Dublin Theatre Festival



By Mark O''''''''''''''''Halloran

Venue Meeting Point: O'Reilly Theatre
Date 28 Sep - 1 Oct 1.00pm
28 Sep - 1 Oct 6.00pm
2 Oct 2.30pm
4 Oct - 8 Oct 1.00pm
4 Oct - 8 Oct 6.00pm
9 Oct 2.30pm
11 Oct - 15 Oct 1.00pm
11 Oct - 15 Oct 6.00pm
16 Oct 2.30pm
Duration 50mins (approx. no interval)

Directed by Tom Creed
Production Design by Ciaran O''''Melia
Cast Philip Judge & Ciaran McCabe

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“This is just this. It isn’t real. It’s money.”

In a guesthouse in Dublin’s north inner city, a vulnerable and confused young rent-boy sits with a middle-aged client. It’s not the first time they’ve met but today the older man has blood on his shirt. A lot has happened since they last met.

Multiple award-winning Mark O’Halloran is one of Ireland’s most celebrated screenwriters and has received worldwide acclaim with his films Adam & Paul and Garage. Performed in a real-life bed and breakfast, Trade is a provocative and moving exploration of desire, morality and duty , and is O’Halloran’s first stage play in ten years. 

THISISPOPBABY are part of Project Catalyst, an initiative of Project Arts Centre

Contains strong language and sexual content.   


PANEL DISCUSSIONS Access All Areas: Oct 15, 2pm. Project Arts Centre.

Behind Closed Doors: Oct 5, 1pm. Project Arts Centre. See Special Events.

"...the effect is perfect, and the result is a privilege" Irish Independent on Trade

"...McCabe, who at times seems to be acting with just his pulse, gives a masterful performance..." Irish Times

"Trade what you must to ensure you nab a ticket." ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Evening Herald

"Judge's perfectly pitched performance gets under your skin in this masterful miniature..." The Times

"The company is not so much cutting edge as the creator of a new edge in itself." The Sunday Tribune

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