Night Shift for Stephen & Geraldine

Congrats to Stephen Tadgh and Geraldine McAlinden cast in Emily Foran’s Night Shift as part of Smock Alley Scene and Heard Festival.



Naomi Elster

“What the fuck do we do now?”
Kate’s attempts to confront her husband’s ‘problem’ go hilariously wrong. But the others in her all-night café have darker secrets, bigger problems. A daughter on the run. A brother and sister in search of escape. Their personal dramas are about to boil over…

Night Shift is a comedy (black, 2 sugars) that asks: how well do we really know those we know best?

Written by: Naomi Elster
Directed by: Emily Foran
Produced by: Liam Hallahan

Get your tickets HERE


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Welcome John Morton



Frontline are delighted to welcome John Morton, our newest member to the FL team. A versatile and talented actor, and also a writer, filmmaker and founding member of Devious Theatre to boot. We couldn’t be happier to have him onboard. Check out John’s page here.


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Thorny Island

Frontliner Stephen Tadgh on set yesterday shooting a screen adaptation of Sarah Binchy’s ‘Thorny Island’.

Directed by fellow Frontliner Geraldine Mc Alinden, Thorny Island sees a young pair having to travel to the UK while trying to untangle one of the biggest decisions of their lives.


Geraldine McAlinden in the Secret Scripture hits Toronto

The hidden memoir of an elderly woman confined to a mental hospital reveals the history of her passionate yet tortured life, and of the religious and political upheavals in Ireland during the 1920s and ’30s.

The Secret Scripture will be screening at the Toronto Film Festival 2016


Geraldine McAlinden in Angels in the Park II

Angels in the Park II is a powerful, funny and inspiring series of 10-minute plays, by emerging Irish writing talent. This month we team up again with Dublin City Council to bring FREE Performances to Dublin audiences to three parks across the city and suburbs!

Our four beautifully crafted tiny plays, which were carefully selected from a large number of submissions, explore themes of mortality, family and the human need to connect. A promenade performance, the show will go on rain or shine, so pack your brolly, and a picnic rug or portable chair! Parental Guidance.

Venue: St Patrick’s Park, Dublin 8.
Time: 1.10pm & 5.30pm sharp..
Meeting Point: The central fountain in the park.
Duration: 50 Minutes.
Free event. Sponsored by Dublin City Council. No Booking Required.

Our Plays Include:

The University of Grief by Shane Connolly
Breeze and Onion Crisps by Sharon McCoy
Forgiveness by Owen Fitzpatrick
Food of Love by Lorna Kelly Dalton


Charleigh Bailey
Muireann D’Arcy
Rob Harrington
Michael Heavey
Geraldine McAlinden
Des Nealon
Joe Purcell


Tom Moran’s new writing hits the New Theatre – The Belly Button Girl

A young man struggles to find his way through the hectic maze of young adulthood when a serious accident becomes the catalyst of a turbulent year falling in, and out of, love with The Belly Button Girl.

Along the way we meet ‘Samuca Lady’, ‘Miguel from Longford’, ‘Cousin Sharon’, ‘Lazy-Eyed Niamh’ and ‘The Massive Lad’. One year on we reflect on whether one can maintain the fulfilment they found in someone else, but do so, by themselves.

“And I wondered what it would be like if we bought a house together? And what it would be like if we had a child together? And what it would be like if she died first?”

Running from the 23-27 of August in Temple Bar’s The New Theatre, at 7.30pm. Tickets are ON SALE NOW!


Deirdre Monaghan in Smock Alley’s Pygmalion

Don’t miss out Deirdre Monaghan’s beautiful performance in this re-imagining of Shaw’s Pygmalion.

Directed by Liam Halligan this hilarious classic of world literature is a satirical take on society’s notions of class, money and the struggle for personal independence.

The contemporary themes of feminism and gender prove that Shaw, one of Ireland’s Nobel Laureates, was light-years ahead of his time.

2 Aug – 3 Sep | 2:30pm + 7:30pm | Main Space | NO SHOWS ON MONDAYS



Fiona McGeown in ‘Losha’

‘Fiona McGeown is playing to sell out houses in ‘Losha’ at On The Edge festival in Birmingham this week. Monkeyshine’s beautiful one woman show has two more performances at the world theatre festival fro young audiences


Tender Napalm Review – ★★★★

Read this great review for client Stephen Tadgh’s ‘Tender Napalm”. Currently in its final week in Smock Alley Theatre, running every night at 8pm

‘…moments of borderline gymnastics from Tadgh’


Nichola MacEvilly in the Abbey Theatre

Nichola MacEvilly has begun rehearsals for Tom Murphy’s THE WAKE in the Abbey Theatre directed by Annabelle Comyn. From June 28th to July 20th