What Good is Looking Well When You're Rotten on the Inside?

Theatre / Tour



Organization: Bealtaine Festival

Event location: Church St

City/Town: Portlaoise / Portlaoise

County: Laois

Event dates: 21 May 2019 - 21 May 2019

Event Venue: Dunamaise Arts Centre

Event time: 8pm - Captioned performance

Contact phone: 057 866 3355

Web: https://dunamaise.ticketsolve.com/shows


One month before his death, retired civil servant and man of few words Paddy O’Grady had a sudden urge to talk. Using a cassette tape recorder he recorded 15 hours of material: stories about leprechauns, aliens and lonely pharmacists; absurdist political satire; musings on life, love and death; radio shows with advertisements for products that never existed; and memories of life as a civil servant. Paddy’s granddaughter, Emma O’Grady, later discovered he had written plays, poems and short stories in the 1950s and until now his work has been without an audience. This critically-acclaimed show for all ages is an attempt by someone from one generation to understand the previous one and it is especially for anyone who has held themselves back and not allowed their voice to be heard. It examines the fragile personas we present to the world, who we might be behind them and what we could be instead. NB: THIS IS A CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE - PLEASE LET THE BOX OFFICE KNOW IF YOU REQUIRE A SEAT SUITABLE FOR CAPTIONING. A pre-show Touch Tour and Introductory Programme Notes (large print and audio) will be available for all performances - contact box office to book. Accessible performances are provided in partnership with Arts & Disability Ireland.