UNGUARDED by Anthony Kinahan

Written & Performed by Anthony Kinahan

Directed by Anna Simpson

When a father’s world falls apart, he must battle through obstacles to ensure a future for him & his son. Love; Laughter; Loss & Families left behind: UNGUARDED is a touching, & often comedic, new drama - developed by Louth actor/theatre-maker Anthony Kinahan – that uses imaginative physicality, vocal versatility & song, to highlight the vulnerable position many LGBTQ+ & non-LGBTQ+ families find themselves in due to the lack of regulation of Surrogacy in Ireland.

Developed under the Droichead Arts Centre Artist in Association in 2021 (& with the support of the Arts Council of Ireland), this production is produced by Droichead and An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk.


Producer/Writer/Performer – Anthony Kinahan

Director/Sound Design - Anna Simpson

Lighting Design – Colin Doran

Videographer – Steven Larkin

‘Heartbreaking…but with the right amount of comic relief… I had great eyeliner on and it made me cry!’

Audience Member

‘An amazing play … An absolutely stellar performance, a beautiful, if heartbreaking at times story and the sheer stamina of acting, singing, movement & cinematic style on stage in his one-man show’

Audience Member

‘I can't remember the last time I was so moved by theatre. Too long.’

Audience Member

‘The poetry, movement & vocals were all beautiful and I was especially floored by how the dialogue between characters & the physical transitions were handled … Completely amazing’

Audience Member

‘Such an amazing piece of work. I wouldn't have blinked only for the tears streaming’

Audience Member

‘It was absolutely amazing, emotional and funny … Sensational’

Audience Member
Unguarded By Anthony Kinahan Promo Image Photographer Rob Fay