Multi-award-winning Irish theatre company Brokentalkers bring their award-winning work Have I No Mouth home to Ireland for the first time.
Irish theatre company Brokentalkers have built a reputation as one of the most important and innovative theatre companies to emerge in Ireland in recent years. This spring, they debut their award-winning work Have I No Mouth with a nationwide tour around Ireland, following critical acclaim in Europe, America and Australia.
Have I No Mouth is written and performed by Brokentalkers’ Feidlim Cannon and his mother Ann. They are joined onstage by professional psychotherapist Erich Keller who guides them through an exploration of old memories, childhood recollections, and the different ways we can heal ourselves. Have I No Mouth is a moving and astonishingly unvarnished portrait of grief, and a celebration of the ever-changing relationship between a mother and son.
Brokentalkers are well-known to Irish audiences from their many critically-acclaimed productions, including most recently The Circus Animals’ Desertion at the Dublin Theatre Festival, This Beach at Tiger Dublin Fringe, and their tour of The Blue Boy, all in 2016. Directed by Brokentalkers’ artistic directors Feidlim Cannon and Gary Keegan, Have I No Mouth incorporates Brokentalkers’ trademark style of mixing documentary material with breathtaking theatricality, and was recognised with the International Total Theatre Award for Innovation, Experimentation and Playing with Form Award at Edinburgh Fringe 2013.
Cast & Creatives
CONCEPT & CO-DIRECTORS : Feidlim Cannon, Gary Keegan
PERFORMERS: Ann Cannon, Feidlim Cannon, Erich Keller
LIGHTING DESIGN: Sarah Jane Shiels
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Stephen Dodd
STAGE MANAGER: Francis Fay
This tour is produced by Project Arts Centre and funded by the Arts Council. Have I No Mouth was originally produced with funding from an Arts Council Project Award. Brokentalkers are Project Artists, an initiative of Project Arts Centre.
“Fantastic theatre, a must see, honest and brave” ★★★★★ NeuePresse Hannover, Germany
“A unique insight into the eccentricities of a normal family that makes for compulsive viewing” ★★★★★ Three Weeks Edinburgh
“Startlingly original… refreshingly honest” ★★★★ The Times UK
“Profoundly engaging, riveting, utterly compelling. Brokentalkers’ most concentrated angry and discreetly political show yet” ★★★★ The Irish Times
“Deeply moving…enormous power…Viscerally emotional…You become intertwined with it” Exeunt Magazine
“Brokentalkers have yet again produced a raw, poignant, and deeply moving piece of excruciatingly honest storytelling, delivered here with simplicity and poise” Irish Theatre Magazine
The play is touring nationwide, including performances in Cork, Limerick, Galway, and Belfast.
Pavilion Theatre Dún Laoghaire | 8pm Wednesday 19th April
Tickets: €16 / €14 concessions | Tel: 01 2312929
Project Arts Centre Dublin | 7.30pm Friday 5th & Saturday 6th May
Tickets: €14 – €16 | Tel: 01 8819 613
Mermaid Arts Centre Bray | 8pm Friday 12th May
Tickets: €16 / €14 concessions | Tel: 01 2724030
All photos courtesy Brokentalkers, lead image © Jeremy Abrahams, all other photos © Ilan Bachrach