The Blue Boy

Théâtre

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

This powerful and haunting show combines a highly physical live performance alongside recorded testimony from former residents of institutions and gives a fresh theatrical voice to recently revealed stories of child abuse in Ireland. Seven masked performance artists, whose choreography works with elements of modern dance, pose the question of guilt.

Running time : 70 mins

UPCOMING DATES

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PAST DATES

  • 2015-03-13 00:00:00 2015-03-14 00:00:00 - Teatri di Vita, Bologne - Italy
  • 2015-02-20 00:00:00 2015-02-21 00:00:00 - Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon - Portugal
  • 2015-02-18 00:00:00 - Teatro Alhambra, Granada - Spain
  • 2015-02-13 00:00:00 2015-02-14 00:00:00 - Teatro Central, Sevilla - Spain
  • 2015-02-07 00:00:00 - Théâtre Jean Arp, Clamart - France
  • 2015-02-05 00:00:00 - Théâtre Firmin Gemier - La Piscine, Chatenay-Malabry - France
  • 2015-02-03 00:00:00 - Théâtre Gérard Philippe, Champigny sur Marne - France
  • 2014-12-09 00:00:00 2014-12-11 00:00:00 - Le Trident, Cherbourg-Octeville - France
  • 2014-05-24 00:00:00 2014-05-25 00:00:00 - Festival Kontakt, Torun - Poland
  • 2013-11-29 00:00:00 2013-11-30 00:00:00 - Maison de la Culture de Tournai, Tournai - France
  • 2013-11-08 00:00:00 - Euro Scene-Leipzig Festival of Contemporary European theatre, Leipzig - Germany
  • 2013-09-24 00:00:00 2013-09-25 00:00:00 - Centquatre 104, Paris - France
  • 2013-05-27 00:00:00 2013-05-28 00:00:00 - Omsk State Drama Fifth Theatre, Omsk - Russia
  • 2013-04-23 00:00:00 2013-04-28 00:00:00 - Augenblick mal!, Berlin - Germany
  • 2013-02-07 00:00:00 2013-02-08 00:00:00 - Le Manège Mons, Mons - Belgium
  • 2013-02-04 00:00:00 2013-02-05 00:00:00 - Festival de Liege, Liège - Belgium
  • 2013-02-01 00:00:00 2013-02-02 00:00:00 - Theatre National de Bruxelles, Brussels - Belgium
  • 2012-11-17 00:00:00 2012-11-18 00:00:00 - Theater Tri-Bühne, Stuttgart - Germany
  • 2012-11-14 00:00:00 - Festival Temps d'Image - Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca - Romania
  • 2012-11-09 00:00:00 - National Theatre, Târgu Mures - Romania
  • 2012-08-23 00:00:00 2012-08-26 00:00:00 - Lokal Festival , Reykjavik - Iceland
  • 2012-08-18 00:00:00 2012-08-22 00:00:00 - Stage - Helsinki Theatre Festival, Helsinki - Finland
  • 2012-06-20 00:00:00 2012-06-23 00:00:00 - Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden - Germany
  • 2012-05-25 00:00:00 2012-05-26 00:00:00 - Dublin Dance Festival, Dublin - Ireland

CREDITS

Performers: Dylan Coburn Gray, Eddie Kay, Gary Keegan, Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy, Stephen Lehane, Mary-Louise McCarthy
Musician: Lucy Andrews

Co-Directors: Feidlim Cannon, Gary Keegan
Movement director: Eddie Kay
Musical director and composer: Séan Millar
Video design: Kilian Waters
Lighting design: Sarah Jane Shiels
Sound design: Jack Cawley
Set/costume design: Lucy Andrews & David Fagan
Production manager: Marcus Costello
Stage manager: Francis Fay
Costume maker: Emma Downey
Documentation: Sinéad O’Loughlin & Daniel Keane

Contains material that some may find disturbing.

Co-production: Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival, LÓKAL Theatre Festival Reykjavík, Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen, Korjaamo Theatre/ Stage Festival Helsinki and the Cork Midsummer Festival with generous support from the Norfolk and Norwich Festival and Culture Ireland.