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The Big Fellow

A play by Declan Gorman based on Frank O'Connor's biography of Michael Collins. Original Music by Colin Blakey. Developed with support from the Abbey Theatre, Declan Gorman’s new drama is a non-stop, edge-of-your-seat adventure, laced with humour, scenes of daring and

Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

19th May 2016 at 8:00 pm

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, now seeking to make reparation.

Cost: €17.50/€15
Contact: (057) 9122911
 

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