The Fashion Show & Shakespeare in Connemara
Schedule: Monday 22nd July / Tuesday 23rd / Friday 26th July @ 9:30pm
“Shakespeare in Connemara” and “The Fashion Show” are two contemporary comedies from the pen of Gerry Conneely and produced by Espresso Productions.
Fashion Show is set in a community owned centre in Bohermore in Galway, the show tells the story of three brave girls operating a fashion design start up and of Paddy, the volunteer maintenance man of the premises. The relationship between Paddy and the girls is congenial and often inspirational. But while the girls go on to do extraordinary things, paddy is removed from his own paid position as the centre attempts to modernise. This is a fast paced comedy, uniquely Irish and local, with loads of belly-laughs and the occasional tear delivered by some of the finest performers in the city. Fashion Show will premier as part of the festival.
“Shakespeare in Connemara” has been performed previously at the Townhall Theatre and speculates on the origin of Shakespeare’s motivation in writing his famous tragedy, Macbeth. The hapless playwright’s fortunes decline with the death of his patron Queen Elizabeth I. He takes to drinking and naturally ends up on a boat to Connemara. There follows a series of events that even Shakespeare couldn’t think up, and so emerged, the Scottish Play.
Staged by Espresso Productions.
Duration: 2 hours including 15 minute interval.