Monday June 1, 2020

A one-man-show of epic proportions

Theatre: The Girl Who Forgot To Sing Badly The Everyman Theatre, Cork Directed by Lynne Parker Runs nationwide until March 28 Rating: *****

15th February, 2015
Louis Lovett in The Girl Who Forgot To Sing Badly

One of the consequences of the drastic cuts to theatre funding since 2008 has been the rise of the one-man show. Less expensive to produce and easier to tour, these shows almost always substitute intimacy for spectacle.

But Theatre Lovett’s enchanting The Girl Who Forgot To Sing Badly illustrates how a one-man show can have it all.

Aimed at children (from seven upwards) and adults, the play focuses on Peggy O’Hegarty. Peggy works alongside...

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