Dublin Theatre Festival

DV8 Physical Theatre

To Be Straight With You

Conceived and Directed by Lloyd Newson

Venue OReilly Theatre, Belvedere
Date 30 Sep - 3 Oct 7.30pm
3 Oct 2.30pm
Duration 1hr 20mins

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Headlining a season of physical theatre at the heart of this year’s programme, the groundbreaking DV8, one of the world’s leading companies, make a long overdue return to Dublin with the provocative, exhilarating and courageous To Be Straight With You.

Featuring an exceptionally strong multi-ethnic cast, this poetic but unflinching exploration of tolerance, intolerance, religion and sexuality incorporates dance, text, documentary, film and animated projections to create a unique and startling piece of theatre. Based on 85 interviews, with many people who cannot express their views openly for fear of social or physical reprisal, this hard hitting and exciting visionary work demonstrates how twenty years on, DV8 still refuses to be defined.

Led by the renowned
director/ choreographer Lloyd Newson, DV8 Physical Theatre - winner of sixteen awards over the last four years including the Grand Prix Danse Critics Award - return to Dublin following a hugely successful international tour and 3 week sell out run at the National Theatre in London.

A co-production by Berliner Festspiele; National Theatre, London; Maison des Arts de Creteil; and Festival d’Automne, Paris.

Contains strong language, nudity and adult content.

It will blow you away because in true DV8 style, To Be Straight With You is both astonishingly theatrical and piercingly intelligent in its exploration of homophobia and religious intolerance throughout the world.

Talking Theatre In conversation with Lloyd Newson.
Oct 2, Pre-show 6pm.

Panel Discussion To Be Really Straight With You: Religion and Sexuality.
O’Reilly Theatre. Oct 3, 4.30pm - 6pm. See Special Events

"You will not be able to resist this brave, life-affirming show." The Guardian