by Gavin Kostick
Winner of both the Bewley’s Little Gem award and Best Actor for Aonghus Óg McAnally, and nominated Best New Play at The Irish Times Theatre Awards, Fight Night 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 of his overbearing father and his brother’s Olympic success, Dan lets his training slip in favour of girls and booze. Then, an incident with his father minutes before a crucial bout splinters 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 a classic Dublin wit in a storytelling experience that will leave audiences both exhausted and exhilarated.
One Chance. One Shot. Fight Night. No Excuses.
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
Fight Night was written and developed as part of Show in a Bag, an artist development initiative of Dublin Fringe Festival, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute to resource theatre makers and actors.