22 November, 2021 //

Fight Night

“Winner of Best Actor and Bewley’s Little Gem awards at Dublin Fringe, and nominated Best New Play at the Irish Times Theatre Awards, Aonghus Óg McAnally returns with his smash hit solo show Fight Night by Gavin Kostick for a 10th Anniversary nationwide tour. A gripping journey charting the comeback of Dan Coyle Jr, a failed amateur boxer living in the shadows of his overbearing father and his brother’s Olympic success.

After years out of the ring, the birth of his own son reignites his competitive fire, and he takes the first tentative steps on his road to redemption. This fast-paced and engaging solo performance combines intense physicality with a deeply emotional 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… Kostick has a huge amount to say about the dynamics of masculinity in a working- class community where work is scarce, and about the changing set of values by which men now in their twenties have to judge themselves. 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


Performed by Aonghus Óg McAnally
Directed By Bryan Burroughs
Lighting Design Colm Maher
Sound Design Emma Butt
Costume Design Lance Faucett
Consulting Director Raymond Keane
Associate Producer Brian Melarkey
Boxing Coach Cathal Redmond

Presented by Rise Productions
Duration: 55 minutes
Age Suitability 14 + 

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