Bat The Father Rabbit the Son

  • 21st Feb
  • 20:00
  • €16 | €14
  • Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell Street

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Thursday 21st February


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 thirty years ago, ‘Bat the Father, Rabbit the Son’ is more pertinent than ever. First presented by Rough Magic for the Dublin Theatre Festival in 1988, Bat has toured to New York, Chicago, London, Edinburgh, Australia and New Zealand. 

A powerhouse in performance and language .. theatrical genius” Enda Walsh 

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