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28th Mar: Bless the Mark

I’m still a little taken aback by the overwhelmingly positive response Bless the Mark received at it’s rehearsed reading last Friday.  We had hoped for some positive feedback and that people would see some potential in it; but quite a few… read more

8th Jan: At the Hawkswell

Beneath the stage of the Hawkswell Theatre there is an actual well – maybe I was the last to know?  I was informed of it recently by one of the technical staff as we contemplated the small lagoon that had temporarily replaced the front row… read more

31st July: Residency

Well, its official – in September I’ll be taking on the role of Artist in Residence at the Hawkswell Theatre in Sligo.  The year’s looking busy – between Once in the Olympia for the summer, a tour of Playboy of the Western World…read more


A real labour of love… bustling, degenerate energy… there is a visual verve to this production that is quite a rarity on an Irish stage.

– Irish Theatre Magazine on ‘Dradin, in Love’


How to Wrestle a Polar Bear
Dradin, in Love
The Marshalsea

A palpable sense of old-fashioned adventure….a beautiful, considered piece of work… poignant and powerful.

– Kate Winter/Scene in Sligo on ‘How to Wrestle a Polar Bear’


Tribe is a vaguely-defined social construct currently masquerading as a theatre company. Characteristics commonly observed among tribelings are: a fascination with the weird and the wonderful; a commitment to theatre that is physically engaged and visually engaging; a keen interest in true ensemble work; a tendency towards the multilingual; and, often, a physical presence in or connection with the island of Ireland. Tribe’s work was recently featured in The Steampunk User’s Manual: An Illustrated Practical and Whimsical Guide to Creating Retro-Futurist Dreams.

Tribe’s artistic director is Bob Kelly, a graduate of the Ecole Internationale de Jacques Lecoq. The company can be found on facebook. We are also on twitter, but we cannot be found there.