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Bottom Dog Theatre Company presents

A Wilde Fan

Written and performed by Myles Breen

Directed by Liam O’Brien

From a young age, acclaimed actor and playwright Myles Breen has been Oscar Wilde’s biggest fan. In his new solo performance Myles celebrates the poet, playwright and novelist – recounting the affect Wilde has had on his own work, and indeed his life.

Beginning with studying ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ for the Leaving Cert and exploring his many other works, Myles delves into Oscar’s incredible life story – one that has been a constant source of inspiration and obsession.

No stranger to Cork, Myles studied in UCC in the 1980s featuring in many dram society productions including Waiting For Godot with Graham Norton. He worked many times with the city’s Grafitti Theatre Company and has been seen on stage at The Granary, Everyman and Opera House over the decades.

Wilde was an artist whose unique imagination and ideas on life, love and art are as modern today as when they were first written, and whose rapid rise to fame and scandalous down fall is still an example of how a society can turn on those who do not conform; a man of his time, but also of all time.

Reuniting with director Liam O’Brien (Language UnBecoming A Lady / The Bachelor of Kilkish), the international award winning Limerick based company presents this their 15th production as part of a 6-week nationwide tour.

Originally funded by their sell out 10th anniversary fundraiser ‘Bottom’s Up’ in 2018, Bottom Dog are delighted to debut at Cork Arts Theatre with yet another story they are passionate about.

Featuring excerpts from Wilde’s writings alongside Breen’s trademark wit and performed with his usual flair, A Wilde Fan is a personal and theatrical take on one of history’s greatest artists, by his biggest fan.

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken!”

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