Based on the unbelievable true life story of comedian PJ Gallagher.
When PJ was ten, his Ma, a nurse, moved six men with schizophrenia into the family home to care for them full time.
“It was like this. When you went through our front door and turned right, you were in mad land, where the mad lads lived. And when you turned left – me, Ma, Da and the dog. It was madness. Absolute madness.”
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
“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+