Theatre

“The Handyman”: A one-man theatre show, performed by Ireland’s great actor Seamus O’Rourke!

Written & performed by Seamus O'Rourke A Big Guerrilla Production

The ICC is delighted to bring you the UK Premiere of the Hit Theatre Show “The Handyman”, which is currently selling out all over Ireland!

Hugh Spotten is the local Handyman, he’s the man who gets things done – Caretaker, Tea Maker and Grave-Digger, (with his own crow-bar)..  and he’s about to receive an award for his contribution to the community… but now, that’s all about to be taken away from him, as he’s being ousted, but Spotten’s not one for taking it lying down. He has to make the world see sense!

In this poetic, chaotic & funny one-man show, Ireland’s great actor Seamus O’Rourke explores friendship, relationships and how best to get noticed on your last day. The Handyman is hilariously funny, yet a poignant, poetic look at small-town life in rural Ireland.

Here is a film clip of the magnificent  actor Seamus O’Rourke doing some of his magnificent Storytelling, Live on The Late Late Show – Make sure you come to see him here at the ICC!

Thu 19 May - Fri 20 May 2022

Thursday and Friday Doors 7.30pm, Starts 8.00pm

Tickets: £15/13

About Seamus O’Rourke

Seamus O’Rourke is an award-winning writer, director and actor from County Leitrim who’s immersed in the fun of theatre and the gift of storytelling. He tours Ireland regularly with his own self-penned shows. Seamus has over two million hits on YouTube and Social Media with his collection of short stories, recitations and sketches. The Handyman is O’Rourke’s latest self-penned creation.

As a writer, O’Rourke’s plays include Ride On (Livin’ Dred 2011)digDown and The Trappe Family (The Corn Mill Theatre)The Halfway House Hotel and Stale Mate (Canal Studio-Backstage Theatre)For Club and County (Moth Productions)digVictor’s Dung (Big Guerilla Productions) and his four One-Man-Shows; The Sand ParkPadraig Potts’ Guide to WalkingINDIGESTION and My Aunt Bee (Big Guerilla Productions).

As a director, he has directed with The Corn Mill Theatre, Backstage Theatre, Moth Productions and his own company, Big Guerilla Productions. Apart from his own material, those plays include The Cavalcaders and A Handful of Stars by Billy Roche, Stolen Child by Bairbre Ní Chaoimh and Yvonne Quinn, The Pitch by Shane Connaughton, Arrah Na Pogue by Dion Boucicault, The Quare LandDanger Money and The Cavan Curse by John McManus.

Acting roles include; Junior (Conversations on a Homecoming by Tom Murphy)Artie (Belfry by Billy Roche)Jim (The Weir by Conor McPherson)John (Shining City by Conor McPherson), RTE Best Actor 2010, Pato Dooley (The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh) RTE Best Supporting actor 2011. Victor Maguire (Ride On and Victor’s Dung) and Tom (dig)…all written by himself. Philly (The Pitch by Shane Connaughton)Hugh Pugh (The Quare Land by John McManus)The Bishop (The Field by John B Keane)Maurteen (The Kings of the Kilburn High Road by Jimmy Murphy) both at the Gaiety Theatre Dublin. He played Man (The Mysterious History of Things by Jack Harte). He has played Teddy ‘The Mucker’ Tucker in John McManus’s one-man play, Danger Money and Rua in The Cavan Curse by the same author.

In 2018 Seamus penned and produced two new shows; From Under the Bed and And Thank You…. In early 2019 Seamus toured Ireland with Livin’ Dred’s production of Trad by Mark Doherty, directed by Aaron Monaghan. In the summer of 2019 he toured again with the self-penned My Aunt Bee and in autumn with An Ogeous Brose by John McManus.