Anu Productions are a Dublin-based theatre company, famous for breaking the boundaries of your average plays and instead of theatres they use specific sites. The work they do is very immersive, and very often you find yourself thrown in the deep end as a character in the unfolding story of their performances. In order to watch a play they did a few years ago, you had to stand on a street corner and await further instruction, which eventually came in the form of an actress dressed as a lady of the night motioning you down a lane.
Anyone that has been to see the one of their performances will tell you just what a lasting impact they have on you. Due to the nature of their productions, audience capacity is generally quite limited but the good news is that they going to be bringing one of captivating stories to a wider audience at Collins Barracks Museum this Spring.
PALS - The Irish At Gallipoli tells an incredible tale of the Irish soldiers who fought in the First World War. Keeping with Anu Productions' trademark style, this performance will be an entrancing adventure where the audience members will really feel like they're part of the action. The play was inspired by the tales of the 7th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, a bunch of lads who swapped the rugby field for the battlefield. It will give the give the audiences real insight into the lives and deaths of a brotherhood of rugby players who died in the trenches, and the grim existence of anyone who survived.
Going to see this is an amazing way to learn more about Irish history through this previously untold story. You've plenty of options as from the 2nd of February all the way through to the 30th of April there will be up to five performances each day. Tickets are only €5, making it insanely cheap to witness some world-class theatre, so don't miss out!