Painting of Brendan Behan

Brendan - Son of Dublin

Spoken Word

Standard: £15.00
Concession: £12.00

Booking fee applies

John Merrigan and Danielle Merrigan Writers
Pamela Howard Director/Visual Artist
Brian Hughes Musical Director

It has been 100-years since Irish playwright Brendan Behan was born. From humble Dublin origins, Behan became one of the great twentieth century writers. His work includes Borstal Boy, The Quare Fellow and The Hostage. Behan’s story transcends his bohemian reputation as a hard-drinking, hard-living Irishman who died -prematurely- aged 41. The universal themes he wrote about remain relevant today. Justice and reform; the power of “outsiders” to catalyse societal change and relationships.

Maintaining the ground-breaking grit, realism and dark humour that features in his writing, Brendan: Son of Dublin is presented by Fatdan Productions. This freshly told new musical-drama is semi-staged with live music.

Premiering in the north as part of Liverpool Irish Festival 2023 (#LIF2023), the production is supported by the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Irish Studies.


This play will last approximately 2 hours 20 minutes, including an interval
A booking fee of 8% will apply to purchases made by telephone or online
Please contact the box office if you are a wheelchair user attending this event.