07 Mar–09 Mar

GATMAN! (2024)


Presented by The Everyman
Written and performed by Tadhg Hickey
Directed by Sophie Motley
PREMIERE Sat 9 Mar 2024 – The Everyman, Cork
THU 7–SAT 9 MAR 2024 – The Everyman, Cork

The Everyman was delighted to present the premiere of GATMAN!, a new play written and performed by Tadhg Hickey.

“All was unreal in the state of Corkopia…”

1980s Batman comics got the Cork treatment in this new madcap superhero comedy written and performed by Tadhg Hickey.

Murph is a down and out Corkman addicted to gat (booze). Trying desperately to get sobered up before a visit with his son Fionn, Murph traverses the eccentricities of Cork city as he takes on the great fight between alcoholism and recovery.


Welcome to Corkopia! The glorious technicolour wonderland of Murph’s alcohol-fuelled superhero alter-ego, Gatman. Gatman’s mission: to save his beloved, boozy city from the sobering shackles of Father Mathew – the temperance priest statue that has come to life.

Following the critical success of In One Eye, Out the Other (2019), Tadhg Hickey brought his new play, directed by Sophie Motley, to The Everyman stage in spring 2024.

“The play though, is not just a solemn look at the world of addiction, it is also quite lighthearted and full of witty observations” – Pádraig O’ Connor, Tripe + Drisheen


Writer / Performer Tadhg Hickey
Director Sophie Motley 
Lighting and Space Designer Stephen Dodd  
Costume Designer Catherine Fay
Sound Designer Brian Lane
Video Designer Conan McIvor
Associate Director Katrina Foley
Movement Director Jessica Kennedy
Associate Designer Alan Mooney
Assistant Costume Designer Jenny Whyte   
Set Illustrator Dmytro Kyiko
Set Photographer Luke O’Brien


Senior Producer Naomi Daly 
Production Manager Ian Brown   
Assistant Producer Aoife Clarke
Stage Manager Gill McNamara
Sound Engineer Arran MacGabhann
Assistant Stage Manager Molly Foley
Publicists Kearney Melia Barker Communications 
Promo Photographer Marcin Lewandowski
Production Photographer Darragh Kane
Videographer EPIC Productions
Graphic Designer Coolgrey
Artwork Illustrator Shane O’Brien

Download the programme HERE

Ticket €25 | Student €11

Running time 90 min | No interval

Age recommendation 16+

Trigger Warnings Themes of addiction, abuse and trauma


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Tadhg Hickey
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Sophie Motley
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Stephen Dodd
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Catherine Fay
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Brian Lane
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Conan McIvor
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Katrina Foley
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Jessica Kennedy
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Alan Mooney
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Jenny Whyte
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