Out of Joint and the Royal Court present
O go my Man
by Stella Feehily 2006
‘You were supposed to love me. You said it in front of sixty of our friends and family – Even my father cried.’
Neil’s come a long way from The Evening Press. But he’s still restless. Back from Sudan with a head full of nightmares, he takes a hammer to his life. Is Sarah the one – or is she just new?
Stella Feehily’s second play is set in contemporary Dublin: Do-gooding celebrity chefs, twelve kinds of latte – and a thousand Eastern European immigrants to pour them. Her characters have enough trouble negotiating their own lives – let alone a crisis unfolding in the wider world…
O go my Man premiered at the Royal Court Theatre London, before touring the British Isles for Out of Joint and the Royal Court.
‘Refreshing and classy… excellent theatre’
“This is must-see modern morality… The Royal Court rang to laughter last week. O go my Man is a dazzling, if bumpy experience”
“Feehily’s play is savvy, smart and witty, and yet somewhere beneath the cynicism about love, sex and the whole damn thing there’s a wishfulness: if only men, women and children could stay together and be happy.”
‘Stella Feehily’s ambitious play has all the hallmarks of modern life… The idea that we are irredeemably trivial is blazingly honest, and Feehily’s gift with a one-liner always spotlights the self-delusion that powers so many relationships.’
Cast: Denise Gough, Sam Graham, Paul Hickey, Susan Lynch, Aoife McMahon, Gemma Reeves, Mossie Smith, Ewan Stewart
Director: Max Stafford-Clark
Set Designer: Es Devlin
Costume Designer: Emma Williams
Lighting Designer: Johanna Town
Sound Designer: Gareth Fry
O go my Man premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London on 12 January 2006, before going on a national tour after its London run.