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Galway Arts Festival 2013

Galway Arts Festival runs from 15-28 July 2013. This year's dance and theatre programme includes a double-bill from Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre: The Rite of Spring (pictured above) and Michael Keegan-Dolan's new interpretation of  Petrushka; the premiĆ©re of TheEmergencyRoom's riverrun (read interview with adaptor, performer and co-director Olwen Fouere here); Howie the Rookie by Mark O'Rowe in critically acclaimed new production starring Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Landmark Productions); Mies Julie (The Baxter Theatre/South African State Theatre) in a new version of Strinberg's text by Yael Farber;  Sanctuary, a new play by Christian O'Reilly performed by Blue Teapot Theatre Company, John Scott's Irish Modern Dance Theatre, and many more.


Big House Festival - August 3-5, 2013

The Performance Corporation present the Big House Festival at Castletown House and Gardens from August 3-5, 2013. Promising 50+ events each day, the theatre and dance programme includes WillFredd Theatre's Farm, Ponydance's Anybody Waitin'; Wonderland and Bewley's Cafe Theatre's version of The Picture of Dorian Gray. This site-specific Festival also offers an extensive music programme including Jack L, Julie Feeney and LAPD (Liam O'Flynn, Andy Irvine, Paddy Glackin and Donal Lunny); talks, screenings, visual art exhibitions and picnics on the lawn. 

Founded in 2002 by Jo Mangan and Tom Swift, The Performance Corporation have produced site-specific work in places as diverse as the sand dunes of Bellmullet, Mayo (Lizzy Lavelle and the Vanishing of Emlyclough), a rowing boat across Lough Lannagh (Across the Lough), the Uline Arena in Washington DC (Swampoodle) and the Lamukani Community Centre near Diani beach on the southern Kenyan coast (Paka).

There are daily tickets or family tickets available in advance, or on the gate, subject to availability. The full Big House programme is downloadable from here.