Take that, Take That The Nualas can do a reunion
too! 3 divorces, 6 children and 200 botox injections later
theyre back. A bit like your favourite brand of
washing powder The Nualas are new, improved, yet somehow
exactly the same. Expect some old favourites such as Chicken
Shoes; Donald Sutherland and Manolo. Alongside fabulous
all-new classics, such as 'Yummy Mummy Recession Blues',
which premiered on RTE's The Late Late Show, March 4th,
PLUS all the scintillatingly hilarious chat and audience
improvisation for which they are famed:
Find out what Nuala, Nuala and Nuala have been up to
- How theyve coped with the celebrity negativity
equity, the radical episiotomies and the changes in
showbiz culture since they last trod the boards: The
bikini is now the uniform for singing a song. Our record
company wanted us to wear thongs tonight. We said forget
about it K-Tel. We could have sold out a whole week
here if wed gone for that. We said no, well
just go for one night of dignity.
The Nualas re-launched in Dublins Vicar on March
25th to an instantaneous standing ovation.
In the lead up to that gig they achieved blanket coverage
in the press: In addition to the coveted spot on The
Late, Late Show, they, amongst many other items, featured
on Irish radios Pat Kenny and Dave Fanning shows,
and had major print coverage in The Sunday Independent,
The Irish Mail on Sunday and The Sunday Times.
THE NUALAS (1995- 2001): The History
During their 7 years together The Nualas achieved 17
theatre runs including 6 total-sell-outs at the Edinburgh
Festival, and extended seasons in theatres in London,
Dublin and New York.
"*****Kill to get a ticket." - The Scotsman
"Phenomenally funny." - The Herald, Scotland
"The audience bayed, clamoured and stamped for
more. I haven't seen the like at a Fringe show before!"
- The Edinburgh Evening News
"Simply stunning. Bloody brilliant, in fact."
- In Dublin Magazine
They headlined first Singapore Comedy Festival:
"The most downright funny act to hit town."
- The Straits Times, Singapore.
And completed five major tours, including a 64-date
UK theatre tour. Venues played include The Grand Opera
House, Belfast; The Gaiety, Vicar Street and Olympia
Theatres, Dublin; The Cork Opera House & (as part
of an Irish gala concert) The Royal Albert Hall, London.
The Nualas recorded two radio series and a New Years
Eve Special for BBC Radio 4, and appeared in a double-headline
special of the first series of the BBC 1 TVs Stand-up
show (with US comic Jon Stewart, anchor of US TVs
The Daily Show.
"Two longer sets from two significantly better-than-usual
acts." - Time Out (London) TV Listing.
They chalked up innumerable other radio and telly appearances
from Singapore to Cork, including several stints on
RTEs The Late Late Show.
In 2001 they released The Big Shiny Dress Video with
Their last run was their American debut a three-week
stint at The Irish Arts Centre in New York. It was extended
to seven weeks such was the critical response.
"Wackily original." - The New York Times
"Feckin great." - The Village Voice
Selection of review quotes (1995- 2001) :
With writing as funny as theirs, these small-town Irish
girls could sing about watching someone watch paint
dry and we would still be riveted. The Independent,
Astoundingly hilarious lyrics. Simply resonantly hilarious.
- The Event Guide, Dublin
Beautiful vocal skills and a natural facility for artfully
wry banter. -Time Out, London
An almost Beckettian take on life with exquisite close
harmony vocals. I fell instantly in love with Nuala,
Nuala and Nuala. - What's On, London
The Nualas are the new rock'n'roll. - The Independent,
The cult queens of Ireland who put the b in bejaysus.
- Metro, London.
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. - The Evening Standar, London.
I'm knocked out by the vocal prowess that drives their
whimsical musical creations. The Irish trio inspire
instant adoration. - The Herald, Scotland
Sequin chic and bone-dry wit from the Irish trio. Where
else can you hear a love song to a balding hunchback
or the perils of wearing clothes made from your dead
cow to an animal rights ball ? - The Independent, London
Simply the best. - The Daily Express
Critics choice - Sunday Telegraph
Attractively rounded, witty antidote to the po-faced
and cadaverous Corrs.
- The Scotsman
Hilarious, stretch-sequinned, glitter-ball evening
of bizarre comic songs and febrile Irish banter. - Time
When they skipped off behind the glittering backdrop
for the last time, I was truly sorry to see them go.
- The Times, London.
Like true comedians they establish a superb relationship
with their audience. You will be smitten. What's On,
Dammit the Nualas can sing and make your face ache
from laughing. - Time Out, London.
The Nualas have put comedy and music in the blender
and come up with a world class souflee. - Sunday Times,