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The Arts Council Playography Na Gaeilge


Cork Theatre Company


  • Description

    Cork Theatre Company was founded in 1980 by Emilie FitzGibbon, Ger FitzGibbon, Gerry Barnes and Fred Williams among others. The company originally presented an annual summer season. In 1982 the company leased the Ivernia Theatre, Grand Parade, Cork, where most of its productions were shown. During its existence the company presented new Irish plays, both full-length and one-act, classic texts and new adaptations. Its theatre-in-education work has been continued by Graffiti Theatre Company, who evolved out the group.

New Irish Plays Produced By Cork Theatre Company

Play Title Playwright
A Rage to be Free Fred Williams
Harrowed Land Emelie FitzGibbon
Adapted from John Montague's 'The Rough Field'.
Peer Gynt Declan Burke-Kennedy Henrik Ibsen
Adapted from Ibsen's original.
Siobhan Ger FitzGibbon
Thackeray's Irish Sketchbook Gerry Barnes
The Man who stole from Adolf Hitler Tony Browne
Women in Arms Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy
Adapted from the epic poem Tain Bo Cuailgne.