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Living With A Dark Lord (Mighty Pen Theatre)

By | Published on Tuesday 21 August 2018

Three sisters have gathered to celebrate the birthday of their autistic brother, Shaun, who lives under the persona of a medieval, sci-fi-esque ‘Dark Lord’, always wears a black cloak and speaks like Gandalf from ‘Lord Of The Rings’. Written, directed and performed by the real life O’Sullivan sisters, this true story takes us through the highs and lows of life with Shaun through his sisters’ anecdotes. With a beautifully written script and great songs, the O’Sullivans have created a deeply touching image of family life. By turns hilarious, heartbreaking and outrageous, ‘Living With A Dark Lord’ is a fresh new take that deserves to be heard. Its Fringe run has already sold out – and rightly so.

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tw rating 5/5 | [Ela Portnoy]