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Just Guff – The Cellar Bar, Galway

Writer: James Ward Director: Jenny Bassett Reviewer: Tricia O’Beirne Hot Potato Productions presents Just Guff, a political comedy, downstairs in the Cellar Bar as part of the Galway Fringe Festival 2017. The venue is intimate and suits the sitting-room interior setting. The set is simply furnished but certain items inform the audience as to the theme of the play: photos ...

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GIAF: Dún na mBan Trí Thine/The Fairy Fort is on Fire – An Taibhdhearc, Galway

Scríbhneoir/Writer: Éilis Ní Dhuibhne Stiúrthóirí/Directors: Anne McCabe and Marianne Kennedy Léirmheastóir/Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy Éilis Ní Dhuibhne’s play Dún na mBan Trí Thine/The Fairy Fort is on Fire is a great ambassador for Irish language theatre. Evidently popular with the festival audience, there has been some excitement surrounding this production during the festival. Well-deserved excitement it must be said. It’s ...

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GIAF: Crestfall – Mick Lally Theatre, Galway

Writer: Mark O’Rowe Director: Annabelle Comyn Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy When Druid’s 2017 theatre programme was announced earlier this year, the company’s Artistic Director Garry Hynes stated that “these are provocative plays and we are living in provocative times”. The programme garnered some controversy due to the fact that it was entirely devoid of women writers. Indeed, Mark O’Rowe’s Crestfall ...

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GIAF: Tristan & Yseult – Town Hall Theatre, Galway

Writers: Anna Maria Murphy & Carl Grose Adaption: Emma Rice Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy Kneehigh’s Tristan & Yseult is spectacular in every sense of the word. Based on the Celtic legend of the same name, the Cornish company bring their own imaginative contribution to this tale. Kneehigh are returning to this work, having originally premiered it in ...

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Have I No Mouth – Town Hall Theatre, Galway

Directors: Gary Keegan and Feidlim Cannon Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy Have I No Mouth is not so much a tale of loss, as it a tale of moving forward. It focuses on how director and co-creator Feidlim Cannon’s family have dealt with their grief, resulting from the tragic and untimely deaths of Sean Cannon, Feidlim Cannon’s father, and his baby brother, ...

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Dancing Dogs – Nun’s Island Theatre, Galway

Writer: Timothy O’Mahoney Director: Eoin O’hAnnrachain Reviewer: John Singleton ‘Isn’t it awful to have done something wrong and be waiting to be found out?’ This is Dereenathirigy, small town nowhere. Home to the Dancing Dogs.  ‘A place of halves. A nice half, and a not nice half'. A world of delinquent distractions: suspicion’s and slanders, gossip and goading, mysteries and ...

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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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