TURF invites the audience on an investigative journey, punctuated with provocative, fiercely athletic and beautifully detailed movement. Situated somewhere deep within the Irish soul, it tells the story of one life, but many selves.TURF, by the Rowan Tolley Company, will run at The Connacht Print Works from April 29 – May 1 at 3pm and 6pm as part of the Galway Theatre Festival 2016
Tickets €8 Town Hall Theatre, Courthouse Square, Galway. Tel. 091 569 777 http://www.galwaytheatrefestival.com
Performed by Frank Farrell, TURF searches for the tenderness through a fractured landscape. Sculpture, Installation, Performance, it explores not how to hold the TURF but how the TURF takes a hold of you. At the mercy of nature, the block waits to cut, to spread, to foot, when it moves it lives.
Rowan Tolley is a performer, director, creator and teacher, with over 25 years’ professional experience. He combines touring his highly acclaimed one man show with teaching, directing, devising in both theatre, film and television. Increasingly interested in the function of silence, he is a great believer in the element of risk for both performer and director. Frank Farrell is a Longford based actor and physical performer. His work extends across traditional theatre, physical-movement theatre, site specific theatre and film. He has been a regular member of The Rowan Tolley Company for the last 7 years.
THE ROWAN TOLLEY COMPANY
“their trademark is their visual and passionate non-stop percussive physical style, merging words, movement and live sound to produce compulsive theatre”
The Yorkshire Post
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
TURF is supported by Longford County Council and Trident Holiday Homes