This show is based on Storyteller Steve Lally’s own personal experiences with alcoholism, the chaos that surrounded it, and his eventual journey into recovery.
Steve Lally says that: ‘Addiction is not a lifestyle choice. It will take everything from you, humiliate you and eventually it will leave with you nothing except your life, which has become ultimately worthless. When it gets bored it will kill you and move onto the next foolish soul who believes its lies’.
He will take you on a dark journey with him through the madness and self-destruction. ‘Into the Infinite Sea’ has moments of laughter with its absurdist humor and bizarre recollections of a mad unmanageable life.
This show does not pander to common prejudices and perceptions of addiction. And tries to explain that when you are an addict, you simply don’t have a choice.
Steve promises not to hold back, his tales are honest and frank.
Steve Lally grew up in Co. Kildare in the Republic of Ireland and has worked as a storyteller throughout Ireland and the UK for over fifteen years.
His grandmother was a Seanchaí (Storyteller) and she was a huge influence on his storytelling. Steve is both authentic and original, he has a wonderful stage presence and a great old Irish wit and charm that some would feel is long gone. He is constantly collecting and writing new material. He brings his stories far and wide and wants to continue on with this vital and significant art form. Lally is a firm believer that storytelling is a powerful form of healing. Over the years he has seen how the sharing of stories help to break down prejudices and how it allows folk to see that they have a lot more in common than they wish to believe.