Gis A Shot Of Your Bongos Mister
Written and performed by Brian Fleming
Directed by Raymond Keane
July 24 – 27 Nightly 8pm
Tickets €10 087 1129970
From Fatima Mansions to the suburbs of Senegal
Three friends, two worlds and fifteen mad years. A Dubliner in Dakar brings his Senegalese teachers to a very white 1990s Dublin, where destruction is a necessary part of the creative force of a city on the brink of redevelopment. A personal story about life, death and regeneration told with a unique blend of live music, theatre and projections with a sprinkling of Dublin humour.
The show was a sell out at Absolut Fringe, Dublin in September 2011 and returned for another sell out run to the Turnaround Festival in Project 2012, as one of the highlights of the past three years of Fringe.
Here’s what they said:
Brian Fleming manages to draw out the best aspects of an intimate venue whilst also expanding its confines, stretching a tale from inner city Dublin to Africa. Fleming has an unaffected charm, which makes any divide between performer and audience irrelevant, joking in his introduction that he wants our standing ovation to go like this.
.. It is told with the easy, unpretentious touch of truth and natural charisma and with the rare occurrence of non-excruciating audience participation.
This is not only a one-man show, it is also a one-man band. Fleming beatboxes, sings, mimics and plays a never-ending variety of drums, looping and re-looping all to create a richly evocative aural tapestry. It is a journey played -and undergone – by ear.
..The standing ovation was executed exactly as he asked.
Irish Theatre Magazine ****
Solid, colourful storytelling… the language.. the humour.. Fleming makes his points personally and effectively. ***Irish Times
“Effortlessly charming.. stunningly adept.. There’s an air of Jack Kerouac to him.. you can’t help but be swept away” ****Entertainmentireland.ie
Experience the world through a drummer’s ear, somewhere between the music and laughs the problems of the first world fall into perspective.
“… told with the easy, unpretentious touch of truth and natural charisma…” Irish Theatre Magazine ****