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Galway Theatre Festival launches 10th anniversary programme

Galway Theatre Festival has launched the programme of events for the 10th anniversary festival coming this May.

The launch took place on Monday evening at Biteclub where obscenely fruity drinks were enjoyed by all.

Festival Director Máiréad Ní Chróinín thanked everyone who has helped the Theatre Festival to not only survive, but grow to reach its 10th anniversary for what’s hoped to be the best year yet.

Many partners came together to provide space and venues for Galway Theatre Festival 2018; the Town Hall Theatre, NUI Galway’s O’Donoghue Centre, An Taibhdhearc, and Nun’s Island Theatre are only some of the places you can catch a show this May.

Shows that’ll be headlining this year’s festival include “The Morning After The Life Before”, an award winning take on family and coming-out in Ireland in the days around the Marriage Equality referendum.

Little Cinema will present the results of their One Take Challenge for your viewing pleasure; a collection of five minute short films done in a single shot.

No cuts, no edits, no tricks.

For the kids, Oisín Robbins has translated and adapted The Little Prince; when Antoine is stranded in the desert trying to fix his airplane he encounters a strange visitor, a young boy from another world.

In the course of recounting his travels the boy comes to insight about adulthood and living in a strange world.

You can even get involved with the artistic process, that most mysterious and ill-defined cop-out, with a series of Made in Galway events.

Get an early look at shows that are still being developed and have your chance to deliver feedback while devilishly-opportunistic artists get to test their ideas on an eager crowd.

As part of the 10th anniversary celebration a new Member’s Club has also been announced for the festival.

People who join the club will get surefire tickets to most of the shows over the course of the Festival at a discounted rate of €8 euro.

Beyond the festival itself, the Member’s Club will also have year-round workshops for students looking to hone their craft, seminars on how to secure funding, behind the scenes access for curious theatre goers (so long as you’re not afraid of spoiling the magic), or just cheap show tickets.

The 10th anniversary Galway Theatre Festival runs from May 4-12. For a full list of events or to book tickets go to galwaytheatrefestival.com

Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com
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