Brú Theatre Presents


Selvage tells the story of a young boy Joe, who suddenly finds himself alone after his beloved Granny Is imprisoned. Joe must then find his own way, dodging a variety of perils along the way, all the time accompanied by his own anxiety which he must overcome in order to be reunited with his family.

Galway’s Brú Theatre present Selvage, 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)

Audiences can expect a very different night at the theatre, Selvage uses puppetry, mask, live electronic music and physical theatre performance to tell Joe’s story. Fun, inventive and invigorating, Selvage promises to bring audiences on a unique journey.

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