"Theatre Lovett, one of the most imaginative and indispensable companies at work today."
The Irish Times 2016
Theatre Lovett produce work for all ages. We tour extensively both nationally and internationally (including New Victory at New York’s 42nd Street, Sydney Opera House, Arts Centre Melbourne, London’s Southbank Centre, Traverse Theatre Edinburgh and beyond). Most recent international touring includes The Kennedy Centre Washington, The Wallis Annenberg Centre, Los Angeles and The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia as part of Culture Ireland’s International Culture Programme.
Past productions include: They Called Her Vivaldi (US tour 2017/2018); The True Story of Hansel and Gretel (Dublin Theatre Festival premiere 2015); Mr. Foley, The Radio Operator; A Feast of Bones (Dublin Theatre Festival premiere 2013) The Girl who Forgot to Sing Badly (originally produced by The Ark/Theatre Lovett); The House that Jack Filled (Dublin Theatre Festival premiere 2012) and A Man in Half. Theatre Lovett commissioned B for Baby by Carmel Winters, produced by The Abbey Theatre ( Best New Play Irish Times Theatre Awards 2010). In 2017 Theatre Lovett were nominated for a Judges Special Award at the Irish Times Theatre Awards and in 2012 were the overall winners of The David Manley Emerging Entrepreneur Award. Our Actor Training programme is presented annually in association with The Abbey Theatre and the company have presented Masterclasses in Ireland, USA and Australia.
Up Next: They Called her Vivaldi at The Abbey Theatre on the Peacock stage from 30th November to 23rd December 2017 following an extensive nationwide tour (full details coming soon). FRANKENSTEIN is currently in development adapted for the company by Michael West and supported by The Abbey Theatre's work in progress iniaitive. Actor Training May 2017 (find details under Actor Training).
Muireann Ahern and Louis Lovett and are Joint Artistic Directors of the company.
"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