Granny has been incarcerated, the fairytale has faltered & now something is Gnawing at Joe.

Selvage (the self securing first and last line of knitting), is a show about unravelling tightly wound modern anxieties and a boy's triumph over his 'gnaw'. It is a creative exploration on themes of charity, self-help and religion, examining the countless avenues people trudge in an effort to make themselves feel calm when deep down remains a ‘gnaw’.


Written by James Riordan.                                                   

Original Music by Anna Mullarkey.                                   

Directed by Lara Campbell.                                                   

Supported by Druid, Galway City Council, Galway County Council and The Arts Council.                                


Selvage began as part of the Druid FUEL program where a work in progress was presented in April 2018. Further development is happening in Annamakerrig funded by Galway City Council. The show will be on stage March 7th-9th in the Mick Lally Theatre and March 14th in Station House, Clifden funded by the Arts Council.

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