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MadHouse

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  • 23 November // 8pm
  • Main Space
  • €21 & €19
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Madhouse is based on the true life story of comedian PJ Gallagher.
When Bobby was 10, his Ma moved 6 men with schizophrenia into the family home to look after. Like things weren’t mad enough already. Confronted with memories of his childhood after his Da dies, Bobby’s past begins to collide with the present. It’s raining outside and he’s stuck indoors; Ma’s restocking the industrial-sized pill cabinet, Da’s in the pub, Martin’s doing laps of the garden, Marv is missing and Mump can see a gorilla in the hall.

Madhouse is supported by The Arts Council, Project Arts Centre and The Pavilion Theatre.
Madhouse premiered at the Abbey Theatre on the Peacock stage during Dublin Fringe Festival 2018.

Written by Una McKevitt & PJ Gallagher
Story by Una McKevitt
Starring Katherine Lynch & Shane O’Reilly

★★★★★ “Madhouse is crazy good. It’s a pacy, brilliantly written production full of PJ’s trademark humour – honest and observational without ever being cruel.” www.dublinlive.ie
★★★★“Comic coming of age story. Irish Times 
It’s a joyously kind, touching piece and very funny. Sunday Independent
“The story is a fusion of penetrating insights of behaviour patterns and standup – the spirited yet loving mother, son portrayal works exceptionally well.” The Sunday Times
“Madhouse transitions and balances the funny with the dark excellently well. Strong performances easily captivate the audience throughout.” Meg.ie

Presented By Una McKevitt
Duration 75 minutes. No interval

Please note this performance contains strong language and scenes of a sexual nature.
Age suitability 14+​

 

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