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Old 25-07-2016, 08:24 AM
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Default The Big Fellow @ Gougane Barra

What do you get when you bring legendary revolutionary Michael Collins face-to-face with famous writer Frank O’ Connor?

Answer: An exciting new play called THE BIG FELLOW.

Based on Frank O’Connor’s 1937 biography of Michael Collins, Declan Gorman’s widely acclaimed play, will have its only Cork run for 2016 at the ‘Theatre by the Lake’ in Gouganebarra from July 25th – 30th.
Premiered at the Drogheda Arts Festival on May 1st 2016, the show has enjoyed a successful run at Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin and an initial tour of the East-Midlands region where it was universally greeted with standing ovations and great reviews.

Described as ‘an edge-of-your seat rollercoaster of a drama’, The Big Fellow is hugely entertaining, laced with comic interludes and the wild adventure of young men at the height of their passion and daring, taking on the mightiest empire on the globe before tragedy and recriminations break out.

Emer O’Kelly in the Sunday Independent described it as ‘A combination of physical energy and historical passion ... totally engaging’ while regional newspapers noted that “a wonderful use of humour is what differentiates Gorman’s drama from other historical narratives,” (Westmeath Examiner).

The Big Fellow opens Monday July 25th and runs until Saturday 30th. Box Office: 026 47069.


“A combination of physical energy and historical passion ... totally engaging.”
Emer O’Kelly, Sunday Independent

“A clever, powerful theatrical story. The Kilkenny audience saluted the writer and two actors with a resounding standing ovation.”
Liam Murphy, Munster Express

“A mischievous, insightful and refreshing production. O’Gairbhi delivers an impressive performance while Adlum had the audience in stitches throughout.”
Saoirse Anton, The Reviews Hub

“Insightful, inspiring and profoundly moving... A wonderful use of humour is what differentiated Gorman’s drama from other historical narratives.”
Orla O’Dea, Westmeath Examiner

"An engaging and original stage version of one of Ireland's most misunderstood historical heroes."
Sara Keating, Sunday Business Post
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