The Fisherwives

Fisherwoman, Fisherwoman, Sell me your Trout.

Brú Theatre, together with Claddagh Community School, Galway City Museum, Atelier f ür Physisches Theater (Berlin) and Galway 2020's Small Towns Big Ideas created a street performance based on the Fishmarkets of Galway 100 years ago. Mixing masks, folklore and fish, the Fisherwives silently wove their way through the Spanish Arch selling their catch to the large crowds.

The Fisherwives Video here, photographs of the performance were chosen as Photo of the Day/Week in The Irish Times, Voice of America, The Telegraph U.K, Yahoo, MSN and further afield.


Photo Julia Dunin

Photo Julia Dunin

Created by James Riordan.                                   

Produced by Jill Murray.                                       

Costume by Cherie White.                                   

Masks by James Riordan & Orla Clogher.     

Cast: Catherine Denning, Victoria McCormack, Jérémie Cyr-Cooke, Orla Tubridy, Letecia Diaz, Conor Kennedy-Burke & Zita Monahan.

Music by Michael Chang.

Workshops by Mina Tinaburri & Ulrich Ernitz 

Supported by Creative Ireland & Galway 2020.


Our ensemble of international performers living locally spent time learning mask technique with the APT Berlin, finding characters and games before devising with the company and taking to the streets last September. Fish was supplied by Mary’s Fish.

Photo: Reuters

Photo: Reuters