This winter, Rise Productions embark on a nationwide tour of Gavin Kostick’s FIGHT NIGHT to celebrate the show’s tenth anniversary, taking in Roscommon Arts Centre on Friday, November 19, at 8pm.
Winner of both the Bewley’s Little Gem Award and Best Actor for Aonghus Óg McAnally, FIGHT NIGHT is a gripping journey charting the comeback of Dan Coyle Jr, a failed amateur boxer from a long line of accomplished fighters. Living in the shadows of his overbearing father and his brother’s Olympic success, Dan lets his training slip in favour of girls and booze. Then, an incident with his father minutes before a crucial bout splinters the family and exiles Dan from the ring. It’s not until the birth of his own son years later that his competitive fire is reignited, and he takes the first tentative steps on his road to redemption.
This fast-paced and engaging solo performance combines intense physicality with a classic Dublin wit in a storytelling experience that will leave audiences both exhausted and exhilarated. Following an extended six week run at Bewley?s Café Theatre, Fight Night returned for a 25 date nationwide tour, including a week at the prestigious Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival, and was nominated Best New Play at the Irish Times Theatre Awards.
RTÉ subsequently commissioned and broadcast a re-imagining of Fight Night as a play for radio. It returned in 2012 for a summer festival tour, including headlining the Theatre Tent at Electric Picnic, and international tours to both Glasgow’s Mayfesto festival and the Irish Festival of Oulu in Finland.
The show’s 10th anniversary nationwide tour takes in over 20 venues across all four provinces and makes its Roscommon debut on November 19.
Tickets are on sale now from box office 09066 25824 and from www.roscommonartscentre.ie