Peter Murray

My left nut

Michael Patrick & Oisín Kearney | STET - The English Theatre
ENGLISH SPOKEN
za 29 okt - zo 30 okt
za 29 okt 2022
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zo 30 okt 2022

The true story of a Belfast boy growing up with no father to guide him through, and a giant ball to weigh him down.

A coming-of-age comedy about Belfast, masculinity, friendship, family, love, grief and testicles.

400 milliliters. That's how much liquid was drained from Michael's left testicle when he was a teenager. That's more than a can of coke. He should have told someone sooner, but who could he turn to? His dad died ten years ago and besides, school is full of rumors about what the giant bulge in his trousers actually is. Who wants to stop that?

Having spent years keeping silent about his testicle, Patrick now can’t stop talking about it. 

It was only in writing the play that the makers realised it wasn't really a silly comedy about giant balls. It's really about Michael coming to terms with his fathers death, realising the strength his mother had in raising four children on her own, and figuring out what it means to be a man. The result has as much to say about motherhood as it does about masculinity.

Patrick's one-man show is a raucous, poignant and wincingly funny drama in which he plays himself as both a young child and a teenager. And shifts between the roles of his mum, his siblings, his doctors and his gang of mates.

The award-winning stage play was picked up by the BBC and turned into a comedy-drama television miniseries of the same name.

The show on Saturday 29 October features a Dutch sign language interpreter, as well as a Spotlight talk.

Credits

Co Writers Michael Patrick & Oisín Kearney
Director Oisín Kearney
Performer Michael Patrick
Mentor Emma Jordan