award-wining play by Lynda Radley as part of 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?
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.
WHAT THE PRESS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE RUN IN SCOTLAND:
★★★★★ “There are not enough stars for this utterly draw-you-in drama” Edinburghguide.com (click HERE to read full review)
“Endearing, funny, finally sad, this is 90 minutes of rich wisdom about imagination, individuality and comradeship” The Times
“Strikes exactly the right note, namely that strangeness is not otherness” Financial Times
BY LYNDA RADLEY | DIRECTED BY TOM CREED
PRESENTED BY THE EVERYMAN, IN ASSOCIATION WITH CORK MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL & PROJECT ARTS CENTRE