Monthly Archives:April 2017

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Festival Box Office Now Open 12-5pm

Bookings? Questions?

With one week to go until the start of Festival 2017 our main Festival Box Office is now open across from the Spire:

Mon-Sat (until May 13) 12noon – 5pm

Festival Box Office
SpireVision Studio
5 Upper O’Connell Street
Dublin 1

Can’t make it into the box office?

  • Phone during opening hours: 085 194 9930
  • Buy tickets online … 24/7
  • Email boxoffice@gaytheatre.ie
  • Buy tickets at the venues (15 – 40 minutes before the show)

 

We would like to thank our friends at SpireVision for their generous support in hosting our 2017 Box Office.

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Preview: Celebrating Female Voices in Theatre

IDGTF is proud to provide a platform to showcase works by women and about women, with a particularly diverse and fascinating programme of works in 2017.

Following on from our general theme of exploring and celebrating identity, the women in these works are discovering who they are – from passion to deep friendship, from artists to criminals, from the voices of young women in modern New York to love in 1920’s Paris.

Lesbian, bi, trans, straight, questioning and from around the world … these women have powerful stories to tell.

Week 1 – Mon 1 to Sat 6 May

montparnassecanvasMontparnasse – A tale of love and lust in the bohemian circles of 1920’s Paris.  Two Canadian women inspire artists as live art models through their naked beauty and spirit of adventure.

 

 

 

both_sides_now_trailerBoth Sides Now / Wasting Paper – a double-bill about young women exploring who they are through art.

In Both Sides Now Lydia tries to figure out her life and sexuality armed with some paper, an old guitar and the music of Joni Mitchell.

 

 

wasting_paperLeaving Cert year can be crazy for anyone, but for Casey it was the year that changed her life.  Her poetry going viral online was only the start.  Find out in Wasting Paper.

 

 

 

 

the-possibleThe Possible / Strange Fruit / The Morning After is a ‘ménage à trois’ of short plays featuring a wedding, a one-night stand and an affair.  In The Possible one women takes drastic action to win over another… But has her scheming gone a bit too far?

 

 

 

Week 2 – Mon 7 to Sat 13 May

margomacdonald_theelephantgirlsThe Elephant Girls is the extraordinary true story of an all-female gang in Victorian London.  Gang-member Maggie sits down in a London pub to tell the whole story – desire, violence and an amazing slice of hidden history.  Don’t miss this critically-acclaimed gem.

 

 

 

calamity_janehowweglowLove Trumps Everything / How We Glow gives you four pieces that explore the experiences of LGBTQ+ women and young people in America.

Love Trumps Everything is a series of short plays celebrating a pioneering woman who dared to break gender norms, the path to legally marry and dating in heaving.

How We Glow brings the real stories of LGBTQ New York teenagers to the stage – their identities, labels and their communities.

 

… and don’t miss Queers – the story of LGBTQ Londoners, including Carol – a teacher during the anti-gay ‘Section 28’ era and Sapphire – a proud trans woman.

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Show Previews

Not sure what to see?  Check out our previews of 2017 shows… love, desire, heart-break, incredible real-life stories and glimpses into hidden histories.

Keep watching our programme previews to find out more.

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Preview: Love, Desire and Hidden Passions at IDGTF 2017

As we uncover hidden desires and passions things are about to get very dramatic!

Our heroes and heroines are exploring their deepest desires and passions in 2017.  In this heady mix of love, friendship, lust and sex prepare for some ups and downs!

Passionate friends and lovers, break-ups, rent-boys, questioning ‘straight’ men, young desires, fighters and hidden secrets – our programme has it all!

 

Week 1 – Mon 1 to Sat 6 May

Naked Soldier

 

In Naked Soldier… a young man discovers his desire for other men.  As he searches for new men, he reveals insights about dating and desire.

 

 

 

Bleach

In Bleach… Tyler is a hedonistic and successful London rent-boy.  But one night, two Viagra and three clients burst his bubble and change everything.

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Unexpected Party

 

An Unexpected Party… a year after the death of a gay man, his sister and ex are about to meet to reconcile their feelings.  But she’s drunk and he’s bringing his new boyfriend.  Things are not going to go to plan!

 

 

 

 

Montparnasse

 

Montparnasse… 1920s Paris. Two women reunite in the City of Love in a powerful tale of lust, love and art.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Tearing Up of Fergal & Tim… Fergal and Tim’s ‘civilised’ break-up escalates into a full-on battle of the wills.  In a double-bill with Fronting – on the night he decides to search for love again, a young HIV-positive man tells his roller-coaster story.

 

 

 

 

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In Confessions of a Mormon Boy… we welcome back this hit true story! From innocent Mormon boy to New York rent-boy to finding ‘home’, Steven Fales’ funny and moving story is not to be missed.

 

 

 

Week 2 – Mon 7 to Sat 13 May

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In Gypsy Queen ‘Gorgeous’ George, a feared and admired Traveller boxer, develops a relationship with his coach’s gay son… Prepare for conflict inside and outside the ring!

 

 

 

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A Peculiar Arrangement … Mike is engaged to Jenny, but then he meets John…  A comedy about searching for love and acceptance in an every-changing world.

 

 

 

And don’t miss Queers where a cast of LGBTQ characters share their stories and embrace their identities, and ‘Love Trumps Everything‘ a series of US short-plays featuring marriage equality and heavenly dating!

WARNING: some of the above performances contain adult themes or nudity.  See the full programme for more information.

 

 

 

 

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Secure Online Booking Powered by Ticketsolve

Secure Online booking for all shows is now available for all shows, powered by Ticketsolve available 24/7 here!

 

Here are some booking tips:

  • Remember to present your booking reference number at the venue before the performance. No need to print it – you can simply show us the booking confirmation email on your phone!
  • Don’t forget our get value €10 matinee performances on Saturdays and Bank Holiday Monday.
  • See our Venue Tickets where you can see two performances in one evening in the same venue for just €25.
  • Check out some common FAQs here.
  • If you have any questions or difficulties please email us at boxoffice@gaytheatre.ie.

 

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Diverse Dramas!

We celebrate our diversity through an equally diverse and exciting programme.

We bring you a mix of drama, comedy, musical theatre, youth theatre, feminist theatre, true stories, dance, verbatim theatre, short plays. discussions and more!

Our 2017 programme explories LGBT+ identity from young people exploring who they are to sex-and-drugs fueled journeys of discovery, religion and LGBT people, homophobia in sport and life as a gay immigrant.

We delve into individual stories, look at intimate relationships – functional and dysfunctional and take a look at the societies that LGBT people live in.

Ireland, the UK, the USA, Germany, Canada and Mexico… our stories come from around the world but are united in celebrating – and exploring – who we are.

See the full programme and book online here.