A four-part filmed presentation of Staging The Treaty by ANU Productions – a live recording of the long-form theatre performance re-staging the Dáil Debates of (1921–1922) at the original location where they took place in Earlsfort Terrace. Based on adaptation of original transcripts by Theo Dorgan, directed by Louise Lowe in 2022 and filmed by Tiny Ark.

We present the world premiere of this momentous 10-hour film project exploring both the historical and contemporary relevance of the debate.

See the 4 events representing the 4 parts below:

Saturday 7 October, 12:00: INTO THE MAELSTROM (161 mins)

Saturday 7 October, 15:30: THE BATTLE OF THE TITANS (191 mins)

Sunday 8 October, 12:30: THE PURGE (99 mins)

Sunday 8 October, 14:50: THE BALLOT (140 mins)

Read the Staging the Treaty programme here.

Supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, as part of the Decade of Centenaries Programme 2012-2023 and by Dublin City Council’s Commemorative Grants.

The event is presented as part of Dublin Festival of History 2023.

Tickets to this event are free but ticketed. Each part of Staging the Treaty is ticketed separately. 

View on demand

Rent all four parts of Staging the Treaty in the Republic of Ireland on IFI@Home: www.ifihome.ie/page/staging-the-treaty/

Rent all four parts of Staging the Treaty worldwide on IFI International: www.ifiinternational.ie/page/staging-the-treaty.


The IFI is supported
by The Arts Council

Arts Council of Ireland