Second place for first-ever original GUMS musical at Intervarsity level


They wowed us earlier this year with their week-long run of The Producers in the Blackbox Theatre, and last month Galway University Musical Society (GUMS) did it again, nabbing the runner-up spot at Musical Inter-varsities. The event held in UCD over 23 and 24 March saw musical societies from across Irish universities compete to be […]

West Works Theatre Company presents Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis


Two NUI Galway Drama students will perform in new theatre group West Works Theatre Company’s production of 4.48 Psychosis in Gallery 126 this month ahead of Mental Health Month in May. Aoife Delaney and Anna Doyle will take to the stage in Sarah Kane’s controversial and poignant mental health drama which runs from 16 – […]

SIN meets NUI Galway student, actor and playwright Cathal Ryan

The theatre in NUI Galway has always been a real treat, be it the GUMS musical productions or the various plays and projects produced by the students, particularly the annual Theatre Week. One person who has been involved in pretty much every part of theatre in NUI Galway that you could name is Performing Arts student Cathal Ryan, […]

Directing the dream: Robbie Walsh speaks about his upcoming production of The Lonesome West


Robbie Walsh arrives an hour before his rehearsal is scheduled in Áras na Mac Léinn’s Art Room, a secluded calm contrasting to the foyer’s graduate-brimming storm. He awaits his actors, cool and composed, a seasoned director for NUI Galway’s Dramsoc. This Semester, Walsh is assuming the director’s chair again for his favourite play, The Lonesome […]

Conscience of a King: An interview with Derbhle Crotty

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Still basking in her victory in the Best Actress category at the Irish Times Derbhle Crotty brings all the energy and life to her conversation that she does to the characters she portrays on stage.

End of Semester Drama Festival

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Theatre students from various courses will present a range of exciting work over the next two weeks beginning on 19 November…

GUMS plan ahead for this year’s production: The Drowsy Chaperone

Participants from last year's production

GUMS is one of the biggest societies on campus and they have already started work on their new show, The Drowsle Chaperon. Freya Carroll of GUMS has more…

Conamara sa Chathair: Connemara in the City

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Landscape and Soundscape from Connemara can be found in an Taibhdhearc this August…

Former NUI Galway student’s musical praised by Andrew Lloyd Webber


It’s a proud time for NUI Galway as one of it’s former students has caught the attention of none other than Andrew Lloyd Webber. Órla Ryan reports…

Galway Arts Festival will see Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring

Rite of Spring

The Galway Arts Festival is looking like it will be the highlight of the Summer. James Falconer updates us on one of the fantastic acts in the line-up…