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Dave at Large – Town Hall Theatre, Galway

Writer: Brian McAvera Director:  Joe Devlin Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy Based on the life and times of ground breaking, and occasionally controversial, Irish comedian Dave Allen, Dave at Large is a cuttingly funny piece of theatre. Famously remembered for being banned from RTÉ for his ‘close to the bone’ jokes about the Catholic Church, Dave Allen’s life is dramatised for ...

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PREVIEW: Machinal – O’ Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance, Galway

Writer: Sophie Treadwell Director: Ian R. Walsh Students at NUI Galway’s Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance will stage Sophie Treadwell’s little produced play, Machinal, this month at Galway’s newest arts venue. This classic American play is inspired by true events, and follows a young woman suffocated by a restrictive, unfeeling machine-like society. Haunting and provocative, Treadwell’s expressionistic play is ...

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Bastard Amber – Town Hall Theatre, Galway

Choreographer: Liz Roche Composer: Ray Harman Reviewer: Ciara L Murphy Bastard Amber, co-commissioned by the Abbey Theatre, Dublin Dance Festival and Kilkenny Arts Festival finds its way onto the Town Hall Theatre stage in Galway. The success of the play’s first run, on the Abbey Stage, during this year’s Dublin Dance Festival has propelled the work forward for national touring. ...

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BABORÓ: The Shape of Things – Mick Lally Theatre, Galway

Creators: Allie Cohen &Marc Mac Lochlainn Composer: Miguel Barcelo Directors: Allie Cohen &Marc Mac Lochlainn Reviewer: Sarah O'Toole Branar Children’s Theatre, in partnership with Scottish-based Starcatchers, provide a beguiling experience for both early years audiences and their parents as part of this year’s Baboró children’s theatre festival. Greeted by our two performers, Saras Feijóo and Helen Gregg, in the foyer, the audience ...

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Tape – Nun’s Island Theatre, Galway

Writer: Stephen Belber Director: Rob McFeely Reviewer: Tricia O’Beirne What really happened at that high school party all those years ago? Belber’s clever intriguing script stages three school friends brought together in a cheap motel room seeking to recall the events of a night many years past. Jon, an aspiring film-maker with pretensions, calls to Vince’s room where Vince is ...

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PREVIEW: Tape – Nun’s Island Theatre, Galway

Writer: Stephen Belber. Director: Rob Mc Feely Fregoli Theatre have had a successful year of theatre with their critically acclaimed Pleasure Ground premiering in 2015 and Mary, Mary, Mary showing at the 2016 Galway Theatre Festival. Now the company are set to enthuse audiences with a revival of their 2008 Edinburgh Fringe Success Tape by Stephen Belber. Directed by Rob ...

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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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