Chris Glover in Catch Penny Twist 1990
Tinderbox Theatre Company is based in Belfast. Formed in 1988, it is one of Northern Ireland’s longest established and most respected independent theatre companies. Tinderbox is dedicated to new writing for the theatre, the playwrights who create it, and the artistic environment in which its work takes place.
Tinderbox produces two to three productions per year, carries out a range of initiatives to develop new writing for the theatre, and runs a year-round Outreach Programme in schools and communities across Northern Ireland.
The company performs in various venues in Belfast, and tours its productions across Ireland. Tinderbox has performed sell-out seasons in London and Edinburgh and recently performed at the Kennedy Centre in Washington DC. The company aims to develop a wider audience for new writing in the theatre, and has devised a number of initiatives in this area. See our Productions page.
The company employs a full time Dramaturg, the only post of its kind in Northern Ireland. The Dramaturg leads activities aimed specifically at the development of high quality new theatre writing, from responding to the scripts received by Tinderbox to supporting the work of professional playwrights under commission. See our Dramaturgy page.
Tinderbox has developed a highly acclaimed Outreach Programme, which offers workshops, training, participative projects, and tailor made resource packs to schools, community groups and individuals across the north of Ireland. The company also offers training and support for those interested in leading drama based workshops, in a variety of settings. See our Outreach page.
Maria Connolly and Miche Doherty in This Other City 2009
Tinderbox works alongside other companies to create a vibrant theatre culture that attracts and develops new talent and new audiences. The company is strongly committed to its local theatre community, prioritising employment opportunities for locally based actors, writers, directors, designers, stage managers, technicians, administrators and other theatre practitioners. Tinderbox is an Independent Theatre Council/British Actors Equity Approved Management and has charitable status.
Posted on 23 October 2013 in Dramaturgy
4 brand new 10 minute plays by
4 up-and-coming writing talents.
Join us for an evening of topical, witty and thought provoking short dramas at the MAC
Monday 11th November, 7 pm at the MAC Upstairs
Tickets are free but limited so please book in advance by phoning: (028) 9043 93 13
or e-mailing: email@example.com
For more details about the writers and the plays, click on this post.
Posted on 18 October 2013 in Productions
Click here to watch our teaser video for this unforgettable new play by David Ireland. Tickets available from http://themaclive.com/whats-on/summertime/…
Posted on 10 September 2013 in Productions
Following the successful rehearsed reading of SUMMERTIME at the Pick ‘n’ Mix Festival in June, Tinderbox will be presenting a full production of David Ireland‘s gripping new play at The MAC in November 2013.
Starring Victoria Armstrong, Richard Clements, Ivan Little & Ryan McParland, with designs by Alyson Cummins and Simon Bird, the show opens runs from 5th to 16th November. Click on PRODUCTIONS for further details.