Bat the Father Rabbit the Son
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Bat the Father Rabbit the Son

Written and performed by Donal O’Kelly - 30th Anniversary Tour

Sat 23 Feb 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €16 conc

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 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)

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"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 sobering, funny touching and frightening marvel .. O’Kelly’s manic performance is extraordinary." Sunday Independent

"A wild slapstick tour de force." New York Times

"A powerful and unforgettable show." The News, Adelaide