It has produced some incredible work.
But there was sad news for Cork theatre fans today as Corcadorca confirmed that the curtain has come down on the company’s last performance.
“Corcadorca Theatre Company has, with great regret, taken the decision to close its doors following three decades of making great theatre in unusual locations and fostering Irish writing, acting, and production talent.” a statement from the company read.
“The company decided not to apply for Arts Council funding for the coming year and is winding down its operations.”
Corcadorca has worked with many distinguished actors, writers, music producers, and stage designers over its 31-year history, winning numerous awards and pioneering the site-specific theatre form in Ireland.
Notable productions include Disco Pigs by Enda Walsh starring Eileen Walsh and Cillian Murphy, which went on to tour internationally; A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Fitzgerald Park; The Merchant of Venice for Cork 2005 City of Culture;Woyzeck at Haulbowline Naval Base and Far Away on Spike Island.
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— CorcadorcaCork (@CorcadorcaCork) October 25, 2022
Even during the pandemic, Corcadorca brought Contact, a travelling theatre performance, to greens and estates across the city.
“Collaborating with both emerging and established talent, we made outstanding work with Corcadorca and the Theatre Development Centre.” said Artistic Director Pat Kiernan.
“I’m particularly proud that we were part of the cultural fabric of Cork city. This year saw our production of The Same open in New York, Guests of the Nation in Cork, and we have just completed a run of The Spin in Longford, Dublin and Cork.”