Making Exciting Theatre at Home and Abroad
In 2008 Druid sets out to consolidate and expand its reputation as a major force in theatre nationally and internationally. Highlight events on the 2008 programme include the US premiere of The Walworth Farce; the English language premiere of The New Electric Ballroom for Galway Arts Festival which will tour to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; an Irish and UK tour of The Cripple of Inishmaan, and a US tour of The Playboy of the Western World and The Shadow of the Glen.
Druid is also delighted to announce that it will carry out a major refurbishment of its premises in Chapel Lane, Galway.
Building on the success of our 2007 theatre season, which attracted close to 35,000 theatre-goers over the course of 79 performances, we are looking forward to our most ambitious and wide reaching season. 2008 is shaping up to be a stand-out year with 213 performances lined up for 25 venues with anticipated capacity audiences of 75,000 from Ireland, the UK and coast to coast in North America.
Commenting on Druid’s latest projects, Artistic Director, Garry Hynes said: "It’s a very exciting year for Druid with the refurbishment of our much loved home in Chapel Lane, a fantastic Enda Walsh season, the Druid debuts, performances in Ireland, the UK and the US and finally working with Martin again." Martin McDonagh is excited at the prospect of Hynes’ vision for The Cripple of Inishmaan saying “I am so happy to be working with Druid again. It’ll be good to get back to basics”.
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