Archived News

Tue 11 Oct 2016

We still have opportunities for groups to take part in Ensemble 3. As part of this community groups based in Belfast can participate in 4 taster Drama workshops, exploring issues important to them as individuals and as a community. For more information on this contact Matt at matt@... more

Thu 15 Sep 2016

We are excited to have 2 events on as part of Community Relations week - #CRWeek16.

On Monday 19th September we will be running "Creating a space for everyone", delivering a workshop for community workers enabling them to learn some drama based techniques that they can use with their groups to explore and address issues around culture, tradition and diversity. This will be held at... more

Thu 15 Sep 2016

A hole appears. How can you win the game when you’ve lost the rules? 
Do you remember where you had them last?
Two people tell a story. One of them doesn’t know what it is - they haven’t seen the script.

The writer is joined by a new actor every night.
A story about finding your way. A story about finding a way to tell the story.

This is a show for anyone who has... more

Thu 5 May 2016

We are excited to announce a UK & Ireland wide tour of the Award Winning Scorch. For more information CLICK HERE

Thu 5 May 2016

We've just finished Re:Vision, and what a project. Check out the Audience Feedback and the Documentary of the project HERE

Thu 28 Apr 2016

The Re:Vision Installation is only running for another 2 days. We will be in the Beanbag Cinema from 11am - 4pm today and tomorrow."Amazing use of space, light & atmosphere.""Very intriguing and personal show. Thank you.""Excellent project, powerful documentary, great installation.""Enlightening."

Mon 25 Apr 2016

This coming week, as part of the Arts Council's Arts and Older People programme, we have Re:Vision at the Bean Bag Cinema. For more information go to the Re:Vision Project page.

Tue 5 Apr 2016

There will be a post-show discussion with After Miss Julie Director Emma Jordan, cast members Ciaran McMenamin, Lisa Dwyer Hogg and Pauline Hutton, facilitated by Ciaran McQuillan, Learning & Participation Officer at The MAC directly after the show on Thursday night. We'd love to see you there.

Fri 1 Apr 2016

After touring Dublin, Thurles, Limerick and Letterkenny we are in the MAC until the 9th of April. Make sure you get your tickets booked....

Mon 7 Mar 2016

We are over the moon! Scorch gets Best New Play at the Irish Times Theatre Awards.

Tue 1 Mar 2016

We're moving down to Dublin for final rehearsals, teching & opening of the show at the Project Arts Centre.


Sat 14 Nov 2015

So we are getting closer to our symposium "Brace or Breakthrough". Have you booked your ticket yet. For more information on what is going to be an amazing couple of days go to the BRACE OR BREAKTHROUGH page.

Fri 13 Nov 2015

As if we haven't enough to be getting on with, closing one show, opening another show, and working on a major Community Engagement Project in North Belfast, we still have Ensemble 2 being delivered across Belfast. This week we have worked with LORAG, the BYTES Project, and the KNIGHTS group in Knocknagoney.

Sun 1 Nov 2015

Prime Cut are excited to be working alongside a number of community organisations located in and around the site of Girdwood Barracks. The work created will be presented in Girdwood Community Hub on the opening of the building on January 15th, 2016. It's incredible to be working with so many different groups and people capturing their experiences of living in North Belfast, the challanges that... more

Thu 29 Oct 2015

All of us at Prime Cut would like to thank you all for coming and supporting "Mydidae". The feedback has been incredible. The houses have been fantastic. We are proud to be able to deliver this kind of theatre and to enable up and coming practitioners to further develop their craft, enabled through our Reveal Programme funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, the BBC Performing Arts Fellowship... more

Mon 8 Jun 2015

Prime Cut are excited to announce their REVEAL programme. We will have lots of exciting announcements about the project coming up, so stay tuned. Check out the REVEAL page for further information.

Mon 8 Jun 2015

We are excited to announce that we will be running Ensemble 2 - taster workshops for community groups across Belfast. For further information go to the Ensemble 2 page.

Tue 26 May 2015

Prime Cut are looking to recruit an ARTS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER. For further information CLICK HERE...

Closing date:- June 15th, 2015.

Sat 9 May 2015

After months of working with young people from across Belfast, we arrive at the 9th of May and "The Secret City" showcase event. Tickets are available on the door so make sure you make it to one of our shows - they are happening at 5pm, 7pm, and 9pm. Don't miss out!

Tue 5 May 2015

All is to be revealed very soon as we step into production week for the Secret City. Have you got your tickets yet. If not get them at

Tue 21 Apr 2015

We are now into Intensive Rehearsals for the Secret City. This weekend - on the 25th and 26th of April, young people from across Belfast will be working in the MAC as well as Bridges Urban Park fine tuning material that they have been creating over the last 9 months.

Mon 20 Apr 2015

Prime Cut are preparing for their first International European Theatre Meeting in Bergamo, Italy. We are excited to meet lots of new people and hopefully make great new artistic alliances. Exciting Times. follow our adventures on #IETMBergamo

Thu 2 Apr 2015

Excited to be at the launch of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival. Keep your eyes peeled for the brochure, and off course "The Secret City". With a great line up it promises to be a fantastic festival!

Wed 18 Feb 2015

Have you see "God of Carnage" yet? We are into our last week, with our final night on Saturday 21st of February.Make sure you get a ticket while you can and join us.Check out what audiences have been saying about the show.CLICK HERE

Wed 4 Feb 2015

So it's the morning after the night before, and "God Of Carnage" previewed last night to a great audience. We'll be posting production shots up and audience feedback so check out the website for what others are saying about "God of Carnage".

Thu 29 Jan 2015

We are in the midst of rehearsals for our next professional production, “God of Carnage”, which we are co-producing with the MAC.

This black comedy looks at what happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behaviour of their children? The meeting begins as a calm and rationale debate, but quickly descends into name-calling, tantrums, and tears.

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Mon 5 Jan 2015

We are very excited to be starting "God of Carnage" rehearsals. What a great way to welcome in 2015.
"A comedy of manners without the manners."
Tickets are available now.

Thu 23 Oct 2014

Our next Community Engagement Project is underway, and we are excited to get to work with such a wide range of groups from across Belfast. Keep updated on the project with the Secret City Blog.

Thu 25 Sep 2014

We at Prime Cut are extremely excited to be preparing for our next Community Engagement Project, "The Secret City - the Story of Us". We have been working on planning the project for the last 9 months and have secured funding from Belfast City Council, the Arts Council, BBC Children in Need and the Lloyds TSB Foundation, or which we are extemely grateful. So now down to the fun bit of... more

Thu 11 Sep 2014

Prime Cut's Artistic Associate, Owen McCafferty has been announced as the new Playwright-in-Residence at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast.

Speaking at an informal reception where the announcement was made at the Lyric Owen McCafferty said: “It is an... more

Mon 1 Sep 2014

A Royal Court Theatre and Lisa Dwan production in association with Cusack Projects Ltd.

Not I/ Footfalls/ Rockaby - three classic plays executed in just one-hour long, rarely performed, piece.

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Tue 19 Aug 2014

Prime Cut would like to recommend Punk Rock that is on at the Lyric Theatre.
"Powerful and compelling" Michael Coveney, The Independent
"A remarkable new play" Michael Billington, The Guardian

The show is on until the 6th of September so book your tickets now

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Mon 18 Aug 2014

Our Artistic Director, Emma Jordan has headed over to Edinburgh for the week to check out as much of the fantastic theatre that is on at the moment. She'll be tweeting from there so make sure you follow us @prime_cut to ensure you keep up to date with her adventures.

Wed 6 Aug 2014

We're absolutely delighted about how our Artistic Associate Owen McCafferty's latest Unfaithful is being received at Edinburgh, well done to all involved and any Scotland based (or indeed farther afield) get yourselves along - this is definitely one not to be missed!!

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Wed 30 Jul 2014

As we say goodbye to our fantastic intern Ciara McCafferty, as she heads over to Edinburgh with Chatterbox and "Little Jokes" we welcome our new Cultural Management Intern Ms Sophie Bates from Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts who starts today and is with us for the next 11 weeks!!!

Wed 2 Jul 2014

Prime Cut Productions intends to apply to the BBC Performing Arts Fund to host a Performing Arts Fellow from Jan 2015, and is looking for an ambitious and talented theatre director at the early stages of their career who would like the opportunity to develop their professional practice through a bespoke Fellowship with us.... more

Mon 9 Jun 2014

The Arts Council today congratulated Emma Jordan, Artistic Director of Prime Cut Productions in Belfast, who has been awarded the prestigious Paul Hamlyn Foundation Breakthrough Award.

The £295,000 award, set up to support exceptional entrepreneurs in the cultural sector in the UK, will allow Emma to develop her work as a theatre director. She will be able to pursue new... more

Wed 12 Feb 2014

Sophie Motley who launched her professional directing career with Prime Cut way back in 2010 with her fantastic production of Vincent River will be back with us in the Spring to direct Tejas Verdes by Fermin Cabal. Meanwhile Sophie is in rehearsals for Care the latest offering by Willfredd Theatre Company who wowed the Dublin Fringe last year with Farm. Care opens on the 20th... more

Wed 12 Feb 2014

Prime Cut are delighted to have been awarded a NITA Technical Theatre bursary placement. Ryan Vallely will be working with us on our Chilean Trilogy and we are all looking forward to what will be a very busy rehearsal period. Ryan will be in safe hands working alongside Production Manager Marty Moore, Stage Manager Monica McNally, ASM Natalie Murphy, Set and Lighting Designer Ciaran Bagnall... more

Tue 11 Feb 2014

We are currently delivering our 2013-14 Community Engagement Project, Ensemble, which runs until March. We have been working with a wide variety of community organistions from areas including Shankill, the Lower Newtownards Road, Tigers Bay, West Belfast, South Belfast and the Indian Community Centre and are still adding to this list. If you want to find out more information about the project... more

Fri 12 Apr 2013

Kaleidoscope saw Belfast City Centre transformed on the 28th March, when 150 audience members and over 30 performers merged with late night shoppers experienced this unique event.

For reviews of the event, go to the Kaleidoscope page.

You can also download instructions, a map and the mp3 file and experience it for yourself on the... more

Tue 4 Sep 2012


NI residents have the chance for their antiques to be part of stunning new theatre stage set

The MAC, Belfast’s newest arts venue, is calling on the public to temporarily offer up their antique gramophones and phonographs for use in an upcoming new theatre production in Belfast.

I... more

Mon 13 Aug 2012

Prime Cut Productions, in collaboration with the MAC, will be producting Doug Wright’s “I Am My Own Wife”, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Tony Award for Drama, the Drama Desk award for Outstanding Play, the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Broadway Play.

Based on a true story, and inspired by interviews... more

Mon 13 Aug 2012

Well, it's finally here. We start "I Am My Own Wife" with a week of development at the MAC.

Emma Jordan (Director), John Cronin (Actor) and Lisa Hogg (Assistant Director) will be spending the week on development and research before rehearsals begin in earnest next week.