Little Shadow Theatre Company are giving some of the best up and coming writers, directors and actors a chance to showcase the immense talent this country has in this entirely originally collection of short plays.
About the company…
Little Shadow Theatre company has a bright history after debuting in the summer of 2015. Our first production "Goodbye To Marie" written by Joe O’Neill ran across Dublin (including Smock Alley) and has since had an Irish Tour. Little Shadow Theatre Company also had The New Irish Playbook 2016 staged in The Sean O'Casey Theatre. Most recently Little Shadow has staged "Franner & Joey" and "The Boy with the Halogen Hair" by Eddie Naughton in the Teachers Club and Venom so Sweet by Roger Gregg in Theatre Upstairs.
Smock Alley was the first Theatre Royal built in Dublin. John Ogilby opened it in 1662 as part of the Restoration of the British monarchy and King Charles II in 1660, along with the London’s Drury Lane (1662) and the Lincoln’s Inn Fields (1661). It was the first custom-built theatre in the city and still remains in substantially the same form, making it one of the most important sites in European theatre history. Smock Alley Temple Bar Theatre was the first theatre outside London to receive the title of Theatre Royal, but because it had been built on land reclaimed from the Liffey, the building was unstable and the gallery collapsed twice; it was rebuilt in 1735.