BWW Review: BRENDAN GALILEO FOR EUROPE at Bewley's Café Theatre

BWW Review: BRENDAN GALILEO FOR EUROPE at Bewley's Café Theatre

Sixty Minutes of Mental Gymnastics and Belly Laughter

Strap yourself in for a high octane ride from the mini metropolis of Prospect, Galway to the bright lights of the Eurovision Song Contest and back again with Fionn Foley's uproarious one-man farce. Foley plays Brendan Galileo, an earnest and ambitious young man who tries his hand in local politics with the sole intent to overturn the system's archaic bureaucracy.

Undeterred by his spectacular loss in the local by-elections, a timely tip off at the Galway Races leads him to his next quest. He learns that the local music school in Prospect is intended to be refashioned as ritzy apartments for racehorses! Seeking counsel from his spunky grandmother and well-meaning (but oft inebriated) roommate he is hit with a wee epiphany: to win the Eurovision Song Contest, exploiting his widespread fame to secure a seat in the European Parliament and save his local music school.

Nimbly directed by Jeda de Brí, Foley's solo comedy is fast-paced, witty and terribly funny. The rapid-fire impersonations were priceless with his Eurovision entry in the same unique league as Father Ted's 'My Lovely Horse.'

Enjoy sixty minutes of mental gymnastics and belly laughter with droll references to pop culture, music, and current affairs. Winner of the Judge's Choice Award at the 2017 Dublin Fringe Festival, Foley delights once again. Brendan Galileo for Europe is one of the four Show In A Bag plays at the Dublin Fringe Festival this year and performances run from 11-22 September at Bewley's Café Theatre.

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