Bewley’s Café Theatre in association with axis Ballymun are proud to present ‘Bang Bang’, a new one-man show by Dermot Bolger.
BANG BANG by Dermot Bolger
starring Pat McGrath
Directed by Mark O’Brien
December 04 – 23, 2017
Time: 1pm (doors at 12.50pm)
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 this 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. Dublin City, 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.
This hilarious yet poignant new play takes us inside the mind of one of Dublin’s best loved real-life eccentrics of yesteryear: an irrepressible dreamer who magically transformed Dublin into the Wild West for generations of young Dubliners who encountered him every day. Through his eyes we get to see an alternative social history of Dublin that has much to say to the present day, especially at Christmas time, when our humanity and shared experience is most dear.
Bang Bang was a monologue commissioned as part of Dublin’s Culture Connects: The National Neighbourhood. The National Neighbourhood programme builds cultural projects in community settings, connecting artists, groups and villages with libraries, museums and creative places to deepen their understanding of each other and themselves.
Don’t miss this beautiful show. Book tickets to see BANG BANG the play HERE
Image: Pat McGrath as ‘Bang Bang’ by Sarah Corcoran0