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Apr 17 2023

Galway Theatre Festival 2023 Embarks on Exciting Partnership with Town Hall Theatre

Galway Theatre Festival is set to kick off on April 28th, marking the beginning of hope and renewal as the community comes together to celebrate the arts and the resilience of the people. The festival is inviting attendees to explore new perspectives, challenge assumptions, and broaden their understanding of the world around them through a wide range of productions, including thought-provoking dramas, children’s theatre, comedy, and workshops. Galway Theatre Festival and The Town Hall Theatre have partnered to present four exciting performances in 2023.

Ériu's adaptation of Lorca's 'The House of Bernardó Alba’ is a contemporary Irish music, theatre, and dance production that explores the shared cultural links between Ireland and Spain. With a queer lens, the male players acquire traditionally female roles, channelling their personal experiences to delve into themes of subservience, coercive power, and complicity. The production draws upon key aspects of Iberian dance culture to excavate shared modes of creative expression through dance. The production will take place at The Black Box Theatre from May 5th-6th, 2023.

Another highlight of the festival is 'The Patient Gloria' by Pan Pan, which won the Scotsman Fringe First Award & Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This mash-up of punk rock, satire, and therapy tells the story of Gloria Szymanski, who was betrayed in 1965 when her private therapy sessions were made public without her knowledge. The production is a gutsy, hilariously funny, and strangely moving revenge story that will take place at The Black Box on Wednesday, April 26th.

THISISPOPBABY's 'Conversations After Sex' is a funny, tender, and brutally honest new work that explores unexpected conversations after anonymous sexual encounters. Kate Stanley Brennan gives a stunning performance in this play that is written by multi-award-winning writer Mark O'Halloran and directed by Tom Creed. This production will take place at the Town Hall Theatre on Tuesday, May 9th.

Brokentalkers' 'The Examination' explores mental health and human rights in the prison system. The production features Brokentalkers' distinctive blend of biography, socio-political discourse, and breathtaking theatricality, drawing on historical research and testimony from current and former prisoners. This award-winning production has won the Best Production Award at the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2020 and will take place at The Black Box on Saturday, April 29th at 8pm.

"We are thrilled to bring together such a diverse range of productions for this year's festival," said Aoife Noone, Director for Galway Theatre Festival. "We have something for everyone, and we encourage attendees to take a chance on something new and unexpected. We believe that the arts have the power to bring us together and create positive change in the world. We look forward to welcoming you to Galway Theatre Festival 2023."

Tickets for Galway Theatre Festival 2023 are available now. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to celebrate the arts and the resilience of the community. You can view the full programme at

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