Following US and UK success, the original Irish award winning Big Shot: The Musical will take to the stage of The Helix for one night only.
Written and composed by Dubliner Lauryn Gaffney, the play will wow audiences February 22.
It tells the story of one Jeremy Crocker, a savvy defense lawyer thriving in New York City’s bustling legal profession.
Despite his ambitions, he falls in love with Carrie, a struggling Irish artist who works in Crocker’s go-to café in Downtown Manhattan. Although the two fall for each other, their love threatens to derail Crocker’s career, particularly the dubious new defense case he has taken on.
Does Crocker follow his heart or stick with his legal client obligations? The theme of the story is love, justice and living in the moment.
With a blend of energetic and poignant songs and drama one would expect of a Broadway-style musical, Big Shot is an exposition of original Irish composition and writing that organisers say simply cannot be missed.
The musical represented Ireland in the San Diego International Fringe Festival in 2015. Described as an ‘absolute success’ by the festival organisers, it was awarded the most prestigious ‘Spirit of Fringe’ prize.
Following five incredibly successful nights in California and one in Mexico, Big Shot’s Irish cast were also part of world theatre history – performing at the first ever Bi-National Fringe Festival. The play also received outstanding reviews at its UK premiere in The London Irish Centre in 2016.
Tickets for Big Shot’s Helix show are on sale now here.