Selvage - Lime Tree Theatre


Presented by Galway’s Brú Theatre

Written by James Riordan | Directed by Lara Campbell


Selvage is an evocative, inventive theatre show merging puppetry and physical storytelling with a live music score by Anna Mullarkey.


Nominated for two Irish Times Theatre Awards in 2020 (Best Actor James Riordan & Best Lighting-Sarah Jane Shiels)



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Granny has been incarcerated, the fairytale has faltered & now something is gnashing at Joe. Selvage (a line of self-securing knitting), is a one man show about unravelling tightly wound modern anxieties and a boy’s triumph over his ‘gnaw’.

Following 2 sold out runs in Galway, Selvage now embarks on a national tour, inviting audiences into this creative examination of the countless avenues people trudge down in an effort to calm their niggling ‘gnaw’.

Selvage was initially developed through the Druid FUEL programme and funded by the Arts Council.

‘Whereas one-actor shows are often stripped back affairs, Riordan deployed a range of effects and elements in an always absorbing, frequently funny, and keenly touching piece.’ Galway Advertiser

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  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
  • No exchanges or refunds.
  • Masks/face coverings are optional.
  • Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call box office on (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
  • No late comers admitted to the theatre once show commences.
  • On street parking.

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