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Brú Theatre was created in January 2018 . The company are based in Galway, work bilingually and tour nationally. We perform new writing, often using masks, puppetry, live music, dance and both the English and Irish language. We’ve three full productions and a work in progress to date and have been generously funded by The Arts Council, Galway City and County Council, Creative Ireland, Galway 2020 and Ealín na Gaeltachta. Our work has been performed as part of Galway Theatre Festival, Baboró, Culture Night, Traidphicnic, Cairde Festival and Galway 2020. We will be on the main stage of the Town Hall Theatre with Selvage later this year.


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James is from Galway and trained at LISPA (London) and the APT (Berlin). He's a member of The LipSinkers (U.K), a performance director for Macnas and was a Druid FUEL participant in 2018. He has performed nationally and internationally and holds a BA (Hons) from Queen's University, Belfast. He is a participant on Creative Europe’s Make a Move along with 9 other European Theatre makers and has been chosen as an ASSETIJ Next Generation participant in 2019, travelling to Norway in September.

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Jill Murray


Jill is a Galway based arts administrator, manager and producer. Jill is currently Programme and Marketing Assistant at the Town Hall Theatre, she manages the Galway Dance Project, and is producing Galway Dance Project’s European Capital of Culture Galway 2020 community dance project. Jill is currently participating in the Irish Theatre Institute's Elevator Programme


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Anna Mullarkey musician

Anna is a musician based in Galway and works with James both in and outside the company. She is a founding member of My Fellow Sponges and has recently embarked on a solo career.

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Philippa Hambly


Philippa is a writer, maker and performer living in Bristol U.K. She trained with James at LISPA and her solo show Kinkens will be touring in 2019.


To date we have been funded by The Arts Council, Galway City Council, Galway County Council, Ealaín na Gaeltachta, Galway 2020 and Creative Ireland. We would like to thank our funders for their continued support.