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22 Jan 2022

Des Bishop | Mia Mamma for Thurles

Inspiration: Des' mother's death is the source of pain and humour

Des Bishop | Mia Mamma for Thurles

Des Bishop pictured with his mother. Show scheduled for January 28 at 8pm. Tickets €25

Patrons Note: Further to Govt. Covid restrictions we are looking to reschedule this event. All patrons will be notified in advance.

Des Bishop returns to The Source with an all new show. What’s 'Mia Mamma' about?

This is how Des tells it: “I am often asked; “where do you get your material from?” The truth is really that I try to see the funny in everything. My mother died in March 2019 and of course it was sad and grief can be tough sometimes but I saw a lot of funny in that too. Since death comes to us all and grief is something most of us will experience I thought there must be plenty of people who would like that funny to be shared. Also I did a show about my Dad being sick back in 2010 and I couldn’t face my mother in the afterlife because I know her first question would be “your Father got a show, how come I didn’t get one?”

I think it’s tougher to lose your mum. My Dad was best supporting actor. My mother was the actress in a leading role. You are never ready when the star of the show dies. So this is a show about My mother. It’s a show about motherhood and sacrifice, anxiety and grief, the mistakes you make as a mother and a son and the hard road to forgiveness and finally it’s about loss, grief and the chaos that surrounds it.
Where do I get my material from? Life and death!”

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