Dates: 08 Apr - 09 Apr

Show Time: 8.00pm

Dates: 8 – 9 April 8.00pm €20/18

Earlybird: Book by Mon 7 Mar and save 25%

Urgent and vital, The Blue Boy deals with the experiences of men and women who were incarcerated as children in Catholic residential care institutions.

The award-winning Brokentalkers combine startling choreography with live music, multimedia, and film, alongside recorded testimony from men and women who resided in Catholic care institutions.

Following sell-out runs at Dublin Theatre Festival and Dublin Dance Festival, The Blue Boy toured to Australia, France, Spain, Portugal and Italy.

This is the first time that Brokentalkers have embarked on a national tour with this compelling work which evokes hidden violence and brings a fresh theatrical voice to stories of child abuse.

The Blue Boy gives intense physical expression to the anguish experienced by those who were silenced – it is essential viewing for our times.


Brokentalkers are Project Artists, an initiative of Project Arts Centre. We are very proud to welcome them home to Project with this incredible work.

To find out more about Brokentalkers, visit their Project Artists page.

The Blue Boy will tour nationally in April and May 2016, produced by Project Arts Centre and with the generous support of the Arts Council.

Tour Dates:

The Lyric, Belfast 15 Apr
Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire 19 Apr
Town Hall, Galway 27 Apr
Drogheda Arts Festival,  29 Apr
Mermaid Arts Centre, Wicklow 7 May

The Blue Boy was originally co-produced by Dublin Theatre Festival, LÓKAL Theatre Festival (Reykjavík), Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival (Groningen), Korjaamo Theatre/Stage Festival (Helsinki) and Cork Midsummer Festival.


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“powerfully physical, haunting material”
The Financial Times

“a sophisticated and ambitious blend of technology and live performance”
Sunday Business Post

“a brilliantly intricate staging that achieves a compellingly ritualistic quality”
The Irish Times


Directors Gary Keegan and Feidlim Cannon

Choreographer Eddie Kay

Composer Sean Millar


Running time: 75 min (no interval)

Please note that this production contains material which some audience members may find disturbing.


Performed by Lucy Andrews, Dylan Coburn Gray, Eddie Kay, Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy, Aoife Moore

Directed by Gary Keegan and Feidlim Cannon

Choreography by Eddie Kay

Original Music by Seán Millar

Images by Daniel Keane

Lighting by Sarah Jane Shiels

Sound Design by Jack Cawley

Video Design by Kilian Waters

Costume Design by Emma Downey

Set, Costume, Mask and Marionette Design by Lucy Andrews and David Fagan

Research by Sinead O’Loughlin


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