Category Archives: Edinburgh Festival Fringe


Eileen, my youngest sister, is in Terminus in the Endinburgh Festival Fringe.

It’s on in the Traverse – the same theatre as The New Electric Ballroom is playing. It’s an Abbey Theatre production of a Mark O’Rowe play.

The New Electric Ballroom

My sister Catherine is in a new Enda Walsh play in Galway.

The play is being put on by the Druid Theatre Company in Druid’s theatre in Galway as part of the Galway Arts Festival 08.

There is a review in the Irish Times of The New Electric Ballroom review

Although one ferociously funny set-piece leaves the quiet poetry of its finale looking wan, the strength of Druid’s English language premiere is in its ambiguity, allowing Walsh’s ideas to percolate through layers of arresting surrealism. That it takes a while for the mind to disentangle them is no bad thing. For all Walsh’s wayward imagination, his words and images snag on the unconscious for a reason. These warped fictions of identity and routine tap into something darkly universal: in short, the story of our lives.

It’s sold out for it’s two week run in Galway but it also goes to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August. If you can get a ticket, go see it. It’s a very powerful play, brilliantly written and beautifully performed.