A treat for Samhain! We are busy recording this show right now in readiness to screen it this weekend.
Written and performed by Louise Conaghan, The Morrigan is a fun show suitable for family audiences.
The Ancient Irish Gods and Goddesses have been roused from their slumber! This clown…ahem…goddess must find a way back to the Otherworld but before she does, she wants to know what on earth has been happening since she last walked it.
We’re offering this show on a pay what you can basis – you are very welcome to watch this show for free however if you are able to make a donation we would appreciate it so much. We suggest a price of €5 per person.
It will be streaming from 12pm on Sat 31 Oct to midnight on Sun 1 November.
Just follow the booking link, book your ticket – you only need to book one ticket per household, and then add a donation if you can (if you do choose to make a donation please leave your free ticket in the cart too) – and we’ll send you details on how to watch the show.
If you don’t see the confirmation email in your inbox please check if it has gone into your spam folder or your social and promotional folders.
NB: our phone lines are currently closed while we remain under level 5 restrictions – we can be contacted by email here if you have any queries about the show.
The ongoing Covid restrictions are keeping our doors closed to the public but our work continues.
Recently we had local actor Patrick Quinn in for a development week on his new play Revved.
As a child Patrick, who is from Newmills in Letterkenny, was an active participant in our junior drama classes and An Grianán Youth Theatre. Now a drama graduate of Queen’s University, and currently studying for his MA at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Patrick has also appeared in a number of productions at An Grianán most recently in our outdoor production of The Winter’s Tale.
It was wonderful to be able to offer him the space and time to work on his new play, a drama set around the Donegal Rally. He was joined by director Emily Foran and stage manager Jude Barriscale to help him transition his play from page to stage.
We also had puppeteer Karen Torley of Banyan Theatre come into help Patrick infuse life into the props he’s planning to use in the play.
Watch out for Revved next year!
Side note: We should have been spending this winter working with Karen Torley on our big Christmas show, a special seasonal adaption of her show The Selkie called The Selkie’s Christmas Wish but alas Covid put an end to that. Here’s hoping that wishes really can come true and we can do it for Christmas 2021 instead.
We are making our production of John D Ruddy’s Manny Man Does The History of Ireland On Stage available to watch free online from Monday 19th through Sunday 25th October.
Following yesterday evening’s announcement by An Taoiseach that Donegal will be moving into Level 3 of the government’s Plan for Living with COVID-19, we regret that this means audiences will not be permitted to attend the performances we have planned between now and the 16th October. Please bear with us as we rearrange those shows, we will be in touch with all ticket holders as soon as we can.
We currently have places available on our Community Employment Scheme for house keeping and front of house staff.
Community Employment Rates and Conditions apply. Please note the eligible age for participation on Community Employment is 21 years. Please contact your local Department of Social Protection office for details of any exceptions to this.
To apply please send your CV and PPS number to:
Community Employment Supervisor
An Grianán Theatre
0749120777 (press 2 for admin)