We are delighted to announce our first ever Winter Festival Programme which will run from October 23rd to November 1st 2009 in Dublin city centre with productions from the UK, Ireland, the USA and Africa.
More details and online booking coming soon. Keep watching for more details…
Do you want to be part of the world’s largest celebration of international gay theatre?
We are currently accepting submissions for the Seventh Festival which takes place from May 3rd to 17th 2010.
Submissions must be received on or before December 1st 2010.
For more details please see our submissions page where you will also find the criteria for participation in the Festival.
We are delighted to announce that two plays from this year’s festival’s education themed programme will be staged in Dundalk later this month in association with Dundalk Outcomers. Killed By Curriculum by Shaun Dunne and Care Takers by Billy Cowan will both be performed as a double bill on Saturday 19th Sept in the Tain theatre in Dundalk at 3pm and 5pm. Tickets are priced at €3. If you haven’t had a chance yet to see these great plays, now is your chance! For more information see www.outcomers.org. We are delighted to see this initiative from Dundalk Outcomers and wish them every success.
This follows on the footsteps of Festival hit Slipping by Daniel Talbot having been seen in Dublin transferring to New York for a sellout run.
The International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival will be represented at the Edinburgh Fringe from Wednesday August 12th to Monday August 17th.
If you have a show at the Fringe which you think is eligible please contact us at email@example.com.
Brian Merriman, Artistic/Managing Director and Gareth Hurley, Secretary are the sole representatives of the Festival in Edinburgh and will be at the Fringe between these dates.
The International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival is entering its seventh year and is the only established festival of its kind in the work. It has presented almost 1200 performances since 2004 and has had a long association with the Edinburgh Fringe.
The 2009 Festival Award Winners are as follows:
Shaun Dunne – Killed by Curriculum
Matthew Landers – A Dog Called Redemption
Neal Utterbuck – A Picture of Dorian Gray
Fiona Coyne – Careful
Chris Craddock and Nathan Cuckow – Bash’d
Winner: Matthew Landers – A Dog Called Redemption
Spencer Charles Noll as Donald/Stella – Lord Arthur’s Bed
Ian Dring as Old Pieter – The Iron Eyelashes
Graham Elwell Man 2 – A Dog Called Redemption
Ash Flanders Johnny – I Love You Bro
Hunter Gilmore – Break and The Adventures Of…
Winner: Spencer Charles Noll – Lord Arthur’s Bed
Claire Kissane as Eleanor Henryson – The Bird Sanctuary
Diane Wilson as Jean Baxter – Careful
Penny Mc Donald as Mrs Rutter – Care Takers
Lorna Quinn as Rua – Walnuts Remind Me of My Mother
Elizabeth Whitney as Wonder Woman – Wonder Woman the Musical
Winner: Diane Wilson – Careful
Chris Craddock, Nathan Cuckow and Aaron Macri – Bash’d
Shaun Dunne Killed By – Curriculum
Sudhum Teatro Spain – Silenciados
Matthew Landers – A Dog Called Redemption
New Thematical Dance Theatre Berlin – Tchaikovsky’s Wife
Winner Chris Craddock, Nathan Cuckow and Aaron Macfri – Bash’d
Minor Gods – technical presentation and design
Silenciados – Sudhum Teatro Spain
Broken Nails – Anna Skubik Actress and Animator
Tschaikovsky’s Wife – visual presentation
A Picture of Dorian Gray – concept and direction
Winner: Silenciados Spain
The 2009 Festival reaches its climax tonight with the Gala Celebration & Awards night. Enjoy highlights of the last two weeks of international gay theatre over 3 hours in the Button Factory (formerly Temple Bar Music Centre).
The winners of the 2009 Festival Awards will be announced on the night as well as live performances, music and comedy.
Amazing Gala Giveaway – Free CD Albums for first 100!
The first 100 ticket holders through the doors of The Button
Factory for the Gala Night will receive a free No. 1 chart CD album.
Your choice of artist of the moment, Lady GaGa’s ‘The Fame’, Meteor Best Irish Female Award Winner, Imelda May’s No. 1 album ‘Love Tattoo’ or the artist Rolling Stone and Hot Press have tipped for the top, Melody Gardot’s ‘My One And Only Thrill’.
The Gala Night of the ABSOLUT Dublin Gay Theatre Festival is a
night of celebration featuring highlights of the 35 shows that were
part of the sixth annual festival, including drama, comedy, dance and
musical theatre. Performances are interspersed with awards; The Oscar
Wilde Award for Best Writing, The Michael MacLiammoir Award for
outstanding performance, The Hilton Edwards Award for oustanding
production and The Patrick Murray Award for outstanding contribution to
Irish Gay Theatre. RTE’s Darren Kennedy hosts the event at The Button
Factory from 7:30pm. Tickets only €15!
A final chance to catch this week’s shows at our weekend matinees.
For just 10EUR a ticket check out our weekend matinees this Saturday and Sunday. The matinees are a great way to see some of the fast-selling hits of the week, including Silenciados and The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Here is a full list of shows with weekend matinees – click on each row for more or see our full timetable.
The Happy Prince
Outhouse Theatre – Sun 17th @ 2pm & 4:30pm
Listen to My Heart
Smock Alley – Sat 16th @ 1pm
The Picture (of Dorian Gray)
The New Theatre – Sat 16th @ 2:30pm
Pig Tale – an Urban Fairy Tale
Teachers’ Club – Sat 16th @ 2:30pm
Wonder Woman – the Musical
Outhouse Theatre – Sat 16th @ 2:30pm
A Dog Called Redemption
Project Arts Centre – Sat 16th @ 3pm
Dog of All Creation
Smock Alley (Sat) – Outhouse (Sun) – Sat 16th & Sun 17th @ 3:30pm
I Love You, Bro
The New Theatre – Sat 16th @ 4pm
Teachers’ Club – Sat 16th @ 4pm
Project Arts Centre – Sat 16th @ 4:30pm
Santa Claus is Coming Out
Outhouse Theatre – Sat 16th @ 5pm
Smock Alley – Sat 16th @ 5pm
For just 10EUR a ticket check out our Saturday Matinees taking place tomorrow. Note that the matinees are a great way to see some of the sell-out hits of the week, including Two Boys in a Bed and Minor Gods.
Here is a full list of shows with Saturday Matinees – click on each row for more
The Bird Sanctuary
Project Arts Centre – Sat 9th @ 2:30pm – Matinee: €10
Lord Arthur’s Bed
The New Theatre – Sat 9th @ 2:30pm – Matinee: €10
Outhouse Theatre – Sat 9th @ 1pm – Matinee: €10
The Iron Eyelashes
Smock Alley Theatre – Sat 9th @ 1pm – Matinee: €10
Phi Alpha Gamma
The Teachers Club – Sat 9th @ 2:30pm – Matinee: €10
Care / Takers
The Teachers Club – Sat 9th @ 4pm – Matinee: €10
Two Boys In A Bed
Smock Alley Theatre – Sat 9th @ 5pm – Matinee: €10
Outhouse Theatre – Sat 9th @ 5pm – Matinee: €10
The New Theatre – Sat 9th @ 4pm – Matinee: €10
The ADGTF is proud to support both new works and present a range of free events. Continuing our long tradition of Festival Play Readings comes the following new piece…
‘The Rise and Fall’ by Stephen O’Rourke, Sunday @ 3:30pm, The Front Lounge
‘The Rise and Fall’ is set in modern day inner city Dublin. It follows
the life of the central character of Killian taking us on a journey
through his past and present. The play delves into the under belly of
modern day society. It examines the pressures to achieve and to conform
to social expectations in these changing times. It is dark, honest,
believable, humours and not to be missed!
The Front Lounge are proud sponsors of the theatre festival and are currently offering a special deal to Festival-goers.
Why not discuss some shows over wine at the Festival Club? Show your Festival ticket at the Front Lounge and get a bottle of wine for 18EUR, either before or after the show…
Offer runs for the duration of the Festival
Due to circumstances outside of our control this week’s performances of ‘Loupe’ have been cancelled. The company have experienced unexpected last-minute travel restrictions travelling from Zimbabwe which may be linked to the current ‘swine flu’ scare.
We would like to apologise sincerely for any inconvenience caused. All ticket holders will be individually notified as quickly as possible and refunds given.
No other shows are affected by this change. If you have any questions please contact our box office staff.
You are invited to join us in celebrating the launch of the ABSOLUT Dublin Gay Theatre Festival in The Front Lounge, Parliament Street at 8.00pm for the ABSOLUT DRAMA QUEEN FESTIVAL LAUNCH. Join us for a free cocktail and entertainment to thank you for six years of great support – it’s all free!
Entry via Parliament Street doors.
The Absolut Dublin Gay Theatre Festival and Theatre Forum invite you to The Dr Aiden Rogers Memorial event 2009:
A Conversation with Terrence McNally hosted by Mark O’Halloran.
Tony Award winning playwright Terrence McNally will be in conversation with Irish award winning playwright Mark O’Halloran as part of the sixth Absolut Dublin Gay Theatre Festival. Mac Nally’s Corpus Christi sold out at last year’s Festival as Mark O’Halloran’s film Garage took cinema by storm. Terrence McNally is one of the greatest living international gay playwrights and is a patron of the ADGTF – this is his first visit to the festival which runs in Dublin City Centre venues from May 4th to 17th.
These two playwrights will converse for an hour in the studio theatre at Outhouse – 105 Capel Street on Wednesday April 29th at 6.30pm. All are Welcome.
Seating is limited. To reserve a place email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2009 Programme was officially launched last night in the Gaiety Theatre as ABSOLUT were welcomed onboard as title sponsors.
The Festival Brochure will soon be available throughout Dublin and on our website.
Press Launch 2009: View Press Release >>>
Above: (l-r) TV star Anna Nolan, Senator David Norris & star of the ‘Short Shorts’ Fraulein von Klinkerhoffen at the Festival Launch.
See Metro, pg 14, April 1 2009 for more details of this limited offer.
For a chance to win tickets for 10 events of your choice, email email@example.com by noon today:
Email Subject: Hot Tickets
Email content: Answer the question: When was the Dublin Gay Theatre Festival inaugurated?
A: 2002 B: 2004
(See ‘About’ section of the website for the answer)
Also, include your name, address and a number where you can be contacted between 1pm and 3pm today. One entry per person, over 18s only.
Our new-look website was launched today. Check out the latest Festival news, reviews and previews or click on a slide to find out more about our shows.
A big thank you to our web designers, Birdie, for all of their hard work. We hope that you enjoy the new website!
If you have any comments or questions, do let us know – firstname.lastname@example.org