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Sunday 17 February 2019

Dramatic classic in Tinahely

Donal O’Kelly
Donal O’Kelly

Donal O'Kelly's dramatic masterpiece 'Bat the Father, Rabbit the Son' comes to the Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, on Friday, February 22.

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 seen'.

An explosive exposition of the generation that led us to Boom and Bust. Written 30 years ago, 'Bat the Father, Rabbit the Son' is more pertinent than ever. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are €16/14.

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