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Feb 16

The Game needs MEN

The Game explores the act of buying sex, and the subculture of prostitution and sex work with. It’s a show that’s also a real-life game. Five volunteer men join the two actors onstage. The men have never played ‘The Game’. They have no idea what they’re about to do, they won’t be given a script. They are […]

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Feb 10

Dear Men – A letter from A Prostitution Survivor

Dear Men,   I sold sex for a few years. I met many, many men, none of whom gave much of a shit about me. Why should they have? I was just doing a job. Now when I see people talking about prostitution all I hear are women’s voices. It’s women who are debating it, […]

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Jan 20

The Game Tour- 2017

We’re delighted to announce that The Game will be on tour in 2017. The Game premiered in Dublin Theatre Festival in 2015 and has been staged again in Bray, Newbridge and Brisbane, Australia in 2016. We’re extra overjoyed to share that this will be the first time a THEATREclub show will be staged in the […]

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Jan 13

Book Tickets HERE

The Game is still on tour!   April 13th & 14th DUBLIN CITY Project Arts Centre information here

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Nov 26

8 years a clubbin

Today is the 8th Anniversary of the day THEATREclub was founded. This is our view from the Peacock Stage of our National Theatre. Tomorrow is our last performance here and the final performance of #TheIrelandTrilogy. Making shows is not easy. Making shows, films, festivals, workshops, talks, public conversation events and all the rest for 8 […]

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Nov 23

Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin joins us on The Peacock Stage 

We’re delighted to welcome Senator Ó Ríordáin to discuss all things HEROIN, heroin, policy and strategy. Aodhán was formerly Minister of State at the Department of Health with responsibility to for National Drugs Strategy . He went viral last week when he brought up Ireland’s Governmental response to the US Presidential Election. His speech was […]

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Oct 14

IT’S NOT OVER. STATEMENT

Conveying the story of the past 50 years of violent political conflict on this island we felt that it is crucial to express the reality of bloodshed it entailed. We’ve decided to use an animal which was already going to be killed as a vehicle for the audience to witness the harshness of this era. […]

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Oct 8

I’m Not Here Support

Thanks again to everyone who… …came to see the Work In Progress showing of I’m Not Here in Project Arts Centre today. If you would like any advice or support we have compiled some links for you here. You can find a support service near you at this link to yourmentalhealth.ie Pieta House have a website […]

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Oct 7

It’s about to kick off

Well here we are… … on this continuing busy train that is the second half of 2016. Tomorrow, Doireann Coady will be presenting a work in progress showing of her new work I’m Not Here. Doireann has been working with musicians Cian Murphy and Ross Turner. The showing will take place in Project Arts Centre […]

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Sep 26

Grace Dyas in 40 under 40

Once again our Grace Dyas has been listed in the Irish Independent’s list of 40 people under 40. You nwould be hard pushed ryiong to keep up wih the amount of lists Graec finds herself in these days. She’s certainly in great company. Have a look at the full list here! 

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Sep 7

Review in The Guardian today

Click here to see a GREAT review for The Game in the Guardian. The show part of Brisbane Festival where we played in BRISBANE POWERHOUSE.    

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Aug 23

Volunteer Callout for MEN for The Game

The Game will be on tour this week and that means we need more men to help us tell the stories of women who are currently involved in sex work and women who have exited prostitution. The performances take place in; Mermaid Arts Centre Bray, Thursday August 25th, 8pm Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Friday August 26th, […]

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Jul 26

All new THEATREclub work in Dublin Theatre Festival

It’s Not Over at Dublin Theatre Festival 2016 We are delighted to announce we will be returning to the wonderful Dublin Theatre Festival this Autumn with a premiere of our new piece It’s Not Over. ‘It’s not an easy thing to take up a gun and go out and kill  some person without strong convictions […]

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Jul 15

The Game in 2016

The Game will be returning in August & September   September will mark our first time presenting work outside of Europe. We’re in safe hands and good company at Brisbane Festival in Australia   Since our Premiere at Dublin Theatre Festival 2015 in Project Arts Centre Director Grace Dyas was nominated for Best director at The […]

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Jul 7

The Ireland Trilogy- Announcement

We are beyond delighted to announce that The Ireland Trilogy will be on the Peacock Stage in the Abbey Theatre in November The Ireland Trilogy is a theatre event comprising of three pieces of performance made by THEATREclub since 2010. They were created as a trilogy, and now, for the first time at The Abbey Theatre, […]

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Apr 6

A Workshop for Actors – MAKING SOMETHING NEW, OVER AND OVER AGAIN

Making something new, over and over again. Come and join THEATREclub’s Grace Dyas for a week of reflection, researching, recharging and most importantly acting. It’s a workshop for actors. This is a workshop about staying on your feet, staying on the floor, keeping you on your toes! The week will alternate between two themes We’re […]

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Feb 17

New Show! – “look-see RUN” in St. Patrick’s Festival 2016

We are delighted to announce that we are creating a piece that will take place as part of St. Patrick’s Festival 2016.   look-see RUN It’s just after sunset. You’ve just had your tea. And you’re comin with us. Performance Mavericks THEATREclub conspire with a  group of teenagers they’ve never met to bring you round […]

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Jan 17

Grace Dyas Nominated for Best Director!

Well we were all completely thrilled yesterday morning perusing the papers on our smartphones. The Nominations for The Irish Times Theatre Awards revealed. Our very own Grace Dyas has has bagged herself a nomination for Best Director for The Game, which we staged in October as part of Dublin Theatre Festival. Speaking on her personal Facebook Ms […]

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Nov 12

A Response

#WakingTheFeminists A passion for equality has always been what unites the eight different artists that make up THEATREclub. We are very glad to see the seeds of change being sown by all who are participating in the recent rise of the movement now discernible as #WakingTheFeminists. At the same time it’s saddening to see that there […]

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Aug 21

Dear Sex Workers

Dear Sex Workers, Our creative process is shifting and changing our idea of the final piece minute to minute. We wrote this a couple of weeks ago, we wanted to explain where we were coming from. Since then, we have had lots of interesting conversations, both online and in real life. Will you hear us […]

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Aug 10

A message from The Game makers; to those who have been in touch, and those who want to.

The Game, an exploration of the act of buying sex, is our new piece. We have been researching the show for the past year. Anyone who has embarked on a similar journey will know that there is a huge amount of information out there, any thousands of different perspectives. We are now at a particular […]

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Jul 21

The Game at Dublin Theatre Festival 2015

We are delighted to announce that we are going to be part of Dublin Theatre Festival this year, with a new play about prostitution devised by Gemma, Grace and Lauren with Rachel Moran and other women who have exited prostitution. You can click here for more info or better still, to book tickets!  This show […]

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Jul 21

WE NEED MEN

Exploring the act of buying sex and the subculture of prostitution, The Game is a radical piece of   theatre that needs you. Urgently.   Developed with women who have exited prostitution, this is a play. But it’s not just a play- it’s also a real life game. Versions of these stories happen everyday and every […]

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Jul 14

New Project Manager

I am Sandra Adams THEATREclub’s shiny, new Project Manager.  I have worked in the arts for longer than is recommended by the WHO for many wonderful people including Calipo Theatre and Film Company, The Bealtaine Festival and the Dublin Dance Festival.  I am looking forward to supporting the incredibly hard working team to make work […]

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Feb 23

**Rescheduled** Workshop Opportunity- Doing More Than One Thing At The Same Time

This May – THEATREclub will host a week of workshops at FRINGE Lab. The workshops will focus on performance techniques, devising and a holistic approach to living to as an artist. This is a week of on your feet style exercises combined with rigorous discussion and attention to detail in every aspect of making. The […]

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Jan 25

HEROIN in Belfast

Grace Dyas has been travelling around Ireland for the past few weeks Designing The Audience for our national tour of HEROIN. In the first of a series of blogs on her travels, she recounts her experiences in Belfast, the first stop on the tour. Our play HEROIN will be at The Lyric in just over […]

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Jan 25

Designing The Audience

Since we founded THEATREclub in 2008, we have known that we needed to put as much work into developing audiences for contemporary performance, as we have put into making it. We have been developing a conceptual programme called ‘Designing The Audience’ since then. This is a critical process of looking at who should be at […]

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Jan 20

WEDNESDAY at THE THEATRE MACHINE TURNS YOU ON 4- The Jam Sessions

Here’s your line up for Wednesday Play this song from Carriages as the theme music for reading what’s coming Wednesday WEDNESDAY 21st 1830 Alan Howley & Jack Cawley – Umbrage It would be nice if things were simpler – wouldn’t it? Erica, Oonagh, & Heather– My Lovely Rose A cheeky peek into the Rose of Tralee : how […]

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Jan 16

all of your frequently asked questions answered!

Click on the vids to hear Producer Shane Byrne giving you the run down. BOOKING CAN BE DONE HERE!  WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY THE THEATRE MACHINE TURNS YOU ON 4- the Jam Sessions is kindly supported by The Porterhouse

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Jan 6

HEROIN National Tour

We’re having a great time on tour with our show HEROIN. Catch it at the venues below. For more info about the show click here! HEROIN National Tour ★★★★★ – Sunday Times ★★★★ – Irish Times #HeroinTour THEATREclub’s award winning HEROIN is back this year on a national tour of Ireland. “Heroin manages to convey […]

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