13 Jun–24 Jun

Futureproof (2017)


Presented by The Everyman, in Association with Cork Midsummer Festival & Project Arts Centre
13 – 24 JUN 2017

Award-Winning play by Lynda Radley

Meet the freaks of Riley’s Odditorium: George/Georgina, a hermaphrodite; Countess Marketa, an armless bearded lady; Tiny, the world’s fattest man; Millie and Lillie, the Siamese twins and Serena, the mermaid. This travelling freak show is nearing the end of the road, with fewer and fewer people buying tickets to the show. Futureproof is about their quest to find the answer to the age old question of performance: how to give audiences what they want?

Acclaimed during its award-winning first run in Scotland in 2011, Futureproof asks us to think about the struggle for selfhood and bodily autonomy; a theme which continues to have relevance in Ireland today.

The Everyman was thrilled to reunite writer Lynda Radley and director Tom Creed in their old stomping ground to give this magical play a stunning new production in its Irish première for Cork Midsummer Festival 2017.

★★★★ “Curious, entertaining, and thought-provoking play” – Irish Examiner

★★★★ “Poignant, funny and incredibly insightful” – The Arts Review

Click HERE for a sneak peek of the opening night.

Cast and Creative Team

Written by Lynda Radley
Directed by Tom Creed

Set Designer Paul O’Mahony
Lighting Designer Sinéad McKenna
Costume Designer Deirdre Dwyer
Sound Designer/Composer Michael John McCarthy

Starred: Gerard Byrne, Amy Conroy, Michael Glenn Murphy, Gillian McCarthy, Karen McCartney, Gina Moxley & Julie Sharkey

Running Time: 105 mins