By TERRY O’NEILL
“Boxing has become America’s tragic theatre.”
- Joyce Carol Oates
“A good boxer is an artist. ...Boxing is existential.”
- Norman Mailer
"I think he took too many punches to the head."
- Neil McCormack
IN ASSOCIATION WITH IRELANDS NATIONAL THEATRE- THE ABBEY, WE BRING YOU THIS HIGHLY ORIGINAL, CROSS-GENRE PERFORMANCE PIECE -
DRAWING UPON STAND-UP COMEDY, THEATRE & MUSIC ...
EXPLORING ONE MAN’S JOURNEY INTO THE ART, BEAUTY AND VIOLENCE OF THE BOXING RING.
TERRY O’NEILL is a rare performer - a consummate actor and stand-up comic who just happened to also be a boxing champion, a man who really could’ve been a contender.
Terry is a boxer. Or used to be. Now he's an actor, a stand-up, a fucking song-and-dance man. But he misses the ring - the thrill of it all, the buzz, the beauty. The head-fucking violence of it all. The love.
In this multi-faceted stand up performance, Terry brings you into his world. Part memoir, part fantasy.
Lots of laughs and maybe some tears.
...and a bit of fight maybe too!
Seconds away, Round One!
WRITER & PERFORMER: TERRY O’NEILL
"The actor/ comedian to watch" - The Irish Examiner
"A coming, starry talent" - The Irish Times
"A fine young talent" - Ryan Tubridy The Late Late show