Bat the Father Rabbit the Son - Draiocht Sat 23 Feb 8pm

"A sobering, funny touching and frightening marvel .. O’Kelly’s manic performance is extraordinary." Sunday IndependentBat the Father Rabbit the SonWritten and performed by Donal O’Kelly30th Anniversary TourSAT 23 FEB 2019 8PM Main AuditoriumTickets: €18 / €16 concBook by phone 01-8852622 or Online: https://draiocht.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173590644It’s Dublin in the 1980s. Rabbit is a self-made haulage magnate. But something’s wrong. He cuts a deal with his underling Keogh to help him find his lost moorings. The quest is hampered by his dead father Bat, Citizen Army volunteer and pawn shop assistant, bubbling up. The struggle between father and son, past and present, imagination and reality, spans Dublin. Their voyage out of Howth and up the River Liffey builds to a climax described by The Guardian as “one of the strongest dramatic conclusions I’ve ever seen”. An explosive exposition of the generation that led us to Boom and Bust.Written thirty years ago, ‘Bat the Father, Rabbit the Son’ is more pertinent than ever.Age 12+ / Dur 80 mins (no interval)"A prose poem of magical beauties and plunging vulgarities …friends, it is purely brilliant." New York Post"Magnificent script and performance." The Scotsman"Superbly written and performed portrayal of a father/son relationship." The Irish Times"A wild slapstick tour de force." New York Times"A powerful and unforgettable show." The News, AdelaideSAT 23 FEB 2019 8PM Main AuditoriumTickets: €18 / €16 concBook by phone 01-8852622 or Online: https://draiocht.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173590644Bat the Father Rabbit the Son

Posted by Draiocht Blanchardstown on Monday, January 14, 2019

Bat the Father Rabbit the Son

Draíocht, Saturday 23rd February 2019

It's Dublin in the 1980's. Rabbit is a self-made haulage magnate. But something's wrong. He cuts a deal with his underling Keogh to help him find his lost moorings. The quest is hampered by his dead father Bat, Citizen Army volunteer and pawn shop assistant, bubbling up. The struggle between father and son, past and present, imagination and reality, spans Dublin.

Their voyage out of Howth and up the River Liffey builds to a climax described by The Guardian as, “one of the strongest dramatic conclusions I've ever seen”. An explosive exposition of the generation that led us to Boom and Bust. Written thirty years ago, ‘Bat the Father, Rabbit the Son', is more pertinent than ever.


Date:
Saturday 23rd February 2019
Time:
8.00pm
Price:
€16 | €18
Address:
Draíocht, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, Ireland

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