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Bottom Dog Theatre Company presents A Wilde Fan
Written and performed by Myles Breen │ Directed by Liam O’Brien
From a young age, acclaimed actor and playwright Myles Breen has been Oscar Wilde’s biggest fan.
In his new solo performance Myles celebrates the poet, playwright and novelist – recounting the affect Wilde has had on his own work, and indeed his life.
Beginning with studying The Importance of Being Earnest for the Leaving Cert and exploring his many other works, Myles delves into Oscar’s incredible life story – one that has been a constant source of inspiration and obsession.
Wilde was an artist whose unique imagination and ideas on life, love and art are as modern today as when they were first written, and whose rapid rise to fame and scandalous down fall is still an example of how a society can turn on those who do not conform; a man of his time, but also of all time.
Reuniting with director Liam O’Brien (Language UnBecoming A Lady / The Bachelor of Kilkish), the international award winning Limerick based company presents this their 15th production as part of a 5-week nationwide tour.
Originally funded by their sell out 10th anniversary fundraiser Bottom’s Up in 2018, Bottom Dog are delighted to return to glór with yet another story they are passionate about bringing to audiences in County Clare.
Featuring excerpts from Wilde’s writings alongside Breen’s trademark wit and performed with his usual flair, A Wilde Fan is a personal and theatrical take on one of history’s greatest artists, by his biggest fan.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken!’
Myles Breen (Writer/Actor)
Apart from his many appearances in pantomime, Myles is known in Limerick for his roles with Island Theatre Company including Manus in Translations, Danny Mann in The Colleen Bawn, Eugene in Biloxi Blues, Claudius in Hamlet and various roles in Pigtown and Under Milk Wood. He has also appeared with Animated State, Daghdha, Magic Roundabout, Gallowglass, Yew Tree, Graffiti, Impact, Quare Hawks, Natural Shocks & Teaspach.
He is a founder member of Bottom Dog Theatre, and for us wrote and performed Language Unbecoming a Lady first in 2009, and Porkville (with Mike Finn). He wrote and directed 06179899909 as part of our first production Off the Wall and adapted and directed A Christmas Carol. He also wrote The Bachelor of Kilkish and was supported by the Arts Council to develop his play The Book of Joe.
For Bottom Dog, he has also directed The Revenger’s Tragedy, Killer Kabaret, and Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens. He last played Mikey Cleary in our Irish Times Theatre award nominated production of What Happened Bridgie Cleary, which toured to 15 venues nation-wide.
For Limerick Youth Theatre he wrote and directed Dorian, Channel Surfing, Story Land, Take Away Time, A Night in the Library and Around The World in 80 Days. For Wildebeest he directed Tan, and for An Grianán Theatre he directed Pinocchio, The Twits and Jack & the Beanstalk.
Film and TV credits include Fair City, Northanger Abbey, Camera Café, Why the Irish Dance That Way, Corp agus Anam, Clash of the Ash and the Limerick Trilogy.