Spinal Krapp at Dolans, August 2

The one-man play, Spinal Krapp by Magic Roundabout Theatre Company, will make a return to the local stage Upstairs @ Dolans tomorrow night (Thursday August 2).

The intense, hour long monologue—written by Darren maher and performed by Zeb Moore—is a “stand-up tragedy”. It’s a mix of storytelling and soliloquy, peppered with pop cultural references and flashbacks to an interrupted childhood.

The blurb reads: “In the land before time, in the recession before this one, a boy grows up in a big family in an over-crowded Dublin estate. He attempts to endure and adapt to his surroundings by a combination of agoraphobia and escapism: He becomes part comedian and part lunatic, coating himself in anecdotes, jokes and songs, desperately trying to divert attention from the more desperate episodes of his childhood.”

I saw it on its debut at the Belltable Unfringed Festival in 2010 (review here) and it has toured extensively since then.

Doors at 8pm. More details from www.dolans.ie.