Artistic director of Druid Theatre Garry Hynes tells reporter Jim Fahy about the challenges of running a small theatre company in Galway.

Garry Hynes has directed Druid's latest production 'Mother Adam' by Charles Dyer a two hander with Marie Mullen and Mick Lally.  

Recently settled into the Fo’Castle Theatre on Dominick Street, Druid Theatre offers the public a chance to experience alternative drama productions..

We do whatever we feel will provide good entertainment, that is interesting and worthwhile...we’re trying to provide regular, local entertainment for the people of Galway.

While there is a tradition of theatre going in Galway, people don’t attend as regularly as they go to the cinema.  Garry Hynes believes the reality of theatre companies is they cannot exist without some external financial assistance,

Our survival is always in question.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 26 January 1977. The reporters are Dermot Mullane and Jim Fahy.