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Fit-Up Theatre 2022 - Silent

09oct8:00 pm9:30 pmFit-Up Theatre 2022 - Silent

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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.

Closing this year's festival audiences will have the unique privilege of seeing Cork native and Olivier Award winner Pat Kinevane tour all 6 venues from Tues Oct 11th until Sun 16th Oct. Written and performed by Pat Kinevane, ‘Silent’ is the touching and challenging story of homeless McGoldrig, who once had splendid things. But he has lost it all - including his mind. He now dives into the wonderful wounds of his past through the romantic world of Rudolph Valentino. As Fishamble celebrates 11 years of this Olivier Award-winning play, dare to laugh at despair and gasp at redemption in this brave, bleak, beautiful production.
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 here  and on the Three Rings Facebook page



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


Ballyglunin Station

Station Road, Coolfowerbeg,