THE BIG FELLOW: NATIONWIDE 2017. Online booking links for 16 theatres across Ireland


“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

Athlone: Sat, Feb 18:  Dean Crowe Theatre: 09-6492129

Bray: Sat, Feb 4:  Mermaid Arts Centre: 01-2724030

Castlebar: Tues & Wed, Feb 14 & 15:  Linenhall Arts Centre: 094-9023733 

Castleblayney: Thurs, Feb 9:  Iontas Arts Centre: 042-9753400

Clonakilty: Tues & Wed, Jan 24 & 25: Rossmore Theatre: Call 086-4481086 or e-mail 

Drogheda: Thurs, Feb 2:  Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda: 041-9833946

Dublin (East Wall): Sat, Feb 11: Sean O’Casey Theatre, East Wall, Dublin 01-8509000

Dublin (Ballymun): Sat, Feb 25:  Axis Arts Centre, Ballymun: 01-8832100

Galway: Mon, Feb 20:  Town Hall Theatre: 091-569777

Letterkenny, Wed, Feb 8:  An Griannan Theatre: 074-9120777

Navan: Fri, Feb 3:  Solstice Arts Centre: 046-9092300 

Portlaoise: Fri, Feb 10:  Dunamaise Arts Centre: (Contact venue via) 057 866 3355 

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

Waterford: Fri & Sat, Jan 27 & 28:  Garter Lane Arts Centre (Contact venue via) 051 855038


Read more here about….


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.

2 thoughts on “THE BIG FELLOW: NATIONWIDE 2017. Online booking links for 16 theatres across Ireland

  1. What a great idea to adapt Frank O’Connor’s book on the ‘Big Fella’ what a pity that it is not coming to Cork City or anywhere in Co. Tipperary. Very best of luck with what sounds fantastic.

    Martha Sheehan

    1. Thanks Martha. We did try for both cities but due to scheduling clashes neither could host us… yet. But there will be future tours, so hopefully within the next 12 months we may get to O’Connor’s native city and to lovely Limerick!

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