BAT THE FATHER, RABBIT THE SON
Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh
August, 1990

Rabbit is a cracked haulage magnate berating an invisible underling and muddling business with his own obsessive family quest. Rabbit (a maniac out of Howard Hughes by Krapp) is a man possessed by his debilitatingly jolly, doggerel-spouting father and the extremes of their relationship. Donal O'Kelly perches, bobs and humps his way through father's and son's recollections, as both fight shy of facing up to their frenzies. As author, O'Kelly appreciates the power of the unstated; as performer he is precise in allowing silent facts to impose themselves.

Written for The Independent.

Copyright Ian Shuttleworth; all rights reserved.

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