The Manny

01 Apr 2024 - 06 Apr 2024 Viking Theatre at The Sheds

Manny is enjoying a Peter Pan-esque lifestyle of well-paid cash in hand work and settling for meaningless dates with women who harmonise happy birthday with their eyes closed. All just to disguise himself from the fact that he's letting life go by without following any real purpose. He meets Molly, an actress disillusioned with life, as she sells beetroot brownies in Borough market (as opposed to playing Cleopatra on Broadway). Soon Manny becomes an unlikely role model for Michael, a 7 year old spoilt, seemingly irredeemable product of a loveless marriage. All three face a potential future of unrequited dreams, and all three will have their lives changed by the events that occur.

Actor, Writer & Producer | Sam McArdle
Director | Mel Fullbrook
Sound Designer | Charlie Smith
Lighting Designer & Stage Manager & Operator | Can Avni
Artwork & Poster Design | Rebecca Need Menear, Jesper Tielbeke & Jonny Murphy
Rehearsal Photography | James Corrigan

"McArdle offers a full-throttle performance but knows exactly when to slam on the brakes"

★★★★★ The Recs

“The writing is sure-footed, switching between the hide-and-seek game and the colourful backstory.”

★★★★ Irish Independent

"Captivating, enthralling & meaningful... with a dash of dark & brilliant banter"

★★★★ Fringe Theatre Reviews

"Charmingly funny throughout… McArdle exhibits fiery passion"

★★★★ Mickey Jo

Running time 70 mins
Nightly at 8:00pm. No performance Sundays.
All seats €20

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