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OPERATIC THEATRE, Wednesday 3rd November @ 8.00pm. Ignacio Jarquin - Caruso and the Quake

Caruso and the Quake chronicles legendary Italian Tenor Enrico Caruso’s escape from the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, combining beautiful storytelling with live opera from Puccini and Rossini. When Caruso performed Carmen at the San Francisco Opera House in 1906, he was one of the most famous people in the world - having been the first recording artist to sell a million copies. The next morning the San Francisco earthquake struck. Mexican Tenor and stage actor Ignacio Jarquin recreates Caruso’s experiences in the ensuing chaos as he attempts to make his way out of the decimated city. A one man show by Brighton-based Prodigal Theatre, a multi award-winning company known for its exciting physical productions, in collaboration with playwright and author Andrew G Marshall.

Adm.: €15 / €12 (concessions)

“Opera singing that has a pure, fresh quality.” - The Scotsman

“Jarquin’s compelling re-creation of Italian tenor Enrico Caruso elevates this production to its towering heights.” - What’s On Stage

Mayo Travellers’ Support Group invites you to a performance by Michael Collins. It’s a Cultural Thing - Or is it?

(A Play written and performed by Michael Collins Traveller Playwright, Activist and Performer followed by a short panel Discussion).

Thursday the 4th of November 2010 at 11am (Seating 10:45 Sharp)

Contact or 087 6345269

 Blue Raincoat Theatre Co. - Sanctuary + The Cat and the Moon. Wednesday 1st December @ 8.00pm

Blue Raincoat Theatre Company presents two of its repertoire pieces as part of its Mobile Theatre Project 2010. The Cat and the Moon is one of W.B. Yeats’ most evocative works. Two beggars mutually dependent on one another - one is blind and one is lame - search for a holy well reputed to host a supernatural saint with the power to cure their afflictions. When they finally manage to encounter the saint however he presents them with a difficult choice. Sanctuary is by Blue Raincoat Writer_in-Residence and co-founder Malcolm Hamilton. Dolly stands barefoot on the edge of a beach, a beach she played upon as a child. We watch her struggle to understand the past through the memories of a summer’s day spent at that beach many years ago. Blue Raincoat Theatre Company’s Mobile Theatre Project is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland Touring and Dissemination Award 2010.

Adm.: €15 / €12 (concessions)

“One of the most satisfying half hours I have spent in a theatre in a very long time.” - Emer O’Kelly, Sunday Independent (on The Cat and the Moon)

“Beautifully realised and performed.” - Irish Theatre Magazine


YOUTH THEATRE - Armed Eye Film & Theatre Co. - Psycho Spaghetti. Wednesday 17th November @ 11.30am & 2.00pm

Ger Carey’s Psycho Spaghetti is a brilliant comedy written specifically for teenagers. This hilarious one-man show attempts to answer the age-old question:  Just what is going on inside the teenage brain? The show is 100 minutes of laugh-out-loud comedy aimed at getting teenagers to laugh at themselves and view themselves as part of a bigger picture. The show is perfect for Transition Year students, LCA, Youth Reach and even grown-ups!

 Adm.: €10 (Teachers free). NB: Booking through Armed Eye. Tel: 059 9141333




 Psycho Spaghetti

Ger Carey brings his brilliant one-man show, Psycho Spaghetti, to Áras Inis Gluaire on Thursday, November 18, at 11.20 a.m. Back by popular demand, this is an excellent comedy written specifically for young people aged between 15 and 18, attempting to answer the age-old question - just what is going on inside the teenage brain? The performance aims to get teenagers to laugh at themselves and view themselves as part of a bigger picture. It is 100 minutes long, with no interval. €10 per student, with free admission for teachers. Call 097 81079 to book.

Royal Theatre, Castlebar.

book through hospice 0035394 9388666 or ticketmaster.

Monsignor Horan to make stage come-back  25th to 27th of November. The extraordinary story of the life and times of the late Monsignor James Horan, builder of Knock Airport, is soon to be retold when ‘On A Wing and a Prayer-The Musical’ takes to the stage for its premiere at the Royal Theatre, Castlebar. Author Terry Reilly, who wrote the best-selling book On A Wing and a Prayer, has adapted the work in collaboration with Tommy Marren for a stage production that will bring to life the many great undertakings and amazing achievements of Monsignor Horan, told in word and song.Proceeds from the November shows will go to the Mayo/Roscommon Hospice which must raise in excess of 1 million euro each year through donations and fundraising efforts to maintain its palliative care service in the two counties.“Talented people from the region will take to the stage and bring Horan’s amazing work to life again in what we want to be a memorably colourful production, and all in aid of a great cause within our community” he added.Look out for further details shortly in local press, or on or by contacting the Foundation’s office at 0035394 9388666; or at ‘On A Wing and a Prayer’ - A Dramatic Musical will be performed at the Royal Theatre, Castlebar from Thursday the 25th to 27th of November. Tickets for the show go on sale on Thursday the 16th September through Hospice at €25 also through Ticketmaster at €27.50 including booking fee.Terry Reilly can be contacted at or 086 8109518.  Tommy Marren: or 087 9674674. Lavinia Slater Gilmartin is the Musical Director can be contacted at 087 4197935 or

Selected Programmes:

excel 2016

Mayo County Council's Youth Arts Programme  2016


Bealtaine 2016

Celebrating Creatibity as we Age – May 2016

Bealtaine 2016 cover 


John F. Deane

Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2015

John F. Deane Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2015


Culture Night 2016

Countywide programme of cultural events – 16th September

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Culture Night 2016

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