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Galway Theatre Festival
4-12 May/Bealtaine, 2018


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Schedule


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4th May 2018
7.00 PM
Thirteen Steps To the Attic
Michelle Cahill - Nun's Island Theatre

In an attic, in a house, with only letters for company, a woman is led by a man to take a precarious step into the vibrancy of her imagination. Thirteen Steps to the Attic is an evocative solo performance set to a live sound-score, and interspersed with moments of tenderness and humour. Read more

9:00 PM
The Street are Ours
Fregoli Theatre - Mick Lally Theatre

The Streets are Ours chronicles the night time activities of a group of aimless 20-somethings living in a small town in the midlands and their reunion with an old friend. Meeting in an empty parking lot, the gang reconnect, reminisce and attempt to heal old wounds, but as the night goes on, things left unsaid for too long begin to resurface. Read more

9:30 PM
The Morning After the Life Before
Gúna Nua - Nun's Island Theatre

A personal tale of Ireland before and after the Marriage Equality referendum. This funny and compelling show celebrates the unique historical moment when Ireland became the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage on a national basis by popular vote.
Be prepared for music, cake and equality! Read more

10pm
Festival Club - Club na Féile
- Bite Club

Join our Festival Club at BiteClub for late-night slushies and booggie!

5th May 2018
12:30 PM
Dance Workshop - Present yourself here
Michelle Cahill - St Nicholas' School

Michelle Cahill will lead a technical, creative and playful workshop moving between set exercises, solo improvisation tasks, and ​group work. Read More

12:00 PM
The Little Prince
Morgan Creative - Mick Lally Theatre

Children's Show - The Little Prince is a fantastical adventure that explores growing up and how the imagination we are all born with can save us. Read more

2:00 PM
Two Truths
Sarah Hoover - O'Donoghue Centre

Let’s play a game. Let’s play politics. In our post-truth, post-fact era, what do we use to make important decisions?
Two Truths is a game-theatre event that lets players collectively decide the direction Ireland should go for the next ten years. Read more

3:00 PM
The Little Prince
Morgan Creative - Mick Lally Theatre

Children's Show - The Little Prince is a fantastical adventure that explores growing up and how the imagination we are all born with can save us. Read more

5:00 PM
The Only Jealousy of Emer
DancePlayers - O'Donoghue Centre
7.00 PM
Thirteen Steps To the Attic
Michelle Cahill - Nun's Island Theatre

In an attic, in a house, with only letters for company, a woman is led by a man to take a precarious step into the vibrancy of her imagination. Thirteen Steps to the Attic is an evocative solo performance set to a live sound-score, and interspersed with moments of tenderness and humour. Read more

7.30 PM
Fuzzy Air
My Fellow Sponges - An Taibhdhearc

My Fellow Sponges return to An Taibhdhearc to further blur the lines between gig and theatre, inviting practitioners of dance, circus, drama and live visuals to improvise with them live on-stage, resulting in a unique ‘live music video’ experience. Read more

9:00 PM
The Street are Ours
Fregoli Theatre - Mick Lally Theatre

The Streets are Ours chronicles the night time activities of a group of aimless 20-somethings living in a small town in the midlands and their reunion with an old friend. Meeting in an empty parking lot, the gang reconnect, reminisce and attempt to heal old wounds, but as the night goes on, things left unsaid for too long begin to resurface. Read more

9:30 PM
The Morning After the Life Before
Gúna Nua - Nun's Island Theatre

A personal tale of Ireland before and after the Marriage Equality referendum. This funny and compelling show celebrates the unique historical moment when Ireland became the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage on a national basis by popular vote.
Be prepared for music, cake and equality! Read more

10pm
Festival Club - Club na Féile
- BiteClub

Join our Festival Club at BiteClub for late-night slushies and booggie!

6th May 2018
12:00 PM
The Little Prince
Morgan Creative - Mick Lally Theatre

Children's Show - The Little Prince is a fantastical adventure that explores growing up and how the imagination we are all born with can save us. Read more

2:00 PM
Two Truths
Sarah Hoover - O'Donoghue Centre

Let’s play a game. Let’s play politics. In our post-truth, post-fact era, what do we use to make important decisions?
Two Truths is a game-theatre event that lets players collectively decide the direction Ireland should go for the next ten years. Read more

3:00 PM
The Little Prince
Morgan Creative - Mick Lally Theatre

Children's Show - The Little Prince is a fantastical adventure that explores growing up and how the imagination we are all born with can save us. Read more

5:00 PM
The Only Jealousy of Emer
DancePlayers - O'Donoghue Centre
7:00 PM
Thirteen Steps To the Attic
Michelle Cahill - Nun's Island Theatre

In an attic, in a house, with only letters for company, a woman is led by a man to take a precarious step into the vibrancy of her imagination. Thirteen Steps to the Attic is an evocative solo performance set to a live sound-score, and interspersed with moments of tenderness and humour. Read more

7:30 PM
Fuzzy Air
My Fellow Sponges - An Taibhdhearc

My Fellow Sponges return to An Taibhdhearc to further blur the lines between gig and theatre, inviting practitioners of dance, circus, drama and live visuals to improvise with them live on-stage, resulting in a unique ‘live music video’ experience. Read more

9.00 PM
The Street are Ours
Fregoli Theatre - Mick Lally Theatre

The Streets are Ours chronicles the night time activities of a group of aimless 20-somethings living in a small town in the midlands and their reunion with an old friend. Meeting in an empty parking lot, the gang reconnect, reminisce and attempt to heal old wounds, but as the night goes on, things left unsaid for too long begin to resurface. Read more

9:30 PM
The Morning After the Life Before
Gúna Nua - Nun's Island Theatre

A personal tale of Ireland before and after the Marriage Equality referendum. This funny and compelling show celebrates the unique historical moment when Ireland became the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage on a national basis by popular vote.
Be prepared for music, cake and equality! Read more

10pm
Festival Club - Club na Féile
- BlueNote

Join our Festival Club at BlueNote for craic and divilment in West End!

7th May 2018
12:00 PM
The Little Prince
Morgan Creative - Mick Lally Theatre

Children's Show - The Little Prince is a fantastical adventure that explores growing up and how the imagination we are all born with can save us. Read more

10:00 AM
Workshop: Voice for movers
Galway Dance Project - Bank of Ireland Theatre

GDP Dance Workshop See more

2:00 PM
Dance Workshop: Movement for Performance
Galway Dance Project - Bank of Ireland Theatre

GDP Dance Workshop See more

2:00 PM
Two Truths
Sarah Hoover - O'Donoghue Centre

Let’s play a game. Let’s play politics. In our post-truth, post-fact era, what do we use to make important decisions?
Two Truths is a game-theatre event that lets players collectively decide the direction Ireland should go for the next ten years. Read more

5:00 PM
The Only Jealousy of Emer
DancePlayers - O'Donoghue Centre
7:00 PM
Thirteen Steps To the Attic
Michelle Cahill - Nun's Island Theatre

In an attic, in a house, with only letters for company, a woman is led by a man to take a precarious step into the vibrancy of her imagination. Thirteen Steps to the Attic is an evocative solo performance set to a live sound-score, and interspersed with moments of tenderness and humour. Read more

7:30 PM
Fuzzy Air
My Fellow Sponges - An Taibhdhearc

My Fellow Sponges return to An Taibhdhearc to further blur the lines between gig and theatre, inviting practitioners of dance, circus, drama and live visuals to improvise with them live on-stage, resulting in a unique ‘live music video’ experience. Read more

9:00 PM
The Street are Ours
Fregoli Theatre - Mick Lally Theatre

The Streets are Ours chronicles the night time activities of a group of aimless 20-somethings living in a small town in the midlands and their reunion with an old friend. Meeting in an empty parking lot, the gang reconnect, reminisce and attempt to heal old wounds, but as the night goes on, things left unsaid for too long begin to resurface. Read more

9:30 PM
The Morning After the Life Before
Gúna Nua - Nun's Island Theatre

A personal tale of Ireland before and after the Marriage Equality referendum. This funny and compelling show celebrates the unique historical moment when Ireland became the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage on a national basis by popular vote.
Be prepared for music, cake and equality! Read more

10pm
Festival Club - Club na Féile
- BlueNote

Join our Festival Club at BlueNote for craic and divilment in West End!

8th May 2018
1:00 PM
The Only Jealousy of Emer +QA
DancePlayers - O'Donoghue Centre
5:00 PM
Invisible
Conor Geoghegan - Nun's Island Theatre
Donation on the door

Two weeks after Christmas a 15 year old boy is given the diagnosis of MS. Invisible is a playful work-in-progress show that deals with the everyday impact on life after the unexpected. Read More

6:30 PM
Una
Mick Lally Theatre - Elaine Mears
Donation on the door

A work-in-development showing that weaves recorded interviews, found photographs, film and movement together to begin to uncover a hidden life. Read more

7.30 PM
Everything that Rises: The Future of Galway Theatre
- O'Donoghue Centre

What does the future look like for the independent theatre community in Galway? Led by Róisín Stack, the discussion will feature theatre makers from other cities who have successfully galvanised their communities and guaranteed a better future for theatre artists. Read more

7:00 PM
The Epic of Cuchulainn
Candlelit Tales - The Crane Bar

Candlelit Tales presents the Epic of Cúchulainn, re-telling a Celtic Irish legend that has been passed down for over 2,000 years. Join us as we keep a legend alive in the cosy, intimate setting of the Crane Bar. Read more

10pm
Festival Club - Club na Féile
- BlueNote

Join our Festival Club at BlueNote for craic and divilment in West End!

9th May 2018
5:00 PM
Home
Bread & Salt - Nun's Island Theatre
Donation on the door

A work-in-progress showing adapted from writings, stories and witness accounts from people who fled their countries at war and are now living in Galway. Read more

6:00 PM
The Messiness of Human Relationship
Brick Wall Theatre - Bank of Ireland Theatre

Meet the Good Gay Gentleman - an innocent, naive creature, too curious for his own good, on a journey to explore and expose the nature of Humans. The Messiness of Human Relationships is a devised work of virtuosic dance-theatre that is charismatic, intimate, touching and simply human. Read more

6:30 PM
Put A Spell On You
Alex Allison - Mick Lally Theatre
Donation on the door

Work in Progress - Blending modern circus and live electronic music, Put A Spell On You is an attempt to make and capture magic; that feeling we all search for, and the things that stand in our way when we chase it. Read more

7:00 PM
The Epic of Cuchulainn
Candlelit Tales - The Crane Bar

Candlelit Tales presents the Epic of Cúchulainn, re-telling a Celtic Irish legend that has been passed down for over 2,000 years. Join us as we keep a legend alive in the cosy, intimate setting of the Crane Bar. Read more

8:00 PM
Glutened
Caitríona Ní Chonaola - O'Donoghue Centre

An estimated 1% of the Irish population suffer from Coeliac disease - but just what does it mean to be ‘glutened’...? Delve deep into the belly of a woman with a very unusual condition. Follow her as she worms her way out of hilariously tragic situations where her quest to feel normal leads to the discovery of a new verb. Read more

8.30 PM
Cleite/Feather
James Riordan - Katie's Claddagh Cottage

Cleite is a site specific story inspired by the fisherwomen of the Claddagh told through song, mask and movement. Read more

10pm
Festival Club - Club na Féile
- Tigh Neachtain

Join our Festival Club at Tigh Neachtain for old-school vibes in Galway finest pub!

10th May 2018
6:00 PM
The Messiness of Human Relationship
Brick Wall Theatre - Bank of Ireland Theatre

Meet the Good Gay Gentleman - an innocent, naive creature, too curious for his own good, on a journey to explore and expose the nature of Humans. The Messiness of Human Relationships is a devised work of virtuosic dance-theatre that is charismatic, intimate, touching and simply human. Read more

8:00 PM
Glutened
Caitríona Ní Chonaola - O'Donoghue Centre

An estimated 1% of the Irish population suffer from Coeliac disease - but just what does it mean to be ‘glutened’...? Delve deep into the belly of a woman with a very unusual condition. Follow her as she worms her way out of hilariously tragic situations where her quest to feel normal leads to the discovery of a new verb. Read more

8:00 PM
The Words are There
The Nth Degree - Nun's Island Theatre

The Words Are There is a compelling piece of innovative physical theatre that delves into a lesser learned side of domestic abuse. Read more

8:30 PM
Cleite/Feather
James Riordan - Katie's Claddagh Cottage

Cleite is a site specific story inspired by the fisherwomen of the Claddagh told through song, mask and movement. Read more

9:00 PM
One of the Lads
The Rabbit’s Riot Theatre Company - Mick Lally Theatre

Exploring the concept of toxic masculinity in rural Ireland, One of the Lads is a humorous and thought-provoking story about escaping the expectations society places on us. Read more

10pm
Festival Club - Club na Féile
- Tigh Neachtain

Join our Festival Club at Tigh Neachtain for old-school vibes in Galway finest pub!

11th May 2018
6:00 PM
Glutened
Caitríona Ní Chonaola - O'Donoghue Centre

An estimated 1% of the Irish population suffer from Coeliac disease - but just what does it mean to be ‘glutened’...? Delve deep into the belly of a woman with a very unusual condition. Follow her as she worms her way out of hilariously tragic situations where her quest to feel normal leads to the discovery of a new verb. Read more

7:00 PM
The Epic of Cuchulainn
Candlelit Tales - The Crane Bar

Candlelit Tales presents the Epic of Cúchulainn, re-telling a Celtic Irish legend that has been passed down for over 2,000 years. Join us as we keep a legend alive in the cosy, intimate setting of the Crane Bar. Read more

8:00 PM
The Messiness of Human Relationship
Brick Wall Theatre - Bank of Ireland Theatre

Meet the Good Gay Gentleman - an innocent, naive creature, too curious for his own good, on a journey to explore and expose the nature of Humans. The Messiness of Human Relationships is a devised work of virtuosic dance-theatre that is charismatic, intimate, touching and simply human. Read more

8:00 PM
The Words are There
The Nth Degree - Nun's Island Theatre

The Words Are There is a compelling piece of innovative physical theatre that delves into a lesser learned side of domestic abuse. Read more

8.30 PM
Cleite/Feather
James Riordan - Katie's Claddagh Cottage

Cleite is a site specific story inspired by the fisherwomen of the Claddagh told through song, mask and movement.
Read more

9:00 PM
One of the Lads
The Rabbit’s Riot Theatre Company - Mick Lally Theatre

Exploring the concept of toxic masculinity in rural Ireland, One of the Lads is a humorous and thought-provoking story about escaping the expectations society places on us. Read more

10pm
Festival Club - Club na Féile
- BiteClub

Join our Festival Club at BiteClub for late-night slushies and booggie!

12th May 2018
12:30 PM
GDP Dance Workshop: Movement & Storytelling
Jérémie Cyr-Cooke - St Nicholas' School

Hosted by Canadian/Galway-based choreographer and physical theatre-maker, Jérémie Cyr-Cooke, this workshop will focus on devising movement as a method of adaptation for text-based performance. See more

1:00 PM
The Epic of Cuchulainn
Candlelit Tales - The Crane Bar

Candlelit Tales presents the Epic of Cúchulainn, re-telling a Celtic Irish legend that has been passed down for over 2,000 years. Join us as we keep a legend alive in the cosy, intimate setting of the Crane Bar. Read more

2:00PM
Remnants
Turas Theatre - Meeting Point: Nun’s Island Theatre
Free Event

A free, outdoor theatre show, ‘Remnants’ is a visually spectacular and enthralling tale of three characters whose lives have been disrupted, and who find themselves alone and homeless. Read more

3:00 PM
Luna
Bombinate Theatre - Mick Lally Theatre
Donation on the door

Children's Show - Every night, Sarah talks to the stars and tells them her worries. One night, they take her to go see the moon. Aged 4+ Read more

3:00 PM
The Words are There
The Nth Degree - Nun's Island Theatre

The Words Are There is a compelling piece of innovative physical theatre that delves into a lesser learned side of domestic abuse. Read more

4:30 PM
Remnants
Turas Theatre - Meeting Point: Nun’s Island Theatre
Free event

A free, outdoor theatre show, ‘Remnants’ is a visually spectacular and enthralling tale of three characters whose lives have been disrupted, and who find themselves alone and homeless. Read more

6:00 PM
Glutened
Caitríona Ní Chonaola - O'Donoghue Centre

An estimated 1% of the Irish population suffer from Coeliac disease - but just what does it mean to be ‘glutened’...? Delve deep into the belly of a woman with a very unusual condition. Follow her as she worms her way out of hilariously tragic situations where her quest to feel normal leads to the discovery of a new verb. Read more

6.30 PM
Cleite/Feather
James Riordan - Katie's Claddagh Cottage

Cleite is a site specific story inspired by the fisherwomen of the Claddagh told through song, mask and movement.
Read more

7:00 PM
The Epic of Cuchulainn
Candlelit Tales - The Crane Bar

Candlelit Tales presents the Epic of Cúchulainn, re-telling a Celtic Irish legend that has been passed down for over 2,000 years. Join us as we keep a legend alive in the cosy, intimate setting of the Crane Bar. Read more

8:00 PM
The Messiness of Human Relationship
Brick Wall Theatre - Bank of Ireland Theatre

Meet the Good Gay Gentleman - an innocent, naive creature, too curious for his own good, on a journey to explore and expose the nature of Humans. The Messiness of Human Relationships is a devised work of virtuosic dance-theatre that is charismatic, intimate, touching and simply human. Read more

8:00 PM
The Words are There
The Nth Degree - Nun's Island Theatre
9:00 PM
One of the Lads
The Rabbit’s Riot Theatre Company - Mick Lally Theatre

Exploring the concept of toxic masculinity in rural Ireland, One of the Lads is a humorous and thought-provoking story about escaping the expectations society places on us. Read more

9:30 PM
Cleite/Feather
James Riordan - Katie's Claddagh Cottage

Cleite is a site specific story inspired by the fisherwomen of the Claddagh told through song, mask and movement.
Read more

10pm
Festival Club - Club na Féile
- BiteClub

Join our Festival Club at BiteClub for late-night slushies and booggie!

Main Shows


  • The Little Prince

    By Morgan Creative

    Thirteen Steps to the Attic

    By Michelle Cahill

    The Streets Are Ours

    By Fregoli Theatre

  • The Morning After the Life Before

    By Gúna Nua

    Two Truths

    By Sarah Hoover

    The Only Jealousy of Emer

    By DancePlayers

  • Fuzzy Air

    By My Fellow Sponges

    The Epic of Cuchulainn

    By Candlelit Tales

    Cleite | feather

    By James Riordan

  • The Messiness of Human Relationships

    By Brick Wall Theatre

    Glutened

    By Caitríona Ní Chonaola

    The Words Are There

    By Nth Degree Productions

  • Remnants

    By Turas Theatre

    One of the Lads

    By The Rabbit's Riot Theatre Company

    One Take Challenge

    By Little Cinema

The Little Prince
By Morgan Creative
Children's Show
Morgan Creative presents a dramatic re-imagining of Antoine Saint Exupery’s The Little Prince translated and adapted by Oisín Robbins.

The Little Prince is a fantastical adventure that explores growing up and how the imagination we are all born with can save us.
Antoine, the narrator of the tale, is spending a few days repairing his airplane engine when he is visited by a boy that comes from another planet. In his bid to help Antoine survive the lonely days in the dessert, the Little Prince recounts his experiences hopping from one planet to the next, and in doing so, makes some startling revelations on adulthood, and what it means to live in this crazy, wonderful world of ours.
This contemporary performance uses multiple different art forms to bring the magical story to life. Read more

Age: 5-12 year olds.

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May 5-May 6 12pm & 3pm
May 7 12pm
Mick Lally Theatre - 60mins
Thirteen Steps to the Attic
By Michelle Cahill

An evocative solo performance, interspersed with moments of tenderness and humour, Thirteen Steps to the Attic is a multi-layered montage of movement and text set to a live sound-score and recorded tracks from the eclectic band Thieves of Silence.

In an attic, in a house, with only letters for company, a woman is led by a man to take a precarious step into the vibrancy of her imagination. Exploring intimacy between Him and Her, connected by words on a page Thirteen Steps to the Attic draws on a true story re-discovered, exploring the known, the unknown, and the invisible desire that was unquestionably real.

Performed by Michelle Cahill Directed by Rowan Tolley. Read more

Age suitability: 14+

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May 4-May 7 7pm
Nun’s Island Theatre - 60 mins
The Streets Are Ours
By Fregoli Theatre

‘In the city you choose your friends, here you take the hand you’re dealt’

‘The Streets are Ours’ chronicles the night time activities of a group of aimless 20-somethings still living in a small town in the midlands and their reunion with an old friend. Meeting in an empty parking lot, the gang reconnect, reminisce and attempt to heal old wounds, but as the night goes on, things left unsaid for too long begin to resurface.

Galway-based company Fregoli Theatre are champions of new Irish writing, giving a voice to an Ireland that is often silent and unheard. Delivered with Fregoli’s trademark energy, passion, and humour, ‘The Streets Are Ours’ will send you buzzing into the streets. Read more

Suitable for 14 years plus due to some strong language

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May 4-May 7 9pm
Mick Lally Theatre-50 mins
The Morning After the Life Before
By Gúna Nua
Gúna Nua presents the internationally acclaimed and multi award winning The Morning After The Life Before, a personal tale of Ireland before and after the Marriage Equality referendum.

May 24th 2015, as 62% of Ireland is #hungoverforequality, Ann gets a text from her brother which brings the reality of a new Ireland into sharp focus.

A heartfelt, true story of weddings, ‘coming out’ and arguments over who takes out the bins, this funny and compelling show celebrates the unique historical moment when Ireland became the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage on a national basis by popular vote.

Be prepared for music, cake and equality!

Winner of Best Production, London Ontario Fringe.
Winner of Centaur Best English Language Production, Montreal Fringe.
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May 4- May 7 9.30pm
Nun’s Island Theatre - 60 mins
Two Truths
By Sarah Hoover
Let’s play a game. Let’s play politics. In our post-truth, post-fact era, what do we use to make important decisions? The Play / Test Organisation is here to help you guide the nation’s policies through intuition and gut feeling.
Two Truths is a game-theatre event that lets players collectively decide the direction Ireland should go for the next ten years. Drawing on the simple game ‘two truths and a lie’ (where one person tells the other three ‘truths’, one of which is a lie), Two Truths asks us to question our own beliefs, and what they are based on.

A playful and thought-provoking experience that mixes role-play, theatre, politics, debate, and colouring crayons! Read more

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May 5 - May 7 2pm
O’Donoghue Centre, NUIG - 75 mins
The Only Jealousy of Emer
By DancePlayers
By W.B Yeats
The great hero Cuchulain is on his deathbed. His body was washed up by the shore after a long and senseless fight with the sea. There are three women around him: his wife, Emer, his lover, Eithne Inguba, and Fand, an evil creature of the Sidhe. His fate is in their hands. Yeats’s poetic dance-drama focuses exclusively on the feelings and motivations of the female characters, and portrays the emotional turmoil that Emer suffers as she is forced to face her own jealousy to save her husband’s life. Read more

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May 5 - May 7 5pm
May 8 1pm with Q&A
O’Donoghue Centre, NUIG - 50 mins
Fuzzy Air
By My Fellow Sponges

Following the success of their 2015 musical theatre shows at Cúirt International Festival of Literature, My Fellow Sponges return to An Taibhdhearc to further blur the lines between gig and theatre.

My Fellow Sponges are a band already known for their energetic live shows and electro-folk sound. In this event they will invite practitioners of dance, circus, drama and live visuals to improvise with them live on-stage, resulting in a unique ‘live music video’ experience - Fuzzy Air.

Join them for a unique night of Galway madness and magic!

“My Fellow Sponges are as bizarre as they are brilliant” - Irish Independent.
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May 5 - May 7 7.30pm
An Taibhdhearc - 120 mins
The Epic of Cuchulainn
By Candlelit Tales

A hero can live forever on the lips of storytellers.

A boy takes up arms, and becomes the howling Hound of Ulster. The stories he inspires are his legacy. Tales of his hero’s light and battle rage, of blushing Ulsterwomen and their fuming husbands, of triumph and grievous loss, of otherworldy power and a fragility that is all too human.
Candlelit Tales presents the Epic of Cúchulainn, re-telling a Celtic Irish legend that has been passed down for over 2,000 years. Join us as we keep a legend alive in the cosy, intimate setting of the Crane Bar.

Following hugely popular shows in Galway Theatre Festival 2016 and 2017, sibling storytelling duo Aron and Sorcha Hegarty return once more with their own unique and mesmerizing version of the Cúchulainn myth, accompanied by an evocative live musical scoring. Read More

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May 8-May 9 7pm
May 11 7pm
May 12 1pm & 7pm
The Crane Bar, Sea Road-90 mins
Cleite | feather
By James Riordan

She waits. The sun sets. Sailors die.
A feather blows in the Atlantic wind, coming to a stop on her doorstep.
It was only a matter of time.

Brú presents Cleite | feather, a site specific story inspired by the fisherwomen of the Claddagh told through song, mask and movement.

Presented in Katie’s Cottage, a unique traditional Irish stone cottage nestled in the Claddagh neighbourhood, across the river from Galway’s Spanish Arch.Read more

Supported by Galway City Museum.

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May 9 - May 11 8.30pm
May 12 6.30pm & 9.30pm
Katie’s Claddagh Cottage - 50 mins
The Messiness of Human Relationships
By Brick Wall Theatre

Meet the Good Gay Gentleman - an innocent, naive creature, too curious for his own good, on a journey to explore and expose the nature of Humans.

Blending verbatim text and physical theatre practices The Messiness of Human Relationships is a devised work of virtuosic dance-theatre that is charismatic, intimate, touching and simply human.
Told through a tapestry of stories taken from real-life interviews, with the occasional quirky fiction, each story offers a peek into the connections that surround us, and celebrates identity, recognition, vulnerability and our fears of complete solitude. Read more

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May 9- May 10 6pm
May 11- May 12 8pm
60 mins-Bank of Ireland Theatre, NUIG
Glutened
By Caitríona Ní Chonaola
An estimated 1% of the Irish population suffer from Coeliac disease - but just what does it mean to be ‘glutened’...?
Delve deep into the belly of a woman with a very unusual condition. Follow her as she worms her way out of hilariously tragic situations where her quest to feel normal leads to the discovery of a new verb.
What started off as a journey to Heaven somehow ended up in the bowels of Hell. She may have bitten off more than she can chew … and the truth may be harder to digest.

Drawing on a true story, writer and actress Caitríona Ní Chonaola shines a funny and insightful light on a little-known condition that is more common than people think. Read more

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May 9- May 10 8pm
May 11 6pm with Q&A
May 12 6pm
60 mins-O’Donoghue Centre, NUIG
The Words Are There
By Nth Degree Productions

A flat in dreamy Bettystown. He awaits her return. Amidst childhood falsehoods and fragmented memories, he struggles to find the words for this very important day. Life has left him speechless, but in his silence lies a story…

The Words Are There is a compelling piece of innovative physical theatre that delves into a lesser learned side of domestic abuse. Written and performed by Ronan Dempsey, the show received five star reviews in May 2017 for its powerful and sensitive telling of a taboo subject.

‘a little like a ... cult classic movie... Everyone will want to see it, and those who miss it regret that they didn't go when they had the chance…’ The Arts Review
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May 10 - May 11 8pm
May 12 3pm & 8pm
60 mins
Nun’s Island Theatre
Remnants
By Turas Theatre
A free, outdoor theatre show, ‘Remnants’ is a visually spectacular and enthralling tale of three characters whose lives have been disrupted, and who find themselves alone and homeless. The story interweaves the characters’ pasts with their hope for the future in a beautifully choreographed performance.

A moving and powerful meditation on displacement, the show is a response to the performers’ personal experiences of working in refugee camps with the organisation ‘Clowns without Borders’.

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Saturday, May 12, 2pm & 4.30pm
Meeting Point: Nun’s Island Theatre
Duration: 40 minutes -Age: 8+ - Free
One of the Lads
By The Rabbit's Riot Theatre Company

‘I curse, I spit, I scream, I distract from the stinging in my eyes and I smash a bottle over his head.’


Seamie would rather down a litre of paint-stripper then do yoga or talk about his feelings. But then the new Senior Men's coach Kev returns home from Down Under (with a shite tan and a bird from Carlow). Before long Kev is adding mindfulness alongside lunges to the Senior Men’s training sessions and suddenly Seamie’s binge-drinking & fist-fighting methods of communication are put to the test…

Exploring the concept of toxic masculinity in rural Ireland, One of the Lads is a humorous and thought-provoking story about escaping the expectations society places on us. Read more

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May 10 - May 12 9pm
60 mins
Mick Lally Theatre
One Take Challenge
By Little Cinema
Galway Theatre Festival and Little Cinema Galway are very excited to collaborate again this year to present another evening of fantastic films in a theatre format!
The idea is very simple - the films screened will be 5 mins long and will mimic the restrictions as theatre! So, they will be made in just one take, and it has to be the first take! (lots of rehearsing) Some amazing films have been done previously for the One Take Challenge, and we're excited to see what people can come up with this year!
Filmmakers will be present at the screening to introduce their pieces. It should be a very fun night!

May 9 8:15pm
Duration: 2hrs 15min
€6, ticket sale on the door only, cash only
Roisin Dubh

Box Office Info


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ONLINE: galwaytheatrefestival.com // tht.ie
BY PHONE/IN PERSON: Town Hall Theatre Box Office - 091569777 - Mon-Sat 10am-7.30pm
ON THE DOOR: Tickets will be available on the door only for shows that have not sold out prior to the day of the performance. (*cash only)

BOOKING FOR FREE EVENTS
MADE IN GALWAY| works-in-progress have a limited capacity and are very popular. Book your place early to avoid disappointment! Email wipgtf@gmail.com to book.
WORKSHOPS | Workshop fees are paid on the door cash only, but places are limited so make sure to reserve your place in advance! To reserve a place e-mail workshopsgtf@gmail.com