ANU Productions and Gate Theatre, Ireland


In 1982 a series of unrelated events ruptured Ireland’s LGBTQ+ community with catastrophic consequences. 1,500 people were investigated and details of their intimate lives were divulged to families, friends and employers. Under pressure from Church and State, a faultline formed – resulting in a mass exodus from Ireland in search of anonymity and refuge.

Audiences will be propelled through a living history, based on source materials contained in the Irish Queer Archive, encountering those at the heart of this upheaval as they grapple with the threat of public perception of their very private lives.

Multi-award-winning Irish theatre company ANU, co-directed by Louise Lowe and Owen Boss have been Artists in Residence at the Gate Theatre since 2018.

Please note that this is a site-specific production that will be performed off-site from the Gate Theatre’s location on Cavendish Row. More information will be announced soon.


Developed as part of Live Collision International Festival 2018.
This production is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and Dublin City Council.

Directed by Louise Lowe
Nandi Bhebhe, Domhnall Herdman, Matthew Malone, Stephen Quinn, Matthew Williamson
Set Design
: Owen Boss
Costume Design:
Jack Scullion
Lighting Design:
Ciaran O'Meilia
Sound Design: Sinéad Diskin
Carl Kennedy


26 Sept


26 Sept - 13 Oct


Available from late June.