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Molly – Town Hall Theatre, Galway

Writer: James Joyce Adaption: Tara Breathnach and Petal Pilley Director: Petal Pilley A hot-bed of feminine power and sexuality, Tara Breathnach’s one-woman show is a vivid and timely adaption of James Joyce’s Ulysses. Focusing on the book’s final soliloquy, this powerhouse of female agency is a welcome contribution to the Town Hall Theatre programme. It is hard to tackle Joyce’s ...

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Radio Rosario – The Mick Lally Theatre, Galway

Writer: Little John Nee Directors: Laura Sheeran and Little John Nee Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy  “I’m a singer. If I don’t sing, I get sick”. Valve Hegarty is a singer, he spends his weekends singing cabaret at a bar by the sea in Galway City. He also works, reluctantly, at a studio, creating jingles for advertisements. This is a clear ...

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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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