The Blue Boy deals with the experiences of men and women who were incarcerated as children in Catholic residential care institutions.
The Blue Boy combines a highly physical live performance alongside recorded testimony from former residents of institutions and gives a fresh theatrical voice to recently revealed stories of child abuse in Ireland.
This powerful and haunting show premiered as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival.
brilliantly intricate staging that achieves a compelling ritualistic quality - The Irish Times
A raw and subtle performance with striking choreography and music, a hard swipe at the abuses of the Catholic institution - Dagblad Noorderzon, Netherlands
powerfully physical, haunting material
****four stars - Financial Times
Almost unbearable to watch...devastating theatre - Lyn Gardner, The Guardian, UK
The Blue Boy is a co-production with Dublin Theatre Festival, LÓKAL Theatre Festival Reykjavík, Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen, Korjaamo Theatre/ Stage Festival Helsinki, Cork Mid-summer Festival. The Blue Boy is supported by Festival Firsts – Electrifying Irish Arts. With support from Culture Ireland.