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Gerry Barnes


Gerry Barnes is one of Ireland’s most innovative and influential theatre producers. He has established his own production and promotions company after more than 30 years working in theatre in Cork city. Gerry was Executive Director of the Cork Opera House from 1989 to 2010, during a major expansion of its artistic programme and an extensive refurbishment of the 1,000 seat House. Gerry also established the Cork Midsummer Arts Festival in 1996, Cork Theatre Company in 1980 and, most recently, Gerry was the Artistic Director of the Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick, from 2011 to 2013. Gerry is the Executive Producer of Decadent Theatre Company.

Company Jobs

Job Title Company
Executive Producer Decadent Theatre Company

Playwriting Credits

Play Title Playwright
Thackeray's Irish Sketchbook Gerry Barnes


Play Title Playwright
Thackeray's Irish Sketchbook Gerry Barnes


Play Title Playwright
The Trial of Esther Waters Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy George Moore
Adapted from the original novel by George Moore.


Play Title Playwright
Women in Arms Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy
Adapted from the epic poem Tain Bo Cuailgne.