Tribe is an Irish theatre company.  Recent projects include Dradin in Love, the world premiere of the writings of renowned fantasy author Jeff Vandermeer; How to Wrestle a Polar Bear, an adventure story for children inspired by the work of Mervyn Peake; and The Marshalsea, a youth theatre piece exploring the legacy of famine-era crime and punishment in the north-west.  Tribe’s work was recently featured in the US publication The Steampunk User’s Manual: An Illustrated Practical and Whimsical Guide to Creating Retro-futurist Dreams.  

Tribe is run by Bob Kelly, an actor and theatremaker from Sligo who trained at the Ecole de Jacques Lecoq.  Currently Theatre Artist in Residence at the Hawk’s Well Theatre, Bob’s writing has been recently produced by both the Hawk’s Well (The Big Wall, 2016) and Blue Raincoat Theatre Company (The Rallying Call, 2016).


“…athletic and enterprising performances… astutely adapted and directed….. an imaginatively realised piece of work.”

– Irish Theatre Magazine


“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.”

– Evening Echo


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

– Kate Winter/Scene in Sligo