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Fit-Up Festival 2022 - The Handyman

02oct8:00 pm9:30 pmFit-Up Festival 2022 - The Handyman

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The North East Galway Fit-Up Theatre Festival returns to County Galway for 2022.

Rural villages in North East Galway will enjoy three weeks of fantastic theatre from Tuesday September 27th until Sunday 16th October. The Three Rings in association with Galway County Council Arts Office with support from the Arts Council will present three award winning plays as they reintroduce Fit Up Theatre to Galway communities.

This year’s tour will include performances in venues at Skehana Community Hall (Tuesdays: 27th Sept, 4th & 11th Oct), Dunmore Town Hall (Wednesdays: 28th Sept, 5th & 12th Oct), Fohenagh Hall (Thursdays: 29th Sept, 6th & 13th Oct), Kilcoona Social Centre (Fridays: 30th Sept, 7th & 14th October) ,The Mall Theatre, Tuam (Saturdays 1st, 8th & 15th October) and The Storehouse, Ballyglunin Station(Sundays 2nd, 9th 16th October ) with performances taking place at 8pm each night.

The Fit-Up Festival is based on the old ‘Fit-Ups’ which were at their height of popularity in the 1930s, 40s and 50s when travelling theatre companies travelled around Ireland to rural communities performing in make-shift venues. There were once 52 travelling theatre companies in Ireland, Anew MacMaster’s being the most famous and well-known to Galway audiences of the time. Harrold Pinter once performed in Tuam as part of one of McMaster’s shows. The resurrection of the Fit-Up model began in West Cork in 2009 as the brainchild of director Geoff Gould and has now become a popular feature in Cork's calendar of events and now Three Rings are set to do the same for Galway. The Galway Fit-Up began in 2021 touring Noni Stapleton’s Charolais and is delighted to announce it will be expanding to three weeks this year. The goal of the Fit-Up festival in North East Galway is to build new audiences for contemporary theatre in remote rural communities while offering touring opportunities for Ireland’s best theatre makers, writers and performers.

The Handyman
Opening this year's three-week festival we welcome Leitrim's award winning writer, director & actor Seamus O'Rourke. Seamus explores friendship, relationships and how best to get noticed on your last day in his play ‘The Handyman’ This is hilariously funny, yet a poignant poetic look at small-town life in rural Ireland. The Handyman will tour from Tues 27th September until Sun 2nd October.
Booking Information

Capacity is limited in each of the venues so it is advisable to book tickets in advance. For bookings and further information call 0879677732 / 0872372820. Tickets €15/€12.50 with an amazing discounted ticket of €5 available to those who worked on the front line during the pandemic (ID proof req). €50 family tickets are available for groups of x 4 people and season tickets (all 3 plays) are €40.

More info at here and on the Three Rings Facebook page.

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Time

(Sunday) 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm(GMT+01:00)

Location

Ballyglunin Station

Station Road, Coolfowerbeg,

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