‘Her Eyes They Shone Like Diamonds’ devised by CYT in a collaborative transnational project with Junkshop Theatre Company, Nottingham, supported by Leargas, DCC and CDYSB.




THE GAFF – CYT Last Production

Free Gaff, what could possibly go wrong? – Just a small gathering of friends, nothing too wild –Will Luan finally get Ali’s attention. Will Keith be with Lauren at the end of the night, or will The Bitches of Eastwall show up and wreck everything? There’s no way of avoiding some sort of drama.  Drinking games, dance-offs, break-ups, double-drops and a sink full of vomit later, and the quiet-couple-of-cans is definitely turning into a night to remember (or a night to forget).

Devised, written and performed by the young people at the Complex Youth Theatre, this new work for audiences aged 14+ is a portrait of that stronghold of teenage resistance and experimentation that materializes during a free gaff. Staged in an immersive style, and featuring original spoken-word performances woven through the text, The Gaff is a glimpse into the glory and grimness of the session, and how it helps us to try, to fail, and to grow into adulthood.





Complex Youth Theatre works with young people in all arts disciplines to create new and original theatre. It provides a wide range of structures that encourage the personal and professional growth of its members through emancipatory workshops, development of the imagination and creative writing, with the emphasis on individual creativity and freedom of expression through performance. It aims to promote excellence in theatre practice and deliver a high quality process and outcomes. It offers an open selection process and is an equal opportunities employer.

There are currently 24 members of CYT aged between 14 and 19 years. They meet every Sunday for an introductory workshop in the morning and a more advanced drama workshop in the afternoon. The afternoon workshop works towards an annual performance piece in July. The workshops are based in The Complex, entrance at 14 Little Mary Street. Nearest Luas Jervis Street.

Auditions for a new intake happens in October annually. Contact Artistic Director Anthony Goulding at complexyouth@thecomplex.ie for further information or telephone o1-5446922.

Complex Youth Theatre is supported by Dublin City Council, CDYSB  and is affiliated to Youth Theatre Ireland.

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