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Civic Theatre - Pilgrim - 2018


  • 6-7 September // 8pm
  • Main Space
  • €18 & €16 concession
  • Meal Deal: €29 ticket + 2 course meal

Pilgrim is a hilarious and moving tale of a young Irishman on a pilgrimage home through a world set ablaze. Christopher’s flight from California to Dublin is suddenly grounded in Newfoundland. It is announced that the Twin Towers have been attacked.

Thousands of refugees from every culture and creed descend upon the doorsteps of Newfoundland. Villages like Gambo become the setting for a positive apocalypse, and its here Christopher embarks on a wild, odyssey of redemption that is both arresting and comic.

With allusions to classical myth, Pilgrim, (Fishamble New Writing Award Nomination) is written by award-winning playwright Philip Doherty, and performed by Rex Ryan, (Dublin Fringe Best Actor nomination & Manchester Theatre Award
nomination for Best Actor).

‘Simply Stunning’- The Herald
‘A beautiful portrait of young Irish man-hood’ – Sunday Independent
‘A one-man show whirlwind… a lyrical bath in tequila as Dylan Thomas and Joyce dip in liberally’ ★★★★★ Edinburgh Reporter
‘A meticulously crafted piece of writing’- ★★★★ Irish Examiner
‘Ryan is a regular charmer’ ★★★★ What’s On Stage
‘Remarkable script… amazing performance… superbly hearftelt’ ★★★★ Broadway Baby

Presented by The Gonzo Theatre
Written by Philip Doherty

Age Suitability 14+


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