Brendan Galileo for Europe

Theatre (new writing, comedy)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


Brendan Galileo is determined to make his mark on Irish political life and save the local school of music from being converted into apartments for racehorses, by joining the ranks of the European Parliament. However, with his voice so lost in a sea of tribal bureaucracy, he must take drastic action to improve his public profile. He must represent his country in the most vicious diplomatic catfight on the continent, the Eurovision Song Contest. A hilarious multi award-winning new play by Fionn Foley about keeping your integrity at the world's foremost convention of kitsch.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Lift access through the glass box into the main studio area. If not taking the lift there are 12 steps down into the performance space. There is level access via Windmill Lane off of Buccleuch Place.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Philip Healing 118 days ago

What a fantastic piece! Brilliantly written and incredibly well delivered. This is physical comedy at its highest level of quality by the young, energetic and beautiful Fionn Foley. Fionn takes you an an engrossing journey from when he first sets foot on the stage - and doesn't let you go. If you're looking for comedy, then this sweet, hilariously funny yet uplifting story told from the heart could possibly be the best hour you'll spend at the fringe this year.

Claire D 122 days ago

Hilarious and charming show - really not to be missed, and Fionn Foley is an absolute star in the making.

Kathren 125 days ago

Outstanding performer with superb comic timing. Someone I expect we will hear a lot about in the future. Very clever and funny.

Stu and Lesley 126 days ago

Very talented young comic, one to watch for the future! Excellent show - even if you don't love Eurovision!! 5*

Straight backta Leith 128 days ago

This wasn’t the high production kitsch glitterfest I was expecting - it was so much better than that. It was just one guy, but many characters and it was endearing, clever, so well put together and performed and hilarious from start to finish. If you know anything about Ireland, the EU or Eurovision - go and see this, you will love it. *****

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 101 days ago

Fionn Foley harnesses the charm of small town Ireland life, and infuses the ridiculousness of Eurovision to perform his highly enjoyable one-man show, Brendan Galileo for Europe. Although the story feels a bit familiar to fans of coming-of-age 1980s movies that feature a dated, but well cherished property threatened by...

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Musical Theatre Review (3/5 stars) 116 days ago

Fionn Foley is a one-man phenomenon! Switching between characters and voices at the flick of a switch, Foley has considerable talent and delivers this show with panache, fun and sheer joy.

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