The Big Fellow by Declan Gorman
Drama - Tue 14th & Wed 15th February @ 8.00pm
at LINENHALL ARTS CENTRE, THEATRE
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-Waterboy Colin Blakey.
"A combination of physical energy and historical passion ... totally engaging." - Emer O'Kelly, Sunday Independent
"Engaging and original." - Sara Keating, Sunday Business Post
"Insightful, inspiring and profoundly moving..." - Orla O'Dea, Westmeath Examiner
NB. Contains strong language and simulated gunfire. Not recommended for children under 13 years.
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