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About Landmark Productions
Landmark Productions is one of Ireland’s leading theatre producers. Led by Anne Clarke, the company produces wide-ranging and ambitious work in Ireland and tours Irish work abroad.
In a little over a decade, the company has produced twenty-two plays – including six Irish premieres and ten world premieres – in Dublin. Its productions have been seen on tour throughout Ireland, and in London, Edinburgh and New York.
They include the Irish premieres of David Hare’s Skylight, Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, Glen Berger’s Underneath the Lintel, David Harrower’s Knives in Hens and his Olivier Award-winning play Blackbird.
The company’s recent work includes a major new production of The Walworth Farce, starring Brendan Gleeson, Brian Gleeson and Domhnall Gleeson, and the world premiere of Enda Walsh’s Ballyturk, starring Cillian Murphy, Mikel Murfi and Stephen Rea. A co-production with Galway International Arts Festival, the play had its world premiere in Galway before touring to Dublin, Cork and to the National Theatre in London.
Mark O’Rowe’s Howie the Rookie, starring Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, played at the Barbican in London and at BAM in New York, where it was co-presented by the Irish Arts Center as part of BAM’s 2014 Next Wave season.
Other world premieres include Colm Tóibín’s Testament, which was commissioned by, and co-produced with, Dublin Theatre Festival; Enda Walsh’s Misterman, co-produced with Galway International Arts Festival, which subsequently toured to St Ann’s Warehouse in New York and the National Theatre in London; and Emma Donoghue’s The Talk of the Town, in collaboration with Hatch Theatre Company and Dublin Theatre Festival.
Landmark has presented six hugely successful world premieres in association with MCD at the Olympia and Gaiety theatres: Fiona Looney’s trilogy Dandelions, October and Greener, and Paul Howard’s The Last Days of the Celtic Tiger, Between Foxrock and a Hard Place and Breaking Dad.
Recent productions include the Irish premiere of the multi award-winning musical Once, which will return to the Olympia in July/August 2016, and the world premiere of a new opera by Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh, The Last Hotel. A co-production with Wide Open Opera, it had its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival in August 2015, before touring to the Royal Opera House (Linbury) in London, to the Dublin Theatre Festival, and to St Ann’s Warehouse in New York. A film version of the opera, commissioned by Sky Arts under its Amplify programme and co-produced by Brink Films, is currently in production and is scheduled for transmission in April 2016.
Landmark’s productions have won many Irish Times Theatre Awards, including Best Opera (The Last Hotel); Best Production (Ballyturk); Best Actor (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) for Howie the Rookie; Best Actress (Catherine Walker) for The Talk of the Town and Best Actor (Cillian Murphy) for Misterman.
Landmark Productions received the Judges’ Special Award in The Irish Times Theatre Awards for 2011, in recognition of its ‘sustained excellence in programming and for developing imaginative partnerships to bring quality theatre to the Irish and international stage.’ Anne Clarke received the Special Tribute Award in The Irish Times Theatre Awards for 2015, in recognition of her ‘extraordinary work as a producer of world-class theatre in the independent sector in Ireland’.
Producer: Anne Clarke
Associate Producer: Sara Cregan
Landmark Productions: The First 10 Years
Listen back to short interviews with leading Irish writers, actors and directors about their work with Landmark.