On the eve of Ernest Hemingway’s departure to cover the Spanish civil war in 1937, he met Great Gatsby author, Scott Fitzgerald, in Tim Costello’s bar, New York. No one knows what transpired at this meeting – until now.
Hemingway was enjoying international celebrity as a writer and adventurer, while Fitzgerald’s fame, on the slide, rested more on his notoriety for bad behaviour.
Against the atmospheric background of New York in the thirties, Bullfight on Third Avenue, explores the competitive, uneasy friendship between these two literary titans.
After the extraordinary success of last year’s hit show, Joxer Daly Esq, Naughton returns with this potent mix of dramatic fiction featuring real life figures.
What the critics say
‘A brilliant example of reconstructive imaginative writing, acted with passionate intensity.’ Irish Mail on Sunday
‘…Cracking sharp dialogue ….. Gaynor and Ryan turn in fiercely committed performances.’ Sunday Independent
‘Director Karl Shiels has elicited strong performances from his cast. Rex Ryan is an exceptionally convincing Hemingway. It is an excellent performance.’ No More Workhorse