Bat The Father, Rabbit The Son

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Updated: November 21st, 2018

Bat The Father, Rabbit The Son

Written and performed by Donal O’Kelly


Belltable | Sat, Jan 26th | 8pm | €18/€16


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 seenAn 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.

 “A prose poem of magical beauties and plunging vulgarities …purely brilliant” New York Post
Magnificent” The Scotsman
Superbly written and performed portrayal of a father/son relationship” Irish Times
A funny, touching and frightening marvel… O’Kelly’s manic performance is extraordinary” Sunday Independent
A wild slapstick tour de forceNew York Times

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