Donal O'Kelly's BAT THE FATHER RABBIT THE SON Will Tour Ireland
To celebrate thirty years since its premiere at Dublin Theatre Festival 1988, Donal O'Kelly begins a national tour of his award-winning Bat the Father Rabbit the Son at the end of October. 30 SHOWS TO CELEBRATE 30 YEARS!
It'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 of Irish men that led us to Boom and Bust.
Written thirty years ago, 'Bat the Father, Rabbit the Son' is more pertinent than ever.
HAWKSWELL THEATRE, SLIGO 24th October 2018
ST JOHN'S THEATRE, LISTOWEL 25th October 2018
LINENHALL ARTS CENTRE, CASTLEBAR 1st November 2018
GLÓR, ENNIS 2nd November 2018
RIVERBANK ARTS CENTRE, NEWBRIDGE 7th November 2018
TOWN HALL THEATRE, GALWAY 12th November 2018
THE DOCK, CARRICK-ON-SHANNON 21st November 2018
WEXFORD ARTS CENTRE 22nd November 2018
GARTER LANE, WATERFORD 24th November 2018
AXIS BALLYMUN 7th December 2018
BELLTABLE, LIMERICK 26th January 2019
THE EVERYMAN, CORK 29th - 30th January 2019
DUNAMAISE ARTS CENTRE, PORTLAOISE 31st January 2018
LYRIC THEATRE, BELFAST 5th - 6th February 2019
AN GRIANÁN, LETTERKENNY 7th February 2019
SOURCE, THURLES 9th February 2019
ROSCOMMON ARTS CENTRE 13th February 2019
CIVIC THEATRE, TALLAGHT 11th - 12th February 2019
DROICHEAD, DROGHEDA 21st February 2019
WATERGATE THEATRE, KILKENNY 28th February
BACKSTAGE THEATRE, LONGFORD 6th March 2019
GLENS CENTRE, MANORHAMILTON 7th March 2019
RAMOR THEATRE, VIRGINIA 8th March 2019
More Dates to be announced soon!