A Bolt From D’Blue theatre review: Seeking the universal in the personal story

Viking Theatre, Clontarf until February 18

Sharp stage presence: David Gilna. Photo by Louis Maxwell

Katy Hayes

Writer/performer David Gilna has built this personal-essay style show around an extraordinary experience. At the age of 18, whilst staying in Boston on a JI visa, he was hit by lightning, and over the next few days he flat-lined three times as he was being treated in Boston Medical Centre. It was initially uncertain whether he would ever walk or function properly again.