Project Arts Centre presents



Dates: 25 May - 26 Apr

Show Time: Various times

Tickets: €22 - €18

Space Upstairs

Presented by Dublin Dance Festival


Following its success at Dublin Theatre Festival in 2011, The Blue Boy returns to Dublin. Urgent and vital, it deals with the experiences of men and women who were incarcerated as children in Catholic residential care institutions. The Blue Boy combines startling choreography with live music, recorded interviews, multi-media, and film to reveal stories of childhood abuse in Ireland. This compelling work evokes hidden violence and gives intense physical expression to the anguish experienced by those who were silenced – it is essential watching for our times.

Contains material that some may find disturbing.

Brokentalkers is part of PROJECT CATALYST, an initiative of Project Arts Centre.

Performance Dates, Tickets and Information

9.00PM, 25 MAY, 3.00PM & 8.00PM, 26 MAY ~ Tickets €22/18 *Concession tickets are available, with valid identification, to Students, Senior Citizens, Equity Members and the Unwaged.

BOOKING: (+353 1) 881 9613


Group discounts available in advance only, ask to speak to Melanie or email (Mon-Fri during office hours) Seating

Our seating is unreserved so you will choose your seat on the night of the performance. We advise you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time as we are unable to seat patrons once a performance has begun.

Before the show, why not…?

…have a look around our gallery. During exhibitions our gallery is open Mon-Sat from 11AM until the performance begins….

…or catch up with your friends by having a drink in our bar. We offer a full bar service so if you just can’t wait to talk about the show join us afterwards for another.

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Present your Project Art Centre ticket (evening performances only) at the Fleet Street Car Park and you will qualify for a special fixed price of just 5. Ask at box office for more information.

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Devised and Directed by:

Feidlim Cannon and Gary Keegan.

Movement Director: Eddie Kay.

Lighting : Sarah Jane Shiels.

Set Design : Lucy Andrews & David Fagan.

Costume Design: Lucy Andrews & David Fagan.

Costume Maker: Emma Downey.

Musical Director and Composer: Séan Millar

Sound Design: Jack Cawley.

Co-Director:  Feidlim Cannon

Co-Director: Gary Keegan

Video Design: Kilian Waters

Production Manager: Marcus Costello

Stage Manager/ Researcher: Sinéad O’Loughlin

Cast includes : Dylan Coburn Gray, Eddie Kay, Gary Keegan, Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy, Stephen Lehane, Mary-Louise McCarthy

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