Out of Joint and the Lyric Hammersmith present

The Big Fellah

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Critics’ Choice “Hilariously funny… A play that turns on a sixpence between laughter and terror”
Daily Telegraph

4 STARS “Gripping… Poignant portraits of what it means to sell your soul”

Richard Bean’s brilliantly original, funny and shocking play was a huge critical hit last autumn. Finbar Lynch reprises his acclaimed performance in the title role.

New York, 1972. Michael Doyle, a young fireman, joins the IRA. Soon his Bronx apartment is overrun with a fast-quipping Irish killer; a beautiful woman he really mustn’t fall in love with; and charismatic boss David Costello, the “Big Fellah” himself. Over three turbulent decades their lives veer from farce to deadly danger…

The Big Fellah tours to Dublin, Cork, Liverpool and Newcastle in Spring 2011. Tour link on the right. See also links for photos, reviews and more.

Critics’ Choice “Jaw-dropping laughs… a big meaty subject… cracking performances” Sunday Times


Richard Bean’s plays include Under The Whaleback, Harvest (Critics’ Circle Awards: Best Play), Honeymoon Suite, The English Game and most recently The Heretic at the Royal Court and the controversial, Olivier-nominater England People Very Nice for the National Theatre.

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Director: by Max Stafford-Clark
Designer: Tim Shortall
Lighting Designer: Jason Taylor
Sound Designer: Nick Manning

Cast includes Yasmine Akram, Luke Griffin, Youssef Kerkour, Lisa Kerr, Finbar Lynch, David Ricardo-Pearce, David Rintoul.

(2010 cast: Rory Keenan, Youssef Kerkour, Finbar Lynch, Claire Rafferty, David Ricardo-Pearce, Fred Ridgeway, Stephanie Street)

Recommended for age 14+
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