Galway artists help bring campy horror radio play ‘Grace’ to your home

Galway Daily arts Galway artists help bring campy horror radio play 'Grace' to your home

Prepare to be thrilled, blood to be spilled, and your innocence killed by Grace, a campy horror radio play by Robert Downes, produced by SQUAD Productions.

Though theatres might by closed right now, the ever adapting artists and creators that make Ireland so renowned for the arts are resurrecting the classic radio play

The story centres around Grace, who is on a badly-needed night out for her friend’s ‘coming-out party’. (Which is not a thing…what a hobgoblin…)

Follow Grace through the night, hear her evil, terrifying thoughts that will leave you wondering, “how does this girl even have friends?”. 

SQUAD Productions is a socially conscious theatre company led by artists from the west of Ireland that aims to create new work through collaboration and new techniques with new and emerging Irish artists.

Robert Downes is a recent graduate of the MA in Drama and Theatre Studies from NUI Galway, who is currently based in Dublin as a theatre maker, and is excited for his new role as artistic Director of SQUAD productions.

Joining him are Tamar Keane, Kate McBrearty, and Sarah Maloney. Kate is a Galway-based producer and theatre-maker from Limerick, who has just completed her Masters in Theatre Practice & Production in NUIG.

Previously, Kate has worked with Bottom Dog Theatre Company in Limerick, and Brú Theatre Company in Galway.

Tamar Keane is a County Clare native, based in Dublin, theatre-maker who specialises in sound design and production management.

Tamar has worked in theatre production for the last five years and has created work with companies such as Smashing Times, TU Dublin and Reality:Check, as well as many artists across the industry

Sarah Maloney is a Limerick-based illustrator and animator who studied in LSAD. She has worked with RTÉ Junior, and has been nominated for Best Art Direction/Design for her animated short “Dúnmharú” at the Dingle Animation Festival.

Grace is the cheapest night out you’ll ever go on. For only €3 you can listen to SQUAD’s spookiest play yet, available at from 31st October (Ages 18+).

Grace is the first radio play to come from Robert Downes and SQUAD, but not the last, as it is the first in a planned trilogy of productions to come to audiences’ homes.