Ross O’ Carroll Kelly’s Breaking Dad
The Irish Times
'Paul Howard's latest comedy will have you laughing out loud for two hours'
The Evening Herald
'note-perfect... an impeccable cast... brilliant... hilarious'
Mail On Sunday
'Another fine farce from Paul Howard... brilliant comic timing'
‘…side-splittingly funny’ 'note-perfect... an impeccable cast... brilliant... hilarious'
The Sunday Times
'the laughs never wane…flawless' 'Paul Howard's latest comedy will have you laughing out loud for two hours'
With standing ovations every night and rave reviews, the hilarious sell-out of the year is back! Ross O' Carroll-Kelly's Breaking Dadmakes a highly anticipated returns to The Gaiety Theatre for two weeks from Monday 16th until Saturday 28th February 2015 for more southside antics.
One of Ireland’s greatest actors, Rory Nolan (DruidMurphy, Citizen Charlie), reprises his role as Ross, the legendary socialite and seducer, who has been described as "Ireland's most eligible married man" and "the greatest Irish player never to actually make it in the game"!
Paul Howard’s character Ross has become the star of a critically acclaimed series of books that satirized Ireland during the years of the boom and have sold close to one million copies in Ireland alone. A remarkable eight Ross O'Carroll-Kelly titles have been shortlisted for Irish Book Awards, so the stage play Breaking Dad is a must-see for all fans!
The year is 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.
Breaking Dad is the third Ross O’Carroll-Kelly stage play, following the hugely successful The Last Days of the Celtic Tiger (2007) andBetween Foxrock and a Hard Place(2010).
Directed by Jimmy Fay
Set Design by Paul O’Mahony
Costumes by Catherine Fay
Lighting Design by Paul Keogan
Sound Design by Phillip Stewart
The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
Monday 16 February – Saturday 28 February 2015
Tickets: From €27.50 (Including booking fee)
24Hr Gaiety Theatre Booking Tel: 0818 719 388
Group Bookings: + 353 1 648 6029