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The Game premiered…

on 7th October in Project Arts Centre as part of Dublin Theatre Festival.

Devised by Gemma Collins, Grace Dyas and Lauren Larkin with Rachel Moran, Mia de Faoite and other women who have exited prostitution and women currently involved in sex work.

The Game explores the act of buying sex – the rules, the language and the power structures.

It’s a play that’s also a real-life game, with levels and consequences.

Five new men have volunteered each night. These men have never played ‘The Game’ before. They’ve no idea what they’re about to do and they won’t be given a script. They are doing this to be part of an event – a symbolic act – that calls us all to consider, to think and to review.

All you have to do is watch.

The Game gives audiences an insight into a world that sits uncomfortably beneath the surface of our day-to-day lives. How we legislate makes a statement about our values. The legal status of prostitution and sex work is a measure of our society. Laws around the world are changing. We’re all affected by those changes.

Some reviews

“It’s a huge problem to tackle in 90 minutes, but with simple staging, a dense but whip-smart script, and outstanding performances from Collins and Larkin – sensitive, generous and strong, managing to somehow inject moments of levity amid the horror – The Game manages to cover all corners without feeling laboured.”
-The Guardian
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“Director Grace Dyas and her collaborators are determined to show how complex the subject is, and to ask us to think. They succeed, in a work that is brave, horrific and urgent.”
-The Irish Times
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Some video

In April 2017 Grace and Lauren were on “Róisín Meets”


Since our Premiere at Dublin Theatre Festival 2015 in Project Arts Centre

  • Director Grace Dyas was nominated for Best director at The Irish Times Theatre Awards
  • The Game was nominated for the GPO Witness History Audience Choice Award
  • The Game was selected by the Irish Times for in their list of Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks

The Game has toured widely including

  • Mermaid Arts Centre, Co. Wicklow 2016
  • Riverbank Arts Centre, Kildare 2016
  • Brisbane Festival in Australia 2016
  • Southbank Centre, London for WOW Festival 2017
  • Contact Manchester for SICK! Festival 2017
  • The Everyman, Cork 2017
  • Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts, Brighton, for SICK! Festival 2017
  • The Mac, Belfast 2017
  • Town Hall Theatre, Galway 2017
  • Draíocht Blanchardstown 2017
  • Project Arts Centre 2017

Cast & Crew

    • Devised by Gemma Collins, Grace Dyas & Lauren Larkin with Rachel Moran, Mia deFaoite, other women who have exited prostitution and women currently involved in sex work.
    • Directed & Designed by Grace Dyas
    • Performed by Gemma Collins, Lauren Larkin and five new men each night
    • Lighting Design Eoin Winning
    • Costume Design Emma Fraser
    • Music Frank Sweeney
    • Sound Rob Moloney
    • Volunteer Co-Ordinator Shaun Dunne/Shane Byrne
    • Therapeutic Supervisor: Mari Kennedy with support from Paula McHugh
    • Project Manager Sandra Adams/ Joanna Crawley
    • Stage Manager Emma O' Grady/ Aoife O' Sullivan
    • Production Manager Marcus Costello/ Sean Dennehy