Ross O’Carroll-Kelly – Breaking Dad – Preview

Breaking Dad ROCK

The perfect Christmas present? Possibly.

The Legend of our times that is Ross O’Carroll-Kelly is back on stage in Dublin next April, with a  a tale of what Dublin could be like in 2022! I saw Paul Howard recently discuss his best known creation, and he really has created a monster. Ross O’Carroll-Kelly is best loved by those he set out to make fun of, which is an amazing feat. It’s a world that is very easy to lampoon and Howard brings it to a new level. It’s also great to see Rory Nolan back in the part, in some ways, it’s the part he was born to play!

Landmark Productions in association with MCD presents the world premiere of –


By Paul Howard

Starring Rory Nolan, Laurence Kinlan, Philip O’Sullivan


25TH APRIL – 17TH MAY 2014

Tickets on sale now

Breaking Dad

It’s 2022. And there’s a new Tiger in town!

Ross O’Carroll-Kelly makes a highly anticipated return to The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin for more southside antics in Breaking Dad from 25th April until 17th May 2014. Featuring Rory Nolan, Laurence Kinlan and Philip O’Sullivan, tickets are on sale now from Ticketmaster outlets and The Gaiety Theatre box office.

The year is 2022. Ireland is in the midst of an unexpected economic boom. The country’s debts have been repaid in full, the people are once again selling houses to each other for five times what they’re worth and Bertie Ahern is set to become Taoiseach again at the age of 71. Ross O’Carroll-Kelly is entering his middle years without a care in the world. He’s got a son who’s a professional footballer, a career-minded wife who’s about to land the job of her dreams – and, like good Cognac, his looks just keep improving with age. For Ireland’s most eligible married man, life is good. Until his teenage daughter arrives home from Wesley one night with the captain of the Blackrock College rugby team – and Ross is forced to face up to the lesson that you must reap what you have sown.

Breaking Dad is the third Ross O’Carroll-Kelly stage play, following the hugely successful The Last Days of the Celtic Tiger (2007) and Between Foxrock and a Hard Place(2010).

Paul Howard’s character Ross has become the star of a critically acclaimed series of books that satirized Ireland during the years of the boom and have sold close to one million copies in Ireland alone. A remarkable eight Ross O’Carroll-Kelly titles have been shortlisted for Irish Book Awards, so the new stage play Breaking Dad will be a must-see for all fans!

One of Ireland’s most popular writers, Paul Howard is a three-time Irish Book Awards Winner, having won his third award this week for his latest Ross O’Carroll-Kelly book Downturn Abbey, which is currently riding high in the bestseller lists.

Starring Rory Nolan (DruidMurphy, currently filiming Citizen Charlie) who reprises his role as Ross, Laurence Kinlan (Love/Hate, The Guard) as Ronan and Philip O’Sullivan (The Tudors, Pure Mule) as Charles. Full cast to be announced.

Directed by Irish Times Theatre Award winner Jimmy Fay (The Last Days of the Celtic Tiger, Between Foxrock and a Hard Place) with lighting by Paul Keogan.

Booking Information:

The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

Tickets: €25 – €49.50 (Including booking fee)

24Hr Gaiety Theatre Booking: Tel: 0818 719 388

Group Bookings: + 353 1 648 6029 |

Breaking Dad


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