We are delighted to host Tom Moran Catch Smash hit show ‘Tom Moran is a Big Fat Filthy Disgusting Liar’ here at The Civic on 20 – 22 Jul before it heads to Edinburgh Fringe
We had a chat with Tom ion advance of this award-winning show.
Can you tell us a bit about you? Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Dunboyne, a small village in Meath, but it’s one of those weird in-between-y places. Like, I’m a proud Meath man, yet we got Dublin Bus, so… am I having an identity crisis?
Tell us about your interest in the arts, what’s your background?
I studied acting in DIT, but very quickly after college, writing became an equal passion of mine. I look up to writer-performers, like Sharon Horgan and Phoebe Waller Bridge, those writer-actors who can do both incredibly well. Or closer to home, some great Tallaght writers like Emmet Kirwan and Stephen Jones. Maybe I’m a control freak, but I’m happiest onstage when I’m making people laugh with my words.
Have you been involved in any productions in The Civic before?
No, I’ve only ever been an audience member at The Civic, so to perform for Tallaght audiences will be such a brilliant buzz. My dad grew up in that neck of the woods, so I’ve got a lot of friends and family from Tallaght. It’s going to be a brilliant run at The Civic, so I’d adore if we could pack the house out!
What can Tallaght audiences expect from your upcoming gig?
The show has been likened to a “Netflix comedy special”, but also as “the most searingly honest and moving show of the year”. So very simply put, you’re going to laugh a lot, but if I do my job right, you’ll also cry. It’s a show about a crazy lie I told as a child that spiralled out of control in ways you won’t believe, but how a kid who lies grows into an adult who lies, and how the stakes get higher and higher. It looks at lying in a sympathetic ways, and the various ways we mightn’t live in our truth. From drinking, to relationships, to sex, to our parents; it’s a real and relatable show.
Tell us a random fact about yourself?
I’m a spurs fan, who plays golf, who can also lick his nose.
What’s next for you?
Right after the show comes back from the Edinburgh Fringe, I’ll be continuing to adapt it towards a TV series with Deadpan Pictures. So I’d love for Tallaght audiences to see it live before we go all cool and Hollywood.
“Superlative… A masterclass…” Independent.ie
Arts Review *****
Winner- Fishamble : Best New Writing Award
‘Tom Moran is a Big Fat Filthy Disgusting Liar’
20 – 22 Jul