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Topless Englishman talking about open heart surgery in Chest Pains!

Promo picture of Tom Balmount in Chest Pains. Courtesy of Limerick Fringe.

Topless Englishman talking about open heart surgery in Chest Pains!

By ilovelimerick correspondent Zoe Conway

This year the Limerick Fringe Festival is bringing us none other than the amazing Tom Balmont in Narrative 4 this April for his spoken word show, Chest Pains. For three nights only, from April 5th to 7th, Tom will be doing three things, taking to the stage, taking his shirt off and telling his story. All of which is set to be captivating for the audience.

Follow him on the retelling of his story, from the moment he was diagnosed with a congenital heart condition, to current day challenges and rewards. Chest Pains is a heartwarming story, filled with touching moments and plenty of laughter too.

Tom started out as a comedian and street performer, both of which have helped him on his way to becoming the master storyteller he is today. To miss this show is a crime, as he plans to entertain us with his spoken word show that focuses on just about anything and everything that makes life worth living.

From dogs to heart valve replacements, this is a show like no other. Tom bares more than his soul as he moves about the stage with the livid red scar that runs down his chest, his very own badge of honour.

So if you like topless Englishmen with big scars talking about open heart surgery, you’ll love Chest Pains. If you don’t like topless Englishmen talking about open heart surgery, well then this probably isn’t the show for you. Then again, he might surprise you, after all, it is funnier than it sounds.


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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 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.