The Book of Names

The Book of Names

The Pumphouse, Dublin Port
Dublin Theatre Festival [In Person]

29 Sept - 23 Oct. SOLD OUT.

Dublin Theatre Festival

8.30pm, 14 October 2021

Watch on Demand
15 - 23 October. *Access to this performance will begin on your selected show date and you will have 7 days from this date to view the recording.

The Book of Names

directed by Louise Lowe and designed by Owen BossANU and Landmark Productions


In days of upheaval a new resilience has taken hold.

Two of Ireland’s leading theatre companies ANU Productions and Landmark – collaborate for the first time, to 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.

Supported by the Arts Council, Dublin Port and Greater Houston Community Foundation.


In Person at Dublin Theatre Festival | 29 September – 23 October
Livestream | 8.30pm, 14 October
On Demand | 15 – 23 October
Running Time | 70 minutes approx
Age Suitability | 16+

Image Credit: Pato Cassinoni


Lewis BrophyTony DoyleDarragh FeehelyÚna KavanaghMichael Glenn MurphyJamie O’NeillThomas ReillyMatthew Williamson


Director Louise LoweDesigner Owen BossLighting Designer Sarah Jane ShielsCostume Designer Jack ScullionSound Designer Philip Stewart