My Left Nut

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Updated: March 6th, 2018

Prime Cut Productions presents

My Left Nut

by Michael Patrick & Oisín Kearney


Belltable | 19th (preview) & 20th April | 8pm | €17/€15/€13 (preview)


The true story of a Belfast boy growing up with no father to guide him through, and a giant ball to weigh him down.

Set in Belfast in the early 2000s, My Left Nut tells the true story of Michael Patrick who developed hydrocele testis when he was 14, a condition which caused one of his testicles to start swelling. Too embarrassed to tell his mother, he let the condition worsen for three years until he couldn’t ignore it any more. By this stage it was bigger than a can of coke and his friends could see the outline of it through his trousers.
The show is overflowing with awkward teenage comedy and naughties nostalgia, but has a real heart underneath. Michael’s father died when he was very young and the play shows how Michael slowly comes to terms with his father’s death as he deals with his own illness. It touches on the inability of men to talk about their problems, and on the difficulties single mothers can have in raising young boys.
In sharing his tale, Michael also hopes to encourage men to seek help for their problems and remove stigma from such issues.

Michael Patrick, Co-writer and Actor: A Belfast native, Michael trained as an actor at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts London after studying Material Sciences and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge.
His theatre credits include Othello (The Abbey Theatre), Radamisto (NI Opera), Blackout (The Lyric Theatre), The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged and The Importance of Being Earnest (Bruiser) and Ignition(Tinderbox).
TV and film work includes Game of Thrones (TV: HBO), Soft Border Patrol (TV: BBC NI) Trautmann (Feature: Zephyr Productions), and The Black Wedding (Short: Montoya Productions).
Michael also enjoys voice work and has lent his voice to BBC NI, BBC Radio 4, Roundhouse
Radio, Taleshack productions and Alain De Bottons School of life.
Oisín Kearney, Co-writer and Director: Originally from Warrenpoint, Oisín studied politics at Cambridge before training in TV & Film production in Belfast. He splits his time between stage and screen.
His theatre credits include Educating Rita (The Lyric Theatre: Script Adapter and Assistant Director), I, Banquo and How These Desperate Men Talk (Pan Narrans Theatre: Director) and The Creativity Engine (Newpoint Youth Players: Director).
His recent film credits include 66 Days: Bobby Sands (Feature: Assistant Producer), ELIÁN (Feature: Associate Producer), and ROCKY ROS MUC (Feature: Camera), and he is currently developing a feature documentary in Colombia as a self-shooting director.
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