A modern adaption of Alice in Wonderland set in a run-down vaudeville carnival! Written by Sonia Norris and Treasa Nealon, who also co-founded The Rabbit’s Riot Theatre this year, to create thought-provoking & emotive theatre, using old & new writing. This was supported by Upstart! – a Glens Centre project supporting young writers. Photo of Kimberly Tanoh and Hugo Rooney taken by Padraig Thornton.
Our Generation: 10 Tiny Plays by 10 Writers - 2016
In an age of Brexit & Beyoncé, terrorism & Tinder, 'Our Generation', was a collection of 15 diverse & exciting tiny plays by 15 playwrights. Photograph of George Hynes and Killian Glynn taken by Cat Bonner Photography.
Secret Location Theatre -2017
A site-specific performance of An Dobharchú on the shores of Glenade Lake. Photo of Killian Glynn
There are 1,700 souls in Ballyford, Leitrim, and each one is as nosey as the last. Aisling is pretty sure her grandmother can sniff sin off of a dead cat and that she'll be ostracised from Leitrim if it was discovered that she had premarital sex, let alone the 'A' word that must not be named. Photo of Treasa Nealon.
#BraveNewWorld - 2017
In this brave new world of the internet, where we communicate through emoji’s and where misinformation is spread like a viral disease, when do we draw the line? Fake news is absorbed daily. Faces hide behind usernames of anonymity to abuse and bully. Anyone can become a victim. #BraveNewWorld was a verbatim, multi-media and interactive production about the internet and its dark-side. Directed by Sonia Norris. Script compiled and written by Treasa Nealon. Starring Aisling Mannion, Chakra Cheyenne and George Hynes.
Little Red & the Black Dog - 2017
Culture Night 2017 - Stolen Child
A magical, musical and mysterious interpretation of WB Yeat's incredible Stolen Child in collaboration with The Glens Centre. Photograph of Killian Glynn
Where We Are Now - 2017 & 2018
Where We Are Now, was a theatre festival celebrating works written by and about those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and everything in between!
796/3400 - 2017
Two women, generations apart, shamed by the same secret. Photograph of Aisling Mannion and Treasa Nealon taken by Cat Bonner Photography.
One of the Lads - 2018
Seamie would rather down a litre of paint-stripper then do yoga or talk about his feelings. But then the new Senior Men's coach Kev returns home from Down Under (with a shite tan and a bird from Carlow). Before long Kev is adding mindfulness alongside lunges to the Senior Men’s training sessions and suddenly Seamie’s binge-drinking & fist-fighting methods of communication are put to the test… Exploring the concept of toxic masculinity in rural Ireland, One of the Lads is a humorous and thought-provoking story about escaping the expectations society places on us. Photograph of Chris Slattery taken by Treasa Nealon
Cruinniú na nÓg 2018: Peter Pan
The Rabbit’s Riot Theatre Company transformed Lurganboy forest into Neverland for an immersive and interactive performance of Peter Pan. Become the Lost Boys and wander the forest, bumping into pirates, mermaids and all matter of magical creatures along the way! Photograph of Aisling Mannion taken by Treasa Nealon
Peter Pan: Welcome to Neverland - 2018
A beautiful and colourful adaptation of Peter Pan. Photograph of Maresa McGovern and Erica Greene
Culture Night 2018 - Find the Poet
Culture Night 2018: Myths & Legends at the Castle
An immersive and interactive event where the audience met characters from different myths and legends, strategically placed in the nooks and crannies of the castle telling tales, singing, and interacting. Photo of Kaytlin O'Hara taken by Treasa Nealon
Horrors of Hamilton - 2018
A night of thrills, scares and nightmares amongst the ruins of Manorhamilton Castle.
Cinderella: Keep Your Eye on the Ball - 2018
Cinderella's Stepmother Evie has been the secretary of the Glencar Manor football committee for the past 13 years. Evie has been fundraising to fix the constant leak in the ladies changing room since she first got the role and if she happens to take month long cruises when she should be calling the plumber, well that is none of your business now is it? Cinderella longs to play on the field but is stuck being the water girl for her stepsisters who are the best players in the county* and watching longingly from afar as Chris Charming, captain of the senior men, trains with his team. Things come to ahead at the fancy dress fundraiser fun football extravagnza where Cinderella's life is changed forever. *Evie has bribed myself, the entire community of Manorhamilton and the referees of every match to say so. Photograph of Kaytlin O'Hara and Grainne Gilgunn taken by Treasa Nealon
The 2019 version of #BraveNewWorld was revised and adapted during Across the Lines cross-border workshops with young people. Including conversations, interviews and anonymous surveys with real people, this multi-media performance is an eye-opening experience for everyone. Photograph of Mabel Chah taken by Treasa Nealon
The Faeries - 2019
A performance of William Allingham's The Faeries. Photograph of Minnie McLoughlin by Treasa Nealon
The Curse of the Fires and of the Shadows - 2019
In a moment the friars lay about the altar steps, their white habits stained with blood. 'Set fire to the house!' cried Sir Frederick Hamilton. A vengeful Sidhe stalks Hamilton's men through forest and valley and through river after they massacre the White Friars of Sligo Abbey. Supported by Creative Ireland and Sligo County Council, The Rabbit's Riot Theatre Company, the Yeats Society and students of IT Sligo present WB Yeats short story The Curse of the Fires and of the Shadows (adapted for stage by Treasa Nealon) which is based on the true story of Sir Frederick Hamilton's burning of Sligo Abbey in 1642. Photograph by Heather Doran Smith
Cruinniú na nÓg 2019 - Save the World! (You Can be a Superhero!)
The evil witch Polly Ution has cast a dark, dank and quite smelly spell that is slowly destroying the world. Our oceans are filling up with rubbish, polar bears are disappearing at an alarming rate and the weather can't decide between a heatwave or hailstones! With the help of Queen Envi-Ro and her side-kicks Ment and Al, you can help save the world from Polly Ution's disastrous wrath! Photograph by Treasa Nealon
Midnight Faeries at Glencar - 2019
The Rabbit's Riot Theatre Company with Yeats Society Sligo reproduced Midnight Faeries as part of the 60th Yeats International Summer School bringing a magical, musical and mysterious interpretation of WB Yeats' incredible Stolen Child. Photograph of Leesa Flynn taken by Boruch Len
Coiníní Womens Group - Founded in 2019
Founded in 2019 where we facilitated creative workshops in relation to Article 41.2.1: A Woman's Place in Modern Ireland
The Unlikely Hero: A Christmas Story - 2019
MJ thinks he is dreaming when his toys wake him up to tell him that his little brother, Tommy (who wandered into the woods alone to look for the perfect Christmas) was kidnapped by the Fearr Dorcha and carried off to Tir na nOg. Once deep in the forest, MJ comes to realise that Tir na nOg is a very real, very magical and very dangerous place. With his unlikely companions, a magical map and a packet of marshmallows he is sent on a whirlwind adventure with talking rabbits, meddling Merrows, dancing puppets, Rat Soldiers and a captivating Fairy Queen to save his little brother and bring him home in time for Christmas. Photograph of Erica Greene taken by Treasa Nealon
The Self-Isolation Tapes - 2020
A series of online performances presented during the lock-down
Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 - Virtual Sustainable Fashion Show
After a series of online workshops Young people designed and created their own costumes from second-hand clothes and everyday items around the house.