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O go my Man

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‘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 mixes raw emotion with surreal humour and asks: is love really all you need – or is it just a distraction from the big stuff.

Director: Max Stafford-Clark
Set Designer: Es Devlin
Costume Designer: Emma Williams
Lighting Designer: Johanna Town
Sound Designer: Gareth Fry

Cast: Denise Gough, Sam Graham, Paul Hickey, Susan Lynch, Aoife McMahon, Gemma Reeves, Mossie Smith, Ewan Stewart

‘Refreshing and classy… excellent theatre’
Rebecca Tyrrel, Sunday Telegraph

‘A remarkable play… Max Stafford-Clark’s Out of Joint production is packed with exuberant energy and high-octane performances… the great joy is to find Feehily, while exposing the monotony of monogamy, also attacking the madness of a world that idolatrously worships fame, sex and celebrity.’
Michael Billington, The Guardian

“This is must-see modern morality… The Royal Court rang to laughter last week. O go my Man is a dazzling, if bumpy experience”
Quentin Letts, Daily Mail

“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.”
Benedict Nightingale, The Times

‘Stella Feehily’s brilliant play about passion and betrayal, love and despair… Max Stafford-Clark’s fast-moving production is often wildly funny’
Bill Hagerty, The Sun

‘Her use of slapstick beautifully suggests a culture which, newly unleashed from the confines of the old Catholicism, is now going rapidly out of control. Max Stafford-Clark’s highly assured, well-acted production neatly exploits Feehily’s strong comic eye and ability to balance pain and farce. The moment when Neil’s 15-year-old daughter learns he is leaving for another woman is genuinely heartbreaking; the attempts of his estranged wife Zoe to record an Internet dating video a few scenes later are genuinely hilarious.’
Claire Allfree, Metro

‘An exemplary director and an excellent cast… 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.’
Victoria Segal, Sunday Times

‘Max Stafford-Clark’s production romps along, pumped by lots of sex and some fabulous performances’
Georgina Brown, Mail on Sunday

‘Max Stafford-Clark’s assured production, beautifully acted to stinging comic effect… sophisticated fun’
Nicholas de Jongh, Evening Standard

‘Stella Feehily’s highly amusing and attractive new play… Max Stafford-Clark’s production responds beautifully to Feehily’s buoyancy of spirit’
Paul Taylor, Independent

‘This funny and painfully perceptive play is acted to the hilt in Max Stafford-Clark’s bracingly fluid production”
Mark Shenton, Sunday Express

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