World Premiere, Dublin Theatre Festival

Winner: Grand Prix Award, Kontakt International Theatre Festival Poland

The Blue Boy deals with the experiences of men and women who were incarcerated as children in Catholic residential care institutions.

The Blue Boy combines a highly physical live performance alongside recorded testimony from former residents of institutions and gives a fresh theatrical voice to recently revealed stories of child abuse in Ireland.

To date, The Blue Boy has been performed in 12 countries internationally.

The Blue Boy is a co-production with Dublin Theatre Festival, LÓKAL Theatre Festival Reykjavík, Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen, Korjaamo Theatre/ Stage Festival Helsinki, Cork Midsummer Festival.

The Blue Boy is supported by Festival Firsts – Electrifying Irish Arts With support from Culture Ireland

Written and Directed by Feidlim Cannon and Gary Keegan

Score by Sean Millar

Choreography by Eddie Kay

Design by Lucy Andrews and David Fagan

Video Design by Kilian Waters

Sound Design by Jack Cawley

Lighting design by Sarah Jane Shiels

“Brokentalker’s present a piece that is both stylistically innovative and thought-provoking in its fight against a culture of silence” The Reviews Hub  ★★★★★

“not to be missed under any circumstance”     ★★★★★    
“powerfully physical, haunting material” The Financial Times ★★★★