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Sacrament
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Sacrament

Confessions of a young Irish Catholic woman. No forgiveness needed.

Thanks to the generous support of our audiences and the UK Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund, we’re able to guarantee that over 50% of the value of your ticket for any Plays On Film production will go directly to the artists and companies involved at this difficult time for freelancers across the entertainment industry.

“It’s entirely possible you’ve written me off since the day I put on my Repeal the 8th jumper and aren’t even listening now because of the way I voted. Both times. Sorry about that. Actually no. I’m sorry, God, I’m not sorry"

Following critically-acclaimed runs at the Theatre Upstairs in Dublin and VAULT Festival, Minerva Productions are proud to present Sacrament as part of the King’s Head Theatre’s digital on demand season, Plays On Film.

In a small University town in the UK in the early 2010s, before Repeal the 8th, Queer Eye and same-sex marriage, Avicii is playing on full volume, vodka cranberry is flowing and a young Irish Catholic woman starts to question her sexuality.

The Church, the Bible and her Auntie Deidre might all agree that ‘man and woman were made for each other,’ but her openly lesbian mate Sophie sets her pulse racing, throwing her relationship with faith, family and the future into jeopardy. 

Filmed in high definition by the award-winning Shoot Media, this powerful, funny and thought provoking monologue asks whether it’s possible to reconcile a religious upbringing with finding sexual empowerment as a young woman in the 21st century.

Available to watch on demand via our new streaming service, KHTV, from Thursday 22 April 2021.

Trigger Warning: This production contains scenes of sexual violence.

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ABOUT PLAYS ON FILM

ABOUT KHTV

CAST & CREATIVES

Writer & Performer Leigh Douglas

Director Fiona Kingwill

Movement Director Amy Warren

Lighting Designer Timothy Kelly

Producer Heather Lai

Ticket Price

£10 - £18

WHEN

Booking a ticket will allow you to stream the show on demand from 22 April - 12 May

WHERE

Online

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REVIEWS

★★★★ "Left me utterly mesmerised...it ended with me smiling from ear to ear at just what a revelation it was. Bravo Leigh Douglas, bravo" Everything Theatre

★★★★ "Draws you in and offers a truly moving resolution...truly remarkable" London Pub Theatres

“Evokes comparisons to A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing” Sunday Business Post

“Douglas captivates in a poignant tale of catholic repression” Sunday Business Post

“Douglas undoubtedly has talent” No More Workhorse

“This play will resonate with anyone who has ever struggled with their own sense of identity, irrespective of sexuality” EILE Magazine

“A tour de force of a performance” Midnight Murphy


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