The New Irish Playbook 2020

This event has been postponed until a later date. More details on the re-arranged performances will follow soon. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at the box office on 01-6770014 or at info@smockalley.com.

The New Irish Playbook 2020 is a series of short original plays which is a showcase of the next generation of Irish writers, actors & directors all of which have never previously worked together before with a goal of building new working relationships and creating truly unique theatre.

Play on Words by Niall Carmody
Director: Kevin Michael Reed
Cast: Aoife Kelly & Savana Bartual Smyth

David Duchovny’s Sperm by Aisling Corristine
Director: Ronan Leahy
Cast: Mallory Adams & Conor Miley

Maybe, Baby by Treasa Nealon
Director: Niamh McGowan
Cast: Niamh Murphy & Kate Brosnan

In the Garden of the Engagement by Joe O’Neill
Director: Kathyann Murphy
Cast: Savana Bartual Smyth & Rory Corcoran

CAER by Kate Conboy-Fischer
Director: Chris Kelly
Cast: Cait Moloney & David Greene

About Little Shadow…

Little Shadow Theatre company has a bright history after debuting in the summer of 2015. Their first production Goodbye To Marie written by Joe O’Neill ran across Dublin (including a run at Smock Alley Theatre) and has since had an Irish Tour. The company also staged The New Irish Playbook 2016 in The Sean O’Casey Theatre & The New Irish Playbook 2017 in Smock Alley. Little Shadow has enjoyed success with performances of 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.

In 2018 Little Shadow toured Ireland and England with their production of The New Irish Playbook: Joe O’Neill which was a series of short plays written and Directed by Joe O’Neill which included performances in the Greater Manchester & Camden Fringe Festivals. Most recently Little Shadow Produced Bright Eyes by Joe O’Neill which ran for two weeks in Smock Alley Theatre.

★★★★ – ‘Short plays with great humour and extraordinary performances’ – Etcetera Theatre
★★★★ – North West End

Little Shadow have also produced 3 Comedy Short Films ‘Coming Out’, ‘Our Child’ & ‘Is it ever okay to be a xenophobe?’ which have collectively been viewed over 500,000 times across Facebook & Youtube


Running time : 120 mins.

Tickets €18 | €14 Student/OAP/Unwaged Concession | €12 Preview + Matinee
20 – 25 Apr 2020

– 8pm –
– 3pm on Sat 25th –

Boys’ School