Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, May 2-14th


By Joseph Mercier (United Kingdom) Irish Premiere

May, Wedn 4-Sat 7th, 9.30 pm
(4 performances only - no Matinée)

In a highly personal and visual performance, multi-talented Joseph
Mercier re-lives his time in the world of tights and tutus, reflecting on
body image, body limits and the constant temptation of his favourite
pair of sleezy black boots. Witness an ambitious dancer push himself
to physical extremes, as he dances to the original music of Giselle
and challenges what it means to be a Prince.

Funny, moving and embarrassing, ‘Giselle, or I’m Too Horny to be a Prince’ is an intimate story of how one’s dreams can collapse and transform, told through dance, kink and exhaustion.

Don’t miss it (4 performances only). Contains nudity and explicit references.
Recommended for ages 16 +

Audience feedback:
“Joseph is a rare find and a great artist of the future.” - Bryonny Kimmings
Audiences at Homotopia and Outburst queer festivals said:
"Fuckin' bril."
"Excellent, performer was vulnerable, likable (lickable). I had no idea ballet was so like bondage!"


By Workshop Theatre Group (USA) - European Premiere
May, Mon 2nd- Sat 7th, 8 pm - Matinée Mon and Sat at 2.30 pm
Doors open 7.30pm.

"Cloaked’ is a rich gender bending drama about power, morality and
fear. The Renaissance flavours and colours this passionate drama
with sexuality and humour.
Starring 2009 IDGTF Best Actor winner, Ricardo Melendez (Nijinsky),
‘Cloaked’ magnificently bends the line between truth and fiction.
‘Cloaked’ is the story of a man whose circumstances force him to obscure his gender and
become Queen of a divided country. Crowned Queen Sofia must rule a country, defend her
subjects, and oppose the wrath that condemns his nature - Unmissable.


By Belt Up Productions (United Kingdom) - Irish Premiere
May, Mon 9th- Sat 14th, 8 pm - Matinée Saturday at 2.30 pm

You are about to be seduced back to 1920 or something by a frantic
group of talented actors at break neck speed. The dust is settling
on a Europe splintered by war. You are brought into Andre Breton’s
apartment as a colleague of the Surrealist art movement. Their
purpose: to pay tribute to the beloved Spanish poet Federico Garcia
Lorca. Join them in re-enacting his life of love, persecution and
revolution. Gradually their motive is revealed to be an attempt to subdue the egotistical Salvador Dali by reminding him of his kindred spirit and former lover, Lorca. By the end of the play though, the Surrealist group lies in tatters, Dali is lost and Lorca is dead and you have had the most amazing interactive theatre experience!

Show 4

By Come as soon as you hear Productions (Ireland)
May, Mon 9th-Sat 14th, 9.30 pm Matinée Saturday at 4.30 pm

You meet someone, you fall in love and then suddenly it all ends in a
horrible explosion. You vow never to love again. But, inevitably, you do.
Love is a cycle.
With music, video, wine and cake, the audience actively participate in
six young characters’ relationship experiences. It doesn’t work out in
real life like it does in the movies.
Come As Soon As You Hear bring you a play for anyone who is in love,
or has been, or will be one day. For boys and girls who love boys and girls.
Watson’s chipper tone and loose form carries an easy charm that’s hard not to warm to.” -
Irish Theatre Magazine.
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