Irish Rep presents this one-man comedy starring Colin Hamell as a Belfast shipyard worker named Jimmy Boylan, as well as more than 20 other characters whose lives were connected to the doomed ocean liner. More…
From his new home in a humorously rendered heaven, Boylan remembers and relives events surrounding the voyage every day, consumed by its legacy. God is a Dublin gangster. Angel Gabriel is the plucky keeper at the gates of heaven and Titanic’s legacy isn’t the first class passengers, it is 700 crewmen enjoying newfound stardom in heaven. Having gone down with the ship, Jimmy has rock star status and boy does he milk it. Flirting with angels, rewriting history with a direct line to an unlikely God – 'Jimmy Titanic' is a unique comic take on the story of the most famous ship ever built.
See it if Actor plays “Jimmy” from the Titanic and other people from 1912 and in heaven. Good depth and humor. Pride in our work outlasts disaster.
Don't see it if You aren’t interested in a fun offbeat solo show where the actor is playing a crew member one minute and Angel Gabriel the next.
See it if you have an interest in the Titanic and enjoy watching an actor masterfully portray many characters -- on earth and in heaven.
Don't see it if you are offended by somewhat sacrilegious depictions.
See it if You like historical fiction. You are charmed by Irish accents. Have lived in Ireland. You like minimalist productions.
Don't see it if You dislike one man shows. If you are looking to learn about Titanic.
See it if You want to see how many characters one actor can bring to life! It's an ambitious script for a one-man show and Mr. Hamell is engaging.
Don't see it if There are SO many characters that it is, at times, difficult to differentiate them.
See it if you'd like to experience the sinking of the Titanic through the eyes of the men who worked below the deck.
Don't see it if you have a low tolerance for single-person shows, or performers who talk at an audience.
See it if you like one person shows with multiple characters carefully delineated by the performer, into Titanic history enjoy 90 minute plays
Don't see it if you don't like 1 person plays, no interest in Titanic stories, don't like a lot of shouting, have trouble following 1 actor doing all parts
See it if You want an unique view of the Titanic that merges historical fact & fiction. You want drama & comedy. You want great acting.
Don't see it if You want real history: in addition to the fiction, there's a 2nd story, w/musings on the afterlife & fame that can clash w/the main one.
See it if you enjoy a very intense, sometimes humorous, sometimes very sad tale of people who were on the Titanic told by one gifted actor.
Don't see it if you don't like a humorous view of heaven or anything to do with the Titanic.
See it if You enjoy one man shows in which one actor plays multiple roles. You are interested in the historical significance of the Titanic.
Don't see it if You can’t deal with listening to very heavily accented Irish brogue.You don’t know anything about the infamous unsinkable Titanic and are no
See it if You'd enjoy spending an evening in the company of multiple characters w different pts of vw about this historical event. Colin is fantastic.
Don't see it if You don't want your idea of heaven challenged, aren't interested in a fictional, often funny take of sad event, don't like 1-guy/many roles.
See it if you enjoy one man shows with a talented actor who slides easily into different characters. Plus a funny look at the afterlife.
Don't see it if The humor and creativity of the afterlife was great, but the slog through memory often got bogged down and exhausting.
See it if you want an evening of light entertainment with a good performance and an interesting take on history.
Don't see it if you object to clever laughs that ultimately create a distraction, preventing the show from delivering a more meaningful message.
See it if A one-man revisit to the results of the sinking of the Titanic told from the vantage point of heaven. Great commitment on the part of both..
Don't see it if playwright and actor. Some information, some humor, some pathos, some indignation among the many voices in a simple set.
See it if If you want a new look at death and at natural disasters. Plenty of facts about the titanic. The actor doing the show was superb.
Don't see it if You don’t like one man shows or if one liners about death make you uncomfortable
See it if enjoy one man shows; want a brand new view of heaven; want to hear more about the history of the Titanic; enjoy a good night at the theater
Don't see it if you don't like one man shows, have trouble following dialogue where the characters keep changing; or are very serious about god and bible.
See it if you love the craft of theater and acting. This is a masterful performance with a well conceived and smartly written script. Worth it
Don't see it if ¥ou need glitzy sets and distracting entertainment. This is serious acting chops
See it if You'd be charmed by Irishman tackling (in 1 show, solo!) ALL-from Heaven to Belfast shipyards & everything in between happening on Titanic.
Don't see it if Absolutely 2 much for any solo show to handle. Overwhelming, & unsuccessful as was far too large in scope. Needed to stay in Heaven OR Earth
See it if Told from the perspective of a coal trimmer, this fascinating epic tale intertwines more than two dozen characters real and imaginary
Don't see it if you do not like storytelling
See it if you'd like funny vignettes of an irreverent Christian heaven mixed with poignant vignettes about the Titanic.
Don't see it if you'll be offended by an irreverent portrayal of the afterlife. Despite enjoying the portrayals, I'm not sure this made sense done one-man