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Brendan Galileo for Europe is an award-winning new play that premiered at the Dublin Fringe Festival 2018.
To challenge the bureaucracy of Irish political life and to save the local school of music from being converted into apartments for racehorses, Brendan Galileo is determined to join the ranks of the European Parliament. Alas, in the City of Tribes he is a man without a spear, his previous electoral efforts little more than a novelty act. In a last-ditch attempt to dramatically improve his public profile, he must represent his country in the most vicious diplomatic catfight in the continent, the Eurovision Song Contest.
Brendan Galileo for Europe explores an island's relationship with a continent, a community and a contest. A light-hearted look at how to keep your integrity at the world's foremost convention of kitsch.
Fionn Foley Actor
Fionn is an award-winning actor, writer, composer and sound designer based in Dublin, Ireland. His critically acclaimed new musical Fierce Notions won the 'Judge's Choice Award' at Dublin Fringe Festival in 2017. Other writing and composing credits include Eamonn (from Menswear) and the award-winning Half Light, which toured nationally this year. Fionn was selected as one of Fishamble Theatre Company's 'Play for Ireland' playwrights this year as well as one of the actor/writers for Dublin Theatre Festival's Home Theatre project. As an actor, Fionn's theatre credits include Trainspotting (Olympia Theatre), The Harvest (New Theatre), The Messenger (Barnstorm), The Critic (Rough Magic) and the Grimm Tales of Cinderella (Smock Alley). Screen credits include Into the Badlands, Vikings, Ros na Rún and the IFTA-nominated EIPIC.
Fionn was selected as one of 2018's Show in A Bag artists by the Irish Theatre Institute, Fishamble and Dublin Fringe Festival. Brendan Galileo for Europe was developed through this process and won both the 'Best Actor' and 'Bewley's Little Gem' awards as well as being nominated for 'Best Actor', 'Best New Play' and 'Best Director' at the Broadway World Ireland Awards.