Multi-award winning company ANU returns to Dublin Theatre Festival with a searingly intimate investigation into the corrupting force of the Irish family.
At the edge of the city, a group of women stand together. As property of the state, they are a warning to others of what happens if the rules of Church and family are violated.
They are The Sin Eaters.
The fulcrum of the family has long upheld the litany of scandals that have shaped and shamed us. Frequently this silence has exposed a serious rupture in the body politic and created a power nexus that has yet to be unravelled.
Oscillating through real events in our recent history, audiences weave between dream installation and judicial inquiry, to reshape state and body in this unsettling way, towards a future that looks horribly like the present. Join us at the beginning of the last inquiry that remains.
Suitable for ages 16+
Contains strong language and adult content. Capacity limited to eight per performance.
Simultaneously meticulous and wild, minutely calibrated and terrifyingly exposed, their work is unforgettable. The Irish Times
Anyone who has experienced ANU Productions will discover that they continue to offer audiences the most improbable of theatrical experiences: something that is truly transformative. Sunday Business Post
Information and Tickets
Venue: Pigeon House Lab, Poolbeg
Previews: Sept 27, every half hour from 5pm–9.30pm
Dates: Sept 28, 29, Oct 3–6 & Oct 10–13, every half hour from 5pm–9.30pm, Sept 30, Oct 7 & Oct 14, every half hour from 3pm–9.30pm Oct 1, 8 & 15, every half hour from 4pm–7.30pm
Tickets: €15 – €25
Supported by Create and Dublin City Council.
Inspired by a devising project created at the LIR in 2013. Funded through an Arts Council Theatre Project Award.