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4th May 2024

Age Range
16-18 and/or 18+

Castlecor House

N39 A023

'Rope-a-Dope' by Terry O'Neill

Castlecor House is proud to present 'Rope-a-Dope' as part of an evening of fun and inspiration. 

Fresh from successful runs at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe and at Bewley’s Café Theatre, 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. 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 is essential viewing for anyone who has ever felt passionate about sport. It invites you to step though the ropes for a few rounds of laughter and revelation.

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