directed by Louise Lowe and designed by Owen BossANU and Landmark Productions
★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Riveting … enthralling … immersive’
The Irish Times
★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Compelling … highly ambitious … superb choreography‘
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ‘a remarkable ensemble … jaw dropping to behold‘
The Arts Review
★ ★ ★ ★ ‘a charged, immersive experience’
★ ★ ★ ★ ‘hauntingly intimate … a fluent piece of documentary theatre, written and directed by Louise Lowe, that unfolds in the surreal ambience of a fever dream’
In days of upheaval a new resilience has taken hold.
Two of Ireland’s leading theatre companies – ANU Productions and Landmark – present a hugely ambitious co-production that plots a singular path through one of the most secretive, contentious and turbulent times in Irish history.
Drawing on two 100-year old books – a unique historical ledger which documents in careful detail the names, ages and role of every employee in Dublin Port, and an intelligence dossier containing names and photographs of potential targets – The Book of Names tells a tale of espionage, high stakes and a deadly game of historical doublethink.
The Book of Names was filmed and originally presented online by Dublin Theatre Festival in 2021.
Supported by the Arts Council, Dublin Port and Greater Houston Community Foundation.
Online | 90 minutes
Age Suitability | 16+
Download the show programme here.
Image Credit: Pato Cassinoni