Siamsa Tíre

A Wilde Fan

A Wilde Fan

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Tickets €15

Limerick’s Bottom Dog Theatre Company returns to Siamsa Tíre with a celebration of the life and works of Oscar Wilde.

From a young age, acclaimed actor and playwright Myles Breen has been Oscar Wilde’s biggest fan.

In his new solo performance, Myles celebrates the poet, playwright and novelist and the effect Wilde has had on his own work, and indeed his life.

Beginning with studying ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ for the Leaving Cert and exploring his many other works, Myles delves into Oscar’s incredible life story – one that has been a constant source of inspiration and obsession.

Wilde was an artist whose unique imagination and ideas on life, love and art are as modern today as when they were first written, and whose rapid rise to fame and scandalous downfall is still an example of how a society can turn on those who do not conform; a man of his time, but also of all time.

Reuniting with director Liam O’Brien (Language Unbecoming A Lady/The Bachelor of Kilkish), the international award-winning Limerick-based company presents their 15th production as part of a 5-week nationwide tour.

Originally funded by their sell-out 10th-anniversary fundraiser ‘Bottom’s Up’ in 2018, Bottom Dog is delighted to return to Siamsa Tíre with yet another story they are passionate about bringing to audiences in Kerry.

Featuring excerpts from Wilde’s writings alongside Breen’s trademark wit and performed with his usual flair, A Wilde Fan is a personal and theatrical take on one of history’s greatest artists, by his biggest fan.

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken!”

PLEASE NOTE:

Seat allocation: To allow for social distancing while Covid restrictions apply, you will not have an option to select your own seat during the booking process. Your seat number will be assigned before the event by our Box Office staff to maximise social distancing between patron groups. If anyone on your group has accessibility requirements or specific seating requests, please contact the Box Office after purchasing your ticket at boxoffice@siamsatire.com or phone 066 7123055 so we can accommodate your needs if possible.

Arrival time: Admission to your events will be staggered to manage social distancing requirements. You will receive a reminder email before the event date, with a designated arrival time and your allocated seats. Please note, arrival times may be up to 30 mins before the performance start time so please check your email (including your junk mail folders) for this message in advance of the performance. If you have not received it by the day of the performance, please contact us at boxoffice@siamsatire.com or phone 066 7123055

Symptoms: If you, or any member of your party, experience symptoms of COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to an event or has been advised to restrict movement as a close contact, we ask that you/they do not attend the event. Please contact the Box Office by phone or by email and we will provide a refund.

Masks: Patrons over the age of 13 must wear a face covering for the duration of their visit to the premises.

HSE contact tracing: Siamsa Tíre is obliged to facilitate HSE contact tracing in the case of notifiable public health incident at the event. Patrons who have booked multiple tickets may be required to provide contact tracing information to the HSE for all individuals in their group.