Abbey Theatre presents Pom Boyd & Seán Millar


10 - 15 December 2018

Booking Information

Dates: 10 – 15 December
On the Peacock Stage

Times: Mon – Sat 9pm

Tickets: €16 / Conc. €14

Running Time: 1 hour

To book for a group of 6+ call (01) 87 97 212


“The planet does not need more successful people.” - David W. Orr, Eco-Scientist. “Phew.” - Pom Boyd, Actor.

Shame. You’ve had success but it feels like failure. You failed a long time ago but it still poisons you with shame. Sometimes it stops you from even walking down the street. How is it that failure can feel worse than dying? Through theatre, performance and original songs, this highly entertaining new show from Pom Boyd and Seán Millar invites you to witness a sacred punk theatrical ritual. Give up the exhausting pretence and wear your crippling shame on your sleeve.

Developed with the support of The Arts Council/An Chomairle Ealaíon. Pom is a participant of Irish Theatre Institute’s Six in the Attic Artists Supports Programme. Developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of Dublin Fringe Festival.

This work was co-commissioned by Dublin Fringe Festival and The Abbey Theatre and premiered at Dublin Fringe Festival 2018.


Presented as part of the Avolon Winter Season at the Abbey Theatre.


'Deeply personal and unrelentingly honest'
The Arts Review

'performed by Boyd with the don’t-give-a-fuck strut of a punk diva'
Irish Times

'a theatrical punk performance like no other... fantastic performances from all involved'
Totally Dublin


Photos © Derek Speirs


  • Cast: Pom Boyd
  • Cast: Sarah Kinlen
  • Cast: Kim V Porcelli
  • Written by: Pom Boyd with Seán Millar
  • Directed by: Pom Boyd with Seán Millar
  • Production Design: Ciarán O'Melia
  • Composer & Musical Director: Seán Millar
  • Stage Manager: Lisa M Barry
  • Photography: Derek Speirs
  • Producer: Pom Boyd

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