“Have I No Mouth” at the Lyric 27th April

Internationally-acclaimed Irish theatre company Brokentalkers

in association with Project Arts Centre




Pavilion Theatre Dún Laoghaire19 April | BelltableLimerick 21 April | Town Hall Theatre Galway 25 April | Lyric Theatre Belfast 27 April | The Everyman Cork 2 & 3 May | Project Arts Centre Dublin 5 & 6 May | Mermaid Arts Centre Bray 12 May


“an absorbing, wrenching, funny & cathartic journey”The Irish Independent

“One of the bravest shows I’ve ever seen…You should definitely go & see Have I No MouthHuffington Post


Feidlim’s father died.

His death could have been prevented.

Have I No Mouthis a powerful piece of theatre that explores the changing nature of a relationship between a mother and a son in the aftermath of a tragedy.

Brokentalkers’ director Feidlim Cannonand his mother Ann take a brave, unflinching look at their past and attempt to piece together the truth.


Multi-award-winning Irish theatre company Brokentalkers have built a reputation as one of the most important and innovative theatre companies to emerge in Ireland in recent years. This spring, they bring their award-winning work Have I No Mouth back home to tour across Ireland for the first time, following critical acclaim in Europe, America and Australia.


Have I No Mouth is written and performed by Brokentalkers’ Feidlim Cannon and his mother Ann. They are joined onstage by  professional psychotherapist Erich Keller who guides them through an exploration of old memories, childhood recollections, and the different ways we can heal ourselves.Have I No Mouth is a moving and astonishingly unvarnished portrait of grief, and a celebration of the ever-changing relationship between a mother and son.

Brokentalkers are well-known to Irish audiences from their many critically-acclaimed productions, including most recentlyThe Circus Animals’ Desertionat the Dublin Theatre Festival, This Beach at Tiger Dublin Fringe, and their tour of The Blue Boy, all in 2016. Directed by Brokentalkers’ artistic directors Feidlim Cannon and Gary Keegan Have I No Mouth incorporates Brokentalkers’ trademark style of mixing documentary material with breathtaking theatricality, and was recognised with the International Total Theatre Award for Innovation, Experimentation and Playing with Form Award at Edinburgh Fringe 2013.


CONCEPT & CO-DIRECTORS: Feidlim Cannon, Gary Keegan

PERFORMERS: Ann Cannon, Feidlim Cannon, Erich Keller

LIGHTING DESIGN: Sarah Jane Shiels




This tour is produced by Project Arts Centre and funded by the Arts Council. Have I No Mouth was originally produced with funding from an Arts Council Project Award.

Brokentalkers are Project Artists, an initiative of Project Arts Centre.

“Fantastic theatre, a must see, honest and brave” ★★★★★NeuePresse Hannover, Germany

“A unique insight into the eccentricities of a normal family that makes for compulsive viewing” ★★★★★Three Weeks Edinburgh

“Startlingly original… refreshingly honest” ★★★★The Times UK

“Profoundly engaging, riveting, utterly compelling. Brokentalkers’ most concentrated angry and discreetly political show yet” ★★★★The Irish Times

“Deeply moving…enormous power…Viscerally emotional…You become intertwined with it” Exeunt Magazine

“Brokentalkers have yet again produced a raw, poignant, and deeply moving piece of excruciatingly honest storytelling, delivered here with simplicity and poise”  Irish Theatre Magazine