Confirmation

Theatre (music, lgbt)

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Description

This is not a story about the status quo. This is a story about making a change. Xnthony was 12 when he made his confirmation. He was 26 when his home town voted against Ireland's marriage equality referendum. Gig meets theatre in a moving and hilarious look at how a vote can change the way we view ourselves. Direct from a sell-out run at the Dublin Fringe Festival, this is a poignant pop concert from an award-winning company exploring the relationships we have with the places we call home and the stories they hold. 'Captivating' ***** (TheReviewsHub.com).

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  • Audio enhancement system
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Main queue beside spiral staircase. Lift access via lift at rear of bar — this is at the rear of the venue. Ask staff for assistance. Also applicable for Brooke’s Club.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Kindall Goble 28 days ago

First, thank god a lead BARITONE.
Second, growing up as a budding gay kid in end of the century Ireland sounds like it was for me in early 1960s USA; a tough row to hoe.
Entertaining and informative, Confirmation is an original take on the adventure of coming to grips with gayhood in a less than supportive neighbourhood.
He met the audience at the door after the performance still in character; slightly disappointing not to meet the real person.
Definitely worth seeing.

David Ferguson 31 days ago

It is rare that I will go twice to a show but this one merited a return visit and I was not disappointed second time around. Good theatre takes its audience on a journey. This was a rollercoaster ride! Xnthony has a warm and engaging quality, at times conversational with his audience and this sense of 'personal' befits the more intimate space the show occupies.
Add in a great pop score beautifully delivered and some evocative choreography and this is theatre at its magical best. Never have I had such fun on a bog!

Mary O’Doherty 32 days ago

Xanthony is a gorgeous performer. Story telling and songs are ❤️ - a lovely take on the old style of Irish story telling. Highly recommend! *****

Sean Davis 39 days ago

Confirmation (***)
A winning young, gay man tells of how growing up in the most conservative part of Ireland affected his life and his belief in his own magic. His innocent belief in his ability to change the world sets this apart from other Fringe autobiographies. Nonetheless, as the glitzy finale confirms, the show conforms to the Fringe stereotype of a person who thinks they are more talented than they are.

This was the th most enjoyable of the 48 shows I have seen so far this year. You may see my other three-sentence reviews, in order from most enjoyable to worst, at my non-commercial website: www.fringefan.com.

Pep Martin 40 days ago

A most enjoyable show. Beautiful voice. Very engaging and talented. A gem.

Timothy Martin 40 days ago

Saw this performance today - was not sure what to expect but was completely enthralled by the skills of this man. Amazing story telling with a mix of narration, song and dance.
What a voice!


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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 18 days ago

Anthony as his parents know him and Xnthony as his audiences know him grew up in Roscommon in rural Ireland in the only county in the country that voted against the legalising of gay marriage. He knew he had special powers that could make people disappear but by the age...

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Musical Theatre Review (3/5 stars) 31 days ago

His voice is crystal clear and an absolute joy to listen to. I am watching with interest to see where Xnthony takes us next.

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ScotsGay (3/5 stars) 32 days ago

This is a performance by Anthony Keigher AKA Xnthony who hails from Roscommon in the Irish Republic, the only area in the Republic to vote against marriage equality in the 2014 referendum. Xnthony tells us about his Catholic upbringing, and the process of being confirmed in that religion, but of...

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To Do List (4.5/5 stars) 34 days ago

A spectacularly executed Bowie-esque pop memoir.Xnthony – aka Anthony Keigher – channels John Grant, Anohni and Erasure to give an emotive disco of despair and defiance.The performance-maker’s mesmerising hour illuminates hidden queer histories, including coming to terms with attitudes in his hometown Roscommon in Ireland, which voted against same-sex marriage...

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UK Theatre Web (3/5 stars) 34 days ago

Another story of a gay boy growing up, this time escaping from Ireland. Anthony Keigher tells of his life before and after getting to London in script and song.

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Culture Fix (3/5 stars) 37 days ago

Confirmation is an interesting piece exploring our relationship with home, personal growth and self-expression. Basing this around the Irish Marriage Equality vote allows for Xnthony to showcase an engaging LGBT perspective on these themes.

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Arthur's Seat (3.5/5 stars) 37 days ago

BLURRING LINES BETWEEN GIG-THEATRE AND CABARET, XNTHONY’S CONFIRMATION IS A WELL-PERFORMED AND WORTHY REFLECTION ON GROWING UP ‘DIFFERENT’ – WHEN YOU DON’T NECESSARILY KNOW WHAT MAKES YOU SO.

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 40 days ago

Part-biographical, part-political, part-musical, part-magical. Xanthony (Aka Anthony Keigher) brings his popular Dublin Fringe show Confirmation to this year's Edinburgh Festival. Xanthony shines throughout with his incredible charisma but the music, composed by Saly ó Dúnlaing, as well as other aspects of the show are extremely hit or miss.Confirmation focuses on...

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