A look at the one-man show

The Abbey Theatre has had a long history of producing one-man shows and actor Eamon Morrissey has been an integral part of this history. Writers Flann O’Brien, Jonathan Swift, James Joyce and Maeve Brennan have inspired Eamon to create fascinating stories for stage.

His first one-man show The Brother had its world premiere at the Abbey Theatre in 1974. This was followed by Patrick Gulliver in 1978 and Joycemen in 1980.

This poster shows Mr. Gulliver’s Bags, Eamon’s fourth one-man show on the Peacock stage. This show opened on Monday 20 August 1984 and was based on the life and works of Jonathan Swift.

It is fitting that 30 years since the first performance of Mr.Gulliver’s Bags, Eamon Morrissey is back again with another hugely successful one-man show Maeve’s House on the Peacock stage.

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