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Futureproof by Lynda Radley

The Everyman in association with Cork Midsummer Festival and Project Arts Centre present

Futureproof by Lynda Radley

When

16 - 24 June (Excl. 18 & 19)
Previews 13 - 15 June
8pm

Where

The Everyman

Tickets
  • Regular Price €24
  • Concession €22
  • Previews €20
  • Student €9
Duration

105 minutes approx. (no interval)

Meet the freaks of Riley’s Odditorium: Tiny the fat man; George/Georgina, a hermaphrodite; Countess Marketa, an armless bearded lady; Tiny, the world’s fattest man; Millie and Lillie, the Siamese twins and Serena the mermaid. This travelling freak show is nearing the end of the road, with fewer and fewer people buying tickets to the show. Futureproof is about their quest to find the answer to the age old question of performance: how to give audiences what they want?

Returning to Ireland after an award-winning first run in Scotland in 2011, Futureproof asks us to think about the struggle for self-hood and bodily autonomy; a theme which continues to have relevance in Ireland today. The Everyman is thrilled to reunite writer Lynda Radley and director Tom Creed in their old stomping ground to give this magical play a stunning new production in its Irish premiére.

Written by Lynda Radley
Directed by Tom Creed

Starring Gerard Byrne, Amy Conroy, Michael Glenn Murphy, Gillian McCarthy, Gina Moxley, Julie Sharkey & Karen McCartney

Set Designer - Paul O'Mahony
Lighting Designer - Sinéad McKenna
Costume Designer - Deirdre Dwyer
Sound Designer / Composer - Michael John McCarthy

  • Arts Council - Theatre