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Ireland’s first drive-in theatre show to take place in Galway

With social distancing likely to remain a part of our temporary way of life for some time, Fíbín Theatre Company has found a way to bring audiences an epic drama while complying with the HSE’s safety guidelines.

The country’s first drive-in stage theatre show, where spectators can watch from the comfort and safety of their own cars, will take place in Baile na hAbhann, Conamara in August.

The audience will watch the World Premier of Philip Doherty’s Fiach – in an epic show that features live music, projection and special effects.

From their vehicles, people will see a thrilling car chase in a blistering tale of love, passion and the power of the human spirit in what will be an amazing theatrical experience.

The open-air show follows the HSE’s health and safety guidelines and will give people a chance to escape the monotony of the four walls.

Fíbín says it is grateful to be able to provide work for creative artists, both local and national, during these uncertain times.

“At Fíbín we love making outdoor theatre, especially with the stunning backdrop of Connemara.

“We certainly have had to think outside the box with this show, but we have a great team in place to overcome the challenges of the restrictions of COVID.

“We’re really looking forward to transforming Fíbín’s grounds into a drive-in experience, where audiences can come and enjoy the show from the safety of their vehicle.”

The drive-in theatre show will be shown in August 2020 in Baile na hAbhann, Conamara.

Michael Malone
Email me at editor@galwaydaily.com

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