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The Nualas On Tour 2015

Sat 7th Feb – Market Place, Armagh, Northern Ireland  Box Office +44 28 3752 1821

Sat 21 Feb – Carnegie Arts Centre, Kenmare, Co. Kerry, +353 (0)64 6648701

Sat 7th March – Nenagh Arts Centre, Nenagh, Tipperary. +353 67 3440

Sat 14th March – The Mill Theatre, Dundrum, Dublin. +353 1 296 9340

Fri 13th March – Town Hall Theatre, Galway. +353 91 569 777

Fri 20th March – Glor Irish Music Centre, Ennis, Co. Clare. +353 65 684 3103

Sat 21st March – Theatre Royal, Waterford. +353 51 874 402

Fri 27th March – The Source arts centre, Tipperrary.

Sat 28th March – Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare. +353 45 448 327

Sun 29th March – Lyric Theatre, Belfast, Northern Ireland. +44 28 9038 1081

Sat 11th April – Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick. +353 61 774 774

Fri 17th April – GB Shaw Theatre, Carlow.  +353 59 917 2400

Sat 18th April – Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.  +353 1 231 2929

Sat 25th April – ISLAND Arts Centre, Lisburn, Northern Ireland. /  Box Office +44 28 9250 9254

Fri 22nd May – The Old Courthouse, Antrim, Northern Ireland. +44 28 9446 3113

Sat 30th May – The Iniscealtra Festival of Arts,  Mountshannon in Co. Clare

July: Vodafone Comedy Festival, Dublin, Dates TBC

Sept. 12 – Drogheda Arts Centre, Drogheda, Co. Louth. 041 983 3946

Sept. 18 – Moat Theatre, Naas, Co. Kildare.  +353 045 883 030

Sept. 19 – Draiocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown Shopping Centre , Dublin.  +353 01 885 2622

Sept. 25 – Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow   +353 01 272 4030

Oct.  2-4 – Matchmaker Festival, Lisdoonvarna,  GIG DATE TBC.

Oct. 10 – Civic Theatre, Tallaght, Co. Dublin.  +353 01 462 7477

Oct. 16 – Dock Theatre, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. +353 071 965 0828

Oct. 24 – An Tain Theatre, Dundalk, Co. Louth.  +353 042 939 2919

Nov. 21 –  Wexford Opera House, Wexford.  +353 053 912 2144


Book Launch 2013 Part Two

Book Launch 2013, Part One


The Nualas are going to The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, July 30th – August 25th:






6:30PM, 30TH JULY – 25TH AUGUST (NOT 11TH OR 18TH) / @TheNualas

In their first Edinburgh Festival engagement since their six consecutive sell-out runs (1996-2001) – Irish musical comedy trio The Nualas return to Scotland with an hour-long show of the self-penned songs, scintillating harmony, and provocative chat about current stuff that have wowed audiences across the globe.

Nuala, Nuala and Nuala (hence the name, The Nualas) met over starters at a dinner theatre workshop in Sligo. When they bumped into each other in Afghanistan a year later they knew they were destined to form an international super-group. Following seven years of touring and worldwide success, The Nualas went their separate ways. But, luckily for you, when they bumped into each other in the social welfare office in 2011, they knew they were destined to get back on the road together.

The Nualas have sold out at the Edinburgh Festival, played extended theatre seasons in London, Dublin and New York, headlined the first Singapore International Comedy Festival, appeared at the Royal Albert Hall and met Chris de Burgh in the flesh. They’ve also chalked up innumerable radio and TV appearances across the globe, including writing and recording several radio series for BBC Radio Four  and appearing on Ireland’s ‘Late Late Show‘.

“The Nualas have put comedy and music in the blender and come up with a world class act” Sunday Times “Dammit! The Nualas can sing and make your face ache from laughing” Time Out  “Dripping kooky, faux glamour, they will win you over with their nutty lyrics, zany tunes and endearingly silly dresses. They had a capacity crowd eating out of their hands.” Evening Standard “The audience bayed, clamoured and stamped for more. I haven’t seen the like at a Fringe show before!” Edinburgh Evening News

LISTINGS INFORMATION: VENUE: Assembly George Square, Studio 3

DATES: 30th July – 25th August (no show Monday 11th or Monday 18th August) TIME: 18:30 (19:30) TICKET PRICES: £10-£14 BOX OFFICE: + 44 131 623 3030

For more information or to request images, interviews and press tickets please contact Flick Morris PR on + 44 7917 875 625 or

The Nualas are Anne Gildea (Brunette Nuala), Sue Collins (Blonde Nuala) and Maria Tecce (Red-head Nuala). The Nualas re-launched in Dublin’s Vicar Street on March 25th 2011, to an instantaneous standing ovation. In the subsequent three years they’ve toured constantly in Ireland, North and South, playing venues from The Everyman Cork, to The Royal Theatre, Waterford to The Lyric, in Belfast. It’s 13 years since they last played the festival, completely selling-out the old ‘Ballroom’ venue of the Assembly Rooms, 2001, with their show ‘Goodbye, We Were The Nualas’. And now they’re back, with The Nualas in ‘Hello Again, We’re The Nualas’.  

Sue Collins started her acting career as a really serious actress doing profit share shows and children’s theatre in her early twenties. After a particularly gruelling stint playing a witch in a touring show for toddlers she became disillusioned with ‘theatre’ and fell in love with comedy after a visit to The Comedy Cellar, the famous home of new Irish comedy. Sue hooked up with some comics in Dublin to set up the famous Dublin Comedy Improv where she performed alongside comedians such as Dylan Moran, Ardal O’Hanlon, Dara OBrian and Finbar Funny (a comic who never made it to England). In 1995 she teamed up with Anne Gildea and Tara Flynn to create The Nualas which went on to be a roaring success. After they disbanded in 2001 Sue met Phelim Drew (son of Ronnie Drew) and they married a year later. For the next ten years Sue pursued a solo career in stand up and writing comedy and had four children in quick succession. Finally in 2010 after much harassing from Anne her long standing writing partner she decided to re-launch The Nualas – “one of the best decisions I’ve ever made” –Sue-Nuala.

Maria Tecce is an Italian-American singer , actress and composer. This will be her first Edinburgh Fringe as part of The Nualas having previously performed one woman shows Viva (2009) and Strapless (2010) at the Festival (“A voice to melt butter. Sheer class… haunting” The List, “one of the highlights of Europe’s smart and adventurous jazz and cabaret scene” The Times). This jazz chanteuse has shared the stage with performers as diverse as Dionne Warwicke and Ronnie Drew of The Dubliners. Maria’s acting credits include ‘Emelie’ in ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’ at Dublin’s Gate Theatre, cult short film ‘I Hate Musicals’, Hugh Leonard’s ‘Roman Fever’, and BBC television series ‘Inspector George Gently’ with Martin Shaw. She’s a Yank through and through, born and bred in Boston, but you’d never know, watching her tread the boards as red-head Nuala. Maria is also musical director, accompanist on piano and guitar, and nibbles-consultant for the group.

For more information or to request images, interviews and press tickets please contact Flick Morris PR on + 44 7917 875 625 or