To coincide with the opening of Galway International Arts Festival Box Office today, Galway International Arts Festival (GIAF) has released venue details and put tickets on sale for Roddy Doyle’s Two Pints, which will take place as part of this year’s festival.
The Festival’s highly anticipated presentation of the Abbey Theatre’s production of Two Pints by Roddy Doyle will be performed in some of Galway city and county’s most famous and iconic pubs as part of the 40th Galway International Arts Festival.
Venues include Tigh Neachtain on the corner of Cross Street and Quay Street, while this mini Festival tour will also see the Abbey Theatre tour to one of the most westerly points of the Wild Atlantic Way on the Aran Islands. This will be the Abbey's first time to visit the islands in almost 50 years. Details of this special performance which will take place on Monday 24 July will be revealed next week.
Roddy Doyle’s Two Pints venue details
Hughes’ Pub, Woodquay - Tuesday 25 July, 6pm
Lonergan’s Pub, Salthill - Wednesday 26 July, 1pm
Campbell’s Tavern, Cloughanover, Headford, Co. Galway - Wednesday 26 July, 8pm
Tigh Neachtain’s, Cross Street - Thursday 27 July, 1pm
Bunch of Grapes, High Street - Friday 28 July, 1pm
O’Connor’s Pub, Salthill - Saturday 29 July, 1pm & 6pm
GIAF’s Artistic Director commented, “I am really delighted to have this new Roddy Doyle play and the Abbey Theatre as part of the 40th Festival. It is a real thrill and honour to tour our national theatre to a variety of unconventional and intimate venues throughout Galway and great to see such an imaginative programming approach from the Abbey’s new directors, Graham McLaren and Neil Murray.”
Festival CEO John Crumlish said, "These announcements are the final ones in what will be our biggest festival programme ever. A programme that is spread across the city and out into the county and hopefully one that makes for a great festival for all our artists and audiences."
The Festival also announced details of Festival artists who will be sharing their most treasured vinyl memories in Vinyl Hours, a series of intimate conversations with special guests, who play and speak about their favourite album and what memories it stirs within them - fun, heartbreak and revolution.
From teenage kicks to first loves and musical idolatry to that life-changing first listen, guests and attendees will spend an hour on an aural journey of classical vinyl records. Guests this year include actor and singer Camille O’Sullivan, who stars in Woyzeck in Winter; singer songwriter and former Noah and the Whale frontman Charlie Fink, who stars in Cover My Tracks; novelist and playwright Roddy Doyle, author of Two Pints; and Abbey Theatre Director Neil Murray.
Vinyl Hours will take place at the Festival Club, Waterside, Woodquay. Entry is free, but a ticket must be obtained from the box office or online.
While online booking opened on 2 May, patrons can now book tickets in person at the Festival Box Office for over 200 events in 29 venues over the course of the 14-day Festival.
Located in the Galway Tourist Office on Forster Street, the box office’s opening hours are:
Monday - Saturday (19 June to 1 July) 10am to 5pm.
Monday - Saturday (3 July to 29 July) 10am to 5.45pm
Sunday 23 July from 1pm to 5pm.
Patrons can also book by phone by dialling +351 91 566 577 or online at www.giaf.ie.
Galway International Arts Festival would like to acknowledge the support of its principal funding agencies the Arts Council and Fáilte Ireland and Festival Partners Ulster Bank, ABSOLUT and NUI Galway.