- 09 May 19
This festival celebrates the LGBT voices that are integral to Irish theatre.
On from 6-19 May, the festival will take place in various locations around Dublin.
Line up: Quilt, A Drunk Lesbian Love Affair, Schlong Song, Party Boy, The Baby Monitor, Revolting Women, Velvet, The Little Pink Book of Masculinity, Like Orpheus, Monastic
This unique festival, founded in 2004 to mark the 150th anniversary of the iconic Oscar Wilde, seeks to recognise the great contribution made by the gay community to the Irish theatrical canon. Spaces on the programme are open to all, and encourage recognition of smaller, independent playwrights and authors. This year's highlights include Party Boy, the true story of an Irish go-go dancer, playing at the Trinity College Players' Theatre, and Like Orpheus, a surreal and fantastical story about the nature of trauma and love.
Hot Press Picks: Velvet, the new play written by Tom Ratcliffe and directed by Andrew Twyman, engages with creative expression in the wake of MeToo. It's one of the most contemporary and urgent plays to be performed this year.