Celebrating Big Telly's 25th year and following the smash hit Puckoon...
Melmoth the Wanderer, colourful, condensed and quirky show based on the first ever horror novel, adapted by the hugely popular Big Telly and scripted by Nicola McCartney.
Five chancers present a terrifying tale of temptation, torture and a traveller desperate to find someone to take over his pact and release him from immortality. Who will take on his curse? His only surviving relative? Or a stranger in the depths of despair? Or an innocent child raised on a desert island with no knowledge of the world? Or the clowns compelled to play out this extraordinary tale of temptation, desire and cannibalism who may well have bitten off more than they can chew...
Comic surrealism meets shock horror in this series of ridiculous situations where innocent eccentrics struggle to survive. A random playground of the bizarre inspired by Saw, Psycho, Tim Burton and Fawlty Towers using projection, animation and squeaky toys. This is the sort of delirious chaos that sets Big Telly apart.
"It is easy see why this rumbustious romp of a show has been a huge hit barnstorming around Ireland. The wildly talented company of six actor-musicians attack Spike Milligan's absurd comic novel with inspired physical gusto..." ★★★★ WhatsOnStage.com, Puckoon
"Once again, the director Zoe Seaton demonstrates that theatre can be inventive and intelligent without neglecting its fundamental duty to entertain." Sunday Times, Bog People
Recommended for ages 14+« back to What's On