Brendan: Son of Dublin

Brendan Behan painting of him holding up a blue chair (c) Pamela Howard (detail only)
<em>Brendan: Son of Dublin</em> 28Oct

It’s a 100-years since Irish playwright Brendan Behan was born.

From humble Dublin origins, Behan became one of the great twentieth century writers. His work includes Borstal Boy, The Quare Fellow and The Hostage.

Behan’s story transcends his bohemian reputation as a hard-drinking, hard-living Irishman who died -prematurely- aged 41. The universal themes he wrote about remain relevant today. Justice and reform; the power of “outsiders” to catalyse societal change and relationships.

Maintaining the ground-breaking grit, realism and dark humour that features in his writing, Brendan: Son of Dublin is presented by Fat Dan Productions. This freshly told new musical-drama is semi-staged with live music. Premiering in the north as part of #LIF2023, the production is supported by the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Irish Studies.

Writers: John Merrigan and Danielle Merrigan. Director/visual artist: Pamela Howard. Musical Director: Brian Hughes.

Image credit: Pamela Howard.


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28 October 2023

Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm performance.


The Tung Auditorium
60 Oxtford Street
L7 3NY

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