World Premiere, Project Arts Centre as part of the Bealtaine Festival 2008. Revival as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival 2009.
Voted number one Theatre in the Noughties: the decade’s top ten Irish Independent’s Review of the Decade, January 31, 2009
Silver Stars is a moving and eloquent song-cycle, which tells the truly extraordinary real-life stories of older gay Irishmen. Men in search of happiness and fulfilment, in a country that was challenged by their very existence.
Based on celebrated singer/songwriter Seán Millar’s interviews with gay men from Dublin to New York, these songs capture tales of love, loss, family, spirituality, defiance and joy.
“Extraordinary…its effect is simply devastating” – Irish Times
“An effortlessly engaging and unified show…a disarmingly natural, startling piece of theatre…spine tingling” ★★★★★ Metro
Radiates dignity and perfectly conveys the depth, humour, and emotion of the stories making up this intriguing production- The New York Theatre review
“This beautifully crafted show is a truly wonderful experience. I am left feeling honoured to have been presented with these very personal and deeply moving tales” – Theatre view New Zealand