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Hound’s Hotel – Review on The Reviews Hub

Hound’s Hotel in the Galway Advertiser (July 13, 2017) 

Press Release Hound’s Hotel Galway Fringe

Hound’s Hotel: A Hairy Murderer On The Loose
July 20, 21 & 22 ¦ 7pm in Seven Bridgestreet ¦ Galway Fringe 2017

The full press release, promotional pictures and additional audience reviews can be found HERE.

A combination of wacky characters, slapstick comedy and musical farce, Hound’s Hotel is a horror comedy which harks back to the classic British 70’s sitcom, an adult pantomime which will grab your attention from the first line and hold you by the neck until the final bow.

“Le Château Du Chien is the most luxurious hotel in all of the Swiss Alps. Manned by a staff of the finest workers in the hospitality industry, its patrons can enjoy refined food and unparalleled comfort. But one night, a quiet, unassuming gentleman appears, without a reservation, seeking a room. This sets off a chain of events which leads to the appearance of the greatest detective in the world, a spinning class gone awry and a killing spree which may, or may not, claim the lives of all the residents. All the while the full moon shines brightly overhead…”

Tickets 14 €, Concessions 12 €
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Directed by Conor Duffy
Co-Directed by Angelene Milne
Lighting & Sound Design by Conor Burnell
Produced by Nathalie Clement
Stage Management by Joe Clinton

Conor Duffy, Angelene Milne, Jordan Begley, Nathalie Clement, Warren Hanley, Hannah Lucy Joyce, Luke Collins, Gavan O’Connor Duffy, Joe Clinton, Elizabeth Doyle, Conor Hanley

Hound’s Hotel Audience Reviews:

“Hound’s Hotel was hilarious. I could have watched it for hours.”

“Great Story. Wes Anderson vibe with an Irish Twist.”

“Fawlty Towers meets post-gothic musical on LSD! Absolutely silly and entertaining.”

“A really good entertaining piece. Lots of diversity. Great fun and hugely entertaining.”

“Excellent, very funny! Timing and acting were brilliant. Really good laugh.”

“Duffy is a genius. Great show all round. Great humour and great craic.”

“Absolutely Fabulous, great humour. Actors were brilliant. It made me laugh so much!”

“I am coming from Austria, this is the first play I have seen in Ireland. It it was typical Irish humour, I loved it!”

Head Above Water Theatre Company
Head Above Water Theatre Company is an emerging Irish theatre company, bringing the horror and thriller genres to Dublin and beyond. It was founded in 2015 by Conor Duffy, Angelene Milne and Warren Hanley.
Their first production, “The Joining”, was a collection of four short horror-inspired original pieces, which had a successful run in the Sean O’Casey Theatre in June 2016.
Their second production, “Hound’s Hotel”, was performed as part of the Scene+Heard festival in the Smock Alley Theatre (Main Space) in February 2017. It will be one of the featured shows of the Galway Fringe Festival, on July 20th, 21st and 22nd 2017.
They are also bringing a new play to the Galway Fringe 10 Minutes Play Festival, The Lonely Luchador, on July 29th at 1pm in Columban Hall Theatre.

Promotional Pictures

HAW at the Scene+Heard Festival

‘Hound’s Hotel’ is a new original Irish play, premiering on Feb 21st and 22nd in the Main Space of the Smock Alley Theatre, as part of the Scene+Heard Festival. Written and directed by Conor Duffy. Co-Directed by Angelene Milne. Duration: 40 mins.

Feel free to use any of the promotional pictures that can be found below:

The Joining by HAW, A Collection of Four , Original Short Plays