If you’ve ever been whacked by the crozier you’ll know how it feels!
Written and performed by Richard O’Leary, There’s a Bishop in my Bedroom is a hugely entertaining new one-man show that riffs on the familiar local theme of religiously mixed marriage to address a very contemporary topic: same-sex love and equal marriage.
Emerging from Outburst’s New Queer Writing workshops with Tinderbox Theatre Company last year, this performance combines Irish oral-tradition storytelling with folk theatre to take on sex education, sourcing illegal condoms in 90s Dublin, falling in love, religiously mixed and same sex relationships and facing the realities of end of life care. Based entirely on Richard’s own extraordinary story, we follow his early years as a would-be priest in Cork through to coming out as a gay man and falling in love with a Protestant minister who would become his life-long partner.
Directed by Patrick J O’ Reilly, this is wonderfully feral, funny, raw and deeply affecting storytelling theatre that will leave you in no doubt about the power of real love and commitment.
Written & Performed by Richard O’Leary
Director Patrick J O’Reilly
Dramaturge Hanna Slattne
Designer James Watson
Mon 13th & Tues 14th November
Upstairs at The MAC
£12 - £18