Established in 1991, Corcadorca is one of the country’s foremost theatre companies. Throughout the years, Corcadorca has pioneered the art of theatre performance in unusual venues and has carved out a unique place for itself in Irish theatre.
Among the most memorable site specific productions are: The Trial of Jesus on Patricks Hill, A Midsummer Nights Dream in Fitzgeralds Park, the multi-stage The Merchant of Venice and Woyzeck at Irelands Naval Base in Haulbowline.
Corcadorca allow exposure to international theatre to influence our work, establishing ongoing links with some of the world’s leaders in the field of off-site theatre. In 2005, as part of Cork Capital of Culture over 17,000 people enjoyed the free tickets for Corcadorca’s Relocation. This programme saw us invite leading off-site theatre companies from Poland, France and the UK to stage a series of premiere productions in city centre sites such as the Elizabeth Fort, the Grand Parade and the city morgue.
Over the past number of years, our shows have sold within days. We’ve shown to 2,500 in one night for The Trial of Jesus and to over 6,000 for the run of The Tempest. From the epic to the intimate, our shows are popular with a hugely diverse audience base.
In addition to its site-specific work, the company has also been committed to the development of new writing. Disco Pigs, written by Enda Walsh, was first produced by Corcadorca in 1995 and toured internationally in the late 90’s. The company has also commissioned and produced work from other Irish writers including Pat McCabe and Ray Scannell.
Corcadorca also resource and run the Theatre Development Centre, a unique studio space dedicated to the development of professional theatre. Established in 2011 and housed in the Triskel Arts Centre, Corcadorca make the space available to theatre makers free of charge so they may write, work with actors, develop the technical aspects of a piece and have a supportive environment in which to create work for the stage.
Pat Kiernan was nominated for Best Director for Gentrification
in the 2015 Irish Times Theatre Awards
Plasticine received two Irish Times Theatre nominations:
for Best Lighting and Conor MacNeill for Best Supporting Actor.
Woyzeck was nominated for Best Production and Best Lighting
in the 2007 Irish Times Theatre Awards.
The Merchant of Venice received two Irish Times Theatre nominations, in the categories of Best Production and Best Director.
Nominated for the Irish Theatre Award for its innovative staging of The Trial of Jesus, in a special judges award.