Neil Watkins has wanked more than is healthy, allegedly.
One of Ireland’s most exciting artists and incendiary performers, Watkins is a force of nature, a maverick, a 34-year old homosexual with a Jesus complex. The Year of Magical Wanking tells of his profound personal journey as it delves into internet porn addiction, destructive sexual behaviour and social isolation. Written and performed in hypnotic verse, this powerful piece of theatre has been described by one reviewer as “a heartbreaking prayer for mental health and love”. A brave work not to be missed, Watkins previously performed The Year of Magical Wanking to huge acclaim at the Dublin Fringe Festival in 2011 and also took the work on tour in Australia in 2012 to rave reviews.
First Fortnight is a charity-based organistion with the expressed aim of challenging mental health prejudice through the creative arts. For further information please check www.firstfortnight.ie.
“Truthful, heartfelt and immediately identifiable… astonishingly brave.” The Irish Times