Breaking Dad

Tuesday 29th March 2016 - Saturday 2nd April 2016


Breaking Dad

With record-breaking sales of over 45,000 tickets, rave reviews and standing ovations every night, Ross O’Carroll-Kelly’s Breaking Dad is set to come to Limerick for this first time, for one week only this March!

Starring Rory Nolan (Druid Murphy, Citizen Charlie, Fair City) who reprises his role as Ross, with Laurence Kinlan (Love/Hate, The Guard) and Philip O’Sullivan (Vikings, Fair City) who are also returning to their roles as Ronan and Charles. They are joined by Aoibhín Garrihy (The Fall, Fair City) as Sorcha, Roisin O’Neill (Sive in the title role for the Abbey Theatre) as Honor and Emmet Byrne (Red Rock) as Traolach, the ‘new Tiger in town’.

With a general election about to be announced imminently, the return of Paul Howard’s satirical masterpiece has never seemed more prophetic, or timelier.  The play is set in the year 2022. Ireland is in the midst of an unexpected economic boom. The country’s debts have been repaid in full, the people are once again selling houses to each other for five times what they’re worth and Bertie Ahern is set to become Taoiseach again at the age of 71. Ross O’Carroll-Kelly is entering his middle years without a care in the world.  He’s got a son who’s a professional footballer, a career-minded wife who’s about to land the job of her dreams – and, like good Cognac, his looks just keep improving with age. For Ireland’s most eligible married man, life is good. Until his teenage daughter arrives home from Wesley one night with the captain of the Blackrock College rugby team – and Ross is forced to face up to the lesson that you must reap what you have sown.

 “I am very excited that Breaking Dad is returning and pleased to welcome three new and brilliantly talented cast members. We had enormous fun and some very memorable nights in Dublin and Cork during the first two runs in 2014 and 2015. I’m really thrilled that those people who didn’t get a chance to see it on those two occasions will have one last chance to see it, and that we’re getting a chance to stage the play in front of a brand new audience, with the premiere in Limerick, at University Concert Hall, where the people love their rugby and love mocking Ross O’Carroll-Kelly types almost as much.” Ross O’Carroll-Kelly author, Paul Howard

Paul Howard's latest comedy will have you laughing out loud for two hours

*****The Irish Times

Note-perfect....an impeccable cast...brilliant...hilarious

*****The Evening Herald

.....Side splittingly funny

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