The Poor Mouth by Myles na gCopaleen
The Poor Mouth by Myles na gCopaleen.
The show was restaged to great
success in 2009 and will be touring throughout 2010- 2011.
If you think things might be bad during this
recession, spare a thought for the poor gaels what lived during a permanent recession in a place called Corkadoragha somewhere
along the western seaboard long long ago.
Any attempt to describe this two act piece of theatre as anything
other than a mad comedy would be totally inaccurate. This two-man show is a rumbustious comedy which hurls out satirical one-liners
at a frantic pace.
This is the award winning comedy play adapted from the book of the same name written by
Flann O'Brien (Myles na gCopaleen). The play was adapted for stage by Paul Lee and first presented in the pub An Beal Bocht,
Charlemont Street for the Dublin Theatre Festival in 1989.
From there it went on to tour Ireland and England
and won the Guardian Critics Choice Award at the Edinburgh Festival 1991.
The original production was
directed by Ronan Smith and featured Paul Lee as the Ould Grey Fella and PJ Brady as Bonaparte with set design by Blaithin Sheerin.
"Go and see it again and again"...Tom Mathews.
want a powerfully peaceful statement about Irish individuality and a whopping good time, go and see
"The funniest show I have ever seen"..
"Catch it, as its like will not be seen again" ..Sunday