NUI Galway Dramsoc:
Alone It Stands
Schedule: Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th July @ 9:30pm
On October 31 1978 an Irish amateur side, Munster, played the mighty All Blacks, the undisputed kings of rugby, in a rugby match at Thomond Park. Munster played as if their lives depended on it, and even the earthworms in the Limerick pitch were cheering for them. The Goliaths didn't know what had hit them: the score was 12-0 to the Irish side.
From this piece of Irish sporting history John Breen has fashioned a funny, lively play in which the versatile cast are in a constant state of transformation as they play the rival teams, spectators, assorted bystanders, small children, dogs, cars and even the ball, with no props and only a half-time change of shirt.
Following the previous success of the show, NUI Galway is bringing it back. Having won Best Actor and Best Lighting design at the Irish Student Drama Association (ISDA) Awards, as well as picking up nominations for Best Overall Production and Judges’ Discretionary Award for Storytelling through Movement. As well as this, Alone It Stands won the awards for Best Moment, Best Director, Best Lighting, Best Ensemble and Best Production and received runner up awards for Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Promotion in the Dramsoc Drammies Awards 2018.
A production of NUI Galway Dramsoc.
Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes