Prime Cut Chronology

1992

Irish Premiere of Jim Cartwright’s Two, directed by Simon Magill, Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast and national tour.

Northern Irish Premiere of Athol Fugard’s A Place with the Pigs, directed by Simon Magill, Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast and national tour.  Ger Ryan winner of EMA Best Actress Award.

1994

Irish Premiere of Ariel Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden, directed by Simon Magill, Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast.

1995

Northern Irish Premiere of David Mamet’s Oleanna, directed by Simon Magill, Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast and tour of Northern Ireland.

1996

World Premiere of Trevor Griffiths’ Who Shall Be Happy?, Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast, and national and international tour. Stanley Townsend winner of TMA Best Actor Award.

April Sunday’s Festival of New Writing, a co-production with Tinderbox Theatre Company.

1997

Company change name from Mad Cow Productions to Prime Cut Productions.

Irish Premiere of Sam Shepard’s Simpatico, directed by Jackie Doyle, Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast and national tour.  Niamh Linehan nominated Irish Times Best Supporting Actress Award.

European Premiere of Daniel Danis’ Stone and Ashes, directed by Jackie Doyle, Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast and national tour.

1998

Irish Premiere of Cindy Lou Johnston’s Brilliant Traces, directed by Jackie Doyle,  Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast and the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, and national tour.

Northern Irish Premiere of Clare McIntyre’s Low Level Panic, directed by Jackie Doyle, Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast, and tour of Northern Ireland.

Women’s writing workshop with Clare McIntyre.

1999

Irish Premiere of George Walker’s Criminal Genius, Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast

April Sunday’s co-production with Tinderbox Theatre Company and Centre des Auteurs Dramatique, Montreal.

2000

Irish Premiere of George Walker’s Problem Child, Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast, and national tour, Maria Connolly nominated Irish Times Best Actress Award.

Irish Premiere of Patrick Marber’s Dealer’s Choice directed by Tim Loane, the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, and tour of Northern Ireland.  Dan Gordon nominated TMA Best Supporting Actor Award.

Writer’s Residency Programme, Tyrone Gutherie Centre, Annamakherig.

2001

European Premiere of Michel Marc Bouchard’s Coronation Voyage, directed by Jackie Doyle, Waterfront Hall, Belfast.

Irish Premiere of Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women, directed by Jackie Doyle ,Lyric Theatre, Belfast, and national tour.  Kate O’Toole winner of TMA Best Actress Award.

Northern Irish Premiere of Mark Ravenhill’s Shopping and F***ing, directed by Jackie Doyle,  Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast, and national tour.

2002 

Northern Irish Premiere of David Mamet’s American Buffalo, directed by Jackie Doyle, Lyric Theatre, Belfast, and national tour.

William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, directed by Jackie Doyle a co-production with the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, and national tour.

World Premiere of The Chance, Peter Carey’s story adapted for the stage by Jackie Doyle produced in association with the Belfast Festival at Queen’s.

2003

Irish Premiere of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s After Darwin, directed by Jackie Doyle The Project, Dublin and the Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast.

Irish Premiere of Gregory Burke’s Gagarin Way, directed by Jackie Doyle Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast, and national tour.

2004

Ashes to Ashes by Harold Pinter and The Mercy Seat by Neil LaBute, Lyric Theatre, Belfast.

2005

World Premiere of Cold Comfort, written and directed by Owen McCafferty Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast, in association with Theatre503 London.

2006

Samuel Beckett’s Endgame, in association with the Waterfront Hall Studio, Belfast, directed by Mark Lambert.  Staged reading of Beckett’s All That Fall, Waterfront Hall Studio. Monica Frawley nominated Best Designer Irish Times awards.

Irish Premiere of Naomi Wallace’s The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, directed by Patrick O’ Kane, Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast, and national tour.

2007

Irish Premiere of Owen McCafferty’s Scenes from the Big Picture, directed by Conall Morrison - Waterfront Hall Studio, Belfast nominated Best production and Best lighting Design [Nick McCall] Irish Times awards.

2008

Irish Premiere of Dennis Kelly’s After the End, directed by Emma Jordan Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast.

World Premiere of Sophocles’ Antigone in a new version written and directed by Owen McCafferty, Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s. Walter McMonagle nominated Best Supporting Actor Irish Times Awards.

2009

Northern Irish Premiere of Marina Carr’s Woman & Scarecrow, directed by Emma Jordan, Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast, and national tour. Gina Moxley nominated Best Actress Irish Times Awards.

Irish Premiere  of Vassily Sigarevs Black Milk directed by Matt Torney for the Ulster Bank Festival at Queens.

Community Engagement production with Ardoyne Women’s Group and New Lodge Arts -  The Heights by Lisa Magee directed by Alison McCrudden. Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast

2010

Irish Premiere of Scarborough by Fiona Evans directed by Emma Jordan site responsive production, produced in association with the MAC.

Community Engagement production with New Lodge Arts and Ardoyne Women’s Group Right Here Right Now: written and directed by Louise Lowe and Matt Faris Baby Grand Opera House, Belfast

Irish Premiere of Vincent River by Phillip Ridley directed by Sophie Motley: Crescent Arts Centre and island wide tour

2011

Northern Irish Premiere of Shoot The Crow by Owen McCafferty directed by Emma Jordan

Community Engagement production with Ardoyne Women’s Group, Dee St Community Centre and Newhill Community Centre Demeter:Still Life Still written and directed by Louise Lowe and Matt Faris The Assembly Rooms, Belfast

Northern Irish Premiere of Blackbird by David Harrower directed by Emma Jordan: Lyric Naughton Studio and NI tour

2012

Revival of Shoot The Crow by Owen McCafferty directed by Emma Jordan: Grand Opera House Belfast and Ireland wide tour.

Community Engagement production with, Dee St Community Centre and Knocknagoney Community Centre The Baths directed by Louise Lowe – Templemore Baths, Belfast

Prime Cut Productions move from their offices in the Ormeau Road into the Metropolitan Arts Centre, (The MAC) where they are resident theatre company.

Northern Irish Premiere of Doug Wrights I Am My Own Wife in a co-production with The MAC, directed by Emma Jordan – The MAC, Belfast.

2013

Community Engagement production with Dee Street Community Centre, Grace Women’s Development, John Paul II Youth Club, Knocknagoney Community Centre, New Lodge Arts, North Belfast Interface Project and the Spectrum Centre, Kaleidoscope, directed by Louise Lowe and performed in Belfast City Centre.

In collaboration with East West Theatre, and Mladinsko Theatre, The Conquest of Happiness was performed in Derry/Londonderry as part of the City of Culture, opened the MES Festival in Ljubljana, and headlined the Belfast Festival at Queens, co-directed by Emma Jordan and Haris Pasovic.

2014

A trilogy of Chilean plays, Villa, Discurso and Tejas Verdes in co-production with the MAC directed by Roisin McBrinn and Sophie Motley, performed in the MAC and the Culturlann, Derry/L’Derry.