Posts Tagged ‘theatre’

A Wine Goose Chase

This is another event included in the Galway Food Festival. It is programmed for 3pm on Sat. 19th & Sun 20th in Busker Brownes Bar

Entry is €15

‘A Wine Goose Chase’ is a one woman theatrical performance & interactive wine tasting with storytelling.

Wine and theatre combine to tell the fascinating story of Ireland’s winemakers.
Susan Boyle loves wine. What’s more she knows what she’s drinking and talking about. She’s got 2,000 years of Irish wine history to back her up! So, sit back, let her fill your glass while she takes you on a trip with the tenacious Irish people who transformed the wine world and didn’t let coming from a grape-free land stop them.


This hour-long one woman theatrical performance fuses interactive wine tasting with storytelling in a warm, inviting setting. Audience members will have the opportunity to put their senses to use and hopefully leave with a new insight to a drink that has been part of Ireland’s history for much longer than we might think.

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

The Monster In The Hall

As part of the inaugural NUI Galway Theatre Season, Andrew Flynn directs a new play The Monster In The Hall by one of Britain’s most exciting writers, David Greig. It will run at Nun’s Island Theatre from the 24th – 27th March.

Duck Macatarsney cares for her biker dad whose MS is getting increasingly bad. Her Dad, Duke, is a spliff smoking (for medicinal reasons you understand), bike riding, heavy metal and movie loving, pizza eating widower who’s brought up Duck since the death of her mother in a crash. The two of them are just about surviving when one morning the Duke wakes up blind and the Duck hears that the social services are coming to take her away.

The Monster in the Hall follows the story of Duck as she tries to protect her world from the terrifying prospect of change. This is a low budget indie comedy musical about a girl on the verge of a nervous breakdown played out by seven actors and a big fat motorbike that goes vrrooommm.


The production will run at Nun’s Island Theatre for four performances only from Monday 24th March to Thursday 27th March at 8 pm.

Tickets are €10 and are available at the door.

NUI Galway Theatre Week:

6 plays from today, March 9th until next Friday, some workshops on Shakespeare and a few movies to be enjoyed by students and general public make up this year’s NUI Galway Theatre Week.

NUI Galway Theatre Week:

Among the plays, Frank McGuinness’s adaptation of Sophocles’ “Electra“, that has been described by “New York Times” critic Peter Mark as a “sleek and hypnotic text” which showcases “soul-satisfying drama at its most passionately, intensely alive.” This production resurrects the history of the House of Atreus to ask what does Electra mean today and what can we learn by returning to the classics through the lens of the now.

Frank McGuinness will be attending the Monday Morning performance with talk back to follow.

Check the rest of the program, times and ticket price here

The Sound of Music

La melodie de bonheur in French, Sonrisas y lágrimas in Spanish, Meine Lieder, meine Träume in German, Tutti insieme appassionatamente in Italian, Música no Coração in Portugese… this must the the film with more names in the history of Hollywood. The sound of Music is also a musical on the stage and now we can watch it in Galway, in the Town Hall Theatre

‘The Sound of Music’, based on the real-life story of the Von Trapp family, tells the story of a woman, Maria, who leaves an Austrian convent to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. As the story unfolds, Maria falls in love with the stern captain only to be forced to flee as the Nazis invade Austria. The original Broadway musical was made into a beloved five-time Oscar winning movie featuring Julie Andrews as Maria. ‘The Sound of Music’ is an audience favourite and among the most celebrated title in musical theatre.

This is not a professional show but it has, among others, with the  experienced director Seán and Brian Power. He has produced  at the Town Hall theatre Galway over the past 22 years with Renmore Pantomime, Galway Musical Society and Power Performance Academy with shows like ‘Peter Pan’, ‘Seussical and last years ‘Oliver’ among others.

From Wednesday 14th to Sunday 18th at about 7 pm, but also at 2:30 during the weekend so, please, check the times here

I have to confess I have never watched the movie, still, I know the words of some songs… in Spanish, tough. So if you want to start learning them in English with me, here you have a video from the 1965 movie:



Moth and Butterfly is a regular Monthly Night of Storytelling and Improvisation. This month it is included in the programme of the Fringe Festival, but you can go every third Wednesdays of the Month.

The show brings together the art forms of both Storytelling & Improvisation. Stories will be provided by the Moth and Butterfly Crew Creative team, and of course, by the Audience, so be ready to participate.

There will be three types of Storytelling on the night:

  • Moth style stories must be short, true, thematic, and feature the teller themselves as a character.
  • Improvised stories will be created fresh on the spot – no two are the same!
  • Freefall stories are all other stories that still fit the theme – from fiction to fairy tales, from tall tales to a story in a song.

This is a night for oral storytelling, so no reading or notes – just pure story!

The night is for both tellers and listeners, for without good listeners; there would be no good stories! There will be opportunity for people to tell and also to just sit comfy and join in the journey of the imagination.

Great stories invite us in for a listen. They don’t always have to be funny by any means. They draw from a wide emotional pallet.  We love to laugh, but also to cry, to growl, to gasp.  We invite people to tell stories from the heart.

Moth and Butterfly is in Upstairs @ The Townhouse Bar, Spanish Parade from 8 pm

To check all the relevant information you can check their Facebook page

STREET SPECTACLE: Galway Arts Festival

The Arts Festival is already here and I think one of the best shows this year are going to be in the streets of Galway.

Today and tomorrow (July 15 & 16) at 10 pm: DRAGONS

Be prepared to be dazzled as one of Europe’s most exciting outdoor theatre companies, the world famous Sarruga from Barcelona, invade the city streets. Fire-breathing dragons, accompanied by pulsating electronic music, travel from Eyre Square through the heart of the city to the Spanish Arch. Boldly inventive and hugely thrilling, Sarruga bring excitement and terror in equal measure!

** From Eyre Square to the Spanish Arch through Shop Street
m-Kremah Sarruga 1
July 20 & 21 at 4 pm: THE FLYING TRAPEZE
Les Pepones is a breathtaking comic tale with astonishing acrobatics, swings, catches, hangs and somersaults – all choreographed to a fantastic musical score inspired by the silent movies of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. With jaw-dropping skill, this cast of nine performing on a huge circus rig thirty-five feet above the audience has become one of the most talked about trapeze shows in Europe.
**In Eyre Square
July 20 at 1, 7 & 10 pm: THE DREAM ENGINE HELIOSPHERE
Creating the illusion of flying, an enormous, light-filled, helium balloon rises, falls and glides through the sky, suspending a stunning balletic aerialist below who tumbles and turns from ground level to twenty metres above the audience. An enchanting and beautiful spectacle, which has wowed audiences all over the world.
**Eyre Square and Shop Street
m-Helio Covent Garden 3 dream machine
July 20 at 2, 9 and 11 pm: LIGHTWALKERS
Mesmerizing audiences with their simple and beautiful imagery, The Wrong Size use technology and circus skills to create stunning, visual spectacle. Highly visual and utterly unique Lightwalkers is a multi-colour swirl of movement, costume and light.
** At 2 pm From Eyre Square to the Spanish Arch
     At 9 and 11 Spanish Arch- Quay St. – Cross St. – Bridge St. – Dominich St.- Spanish Arch

Goldilocks and the Three Bears


Miriam Lambert, from the well-known Lambert family of puppeteers, is delighted to present “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”, a classic story she brings to life herself in a unique style of puppetry.

Peek and Boo – her signature characters – open the performance, using their international language of movement and slapstick comedy to guide the children to the tale of a little girl who pays a visit to the home of the adorable baby bear!


This Sunday, June 23th in the Town Hall Theatre, at 14 h.

Tickets are 8 euros or 28 for a Family Ticket (4 people)

Tales from Galway


We have had enough cinema lately, so let’s go to the theatre this week, especially when this saturday tickets are 6 or 8 euros in the Town Hall Theatre to see the new version of Tales from Galway.

Tales of Galway is a devised play arising from a series of reminiscing workshops involving a wide variety of older Galway residents. Workshop participants were encouraged to delve into their past and explore their youthful experience of growing up in Galway. The result is a uniquely Galwegian theatrical event.

The stories are pull together into a script with the main story of two girls from Bohermore, Margaret and Mary who are friends from the 1950’s. One of them has to go to England and the friendship continues with their letters. In those letters we can hear the real stories of the people from the workshops.

The play was on stage last year, but now the play continues the story until the 1990’s, so we go from the ballroom of Seapoint to the Nightclub life style. It is a perfect opportunity to learn how life has changed in Galway, but it probably remains exactly the same, friends, love, family and this joy of life so present in Ireland.

Tales of Galway is at the Town Hall on Saturday June 1 at 8pm.

Tickets are €8/6 and available from the Town Hall on 091 – 569777


Bits and Bobs

There’s so much going on in Spring and Summer in Galway that we can’t either focus our reviews in one thing only and miss the rest or write a huge review about every event.

So sometimes you’ll find a little melting pot which gathers all that we find interesting and worth to see or visit. That’s not an easy job to do, as nothing is lacking any interest from our point of view.

This week, some of the cultural events we found around the city…choose the one you like most!

Georges Bizet Carmen, in the Town Hall,

Saturday 11th at 8 pm. Tickets: € 20/ €25

photo of With a Tear and a Smile - Galway Percy French Society

Galway Percy French Society, celebrating Irish songwriters

Musical Evening

11 May at An Taibhdhearc

The Sapphires at the Town Hall

Sunday 12th, 8.15 pm
Remember me (when I forget), exhibition

Fang Island play Strange Brew

Thursday 9th, 9 pm

Not enough for you…maybe?