A Catholic fairy escapes from 1980's Cork to Belfast, that well known utopia of Gay Liberation. A 1920s Protestant with a Cork accent flees the Irish Free State for the freshly bordered North.
What buried stories bring two dislocated fairies together in life and in death? Hiding out in Bandit Country, who is actually the bandit? In the 100 years since the partition of Ireland, history has never looked so queer.
Excavating personal stories that shine a light on the troubled relationship between The Fairies and The State, master storyteller Richard O’Leary (There’s a Bishop in My Bedroom; Stories for The Month of The Holy Souls) brings us the most powerful chapter yet of his trademark poignant and insightful storytelling theatre. Using surviving love letters, personal photos, press cuttings, unofficial papers and fascinating ephemera, this intimate, funny and telling show reminds us that official histories never give the whole story and that questions (and who can ask those questions) are often more interesting than answers.
Please read the following important information from Outburst before booking:
- This is a fully seated event
- Reduced Capacity to facilitate social distancing
- Latecomers will not be admitted
- The venue is wheelchair accessible
- If you require a personal assistant ticket, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Masks to be worn while moving around the venue and in the theatre, but can be removed while seated for eating and drinking only.
- Please do not attend the event if you’re displaying any of the symptoms of Covid 19. Contact email@example.com for more information
We believe….all are welcome to Outburst
Queer art is about opening doors. We always keep our ticket prices as low as we can (whilst ensuring our artists and workers are paid fairly), but we understand that a lack of cash can make it harder for some to experience all the culture you really need and love.
So, if your piggy bank isn’t as full as you’d like for whatever reason we have limited £5 access tickets on sale (and if you really want to go but just don't have the money there are a handful of free tickets you can access - check outburstarts.com for details).
Some of you are doing alright though and might even have a few spare quid. Outburst is a charity, and we welcome your donations to support our queer adventures, making and conversations both at the festival and throughout the year and would love you to consider making a gift to support our work.
Outburst is committed to facilitating the safe return of live in-person events. We are making every effort to provide a safe environment for our audiences, artists, volunteers, community and staff. We really appreciate your co-operation in making events as comfortable as possible.
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