- **** Irish Times
- “It's a joyously kind, touching piece and very funny.” Sunday Independent
- ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ “Madhouse is crazy good. It's a pacy, brilliantly written production full of PJ's trademark humour.” www.dublinlive.ie
- “Katherine Lynch plays Ma to martyred perfection.” Sunday Times
- “A fusion of penetrating insights and standup - the spirited yet loving mother, son portrayal works exceptionally well.” The Sunday Times
- “Madhouse transitions and balances the funny with the dark excellently well. Strong performances easily captivate the audience throughout." Meg.ie
- “A biopic romp based on the life of comedian PJ Gallagher; it’s just ridiculous enough to be true. The show reveals that normalcy is an illusion and adolescence is bizarre.” Fringereview.co.uk
Date: 23rd October
Price: €22.00 / €20.00 conc.
Written by Una McKevitt & PJ Gallagher
Story by Una McKevitt
Starring Katherine Lynch & Shane O’Reilly
Based on the unbelievable true life story of comedian PJ Gallagher.
When PJ was ten, his Ma, a nurse, moved six men with schizophrenia into the family home to care for them full time.
“It was like this. When you went through our front door and turned right, you were in mad land, where the mad lads lived. And when you turned left - me, Ma, Da and the dog. It was madness. Absolute madness.”
Madhouse is supported by The Arts Council, Project Arts Centre and The Pavilion Theatre.