First Fortnight Festival
Granny has been incarcerated, the fairytale has faltered & now something is gnawing at Joe.
Selvage is a fast, funny show about unravelling tightly wound modern anxieties and a boy’s reckoning with his gnaw.
Nominated for 2 Irish Times Theatre Awards, the show uses physical storytelling, puppetry and a live, original score from Anna Mullarkey to explore the many ways people try to calm themselves while a ”gnaw” waits not far from the surface.
Recommended for ages 16+
Funded by The Arts Council, Galway City Council, Galway County Council. Supported by Town Hall Theatre and Druid.
WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY James Riordan.
DIRECTED BY Lara Campbell
LIGHTING DESIGN BY Sarah Jane Shields
SET DESIGN BY Gavin Morgan
ORIGINAL MUSIC BY Anna Mullarkey.
PRODUCED BY Jill Murray.
DRAMATURG Hanna Slattne.
PUPPETRY DESIGN BY Gala Tomasso
PROP/MASK DESIGN BY Orla Clogher
TICKETS €21 | €19
RUNNING TIME 70 MINS
Please note that there is a post-show discussion after the 7:30pm show on Saturday
About First Fortnight:
First Fortnight is a charity that challenges mental health stigma through arts and cultural action.
First Fortnight hosts an annual mental health, arts and culture festival throughout January, throughout Ireland. The festival celebrates the arts as a powerful catalyst for sparking unscripted conversations around mental ill health and serves to challenge the stigma associated with mental ill-health. The festival aspires to make the beginning of each year synonymous with mental health awareness, actively challenging societal prejudices, and eradicating the pervasive stigma surrounding mental health.