‘Enthralling’ – The Irish Examiner
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.
MY REAL LIFEBy Eoin ColferStarring Don WycherleyDirected by Ben BarnesOn Tour 2017Theatre Royal WaterfordFebruary 1 – 4www.theatreroyal.ie(051) 874 402The Watergate Theatre, KilkennyWednesday, February 8www.watergatetheatre.com(056) 776 1674Wexford Arts CentreFebruary 9 –11www.wexfordartscentre.ie(053) 912 3764Fit-up Theatre Festival, West CorkFebruary 15 – 19www.fit-uptheatrefestival.comHawk's Well Theatre, SligoWednesday, February 22www.hawkswell.com(071) 916 1518Pavilion Theatre, Dun LaoghaireFebruary 23 – 24www.paviliontheatre.ie(01) 231 2929Dunamaise Arts Centre, PortlaoiseTuesday, February 28www.dunamaise.ie(057) 866 3355Riverbank Arts Centre, NewbridgeFriday, March 3www.riverbank.ie(045) 448 327Town Hall Theatre GalwayMarch 11www.tht.ie(091) 569 777Draiocht BlanchardstownMay 19www.draiocht.ie(01) 885 2622The Everyman, CorkMay 22 – 25www.everymancork.com(021) 450 1673Please check local listings for ticket prices at individual venuesTrailer by Colin Shanahan, DigiCol Photography & Media Productions
Posted by My Real Life on Saturday, February 11, 2017
My Real Life is a mesmerising 75 minute 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).
Following a SOLD OUT three-week run at The Viking Theatre in 2018, we are bringing My Real Life back on the road in Summer 2019.
★★★★ ‘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