Following its premiere at Edinburgh Fringe in 2012 and a successful UK tour earlier this year, Oliver Reed - Wild Thing is embarking on an Irish tour and will be performed in Kilkenny for one night only.
One-man theatre shows have become ever popular on the touring circuit offering some of the best nights out in live theatre and this new play to tour Ireland, Oliver Reed – Wild Thing, by Mike Davis and Rob Crouch is no exception. Having garnered four and five star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and continuing its success during its UK tour, the play is the blistering true life story of the hellraiser actor, Oliver Reed.
This superb homage to renowned actor Oliver Reed, makes for a mind boggling solo show about the legendary hell-raiser as he knocks back a few drinks and shares his incredible life story told by Rob Crouch. From the boyhood excitement of learning he was a descendant of Peter the Great, through the success the movie Oliver, boozy adventures with Keith Moon and disastrous chat show appearances - this was a life well lived.
Though Ollie (as he was fondly called) may appear an unstoppable force of nature, in Mike Davis and Rob Crouch’s monologue, Oliver Reed – Wild Thing, we meet Reed on the last day of his life, in a pub in Malta in 1999 where he was filming Ridley Scott’s Gladiator. Time is fast running out for the ‘Wild Thing’ and Rob Crouch brings Reed back to vivid life in this swaggering and brilliant evening of entertainment.
Oliver Reed - Wild Thing will be performed at the Watergate Theatre on April 26 at 8pm. Tickets are €18. For further information contact the box office on (056) 776 1674 or see www.watergatetheatre.com