A Sacrilegious Lesbian and Homosexual Parade

Have 'a gay old time' at the Town Hall

A SACRILEGIOUS Lesbian and Homosexual Parade, Brian Fleming's acclaimed one-man show, described as “original, fun and different" by The Irish Times, will be performed in the Town Hall Theatre, as part of the actor/writer/musicians upcoming show Trilogy.

Brain Fleming, who has worked with The Chieftains, Jack L and Davy Spillane, will perform three one-man shows, across three weeks, at the Town Hall Theatre studio. The shows mixt drama, comedy, social commentary, projection, spoken word, live and recorded music, and "bad dance and bad striptease".

The run opens with Gis a Shot of Your Bongos Mister (Wednesday January 20 to Friday 22 ), where an Irishman brings some Senegalese friends to Fatima Mansions in 1990s Dublin. The second show, Have Yis No Homes To Go To (Wednesday January 27 to Friday 29 ) where "three and a half Galway clowns face down 1,500 refugees in a camp in Rwanda".

The final show is A Sacrilegious Lesbian and Homosexual Parade (Wednesday February 10 to Friday 12 ). Through wry humour and curmudgeonly delivery, the play charts a journey into New York's gay community and its struggle to be included in the St Patrick's Day Parade in the city; and from the Ireland of the early 1990s, where homosexuality, divorce, and condoms are illegal, to the Ireland 2015 and the Yes vote on marriage equality. Along the way, Fleming conjuring up characters from Panti Bliss to NY Mayor Bill De Blasio. Gay Community News said the show "manages to be feel-good without veering into tweeness...Fleming is a powerhouse solo performer and a delight to watch”.

Doors for all shows open at 8.30pm. Tickets are available from the Town Hall on 091 - 569777 or www.tht.ie

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