A Galway Girl

Jump to navigation Jump to search

A one-act play by Geraldine Aron.

The original text

One of Aron's "Irish" plays, but written in Cape Town, it is similar in its poetic and minimalist form to her earlier Bar and Ger, and tells the story of a mismatched couple through thirty-five years of marriage with humour and tenderness.

First performed in 1979, first in Cape Town, later in Galway.

First published in Seven Plays and Four Monologues, 1985 and subsequently in 1986 in Play Spectrum (ed. H. Houghton-Hawksley). Published as an acting edition by Samuel French in 2011.

Performances in South Africa


1979: First produced at the Space Theatre in October 1979, directed by Keith Grenville, with Ethwyn Grant and Dermot Judge.

198*: Produced by CAPAB in 198*, directed by **, with Diane Wilson and Michael McGovern.

1983: Presented by Neria Cohen on the Festival Fringe, July 1983.

Performances elsewhere

1979: Stages at the Druid Theatre, Galway, directed by Gary Hines.

2012: Staged at Bewley's Cafe Theatre in Dublin, directed by Terry Byrne, and the production was then broadcast as a radio play on RTE Drama on One, 23 June 2012 http://www.radiodramareviews.com/id1208.html


National Arts Festival programme, 1983.

Aron, Geraldine. 1985. Seven Plays and Four Monologues

Brian Barrow and Yvonne Williams-Short (eds.). 1988. Theatre Alive! The Baxter Story 1977-1987.

Angela Bourke. 2002. "A Galway Girl" in The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing: Irish women's writing and traditions (Volume 5): p. 1256[1]





Astbury, 1979

Gosher, 1988

Go to ESAT Bibliography

Return to

Return to PLAYS I: Original SA plays

Return to PLAYS II: Foreign plays

Return to PLAYS III: Collections

Return to PLAYS IV: Pageants and public performances

Return to South African Festivals and Competitions

Return to The ESAT Entries

Return to Main Page