The Big Fellah
by Richard Bean
From the writer of hit phone-hacking comedy Great Britain and One Man, Two Guvnors (both National Theatre and West End) as well as Critics’ Circle Best Play winner Harvest, The Heretic, Toast (being revived in 2014 at the Park Theatre) and Olivier-nominated comedy England People Very Nice. From August to November, we will tour his newest play, Pitcairn.
1972. A young New York fireman joins the IRA and finds himself sharing his Bronx apartment with an IRA killer. A boisterous and witty story of loyalty, disillusionment and betrayal, Richard Bean’s play spans 3 decades.
4 stars “Gripping… poignant portraits of what it means to sell your soul” Metro
Critics’ Choice 4 stars “Jaw dropping laughs… a big meaty subject” Sunday Times
Critics’ Choice 4 stars “Horribly compelling” Time Out
Critics’ Choice 4 stars “A play that turns on a sixpence between laughter and terror” Daily Telegraph
Critics’ Choice 4 stars “Full of wild dark humour” Guardian