Thursday, July 8, 2010

A BIT OF IRISH at the Edinburgh Festival.

Here is a little history about my show:

"When Irish Eyes Dot Com" was a solo show presented and performed by actor Chris Sullivan, which had a sell out world premiere performance on Saint Patrick's Day, 2000 at Santa Monica Playhouse, California.

A change of title to 'IRISH EYES' was sufficient enough for a mini British tour in April 2002 and a further title change to 'CHRIS SULLIVAN 'S ONE MAN IRISH SHOW' was for The Edinburgh Festival where it ran at the KOMEDIA THEATRE at the Roman Eagle Lodge for the month of August in 2002.

The permanent title now is A BIT OF IRISH.

A BIT OF IRISH is an Irish celebration which includes audience participation, storytelling in the Irish tradition, music, poetry and limericks.

In 2010, Chris is taking the show with its new title back to the Edinburgh Festival.

The show introduces Chris Sullivan's Ireland; life from the point of view of an Irish immigrant family child in post war Britain and the consequences – strange accents, stranger people and bullying teachers at school; even pretending to be a protestant to join the boy scouts.

Sullivan shows that none of the songs, traditions or Irish humour were lost to immigration.
Apart from traditional and funny Irish songs and stories Chris introduces new songs, tales of Dublin characters and leads in audience participation in this evening of Irish charm.

A BIT OF IRISH with Chris Sullivan, is due to open at The Space at The Royal College of Surgeons, Nicholson Street, Edinburgh, ED8 9DW.

Box Office number 0845 508 8515.

The show time? 6.10 pm on Monday August 9th and is due to run through Saturday August 28th. No shows on Sundays.

For progress and reviews and maybe some pictures of Edinburgh and the show, visit this site and I promise to put all reviews up here – not just the 'good' ones.

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