Directed by Louise Lowe
The Festival is delighted to present the third instalment of ANU Productions’ four-part Monto Cycle, which explores the social history of this notorious area in Dublin’s north inner-city. Following on from the acclaimed World's End Lane and multiple award-winning Laundry, The Boys of Foley Street is a Dublin City Council public art commission and ANU’s most adventurous project to date. Chronicling the third regeneration of the area, this is a living, breathing exploration of the decade spanning from 1971-1981.
Through intimate encounters, installation and cutting-edge technology, the audience is brought on an immersive journey through Foley Street, to an area history left behind. The production evokes an era where recession and unemployment fuelled male aggression and thievery. It reflects a time all too similar to our present. The Boys of Foley Street is a revelatory site-specific experience, a further theatrical haunting of Foley Street, and ANU’s ambitious, multilayered artistic response to waves of regeneration of Dublin.
THE BOYS OF FOLEY STREET IS COMMISSIONED AS PART OF THE DUBLIN CITY PUBLIC ART PROGRAMME WITH FUNDING FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT, COMMUNITY AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNDER THE PER CENT FOR ART SCHEME.
ANU PRODUCTIONS IS SUPPORTED BY THE ARTS COUNCIL’S ARTIST IN THE COMMUNITY SCHEME MANAGED BY CREATE – THE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY FOR COLLABORATIVE ARTS.
The Boys of Foley Street”, originally conceived, recorded, produced and broadcast by RTÉ Radio 1. Audio from the RTÉ radio documentary is contained in the play and you can listen online/podcast the radio documentary in full at www.rte.ie/doconone or via the dedicated Documentary on One iPhone and Android mobile apps or via the Documentary on One store in iTunes. ANU Productions are most grateful to Documentary on One team for their kind assistance and support in making this production possible
Warning: Contains some scenes of sexual violence and nudity.