I’m playing with these guys on March 1st and 2nd in Vicar Street. I’m supporting them, so I’ll be on first, so don’t be late or I’ll reduce you to tears in front of 1000 baying strangers. Ah, Vicar street. Very close to the Lidl I used to go to when I lived in D8. Such cheap b-nut squash. But that’s besides the point. the point is – SINGLEHOOD IS A PLAY. I saw it, it’s very enjoyable because Una McKevitt is a brilliant, curious director who interviews real life people (not actors) and makes it into theatre. Here is the publicity blurb, if it doesn’t convince you , I don’t know what will. *
After a sell out run at the Dublin Fringe Festival, the show that had people queuing down the streets of Temple Bar for return tickets is coming to Vicar Street for two nights! Singlehood is a funny and uplifting theatre documentary exploring the art of being single. Renowned for her documentary theatre practice, Una McKevitt in collaboration with writer David Coffey (Dan & Becs, Fade St) interviewed over 50 Singletons to bring their raw and revealing stories to the stage to hilarious and devastating effect.
With a fantastic ensemble of 8 performers including comedian Eric Lalor, Singlehood is an exclusive look at the personal triumphs and losses we all experience but seldom articulate, framed by a stomping single’s soundtrack by musical comedy duo The Guilty Folk.
Singlehood plays Vicar Street on March 1st and 2nd 2013.
Singlehood’s review highlights include:
The Irish Times - **** “Singlehood really shines in its sheer honesty…ridiculous, heartbreaking, hilarious…”
Irish Theatre Magazine - **** “..funny, warm and thoroughly engaging..”
Examiner - ***** “Singlehood is a seriously funny, incredibly engaging and a delightfully entertaining must see…”
Journal.ie - “..thoughtfully presented in a frank, truthful and engaging manner..entertaining and thought-provoking..”
MetroHerald - “Honest, funny and at times a little sad, Singlehood will be enjoyed by singletons and smug marrieds alike.”
* a handjob?
Watch out, large towns and small cities of Ireland! This winter, Maeve Higgins presents her brand new, totally brilliant and super-hilarious live show – featuring stand up, new writing and readings from her bestselling book ‘We have a good time…don’t we?’
Back on the road after almost two years, don’t miss the princess of comedy as she barrels through your mid-sized theatres, leaving a trail of bewildered laughs behind her.
WESTPORT – Clew Bay Hotel, 098 28088. Sat Nov 10th
BRAY - Mermaid Arts Centre, Weds Nov 14th
CORK – The Firkin Crane- 0214507487 – Friday, Nov 16th
SLIGO – The Hawkswell - saturday, Nov 24th
DUBLIN – Smock Alley, sunday Nov 25th
Galway, Taibhdhearc Theatre , fri Dec 14th 091 563600
BLANCHARDSTOWN - Draoicht, thursday dec 20th
*******************GIGS IN APRIL ***************************
Ok so I am not doing many gigs as I’m tapping away on the old typewriter mainly but here’s a quick update on a few that I am doing.
I can’t believe I’ve agreed to do this, but I have….yikes!
Comedians Maeve Higgins, Peter O’Byrne, Cork Midsummer Festival Director Tom Creed and THEATREClub’s Grace Dyas argue the contentious issue of ‘The Real Republic’. The debate is chaired by the neutral, former midlands T.D., Minister Mary O’Rourke.
Tickets €3 / Free to members
Lunchtime Comedy at the Galway Food Festival, The King’s Head 1pm Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th April
€10 on the door (get there a bit early as it’s a tiny room)
I’ll be reading essays and doing stand-up at these shows, with a loose food theme methinks. I have to book my train actually.
It’s a supercute festival with loads of free stuff on too – check out the programme my friends in the West!
My favourite night! My darling night! What? Once a month my gangmembers and I present you with two hours of intense fun and some learning. We each select a person, a place, a time, a situation, a something that they want you to know about. They then make you know about it in great ways! Like giving presentations, doing re-enactments or some other great way of imparting knowledge. This is not a stand up comedy show. You can be as much or as little a part of it as you like, so please do come along!
Where? The Workman’s Club, Wellington Quay, Dublin 2
When? Wednesday, april 18th, doors: 8pm
Why? For fun and for learning
Who? Maeve Higgins along with a brilliantly assorted gang of brainiacs and amusers to delight and inform you about all sorts of things!
How much? Only a bloody fiver!
The Church::Declan O’Rourke::Maeve Higgins::Kinsale April 21st 8pm €25
Declan O’Rourke? That means I’m doing gigs with Mary O’Rourke and Declan O’ Rourke this month. wtf?! In a good way, I mean.
Anyway. Here’s what the promoter says about this show, pretty exciting, no?!
Grapevine Promotions is delighted to present this wonderful show in aid of Sáile with two of Ireland’s top entertainers in their own discipline. Performing in the spectacular surrounds of St. Multose Church, one of the oldest in the country, steeped in history and mystery.
Grab some tickets with your nabbers right here:
So, I am just doing small bits here and there for the next while, I’m supposed to be wriiiiiiiting. Still, you can catch me in any one of these unorthodox gigs over the next few weeks.
Oct 27th 2011: Supporting Maria Byrne (great singer songwriter) in Whelan’s 8pm. Tickets on the door or here €10 in plus a free copy of Maria’s album!
Oct 28th and 29th (sat and sun 2pm) Galway Comedy Festival 4Kids. This is terrifying me but also I am excited about doing it. Be kind to me, children, I beg of you. I can’t do the monday show as advertised, but they have an incredible guest instead – am not allowed to say who as yet but he/she is brilliant. Info and booking here
Nov 1st: The Death of Comedy night in the Workman’s Club, doors 8pm €5 Apparently this is not a stand up night per se, so I am doing something different. I hope this isn’t a hilarious misunderstanding. Anyway, Conor O’Toole is hosting, and he’s always great. More info here
Nov 16th: Inn Jokes at The Patriot’s Inn, Kilmainham 9pm. This is a free event and something of a new material night. I understand you have to arrive early to get a seat, etc. Am looking forward to it as Colm O’Regan is a wonderful hostess.
Nov 19th: Nighthawks at The Cobalt Cafe, North Great George’s St. Again, not a stand up night, and all the better for it! I will post more info on how to get a ticket asap, they tend to go fast as far as I know.
Nov 20th: Enlightenment Night at the Workman’s Club, Dublin. 8pm doors. €8. ALL PROFITS TO THE HOPE FOUNDATION! My dudes, this is turning into my favourite thing to be part of.
ALBUM LAUNCH SHOWS IN CORK AND DUBLIN
Dec 1st: ALBUM LAUNCH IN CORK! 8pm: Watch out, I’m releasing an album called ‘Maeve Higgins Can’t Stop Doing Comedy’ at the Firkin Crane. €16 + booking fee. Tickets and info here
Dec 9th: ALBUM LAUNCH IN DUBLIN! 8pm: The Dublin Launch. What will we all wear? I don’t know. Workman’s Club! €16 + booking fee. I’m hyper about this. Info and tickets here
This is a partial list of October gigs, check back for updates or hop on the mailing list for more!
Oct 5th 2011: The Comedy Cellar Club, International Bar, Wicklow St – show starts at 9pm, tickets on door €10/8
Oct 14th 2011: supporting Fred the band in Galway, the Roisin Dubh – tickets at Zhivago on +353 91 509960. Look at them, they are so good!
Oct 20th 2011: Annual Comedy Night in aid of the Central Remedial Clinic at The Olympia Theatre, Dame St, Dublin. Lots of us comedians do short sets at this great night, one of my favourite gig of the year. Des Bishop, Ardal O’Hanlon and David O’Doherty amongst others are on this year. Tickets here!
Oct 23rd 2011: Enlightenment Night at The Workman’s Club, Dublin, show starts 8.30pm This is not stand up comedy! It is more like this.