GAF 2016 presents a new play by Enda Walsh

Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival present

[a love story]
a new play by ENDA WALSH

World premiere 11 July

The world premiere of a new play by Enda Walsh is a major event. Arlington [a love story] is his first new work for the theatre since the New York premiere of Lazarus, co-written with David Bowie.

Written and directed by Enda Walsh and choreographed by Emma Martin, Arlington is a compelling ode to the human spirit and its powers to endure. The production will reunite the world-class creative team behind Misterman, Ballyturk and The Last Hotel. With Arlington, Walsh is working for the first time with choreographer Emma Martin and video artist Jack Phelan.

What I saw outside the window, kept me from sleeping.

In a waiting room, inside a tower, Isla waits for her number to be called.
A young woman finally understands her fate.
And a young man faces a stark decision.

This exciting new piece will premiere as part of Galway International Arts Festival in a specially-constructed theatre space at Leisureland, Salthill, Co. Galway. Tickets from €22 are now on sale.

This will be the third time that Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival have co-produced Enda Walsh’s work. Ballyturk and Misterman both premiered at the festival and the team are delighted to continue this relationship and bring Arlington to stage for the very first time.

The production stars Charlie Murphy as Isla, Hugh O’Conor as Young Man and Oona Doherty as Young Woman and will feature the voices of Olwen Fouéré, Helen Norton and Stephen Rea.
Charlie Murphy is a multi award-winning actress (she was twice winner of Best Actress at the IFTA awards for Love/Hate, and won the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Actress for Pygmalion at the Abbey Theatre). Her film and television work includes Happy Valley, Rebellion and The Village. Hugh O’Conor is an award-winning actor, photographer and video director, whose early work includes Lamb and the young Christy Brown in the Oscar-winning My Left Foot, and, more recently, The Stag and King Lear at the Abbey Theatre, for which he won a Best Supporting Actor award at the Irish Times Theatre Awards. Oona Doherty is a dance artist who performs internationally and frequently collaborates with choreographer Emma Martin. She is Hatch Artist in Residence at The MAC 2016 and the Prime Cut Productions Reveal Programme chosen Artist 2016.

Performance dates:

7–24 July, 8pm
Matinees 14, 16, 17, 23 & 24 July, 2pm
Previews 7–10 July
No Show 12 & 18 July

Tickets €22–€32.50
Phone: 091 569 777

Backstage at the Festival – 13 July
Post–show talk with the company
Moderator Prof. Patrick Lonergan, NUI Galway
Written and directed by Enda Walsh
Choreographed by Emma Martin
Set and Costume Designer – Jamie Vartan
Lighting Designer – Adam Silverman
Sound Designer – Helen Atkinson
Composer – Teho Teardo
Video Designer – Jack Phelan

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