About Us

“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.

CHECK OUT WAYS TO GET INVOLVED IN 2021

Click below for

Craic Across the Miles For A Winter’s Evening- a evening of theatre, song and poetry.  We are looking for performers and an audience

Looking Back  Across the Water an opportunity for writers.

Songs From The Heart – tell us why a particular Irish song means a lot to you.

 

 

 

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.

 

Listen to Green Curtain’s director Anne Curtis being interviewed by Marian Larragy from Camden Community Radio