An evening with Michael Harding


Following his sold out show at the Hawk’s Well in the autumn of 2013, Michael Harding, author, playwright and Irish Times columnist, is on his travels again to read from his latest book “Hanging with the Elephant” and returns to the Hawk’s Well Theatre on Thursday, February 12 at 8pm.

AUTHOR: Michael Harding
AUTHOR: Michael Harding

His best selling memoir “Staring at Lakes” was enormously popular and brought him to nationwide attention. Speaking with openness, honesty and great wit, Michael regaled the nation with his stories of life, love and melancholy.

His new book, “Hanging with the Elephant”, takes up where “Staring at Lakes” finished – with the author back in Leitrim.

His wife has left for a six-week trip to Poland and he is alone for the first time since his illness two years earlier.

Faced with this time on his own, Harding resolves to take stock of his life. But, as he attempts to tame the ‘elephant’ – an Asian metaphor for the unruly mind – he finds himself drawn back to the death of his mother during the summer of 2012.

His engaging style has a way of drawing audiences in. Hilarious yet poignant, homespun yet profound, down-to-earth yet prone to amazing flights of fancy, there’s nothing quite like an evening with Michael Harding.

Michael’s nationwide tour began last November with three sold out shows at the Abbey Theatre (Peacock stage) in Dublin. He will be at the Hawk’s Well Theatre on Thursday, February 12 at 8pm. Tickets are selling fast and are available for €15 from the Box Office on 071-9161518 or

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