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BOOK Enda Walsh
Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová
SOUND DESIGN Clive Goodwin
Steven Hoggett 
John Tiffany

Jennifer Rooney
Cathal Synnott
Rosalind Coombes
Lynette Mauro
Stuart Porter
Andrew Graham
Monica Ennis
Maureen Hughes

ENDA WALSH (Playwright)
Enda Walsh is a multi-award-winning Irish playwright. His work has been translated into over 20 languages and has been performed internationally since 1998.

His recent plays include A Girl’s Bedroom for Galway International Arts Festival 2015 ; an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Twits for The Royal Court;  Ballyturk, produced by Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival (Galway, Dublin, Cork and London, 2014); Room 303, shown at the Galway International Arts Festival (2014); Misterman, produced by Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival in Ireland, London and New York (2011-2012); and several plays for Druid Theatre Company, including Penelope, which has been presented in Ireland, America and London, from 2010–2011, The New Electric Ballroom, which played Ireland, Australia, Edinburgh, London, New York and LA from 2008-2009, and The Walworth Farce, which played Ireland, Edinburgh, London and New York, as well as an American and Australian tour, from 2007-2010.  He won a Tony Award for writing the book for the musical Once in 2012, which played for three years on Broadway, two years in the West End and is now touring worldwide.  His other plays include Delirium (Theatre O/Barbican), which played Dublin and a British tour in 2008; Chatroom (National Theatre), which played at the NT and on tour in Britain and Asia (2006-2007); and The Small Things (Paines Plough), which played London and Galway International Arts Festival (2005). His early plays include Bedbound (Dublin Theatre Festival) and Disco Pigs (Corcadorca). His film work includes Disco Pigs (Temple Films/Renaissance) and Hunger (Blast/FILM4).  In 2013 Enda received an Honorary Doctorate from NUI Galway.

GLEN HANSARD (Music and Lyrics)
Film: The Commitments and Once. Albums: Rhythm and Repose, Strict Joy, the soundtrack of Once (Academy Award for Best Original Song, ‘Falling Slowly’  Olivier award for ‘Outstanding musical contribution’), The Swell Season, The Cost, Burn the Maps, Set List, For the Birds, Dance the Devil, Fitzcarraldo and Another Love Song. Glen is currently writing material for a new album due out in 2015.

MARKÉTA IRGLOVÁ (Music and Lyrics)
Film: Once. Albums: The Swell Season, the soundtrack of Once (Academy Award for Best Original Song, ‘Falling Slowly’, Olivier award for Outstanding Musical Contribution), Strict Joy, Anar and Muna.  Markéta is currently writing songs for her third solo album and due to have her second baby in Iceland.

JOHN CARNEY (Writer and Director of the Film, Once)
John is a Dublin based writer–director who came to the world’s attention following the box-office hit and critically acclaimed musical feature film Once, which garnered multiple Independent Spirit, Sundance, Raindance awards and an Academy Award. Previously, John had been a bassist in the Irish rock band the Frames, where he met Glen Hansard. These musical roots continue to be evident in John’s work with his latest film Begin Again released in the summer of 2014 starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and Hailee Steinfeld. He is currently in production on his next film Sing Street and is developing a feature adaptation of M R James’ Casting the Runes for Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson.

John trained at Glasgow University, gaining an MA in Theatre and Classics. He is an Associate Director of the Royal Court Theatre, London where his productions include The Twits, Hope and The Pass. He was a founding Associate Director of the National Theatre of Scotland, and during 2010–11 was a Radcliffe fellow at Harvard University. On Broadway, he directed Once (winner of eight Tony Awards in 2012, including Best Musical and Best Direction of a Musical), The Glass Menagerie (also A.R.T.) and Macbeth (also NTS). In the West End, he directed Let The Right One In (also St. Ann’s Warehouse, NTS and Royal Court. South Bank Sky Arts Award). For the National Theatre of Scotland, his work includes: Enquirer, Peter Pan, The House of Bernarda Alba, Transform Caithness: Hunter, Be Near Me, Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us, The Bacchae, Black Watch, Elizabeth Gordon Quinn and Home: Glasgow. For Black Watch, John won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Director, as well as a Critics’ Circle Award for Best Director. Other work includes: The Ambassador (BAM), Jerusalem (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Las Chicas del Tres y Media Floppies (Granero Theatre, Mexico City and Edinburgh Festival Fringe); If Destroyed True, Mercury Fur and The Straits (Paines Plough); Gagarin Way, Abandonment, Among Unbroken Hearts, Perfect Days and Passing Places (Traverse, Edinburgh).

Recent Broadway credits include The Last Ship, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time (Tony Nomination, also West End), Rocky: the musical (Tony Nomination), The Glass Menagerie, Once (Obie Award, Lortel Award, Calloway Award), Green Day’s American Idiot and Peter and the Starcatcher (Lortel Award).  Other recent choreography credits include The Twits (Royal Court), Let The Right One In (St. Ann’s and West End), The Light Princess (National Theatre), Rigoletto (Met Opera), The Full Monty (West End and Sheffield), Dr Dee (Manchester International Festival), Hunter, 365, The Bacchae (also Associate Director), Black Watch (also Associate Director, Olivier Award) and The Wolves In The Walls (National Theatre of Scotland). A s Director, recent credits include War Correspondents (Helen Chadwick) and What’s It All About (NYTW).  Steven was co-founder and Artistic Director of Frantic Assembly Theatre Company.  Credits for the company include Little Dogs (with National Theatre Wales), Lovesong, Beautiful Burnout, Othello, Stockholm, Pool (No Water) and Dirty Wonderland.  With Scott Graham, Steven co-wrote The Frantic Assembly Book Of Devising Theatre (Routledge).  Film credits include How To Train Your Dragon 2 (Dreamworks).

MARTIN LOWE (Musical Supervisor, Orchestrations, and Additional Material)
Theatre includes: Once (A.R.T, NYTW and Broadway), War Horse, Caroline Or Change, Jerry Springer The Opera, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Nation (National Theatre), The Lily’s Revenge (A.R.T), Appointment With The Wicker Man, The Wolves In The Walls, (National Theatre of Scotland) Mamma Mia! (West End, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul, International Tour and Stockholm), The Full Monty, Once On This Island, Cats, Les Miserables (West End). Composition Includes: The Misanthrope, The Secret Rapture, Hysteria (Minerva) The Blue Room (Minerva & West End), Lettice And Lovage (UK Tour), Into Exile, Dear Exile (BBC Radio 4). Recordings Include: Once – The Musical, Mamma Mia!-The Movie (Original Soundtrack),  Jerry Springer The Opera, Mamma Mia! (London Cast).
Film: Mamma Mia!-The Movie (Golden Reel Award), Greetings From Tim Buckley.
Martin won the Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk and Obie Award for his work on Once.

BOB CROWLEY (Scenic and Costume Design).
Recent productions:  An American in Paris (Châtelet & Broadway – Tony Award), Skylight (London and Broadway), Aladdin (Disney – Toronto & Broadway), The Glass Menagerie (American Rep Theatre, USA & Broadway), The Audience (London and Broadway), Once (London, Broadway & US Tour), People (National Theatre), The Dark Earth & Light Sky (Almeida), Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Netherlands, Russia), Once (Broadway – Tony Award).

He has designed numerous productions for the National Theatre, including most recently: Travelling Light, Collaborators, King James Bible, Juno and the Paycock (Abbey Theatre, Dublin), The Habit of Art, The Power of Yes, Phèdre, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Gethsemane and Fram (which he also co-directed with Tony Harrison), The History Boys (Broadway – Tony Award), His Girl Friday and Mourning Becomes Electra, plus more than twenty-five productions for the RSC, including Les Liaisons Dangereuses and The Plantagenets (Olivier Award).  For the Donmar Warehouse: Into the Woods and Orpheus Descending.  

Other credits include: Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre, UK Tour & Broadway – Tony Award), Disney’s Aida (Broadway – Tony Award), Disney’s Tarzan which he also directed (Broadway, Germany & The Netherlands), and The Year of Magical Thinking (Broadway & NT), The Coast of Utopia (New York – Tony Award), Carousel (New York – Tony Award), The Seagull (Public Theatre New York), Paul Simon’s The Capeman, The Sweet Smell Of Success.  Opera & Dance includes: The Winter’s Tale, Alice in Wonderland (ROH & Canadian Ballet), Don Carlos (MET, NY) Pavane and Anastasia (Royal Ballet), La traviata (ROH), The Cunning Little Vixen (Châtelet).

Film includes: Othello, Tales of Hollywood starring Jeremy Irons and Alec Guinness, Suddenly Last Summer directed by Richard Eyre and starring Maggie Smith for the BBC, plus Costume Design for the film of The Crucible starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder.  He is the recipient of the Royal Designer for Industry Award and Robert L. B. Tobin Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatrical Design at the TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards in New York.

NATASHA KATZ (Lighting Design)
Natasha has designed extensively for the theatre, opera and dance. Her recent Broadway credits include Once (Tony Award 2012), Follies, Sister Act, The Addams Family, Elf, Impressionism, Hedda Gabler, The Little Mermaid, The Coast of Utopia/Salvage (Tony Award 2007), A Chorus Line revival, Spelling Bee, Tarzan, Aida (Tony Award 2000), Sweet Smell of Success, Twelfth Night, Dance of Death, Beauty and the Beast, The Capeman, and Gypsy. Other designs: Sister Act in London, Hamburg, Vienna, Milan, Stuttgart, Holland, and Paris; Cinderella at the Dutch National Ballet and San Francisco Ballet; Buried Child at the National Theatre in London; Cyrano for the Metropolitan Opera; Tryst for the Royal Ballet; Carnival of the Animals at New York City Ballet; Swan Lake at the Edinburgh Festival; Don Quixote for American Ballet Theatre; Spirit Control for Manhattan Theatre Club; concert acts for Shirley MacLaine, Ann-Margret and Tommy Tune. Ms. Katz has designed extensively Off-Broadway and for American regional theatres.

CLIVE GOODWIN (Sound Design)
Broadway: The Glass Menagerie, Once (Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Musical).  Off-Broadway: Once (Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Sound Design), Soul Doctor, Threepenny Opera, What’s It All About” American Repertory Theatre (A.R.T.) Cambridge, MA: Pippin, The Glass Menagerie, Once, Prometheus Bound, The Blue Flower (IRNE and Elliot Norton awards for Best Sound Design of a Musical); Cabaret.  Worldwide: sound designer/engineer for Radiohead, Underworld and Pulp.
Film/television: Greetings from Tim Buckley, Strictly Come Dancing, Later… With Jools Holland and The Sound of Musicals (BBC).

DES KENNEDY (Associate Director)
Associate Director Once (West End, South Korea, Dublin) and The Nether (West End).

Des trained on the National Theatre Studio Directors’ Programme.
Directing credits include: Teenage Kicks, a Punk Musical (Millenium Forum, Derry City of Culture), How the World Began (Out of Joint); White Star of the North (Lyric, Belfast); Vernon God Little (Brian Friel Theatre); God’s Country (Belfast Festival at Queen’s); Between Life and Nowhere (3LD, New York); The Prophet of Monto (Flea Theater, New York); Johnny Meister + the Stitch (Mead Theatre, Washington, DC); The Great Ramshackle Heart (Public Theater, New York); The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Brian Friel Theatre); Dying City (Project Arts Centre, Dublin); Woman and Scarecrow (Flashpoint, Washington, DC); Seven Jewish Children (Queen’s Studio, Belfast); Salaam Mr Bush! (rehearsed reading, Royal Court); The Laramie Project (NSDF), for which he won the Bush Theatre Directing Award, and Scenes From the Big Picture (Callan Theatre, Washington, DC) which was named one of the Best 10 Productions of the Last Decade by the Washington Post. As associate: Top Girls, Our Country’s Good, A Dish of Tea With Dr Johnson and Bang Bang Bang, all directed by Max Stafford-Clark for Out of Joint. As assistant: Now or Later (Royal Court) directed by Dominic Cooke and The Elixir of Love (WNO) directed by John Doyle. TV: 6Degrees (BBC Northern Ireland).

JENNIFER ROONEY (Associate Movement Director)
Jennifer trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. She began her career working for The Walt Disney Company (US) as a performer before building a career as a choreographer in Ireland.

Event credits include: The Special Olympics Opening Ceremony (Croke Park Dublin), Children in Need Live (BBCNI), Belfast Fashion Week 2009, ‘Toccata’ (Tour of India and Africa), Maritime Festival (City Hall Belfast), Waterloo Ball (Belfast). Theatre credits include: Teenage Kicks (Millennium Forum, Derry), 4 Quartets (Maiden Voyage Dance Company), Sweet Charity, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Break, Hatch (MAC Belfast), Fiddler on the Roof, R&H Cinderella, (Grand Opera House, Belfast), Oliver! (Stranmillis College Theatre), Oklahoma, The Pirates of Penzance, Carousel, Anything Goes (The Ardowen Theatre, Enniskillen), Nativity (Riverside Theatre, Coleraine), The Mikado (Island Hall, Lisburn and Buxton Gilbert & Sullivan Festival 2013, best choreography).
Jennifer is the Resident Movement Director for Once (Dublin).

CATHAL SYNNOTT (Associate Music Supervisor)
Cathal Synnott began training for his career as a musician at the age of 6 and since that time has flourished as one of the theatre and music industries’ most respected musical directors. Highly acclaimed for his precision and musicianship, his work as musical director includes: Riverdance (Broadway and international tours), Blind Fiddler (Lyric Theatre Belfast, 2002), Improbable Frequency (Rough Magic, 2003), Sweeney Todd (Gate Theatre, 2007), Flatpack (Ulysses Opera Company, 2012), The Threepenny Opera (Gate Theatre 2013) and Into The Woods (Lir Academy, 2014). Upcoming projects include: The Train (Rough Magic), The Cradle Will Rock (Lir Academy) and Christmas With The Priests (Irish Tour).

Cathal is also a very accomplished singer and has sung with The RTE/National Chamber Choir, Opera Ireland, Wide Open Opera, Crash Ensemble and with people such as Erasure, Vanessa Mae and Placido Domingo.

He currently holds the position of Singing and Choral Coach at the renowned Lir Academy of Dramatic Art.

ROSALIND COOMBES (Associate Designer)
As associate designer with Tony Award-winner, Bob Crowley, Rosalind’s credits include: The Little Mermaid (Holland and Moscow); Love Never Dies (London); Mary Poppins (London, Broadway, Holland and the tour designer for the UK and US) along with Tarzan, The Capeman, Sweet Smell of Success (Broadway); The Witches of Eastwick (London); Amy’s View, Mourning Becomes Electra, The History Boys (London and Broadway) for the National Theatre, and Don Carlos and Alice (ROH). She was associate designer to Rob Howell on Ghost – the Musical in London and has also worked with acclaimed designers such as Paul Brown, John Napier, Ian MacNeil and Maria Bjornson. Rosalind trained at Wimbledon School of Art and teaches at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

LYNETTE MAURO (Associate Costume Designer)
Theatre Includes: The Same Deep Water As Me, Company, Into the Woods, Habeus Corpus, Proof, Wild Duck. (Donmar Warehouse)

The Light Princess, Othello, Hamlet, People, Nation, Some Trace of Her, Never So Good, Paul, The House of Bernarda Alba, Dream Play, Cyrano de Bergerac, Mourning Becomes Electra, Ivanov, The Cherry Orchard (NT),The Dark Earth and the Light Sky, Waste, Awake and Sing!, The Doctor’s Dilemma, The Iceman Cometh, Moonlight (Almeida), The Seagull, Fiddler on the Roof, Nine, The Invention of Love, The Iceman Cometh (Broadway), Winters Tale, Raven Girl (ROH) Meistersinger, Cunning Little Vixen, Die Entfuhrung  Aus Dem Serail, Cosi Fan Tutti (Glyndebourne Opera) Aida (Holland & Germany. Disney & Stage Entertainment) Once, The Sound of Music. (West End.)

STUART PORTER (Associate Lighting Designer)
Stuart began his professional career at the Theatre Royal Windsor after completing the ABTT Theatre Electrics course. During his 25 years of working globally, he has been an Associate Lighting Designer and Lighting Programmer for some of the worlds top Lighting Designers.

Theatre credits include: Memphis (Shaftesbury Theatre), Once (London and Seoul), A Chorus Line (London Palladium), Wizard Of Oz (London Palladium), Legally Blonde (Savoy Theatre), Sister Act (London Palladium), Priscilla – Queen of the Desert (Palace Theatre), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (Adelphi Theatre), Grease (Piccadilly Theatre) , The Sound of Music (London Palladium), Marguerite (Haymarket Theatre), Desperately Seeking Susan (Strand Theatre), The Beautiful Game (Cambridge Theatre), Whistle Down the Wind (Aldywch Theatre), Cats (UK Tour), Starlight Express (UK Tour), Our House (Cambridge Theatre), Beauty and the Beast (Dominion Theatre), Saturday Night Fever (London Palladium), Jesus Christ Superstar (UK Tour & Broadway).
Opera credits include: Madam Butterfly (Royal Albert Hall), Tosca (Royal Albert Hall), La Boheme (Royal Albert Hall).
Event credits include: Royal Tournament (Earls Court), Attractions programmer Studio Disney Paris, Opening and Closing Ceremonies Common Wealth Games, Manchester.

ANDREW GRAHAM (Associate Sound Design)
Credits as Sound Designer include: Upper Cut (Southwark Playhouse), Rumpelstiltskin (Bath Theatre Royal), Brass (National Youth Theatre of Great Britian), The Nightmares of Carlos Fuentes (Arcola Theatre), The Beautiful Game (Union Theatre), Brainville at Night (Old Red Lion Theatre), Spend Spend Spend (LSMT/Bridewell Theatre), Lizzie Siddal (Arcola Theatre), A Scent of Flowers (Dog Orange Theatre Company), The Other School (NYMT), Kiss of the Spider Woman (Arts Educational Schools, London), Jekyll’s Potion (Vienna’s English Theatre), Loserville (West Yorkshire Playhouse/First Act! Limited) and Mary Rose (Dog Orange Theatre Company).

Theatre credits as Associate Sound Designer include: Once (UK Associate), High Society (Old Vic), Handbagged (Vaudeville Theatre), Brief Encounters (Associate Sound Designer on the Australian production and UK Sound Associate at Studio 54 on Broadway),  The Wild Bride and The Red Shoes (Kneehigh Theatre Company).

MONICA ENNIS (Resident Costume Supervisor)

Monica Ennis has worked extensively in costume in Ireland over the past number of years.  Her costume design work includes Macbeth (Lyric Theatre, Belfast); Philadelphia, Here I Come! and Poor Beast in the Rain (Druid); My Love, My Umbrella (Opera Theatre Company); Hamlet and The Shadow of the Glen (Yew Theatre Company); The Wiremen (Gaiety Theatre); I, Keano (Lane Productions) as well as Monica Loughman Ballet and Barberstown Castle.

She has worked as a costume supervisor for many theatre and opera companies throughout Ireland, most notably Druid Theatre Company, Opera Theatre Company, Rough Magic, Second Age, Lyric Theatre Belfast, b*spoke Theatre Company, Lane Productions, Long Road Productions, The Ryder Cup,  Abbey Theatre, Gate Theatre, Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre Company, The Corn Exchange, Lyric Opera, Opera Ireland and Wexford Opera.

For the last number of years she has worked as costume supervisor for Riverdance in their costume making workshop, producing and supplying all costumes for their touring shows worldwide.  She co-styled the costumes with Niamh O`Connor for the original version of Heartbeat of Home, produced by Riverdream Productions in 2013.

Maureen began her career in theatre at the Druid Theatre, Galway in 1984. In 1991, she became Casting Director at the Abbey Theatre under the Artistic Directorship of Garry Hynes where she remained until 1994. She joined UK Casting Director, Susie Figgis in 1996 to find the lead casting for Neil Jordan’s The Butcher Boy and subsequently went freelance in film and television casting. Recent film credits include the low budget Once which won an Oscar for Best Song and Six Shooter which won an Oscar for Best Live Short in 2006. Television work includes, Single Handed, Raw and Love/Hate all of which have transmitted on RTE.

She has continued to work in theatre throughout her career and in particular with Garry Hynes and Druid Theatre casting for The Leenane Trilogy by Martin McDonagh which picked up numerous acting awards both nationally and internationally, The Walworth Farce and New Electric Ballroom both by Enda Walsh.


The daughter of Albert R ‘Cubby’ Broccoli, the legendary producer who turned 007 into the longest-running series in movie history, Barbara began working on the Bond films at the age of 17. Together with her brother Michael G Wilson, she has produced the past seven Bond films, most recently, the box-office hit Skyfall, the 23rd 007 adventure. They are now producing SPECTRE directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig. Her theatre credits include: La Cava (2000), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2002 London, 2005 Broadway), and A Steady Rain, starring Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman (Broadway 2009). In 2012 Wilson and Broccoli adapted the critically acclaimed film Once which opened on Broadway and in London to rave reviews and garnered 8 Tony Awards, 2 Olivier Awards and a Grammy. They also adapted Chariots of Fire which opened in July 2012 and Strangers On A Train in November 2013, both at the Gielgud Theatre in London’s West End and most recently Love Letters, which opened on Broadway in September 2014.014.

JOHN N. HART JR                                     .
Mr. Hart has produced over 15 Broadway and Off Broadway shows, including the Tony Award-winning Once and The Glass Menagerie, starring Cherry Jones, the Nathan Lane revival of Guys and Dolls, the record-breaking revival of Chicago, The Who’s Tommy, Hamlet with Ralph Fiennes, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying starring Matthew Broderick, Annie Get Your Gun starring Bernadette Peters, and Seminar starring Alan Rickman. Mr. Hart’s productions have personally garnered him four Tony Awards. He has produced 17 feature films, including Boys Don’t Cry, Revolutionary Road, You Can Count on Me, Proof, and The Night Listener.

PATRICK MILLING SMITH                                     .
co-founded, with Brian Carmody, the international production house Smuggler and Virtual Reality production company Smuggler has been twice awarded the Cannes Lions Palme d’Or and Emmy. Patrick has served on the board of trustees of the NY Theatre Workshop and was among six honorees of the Made in NY Award, presented by Mayor Bloomberg. Recent Broadway ventures include Theresa Rebeck’s play Seminar, starring Alan Rickman and Jeff Goldblum in an extension, and Once, which was awarded eight Tonys including Best Musical along with the 2013 Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album. Patrick also produced the feature Greetings From Tim Buckley and is in pre-production with the new feature film Weightless from Once scribe, Enda Walsh. Among theatre projects in development is The Kid Stays in the Picture, based on Hollywood legend Robert Evans’ memoiroir.

FREDERICK ZOLLO                                     .
New York productions include: Love Letters, Casa Valentina, Orphans, Once, A Steady Rain, That Championship Season, The Farnsworth Invention, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, ’night, Mother, King Hedley II, On Golden Pond, The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, Death and the Maiden, Hurlyburly, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika, Private Lives, Caroline, or Change, Frozen, The Goat, Our Country’s Good, Butley, The Hairy Ape, Buried Child, Talk Radio, Marvin’s Room, Oleanna, Goose and Tomtom, Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll, and Aven’ U Boys. London productions include: Strangers on a Train, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Glengarry Glen Ross, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Breaking the Silence, Camille and The Cryptogram. Films include: Mississippi Burning, Quiz Show, The Paper, Ghosts of Mississippi, Naked in New York, The Music of Chance, Resurrecting the Champ, In the Gloaming, Lansky and the just-completed Sweet Lorraine and Greetings From Tim Buckley.

Landmark Productions is one of Ireland’s leading theatre producers.  Led by Anne Clarke, it has had a long association with the work of Enda Walsh.  Recent productions include The Walworth Farce starring Brendan Gleeson, Brian Gleeson and Domhnall Gleeson; Ballyturk and Misterman (both starring Cillian Murphy, co-produced with Galway International Arts Festival); and Mark O’Rowe’s Howie the Rookie, starring Tom Vaughan-Lawlor.  Forthcoming productions include the world premiere of a new opera, The Last Hotel, written and directed by Enda Walsh and composed by Donnacha Dennehy.  A co-production with Wide Open Opera, it will have its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival in August this year, before embarking on an international tour.