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The Galway Arts Festival – 2017

The Galway Arts Festival – 2017

The Galway International Arts Festival is celebrating it’s 40th year in 2017 and is all set to be the biggest and best yet.  It brings together music, visual arts, theatre and dance to turn the Western city into a cornucopia of treats for the senses.  Last year they managed...read more →

5 Good Reasons To See Pumpgirl

5 Good Reasons To See Pumpgirl

1. Pumpgirl has a stellar cast. Samantha Heaney played the title role in the Lyric Theatre production directed by Andrew Flynn in 2008. She also played the title role in the 2009 movie version, directed by Carol Moore, with screenplay by Abbie Spallen. Not only is she an amazing...read more →

Pumpgirl at Galway Arts Festival 2017

Pumpgirl at Galway Arts Festival 2017

  Decadent Theatre Company present PUMPGIRL at the Galway Arts Festival 2017, 15-30 July 2017 Pumpgirl, written by award-wining Newry playwright Abbie Spallen, is set in a petrol station just north of the border, located on the wrong side of the fluctuating exchange rate. A turbo-charged race through the...read more →

13 Deadly Plays to See This Winter

13 Deadly Plays to See This Winter

  Irish theatre during the winter is at most dynamic stage; it is as if theatre makers are inspired by the frost, compelled by the rain and wholeheartedly invigorated by the prospect of the summer’s sun. This season we are seeing everything from new writing to musicals to classic tales to...read more →

Vernon God Little: A History

Vernon God Little: A History

The roots and comparisons as well as the content of Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre are counter-cultural and thought-provoking In 2001, DBC Pierre sat down to write a novel which explored contemporary culture, specifically that of self-entitlement and delusional behaviour, the affliction he was recovering from at the...read more →

Lighting The Pillowman

Lighting The Pillowman

Belfast’s Ciaran Bagnall provides a delicate, passionate account of why he is so proud to be working on The Pillowman and in the theatre industry I’ve been a Martin McDonagh fan for a long time. One of my first major “breaks” as a professional lighting designer was to light...read more →

Martin McDonagh and His Film Work

Martin McDonagh and His Film Work

    This week Jamie Cullen dipped into McDonagh’s impressive collection of movie work Like the fearless paleontologists contemplating the societies of the dinosaurs who wandered around the earth 100 million years ago, I have travelled backwards in time this week. In intervals of four years I leaped, while doing my,...read more →