Winner of both the Bewley’s Little Gem Award and Best Actor for Aonghus Óg McAnally, Fight Night by Gavin Kostick is a gripping journey charting the comeback of Dan Coyle Jr, a failed amateur boxer from a long line of accomplished fighters.
Living in the shadows ofhis overbearing father and his brother’s Olympic success, Dan lets his training slip infavour of girls and booze. Then, an incident with his father minutes before a crucial boutsplinters the family, and exiles Dan from the ring. It’s not until the birth of his own son years later that his competitive fire is reignited, and he takes the first tentative steps on his road to redemption.
This fast-paced and engaging solo performance combines intense physicality with classic Dublin wit in a storytelling experience that will leave audiences both exhausted and exhilarated.
McAnally and Kostick deliver a knockout blow…Extraordinary… Stark, exhilarating, and cathartic.’ The Irish Times
“Beautifully played, a hugely athletic and emotionally flawless performance…Effortless theatricality…not complex, not elaborate, but completely gripping from start to finish.” The Scotsman
“Blistering little solo piece, a theatrical firecracker… an astonishingly well-honed physical dexterity that allows him to flit between characters in an instant”. Herald Scotland
Rise Productions present Fight Night with Aonghus Óg McAnally: 10th Anniversary Tour