Inhouse Productions by An Grianán Theatre

An Grianán Theatre is distinctive amongst regional venues for its success as a theatre producer.

We have staged many full scale productions over the years including works by Brian Friel, Martin McDonagh and John B Keane. Creative partners to date have included Yew Tree Theatre Company, Cork Opera House, Pavilion Theatre, Civic Theatre and The Lyric, Belfast.

In addition we have undertaken a number of community arts projects including large scale productions of The Winter’s Tale, Thomas Kilroy’s The O’Neill and Brian Friel’s The Aristocrats which afforded local amateur and semi-professional performers the opportunity to work alongside theatre professionals.

On a more intimate scale we have facilitated smaller scale dramas performed by local theatre practioners. These have included Brian Friel’s Molly Sweeney and Bill C Davis’ Mass Appeal.

We have also taken a number of projects out into the local community delivering workshops and performances from performers such as Little John Nee and the team behind Bassam.

We are also active members of the NASC and NOMAD theatre networks, a collective of regional theatres active in promoting quality touring productions.

Pat McCabe’s Frank Pig Says Hello on tour 2015.
(left to right) Eleanor Methven as Maggie and Janet Moran as Rose in An Grianán Theatre’s 2002 production of Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa. Eleanor Methven won the Irish Times Irish Theatre Award for Best Actress for this production. Photo by Declan Doherty.All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Past In-house Productions

Bugsy Malone, 2020

An Grianán Youth Theatre in association with On Cue Academy
Play by Alan Parker
Words and Music by Paul Williams
By arrangement with Faber Music Ltd on behalf of Warner/Chappell Music Ltd
Directed by Nora Kavanagh
An immersive version of Alan Parker’s Read the Rest…

Shaking the Tale: The Winter’s Tale, 2019

An Grianán Theatre and Parrabbola in association with Earagail Arts Festival and Donegal County Arts Office
The Winter’s Tale
by William Shakespeare
July 2019
Directed by Philip Parr
Performance locations:
Ballymacool Town Park & An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny
Greencastle, Donegal & Magilligan, Derry/Londonderry.
Produced by An Grianán Theatre Read the Rest…

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, 2019

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
in a site specific version devised by the students of An Grianán Youth Theatre from the original novel by Lewis Carroll.
Performed at Glenveagh National Park, Sat 15 June 2019 for Cruinniú na nOg.
Set in the beautiful gardens Read the Rest…

The Songbirds, 2019

The Songbirds
2019 to present
Written and directed by Guy le Jeune
Cast: Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhridge and Valerie Bryce
The script for ‘The Songbirds’, an innovative piece of theatre developed by An Grianán Theatre, has been informed by interviews involving people living with Read the Rest…

The Experience of Being, 2019

The Experience of Being
Written and performed by Carol Moore
An empowering story of a woman who decides to take back control. It was produced by An Grianán Theatre for a national tour May 2019. A showcase of the production was performed at Read the Rest…

Pinocchio, 2018

December 2018
Featuring a cast of young actors (ranging from 12 to 21 years of age), our updated version of Pinocchio was set in a school with lots of colourful characters including magical mermaids, dancing crickets, Geppetto the woodwork teacher, the Read the Rest…

Manny Man Does the History of Ireland on Stage, 2018

Manny Man Does The History of Ireland On Stage
Based on the successful YouTube video and Book by John D Ruddy
An Grianán Theatre
Thur 19 & Fri 20 July 2018
The Village Green, Malin
Sat 21 & Sun 22 July 2018
First performed as a Read the Rest…

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, 2018

An Grianán Youth Theatre followed up their well received production of Blackadder Goes Forth with this thrilling and funny adaptation of Joan Aiken’s classic children’s novel, perfectly suited for family audiences.
Performance dates: 12 & 13 April 2018
Written By Joan Aiken
Adapted Read the Rest…

The Nutcracker, 2017

The Nutcracker
An Grianán Theatre in association with ZoNa Dance Co
A youth led production of the magical Christmas tale which added drama and dialogue while retaining all of the ballet version’s most famous dances.
12 to 16 December 2017
Adapted by Guy Le Read the Rest…

Shoot the Gear, 2017

A play by Guy Le Jeune, presented by An Grianán Theatre in association with the Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival
Shoot the Gear is Read the Rest…

Blackadder Goes Forth, 2017

An Grianán Youth Theatre
Presented by An Grianán Theatre in association with Earagail Arts Festival
Thurs 6 to Sat 8 July 2017
It’s 1917. Captain Edmund Blackadder finds himself deep in the trenches of World War 1 at the mercy of the patently Read the Rest…

The Catcher in the Rye, 2017

By J.D. Salinger, adapted for the stage by Murray Learmont, with additional scenes by Fergal Lonergan.
Presented by An Grianán Youth Theatre’s Advanced Class April 2017.
Holden Private – Jasper Kardos
Holden Public – Fergal Lonergan
Nurse 1 – Emory Ramsay
Nurse 2 – Orla Read the Rest…

The Delphi Dilemma, 2017

By Jonathan Caldicott
Presented by An Grianán Youth Theatre’s Intermediate Class April 2017.
Mr Teller – Adam Nee
Pauline – Maeve Foley
Rebecca – Alanna Sweeney
Fiona – Shannen Wilkin
Katie – Jade Ormond
Zara – Iga Blaszyk
Louise – Praise Adetuyi
Peter – Laura Foy
Gary – Louie Murphy
Adam Read the Rest…

Unified the Musical, 2016

An Grianán Theatre production in association with the Earagail Arts Festival
Thursday 21 to Saturday 23 July 2016
Written by Guy Le Jeune
Directed by David Grant
“Come along and sing along… a 1, 2, 3, 4… We’re the UNIFI plant, quality through pride, Read the Rest…

Fiesta, 2014, 2015

A play with music by Guy Le Jeune
Based on an original concept by Paul Brown, Director, Earagail Arts Festival.
Fiesta was a community theatre project originally commisioned for the 2014 Earagail Arts Festival as a co-production between  An Grianán Theatre, Earagail Read the Rest…

I Would Walk These Fields Again

I Would Walk These Fields Again
by Guy Le Jeune
Based on the life of Canon James McDyer of Glencolmcille.
October 2015
Beltaine Tour, May 2016
Featuring John D Ruddy and Louise Conaghan
Father James McDyer was born in Glenties in 1910. Ordained in Maynooth, he Read the Rest…

Frank Pig Says Hello, 2014, 2015

Produced by An Grianán Theatre
Written by Pat McCabe
Directed by David Grant
Patrick McBrearty
Stefan Dunbar
Frank Pig Says Hello is Pat McCabe’s stage version of his acclaimed novel The Butcher Boy. It is a poignant and provocative journey into the heart and mind Read the Rest…

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