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 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 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.