Theatre Lovett produce work for young and old. Since our foundation in 2010 we have had four Dublin Theatre Festival premieres and have toured extensively both nationally and internationally (including Texas, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, New York’s 42nd Street, Sydney Opera House, Arts Centre Melbourne, London’s Southbank Centre, Traverse Theatre Edinburgh and beyond).
2016 international touring includes The Kennedy Centre Washington and The Wallis Annenberg Centre, Los Angeles as part of Culture Ireland’s International Culture Programme. With the support of the Arts Council, our next new production Vivaldi’s Daughter is set to premiere in February 2016 followed by a national tour. In late 2016 we undertake an extensive UK and Irish tour with A Feast of Bones by Frances Kay (Dublin Theatre Festival 2013).
Our current show The True Story of Hansel and Gretel will open at the Dublin Theatre Festival in October 2015. Past productions include; Mr. Foley, The Radio Operator; A Feast of Bones; The Girl who Forgot to Sing Badly (originally produced by The Ark/Theatre Lovett); The House that Jack Filled and A Man in Half. Theatre Lovett commissioned B for Baby by Carmel Winters, which was produced by The Abbey Theatre and won Best New Play at the Irish Times Theatre Awards in 2010. In 2012 we were the overall winners of The David Manley Emerging Entrepreneur Award. We have a unique Actor Training programme and have presented Masterclasses in Ireland, USA and Australia. Joint Artistic Directors Louis Lovett and Muireann Ahern both have over twenty years experience in theatre.
"The theatrical equivalent of going to bed on Christmas Eve."
The Sunday Times
"With true comic spirit, Theatre Lovett defies all age groupings to appeal to everybody."
The Irish Independent
"The Girl who Forgot to Sing Badly not only works, it wows."
The New York Post
"A Feast of Bones is a fantastically realised show."
The Irish Times
The Melbourne Leader
The Sunday Times