7PM (80 MINS)
£13 (£7 CONC)
Exploring the act of buying sex and the subculture of prostitution; its rules, its language and its power structures. It is a play that’s also a real-life game, with levels and consequences.
Five men from Manchester will volunteer, these men have never played ‘The Game’ before. They’ve no idea what they’re about to do, they won’t be given a script. They are doing this to be part of an event – a symbolic act – that calls us all to consider, to think and to review.
All you have to do is watch.
The Game will give audiences an insight into a world that sits uncomfortably beneath the surface of our day-to-day lives. How legislation makes a statement about our values. The legal status of prostitution is a measure of our society. Laws around the world are changing. We’re all affected by those changes. Come and see why.
Post-show discussion with members of THEATREclub and Daniel Hellman will take place following the performance of Traumboy.
“Director Grace Dyas and her collaborators are determined to show how complex the subject is, and to ask us to think. They succeed, in a work that is brave, horrific and urgent.” Irish Times
Devised by Gemma Collins, Grace Dyas and Lauren Larkin with Rachel Moran, Mia de Faoite and other women who have exited prostitution and women currently involved in sex work.
Directed & Designed by: Grace Dyas
Performed by: Gemma Collins, Lauren Larkin and five new men each night
Lighting Design and Production Manager: Eoin Winning
Costume Design: Emma Fraser
Music: Frank Sweeney
Sound Design by: Rob Moloney.
Volunteer Co-Ordinator: Shaun Dunne
Project Manager: Sandra Adams
Stage & Production Manager: Emma O’Grady