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Martin Lynch


From Belfast, Martin Lynch has written extensively for radio, film, TV and the stage. He began his writing career in 1976 with the Fellowship Community Theatre at Turf Lodge, West Belfast. Since 1980, he has worked as a professional playwright and has written plays for the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, Arts Theatre, Belfast, Charabanc Theatre Company, Belfast, and for the Abbey Theatre. Lynch's plays have been performed throughout Ireland and in the UK, Europe and the USA. Lynch wrote the groundbreaking community play, The Stone Chair (not listed), in 1979 and co-wrote (with Marie Jones and the Company) the hugely successful The Wedding Community Play (not listed) in 2000. Lynch has been co-ordinator of the Northern Ireland Community Arts Forum since 1998 and is a leading advocate for the community arts in Northern Ireland.

Company Jobs

Job Title Company
Artistic Director Green Shoot Productions


Play Title Playwright
Paisley and Me Ron Hutchinson
Rinty Martin Lynch