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THE GAME


A thought-provoking new play by THEATREclub

A thought-provoking new play that explores the act of buying sex – the rules, the language and the power structures.

Devised by Gemma Collins, Grace Dyas and Lauren Larkin with Rachel Moran, Mia deFaoite and other women who have exited prostitution and women currently involved in sex work.

It’s a play that’s also a real-life game, with levels and consequences.

Five new men have volunteered each night. These men have never played ‘The Game’ before. They’ve no idea what they’re about to do and they won’t be given a script. They are doing this to be part of an event – a symbolic act – that calls us all to consider, to think and to review.

All you have to do is watch.

The Game gives audiences an insight into a world that sits uncomfortably beneath the surface of our day-to-day lives. How we legislate makes a statement about our values. The legal status of prostitution and sex work is a measure of our society. Laws around the world are changing. We’re all affected by those changes.

“Director Grace Dyas and her collaborators are determined to show how complex the subject is, and to ask us to think. They succeed, in a work that is brave, horrific and urgent” The Irish Times

 

 

Age suitability 18+ | Running time 80mins no interval
Warning: This production features graphic narrative descriptions of sex acts and graphic enactments of sex acts and sexual violence
PLEASE NOTE CAPACITY IS LIMITED AS THE AUDIENCE WILL BE SEATED ON THE EVERYMAN STAGE

 

PRESENTED BY THEATREclub
DIRECTED BY GRACE DYAS | STARRING LAUREN LARKIN & GEMMA COLLINS

THEATREclub are Shane Byrne, Doireann Coady, Gemma Collins, Grace Dyas, Lauren Larkin, Barry O’Connor and Eoin Winning. We work together to make art about us and the people and things around us.

“An infuriatingly young company with only slightly less energy than the national power grid” Peter Crawley – The Irish Times

We think that theatre can change the world, by starting conversations that send ripples towards social change.

Created with fun and love, and framed by manic ambition our work is visually electrifying, drenched in substance and socially engaged.

We make theatre, performance, film and large scale participation projects. We are committed to an egalitarian process of making. We collaborate with a broad spectrum of people, from everyday experts to government ministers, from musicians to visual artists.

We also offer drama workshops for any type of participant group of any age. Please do get in touch if you’d be interested in speaking to us about having a specially catered programme to suit you. Rates are negotiable and friendly.

See theatreclub.ie for more info

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Date and Time | Tue 21 & Wed 22 Mar, 8pm

Price | €20 | Concession €18 | Students €9 (Limited availability)