Red Kettle Theatre Company

Founded in 1985, Red Kettle was a Waterford-based professional company. In addition to productions in Waterford, Red Kettle was recognised as one of the leading touring theatre companies in Ireland. It re-emerged in 2019 under the eye of the original founding member Jim Nolan after a 5 year hiatus.

Show Programme – 44 Sycamore – Red Kettle 1992

Here is the show programme from the Red Kettle production of the Bernard Farrell play ’44 Sycamore’. Click below for a browse. 1992 – 44 Sycamore – Show Programme

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1990 – The Constant Couple – Red Kettle – Show Programme

Here is the show programme from Red Kettles 1990 production of ‘The Constant Couple’. Click below for a browse. 1990 – The Constant Couple – Red Kettle – Show Programme

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1996 – The Four Euclids of Squid – Little Red Kettle

Here is a programme from one of Red Kettle’s brilliant summer plays – this time jumping right back to 1996 and the wonderfully named ‘Four Euclids Of Squid’. Have a browse below. 1996 – The Four Euclids Of Squid – Red Kettle

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1996 – Petty Sessions – Red Kettle Theatre Company

Here is a quick blast back 25 years to 1996 and Red Kettles production of ‘Petty Sessions’ in Garter Lane. Have a browse below. 1996 – Petty Sessions – Red Kettle Theatre Company – Show Programme

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Backsides To The Wind – Show Programme – Red Kettle

Back to 1995 and Red Kettle produced ‘Backsides To The Wind’ by Michael Harding. It was also directed by Michael Harding. Click below for a look at the brochure! 1995 – Red Kettle – Backsides To The Wind – Show Programme

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Observe The Sons Of Ulster Marching Towards The Somme – Show Programme – Red Kettle 1990

Here is the show programme from Red Kettles 1990 production of ‘Observe The Sons Of Ulster Marching Towards The Somme’ (a contender for the longest play title ever???)… Observe The Sons Of Ulster Marching Towards The Somme – Show Programme

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1990 – Talbot’s Box – Red Kettle – Show Programme

From 31 years ago – back in 1990 – here is the show programme from the Red Kettle production of Talbot’s Box – directed by Jim Nolan. Have a browse. 1990 – Show Programme – Talbot’s Box – Red Kettle

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Video – The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe – Red Kettle, 2002 – Waterford @ 8 Coverage

Another of the Waterford at 8 videos – this time featuring Red Kettle’s production of ‘The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe’. The show programme for this is also in the archive here.

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1993 – The Pope And The Witch – Show Programme – Red Kettle

Here is the show programme from Red Kettle’s 1993 production of ‘The Pope And The Witch’ by Dario Fo. Click below to have a browse. 1993 – The Pope And The Witch – Show Programme

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2000 – The Kings Of The Kilburn High Road, Red Kettle – Show Programme

This is the Show Programme from the world premier of Red Kettles production of ‘Kings Of The Kilburn High Road’ by Jimmy Murphy and directed by Jim Nolan. Click below to have a browse. 2000 – Kings Of The Kilburn High Road – Show Programme

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1990 – Man, Beast and Virtue – Red Kettle Show Programme

Here is the show programme from Red Kettles 1990 production of ‘Man, Beast and Virtue’ that was staged in Garter Lane Theatre. Click below to read. 1990 – Man, Beast and Virtue – Show Programme

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1994 – The Guernica Hotel – Show Programme

Here is the programme from Jim Nolans 1994 play ‘The Guernica Hotel’ , produced by Red Kettle in Garter Lane Theatre. Click below to peruse it. 1994 – The Guernica Hotel – Show Programme

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The Red Iron – Show Programme – 2019

Ahead of our exclusive screening of ‘The Red Iron’ , here is the Show Programme for the show for you to download and have for tomorrow night! Click below to get your copy ! The Red Iron – Show Programme

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2010 – Soldiers, Salvage, Alice & Puck – Red Kettle 25th Anniversary Booklet

This is a nice piece of memorabilia to add to the archive – the show booklet from the 25th anniversary of Red Kettle. It features articles from Jim Nolan, Liam Murphy, Nichola Beresford and Brian Doherty amongst others. Have a glance, it will pass an hour for you 🙂 The link is below 2010 – Soldiers, Salvage, Alice & Puck …

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Some Vintage Photos from Red Kettle & Arts For All

I’m again grateful to Jim O’Meara for passing on these vintage photos to me from Red Kettle (The Black Pool, The Shaughran & The Gods Are Angry Miss Kerr) and Arts For All – a predecessor to Red Kettle. Click the link below to peruse the gallery. Vintage Red Kettle & Arts For All Photos

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1989 – The Glass Menagerie – Red Kettle

In 1989 Red Kettle produced the Tennessee Williams masterpiece ‘The Glass Menagerie’ in Garter Lane under the direction of Barry Cassin. Here is the show programme for a browse. 1989 – The Glass Menagerie – Red Kettle – Show Programme.

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‘The Red Iron’ launches a Fundit to help stage the show.

Very few people in Waterford haven’t heard of Jim Nolan, and don’t know about all he does for Theatre in Waterford. Shows like ‘The Gods are Angry’, ‘The Salvage Shop’, ‘Brighton’, ‘Dreamland’, ‘Johnny I Hardly Knew Ya’ and now ‘The Red Iron’ have all come from Jim’s pen. Countless other shows have benefited from his direction and his advice and …

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1998 – The Salvage Shop at the Gaiety Theatre – Red Kettle

Delighted to have this programme from the production of the Salvage Shop that played at our the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin in 1998. The Salvage Shop was written by local playwright Jim Nolan. The Show Programmes is below for your reading pleasure. 1998 – The Salvage Shop at the Gaiety – Show Programme

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1996 – The Stomping Ground – Red Kettle

In 1996 Red Kettle produced ‘The Stomping Ground’ which was a new play by Loughlin Deegan. The show brochure is below. 1996 – The Stomping Ground – Show Programme

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1991 – Moonshine – Red Kettle – Show Programme

1991 saw Red Kettle producing another Jim Nolan play – this time ‘Moonshine’. Jim Nolan plays are always red letter dates in Waterford Theatre history. Have a browse of the programme below. 1991 – Moonshine – Red Kettle – Show Programme  

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2000 – The Queen And The Peacock – Red Kettle – Show Programme

In 2000 Red Kettle produced ‘The Queen And The Peacock’ directed by Jim Nolan. Here is the show programme. Have a look. 2000 – The Queen And The Peacock – Show Programme

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1999 – Mackerel Sky – Red Kettle – Show Programme

In 1999 Red Kettle were presenting the curiously titled ‘Mackerel Sky’ by Hilary Fannin in Garter Lane. The show programme is below. 1999 – Mackerel Sky – Show Programme

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1995 – Happy Birthday Dear Alice – Red Kettle

1995 saw the wonderful Anna Manahan appear in Red Kettles production of Bernard Farrell’s ‘Happy Birthday Dear Alice’. Here is the show programme for a look. 1995 – Happy Birthday Dear Alice – Show Programme

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1995 – Catalpha The Movie – Red Kettle

Today’s show programme jumps back to 1995 and Donal O’Kelly’s one man play – Catalpha – The Movie that was produced by Red Kettle. 1995 – Catalpha – The Movie – Red Kettle

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2000 – ‘All In The Head’ – Red Kettle

Back to 2000 today and Red Kettle presented ‘All in The Head’ in the Forum theatre – written by Liam Meagher and directed by Ben Hennessy. I wonder did it have similar themes to Disney’s ‘Inside Out’ 15 years before the animated movie hit the big screen? 2000 – Red Kettle – All In The Head

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2000 – A Miracle In Ballymore – Red Kettle

In 2000 Red Kettle paired the legendary Anna Manahan with the equally legendary Des Manahan along with a host of other national names with it’s Irish Premier of Brian Foster’s ‘A Miracle In Ballymore’.  Here is the show programme for your perusal. 2000 – A Miracle In Ballymore – Show Programme

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1987 – Red Kettle Present ‘Arms And The Man’

In 1987 Red Kettle presented ‘Arms And the Man’ by George Bernard Shaw in the Theatre Royal. Here is the show programme with loads of reading in it with some articles by Ted O’Regan amongst others. 1987 – Arms And The Man – Show Programme

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Red Kettle – On The Razzle from 1988

Nearly 30 years ago Red Kettle were on the boards of Garter Lane with ‘On The Razzle’, a show that Garter Lane produced again in later years  – and you can see the show programme for that one here. This production however had a stellar cast for its time. You can have a read of the show brochure below. 1988 …

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Red Kettle – Brian Friel’s Translations from 1991

Here is the programme from Red Kettle’s February 1991 production of Brian Friel’s Translations. It played in Garter Lane in Waterford before embarking on a national tour. 1991 – Translations – Show Programme

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Red Kettle Material Added – The Salvage Shop and The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe

Today’s update sees programmes and press clippings from 1998 and 2002 as Red Kettle brought us Jim Nolan’s iconic play ‘The Salvage Shop’ and C.S. Lewis’s classic tale ‘The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe’. 2002 – The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – Show Programme 2002 – The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – Press Clipping 1998 …

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Brighton Beach Memoirs and The Crucible – Red Kettle, 1996

2 programmes added here – Brighton Beach Memoirs  and The Crucible – both 1996. 1996 – Brighton Beach Memoirs – Show Programme 1996 – The Crucible – Show Programme

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