The first theatre show has been announced for this year's Galway International Arts Festival (GIAF), which runs from July 15-18.
Celebrated UK theatre company Kneehigh will return to the City of the Tribes for the festival's 42nd year with, based on John Gay's
Kneehigh's reinvention of the classic musical satire received a four star review in the UK Times and will include a mix of puppetry, physical theatre and live music as the actor- musicians perform to a live score that's described as 'trip hop combined with folk, ska with grime and dubstep'.
★★★★ ‘A riot... Would I go and see this again? Like a shot.’ @TheTimes. @WeAreKneeHigh’s #DeadDog2019 heads to the Lyric from 21 May – 15 June.— Lyric Hammersmith Theatre (@LyricHammer) March 25, 2019
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Written by Carl Grose and directed by Mike Shepard, with an original score by Charles Hazlewood, the theatrical performance will explore people's capacity for corruption.
Artistic Director of Galway International Arts Festival Paul Fahy said he was delighted to welcome Kneehigh back to the festival, after it's production ofback in 2017.
He said: "Following on from their 2017 sell-out success withis already tipped to be one of our Festival highlights. I’m looking forward to audiences experiencing the magic that is Kneehigh this July.”
The Irish premiere ofwill take place in the Bailey Allen Hall at NUIG from July 16-20. Tickets range from €22-€29.50 and are on sale here.
The full GIAF2019 will be announced next months, but musical acts already announced for the Heineken Big Top include: