ANU Productions and Gate Theatre, Ireland


A Love Story.
An Investigation.
An Exodus.

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.

Performance may contain nudity, strong language, loud music and flashing lights. Faultline is an immersive and unseated production wherein each performance requires you to move through the narrative and settings. Due to the historic nature of 11 Parnell Square East, Faultline regrettably has limited accessibility. Please contact a member of our box office team for more information and with all access requirements.

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

Faultline runs at the Gate Theatre until 1 December. Tickets are also available on the Gate's website.

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


11 Parnell Square East


26 & 27 Sept, 8pm & 9.30pm
28 Sept, 5.30pm, 8pm & 9.30pm


29 Sept, 5, 6, 12 & 13 Oct,
5.30pm, 8pm & 9.30pm
Oct 1–4 & 8–11, 8pm & 9.30pm




75 mins. No interval.

*Please note: due to the popular nature of this show, certain performances may be sold out through Dublin Theatre Festival. If you cannot find tickets for your preferred dates, please try visiting the Gate's website for more availability.