Based on Michael's real experiences, the story follows a teenage boy who discovers a swelling on his testicle and tries to ignore it. It's a comedy-drama with a heartwarming relationship between a mother and son at the centre.
The show was performed as a stage play at Dublin Fringe Festival and was then made into a three-part TV series for BBC Three.
Michael Patrick is an Irish actor and writer from Belfast. With his co-writer, Oisín Kearney, an Irish writer and director, they won Fishamble’s “A Play for Ireland” initiative with The Alternative; their second play after My Left Nut.
You can watch My Left Nut here.
Reviews for the show:
★★★★ "Like the best comedy dramas, My Left Nut was in one moment jokey and the next moving. An insightful, sharp and comedy drama." - iNews
★★★★ "There's a stunning depth to all the characters. My Left Nut is a short but sweet teen drama." - Metro