Your own Man / Mad Notions


Winner of the 2015 Little Gem Award at the Dublin Fringe Festival

In this intimate and personal solo work, Murphy scales down and examines his opinions, his insecurities and his ambitions. Both an essay on the displacement of identity in ex-patriotism and an analysis of the concept of confession, Your Own Man/Mad Notions reveals the quiet story of a man leaving, returning, and searching for home.

photos: Hope Youngblood

a deeply engaging and expertly controlled performance, sometimes charming and relaxed, sometimes pained and intense... ****
— Michael Seaver, Irish Times
Murphy’s fierce, fine solo is full of that hapless schism between past and present and though there’s humour in what he shows, there’s an ache too, in being your own man. ****
— Mary Brennan, The Herald (Scotland)
Murphy is a highly accomplished dancer and storyteller... (he) fuses humour with moments of poignancy and intense movement to create a truly powerful experience... He moves with real fluidity and ease, changing the speed and intensity of his movement, pirouetting and leaping on occasion through the crowd, using the limited space to his advantage in conveying a sense of restriction and confinement.... brilliant.

Choreographed, Directed, and Performed by Luke Murphy

Cinematography and Editing by David Fishel