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The Big Fellow

The Big Fellow

Main Auditorium  |  Fri 3rd February, 8:00pm  |  Tickets:  €18 / €16 (concession)   

“If there were no wild boys, there would be no great men” 

This original play, based on Frank 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. Greatness did indeed follow Collins but so too did division, torment and tragedy. The Big Fellow is an imaginative and entertaining piece of non-stop, high-energy theatre, from the action-packed opening images to the gripping conclusion. Frank O'Connor fought against Collins' side in the Civil War. So why did he divert from a glittering literary career just a few years later to write a book in praise of his dead enemy?

Contains strong language and simulated gunfire. Not recommended for children under 13 years.

“A combination of physical energy and historical passion ... totally engaging.” Sunday Independent   


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