“Eric’s having a bad Sunday. It’s late, he’s still in his pyjamas, a room full of people staring at him, and he died at 11.42am, two days ago.”
15th Oak return to Dublin with one of the hits of the Edinburgh Fringe – The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle. This new play by Ross Dungan innovatively tells the story, equal parts comic and tragic, of Eric Argyle, the man who barely lived enough to have regrets.
After winning the coveted Scotsman Fringe First award in their debut run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2011, 15th Oak have developed this brand new play which was one of the top 20 best reviewed shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, and now makes its Irish premiere appearance as past of the Absolut Fringe.
This is a charming and beautiful new piece about life, death and regret. The dark comedy centres on Eric Argyle – a man who believes he has led a wasted life. However, after stepping out in front of a car and having his life taken from him, he finds himself being forced to re-examine a number of moments which might have changed it all, revealing a tragic but magical story of what might have been. The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle is performed by an ensemble cast of eight young, emerging actors, who bring the story to life from within an old text before you on the stage. With practical lighting and a live soundtrack, this is a uniquely developed piece, which will look, sound and feel different to anything else at this year’s Fringe.
Venue: The Lir Academy – Studio 2
Dates: 10 – 15 September (preview on the 10)
Start time: 9pm
Tickets: €11/13 (preview price: €10)
Duration: 80 mins
Reviews for ‘The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle’ from its Edinburgh Fringe run in August 2012:
The Scotsman – “Intricately plotted but playfully executed” – 4 stars
Broadway Baby – “The acting is superb… a witty and heart-warming tale of life, death, love and friendship.” – 5 stars
Three Weeks – “On leaving, the audience all had smiles on their faces and tears in their eyes.” – 4 stars