Speckintime is a creative hub, developing stories for theatre and beyond.


The Restoration of Hope

Mermaid Arts Centre - 17th Nov;  The New Theatre - 20th Nov - 16th Dec

After the success of Temptress, Speckintime is continuing its collaboration with writer Philip St John and High Seas Productions to produce The Restoration of Hope, the second play in St John's Eerie Trilogy. Supported by Wicklow County Arts Office, Dublin City Arts Office, Fishamble New Play Clinic, Mermaid Arts Centre and The New Theatre, the premiere will be staged at Mermaid & The New Theatre, in Nov/Dec 2017. More information

The Curse of the Button Accordion

2018 National Spring Tour including: The Dock, Leitrim; Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray; Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge; Wexford Arts Centre; The Mill, Dundrum; and The New Theatre, Dublin.

After a successful premier at Roscommon Arts centre in March 2017, Speckintime, in collaboration with acclaimed comedian Sharon Mannion (Bridget and Eamon - RTE), will tour her joyful show The Curse of the Button Accordion nationally in 2018, including a Dublin premiere in The New Theatre, Temple Bar. This joyful coming of age tale explores the hilarious consequences of forging deep, complex feelings for an inanimate object. More information.

In Development

I am Mrs Daisy Bates

Speckintime is collaborating with theatre maker Melissa Nolan, with support from The Arts Council of Ireland, Australian Council for the Arts, Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, Kildare County Council Arts Service, Project Arts Centre, Riverbank Arts Centre and ITI, to research and develop a new script based on the life of historic Irishwoman Daisy Bates. More information.

** Reading of I am Mrs Daisy Bates (script-in-development) at Riverbank Arts Centre, Thursday 26th October at 12.30pm. Free event. All interested parties welcome.