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Jimmy Titanic

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Members say: Great acting, Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing, Funny

About the show

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.

Member Reviews (34)


Great acting, Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing, Funny
Avg Score

During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Moving, Funny, Enchanting

See it if You enjoy one man plays and are interested in the Titanic story told by a charming Irishman with a delightful accent.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy one man plays and have no interest in history told in a whimsical way.

During previews
Ambitious, Great acting, Disappointing, Funny

See it if You enjoy one man shows and have some interest in the Titanic

Don't see it if You want a lavish production with a large cast, or have no interest in the Titanic

During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You have an interest in anything Titanic or solo performances. He floats into & out of all classes of people on or associated with the ship

Don't see it if If you require a linear storyline. Since he jumps from Heaven to Belfast to NYC, you might get confused.

During previews
Clever, Funny, Slow, Quirky, Great acting

See it if You like solo shows that fall entirely on the actor's talent and story telling

Don't see it if you don't like solo shows or have no interest in the story of the Titanic

During previews
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Thought-provoking

See it if Want to see an extremely funny, well written play that never becomes boring.

Don't see it if You’re easily offended by religious humour.

Also One man shows don’t normally appeal. What if you don’t like the actor ... Read more Read less

During previews
Clever, Ambitious, Funny, Great acting, Profound

See it if Enjoy one-man shows performed by an amazing actor. Show is clever and fast paced.

Don't see it if You do not enjoy one-man shows.

During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you like clever writing.

Don't see it if you don’t like anything about the Titanic.

During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you'd enjoy learning more about the historical context of the Titanic, you like one man shows, you enjoy an irreverent take on Heaven

Don't see it if you have zero interest in the Titanic, are easily offended by religious caricatures

Also One thing in particular I really appreciated about this show was that ... Read more Read less

During previews
Great acting, Intelligent, Must see, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You like anything about the Titanic! You enjoy smart script combined with a powerhouse actor! It's mesmerizing to see his 20+ characters!

Don't see it if If you don't like One man shows, or The Titanic, or foreign accents. But, this IS NYC afterall!!

January 30th, 2018
"An unabashedly strange solo play...Stars an enthusiastic Hamell...Far shorter and more intimate than the 1997 Hollywood blockbuster, yet it manages to pack in just as much schmaltz...All of his characters are given distinctive voices and physicality...Unlikely to offer anything new to disaster a...
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February 6th, 2018
"McMullan creates some lively and unusual situations...Far too concerned with Jimmy's antics in heaven...These cutesy astral-plane comedy routines are jarringly out of sync with the passages focused directly on the Titanic disaster...As a result, the evening coasts on the skill of Hamel...
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February 2nd, 2018
"Hamell is a wonder to behold, moving energetically from one scene to the next in rapid-fire flashbacks, careening through time and place and running the gamut of emotion...McMullan, packs a great deal of substance into 75 minutes of play and he does it with a delicacy of storytelling that’s tita...
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January 31st, 2018
"Prepare to laugh and cry...No question that the piece has a serious underlining...The chief delight here comes from watching Hamell bring alive those 20-odd characters. He unabashedly dives in and inhabits crew members, the millionaire John Jacob Astor, a New York Times editor, the narrator, and...
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