The year-long epic will see Galway become a playground for the imagination as the legendary adventures of Gilgamesh – two thirds god, one third human – play out in multiple sites across the city and county.
Macnas will elevate its signature style, taking traditional theatre and storytelling into new outdoor, indoor and digital territories, to bring the contemporary themes of this ancient story – love, loss, rivalry, friendship and death – to life on a never-before-seen scale, inviting intrigue and participation from audiences locally, nationally and internationally.
Free, appears in the city fleetingly and online – 10, 11, 12 April
Free, a large scale public spectacle parade in the city – 21 June
This is a ticketed event at The Black Box Theatre – 16 to 28 November
Free, a closing event in a rural location – 12 December
Each of the four seasons is a self-contained event and can be experienced independently.