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The Arts Council Playography Na Gaeilge


Ben Hennessy


Ben was Artistic Director and a founder member of Red Kettle Theatre Company. He has designed sets for over 70 plays for the company. Ben also directed several plays, and he wrote and directed 'Climb' (with Eoin Lynch). He has written 13 plays for children, many of them with Liam Meagher. Ben continues to work as a painter and his work is included in many private and public collections.

Company Jobs

Job Title Company
Artistic Director Red Kettle Theatre Company

Playwriting Credits

Play Title Playwright
Boy Soldier Ben Hennessy
Climb Ben Hennessy


Play Title Playwright
Glory Be to the Father Conal Creedon
Hummin' Tony Guerin

Poster Image

Play Title Playwright
The Castlecomer Jukebox Jimmy Murphy

Set Construction

Play Title Playwright
The Gods are Angry, Miss Kerr Jim Nolan