My left nut
za 29 okt 202220:00This show features a Dutch sign language interpreter | Met Nederlandse gebarentolkZaal 3, Den HaagDe Constant Rebecqueplein 20A
zo 30 okt 202220:00Zaal 3, Den HaagDe Constant Rebecqueplein 20A
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.
Co Writers Michael Patrick & Oisín Kearney
Director Oisín Kearney
Performer Michael Patrick
Mentor Emma Jordan