Punk Theatre Show Shame Will Return to the Abbey

Pom Boyd and Seán Millar’s Shame returns to the Peacock Stage at the Abbey Theatre this December following a sell-out run in this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival.

Nominated for three Fringe awards, Shame has been described by critics as ‘dissenting and triumphing’ and ‘a theatrical punk performance like no other.’ It will play from December 10-15.

Pom Boyd is an award winning writer, actor, and comedian who most recently she appeared in Roddy Doyle’s film Rosie directed by Paddy Breathnach. Shame is her first time collaborating with husband Seán Millar of band The Unelectables.

“Seán and I had been wanting to work on something together so we chose Shame.  We’re giving ourselves permission and hoping that the people in the room with us will feel they too have permission to unburden themselves of their own shame. But, and this is very important, in a free and fun, honest and entertaining, wild punk rock way,” said Boyd in a statement.

Part gig, part theatre, part sacred punk ritual, organisers say Shame probes into and plays with inherited family shame using songs, theatre performance, spoken word and previously lost Irish film footage. According to the theatre this brave, honest and funny show invites you to share in the ritual – give up the exhausting pretence and wear your crippling shame on your sleeve.

Shame is presented as part of the Avolon Winter Season. Running from December 2018 to January 2019.

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