May 16 Thr | 8pm
May 17 Fri | 8pm
May 18 Sat | 8pm
Have I No Mouth
Written and directed by Feidlim Cannon and Gary Keegan
with Ann Cannon, Feidlim Cannon, Erich Keller
Sound design: Jack Cawley | Video design and production manager: Kilian Waters | Choreographer: Eddie Kay | Lighting design: Sarah Jane Shiels | Costume design: Emma Downey | Stage manager and props: Francis Fay | Contains strong language
Feidlim Cannon’s father died 11 years ago. His death could have been prevented. In this powerful new play, Feidlim and his mother Ann take a brave, unflinching look at their past and attempt to piece together the truth. Brokentalkers have been acclaimed internationally for their pioneering approach to theatre. Have I No Mouth continues to explore the world we live in with honesty, originality and courage.
This riveting new show from Brokentalkers … can transform an acutely personal story into something universal. … this may be Brokentalkers’ most concentrated, angry and discreetly political show yet. …. “I wanted to write a play about healing,” Cannon says early on, and though one achievement is to bring catharsis to the contemporary theatre, another is to recognize – with generosity and compassion – how to transform our broader suffering.
The Irish Times
Almost unbearable to watch…devastating theatre
Have I No Mouth from brokentalkers on Vimeo.
Brokentalkers are a Dublin based theatre company formed in 2001 by Feidlim Cannon, Damien Fenty, Gary Keegan and Faye Munns after graduating from De Montfort University, Leicester. Over the past 12 years, under the artistic directorship of Feidlim and Gary, Brokentalkers have built a reputation as one of Ireland’s most innovative and original theatre companies by making formally ambitious work that defies categorisation.
This work has been presented in a variety of spaces, ranging from theatres to public spaces, disused sites and the Internet. Brokentalkers devise, direct and produce original and accessible live performance. Their work seeks to explore new forms that challenge traditional ideologies of text based theatre.
Brokentalkers’ working method is founded on a collaborative process that draws from the skills and experiences of a large and diverse group of contributors from different disciplines and backgrounds. Some are professional artists, performers, designers and writers and others are people who do not usually work in the theatre but who bring an authenticity to the work that is compelling. Our shows respond to the contemporary world of which they are part and use elements such as original writing, dance, classic texts, film, interviews, found materials and music to represent that world in performance.
Brokentalkers are an Irish Company with an international outlook. They are committed to touring their work internationally and developing relationships with international partners. To date, Brokentalkers have presented work in Scotland, England, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Romania, Sweden, Netherlands, Belgium, France, New Zealand and USA.
Brokentalkers are supported by The Arts Council, Dublin City Council and Culture Ireland. Brokentalkers are part of Project Catalyst, an initiative of Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Brokentalkers are represented by Sarah Ford /Quaternaire (www.quaternaire.org)