Thirteen Steps to the Attic at Galway Theatre Festival!

I’m delighted to announce that Thirteen Steps to the Attic has been programmed as part of the 10th Anniversary Galway Theatre Festival in May. Michelle Cahill Thirteen Steps to the Attic Audience Feedback Thirteen Steps to the Attic is a multi layered montage of movement and text directed by Rowan Tolley (Rowan Tolley Company).  Set to a live sound score and recorded tracks from the eclectic band Thieves of Silence.

In an attic, in a house, with only letters for company, a woman is led by a man to take a precarious step into the vibrancy of her imagination. Connected by words on a page Thirteen Steps to the Attic examines the known, the unknown, and the invisible desire that was unquestionably real.
An evocative solo performance, interspersed with moments of tenderness and humour Thirteen Steps to the Attic uncovers the story of a woman led by a man to take a precarious step into the vibrancy of her imagination.
Based on a true story.

Performed by Michelle Cahill
Directed by Rowan Tolley
Music composed and played by Thieves of Silence

THIRTEEN STEPS TO THE ATTIC at Galway Theatre Festival 
Friday May 4th – Monday May 7th
Nun’s Island Theatre, Galway | 7pm

€14 / €12 / €8 early bird rate before April 22
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In person at Town Hall Theatre, Galway
By phone 091 569 777



Movement & Choreography Workshop with Michelle Cahill
in association with Galway Dance Project
Saturday May 5th

Michelle Cahill Producer / Performer

A creative and playful workshop moving between set exercises, solo improvisation tasks, and ​group work. My eclectic approach draws from contemporary dance training, performance work, teaching practice and experiences working with diverse groups of people.
This workshop is suitable for dancers, theatre practitioners, directors and anyone with an interest in the expressive, moving body. Some experience necessary.

Be present, be yourself, be here.
Let’s begin…. 

Saturday 5th May 12.30pm-2.30pm
St Nicholas’ School  (near Town Hall Theatre, Galway)
To reserve your place, email: