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Have I No Mouth (Brokentalkers)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2013

Welcome to Feidlim Cannon’s ‘therapy session’, an astonishingly weird and wonderful event. Along with a psychotherapist and Cannon’s actual mother, he explores the emotional damage done by the deaths of his father and brother. Sounds like a maudlin affair, but it is often a quirky celebration of their lives, and even his father’s favourite drink, a Guinness. The sweet, bickering mother-son double act is hard not to relate to, and Cannon is also remarkable in his ability to explore the ghosts that the tragedies have left with him, in an unvarnished, stirring way. A unique insight into the eccentricities of a normal family that makes for compulsive viewing. Also includes the pleasing addition of balloons.

Traverse Theatre, until 25 Aug (not 5, 12, 19), times vary.
tw rating 5/5 | [Melissa Steel]