Muireann Ahern, Louis Lovett | Director

Director

Muireann Ahern, Louis Lovett

Biography

"Theatre Lovett, one of the most imaginative and indispensable companies at work today."

The Irish Times

"Bravura touches"

The New York Times

"Tremendously entertaining"

The Guardian

Theatre Lovett make work for all ages.

The company tour extensively both nationally and internationally. Earlier this year they premiered and toured Humperdinck’s opera Hansel and Gretel in a co-production with Irish National Opera and The Abbey Theatre. In 2019, they completed a tour of North America with They Called her Vivaldi after a sold out run at The Peacock Theatre.

International touring includes The Kennedy Center Washington DC; The Wallis Annenberg, Los Angeles; The New Victory Theater New York; The Sydney Opera House; Melbourne Arts Centre; Traverse Theatre Edinburgh; Southbank Centre London and many other venues. They have twice been the opening show of the Edinburgh International children’s festival and their shows have been invited to world gatherings of theatre for young audiences including On the Edge (UK) and IPAY (North America).

Theatre Lovett have had five Dublin Theatre Festival premieres and their shows in repertory include: FRNKNSTN (2020 touring), The Girl who Forgot to Sing Badly (USA Tour 2021), A Feast of Bones, Mr Foley The Radio Operator, The House that Jack Filled,They Called her Vivald and The Memory Bank. For the National Concert Hall, they produce and direct the seasonal family spectacle This Way to Christmas featuring the NCH Christmas Orchestra. Theatre Lovett commissioned B for Baby written by Carmel Winters and produced by The Abbey Theatre (Best New Play Irish Times Theatre Awards 2010, Best Actor Nomination for Louis Lovett). New works in development include an adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Tin Soldier and a site specific production of the Greek Tragedy ELEKTRA.

In 2017, Theatre Lovett were nominated for an Irish Times Theatre Judges Special Award, ‘For the inventiveness of their work.’

Muireann Ahern and Louis Lovett are Joint Artistic Director of the company and work closely with a family of associate artists who share their ambition, spirit and love of play. Theatre Lovett share their findings in performance for young audiences via their actor training course ‘Playing for your Audience’. This unique course is hosted at The Gate Theatre and previously at The Abbey Theatre. Theatre Lovett’s Teddy Talks is a curated series sharing ongoing dialogue on theatre for young audiences.

Theatre Lovett are proud to be supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin City Council and are grateful to Culture Ireland for the continued generous support of their international touring.

September 2020