25 April 2014 - 24 May 2014
Tickets from €25.00
Landmark Productions in association with MCD presents the world premiere of
By Paul Howard
**** 'note-perfect….an impeccable cast … hilarious’ - Evening Herald
****Paul Howard’s latest comedy will have you laughing out loud for two hours’ - The Irish Times
****'brilliant comic timing’ - Mail on Sunday
‘…side-splittingly funny’ Sunday Independent
**** - Metro Herald
'flawless'  - Sunday Times
Gavin Drea, Laurence Kinlan, Lisa Lambe, Caoimhe O'Malley, Philip O'Sullivan,
With Rory Nolan as Ross
With standing ovations every night and rave reviews, Ross O’Carroll-Kelly’s highly anticipated return to The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin for more southside antics in Breaking Dad has been extended until 24h May 2014 due to phenomenal public demand.
Featuring Gavin Drea, Laurence Kinlan, Lisa Lambe, Caoimhe O'Malley, Philip O'Sullivan with Rory Nolan as Ross, tickets are on sale now from Ticketmaster outlets and The Gaiety Theatre box office. Book now to avoid disappointment.
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, Citizen Charlie) who reprises his role as Ross, Laurence Kinlan (Love/Hate, The Guard) as Ronan, Lisa Lambe (Celtic Woman) as Sorcha and Philip O’Sullivan (Vikings, Fair City) as Charles. They are joined by newcomers Caoimhe O'Malley (The Country Girls) as Honor, and Gavin Drea (Love/Hate, DruidMurphy) as Traolach, the 'new Tiger in town'.
Directed by Irish Times Theatre Award winner Jimmy Fay (The Last Days of the Celtic Tiger, Between Foxrock and a Hard Place) with sets designed by Paul O'Mahony, costumes by Catherine Fay and 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
Landmark Productions 
Founded by Anne Clarke in 2003, Landmark Productions is one of Ireland’s leading theatre producers. Over the past decade, the company has produced eighteen shows, including six Irish premieres and seven world premieres, in theatres ranging from the 90-seat Project Cube to the 1,284-seat Olympia Theatre.  Its most recent productions include Enda Walsh’s Misterman (co-produced with Galway Arts Festival), starring Cillian Murphy, and Mark O'Rowe's Howie the Rookie, starring Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, both of which toured internationally to huge acclaim.  www.landmarkproductions.ie
Friday 25th- Sat 24th May.
Matinees - Sat May 3, 10, 17, 24 3pm
Times: Nightly 8pm
All previews seats April 25 - 29 | €25 - €30
From April 30 | €25, €30, €32.50, 42.50, €49.50 (incl. booking fee)
15% off  OAP. Mon- Thurs only. Tickets only available from Gaiety Theatre Box Office
10% off all levels for groups over 10, Mon-Thurs. Through Ticketmaster group bookings.
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