After a previous sell out run, ‘The Buttonmen’ are back in The Viking. The Buttonmen is a tale of Dublin’s docklands written by native Dubliner Gary Brown. It centres on two brothers Dessie and Gino Dunne, both dockers.
Dessie the older brother is a Buttonman. The “Button” gives Dessie privileges and status over other dockers. Dessie loves the docks and the life of a docker. He connects with the history, customs and traditions of the place.
Gino the younger brother on the other hand is a non “Buttonman”. He has no real love for the life of a docker and rallies against what he sees as a degrading and uncertain way to earn a living.