Traveller takes his show on the road

‘MICHAEL Collins: It’s A Cultural Thing Or Is It?’ is coming to the Watergate Theatre for one night only, March 30 at 8pm.

‘MICHAEL Collins: It’s A Cultural Thing Or Is It?’ is coming to the Watergate Theatre for one night only, March 30 at 8pm.

Michael’s first play “It’s A Cultural Thing Or Is It?” offers a fast-paced sequence of stories that reflect on the history of the Traveller community over the past 40 years. It chronicles Michael’s journey from living in a barrel-top wagon as a child on a road with his family, to their move to Dublin and the end of the traditional way of life.

Michael Collins is a member of the Irish Traveller community and has been an advocate of Traveller human rights for over 20 years. A writer and performer, he has appeared at the Abby and Olympia Theatres in Dublin and has spent the past three years performing his own plays at venues in Ireland and in the UK, receiving a five-star review in The Irish Times in the 2005 Dublin Fringe Festival. Directed by Mick Rafferty, “It’s a cultural thing or is it?” promises to be an engaging piece of theatre.

Tickets cost e12/e10 and are available from the Watergate Box Office on 056 7761674.