The Gonzo Theatre Company
23 Apr – 5 May at 7:30pm in The Main Space | 2:30pm matinees on Saturdays
A powerful comedy/drama set in Newfoundland about an Irishman’s redemption in a world on the brink.
Thousands of refugees from every culture and creed descend upon the doorsteps of Newfoundland.
Villages like Gambo become the setting for a positive apocalypse.
In this surreal, inverted world, Christopher’s life pulls into focus and his rebirth is both arresting and comic.
With allusions to classical myth, PILGRIM (Fishamble New Writing Award Nomination/ Manchester Theatre Award nomination)is a powerful new comedy/drama about a hard-edged youth coming of age on a pilgrimage home for the birth of his son.
Written by award-winning playwright Philip Doherty and performed by Rex Ryan. (Dublin Fringe Best Actor nomination).
‘Simply Stunning’ – The Herald
★★★★★ ‘a one man show whirlwind… a lyrical bath in Tequila as Dylan Thomas and Joyce dip in liberally’ – Edinburgh Reporter
★★★★ ‘winningly performed’ – What’s on Stage
★★★★ ‘Uplifting and inspiring…a meticulously crafted piece of writing’ – Irish Examiner
★★★★ ‘amazing performance…remarkable script…superbly heartfelt’ – Broadway Baby
‘Pilgrim’ premiered at the Dublin Fringe Festival in 2014 to rave reviews and received a nomination for The Fishamble Best New Writing Award. ‘Pilgrim’ has since toured to The Lowry, Manchester, where Rex Ryan was nominated for a Manchester Theatre Award for Best Actor in a studio performance, The Pleasance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015 to critical acclaim, and to venues throughout Ireland.