Sunday 18 August 2019

Paul Howard's hit play 'Breaking Dad' returning to Gaiety Theatre for final two-week run

A scene from the play, Breaking Dad.
A scene from the play, Breaking Dad.
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

It's the play that just keeps on giving - Breaking Dad will return to the Gaiety Theatre for one final two week run next year.

It will be the very last chance to see Paul Howard's satirical masterpiece as it hits Dublin from Monday March 14 to Saturday March 26.

Breaking Dad has sold over 45,000 tickets already with tickets for the final run on sale today and likely to sell-out asap.

Set in 2022 the play charts an Ireland in the middle of an unexpected economic boom as the country's debts have been repaid in full and people are once again selling houses to each other for five times what they’re worth.

Bertie Ahern is set to become Taoiseach again at the age of 71 and and Ross O’Carroll-Kelly (Rory Nolan) is entering his middle years without a care in the world. 

He’s got a son who’s a professional footballer, a career-minded wife who’s about to land the job of her dreams – and, like good Cognac, his looks just keep improving with age.

For Ireland’s most eligible married man, life is good. Until his teenage daughter arrives home from Wesley one night with the captain of the Blackrock College rugby team – and Ross is forced to face up to the lesson that you must reap what you have sown.

The play is directed by Jimmy Fay (The Last Days of the Celtic Tiger, Between Foxrock and a Hard Place) with sets designed by Paul O'Mahony, costumes by Catherine Fay and lighting by Paul Keogan.

Tickets on sale today (Friday 6 November) from Ticketmaster outlets and The Gaiety Theatre box office.

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