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A Wilde Fan tour starts on Friday, September 10 and will continue until Saturday, October 9.

A Wilde Fan Tour Set to Take Nation by Storm

By I Love Limerick Correspondent Ann Mc Donald

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A Wilde Fan is a personal and theatrical take on one of history’s greatest artists, by his biggest fan, acclaimed actor Myles Breen

‘A Wilde Fan’ tour will start in Limerick on Friday, September 10, and end in Wexford on Saturday, October 9.

A Wilde Fan is a personal and theatrical take on one of history’s greatest artists, by his biggest fan, acclaimed actor Myles Breen.

Through his plays, poetry, prose and extraordinary life, Oscar Wilde has been a constant source of inspiration and obsession for Myles.

Myles was first introduced to the works of Oscar Wilde during his Leaving Certificate when he studied ‘The Importance of Being Earnest.’ He admits that his love for Wilde has since only grown and considers the title ‘A Wilde Fan’ very fitting.

Featuring excerpts from Wilde’s writings alongside Breen’s trademark wit and flair, A Wilde Fan is a personal and theatrical take on one of history’s greatest artists, by his biggest fan. 

The play contains excerpts from the 1986 play, ‘The Happy Prince’ – the only other Wilde play Breen has ever acted in and adds to the personalness of this play.

Myles who was first introduced to the works of Oscar Wilde during his Leaving Certificate when he studied ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ admits that his love for Wilde has since only grown farther and considers the title ‘A Wilde Fan’ very fitting. 

Myles said, “I’ve been a fan of Oscar since I was a child, I’ve spoken his words and know his story, so I hope the audience has as much fun with my play as I did writing it.”

Reuniting with Artistic Director of Bottom Dog Theatre Company, Liam O’Brien, the international award-winning company presents their 15th production on tour.

A Wilde Fan is not funded through any touring awards and is only made possible by the generosity and support of their venues which allow them to produce and tour theatre across the country while ensuring the artists, crew and team are all paid properly.

A Wild Fan dates include:

Friars Gate Theatre, Kilmallock, Limerick, Friday, September 10

St Johns Theatre, Listowel, Kerry, Saturday, September 11

Theatre Royal Waterford, Waterford, Wednesday, September 15

Town Hall Theatre, Galway, Thursday, September 16

The Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny, Friday, September 17

The Source Arts, Thurles, Tipperary, Saturday, September 18

Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick, Wednesday, September 22

Draiocht Blanchardstown, Blanchardstown, Dublin, Thursday, September 23

An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk, Louth, Friday, September 24

The LinenHall Theatre, Castlebar, Mayo, Wednesday, September 29

The Whale Theatre, Greystones, Wicklow, Thursday, September 30

Siamsa Tíre, Tralee, Kerry, Friday, October 1

Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Louth, Saturday, October 2

Glór Theatre, Ennis, Clare, Wednesday, October 6

An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny, Donegal, Thursday, October 7

Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford, Friday and Saturday, October 8 and 9

 

Tickets are limited due to Covid-19 and are available on each venue’s website.

For more information on Bottom Dog Theatre Company go HERE 

For more stories on Myles Breen go HERE 

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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