From Socialist Voice, January 2011

Theatre

Another year at the New Theatre


Anthony Fox and myself and all our team at the New Theatre have seen yet another year out with great satisfaction. We have kept the beautiful 66-seat theatre open all the year round, not only staging our own productions but hiring out the theatre to visiting companies from all parts of Dublin, Ireland, and abroad, and the fringe festival, Dublin Theatre Festival, and the Absolut Gay Theatre Festival.
     All companies remark how much they love the theatre space and our team: Jane, Róisín, Cathy, Shane, Leanne, et al.
     But what is really important is what we, the New Theatre, produced ourselves. In the annual new writing week we had Chaos Theory by Róisín Coyle, directed by Yvonne Ussher, and Spider by Arthur Sheridan, directed by Anthony Fox. Then we presented the first production for thirty years of Brendan Behan’s The Quare Fellow, which ran for eight weeks to packed houses and then toured around Dublin.
     This was followed by the world premiere of Reunion by Fred Uhlman, adapted for the stage by Ronan Wilmot and featuring a truly powerful performance by Daniel Reardon. There is a strong possibility that this show will transfer to New York in 2011.
     Thank you for all your support in 2010. Venceremos!
[RJW]

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