The Big Fellow is an exciting, energetic, and highly acclaimed drama based on Frank O’Connor’s biography of Michael Collins, Co-Motion Media presents The Big Fellow by Declan Gorman at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Tuesday February 14 and Wednesday February 15 at 8pm.
“If there were no wild boys, there would be no great men,” Frank O’Connor’s mother wrote to him in 1922, when he was a prisoner-of-war at Gormanston camp. This original play, based on O’Connor’s writings, captures the life and times of the wildest boy of them all, Michael Collins, as he graduates from masterminding the most dare-devil raids, prison breaks, and escapades of the War of Independence, to commanding the official army of a newly-formed state. No dull history lesson, The Big Fellow is an imaginative and entertaining piece of non-stop, high-energy, theatre starring Gerard Adlum and Cillian Ó Gairbhi, with an original score by ex-Waterboy Colin Blakey. This play contains strong language and simulated gunfire. Not recommended for children under 13 years. For more information or booking call (094 ) 9023733 and online booking at www.thelinenhall.com