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Have I No Mouth

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Brokentalkers (Dublin, Ireland)

January 30–February 1
Waterfront Theatre
1412 Cartwright Street, Granville Island

8:00PM (Jan 30–Feb 1) | 4:00 PM (Feb 1)
(70 min, no intermission)

PuSh Conversations:
Post-Performance Talk: January 31

Act 1: Eat 1 with Dine Out Vancouver:
Have I No Mouth paired with Bridges Restaurant: January 30

Accessible PuSh:
VocalEye Described Audio Performance: January 31
American Sign Language Interpreted Performance: February 1


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Feidlim Cannon’s father died 11 years ago; his death could have been prevented. Have I No Mouth is the heartbreaking true story that explores the aftermath of familial loss that reverberates between Feidlim and his mother Ann, who appears on stage with him, along with their real-life psychotherapist.

Winner of the 2013 Total Theatre Award (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), this achingly intimate work balances precariously on a knife’s edge between comedy and trauma, bringing the audience along on a journey to acceptance. Under the guidance of their therapist, Feidlim and Ann take an unflinching look at their fraught relationship, portrayed by anecdotes and re-creations of childhood memories. Have I No Mouth delivers catharsis to mother and son, and to contemporary theatre practice.

Ireland’s Brokentalkers, founded by Feidlim Cannon and Gary Keegan, are acclaimed at home and abroad for their pioneering approach to theatre. Their work explores new forms that challenge traditional ideologies of text-based theatre and use original writing, dance, classic texts, film, interviews, found materials and music.

>> A raw, poignant and deeply moving piece of excruciatingly honest storytelling, delivered with simplicity and poise. << Irish Theatre Magazine


Tickets: Advance $27–33 | Door $29–35
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Group rate: $23

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Have I No Mouth from brokentalkers on Vimeo.

Performance contains profanity.

Directors: Feidlim Cannon, Gary Keegan | Performers: Ann Cannon, Feidlim Cannon, Erich Keller | Sound designer: Jack Cawley | Video designer & production manager: Kilian Waters | Choreographer: Eddie Kay | Lighting designer: Sarah Jane Shiels | Costume designer: Emma Downey | Stage manager & prop master: Francis Fay | Agent: Sarah Ford/Quaternaire

Production supported by The Arts Council, Dublin City Council, Culture Ireland; Part of Project Catalyst, a Project Arts Centre Initiative

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