‘Love & Fury – The Passion of Jonathan Swift’
Directed by Paul Hayes
Performed by David Heap in the beautiful surroundings of St. Patrick’s Cathedral on the 7th and 8th November
Booking on 01-4539472, student tickets just €5
Love & Fury
I attempted to rise, but was not able to stir: for, I found my arms and legs were strongly fastened on each side to the ground; and my hair, which was long and thick, tied down in the same manner.
Jonathan Swift has lost the love of his life, a love that he never acted upon but one that has left him melancholy. He tries to distract himself by railing against the Bankers, against society and finally against humanity in his satirical masterpiece ‘A Modest Proposal’.
All the while Swift attempts to tie together the disparate elements of a story; a story of a man who goes to sea and wakes up as a giant, but that is only the start of the adventure…
Every Man desires to live long but no man would be old
Along with Wilde and Shaw, Swift is one of the all time great Irish satirists.
“David Heap’s Swift playfully engages with the audience, his long-published words tumbling out as if crafted there in the moment of utterance… an engrossing performance”
– Irish Theatre Magazine