Owen O’Neill has toured the World with his one-man shows accumulating a string of awards including three Fringe Firsts at the Edinburgh Fringe and he now brings this award-winner to The Village Arts Centre, Kilworth on Sunday, September 10.
His awards include the Edinburgh Critics Award for best comedy, the Angel Award for best one-man show, the Time Out comedy Award, best actor at the 2010 Ist Irish theatre festival in New York City and best short film award at the Boston film festival 2008
‘Red Noise’ is a hybrid of stand-up comedy, theatrical monologue and poetry and O’Neill blends all three to perfection. True stories from his life include being ‘Struck By Lightning’ at nine years old and being told he had the cure for cancer; being interrogated by an ‘IRA Man With A Stammer’ (the longest two hours of his life); how his ‘Feature Film Debut’ with Liam Neeson went horribly wrong and being brought up in a family of ‘Sixteen Siblings’ and having to queue for breakfast.
There’s all this and more in this 90 minute show.
What the critics have said:
O’Neill will take you on a rollercoaster ride, strap in. THE SCOTSMAN *****
You can almost smell the burning flesh. GLASGOW HERALD ****
O’Neill is a master storyteller, to call what he does stand-up does not do him justice. This is genuine comedy from the gut. THE NEW YORK TIMES *****
At turns poignant and hilarious O’Neill’s poetry is the most unexpected of performances, but certainly one of the highlights of the festival. CULTURE NORTHERN IRELAND ****
He is a prolific writer and tireless performer of his own work-dramatically accomplished, emotionally charged and very funny. He’s got a darker side too, but what underscores all his work is a deeply poetic spirit which shines through. THE SPECTATOR *****
Tickets are just €15/12.50 and go on sale this weekend at the usual outlets. phone 087-6492514 for more details.