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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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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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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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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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GALWAY THEATRE FESTIVAL: The Blue Boy – Town Hall Theatre, Galway

Directors: Gary Keegan &Feidlim Cannon Choreographer: Eddie Kay Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy In a year cluttered with political and historical commemorations and subsequently a heightened focus on collective remembrance it is easy to forget those whose histories have been hidden. Brokentalkers’ The Blue Boy seeks to remedy this in a performance that is conceptual, evocative, and emotionally affective. First produced ...

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BABARÓ INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL: The Wolf and Peter – Town Hall Theatre, Galway

Writer: David Bolger Director: David Bolger Reviewer: Tricia O’Beirne The first scene of David Bolger’s The Wolf and Peter features Conor Linehan, sporting very strange hair, centre stage with his piano. The cast, dancers Wojciech Grudziński, Ivonne Kalter, Jonathan Mitchell, Emma O’Kane and Mateusz Szczerek, perform a playful dance around the piano, which then moves to the side of the ...

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