01 January - 11 December 2010


Tickets: 12


Neil Watkins has wanked more than is healthy, allegedly.

In 2007, Neil woke in the night to be greeted by the vision of Amma, ‘the Hugging Saint’.  She’d hugged him in Dublin the night before.  Standing at the foot of his bed, her face changed into that of Jesus and back again. “Do you still want to kill yourself?” said the vision, “because you can come with us now.”  “No,” said Neil, shitting it that his number was up, “I want to stay”. “Well then…tell your story.” 

On orders from heaven, this is Neil’s story through the wilderness of queerness: from Catholic Ireland to the cruising bars of the world; from Finglas head shops to Native American ceremonies.

Bitterly funny, devastatingly tragic but always entertaining, Watkins explores what it is to remove the resistance in his life and reach his highest potential. 

“A pyrotechnical performer…. a writer to be taken seriously”.  The Irish Times

Neil Watkins is an playwright and performer, MC of WERK at the Abbey Theatre, co-star of RTE’s The Savage EYE, and Alternative Miss Ireland Winner Heidi Konnt. 

Commissioned by THISISPOPBABY with the support of Cork Midsummer Festival. THISISPOPBABY are part of Project Catalyst, an initiative of Project Arts Centre.

Performance Dates, Tickets and Information

10 & 11 DEC 2010~ Tickets


Duration: 60 mins

*Concession tickets are available, with valid identification, to Students, Senior Citizens, Equity Members and the Unwaged.

BOOKING: (+353 1) 881 9613


Group discounts available in advance only, ask to speak to Melanie or email melanie@projectartscentre.ie (Mon-Fri during office hours) Seating

Our seating is unreserved so you will choose your seat on the night of the performance. We advise you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time as we are unable to seat patrons once a performance has begun.

Before the show, why not…?

…have a look around our gallery. During exhibitions our gallery is open Mon-Sat from 11AM until the performance begins…. …or catch up with your friends by having a drink in our bar. We offer a full bar service so if you just can’t wait to talk about the show join us afterwards for another. Parking Offer

Present your Project Art Centre ticket (evening performances only) at the Fleet Street Car Park and you will qualify for a special fixed price of just €5. Ask at box office for more information. Hungry?

Want to grab a bite to eat before the show? Why not pop down to Milano Restaurant in Temple Bar and pick their pre-theatre menu – Pizza, Pasta or Salad plus and a glass of wine – for just €12.50. Available from 5pm -7pm, just show your tickets or email booking confirmation to avail of this offer.

And if you’re in a rush remember that Milano also delivers to Project Arts Centre. Choose from a range of delicious made to order pizzas delivered to you in our bar. No queues and no need to even leave the building. Ask a member of our bar staff for more information.milano

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