This looks interesting. Richard Bean’s play ‘The Big Fellah’ is in the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, from April 19th – May 2011. Directed by Max Stafford-Clark, The Big Fellah is a fast paced story with comedy moments telling the story of a New York firefighter who joins the IRA and his apartment becomes the centre of operations..
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Here’s the blurb:
FINBAR LYNCH returns to the title role in THE BIG FELLAH, following its highly acclaimed 2010 tour and London run.
Finbars work in Ireland includes Playboy of the Western World (Abbey, Dublin) Mass Appeal, Noises Off (Gaiety, Dublin); Juno and the Paycock (Milwaukee Rep); The Rivals, School for Scandal, Father & Sons, Absurd Person Singular, Les Liasons Dangerous, Peer Gynt ( Best Actor, Irish Theatre Awards) (Gate, Dublin).
Since Finbar moved Britain his credits include many productions with the RSC; Dancing at Lughnasa (Old Vic); A Dolls House (Peter Hall Company, Bath); As You Desire Me (West End); and Not About Nightingales (National Theatre/Broadway), for which he received a Tony nomination for Best Featured Actor.
Max Stafford-Clark founded Out of Joint and is former artistic director of the Royal Court, where his work included the premieres of Serious Money, Top Girls and Our Countrys Good. His productions for Out of Joint include Talking to Terrorists, The Permanent Way, Shopping and F***ing and the world-touring, Africa-inspired Macbeth. He has also directed premieres of 4 plays by Sebastian Barry including the world-touring hit The Steward of Christendom.
Cast includes Yasmine Akram, Luke Griffin, Youssef Kerkour, Lisa Kerr, Finbar Lynch, David Ricardo-Pearce and David Rintoul.
Richard Bean was formerly a stand-up comedian and occupational psychologist. He is one of the UKs most popular and prolific playwrights. His controversial England People Very Nice for the National Theatre was nominated for Best Comedy at the Olivier Awards; Harvest, about a century in the life of a farming family, won Critics Circle Best Play Award.
The Big Fellah is designed by Tim Shortall (Sweet Charity, nominated for a Tony Award for La Cage Aux Folles), with lighting design by Jason Taylor and sound design by Nick Manning.