Quartered: Belfast, A Love Story

Quartered: Belfast, A Love Story

World Premiere 10th – 19th November 2017 | Belfast | Presented as part of Outburst Queer Arts Festival 2017. Quartered is back by popular demand as a socially distanced performace outside, on the third Saturday of every month from August 2020.


COVID-19 safety measures. We will not be able to provide headphones so it is essential that you bring your own. Safe social distancing measures and hygiene protocols will be in place. MP3 players will be sanitised thoroughly between performances and stored in individual containers. If you feel unwell please do not attend; send us an email and you will be reimbursed

Cast & Crew

Playwright: Dominic Montague

Director: Paula McFetridge

Narrator: Neil Keery

Audio mastering: Cormac O’Kane at RedBox Recording Studio

Stage manager: Fionnuala Kennedy

Producers: Dominic Montague and Kathy Young

“a genuine reflection of the realities of queer individuals living in a post-Troubles Belfast”


Quartered: Belfast, A Love Story is a promenade audio theatre journey that explores the idea of queer space and queer experiences of space in Belfast city centre. It is an interrogation of the relationship between Belfast and its LGBTQ+ citizens, illuminating how different communities experience spaces in different ways and how we each have our own unique relationship with the city we share. 

“This is both an individual, and sadly, a universal story which penetrates deep into the consciousness. It remains lodged there as the days slip away, whispering, niggling, nudging a closer awareness of the streets, murals and buildings that one would unthinkingly have passed by”


Developed in partnership with Outburst Queer Arts Festival.

Nominated for the 2018 Belfast Pride Award – Event of the Year

Funny, poignant and deeply human Quartered: Belfast, A Love Story
lets you see the city from a different perspective, making familiar streets seem brand new, allowing you to experience another side to Belfast. Exploring the LGBTQ+ experience of Belfast, it opens a new conversation about how gender and sexuality inform and shape how we move through our city, and how our city moves through us.

Show lasts approx. 1 hour and begins at the Dark Horse, Hill Street, ending at the Sunflower, Union Street.

‘I found Quartered to be a moving piece of promenade theatre, forcing me to look up from my own horizons to see Belfast as t he canvass, the set, and listen to someone else’s story… a triumph’