written and directed by Luke Murphy


Attic Projects Ltd.

Volcano is part theatre, part mini-series and part dance all wrapped in the tapestry of an unfolding sci-fi thriller.

Acclaimed director and choreographer Luke Murphy blurs the lines of experimental theatre, contemporary dances and a psychological sci-fi thriller in live performance made for the Netflix era. Taking audiences on a unique and voyeuristic journey Volcano explores the all too familiar struggles of power, time and trust, across four, forty-five minute episodes. Audiences can tailor their own viewing journey, watching individual episodes on consecutive days or the four in one day omnibus version.

Volcano which premiered at Galway International Arts Festival in 2021 for an audience of just eight people returns to GIAF 2023 for a larger audience at the Mick Lally Theatre. Volcano was the winner of four Irish Times Theatre Awards 2021/22 for Best Production, Best Movement, Best Set and Best Lighting Design.


Episode I, 24 July, 6pm and 8pm

Episode II, 25 July, 6pm and 8pm

Episode III, 26 July, 6pm and 8pm

Episode IV, 27 July, 6pm and 8pm

See all Episodes I–IV, 20, 21, 22, 28 and 29 July, 6pm

Volcano - Digital Programme

26 July, after the 8pm show

Post–show talk with the company