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Galway International Arts Festival

A dreary office space

Ushered into a series of five realistic spaces, housing clues to the character once confined within their walls, you’ll hear haunting accounts of solitude as part of an immersive theatre installation.

As one of an audience of six, you are invited to step inside meticulously designed and detailed rooms, exploring each for two minutes before recorded audio begins. Comprising absorbing and vivid texts by Enda Walsh that draw us into the highly intimate lives of five individuals, they are narrated by some of Ireland’s most distinct voices – Niall Buggy, Charlie Murphy, Donal O’Kelly, Paul Reid and Eileen Walsh

This is the first time that Enda Walsh’s five short stories to date are presented together as one performance. Unrelated yet all springing from the loneliness experienced by ordinary people, they take on a quiet poetic force through remarkable storytelling, punctuated by stark lighting and sound. Contemplative, atmospheric and sure to stay with you long after you’ve emerged.
 

Duration: Approximately 2 hours, including short intervals (each room lasts 15 mins)
Age guidance: 14+
 

Presented by the Barbican

Members and Members Plus enjoy 20% off ticket prices for this show. Applicable only for 1pm performances.

No booking fee. Discounted tickets subject to availability.

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Students are entitled to half-price tickets in advance for the 1pm and 3pm performances on Wednesday. Proof of eligibility required on collection.

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Visitors with access requirements who have joined our Access Membership scheme may be eligible for reductions on tickets. Call the Box Office on 020 7638 8891. For Minicom facilities, call 07710 854 085.

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Save 20%. Call the Groups line on 020 7382 7211.

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