by Eoin Colfer Directed by Ben Barnes
Theatre Royal Productions presents Don Wycherley in the touching and entertaining My Real Life by Eoin Colfer. Wexford man Noel has advanced MS and decides to end it all. While waiting for his overdose to take effect he records an increasingly rambling message for his best friend. Noel has apologies to make and messages to send. He has love in his heart and he wants to declare it even if it’s already too late. Noel spends what is possibly the last hour of his life re-living the highs and lows of the past forty years and, surprisingly perhaps, it’s not all doom and gloom. My Real Life is a play that will make you laugh ‘and make you cry’.
Written in the form of an extended monologue, actor Don Wycherley is Noel O’Brien, a man afflicted with MS, sitting alone in his room dictating his final thoughts on two sides of a 90 minute old fashioned cassette tape for his best friend .
This is an acclaimed blackly comedic and very moving play about love , life and death.
My Real Life
Noel has two sides of an old cassette tape to record his very last words. Eoin Colfer’s acclaimed blackly comedic and very moving play about love, life, death and the Thompson Twins.
My Real Life is a mesmerising 75 minute monologue by award-winning author Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl), performed by Don Wycherley (Sing Street, Bachelors Walk, Abbey Theatre) and directed by Ben Barnes (Artistic Director of the Theatre Royal, Waterford and former Artistic Director of the Abbey Theatre).
‘Enthralling’ – The Irish Examiner.