Nov 24 2023
The Perfect Immigrant, a poetry play by Irish-Nigerian performer and poet Samuel Yakura, will be staged at Galway’s Town Hall theatre next Monday, November 27, as part of a national tour.
This piece was originally commissioned by the Dublin Fringe Festival and sold out at that event last year, where it received two Fringe award nominations before going to have a second, sold-out Dublin run at Smock Alley.
Directed by Katie O’Halloran whose credits include working with Druid Theatre, The Perfect Immigrant explores what a young Black man – recently arrived in Ireland – might have to say when he isn’t speaking about racism.
Nov 17 2023
A bawdy courtroom drama, telling the true story of the 1933 New York trial that liberated James Joyce’s Ulysses from American censors and made the Irish author a household name in that country, will be staged at Galway’s Town Hall Theatre next Tuesday, November 21, at 8pm.
The United States Vs Ulysses, by Colin Murphy comes to Galway following a four-night run at Dún Laoghaire’s Pavilion Theatre. A joint production between the playwright and Once Off Productions, it’s being presented in association with the Pavilion, where it received a rehearsed reading as part of Bloomsday 2022.
Nov 16 2023
A film screening and live conversation about the role of design in the future of Irish theatre. Wed 22 November, 7pm Nuns Island Theatre, Galway. All welcome!
Join some of Ireland’s leading designers for a film screening and live conversation about the role of design in the future of Irish theatre, following the presentation at the 2023 Prague Quadrennial, as part of a national tour. The Next Four Years performance designers could offer new possibilities for Irish theatre after the pandemic, what shapes and sounds, spaces and acoustics, materials and formats, structures and hierarchies might they propose.
Tickets free, booking essential!
Book tickets here https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-next-four-years-tickets-732888668737
Duration: screening Approx. 45 mins, Conversation Approx.60 mins. (10 min Break between Screening and Conversation). Curated by Tom Creed Facilitated by Lian Bell. Presented by The Irish Society of Performance Designers with Once Off Productions. Funded by The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Culture Ireland and supported by Design & Crafts Council Ireland.
Nov 03 2023
Lost Lear, a play about dementia in a family, comes to the Town hall Theatre on November 8 as part of an 11-venue of Ireland.
Written by tour award-winning theatre-maker, Dan Colley, this very loose adaptation of King Lear, is an examination of the self and the part of us that’s inaccessible to others.
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