The annual Dublin Gay Theatre Festival programme was launched today, March 24, with an array of plays and works comprising of the experiences of the LGBT community.
The programme of the world’s biggest gay theatre festival was launched online today, March 24. The festival will run from May 4 to May 17 2015, with over 20 plays to be staged.
Brian Merriman, the founder of the festival, said, “This is our twelfth year staging new and diverse theatre and welcoming artists and audiences regardless of their sexual identity. We include everyone! We want you to enjoy our theatre because it is good theatre.”
For two weeks, the festival will offer a unique opportunity to see LGBT culture on the stages around Dublin’s city centre presented by theatre companies from Ireland and beyond.
This year, audiences will be transported from Putin’s Russia to rural Wexford, and even have a chance to visit Gay Heaven. From an electric drag opera to a Tuesday at Tescos, from history’s Joan of Arc to 1950s sci-fi serials, and from a re-imagined Noel Coward to an Angela Lansbury tribute, this varied programme of music, dramas, comedy and dance is a celebration of diversity.
“This Festival is for you, about you, your family, friends and communities. We are staging this diverse programme to dialogue with and to appeal to everyone, regardless of their sexual identity,” said Merriman.
The Dublin Gay Theatre Festival will run from May 4 to May 17, 2015. Check out more information here.
© 2015 GCN (Gay Community News). All rights reserved.