A Day In May world premiere at the olympia theatre
On the 23rd of May 2015, the people of Ireland made history by becoming the first nation in the world to introduce marriage equality by popular vote. Of the almost 2 million Irish people who went to the polls to cast their vote, a staggering 62% of people voted yes. As the historic vote was declared, the joyous scenes from Dublin Castle and across Ireland made headlines around the world.
The referendum outcome was about changing the ‘real lives’ of the largest minority in Ireland, the LGBTI Community. The result is something to be proud of, an expression of love and acceptance and a declaration of care and defence for so many Irish men and women who had before felt unequal and unheard.
Charlie Bird travelled the length and breadth of Ireland to meet some of the people most deeply affected by the referendum result and in the book ‘A Day In May’ their stories of living in the shadow of inequality and oppression were brought to life in a poignant record of their lives.
Using some of the stories from the book, playwright Colin Murphy has turned it into a drama documentary charting the 35-year-old struggle for LGBTI Rights in Ireland, culminating in the marriage equality referendum.
A DAY IN MAY
The World Premiere, Olympia Theatre, 24th & 25th June 2018
All profits from the show will be going to Pieta House
Tickets from €25.50 inclusive on sale now at bit.ly/ADayInMayTickets