Header Image

Rope-A-Dope

COMEDY


Rope-A-Dope

32 Below

32b West Nicolson Street
Main Cellar: AUG 21-28 at 11:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

Rope-A-Dope

ROPE-A-DOPE

By TERRY O’NEILL

“Boxing has become America’s tragic theatre.”

- Joyce Carol Oates

“A good boxer is an artist. ...Boxing is existential.”

- Norman Mailer

"I think he took too many punches to the head."

- Neil McCormack

IN ASSOCIATION WITH IRELANDS NATIONAL THEATRE- THE ABBEY, WE BRING YOU THIS HIGHLY ORIGINAL, CROSS-GENRE PERFORMANCE PIECE -

DRAWING UPON STAND-UP COMEDY, THEATRE & MUSIC ...

EXPLORING ONE MAN’S JOURNEY INTO THE ART, BEAUTY AND VIOLENCE OF THE BOXING RING.

TERRY O’NEILL is a rare performer - a consummate actor and stand-up comic who just happened to also be a boxing champion, a man who really could’ve been a contender.

Terry is a boxer. Or used to be. Now he's an actor, a stand-up, a fucking song-and-dance man. But he misses the ring - the thrill of it all, the buzz, the beauty. The head-fucking violence of it all. The love.

In this multi-faceted stand up performance, Terry brings you into his world. Part memoir, part fantasy.

Lots of laughs and maybe some tears.

...and a bit of fight maybe too!

Seconds away, Round One!

WRITER & PERFORMER: TERRY O’NEILL

"The actor/ comedian to watch" - The Irish Examiner

"A coming, starry talent" - The Irish Times

"A fine young talent" - Ryan Tubridy The Late Late show

This year we have two entry methods: Free & Unticketed or Pay What You Can
Free & Unticketed: Entry to a show is first-come, first served at the venue - just turn up and then donate to the show in the collection at the end.
Pay What You Can: For these shows you can book a ticket to guarantee entry and choose your price from the Fringe Box Office, up to 30 mins before a show. After that all remaining space is free at the venue on a first-come, first-served bases. Donations for walk-ins at the end of the show.