HALF THE MAN
A SHOW ABOUT FEAR, FRY-UP’S & FREEDOM
Michael Livesley, best known for his rave reviewed interpretation of Bonzo Dog Vivian Stanshall’s ‘Sir Henry at Rawlinson End’ is
literally half the man he was after shedding over 10 stones in weight. But how did he get there in the first place, and how did he get back?
In August 2018, Michael woke in the middle of yet another lost summer day spent isolated indoors. With the scales tipping 24 stones, this was typical for a man who lay on the sofa so long that the hair on his left leg stopped growing.
However, this day was untypical. Michael decided enough was enough and that it was time to turn his life around, before it was too late. In principle losing weight is a simple thermo-dynamic process, but one complicated by our own emotional baggage.
Part stand up, part storytelling, part one man show, Half the Man tells the haphazard story of one man’s life and his quest to understand and conquer his olympic appetites in order to free the person he always felt he could be. Half the Man, but twice the person.
‘An outrageous talent’ Stephen Fry
‘Bellowing, manic chutzpah’ Robin Ince
‘An extraordinary performer’ The Independent
‘A comic tour-de-force’ MOJO Magazine
‘Brilliant! Berserk! Simply wonderful!’ The Guardian