Druid Theatre bringing all new play to your living room

Galway Daily theatre Druid Theatre bringing all new play to your living room

Though it’s not possible to attend a show right now, Galway’s world renowned Druid Theatre are bringing the show right to your living room with an all new play.

This weekend, Once Upon a Bridge, a new play by Sonya Kelly will be livestreamed from the Mick Lally Theatre for three nights this week on February 11 – 13.

‘A fairytale for a modern age.’ Early one morning on Putney Bridge in London, three strangers’ lives collided for one fleeting second.

Inspired by real events, Once Upon a Bridge weaves a tale about human triumph and frailty, about the power of destiny and chance, and why sometimes we choose to hate, and other times we choose to dance.

Druid premiered Sonya Kelly’s ‘whip-smart’ (Irish Independent) comedy Furniture during the Galway International Arts Festival 2018, followed by a 13-venue national tour last year.

In a world premiere production, Once Upon a Bridge will be performed and live streamed from The Mick Lally Theatre, Galway, for four performances only.

The cast includes Druid Ensemble member Aaron Monaghan as A Man, Siobhán Cullen as A Woman, and Adetomiwa Edun as The Bus Driver, with Sara Joyce Directing.

With this cast of just three players, The Druid and Kelly are using the strictures imposed by COVID-19 to craft a tightly focused show exploring the spaces between people.

The opening performance of Once Upon a Bridge will take place on Thursday at 7:30pm, followed again at the same time Friday.

Saturday will have a double feature for people who didn’t get a chance to catch it in the week, with a matinee performance at 2:30pm and an evening show to finish the run.

Book you tickets for the livestreamed show online here.

The show is 60 minutes with no interval, a perfect length to curl up on the couch and take in some fresh theatre at a time when so much of Galway’s cultural life is in hibernation.