award-winning play by Lynda Radley | Cork Midsummer Festival
Meet the freaks of Riley’s Odditorium: 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?
Acclaimed during its 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.
PRESENTED BY THE EVERYMAN, IN ASSOCIATION WITH CORK MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL & PROJECT ARTS CENTRE
BY LYNDA RADLEY | DIRECTED BY TOM CREED
STARRING GERARD BYRNE, AMY CONROY, MICHAEL GLENN MURPHY, GILLIAN McCARTHY, KAREN McCARTNEY, GINA MOXLEY & JULIE SHARKEY
SET DESIGNER PAUL O’MAHONY | LIGHTING DESIGNER SINÉAD McKENNA | COSTUME DESIGNER DEIRDRE DWYER | SOUND DESIGNER/COMPOSER MICHAEL JOHN McCARTHY
RUNNING TIME 1 HOUR, 45 MINS
Bringing a group?
Discounted rates are available for groups of 10 people or more. Reserve now – pay later – no booking fees apply!
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Can’t catch it in Cork?
We are bringing Futureproof to Project Arts Centre, Dublin: 27 JUNE – 1 JULY, 7.30pm.
See projectartscentre.ie for more or call box office on 01 8819 613
★★★★ “Curious entertaining and thought-provoking play… astutely directed by Tom Creed” Irish Examiner
★★★★ “Wonderfully theatrical, deftly directed, and beautifully performed, Futureproof offers a deeply poignant experience” The Arts Review
“Radley’s writing has the lyrical qualities of a children’s fable shot through with heavier adult stories of self-harm, disillusionment and still-birth” Evening Echo
“Fascinatingly elegiac…. celebrating that which is unique is what’s Futureproof” Exeunt Magazine
“Radley’s play is ambivalent and challenging. It engages the head but keeps the heart firmly in its place throughout” No More Workhorse