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STRAY is a semi-autobiographical comedy written and performed by Cathal J. Ferris.

This one man show takes you on a journey of understanding. Cathal plays a range of characters from his grandfather to his imaginary friends as they attempt to guide him on his search for identity and through the troubles that arise in the pursuit of happiness.

This is one man’s story of exploration and determination as he wades through a world of uncertainty, knockbacks and a number of ill informed decisions to achieve his goals, although he doesn’t quite know these himself. This rollercoaster journey will have you laughing, crying and everything in between as Cathal attempts to come to terms with turning 30, chasing his dreams and working in a pizza restaurant. And yes, ladies and gentlemen, everything you see tonight is 100% completely true… Well… Apart from the parts Cathal made up.

STRAY debuted in March 2022 in Chicago, USA at the Chicago Irish Arts Festival and was received with great response with the following reviews:

“Cathal brings a unique physicality and honesty to story telling” – Joe Janes: SNL Weekly Update

“This story is both exciting and hilarious while holding a very important message” – Thomas Flannery: Good Morning Ireland

STRAY and Sixpenny productions will work in partnership with Lighthouse Charity Belfast who are an organisation committed to the prevention of suicide and self-harm; the promotion of positive mental health and the provision of support services to families who have been bereaved due to suicide.

£1 of each ticket will be donated to support such a great charity and there will be a collection on the night,

Please donate and help those affected by suicide and mental health.

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