As controversial and challenging as ever, Dave Allen is back. He’s still dead though! Up there, down there, somewhere. Written by Brian McAvera and co-directed by the writer and Joe Devlin, the play is produced by Directions Out Theatre Company.
The essence of the man, the comedian, the commentator, is portrayed by not one, but three exceptionally talented actors, Bryan Murray, Michael Bates and Tara Breathnach, each one encompassing traits of Allen’s personality and unique performance style.
This is a must-see show, packed with satire, comedy, memoir. In a haze of nostalgia, whiskey and cigarettes, no topic is safe, politics, religion, sex, family, death ( and classic literature!) and all interpreted from the irreverent mind of a man born way ahead of his time. A magnificent tribute to an iconic Irish comedian, the play is now on tour and hitting the following venues. Go see it!
Civic Theatre, Tallaght: 13-18 March
Town Hall, Galway: 21st March
An Grianan, Letterkenny: 22nd March
Theatre Royal, Waterford: 24th March
Wexford Arts Centre: 25th March
Viking Theatre, Clontarf: 27th March – 8th April.