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May 24 2016

The 2016 Galway International Arts Festival

A new Enda Walsh play premiering at the GIAF has become something of an annual theatre highlight in the city, and 2016 will be no different with the world premiere of Arlington [a love story]. However this will be a play with a difference, incorporating dance as well as drama.

Written and directed by Enda Walsh and choreographed by Emma Martin, it tells the story of Isla, who is stuck in a tower, waiting for her number to be called, and a young man who faces a stark decision. It stars Love/Hate's Charlie Murphy, along with Hugh O’Conor, and Oona Doherty in a Landmark Productions and GIAF co-production in Leisureland, Salthill, from July 7 to 24 at 8pm, with previews from July 7 to 10.

A trilogy of Enda Walsh short plays, Rooms, alsos take place at the festival, including Kitchen (world premiere ); A Girl's Bedroom, and Room 303. Each runs for 20 minutes in The Shed, Middle Pier, The Docks July 11 to 24 July, from 11am to 6pm and 11am to 8pm, depending on the day.

Simon Stephens, author of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, and Mark Eitzel, singer-songwriter and leader of the acclaimed band American Music Club, join forces to co-author Song From Far Away, which receives its Irish premiere in the Town Hall from July 12 to 17.

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