Alpha Fail

Thu 31st Jul – Sun 24th Aug 2014


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Laughing Horse Free Festival


At 6’3”, Friel is probably the world’s tallest man with small man syndrome. Why? Is it because the average arthritic pensioner could out-bench him? Could it be the result of intense sibling rivalry? Or is his determination to be seen as the ‘masculine’ one in his gay relationships to blame? Come enjoy the tales that turned an attention-starved, middle child into one of the most obsessively competitive people you may ever have the misfortune of meeting. He will do his best to make sure you won’t beat him, so perhaps you should join him.

As a kid and teen, Cormac considered himself under-estimated by family, friends and foes alike. Determined to prove them wrong, Friel utilised his tenacity, spite and desire for superiority, before growing up to barely achieve even the lowest of their expectations… on a good day. This is set to be a hilarious show exploring the root causes of overly-competitive behaviour and how a competitive spirit will have adverse effects on adult life. So if you are an aspiring macho man, a sore loser or Monica from friends, this is the show for you.

“Delivered with a delicious flair” (Broadway Baby)

“Very easy to imagine this young man with a very bright future” (ScotsGay)

Admission: Free

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