Brendan Galileo for Europe, a new musical comedy written and performed by Spiddal man Fionn Foley and directed by Jeda de Brí, will premiere in Dublin’s Bewley’s Café Theatre from September 10-22 as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival.
It follows Brendan Galileo who is determined to join the ranks of the European Parliament in order to challenge the bureaucracy of Irish political life and to save the local school of music in Prospect from being converted into apartments for racehorses.
Unfortunately, in his home turf of Galway, he is a man without a spear, his previous electoral efforts little more than a novelty act. In a last-ditch attempt to dramatically improve his public profile, he decides to represent his country in the continent’s most vicious diplomatic catfight, the Eurovision Song Contest.
Fionn’s new one-man show follows the success of last year’s sell-out run of Fierce Notions, which won the Judge’s Choice Award at the 2017 Dublin Fringe Festival. In Brendan Galileo for Europe, he explores the best and worst of post-Brexit Europe and the Eurovision – the songs, the dance routines and the inevitable instant costume changes.
For more, read this week’s Galway City Tribune.
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