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Irish Times Theatre Award Nominations!

Irish Times Theatre Awards Nominations!

Blue Raincoat Theatre Company has been nominated for a Judges Special Award for its imaginative restoration of the theatre of WB Yeats as part of its A Country Under Wave programme. Starring our very own Fiona McGeown, Nichola MacEvilly and John Carty.  Best of luck guys!
ANU show Pals: the Irish at Gallipoli, which starred Shane Whisker is also up for Best production and Best Lighting Design!
Wishing the best of luck to all the nominees, from all at Frontline Actors

Fiona McGeown in Blue Raincoat’s Playboy of the Western World

Fiona McGeown is starring as the Widow Quin in Blue Raincoat Theatre Companies national tour of Playboy of the Western World and has got some fantastic reviews for her performance.
The last few dates are this Saturday in Roscommon Arts Centre and Galways Town Hall Theatre from October 29th to 31st


Playboy of the Western World

**** “A fascinating Production” Peter Crawley – The Irish Times

“Stellar performances by much of the cast including Fiona McGeown, who was impossible to take your eyes off whenever she was onstage”  Martha Kearns – Sunday Business Post

“The shrewd Widow Quin played by the subtly superb Fiona McGeown” Chris McCormack – Musings in intermissions

“it is Fiona McGeown who steals the show with a staggering performance as Widow Quin” – Motley Magazine


Check out this fantastic review for The Only Jealousy of Emer

Congratulations to Blue Raincoat Theatre Company on their fantastic review for “The Only Jealousy of Emer”, featuring three of our members; Fiona McGeown, Nichola MacEvilly and John Carty.

“Emer’s only jealousy, then, in Fiona McGeown’s brilliant turn for Blue Raincoat..”
“there is something profound in McGeown’s dutiful performance..”
“complexly remorseful and hopeful in Nicola MacEvily’s clever performance…”

Read the full review here

The Only Jealousy of Emer

Nichola Mac Evilly, John Carty and Fiona McGeown appear in The Only Jealousy of Emer for Blue Raincoat Theatre Co until August 7th at The Factory Performance Space, Sligo.
The show, as part of the ‘Tread Softly Festival’ runs daily at 1.10pm with lunch provided from 12.30pm from The Sweet Beat Café.

Nichola MacEvilly, John Carty & Fiona McGeown appearing in At The Hawks Well

Nichola, John and Fiona are currently appearing in At The Hawks Well for Blue Raincoat Theatre Company at The Factory, Sligo.
The show directed by Niall Henry runs until July 17th. Tickets and more information can be found here

Between Trees and Water

Don’t miss Painted Bird’s production of Between Trees and Water at Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival.
This show directed by Fiona McGeown tells the story of Bridie Kirk, a woman who died in Cork City in 1939 as a result of an illegal abortion. Runs nightly at 7.30 until Sunday September 14th with 1pm matinees on Saturday and Sunday. For more information and booking click here

Frontline at the Fringe


Fiona McGeown

‘Between Trees and Water by Painted Bird Production’ 

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Using documentary material, witness statements, court depositions and newspaper articles relating to the case of Bridie Kirk, who died in Cork City in 1939 as a result of an illegal abortion, this play is about trying to find a way to tell a story that for 75 years has gone untold.

The project is the result of an ambitious collaboration between a cast of five performers, composer Tom Lane, designer Deirdre Dwyer, dramaturg Thomas Conway and director Fiona McGeown.
The show will run in offsite locations in both Cork, as part of the Everyman autumn season:

and in Dublin as part of the 2014 Tiger Dublin Fringe:

(Sept 9th – 14th @7:30pm, South Studios)


Danny Kehoe

 ‘Rhubarb Crumble’ by Ghost Train Willy

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‘There’s a fine line between failure and misery. Often, there’s no line at all. Just ask this second-rate children’s theatre company, whose members all fantasise about the lives they could have led had they not been held back by each other. Uncensored and irreverent – with a sprinkling of show-stopping tunes – these failed entertainers are brought to life just as they are gifted one last, desperate shot at success. This show is for fans of punchline-heavy comedy at breakneck speed, and anyone who has never followed their dream and wants to feel good about it.’

Bewleys Café Theatre

September 15th – 20th @8:30pm

€14  €12 con/ €11 preview

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John Doran

‘the centre of the universe’ (Show in a bag)



Hi, it’s your best friend John and I’d like you to join a cult. What’s this? Join a cult? The things with crazy people in them? What’s the cult? Who’s the leader? What do they believe? Am I not supposed to stay away from cults in general? I’m really not sure about this. Short answer, yes. They’re awful things. Demanding, isolating, costly and generally kind of dumb. Accept this one. This is a good cult. A cult you want to be in. Let me show you why.

Bewleys Café Theatre €13 / €10

September 9th, 11th & 17th @1pm

September 12th, 19th & 20th @6:15pm

September 14th @ 8:30pm

John is also directing/co-writing “Same Flood”



The doomsday prophecies were right. Good thing Noah had stocked up on tinned goods. The wrong man to survive the apocalypse is the only man left in Ireland. Watch him stagger and fumble through a global catastrophe, while attempting to deal with conspiracy and paranoia at a personal level. As he struggles with his own isolation, delusion and neurosis he attempts to define the great pandemic surrounding him and any other phenomenon’s that he happens to think of. With no one left to help him, what chance does he have?

★★★★ — Irish Theatre Magazine

 Smock Alley Theatre – Boys School

€14  €12 con/ €11 preview

September 6th @7pm & 7th – 12th @ 9:15pm


Anna Sheils McNamee

“A carved Soul” No Strings Attached – Directed by Anna Sheils McNamee



Ollie is a wooden puppet. But forget everything you know about puppets. Ollie is old. Ollie is tired. Ollie is grumpy. Ollie is irritable. Ollie is frustrated. Ollie does not give a shit. This is a story about stories that takes place in the void between memory and reality. This is puppetry like you have never seen it before. Ollie is brought to life by third generation puppeteer, Jason Lambert and movement specialist, Claire Walsh. The pair’s collaboration was forged in the Lambert Puppet Theatre and is taking shape for the first time at Tiger Dublin Fringe.

Smock Alley Theatre – Boys School

€14 €12 con/ €11 preview
September 13th @7pm & 14th – 17th @ 9:15pm



Fiona McGeown touring Losha

Fiona is currently on Tour with Irish Theatre Company Monkeyshine with their production Losha from 5th of April to the 30th of May.

For information on dates and venues of the tour see HERE

Fiona McGeown in The Bear

Don’t miss your last chance to see Fiona McGeown appearing in her own company ‘Painted Bird Productions’ staging of Anton Chekhov’s ‘The Bear’ as part of Kinsale Arts Festival today!
For more information click here

Fiona McGeown Directing for Text¦Messages at Project Arts centre

Fiona McGeown will direct a scene from Henry IV,part II as part of TEXT¦MESSAGES at The Project Arts Centre on the 26th and 27th April. The piece will also feature our very own Caitriona Ennis as Mistress Quickly and Neill Fleming as Pistol. Catch it this weekend at The Project. Tickets only €5