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This Thursday night 2nd of April at 8pm fresh from the success of a sold out four nights in the MAC Belfast. Big Telly Theatre Company’s tour continues with One Sandwich short of a genius in the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre.

Created by Zoë Seaton & Shelley Atkinson, One Sandwich Short of a Genius is back and better than ever. If you’ve seen it before you haven’t seen the half of it. If you think your family is slightly dysfunctional come and meet ours.

One Sandwich short of a Genius
One Sandwich short of a Genius

Mum is so determined to keep up appearances that when Dad leaves her ‘to find himself’, she hires an actor to replace him. It's a perfect solution to an embarrassing situation, as long as she uses her imagination to find the extra cash. Mum’s the word. Luckily, the daughter’s far too busy planning the happiest day of her life to notice, but the son smells so many rats he's a loose cannon who must be kept behind closed doors. Will keeping the cat in the bag and the skeletons in the cupboard whilst avoiding the elephant in the room tip them all over the edge? Or is it the best move she's ever made...

It is an absurdist comedy about a family where denial is an extreme sport, reality a distant planet and even the furniture has episodes.  Think Spike Milligan meets the Royle family, meets Ionesco in this hilariously funny, sometimes dark show. 

Age Suitability: 10+

First performed in 2014 but re-launched with more bite and hilarity this year. If you’ve seen it before you’ll want to see it again. 

What the critics said...

“…cleverly crafted, sharply focused social satire…” “…brilliant mad-as-a-badger-masquerading-as-sane schtick.” Culture NI

…the laughs are constant throughout the production, and it is an enjoyable performance to liven up anyone’s evening. The Public Reviews

The ‘Twerking’ scene must be seen to be believed CultureHubNI

Audience comments:

'The funniest thing I've ever watched would definitely go again!'

'Hilarious... crying with laughter... delighted to have been at the world premiere.'

'Amazing standing ovation at the MAC Theatre - you must go and see this play!'

'Laugh. Out. Loud. Funny. Go see it.'

'Fast, funny, thought provoking theatre.'

'Absolute Genius. Miss at your peril. Only show in town.' 

Why is June Talbot still ringing in my head? Shelley Atkinson is truly phenomenal.Her performance gets under your skin."

"Just saw One Sandwich Short of a Genius. Laugh out Loud. Tip O' the cap to Big Telly. Go see it."

"Loved every minute of it. And that voice wow I didn't expect that."

"Seen the last production and this one was completely different but in a good way."

Tickets can be got from the Box Office at Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, Newry.

Box Office: 028 3031 3180

 

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