Co-Motion Media in association with Drogheda Arts Festival
by Declan Gorman, based on Frank O’Connor’s biography of Michael Collins
[blockquote_left]“Declan Gorman writes and directs with an innate knowledge of theatre and a mastery of vernacular language” The Irish News[/blockquote_left]
A non-stop, edge-of-your-seat theatrical adventure, laced with scenes of daring, intrigue and humour.
With original music by ex-Waterboys’ Colin Blakey, this is the compelling story of Michael Collins’ rise from unknown volunteer to military leader who brought down an empire only to meet his death at the hands of former comrades.
More than a straight dramatisation of the life of a hero, however, Gorman’s drama captures the turmoil of Collins’ biographer, literary genius Frank O’Connor, who witnessed traumatic scenes as a timid adolescent soldier fighting against Collins, and is now seeking to make reparation.
As The Big Fellow is conjured to mischievous life by his writer, the epic tale of the birth of a nation is re-lived by both men: the surivior and the tragic icon who perished.
[blockquote_right]Tue 3rd – Sat 7th May 2016 at 8pm[/blockquote_right]
Gerard Adlum as Frank O’Connor
Cillian O’Gairbhi as Michael Collins
Lighting design by: Cillian McNamara
Sound design and original music by: Colin Blakey
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