ROOM WITH A VIEW

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS - GT

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.

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