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Bang Bang

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Dermot Bolger 

  • Notes

    Commissioned by Dublin's Culture Connects as part of the National Neighbourhood: Press Play project 2016.

  • Synopsis

    It's 1980 and Christmas decorations have appeared in the Home for the Blind where Dublin's most famous gunslinger, the legendary street character Bang Bang, has finally hung up his holster. But in his heart Bang Bang knows that will be his last Christmas and soon he must face the final shootout he has spent decades preparing for while roaming the streets of Dublin, which became Dodge City in his mind as he jumped down from open-backed buses to fight imaginary gun battles with bushwhackers, using his trusty, rusty key.  

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    23 March 2017

  • Production Notes

    Prior to its first full production, Bang Bang was performed in abridged form at the Abbey Theatre on 22 February 2017 as part of the Dublin's Culture Connects: The National Neighbourhood Press Play Showcase.

  • Producer

    Produced by axis: Ballymun

  • Original Venue

    axis: Ballymun

Original Cast  
Performer Pat McGrath
Production Team  
Director Mark O'Brien (2)
Producer Niamh NĂ­ Chonchubhair
Lighting Assistant Joe Flavin

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Bang Bang

  • Year

    2017

  • Published By

    New Island Books

  • Address

    2 Brookside, Dundrum Road
    Dublin 14
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 298 9937

  • Email

    nibsales@brookside.ie

  • ISBN

    978-1-84840-658-2

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Curtis Brown Group

  • Address

    Haymarket House, 28-29 Haymarket Street
    London
    SW1Y 4SP
    England

  • Phone

    +44 (0) 20 7393 4400

  • Email

    info@curtisbrown.co.uk

  • Website

    www.curtisbrown.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this listing was taken from the published play script and the original production's promotional material.