Fionn Foley
Award-winning writer, composer and performer.

Brendan Galileo for Europe


A New Play Written & Performed by Fionn Foley.

WINNER of ‘Best Performer’ and ‘Bewley’s Little Gem’ Awards at Dublin Fringe Festival 2018. NOMINATED for the BroadwayWorld Ireland ‘Best New Play’, ‘Best Performer’ and ‘Best Director’ Awards. First performed at Bewley’s Café Theatre from the 10th-22nd of September 2018. Currently on Ireland & UK Tour. Next up: Assembly Georges Square, Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Tickets:

Production Imagery: Simon Lazewski

Marvelous...a stand-out performance that audiences will long remember. ★★★★★
— Edinburgh
A Wonderful, joyous celebration of a show ★ ★ ★ ★
— The Arts Review
Superb comedy ★★★★
— Musings at Intermissions
Foley fully exploits the opportunity to flex his vocal and physical skills ★★★★
— Sunday Business Post
Foley’s performance is irresistable
— The Irish Times
Sixty Minutes of Mental Gymnastics and Belly Laughter
— Broadway World

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.

Written & Performed by Fionn Foley

Directed by Jeda de Brí

Producer & Lighting Designer: David Doyle

Stage Manager: Sinead Purcell

Costume Designer: Nicola Burke

Dramaturgy by Gavin Kostick

Developed as part of Show In A Bag, an artist development initiative of Dublin Fringe Festival, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute to resource theatre makers and actors.