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Wed 6 Jun, 8pm



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Big Guerilla Productions presents

Padraig Potts’ Guide to Walking

★★★★ The Arts Review | ★★★★ The Scotsman | ★★★★ Fringe Review
Don't miss Seamus O'Rourke's other fantastic play, From Under the Bed, on Thu 7 Jun!

One of the highlights at the Edinburgh Fringe 2015, ‘Padraig Potts' Guide to Walking’ is a hilarious and thought provoking tale of growing up in rural Ireland during the 70s and 80s. It’s full of nostalgia and innocence and Olympic standard sex. Seamus O’Rourke keeps his finger to the pulse of everyday Irish Life and just keeps on smiling!

The play follows the life of Padraig Potts McKeirnan, who has a habit of just eating whatever is on his plate, metaphorically that is. From growing up near the tiny rural village of Drumnamee, County Leitrim to falling in love with Silvia Lang, a perfect protestant girl, to marrying Mary Tague, the priests housekeeper, who he never really liked, to getting rid of Mary Tague and her mother, who he claims invented vinegar, and eventually to the realisation that the world isn’t as big as he first thought. Storytelling at it's best!

“O’Rourke is a national treasure” Joe Duffy

Bursting with vivacious wit that is the trademark of Seamus O'Rourke's masterful play-writing, this show will tear your heart and cripple you with laughter. Both playwright and actor, Seamus not only gives us one hell of a script, he also executes a perfect delivry with superb timing, bringing to life through sweat, spittle and purest passion every exquisitely crafted and painfully familiar character to influence the journey of our antihero Padraig Potts.

This is the tale of a generation lost between the old world ruled by religion and the new world ruled by hearts. Our unsung hero quietly shapes the new world whilst accepting all that comes his way. However this is a crossover time. Could there be hope for Padraig yet?