My Real Life performed by Don Wycherley at Garter Lane Arts Centre
My Real Life performed by Don Wycherley
at Garter Lane Arts Centre
Saturday October 12th at 8pm
Garter Lane Arts Centre in partnership with Waterford Healing Arts Trust and Waterford City and County Libraries are really looking forward to this production of My Real Life as part of Well Festival of Arts & Wellbeing in Waterford.
My Real Life is a mesmerising monologue by award-winning author Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl), performed by Don Wycherley (Sing Street, Bachelors Walk, Abbey Theatre) and directed by Ben Barnes (Artistic Director of the Theatre Royal, Waterford and former Artistic Director of the Abbey Theatre).
Noel has two sides of an old cassette tape to record his very last words. Eoin Colfer’s acclaimed blackly comedic and very moving play about love, life, death and the Thompson Twins. Noel has advanced MS and decides to end it all.
While waiting for his overdose to take effect he records an increasingly rambling message full of humour and small-town anecdotes for his best friend. Noel has apologies to make and messages to send. He has love in his heart and he wants to declare it even if it’s already too late. Noel spends what is possibly the last hour of his life re-living the highs and lows of the past forty years and, surprisingly perhaps, it’s not all doom and gloom.
★★★★ ‘A wonderfully understated performance’ The Scotsman
★★★★ ‘Immersive and moving, simply and brilliantly delivered…touching and humorous’ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
★★★★ ‘Prepare to shed a tear…’ The Telegraph
★★★★ ‘Poignant…a fine performance by Don Wycherley’ The British Theatre Guide
★★★★ ‘Filled with joy and laughter… a mesmerising performance’ Britishtheatre.com
★★★★ ‘A beautiful, heart wrenching piece of theatre written with wit and performed with dazzling skill’
‘An exceptional play. It’s moving, it’s inviting, it’s real. Go see it’
‘In the sea of one-person shows, Wycherley’s stellar performance and Colfer’s emotional odyssey of a script make this one stand out’ Broadway Baby
Writer: Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl)
Director: Ben Barnes (Artistic Director of the Theatre Royal, Waterford and former Artistic Director of the Abbey Theatre)
Cast: Don Wycherley (Sing Street, Bachelors Walk, Abbey Theatre)
Ticket: €20, conc. €18 available from Garter Lane Arts Centre.
More info. HERE.