The Book of Names

The Book of Names

Past Performances

Extension Dates
26 October–13 November 2021

The Pumphouse, Dublin Port
Dublin Theatre Festival

29 September–23 October 2021

Online Broadcast
17 October 2021

Watch On Demand
18–23 October 2021

The Book of Names

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

★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Riveting … enthralling … immersive’
The Irish Times

★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Compelling … highly ambitious … superb choreography
The Guardian

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ‘a remarkable ensemble … jaw dropping to behold
The Arts Review

★ ★ ★ ★ a charged, immersive experience’
Irish Examiner

★ ★ ★ ★ ‘hauntingly intimate … a fluent piece of documentary theatre, written and directed by Louise Lowe, that unfolds in the surreal ambience of a fever dream
Financial Times

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.

Running Times
In person | 75 minutes
Online | 90 minutes

Age Suitability | 16+
Download the show programme here.

Image Credit: Pato Cassinoni

CAST

Lewis BrophyHarry ButlerTony DoyleDarragh FeehelyEtta FusiÚna KavanaghMichael Glenn MurphyRobbie O’ConnorJamie O’NeillThomas ReillyMatthew Williamson

CREATIVE

Director Louise LoweDesigner Owen BossLighting Designer Sarah Jane ShielsCostume Designer Jack ScullionMusic and Sound Philip Stewart

REVIEWS

★ ★ ★ ★ 'Riveting … enthralling … immersive’The Irish Times
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 'a remarkable ensemble … jaw dropping to behold'The Arts Review
★ ★ ★ ★ ‘hauntingly intimate … a fluent piece of documentary theatre, written and directed by Louise Lowe, that unfolds in the surreal ambience of a fever dream’Financial Times
★ ★ ★ ★ 'Compelling … highly ambitious … superb choreography‘The Guardian
★ ★ ★ ★ ‘a charged, immersive experience’Irish Examiner

PRODUCTION IMAGERY

Photographer: Ros Kavanagh

PRODUCTION VIDEOS

RELATED WEBSITE

https://bookofnames.ie/