After sell-out runs at both ABSOLUT Fringe and the Dublin Theatre Festival, and following international tours to Glasgow and Finland, Rise Productions is known for Gavin Kostick’s multi award-winning Fight Night, performed by Aonghus Óg McAnally.
Winner of both Best Actor and the Bewley’s Little Gem award, and nominated Best New Play at this year’s 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.
Here’s hoping fight night will be on road again soon