10 Performances only
Written by Hugh Travers. Directed by Ronan Phelan
Performed by Michael Ford-Fitzgerald
In 1987 Gerry Ryan killed a lamb. Kind of,maybe…
**** Irish Times. **** Irish Theatre Magazines
Following a sold-out run in Dublin Fringe Festival 2013 & Bewelys Cafe theatre and a broadcast of LAMBO as an RTÉ Radio drama in January 2014, LAMBO is back.
Following a sold-out run in Dublin Fringe Festival 2013 and Bewelys Cafe theatre and a broadcast of LAMBO as an RTÉ Radio drama in January 2014, LAMBO is back!
LAMBO tells the story of an absurd national scandal, a celebrity under pressure in media silly season and one man’s desire to entertain. That man is Gerry Ryan.
1987: a story hits the headlines that sends an unsuspecting Irish nation reeling in shock and disgust. A story of brutality and bloodshed, of depravity and gross deception. A story of murder.
Gerry Ryan has killed a lamb. Kind of. Maybe.
What starts as a radio slot about survival guides on the Gay Byrne Show quickly descends into a media frenzy. With blood on his hands, Gerry must face police investigation, political scandal and somehow save his career.
Ryan is played by Michael Ford- FitzGerald (Pride & Prejudice) whose bombastic storytelling will transport the audience to the wilds of Connemara, to the back corridors of RTÉ and into the surreal and ridiculous world of the mind and memory, exploring what show-business is really about and what it costs to be a celebrity.
With ‘guest appearances’ from Uncle Gaybo, Tony Gregory, A German farmer’s wife and a very disturbed Guard (to name but a few) LAMBO seeks the truth amid a bizarre web of ‘little white lies’ and wonders if it’s ever really possible to find the reality behind the mask in show-business.
Will we ever find out what really happened to that sheep? Come witness the extraordinary story of the birth of a modern Irish icon and find out.
Further praise for Underscore_Productions on LAMBO:
“I went in rather warily and by the end I just remembered how much I missed him still. It was a lovely tribute to Gerry and I think he would of really enjoyed it’’ – RTÉ ARENA
”Hugh Travers enjoyable and artful new play for Underscore_Productions takes what might have been a trivial footnote in Irish broadcasting and makes it something meaningful’’ -The Irish Times ****
-“Travers’ script is light hearted, without avoiding how this blurring of lines between entertainment and reality has impacted on national broadcasting today. It’s respectful without being reverent’’ – Irish Theatre Magazine ****
Written by Hugh Travers
Directed by Ronan Phelan
Performed by Michael Ford – FitzGerald
Lighting/Set design by Zia Holly
Sound design by Trevor Furlong
Costume design by Yvonne Carry
Produced by Aisling O’Brien