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Blackwater Valley Fit-up Theatre Festival, 2017


Tue 14th – Sun 19th February – 8pm

My Real Life

Theatre Royal Waterford presents:

My Real Life

Written by:Eoin Colfer
Directed by: Ben Barnes
Performed by: Don Wycherley

Wexford man Noel has advanced MS and decides to end it all. While waiting for his overdose to take effect he records an increasingly rambling message for his best friend. Noel has apologies to make and messages to send. He has love in his heart and he wants to declare it even if it’s already too late. Noel spends what is possibly the last hour of his life re-living the highs and lows of the past forty years,surprisingly perhaps, it’s not all doom and gloom.

My Real Life is a play that will make you laugh and make you cry.


‘Wycherly’s Performance Really Is That Theatrical Cliché – A Tour De Force’ -The Irish Examiner
‘More Than A Theatrical Triumph’ -The Munster Express
‘Don Wycherley’s Performance Is A Joy’ -Waterford News & Star

Running Time: 1 hour 40mins including 15 min interval.

Age suitability: 14+

Dates & Venues:

Tue. 14th Feb. 2017 – 8:00pm
First Fruits Arts Centre, Watergrasshill

Wed. 15th Feb. 2017 – 8:00pm
Bruach na Carraige, Rockchapel

Thu. 16th Feb. 2017 – 8:00pm
Community Centre, Dromtarriff


Fri. 17th Feb. 2017 – 8:00pm
St. Mary’s Secondary School, Mallow

Sat. 18th Feb. 2017 – 8:00pm
Shoestring Theatre, Charleville

Sun. 19th Feb. 2017 – 8:00pm
The Palace Theatre, Fermoy

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Eoin Colfer Eoin Colfer was born in Wexford, where he and his four brothers were brought up by his father (a school teacher, historian and artist of note) and mother (a drama teacher). He first developed an interest in writing in primary school with gripping Viking stories inspired by history he was learning in school at the time!

His first book, Benny and Omar, was published in 1998, based on his experiences in Tunisia. In 2001 the first Artemis Fowl book was published and he was able to resign from teaching and concentrate fully on writing. The Artemis Fowl series has since sold over 20 million copies worldwide and is now concluding with the final book The Last Guardian.



Don WycherleyDon Wycherley is from Skibbereen he works extensively in film television and theatre and his credits include: Sing Street, Inside the GPO, Fir Bolg, SCUP, Moon Boy, After Sarah Miles, Ondine. Don made his first Fit-up Theatre Festival appearance at the inaugural event in 2009 when he performed along side actor Denis Foley in Blood in the Alley’s production of When I Was God by Conal Creedon. Don also launched the 2011 Fit-up festival programme.