A major theatrical adaptation of Charlie Bird’s book about the lead-up and passing of the same-sex marriage referendum, ‘A Day In May’, takes to the Olympia Theatre stage for two nights only during this year’s Dublin Pride celebrations. There’s bound to be huge demand for the show with tickets selling fast, but never fear, we’ve got pairs up for grabs for lucky winners.
Based on the book of the same name by Charlie Bird, the drama documentary is adapted by acclaimed playwright Colin Murphy and directed by the man behind the groundbreaking play ‘The Gay Detective’ – Gerard Stembridge. All profits from the show will go directly to Pieta House.
To be in with a chance to win tickets for the opening night in the Olympia Theatre on June 24, simply answer the question below! Deadline for entries is June 22.
Inspired by the historic result of the ‘Yes Equality’ campaign, Charlie Bird travelled the length and breadth of Ireland to meet some of the people most deeply affected by the referendum. The resulting book, ‘A Day In May’ powerfully brought to life true stories of people living in the shadow of inequality and oppression. Colin Murphy, the acclaimed playwright behind such shows as ‘Bailed Out!’ has dynamically adapted those affecting stories for the stage.
In an interview with GCN, director Gerard Stembridge says theatregoers can expect an emotional rollercoaster. “If they don’t laugh and cry, I will be astonished.” Bird agrees, “It’s written by the people. I brought it together as a project, but the people themselves are who we hear, and that’s what is so powerful about it.”
An essential event during Pride celebrations, tickets for the show are also available here.
Gerard Stembridge, director of ‘A Day In May’, also directed another groundbreaking play. What was it called?
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