July 24 – Aug 19 Extra dates announced! 18th – 23rd Sept.This run is sold out.
Written and performed by Seamus O’Rourke.This is a story full of nostalgia, innocence, olympic standard sex and Holy Water salad dressing… funny and tender.€15
Big Guerilla Productions presents
Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking
Written and performed by Seamus O’Rourke.
‘O’Rourke is a national treasure’.. Joe Duffy
We are delighted to welcome Seamus back to The Viking. Seamus is no stranger to The Viking stage. He has previously performed his own Padraig Potts’ Guide To Walking and The Sandpark and Seamus has also appeared in The Mysterious History Of Things written by Jack Harte.
The play follows the life of Padraig Potts McKeirnan, who has a habit of just eating whatever is on his plate… metaphorically that is… from growing up near the tiny rural village of Drumnamee, County Leitrim in the 70’s and 80’s to falling in love with Silvia Lang, a perfect protestant girl… to marrying Mary Tague, the priests housekeeper, who he never really liked… to getting rid of Mary Tague and her mother, who he claims invented vinegar… and eventually to the realisation that the world isn’t as big as he first thought.
Bursting with the vivacious wit that is the trademark of Seamus O’Rourke’s masterful play-writing, this show will tear at your heart and cripple you with laughter. Both playwright and actor Seamus not only gives us one hell of a script, he also executes a perfect delivery with superb timing, bringing to life through sweat, spittle and purest passion every exquistley crafted and painfully familiar character to influence the journey of our antihero Padraig potts. This is the tale of a generation lost between the old world ruled by religion and the new world ruled by hearts. Our unsung hero quietly shapes the world whilst accepting all that comes his way. However this is a crossover time. Could there be hope for Padraig yet?
This is a story full of nostalgia, innocence, olympic standard sex and Holy Water salad dressing… funny and tender, performance by Seamus O’Rourke.
Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking _ TheArtsReview