Everyman Cork: 30th Anniv. Tour of Donal O’Kelly’s award-winning Bat The Father…

Donal O’Kelly’s

Bat the Father Rabbit the Son


The Everyman Theatre, Cork

8pm, Tuesday 29 – Wednesday 30 January 2019

Celebrating thirty years since its premiere at the Dublin Theatre Festival in 1988, Donal O’Kelly is reviving his award-winning Bat the Father Rabbit the Son for a nationwide tour, and he will be at The Everyman in Cork on 29 and 30 January at 8pm, with a post-show talk on Tuesday 29.

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 conclusion I have ever seen.”

An explosive exposition of the generation of Irish men that led us to Boom and Bust. Although written thirty years ago, ‘Bat the Father, Rabbit the Son’ is more pertinent than ever.

Tickets €20, concession €18, and student €9, are available from everymancork.com, or from the Box Office, phone 021 4501 673.

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“A prose poem of magical beauties and plunging vulgarities … purely brilliant” – New York Post

“Magnificent script and performance” – The Scotsman

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