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A Captivating Night of Theatre comes your way on June 17th.

Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, in Collaboration with Scripts - Ireland Playwriting Festival, is

thrilled to announce our pilot theatre residency for the exceptional writer and actor, Tony Doyle. To close his residency on a high note, Tony Doyle will present a rehearsed stage reading of his latest work, "The Stars in Peru," followed by an engaging Q&A session on June 17th, 2023.


Tony Doyle, a multi-talented artist hailing from Dublin, has firmly established himself as a rising star in the theatre and film industry. His journey with Birr Theatre & Arts Centre began when he won the prestigious Scripts Festival prize in 2022 for his captivating play, "Marble Mushrooms." Through the transformative mentorship process of the residency, "Marble Mushrooms" has evolved into the remarkable and highly anticipated "The Stars in Peru" which Doyle will be presenting on June 17th.


"Marble Mushrooms," the winner of the Scripts Festival prize, showcased Doyle's exceptional writing skills, poignant storytelling, and undeniable talent. The residency at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre has provided the perfect nurturing environment for Doyle to refine and expand upon his original work, resulting in the birth of "The Stars in Peru." This play promises to be a tour de force, highlighting Doyle's growth as a playwright and his ability to captivate audiences with thought-provoking narratives.



In addition to his Scripts Festival accolades, Tony Doyle's previous works have garnered significant recognition. His debut play, "Knowing Nathan," debuted in Dublin before triumphantly winning the Best Play award at the Galway Fringe Festival in 2018. Following this success, Doyle's semi-autobiographical one-man show, "Weekend Warrior," enraptured audiences during its Dublin Fringe Festival premiere and subsequent nationwide tour. His exceptional talent also extends to the world of film, with his short film "Guard Up" receiving critical acclaim and earning him a rising star award nomination at the Dublin International Film Festival.


Birr Theatre & Arts Centre is proud to host Tony Doyle's residency and showcase his exceptional talent, creativity, and dedication to the arts. On June 17th, audiences will have the exclusive opportunity to witness the evolution of Doyle's latest work, "The Stars in Peru," through a rehearsed stage reading. This captivating event will be followed by an engaging Q&A session, providing attendees with an intimate glimpse into the mind of this remarkable artist and his creative process.


We invite theatre aficionados, art enthusiasts, and the wider community to join us at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on June 17th for an unforgettable evening of theatrical brilliance. Immerse yourself in Tony Doyle's world, where captivating storytelling, authentic performances, and thought-provoking narratives await.


Birr Theatre & Arts Centre has always had a passion for new theatre. With Scripts Festival this passion found a renewed energy and a regular outlet. Now, we hope to foster new opportunities for young talents.

So don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to witness the birth of a new theatrical masterpiece.

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