“Totally engaging. A combination of physical energy and historical passion.” Emer O’Kelly, Sunday Independent
Below is an alphabetic listing of booking details for all 15 towns and cities where THE BIG FELLOW can be seen during its five week national tour in January and February 2017. To purchase tickets click on the online booking link for your local venue (or call the listed local number). More info on the show can be accessed via the listed venue websites or by scrolling to the description at the bottom of this page.
Armagh: Wed, Feb 1: The Market Place Theatre: 44(0)28 3752 1821 http://www.marketplacearmagh.com/whats-on/the-big-fellow-feb-2017/
Athlone: Sat, Feb 18: Dean Crowe Theatre: 09-6492129 http://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/EventSearch?presenter=TLDEANC
Bray: Sat, Feb 4: Mermaid Arts Centre: 01-2724030 http://www.mermaidartscentre.ie/events/details/the-big-fellow
Castlebar: Tues & Wed, Feb 14 & 15: Linenhall Arts Centre: 094-9023733 https://thelinenhall.ticketsolve.com/shows/873568710/events
Castleblayney: Thurs, Feb 9: Iontas Arts Centre: 042-9753400 http://www.iontascastleblayney.ie/index.php/component/content/article?id=27&eventId=1120833
Clonakilty: Tues & Wed, Jan 24 & 25: Rossmore Theatre: Call 086-4481086 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Drogheda: Thurs, Feb 2: Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda: 041-9833946 http://www.droichead.com/show/873566084
Dublin (East Wall): Sat, Feb 11: Sean O’Casey Theatre, East Wall, Dublin 01-8509000 https://billetto.ie/events/the-big-fellow
Dublin (Ballymun): Sat, Feb 25: Axis Arts Centre, Ballymun: 01-8832100 http://www.axisballymun.ie/whatson/shows/the-big-fellow
Letterkenny, Wed, Feb 8: An Griannan Theatre: 074-9120777 http://www.angrianan.com/event/the-big-fellow/
Navan: Fri, Feb 3: Solstice Arts Centre: 046-9092300 http://www.solsticeartscentre.ie/
Portlaoise: Fri, Feb 10: Dunamaise Arts Centre: (Contact venue via) 057 866 3355 http://www.dunamaise.ie/
Tralee: Wed, Feb 22: Siamsa Tire: 066-7123055 A dramatic recreation of the life of Michael Collins based on Frank O’Connor’s biography | Siamsa Tíre
Virginia: Fri, Feb 17: Ramor Theatre: 049-8547074 https://ramortheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873567685/events
Waterford: Fri & Sat, Jan 27 & 28: Garter Lane Arts Centre (Contact venue via) 051 855038 www.garterlane.ie
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THE BIG FELLOW, by DECLAN GORMAN
based on FRANK O’CONNOR’S biography of MICHAEL COLLINS
“If there were no wild boys, there would be no great men”, Frank O’Connor’s mother wrote to him in 1922, when he was a prisoner-of-war at Gormanston camp. This original play, based on O’Connor’s writings, captures the life and times of the wildest boy of them all, Michael Collins, as he graduates from masterminding the most dare-devil raids, prison breaks and escapades of the War of Independence to commanding the official army of a newly-formed state. No dull history lesson, The Big Fellow is an imaginative and entertaining piece of non-stop, high-energy theatre starring Gerard Adlum and Cillian O Gairbhi, with an original score by ex-Waterboys Colin Blakey and atmospheric lighting by Cillian McNamara.
“Insightful, inspiring and profoundly moving…” – Orla O’Dea, Westmeath Examiner
NB. Contains strong language and simulated gunfire. Not recommended for children under 13 years.