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Zoë Seaton


Founder member and Artistic Director of Big Telly Theatre Company, Zoë trained at Kent University, Canterbury before returning to her native town of Portstewart in 1987. She has written and directed several plays for the company, and is creative consultant with Cahoots NI. Freelance directing includes work with Hull Truck Theatre Company, the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, Creation Theatre Company, Oxford and Tinderbox Theatre Company.

Company Jobs

Job Title Company
Artistic Director Big Telly Theatre Company


Play Title Playwright
The Picture of Dorian Gray Zoë Seaton Oscar Wilde


Play Title Playwright
Bog People Nicola McCartney Lucy Caldwell Francis Turnly Seamus Heaney Seamus Heaney Seamus Heaney

A series of short plays inspired by the following poems of Seamus Heaney 'The Tullund Man', 'Bogland', 'Bog Queen', 'Digging', 'Strange Fruit', 'Punishment', 'Kinship' and 'Field of Vision'.

Convictions Gary Mitchell Daragh Carville Marie Jones (1) Damian Gorman Martin Lynch Owen McCafferty Nicola McCartney
Convictions comprises seven short plays by seven different writers. The seven plays were (in alphabetical order): Male Toilets by Daragh Carville, Judge's Room by Damian Gorman, Court No. 2 by Marie Jones, Main Hall by Martin Lynch, Court No. 1 by Owen McCafferty, Jury Room by Nicola McCartney and Holding Cell by Gary Mitchell.
Crumbs! Devised and written by the Company.
Cuchulain: The Hound of Ulster Zoë Seaton Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney
Cuchulainn Zoë Seaton
Created with John Leslie.
Fish Zoë Seaton
I Can See The Sea Zoë Seaton Jill Holmes
McCool XXL Paul Boyd (2)
Melmoth the Wanderer Nicola McCartney Charles Maturin
A new adaptation of Charles Maturin's novel 'Melmoth the Wanderer' (1820).
Only Beelieve Dan Gordon
Plasticine Tina Patrick J. O'Reilly
Puckoon Vincent Higgins Spike Milligan
Based on the popular 1963 novel by Spike Milligan. Adapted by Vincent Higgins and devised by the company.
Red Riding Hood Paul Boyd (2)
Sinbad Zoë Seaton Paul Boyd (2)
The Blizzard Wizard Zoë Seaton Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney
The Haunting of Helena Blunden Paul Boyd (2) Bernie McGill
Inspired by an original concept 'the Ghostwatch at www.irelandseye.com'
The Little Mermaid Zoë Seaton Paul Boyd (2)
The Magic Hat Zoë Seaton Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney
The Picture of Dorian Gray Zoë Seaton Oscar Wilde
The Pursuit Of Diarmuid And Grainne Zoë Seaton Briana Corrigan Devised from an original script by Zoë Seaton and Briona Corrigan.
The Scarlet WWWeb Briana Corrigan Mary Kelly
The Thief Zoë Seaton Paul Boyd (2) Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney
The Weather Watchers Bernie McGill
To Hell With Faust Zoë Seaton

Artistic Director

Play Title Playwright
The Little Mermaid Zoë Seaton Paul Boyd (2)

Script Co-ordinator

Play Title Playwright
To Hell With Faust Zoë Seaton