• 8:00pm
  • Virginia, Co. Cavan
  • 049 8547074

The Gonzo Theatre Company presents



Written by Philip Doherty. Directed by Aoife Spillane-Hinks. Performed by Rex Ryan.

Pilgrim is a hilarious and moving tale of a young Irishman on a pilgrimage home for the birth of his son.

Christopher Reilly’s flight from California to Dublin is suddenly grounded in Newfoundland. It is announced that the Twin Towers have been attacked. Thousands of refugees from every culture and creed descend upon the doorsteps of Newfoundland. Villages like Gambo become the setting for a positive apocalypse. In this surreal, inverted world, Christopher Reilly embarks on a wild, odyssey of redemption that is both arresting and comic. With allusions to classical myth, Pilgrim, (Fishamble New Writing Award Nomination) is written by award-winning playwright Philip Doherty, and performed by one of Ireland’s most exciting young actors, Rex Ryan, (Dublin Fringe Best Actor nomination & Manchester Theatre Award nomination for Best Actor).  

‘Simply Stunning’- The Herald

‘A beautiful portrait of young Irish man-hood’ – Sunday Independent

‘A one-man show whirlwind… a lyrical bath in tequila as Dylan Thomas and Joyce dip in liberally’ ★★★★★ Edinburgh Reporter

‘A meticulously crafted piece of writing’- ★★★★ Irish Examiner

‘Ryan is a regular charmer’ ★★★★ What’s On Stage

Remarkable script… amazing performance… superbly hearftelt’   ★★★★ Broadway Baby

Admission: €16 & €14