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IRISH CENTRE LIBRARY
Irish Theatre is once again based at the London Irish Centre and is delighted to be able to contribute further to the theatre arts at the centre as well as play a key role in the development of the newly created Irish Library which boasts 7,000 books on Irish history and culture as well as a range of DVD's and CD's.
The library is open to the public every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11-4pm.
John Dunne, Artistic Director, Irish Theatre (aka London Irish Theatre)
John is a writer,
producer and director
(not to mention stage
manager) with many
years experience. He has
run a number of theatre
companies, all sharing
the same ethos as Irish
Theatre presents...with a
current artistic policy
focusing on new Irish
John's most notable work includes his trilogy of Irish plays (Famine, Easter and Belfast) as well as a trilogy of plays set in the Cooley mountains (Long Woman's Grave, Cattle Raid of Cooley and The Curse of Macha). In addition to his own work, John has produced and directed a number of Irish plays written by new Irish writers. John also freelances as a script editor, director and stage manager.
Latterly, John has directed classic Irish plays by Yeats, Synge and Lady Gregory. His current play is Her Ladyship which looks at the life of Lady Gregory as seen through the eyes of a tenant living in a lonely cottage in Galway.
John has also adapted a number of English classic novels ranging from Jane Austen to Charles Dickens to Thomas Hardy with a number of children's classics to boot (Railway Children and Secret Garden to name but two). John has also written a large number of awareness-raising issue plays, most notably for Age Concern as well as the voluntary sector and business community.