Man of Valour
Created by performer Paul Reid, director Annie Ryan & writer Michael West

Presented in partnership with Ulster Bank

Draíocht, Blanchardstown 19, 20, 21 April
Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick 27 April
Everyman Theatre, Cork 30 April, 1, 2 May
Project Arts Centre, Dublin 28 May – 8 June

Great trailer by Jack Phelan here:

Smash hit of Cork Midsummer, Edinburgh and Dublin Fringe Festival, raising audiences to their feet with every show.

Winner Best Design, ABSOLUT Fringe Awards 2011

Winner Best Lighting Design Irish Times Theatre Awards 2011

Nominated Best Actor Irish Times Theatre Awards and Absolut Fringe Awards 2011

"One of the best things to be performed on stage. Anywhere. Ever."
The Sun

Farrell Blinks is an office drone with an overactive fantasy gland. His imagined, heroic adventures offer violent release from the pressures and boredom of his ordinary life - until the border between fantasy and reality begins to blur. When his demons come after him, Farrell has to find his voice and face them down.

Backed by an award-winning design team, Man of Valour is a breathtaking, almost wordless performance by Paul Reid in the unique transformational style of The Corn Exchange.

Performer: Paul Reid
Writer: Michael West
Director: Annie Ryan
Set & Lighting Designer: Aedín Cosgrove
Composer: Denis Clohessy
Video Artist: Jack Phelan
Producer: Rachel Murray

“Another inventive triumph from Corn Exchange” ★★★★
Irish Times

“This is soaring theatre, at times coming close to being mind-bending.”

Sunday Independent

“Fiercely energetic . . . brilliantly evoked”
The Scotsman

"Astounding energy . . . unmistakable skill.” ★★★★★

“Magnificent” ★★★★★
Irish Examiner

“As ever with Corn Exchange, it’s the way they tell it that lifts things into the truly extraordinary . . . a deep-set psychological noir of increasingly impressive style as well as substance.” ★★★★
The Herald Scotland

“Tour de force”
Lyn Gardner, Guardian via Twitter
Dominic Cavendish, Daily Telegraph via Twitter
The British Theatre Guide, Metro