ROOM WITH A VIEW
Bathroom – Enda Walsh Bank of Ireland Theatre, NUI Galway, Until July 30. Admission ¤7. giaf.ie
A pleasingly disturbing annual highlight of the Galway International Arts Festival has become Enda Walsh’s series of rooms. The first, Room 303, invited you to sit on a bed in what looked like a grotty boarding-house, and intrude on the innermost thoughts of a travelling salesman coming to the end of his days. A Girl’s Bedroom, and Kitchen, followed, so, with this year’s Bathroom, you can tell he’s ultimately going for the full house. Each room has been an intimate experience – you go in, just a few at a time, and wait for the lights to dim and the voices begin. It’s approximately 15 minutes of artmeetstheatre that’s guaranteed to stay with you long after you emerge blinking into the light.