY THEATRE FESTIVAL: Alice M – The Barn @ Victoria Hotel, Galway

Creators: Guerilla Aerial Reviewer: Tricia O’Beirne   How to describe Guerilla Aerial? Well, in their own words they are “a mysterious, nomadic tribe of gender-bending, half-deranged actors, acrobats, dancers, musicians and storytellers”. There is something exciting and unnerving about interacting with these creatures, especially when they approach unexpectedly as you queue outside the venue. A spider-like creature unceremoniously scuttles through ...

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GALWAY THEATRE FESTIVAL: Orpheus Road and…touched… – Town Hall Theatre, Galway

Writer:Ursula Rani Sarma Director: Nelson Barre Reviewer: Tricia O’Beirne Two of playwright Ursula Rani Sarma’s plays, Orpheus Road (2003) and ...touched... (1999), are directed by Nelson Barre as part of the #wakingthefeministswest movement’s involvement with the Galway Theatre Festival, running as a double-bill. On a completely bare stage in the Town Hall Theatre Studio, the performances rely totally on script ...

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