My Real Life back by popular demand at the Theatre Royal FOR 4 NIGHTS ONLY

My Real Life back by popular demand at the Theatre Royal  FOR 4 NIGHTS ONLY

Following the hugely successful run at the Theatre Royal last summer, Eoin Colfer’s stunning one-man play My Real Life, returns to the Theatre Royal from the 1st to the 4th of February, before embarking on a nationwide tour. Performed by one of Ireland’s premier actors Don Wycherley, this one man play has made audiences laugh and cry since its opening on 30th June last.

When Wexford man Noel leaves a rambling voicemail on his best friend’s phone, asking him for a good speech for the “afters”, we soon learn in Eoin Colfer’s My Real Life, the “afters” in question are Noel’s own funeral, as he decides to end it all.

Eoin Colfer, author of the international bestselling Artemis Fowl books and Iron Man: The Gauntlet (released in October), brought My Real Life to life following a conversation many years ago with a friend in the pub, whose life had taken a turn for the worst. This is a play sensitively created by Eoin and beautifully performed by Don.

Wycherley is no stranger to the screen with an extensive bio including Sing Street, Moone Boy, Perrier’s Bounty, Father Ted, Bachelor’s Walk and Veronica Guerin. His theatre performances include Heartbreak House, Eden, The Government Inspector, Faith and After Sarah Miles, amongst others.

See what the critics said:

Theatre at its best. It is more than a theatrical triumph – Liam Murphy review

Don Wycherley’s performance is a joy. This story grabs you by the throat – Pat McEvoy review

Wycherley’s performance really is a theatrical cliché – a tour de force – Irish Examiner review

Run, don’t walk to see Don Wycherley in this superb play – Online review


My Real Life, by Eoin Colfer and directed by Ben Barnes Theatre Royal Artistic Director runs at Theatre Royal from Wednesday 1st to Saturday 4th February. Special preview price of €15 & €12, Tickets: €17 / €15. Booking: 051 874402 or