O’Neill is a master storyteller, to call what he does stand-up does not do him justice. This is genuine comedy from the gut. – THE NY TIMES
O’Neill is a rollercoaster ride, strap in.
– THE SCOTSMAN
You can almost smell the burning flesh.
– GLASGOW HERALD
Join Owen O’Neill for an evening of poetry, theatrical monologue and stand-up storytelling. Owen manages to blend all three to perfection in his show Red Noise and as part of the show he will read from his latest collection of poetry Licking the Matchbox. True stories from his life include being Struck by Lightning at nine years old and being told he had the Cure for Cancer. Being interrogated by an IRA Man with a Stammer (The longest two hours of his life). How his Feature Film Debut with Liam Neeson went horribly wrong. Brought up in a family of Sixteen Siblings and having to queue for breakfast. All this and more in this 90 minute show!
Owen O’Neill is a writer, actor of stage and screen, and stand-up comedian. He has written and performed eight one-man plays and has won a string of awards including three Fringe Firsts at the Edinburgh Festival, the Herald Angel award for best play and the Edinburgh Critics Award for best comedy. In 2012 he won best actor for his off-Broadway one-man play Absolution. He has appeared in five feature films including Michael Collins directed by Neil Jordan and The General directed by John Boorman. His short film The Basket Case, which he wrote and directed won best short at the Boston Film Festival in 2010. In 2009 he, along with Dave Johns, adapted The Shawshank Redemption for the 2013 Edinburgh Festival and it received five-star reviews from The Times and Scotland on Sunday.
At turns poignant and hilarious O’Neill’s poetry is the most unexpected of performances, but certainly one of the highlights of the festival. – CULTURE NORTHERN IRELAND