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Corcadorca Theatre Company


  • Description


    n. 1. Dimly-lit districk of Cork City (from Irish, Corcaigh Dorcha: Dark Cork). 2. Pertaining to often disregarded topical issues.

    Established in 1991, Corcadorca is one of the country’s foremost theatre companies. Throughout the years, Corcadorca has pioneered the art of theatre performance in unusual venues and has carved out a unique place for itself in Irish theatre. Among the most memorable site specific productions are: The Trial of Jesus on Patricks Hill, A Midsummer Nights Dream in Fitzgeralds Park, the multi-stage The Merchant of Venice and Woyzeck at Irelands Naval Base in Haulbowline.

    In addition to its site-specific work, the company has also been committed to the development of new writing. Disco Pigs, written by Enda Walsh, was first produced by Corcadorca in 1995 and toured internationally in the late 90’s. The company has also commissioned and produced work from other Irish writers including Pat McCabe and Ray Scannell.

    Corcadorca also resource and run the Theatre Development Centre, a unique studio space dedicated to the development of professional theatre. Established in 2011 and housed in the Triskel Arts Centre, Corcadorca make the space available to theatre makers free of charge so they may write, work with actors, develop the technical aspects of a piece and have a supportive environment in which to create work for the stage.

  • Address

    Civic Trust House,50 Pope's Quay, Cork,Co. Cork






    + 353 (0)21 421 5142

    Artistic Director

    Pat Kiernan

    Company Manager

    Fin Flynn

New Irish Plays Produced By Corcadorca Theatre Company

Play Title Playwright
Amy the Vampire (& her Sister Martina) Gavin Quinn
Banshee Makers Ger Bourke
Bruen's Twist Eamonn Sweeney
Disco Pigs Enda Walsh
Hatch 22 Neil O'Sullivan
Last Beauty Spot Ger Bourke
Losing Steam Raymond Scannell
Misterman Enda Walsh
Mix it Up Raymond Scannell
Sacrifice at Easter Patrick McCabe

A creative collaboration between Pat Kiernan, Mel Mercier and Pat McCabe.

Snap Ger Bourke
The Big Yum Yum Patrick McCabe
The Ginger Ale Boy Enda Walsh
The play incorporates an original score for string quartet by Eoghan Horgan, and songs with words by Walsh and music by Eoghan Horgan.
The Same Enda Walsh
The Tallest Man in the World Ailís Ní Ríain
The Trial of Jesus Conal Creedon