Sept 26th - Oct 7th, 2023
Fresh from a successful Edinburgh run!
A fast-paced and hilarious coming-of-age tale!
With a SOIRÉE PERFORMANCE at 7pm on Thursday, Oct 5th, 2023
BEWLEY’S CAFÉ THEATRE is proud to present…
Written and performed by Terry O'Neill
Rope-a-Dope is the gripping personal story of a young boy’s obsession with the toughest of sports. Combining thrilling physicality and hilarious stand-up, Terry O’Neill relives his dreams, struggles, triumphs and disappointments as he chases an impossible dream.
In his journey from star struck child to teenage champion, he reflects upon the hard realities and underlying brutality of the world of boxing. He recalls the chequered histories of many of his childhood heroes and questions why anyone would sign up to be punched in the head for a living. But he also celebrates the excitement, the camaraderie and sheer exhilaration of the fighting game.
Rope-a-Dope is a joyous coming of age tale that invites you to step though the ropes for a few rounds of laughter and revelation.
Today, Terry O’Neill is a busy actor and comedian whose film and TV credits include Michael Inside, The Meeting, Love/ Hate and Striking Out. On stage he has performed in theatres, comedy clubs and festivals all over Ireland and the UK.
But in his old life, he was a boxer.
‘The actor/comedian to watch this year’ The Irish Examiner
‘A rising, scary talent... Terry O’Neill is the real deal’ Irish Independent
‘A fine young performer’ Ryan Tubridy, The Late Late Show
September 27th (previews 26th) to October 7th, 2023
NOTE: NO SHOW ON MONDAY, SEPT 25TH.
There will be an SOIRÉE SHOW at 7pm on Oct 5th, 2023.
Mon-Sat at 1pm (doors open at 12.50pm)
Tickets: Low-price Mon/Tues €10, Wed/Thurs €12, Fri/Sat €15.
SOIRÉE Tickets : €12
Accessibility: We will make every effort to ensure accessibility to our performances. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a query about access.
CAST AND CREW
WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY: Terry O'Neill
ORIGINAL DIRECTION: Alan Gilsenan
DIRECTOR FOR BCT : Michael James Ford
LIGHTING DESIGN: Colm Maher