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Focus Theatre


  • Description


  • History

    The Focus Theatre was founded in 1963 by the late Deirdre O'Connell. At the centre of the theatre’s work was the Stanislavski Studio; where actors and directors trained in the theatrical theory and techniques of Constantin Stanislavski. Focus Theatre also had a commitment to exploring contemporary international theatre practice.

    The Company's artistic policy was to present the best of contemporary world drama, to develop new plays, to produce world classics and to bring the theatre’s work to as wide an audience as possible. Focus Theatre had a particular emphasis on theatre that explored the human condition through the craft of the actor.

  • Address

    6 Pembroke Place,off Pembroke Street,Dublin 2

    Artistic Director

    Joe Devlin

New Irish Plays Produced By Focus Theatre

Play Title Playwright
A Close Shave with the Devil Ena May
Absent Comrades Bill Murphy
Alice In Wonderland Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy Lewis Carroll
An adaptation of the original novel by Lewis Carroll.
Another Day Tom O'Neill
Bankers Brian McAvera
Blind Salad Jimmy Brennan
Cement Tony Cafferky
Contrivance Tony Browne
Corporation Flat Tony Cafferky
Curigh The Shape Shifter Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy
Daughters Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy
Day of the Mayfly Declan Burke-Kennedy
Death Of A Dog Gerry O'Malley
Diary of a Madman Tim McDonnell Nikolai Gogol
Adapted from Nikolai Gogol.
Flotsam Joe Taylor
Francis and Frances Brian McAvera
Griswold Arnold Thomas Fanning
Healing The Dead Johnny Hanrahan
Him and Her Lorcan Roche
Hollywood Valhalla Aidan Harney
Hoods Declan Burke-Kennedy
Jack's Too Open Paula Clamp
Jumble Sale Robert Emmet Meagher
Legends Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy William Butler Yeats
Adapted from 'Tadgh O Cathan and the Corpse' by W.B. Yeats, literally translated from the Irish by Douglas Hyde and from 'The Legend of Knockgrafton' by T. Crofton Croker.
Mirror, Mirror Lee Gallagher
Morning Andy Hinds
Out of the Beehive Ena May
Personal Ad Paul Ryan
Potatoes Tony Cafferky
She's Your Mother Too, You Know! Ena May
Slaughterhouse Swan Elizabeth Moynihan
Small Box Psychosis Barry McKinley
Stop the Tempo Paul Meade Gianina Carbunariu
The Golden Goose Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy
The Hen Night Epiphany Jimmy Murphy
The New York Monologues Mike Poblete
The Trespasser Declan Burke-Kennedy
The Wind that Shook the Barley Declan Burke-Kennedy
Tillsonburg Malachy McKenna
Time's Up Patrick McCabe Carmel Winters
Trade Me A Dream Lindsay Jane Sedgwick
Walnuts Remind Me of My Mother Elizabeth Moynihan