MadHouse by Una McKevitt & PJ Gallagher
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MadHouse by Una McKevitt & PJ Gallagher

Starring Katherine Lynch & Shane O’Reilly

Sat 26 Oct 2019 8PM / Dur: 65 mins / Age: 14+ Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc / Early Bird: €16 (book before 06 Sept 2019) / Groups 10+ €16

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 based on the true life story of comedian PJ Gallagher.

Madhouse premiered at the Abbey Theatre on the Peacock stage during Dublin Fringe Festival 2018 and is supported by The Arts Council, Project Arts Centre and The Pavilion Theatre.
Written by Una McKevitt & PJ Gallagher
Story by Una McKevitt
Starring Katherine Lynch & Shane O’Reilly

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

Early Bird: €16 (book before 06 Sept 2019)


"Madhouse is crazy good. It's a pacy, brilliantly written production full of PJ's trademark humour - honest and observational without ever being cruel." ★★★★★

"It's a joyously kind, touching piece and very funny." Sunday Independent

"Comic coming of age story." ★★★★ Irish Times

"Madhouse transitions and balances the funny with the dark excellently well. Strong performances easily captivate the audience throughout."

"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