The Big Fellow

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Updated: November 21st, 2018

Co-Motion Media presents

The Big Fellow

by Declan Gorman

based on Frank O’Connor’s biography of Michael Collins


Lime Tree Theatre | Fri, Mar 8th | 8pm | €18/€16

Contains strong language and simulated gunfire.  Not recommended for children under 13 years.

The Big Fellow is an imaginative, entertaining piece of non-stop theatre.  It features literary genius Frank O’Connor recreating the life and tragic death of Michael Collins as he graduates from daring escapades in the War of Independence to commanding the official army of the divided Free State.  But there is a twist.  O’Connor fought against Collins in the Civil War.  Why did he divert from a glittering literary career just 12 years later to write a book in praise of his dead enemy?

“A combination of physical energy and historical passion … totally engaging.” Emer O’Kelly, Sunday Independent
Insightful, inspiring and profoundly moving… A wonderful use of humour is what differentiates Gorman’s drama from other historical narratives.”  Orla O’Dea, Westmeath Examiner

Script developed with support from The Abbey Theatre literary department

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
  • No exchanges or refunds.
  • Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call our box office on (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
  • No late comers admitted to the theatre once show commences.
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