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‘Olympia’ Playwright featured in The Examiner

Lauren-Shannon Jones, our current Writer-in-residence and author of Olympia opening this week, is the subject of the first of Chris O’Rourke’s Youngbloods series in The Examiner which will profile emerging artists and companies. Lauren, “a writer of fierce intelligence and passionate intensity”, talks about the upcoming production, her past projects, and her working relationship with […]

Director and Writer In Residence

The New Theatre is proud to announce our first Director/Writer Team in residence: Nora Kelly Lester & Lauren Shannon Jones. Nora and Lauren were the Director/Writer team behind the very successful THE ASSASSINATION OF BRIAN BORU which played The New Theatre and also toured Nationally in 2014/15. They also worked together in 2013, on Grow […]

Casting Call!

CASTING CALL FOR NEW PLAY Snake Eaters, by well known playwright Stewart Roche, directed by Caroline FitzGerald, is a play about violence, love, and the scars that you cannot see. It runs in The New Theatre from Nov 30th – Dec 19th. About the Play Hillis, a US Marine, returns home from a disastrous tour […]

Audition notice

PYGMANKENSTEIN are holding auditions for their new show, Olympia, running in The New Theatre from the 12th-24th of October. We are looking for: -Two female actors, early to mid 20s -One female actor, 40’s-50’s -Two male actors, early to mid 20’s (Strong movement skills preferred) Please send your CV and headshot to pygmankenstein@gmail.com before Wednesday […]

RIP Richie Ryan

The New Theatre’s national and international touring shows of ‘A Portrait of The Artist as a Young Man’ by James Joyce and ‘The Assassination of Brian Boru’ by Lauren Shannon Jones were made possible by the great Richard Ryan. He taught me about the possibilities of touring and increasing the brand of our small theatre […]

A Portrait goes to Wales

With Brian Boru still on the road until the middle of May, and Madame de Markievicz playing to full houses until the end of the week, we have yet another beautiful production to offer. Having travelled the four corners of Ireland, hopped over to Paris last summer, and delighted audiences and critics everywhere it went, […]

Brian Boru goes ON TOUR

Lauren Shannon Jones’ play is going on the road after 2 very popular runs here in 2014. Did you miss it then? Or maybe you’d like to see it again. Well here’s where you can catch it over the next few weeks: Sun 12th April – MILLBANK THEATRE, Rush – (01)8437475 Mon 13th April – […]

We’re Hiring!

FRONT-OF-HOUSE MANAGER REQUIRED . The Front-of-House Manager is at the heart of The New Theatre, crucially as the point of contact for patrons and for the incoming companies that we welcome throughout the year. Reporting to the Theatre Manager, the FOH Manager’s key responsibilities are: To ensure the smooth and effective running of the theatre […]

A strong start to 2015

We began the new year with Fireplay by Cyclamen Productions (5th – 10th Jan) – a brilliant piece of new theatre from a young, up and coming company. ‘Beautifully measured… a golden connection with the audience is truly felt.’ – Musings in Intermissions Then we saw The Puffin’s Nest (12th – 24th Jan), a new […]

Submissions open for directors interested in directing a rehearsed reading

Submissions open for directors interested in directing a rehearsed reading of ‘Fast Falls the Eventide’, a new play by Eoin McShane. ‘Fast Falls the Eventide’ follows four boys – Macker, Quinner, Rob and Dan- as they meet in Dublin airport to embark on a J1 to San Diego. Although nominally ‘best friends’, the lads have […]

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