Fishamble: The New Play Company presents,
The Wheelchair on My Face: A look back at a myopic childhood
Written and performed by Sonya Kelly
Directed by Gina Moxley
Produced by Marketa Dowling
Little Miss Sunshine meets My Left Foot
‘I got my first pair of glasses when I was seven. A nurse came to the school and tested everyone’s eyes. And so it was discovered why I’d thrown bread to the floating crisp packets in our local pond and walked into lamp posts and said, ’excuse me’. Until that day the world was a swirl of moving coloured blobs. I thought it was the same for everyone. How wrong I was.’
‘Part memoir, part theatre and part stand-up comedy’ (Irish Independent), this delightful story of a myopic seven year old is brought to you by actor and comedian, Sonya Kelly (The Savage Eye).
Developed as part of Show in a Bag, an artist development initiative of Dublin Fringe Festival, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute to resource theatre makers and actors.
‘hilarious, poignant..it will please viewers of all lens-prescriptions and none.’ Irish Theatre Magazine
‘delightfully whacky.. hilarious.. tight script and engaging performance.. terrific’ Irish Times
‘wonderfully fresh script..highly endearing’ The Sunday Business Post
‘an absolute delight of a show’ The Irish Mail on Sunday
‘a delightful hour, full of wit and keen observation along with the odd pull at the heartstrings’ Sunday Independent
‘beautifully evocative..fabulous’ RTÉ Arena
Running time: 55 mins
Includes glass of wine and tapas.
Fishamble: The New Play Company is funded by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council. Its international touring is supported by Culture Ireland.