Archive for June 8th, 2007

Galway’s 30th Line-up

8th June 2007 by Maura McHugh

RTÉ has information about some of the highlights at the forthcoming 30th Galway Arts Festival. In particular:

The European premiere of ‘The Sunset Limited’, a new play written by acclaimed novelist Cormac McCarthy and produced by Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company, will take place at the 2007 Galway Arts Festival. …

Other performers include the newly established TEAM, (Theatre of the Emerging American Moment), a NYC-based devised theatre company; Austin-based theatre collective the Rude Mechanicals; the Stephen Petronio Dance Company from New York; and the world premiere production of new play ‘The Revenant’ by leading Irish novelist, playwright and screenwriter Patrick McCabe.

New work from Galway features ‘Love and Other Disguises’ by Colm Maher from Catastrophe in collaboration with Chrysalis Dance, Pillow Fight Productions‘ ‘The Projector of Dreams’ and a new show from the Flying Pigs ‘An Audience With The Divine Peaches’.

Garage in Galway

8th June 2007 by Maura McHugh

The Galway Film Fleadh has announced that the award-winning Irish film Garage, written by Mark O’Halloran and directed by Lenny Abrahamson, will be screened at the Festival at 9pm in the Town Hall on Saturday 14th July.

A Big Fringe

8th June 2007 by Maura McHugh

The Stage reports that this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe (August 5-27) will have more than 2,000 different shows.

“This year presents us with some events on an epic scale,” said Gudgin [festival director], who will be replaced by Contact Theatre’s Jon Morgan in two week’s time. “We have got the biggest single comedy event ever announced in Edinburgh, with Ricky Gervais performing to 8,000 people at the castle. The largest purpose-built venue ever to arrive in Edinburgh is the Black Tent, down on the waterfront in Leith, which will hold 1,200 people for an extraordinary Argentinean show called Fuerzabruta.”

Of the new awards, the most prestigious is a link with the Edinburgh International Festival, which offers one fringe show the opportunity to perform in next year’s EIF. The Arches Brick Award for Emergent Talent will commission a developing theatre company to perform at the Glasgow venue.

There will also be a new award for the comedy section. The winner will be commissioned to produce three programmes for the Current TV channel, set up by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt.