Rob Mountford, a man saddled with a mess of cultural identity, is seeking answers. In his quest to prove an unlikely Irish heritage, Cú Chullain challenges him to tell the tale of a great Irish hero. Stumbling upon the statue of quintessential Irish Rock Legend – Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott – the stage seems set…but as Rob dips in, his own story takes over: a tale of heroes, muddled memories, and untimely death: a story as tragic and funny as life itself.
What makes a hero? How true are myths? A comic-tragic, philosophical, rock’n’roll one-man show.
Contains strong language.
★★★★ ‘Mountford gives a beautiful performance which fuses rugged charm and childlike wonder’ THE SCOTSMAN
‘Mountford’s performance is warm and exuberant, and he approaches his subject with a winning sincerity.’ THE STAGE
‘Mountford is a passionate, volatile force, and he embodies Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott’s swaggering egocentricity magnificently’ THE LIST
‘He’s got a comedian’s timing and rock star’s charisma…a double-album’s worth of humour and warmth, delivered with real zest.’ FEST
by Robert Mountford & Chris Larner
Directed by Chris Larner
Presented by Leviathan’s Goat with Tara Arts
Duration: 70 mins. No interval