News Archives: Productions

Tinderbox Announce Patrick O’Reilly as AD and Jen Shepherd as Producer

Posted on 20 May 2016 in Productions Uncategorized

Tinderbox Theatre Company is delighted to announce two new team members: Patrick J O’Reilly as Artistic Director and Jen Shepherd as Producer.

Patrick J O’Reilly has a proven and impressive track record as a director, writer and performer both internationally ...


Posted on 19 May 2016 in Productions Tinderbox Theatre Company is delighted to announce Patrick J O’Reilly's first innovative production as Artistic Director of Northern Ireland’s premier company for new work. IGNITION is a fast paced ambitious theatre making project, not for the faint hearted. Tinderbox has invited 4 performers to collaborate, innovate and create a new ground breaking piece of work in five days. IGNITION celebrates the passion, the agility and the professionalism in Northern Irish theatre. Performances: 17th and 18th June 2016 at 7.30 pm

Tinderbox is recruiting!

Posted on 15 April 2016 in Productions Tinderbox Theatre Company is looking for an Artistic Director and a Producer to work with the existing team and take the company into a new era. Both posts will be offered on a 0.6 contract (three-day week) that we will seek to augment with successful project funding. For more details and how to get an application pack, please click on this post. Closing date for completed applications: Friday 29th April

All Through The House – Director’s Blog

Posted on 18 November 2015 in Productions

“And finally the festive season is upon us…

Reindeer hats and festive crackers, secrets and explosive revelations, burnt Christmas dinners and illicit relationships, family feuds fuelled by alcohol and SingStar is just a little taste of what Tinderbox Theatre Company ...

All Through The House – an Alternative Christmas show from Tinderbox

Posted on 23 October 2015 in Productions On the back of its roaring success at the 2014 Pick n Mix festival, Tinderbox is delighted to present ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE by Judith King. This riotously funny comedy about a ‘normal’ Belfast family doing Christmas - but not as we know it – has a stellar cast: Mary Jordan, Stephen Beggs, Victoria Armstrong, Maria Connolly, Bernadette Brown and Shaun Blaney. The show is directed by Patrick J O’Reilly and runs at the Crescent Arts Centre from December the 4th.

New Era At Tinderbox

Posted on 8 September 2015 in Productions


After 12 successful years dedicated to the development and production of new Northern Irish writing, Artistic Director Mick Duke and General Manager Kerry Woods, two of Belfast’s most experienced and respected theatre professionals, are moving on....

Tinderbox responds to Arts Council Cuts

Posted on 25 March 2015 in Productions Tinderbox has recently received a cut to our Arts Council funding of 44%. A full statement from the company can be read below:

LALLY THE SCUT by Abbie Spallen

Posted on 28 January 2015 in Productions

Tinderbox is very excited to announce that our next show will be LALLY THE SCUT by Abbie Spallen, which we will be producing Downstairs at the MAC from 14th April to 2nd May. Click here for more details....

UNHOME by Jimmy McAleavey

Posted on 3 September 2014 in Productions We are very excited to be producing Jimmy McAleavey's latest play UNHOME at the MAC in November. This gripping and often disturbing exploration of family, love and our most intimate fears, will open Upstairs at the MAC on Tuesday 11th November and run until Saturday 22nd November.

Lally the Nyuck

Posted on 21 March 2014 in Productions The Tinderbox team is delighted to be starting work on Abbie Spallen’s new play Lally the Nyuck on 24th March. We will be welcoming Nika McGuigan, Carol Moore, Miche Doherty, Paul Mallon, Michael Condron, Mary Moulds, Tara Lynne O’Neill, Richard Clements, Alan McKee, Ivan Little, Ian Beattie and Gerard McCabe to a week-long development and rehearsed reading of Abbie’s epic and hugely original play. Abbie Spallen has recently been honoured with an Arts Council of Northern Ireland Major Individual Artist Award