“Like oil lamps, we put them out the back — of our houses, of our minds.”
Eavan Boland – The Emigrant Irish
For centuries Great Britain has been home to a large Irish population. Green Curtain theatre was set up in 2011 to produce new work for this Irish community. We provide opportunities for writers, actors and directors drawn from, but not exclusively, the Irish diaspora in Great Britain.
Since our inception we have staged eleven new plays in Fringe Theatres and other venues around the London area. We have organised two play festivals and two ‘on site’ productions at Wandsworth Prison and the Palace of Westminster as well as a number of “Shows From the Songs” and evenings of new writing.
We run ‘writing competitions’ to encourage and give writers of varying experience the opportunity to write about their heritage with a view to performance. To date we have run competitions to encourage connections with history, art and Irish music.
‘The Rose of Tralee’ by Ethel Corduff
‘Bless This House’ by Hugh
‘The Fields of Athenry’ by Sinead Savage
‘Bi Thusa Mo Shuile’ by Crystal Baigent
‘Danny Boy’ by Daniel Kearney
‘Mheilte Cheann Dubhrann’ by Margaret Felton
Centenary of the Death of Terence MacSwiney- Lord Mayor of Cork , Brixton Prison 1920.
Our latest production : a piece of Lockdown Theatre called “The Woven Dream” was produced to mark this event. You can view it on this website and YouTube.