The Big Fellow by Declan Gorman

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Things to do in County Dublin Dublin, Ireland - The Big Fellow by Declan Gorman - YourDaysOut
Draíocht, The Blanchardstown Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin, Dublin
Apr 29, 2016 8:15:00 PM - Apr 29, 2016 10:30:00 PM
Adult - EUR 10.00
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BASED ON FRANK O’CONNOR’S BIOGRAPHY OF MICHAEL COLLINS Draíocht audiences will be treated to a once-off sneak preview of Declan Gorman's much-anticipated new play prior to its world premiere at the 2016 Drogheda Arts Festival. With original sound design by ex-Waterboys composer, Colin Blakey,The Big Fellow is a non-stop, edge-of-your-seat theatrical adventure, laced with humour and scenes of daring and intrigue. It presents the compelling story of Michael Collins: his rise from unknown volunteer in the GPO to military leader who brought down an empire only to meet his untimely death at the hands of former comrades. Much more than a straightforward dramatisation of the life of a hero, however, this is also the story of his biographer, the literary genius Frank O’Connor, who witnessed traumatic scenes as a timid adolescent soldier fighting against Collins and is now seeking to make reparation. As The Big Fellow is conjured to unruly and mischievous life by his...

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