glór is delighted to welcome CallBack Theatre to glór with their critically acclaimed performance of Fred and Alice: Love in the Time of OCD. Written by award winning writer John Sheehy and performed by Ciaran Bermingham and Cora Fenton, Fred & Alice has over 170 performances to date and sell-out runs across the country.
It’s not easy to get by in this crazy old world, is it? But Fred and Alice have discovered that all you really need are 2 tennis rackets, disproportionate reactions to minor accidents, an immature coping strategy and each other.Fred & Alice is a quirky love story about 2 amazing mischievous characters who meet in a home. It wasn’t really a home but Fred always called it a home because that was where he lived, and if you are not living at home then where are you? It was love at first sight for Alice. Fred didn’t talk to her again for years but then eventually Fred got used to her and it was love at first sight for him too.
From their days in care, to independent living, Fred and Alice negotiate the perils and pitfalls of life and love. Together they create a fantastical world which spills over into a madcap reality when they decide to move in together. Ultimately, Fred & Alice is a joyous celebration of individuality.
Whirling Comedy, The Irish Times
That melding of comedy with uncondescending frankness is what gives Sheehy’s script its emotional curve balls. The Herald Scotland
Masterful The Sunday Times
Exceptional performance from Cora Fenton The Irish Mail on Sunday
A touching tale of love in adversity The Irish Times
Lively, imaginative and life affirming Irish Theatre Magazine
Charming…a delightful piece, touching and funny Emer O’Kelly Sunday Independent
“It’s a super show”
“I really enjoyed that a lot. I thought the writing was excellent, funny and moving”
“Skilled Fast paced performance by both…..the symbiotic love came across beautifully”
“Just outstanding. Please go and support this people – you will not be disappointed!!!!!”
“Fantastic all round….great acting…and the writing Can’t get it out of my head”
“Outstanding performances and incredible script by John Sheehy. DO NOT MISS IT!!”
“Love in its purest form born from mutual understanding and respect. I absolutely loved it from start to finish. What a buzz. Still getting tingles in my belly. Amazing energy. Great night out. Thank you”
“WONDERFUL play. Really glad I came out today. Everyone go see this!”
“For anyone who has not yet had the pleasure of meeting Fred & Alice I strongly urge you to do so. Funny, warm, quirky and at times sad. Great piece of writing.”
“It was a truly wonderful performance and I would highly recommend anyone to see it.”