Tá an Taibhdhearc ag ullmhú don comóradh caoga bliain.
Founded in 1928, Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe’s history is rooted in plays such as ‘Diarmuid and Gráinne’, written and performed by none other than Mícheál Mac Liammóir.
The theatre has continued to build on its successes, always staging plays in the Irish language, and entertaining the people of Galway and beyond. Director Seán Stafford is in the process of directing a new play, which he hopes will appeal to people who might not go to the theatre that regularly,
Is dóigh gur maith an rud an t-athrú...is dóigh gur féidir againn cuisteiméirí dár gcuid fhéin againn, tagann siad i gcónaí, tuigeann tú...beidh muid ag súil b’fhéidir le daoine, mar a dearfá, imeallach a thabhairt isteach chomh maith...a thagann anois is arís ag drámaí áirithe...
The theatre stages eight plays a year, and there are plans to include more musical theatre in forthcoming programmes.
Extensive building renovations are also underway, as Risteard Ó Broin explains. While the stage itself did not require any alterations, theatre seating in the hall has been improved. Conditions will be more comfortable for the actors, as up to this, the green room and changing areas were somewhat basic,
Tá gach rud á athrú, an áit a athrú ó bun go barr.
The show must go on, and he is confident that everything will be in place for their 50th anniversary celebrations,
Tá thart ar fiche daoine ag obair ar, agus tá muid ag an stáid anois go bhfuil muid ag cur rudaí ar ais...tá muid cinnte go mbeidh sé réidh don oscailt.
This episode of ‘P.M.’ was broadcast on 16 March 1978. The reporter is Doireann Ní Bhriain.
‘P.M. was a magazine series reporting on aspects of Irish life with interludes for music from Irish performers. P.M. first began on Tuesday, 20 September, 1977 and was initially aired three nights a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7.00pm on RTÉ 1. The original presenters John O'Donoghue, Áine O'Connor, Nicholas Coffey and Doireann Ní Bhriain were later joined by Pat Kenny. "As editor Noel Smyth sees it, the Tuesday programme will consist mainly of film reports on topical events anywhere in Ireland, the Wednesday edition will concentrate on studio discussions, and the Thursday programme will be in Irish, with just as wide a brief as the other two." (RTÉ Guide, 16 September, 1977, Vol.1, No.37, p.18)
P.M. ran until Thursday, 12 April, 1979.