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 – 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 | 75 minutes
Online | 90 minutes
Age Suitability | 16+
Download the show programme here.
Image Credit: Pato Cassinoni