HomeEventsGIAF + An Taibhdhearc present An Fear Liath / The Grey Man
25th July - 27th July | 22:00 -

GIAF + An Taibhdhearc present An Fear Liath / The Grey Man

As part of Galway International Arts Festival, Fíbín sa Taibhdearc presents the world premiere of An Fear Liath which is of great artistic and cultural relevance that connects Galicia and Ireland, our Atlantic culture, our mythology, and the common drama that runs through our history: the missing people on the sea.

Showing as part of GIAF, on 25-27th July, at 10pm in the Claddagh Basin. Tickets available at the link HEREEnglish Subtitles are available for shows on the 26th and 27th only. 

A fishing village is rocked by the inexplicable disappearance of a family-owned trawler at sea. Joan, the eldest daughter, returns home but gets caught up in a web of deceit, superstition, and murder.

The sea that gives us life, the sea that takes it away. As in all cultures there is a myth, a legend, that the sea demands tribute for everything it gives us. A payment we make in flesh, in lives, in bodies that disappear, in empty coffins.

Fíbín sa Taibhdhearc follow on from their acclaimed outdoor productions of Muc Rí and Cogadh na Saoirse with a dazzling late night premiere of Philip Doherty’s new play, directed by Fran Núnez, the artistic director of the National Galician Theatre, and in partnership with the minority language theatre network, Phōnē.

A late night open air spectacle on the pier with deep woven allusions to Irish mythology and Greek tragedy; a story that walks between two worlds, this world and the next. A story giving voice to a country unmoored by grudges, thwarted dreams, and self-medication.

Artwork by Engin Akyurt, courtesy of An Taibhdhearc

Event Date
25th July 2024 - 27th July 2024
Event Time
22:00 -
Event Category Venue
Claddagh Quay
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