Over the last 12 years, Asylum Productions have a had a pretty unique relationship with the town of Callan in Co. Kilkenny…

Since 2007 we have been working (playing) in Callan.

We played in one (large) building – the Callan Workhouse – eventually creating Six by Sundown by Ciarán Ruby – initially inspired by Callan-born playwright Thomas Kilroy’s tales of adventures there in the 1950s.

We played in one (small) street – Upper Bridge Street, eventually creating Bridge Street Will Be by John Morton – inspired by stories gathered by Equinox Theatre Company – who ran a café as part of the Abhainn Rí Festival in 2014 – offering tea or coffee and a slice of cake in exchange for stories about the street.

What’s amazing about making theatre in a living breathing town with living, breathing people in it going about their daily business living and breathing) is that it’s not just theatre that happens…