Category: Multi-media Dates: Free to stream online from June 7th
‘Immaculate’ is based on a true story about Louise Mathews who struggled to piece together the life of her uncle Anthony, who tragically died in the early 90s and whose cause of death has left many unanswered questions.
Anthony was born in Belfast and later left for London to live his life as a gay man. As Louise began to find out about his life, the research took her on an immense journey of joy, elation, and sorrow as revelations about his past highlighted deeply conservative attitudes and daily threats to gay men living in London at that time (especially during the HIV and AIDS epidemic). Her journey to find his truth only led her further into mystery and shame as so many gay men were forced to live in complete isolation or, in many cases, vanish into the periphery of society.
Through her lyrics and incredible music composition by Stuart Robinson and brought together through a digital online performance, Louise is determined to reclaim his life, get the justice he deserves and celebrate those who were forced to hide in the shadows of our society.
This play is a Bursary recipient 2021 and is featured in our new book ‘18 & Coming of Age: the Director’s Cut‘.
BY: Louise Matthews
DIRECTED BY: Patrick J O’Reilly
MUSIC BY: Stuart Robinson
COUNTRY: Northern Ireland